The Gourmet South West

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Best time to go: January to April, October to December

6 Nights | from £1,695pp

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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  • Hit the road for epic drives via wild coasts and towering karri forests
  • Take a chauffeur-driven vineyard tour in a classic car
  • Enjoy a private barrel tasting with a Margaret River winemaker
  • Feast on Western Australia's wealth of fresh, local, gourmet produce
  • Explore tingle trees, high cliffs and whaling history in the pretty port of Albany

Day 1 Margaret River
Drive south from Perth, meandering through Western Australian's extraordinary expanses of sun-soaked vineyards and turquoise coast to reach the gourmand's paradise of Margaret River. A lakeside table at the internationally renowned Cape Lodge Restaurant awaits.
Cape Lodge Margaret River | Meals: Dinner
Distance: 170 miles | Driving time: approx. 3hrs

Day 2 Margaret River
Margaret River is one of the world's greatest fine wine regions, so see it in style: sit back as a private guide chauffeurs you between wineries in a classic car. Stroll through the vineyards, learning about production from your own private consultant, and meet the winemakers for an exclusive barrel tasting. There's a chance to sample local olive oils too, or clear your head on an illuminating bushwalk with a local Wardandi Aboriginal guide.
Cape Lodge Margaret River | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 Margaret River / Pemberton
Drive to Pemberton, tracing the glorious coast of Cape Leeuwin where the Indian Ocean and Great Southern Ocean meet -and passing mighty karri forest; the brave can climb the 72m-high Gloucester Tree for unbeatable bush views. In Pemberton, retreat to the Silkwood Chalets, an intimate clutch of four architect-designed cabins nestled between the lake and the woods.
Silkwood Chalet | Meals: Breakfast
Distance: 90 miles | Driving time: approx. 2hrs

Day 4 Pemberton
Pemberton is famed for its wonderful produce, from Pink Lady apples and creamy avocados to green tea and rare black truffles. Try your luck on a truffle tour, or work up an appetite with a wild bushwalk, a canoe trip or a refreshing swim.
Silkwood Chalet | Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Pemberton / Albany
The drive along Western Australia's wild southern coast is unrelentingly spectacular all the way to Albany, not least at the Valley of the Giants, a den of unique, 40m-high red tingle trees. Here, take to the unique Tree Top Walk to view the forest from up in the canopy.
The Beach House at Bayside | Meals: Breakfast
Distance: 150 miles | Driving time: approx. 2hrs 45mins

Day 6 Albany
The waves that hit the rugged cliffs and white-sand beaches around Albany come straight from Antarctica, which gives an inkling of how untamed this remote shore is. Spend a day reveling in the region's natural beauty, looking out for local wildlife, and pay a visit to Australia's last whaling station now transformed into Whale World. Here, history comes alive: take a tour through the whaling industry, visit the restored station and hop aboard a chaser ship to imagine what life must have been like on board.
The Beach House at Bayside | Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Albany / Perth
Linger over the drive back to Perth, pausing amid the rugged mountains and vibrant flora of Stirling National Park. For the best leg-stretch, climb to the top of Bluff Knoll - one of WA's highest peaks; it's a steep haul but the rewards are cool air and panoramic views across one of Australia's wildest corners.
Distance: 260 miles | Driving time: approx. 4hrs 30mins

At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 7 day suggested holiday will cost from £1,695 per person, based on two sharing excluding international flights.

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Best time to be there

All year round; many parts of the country are perfect, even in the middle of the year. The climate ranges from tropical (Darwin) to semi-desert (Alice Springs), humid temperate (Brisbane and Sydney), cool temperate (Melbourne and Hobart) and Mediterranean (Perth and Adelaide).

Fly to

Sydney/Melbourne/Perth/Darwin (British Airways/Qantas/Emirates/Etihad Airways)

flying time

17-21 hours 30 minutes, one refuelling stop

time difference

GMT +8 - +10 hours


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Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area

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