Australian Adventure Travel
Join Luxury Pacifica to discover the endless beaches that skirt Cape Le Grand. Encounter the wonders of the Bremer Bay Canyon. Indulge in delicacies from the sea - perhaps washed down with a bottle or two from the revered cellars of Margaret River. And prior to disembarking in Fremantle, revel in the party atmosphere of Western Australia's favourite island playground - Rottnest Island.
Day 1: Perth
Your adventure begins in Perth – capital of the sprawling state of Western Australia. Occupying the entire western third of the Australian continent, Western Australia is Australia’s largest state but despite its vastness, the state has just 2.6 million inhabitants representing only 11% of the nation’s population. The capital is a modern and vibrant city that has been ranked as one of the World’s Most Liveable Cities. Not a bad starting point for your adventure and it’s just a short flight to the town of Esperance, on the state’s stunning south coast.
On arrival, we will transfer you on-board of our luxury yacht.
Day 2: Esperance
Middle Island is the largest of more than 100 islands and islets that make up the Recherche Archipelago, a chain of islands stretching 230km from Esperance to the Great Australian Bight. Go ashore to visit pristine Lake Hillier, first discovered in 1802 by Matthew Flinders. Lake Hillier will delight your eye, the contrast between the pink hue of the lake and royal blues of the Southern Ocean is simply striking.
Cruise next to Woody Island. It is named for its towering tall trees, a rare sight in this Archipelago. Wander along one of the islands many walking trails and enjoy close encounters with curious birds and lazy lizards or take a plunge into the crystal-clear waters of Shearwater Bay and explore the marine life on the interpretive snorkel trail.
Day 3: Bremer Bay
The Bremer Bay deep sea canyon lies 70 kilometres off the small town of Bremer Bay. During a short period over summer, a cold, salty current flows from the Antarctic, filling the canyon with nutrient filled water. This phenomenon attracts one of the Southern Hemispheres biggest seasonal populations of killer whales along with sharks, dolphins, sperm whales and giant squid.
Our afternoon anchorage will be in the turquoise waters of Bremer Bay, this area is renowned for having some of the most beautiful, pristine white, beaches in the world. Spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach, swimming, snorkelling or fishing!
Day 4: Albany
Albany is the oldest colonial settlement in Western Australia. It is well known for being the departure point of troop convoys bound for the First World War in December 1914. Join a town tour to discover it’s fascinating Aboriginal and European history and, visit the National ANZAC centre, honouring Australia and New Zealand’s involvement in the First World War.
There will also be opportunity to visit the town’s historic Whaling Station – explore a historically preserved whale processing factory and whale chasing ship, the only experience of its kind in the world. Alternatively, join our knowledgeable guides for a fishing session targeting species including herring, King George whiting, flathead, cobbler & pink snapper.
Day 5: Hamelin Bay
This morning we wake in picturesque Hamelin Bay. Join an early morning fishing expedition in one of the adventure boats or, join a shore party and meet the curious local stingrays who congregate along the water’s edge to feed off scraps left by fisherman. The combination of friendly stingrays, plus the interesting fish and plant life in the bay make it an excellent snorkelling location.
Day 6: Eagle Bay
This long stretch of white sandy beach skirts stunning azure water and has a Mediterranean feel – without the crowds and paparazzi! Enjoy a cool beverage and hors d’oeuvres on the beach as we drink-in a blazing West Aussie sunset!
day 7: Rottnest Island
A protected nature reserve, its home to the quokka, a small wallaby-like marsupial often famed for posing in ‘selfies’ with celebrity visitors! There will be plenty of opportunities for beach combing, relaxed snorkelling in waist deep water or perhaps spend some more quality time in search of the catch of the day! The SCUBA divers on-board will enjoy the warm waters of the Leeuwin Current and explore reefs that host a variety of corals and fish, unique swim throughs and caves.
day 8: Fremantle
With a vast and remarkable coast now discovered in style, it’s time for your early-morning disembarkation in the port city of Fremantle.
Highlights of this trip
Experience towering forests, white dunes, calm bays and pristine beaches
Adventure outdoors, from diving into still waters to epic chopper views
Swim with Dolphins and Giant Manta Rays.