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Culinary Tours in South Western Australia

culinary tours in South West Australia

The Southwest corner of Australia affords a magnificent coastline and is home to world-class vineyards and gourmet produce. Rare and massive trees rise in stately forests, a renowned Tree Top Walk intensifying an intimate ecological experience. There’s a private tasting with a Margaret River winemaker, a sojourn at the award-winning Cape Lodge plus touring in the highly productive Manjimup region and a beach stay at Albany.

Duration: 7 days

Highlights:

– Meet winemakers and enjoy a private barrel tasting and tour
– Drive the glorious coastline of Cape Leeuwin and visit the famous Gloucester Tree
– Visit the site of Australia’s last operating whaling station for a private tour

The Southwest corner of the continent affords a magnificent coastline and is home to world-class vineyards and gourmet produce. Rare and massive trees rise in stately forests, a renowned Tree Top Walk intensifying an intimate ecological experience. There’s a private tasting with a Margaret River winemaker, a sojourn at the award-winning Cape Lodge plus touring in the highly productive Manjimup region and a beach stay at Albany.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Perth – Margaret River
Collect your vehicle and drive south, meandering through the extraordinary Western Australian landscapes of sun-soaked vineyards and magnificent coastlines. Tonight, dine at the internationally-renowned gourmet Cape Lodge Restaurant.Overnight: Cape Lodge
Meal Plan: D
Day 2 – Margaret River
A local guide chauffeurs you from winery to winery in the comfort of a luxury classic vehicle. Tour the vineyards, meet the winemakers and enjoy a private barrel tasting. The afternoon is yours to plan with the choice of an oliveoil tasting or a private bushwalk with one of the local Wardandi Aboriginal people.Overnight: Cape Lodge
Meal Plan: B, L
Day 3 – Margaret River – Pemberton
En route to Pemberton today, drive the glorious coastline of Cape Leeuwin and visit the famous Gloucester Tree, a giant 72m high karri tree. Your accommodation tonight is in the peaceful surrounds of Silkwood Winery with forest and lake views.Overnight: Silkwood Chalet
Meal Plan: B
Day 4 – Pemberton
This fertile agricultural region produces the famous ‘Pink Lady’ apple, avocadoes, green tea and the rare black truffle. Activities available include bushwalking, a truffle tour, canoeing and swimming.Overnight: Silkwood Chalet
Meal Plan: B
Day 5 – Pemberton – Albany
Continue your journey along the stunning southern coastline, visiting the ‘Valley of the Giants’, home to the enormous red tingle trees. The Tree Top Walk provides an extraordinary experience of the forest from high in the canopy.Overnight: The Beachhouse at Bayside
Meal Plan: B
Day 6 – Albany
Visit the site of Australia’s last operating whaling station for a fascinating tour, then further explore Albany and the wider region or simply laze on the beach.Overnight: The Beachhouse at Bayside
Meal Plan: B
Day 7 – Albany – Perth
Make your way back to the capital, stopping to see the rugged peaks and famed flora of the Stirling Ranges, home to over 1,500 varieties of plants, many of which carpet the area in spring.Meal Plan: B
To book this self-drive tour of Western Australia plus your international flights please contact Dave Pope on 01926 658797 or email escape@popeandsons.co.uk