South West 1 Day Experience

South West 1 Day Experience

Enjoy breathtaking views of Canal Rocks and Sugarloaf Rock, explore ancient caves, climb Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, walk along white sandy beaches, witness coastline views, train ride along Busselton Jetty and immerse yourself in a rare tuart forest.

From AUD $130.00 per person

Departing: Tuesdays
Duration: 12 hours approx.

A full day experience exploring unique geological rock formations, stunning ancient crystal caves, Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse with its breathtaking panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, white sandy beaches and stunning views along the beautiful Geographe Bay coastline. Train ride on the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere, Busselton Jetty and visit the last remaining tuart forest in the world.

Group Size: There is a minimum of 4 people required for this tour to run.

Pick-up / Drop-off Locations and Times:
Pick-up at 378 Wellington Street, Perth (outside Perth Train Station) 6.30am
Drop-off at your city hotel or 378 Wellington St at approximately 7.00pm

Pricing:
Adult: $165pp (15 and over)
Concession: $150pp (65+)
Child: $130pp (4-14 years)
Family: $550 (2 adults, 2 children)
One free infant per paying adult - Extra infant: $50pp (infant 3 and under)

Infants and children under 7 must be in baby or booster seat - passengers to provide their own.

Highlights of the Experience

Canal Rocks
Witness spectacular unspoilt coastline views from the timber boardwalk overlooking Canal Rocks. This unique geological formation is comprised of granite gneiss rocks which have been weathered over time by crashing waves forming a canal shape. The bay behind is a stunning vantage point for photographs.

Ngilgi Cave
Explore the ancient wonders of Ngilgi Cave beneath the limestone ridge and learn about the fascinating association with a rich Aboriginal legend describing the battle between good and evil spirits. The cave system is filled with varied crystal formations including shawls and helictities.

Eagle Bay
Enjoy the scenic drive along Eagle Bay where the road hugs the coastline and curves past stunning bays and glorious beaches. Trees arch overhead and dapple the road with light and shade. On a good day, the turquoise colour of the water makes these bays some of the most picturesque on the Cape.

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
Climb the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, one of the most popular attractions in the Geographe Bay and Margaret River wine regions. Friendly tour guides provide a fascinating insight into the functions of the working lighthouse, history of the area and ghost stories that will send tingles down your spine.

Sugarloaf Rock
One of the most spectacular sights of the northern Cape, the triangle shaped Sugarloaf Rock rises dramatically out of the ocean close to the mainland. Also a nature reserve and a haven for nesting seabirds, there is plenty to admire about this beautiful location.

Busselton Jetty
Board the famous Jetty Train on the heritage listed Busselton Jetty, the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Take in the views from the comfort of your own carriage as the train takes you 1.8km out to sea.

Tuart Forest
Immerse yourself in nature as we drive through one of the last remaining tuart forests in the world. The majestic tuart grows only on coastal limestone sands in Western Australia, and with only 2,000 hectares of forest left, this makes it one of the rarest forests in the world.

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"I experienced the Kitty's Gorge hike with Chelle and a lovely group. The scenery is stunning and the recent rains turned on a lovely show of water falls."

- Linda - 

 

"I have done two moonlight forest immersion hikes now and each one has been a wonderful experience and grounding. A wonderful way to restore your energy amongst nature and be truly mindful".

- Luke R - 

 

Hi Chelle, I just wanted to write a quick msg to let you know how awesome it has been going on your group hikes. I have always wanted to do something in the outdoors which involved both weight loss and mental healing. I have slowly found something that has helped me establish who i am as a person as it has given me the clarity i been looking for, to find myself as a person. And I love myself for it! Thank you for creating such a great team environment for all fitness level, people that love to be one with nature, and for people that just need that time to find what they need 🙂 You rock!

-Larissa-

I joined the New Moon walk tonight at the Zigzag and had a great time. A short enough walk to do not being fit but long enough to get a workout. Amazing scenery and the end of hot tea and singing bowls was lovely. Highly recommend as a doable experience that is affordable and not hard for a usually sedentary person to achieve. Chelle and Dave were great hosts that have great experience to offer.

- Ruth - 

I highly recommend the 1 day tour to Perth Waterfalls with Chelle at DownUnderDiscover. As a foreign it was a pleasure to met a local with such sound knowledge of WA nature and the outdoors experiences. I enjoyed and learned a lot on this tour and the waterfalls were spectaculars.The tour is very well thought, and runs smoothly through the day with a great attention. We have time to ask questions, enjoy the walks without rushing and spend a wonderful day. For sure I will come back for another hike/outdoors experience.

- Olga - 

We had a wonderful morning on the recent Zig Zag Flora, Fauna & History Tour. There was an abundance of wildflowers to discover, learn about and photograph. Learning the history of the Zig Zag and early settlers was very interesting and gave us a new appreciation of the area. Our guides were very friendly, knowledgeable and provided a great morning tea. Thank you for an excellent event.

- Adele - 

We had a beautiful evening walk with Chelle. The moon didn't quite make it through the clouds, but the energy was exquisite, and the guide, and company, lovely. Thoroughly recommend this experience, and I can't wait to try others, such as the New Moon walk.

- Jaki - 

Great walking tour in the hills. Loved the very knowledgeable Ken who walked us through the amazing flowers of the region. Highly recommended. Oooh and such a yummy lemon myrtle cake too.

- Trevor - 

The forest walk was amazing. I really enjoyed the meditation and connection exercises and the walk itself is very manageable. I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes nature and walking!!

- Debbie - 

Mothers day Hike was for my daughter and I our first venture on to the Bibbulmun Track. From the start Chelle and her family crew made us feel very welcome. The Hike was relaxed and at a speed suitable for all ages .Chelle very informative about the trail and the surrounding plants and trees. Midway homemade scones and tea was a welcome break in the midst of beautiful tranquil surroundings. The mothers day flowers and chocolates at the end was also lovely surprise. We will definately be booking more hikes with Down Under Discoveries.

- Meg -

Fantastic hike, no pressure to rush. I absolutely loved the meditative forest immersion moment. Yummo handmade bushtucker morning tea was a real treat. The morning started off quite crisp and cool but brightened to a warm, clear day. Chelle, our guide is really knowledgeable but warm, approachable and has great people skills.When I can afford another hike, hopefully a night one, will definitely be choosing this lovely family run business.

- Sandie - 

Thanks Chelle at Down Under Discoveries, I had a really great time, learnt lots and didn't feel rushed or unsafe at any point! even with the snake trails � 
I couldn't do something like that on my own so it's great you've created something that gets people outside �
Lovely group of people and I look forward to my next adventure! ��

- Tamara -

Inclusions

What’s Included

  • Fully commentated tour on a comfortable bus with coach style reclining seats
  • Entry fee to Ngilgi Cave with semi guided tour
  • Entry fee to Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
  • Entry fee to Busselton Jetty
  • Train ride on Busselton Jetty
  • Morning tea, Lunch, Afternoon tea, Water for refilling your own
  • Photos posted on our Facebook Page
  • Drop-off at city hotels

 

What to Bring

  • Bottle of water(we provide refills), hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, comfortable walking shoes and most importantly a great sense of adventure
  • Spending money for souvenirs
  • Travel insurance*
* Please ensure that you have adequate travel insurance to cover cancellations, lost property, medical evacuation, personal liability, lost deposits, etc.

 

Terms and Conditions

Please go to the following link to read our Terms and Conditions before making a booking. This includes information about our Cancellation Policy.

Down Under Discoveries Terms and Conditions