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Journeys : October November 2009
Wester n Australia and the Kimberley have so many things to see, taste and experience, from historic sites and culinary delights to unique wildlife experiences, magnificent scenery and rich indigenous culture. AAT Kings has a range of premium, low cost, small group, camping and short break tour options available, from two to 28 days in length and covering the coast of Wester n Australia from Esperance to Kununurra, the gateway to the Kimberley. Starting with Wester n Australia's perfect combination of pristine beaches, enchanting forests and world-class wineries, there is a holiday experience to suit every taste. The souther n end of Wester n Australia flourishes from August to November in the colourful wildflower season. The wildflower trail will take you from Esperance and its famous Pink Lake to the beautiful Cap Le Grand National Park, on the way to the historic gold mining town of Kalgoorlie, before venturing to New Norcia and an amazing wildflower far m and finally Kalbarri National Park. No visit to this area would be complete without exploring the mystical Pinnacles in Namburg National Park. From Kalbarri, you can't miss a visit to Shell Beach, one of only two in the world, formed from billions of shells up to ten metres deep. Close by is Monkey Mia, where wild dolphins swim in the shallows. Back in Perth, cr uise the beautiful Swan River and visit nearby Fremantle, an attractive and popular area with vibrant markets and a busy harbour. South of Perth you'll discover more natural wonders, from the Margaret River Caves including the Mammoth Cave, site of ancient fossil remains of extinct animals, to the magnificent Margaret River wine country. Enjoy beautiful landscape and delicious local delights, with tastings at Palandri Winery and the ever-popular Margaret River Chocolate Factory. In the far north you'll discover tropical Broome, with 22 kilometres of pristine sand and turquoise blue water on Cable Beach. Here you can take a camel ride along the beach, shop for pearls or simply rela x as you gaze out over the Indian Ocean. The nearby Kimberley region is a wonderland of wildlife. Admire the abundance of birdlife in Par ry Lagoon Nature Reserve, visit the Dreamtime statues and rock art murals at War riu Park and cr uise the Ord River en route to Kununur ra. On an A AT Kings escorted holiday you can sit back, rela x and discover the wonders of Australia as you are chauffeured by an experienced driver, aboard a luxury air-conditioned coach or mini coach. Your professional guide will share expert knowledge, enhancing your holiday with infor mation on the region's history, culture and natural attractions. For more information, call RACT Travelworld on 1300 368 111 or visit your local branch. Wander the great west of Australia 63 October / November 09
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