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02/06/19 - 10/06/19
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This is an awesome adventure and one that you will look back on and say “wow, look what I did”

Whether you are starting an epic 9 day adventure of Western Australia, or you are just doing one or the other of our fully inclusive packless tours we know you will love the stress free, fully supportive, action packed itinerary that will get the most out of your time with us. Don’t worry we have included some down time, plus you will love our social groups and yummy food to digest while you watch the famous Western Australian staircase sunset! With a huge range of activities and sights, you will definitely get the most from your valuable time-off and appreciate how good life is.

So come with us and swim with Whalesharks, snorkel the famous Ningaloo Reef, walk the best sections of the epic Cape to Cape track and enjoy some wine! Don’t make an excuse, get on this trip now and get the most from your time…

Costs:

Full Tour (02/06/19 – 10 /06/19) $4,985

Cape to Cape (02/06/19 – 05/06/19)  $1,995 

Ningaloo: (06/06/19 – 10/06/19) $2,995

Cape to Cape
We start the 9 day adventure with hiking the best sections of the famous Cape to Cape track in southern Western Australia. With 4 big days we cover over 70Km, with shorter options for those that want to take it a little easier. We visit fresh local produce, wineries and explore the lovely towns of the Margaret River area. The walking is on sand, single track and wider tracks and most sections are grade 2-3. There are no big hills but some of the sand is pretty soft! The longest single section is 20km, then some half day walks from 7-15km with our biggest day totalling 26km.

Packless
Our goal of supporting you on this packless hiking trip allows you to put more of your energy into seven days of walking. With us carrying lunch and all the bits and pieces for the day out, you can walk easier with your day bag and some water, and of course your camera! Then get a great night’s sleep in the accommodation and be ready for the next day feeling refreshed.

Ningaloo
This incredible tour doesn’t stop there! After a rest night at Perth airport, we meet anyone doing the Ningaloo section of the tour and jump on the plane to Exmouth (flight included) and later that very same day, we will have you snorkelling and kayaking! This tour is now all about what’s in the water…we get to spend a memory filled day snorkelling and swimming with the massive giants of the oceans. Plus many other opportunities to step off the beach straight into pristine coral reefs and an amazing array of colourful fish. We take the opportunity to kayak out to see dolphins and swim with turtles and stingrays. Plus we have added a couple of unexpectedly spectacular short walks to makes this one hell of an adventure.

With our professional guides and our unique way of filling your days to ensure you get the most out of your time here. So don’t go for a ‘fly and flop’ holiday, get on board with TSA and let us make your holiday be an experience to remember. We promise you will have an amazing time…what more could you ask for?

people kayaking and swimming with whales

HIGHLIGHTS:

Ningaloo Reef

Swimming alongside amazing Whale Sharks, turtles and Manta Rays

Snorkelling straight off the beach in pristine coral and colourful fish that will come right up to you

Kayak the crystal blue waters and maybe meet a friendly dolphin or two

Two half-day hikes through striking canyons and riverbeds

Walks and destinations to watch sunrises and sunsets

 

Cape to Cape

Walk the best 70km of the Cape to Cape track

Visit both the start and end lighthouses

Visit the famous wineries, distilleries and/or breweries of the famous Margaret River district


These trips can be done individually or get the most out of your WA experience by combining both. For an awesome mix of snorkelling, swimming, walking and living life to the fullest.

Included:

  • Whale Shark boat tour
  • All snorkelling gear
  • Kayaking and all gear
  • Twin stay in small villa style accommodation
  • All transfers from Perth Airport
  • All walk and tour transfers
  • 8 nights of accommodation, see below for details
  • Fully guided and supported by TSA guides (1:10)
  • No single person supplement
  • All national park fees and permits
  • All meals and snacks *two exceptions

 

Insurance: Travel Insurance is mandatory

Accommodation

Ningaloo Reef: Osprey Village

Guides

Tracey Wright, Adrian Infanti

What to bring:

  • A full pack list will be provided prior to the trip
  • A good pair of walking shoes
  • A small day bag
  • Drink container or bladder to hold at least 3 litres of water
  • First aid & insurance.

Does not inlcude

  • Personal Equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcohol
  • Airfare to Perth
What to Expect

Wake up with a cooked breakfast or cereal, plus fresh coffee or a selection of tea. Get packed and head onto the trail or water pretty quickly. Once on the go we walk/ kayak/swim at a moderate pace and your guides will manage the group so no-one is ever left behind, stopping along the way for short rests and to admire the views, have a swim, or just to stop to be mindful. All yummy snacks and lunches will be provided and carried by your guides. Head back to accommodation. Here you will get a chance to shower, unwind and enjoy a yummy prepared dinner and some social time.

Itinerary at a glance

Pick up from Perth. Drive to Yallingup where we do our first 14km walk from Cape Naturaliste, the official start of the Cape to Cape. We drive back to our accommodation, where we enjoy a yummy dinner and watch the sunset.

The next 3 days are full of walking, visiting the beautiful local produce and wineries of the Margaret River, with beach picnic lunches, beautiful wildflowers and sunsets.

On the fourth day we finish with sunset on the trail before heading back to Perth Airport, where those that are leaving us will say goodbye. If you are staying on for the exiting Ningaloo Reef, we will head to the Airport hotel and grab a nights rest.

The next morning we jump on our flight and head to Exmouth, where we arrive and head straight to the beach for some snorkelling, before an awesome evening canyon walk.

The following day we will get up early and head onto the boat for our magnificent day of swimming and snorkelling with the whale sharks.

Today is a whole day of walking and snorkelling, food and sunsets all along the Cape Range National Park – awesome!

The last day of our epic trip will start with a sunrise walk before we head to the airport to finish up an incredible 9 days of touring the Western State.

Food

The food will be provided by both accommodation chefs and our very own adventure chef to prepare and cook your delicious and nutritious dinner, lunches, all snacks and breakfast. We love our food so be prepared to have freshly ground coffee, yummy snacks and fresh fruit, beautiful vegetable-based salads, wraps and cheeses. All this food is energy filled to sustain you on the track – oh! and let’s not forget a sneaky dessert or two and a glass of wine.

We can cater for a range of intolerances and dietary requirements. Contact us if you have any particular requests, however, please note that due to the isolated nature of the trip and limitations with food transport on the trail, we will do our best to cater for you.

Example of food

  • Breakfast: Eggs, overnight oats, cereal, muesli and toast
  • Snacks: fruit, homemade cookies and slices
  • Lunch: Wraps, rice salads, vegetable salads, antipasto, breads, dips
  • Dinner: High carbohydrate vegetable based meals
  • Dessert: Some evenings will be Sticky Date Pudding, Ice-cream and fruit, Cheesecake
Itinerary

Our itinerary is a guide, we are a fully supportive and encouraging GROUP tour. The days may change with weather forecasts. Predicted hot weather may result in earlier starts or shorter days. Other weather factors including but not limited to storms, lightning, floods and fires may change the itinerary. The itinerary may also change due to the overall group fitness.

Cape to Cape 

Day 1
9am pick up from Perth Domestic Airport. (Arrival expected between 6:30 – 8:30am)
9:30-12:30 – Drive to Yallingup
12:30-1:30 – Lunch
1:30- 6pm Walk Yallingup to Indijup 10km

We start our walk along Smiths Beach before scrambling over rocks and around headlands. This is one of the harder walks, but also one of the best as we make our way along the headland looking out for whales and dolphins in the waters below before finishing on Indijup beach.
6:30pm – Back to accommodation where we settle in and have dinner

Day 2
9am-2pm – Walk Gracetown to Margaret River 19.5km3-5pm Back through the wineries before an evening activity back at our accommodation

We will visit the chocolate factory, winery and the cheese factory.
Wineries, may include: Vasse Felix, Sandelford, Leeuwin Estate, Mentelle, Happs

Day 3
9am-10:30am – Walk Contos to Redgate 7km
Only a short walk, some 4 wheel drive track, single rocky track and one of the best parts of the trail, wonder down through Bob’s Hollow, where you will spend some time exploring the cave formations
11am – Stop at a winery, and a call into Hamelin Bay to see if we can spot any stingrays, and have lunch as we make our way to Cape Leeuwin

2-6pm – Walk Hillview Road to Cape Leeuwin 10.5km
The first part of this walk follows the 4 wheel drive track steeply down to the beach. Where we walk a short sandy section before climbing back up for a mixture of wide and single strack overlooking the southern tip. The last 2km we scramble over the rocky headlands before reaching the old water wheel, then the last 500m hopping over the rocks to the lighthouse at the end of our walk. We will stop here and watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Day 4
Perth Airport
9am-12pm Walk Moses Beach to Gracetown 12km
Maybe time for a quick winery stop ☺
1pm-6pm Walk Cape Naturalise to Yallingup 14km
We will start with lunch at the lighthouse where we will spend time, before walking the firetrack, looking over the headland. Where the track varies between single rocky and sandy track, before descending up and down around 3 Bears and Kalligup beach with some beach walking and stairs, watching the sunset on the beach at Yallingup before we make the journey back to Perth.

Ningaloo Reef Itinerary

Day 5
Depart Arrive at Learmonth at 12:30
1pm-3pm Hop off the plane and head straight to the beach! A picnic lunch at Exmouth town beach, then into a kayak for our first paddle into the lagoon.
4pm-6:30pm – We will head to our first walk to Knife Edge Canyon, at sunset no less!
7pm – Back to our accommodation and another yummy dinner enjoying the warmth of the night

Day 6
7-5am – Today we get picked up and head onto a boat to enjoy a full day snorkelling and swimming with the whale sharks.

Day 7
8am – Grab our snorkel gear again and head over to the west coast and the Cape Range National Park. We start with a lovely walk along Mandu Mandu Gorge 8km, with creek bed walking and a steep rocky climb to obtain exciting views over the gorge and out over the ocean
11am Explore and snorkel three amazingly surreal and beautiful waters of the Ningaloo Reef
Sandy Bay: The postcard version of the Ningaloo Reef
Oyster Stack: Step off the beach with your snorkel on dip your face into a surreal underwater world
Turquoise Bay: Finish at the lighthouse to watch the sunset

Day 8
8am – 4pm ??
5:30 – We take dinner to the local beach with a glass of bubbles where we watch the sunset

Day 9
6am – Up early today for s short walk to the local beach where we will watch the sunrise.
10am – Head back to the local Airport for our flight back to Perth and on to your hometown

Flights

All trips start and finish at Perth Airport. These flights are not included in trip bookings.

Cape to Cape
We pick up from Perth Airport at 9 am and drop off at the Airport at 9 pm.
Add a night at the Airport for an extra $150

Ningaloo
For those heading to Ningaloo, flights from Perth to Exmouth (Learmouth Airport) and return, are included in your booking.

PLEASE DO NOT BOOK FLIGHTS UNTIL YOU GET CONFIRMATION THAT THE TOUR IS GOING AHEAD

F.A.Q

How fit do I need to be?
You should be reasonably fit and be able to walk 10km and not be too sore or tired the next day. You also need to consider the weather conditions as it will be hot. Particularly if you are from the southern states! This tour covers some rugged and technical terrain and many uneven surfaces. If you plan to train, then we suggest finding some rough walking tracks to practice on.

What if I am coming alone?
Great! Our tours are for everyone and a very inclusive. The accommodation is arranged so that you share a room with someone of the same gender and similar age when possible. The majority of times this means you will create wonderful new friendships.

Who attends your tours?
This is a tour that you do need to be fairly fit, however we have a range of people from 20 – 70 year olds join us. The majority are single women, followed by couples and friends, we are a group focused tour and want everyone to achieve the most they can. Bring your positive attitude and enthusiasm which will get you just as far as fitness alone.

What do I need to bring?
Ideally, everything should fit in a 15kg small duffel bag or small suitcase. We often have limited luggage space on the bus, however we want you to be comfortable. A general pack list is provided prior to the tour.

Should I bring walking poles?
Yes if you use them. Yes if you think you are going to get tired. Make sure you practice with them.

I hear the ground is very uneven. How do I train?
Do as much walking as you can on uneven ground. Lots of stairs are handy. Walks lots of hills.

What if I don’t feel very sore after any of the days?
Well, you are doing a mighty fine job then and the training has paid off. Keep going!!

Snakes?
It is the outback so yes this is a possibility. Our all guides are remote first aid trained and carry powerful UHF radios and PLB’s.

What shoes should I wear?
Ideally lightweight shoes or light boots with good grip. Trail runners are great for this type of terrain. Heavy boots are not recommended as they are tiring and apart from some ankle support are not necessary.

What will the weather be?
Plan for warm days and cold nights. Bring layers and a warm top. Don’t forget your swimmers and a towel as there will be beach time.

What type of bag do I need to carry?
You need to bring a small backpack that can fit 3 litres of water, a rainjacket and your personal medication etc. A bag around the 12-15 litre capacity is generally sufficient.

How much water will I need to carry?
You will be required to start each day with at least 3 litres of water, ideally in a water bladder.

Cancellation Policy
All deposits are non-refundable.

A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation. If you cancel a trip:

  • 90 days or more prior to departure, we will retain the deposit plus 20% of the total booking cost.
  • Between 30-59 days prior to departure, we will retain the deposit and 50% of total booking cost
  • Less than 30 days prior to departure, we will retain 100% paid by you in connection with your booking
  • Please read our full Terms and Conditions attached in your email. You must agree upon booking to these Terms and Conditions in writing before paying your deposit.

Please note travel insurance is compulsory.

All remaining payments are due 90 days before event

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