Suggested Itineraries

Our suggested itineraries will help when you’re planning on getting about on the Amazing South Coast. Get a group together and create a memorable day out in Albany, Denmark, Mt Barker, Walpole or Bremer Bay. Here are some suggested itineraries to guide you.

Valley Of The Giants, Walpole

Full Day Tour

Depart Albany: 8.30am / Return: 5.00pm

Following a brief tour of Albany’s highlights, you’ll head along the coast to experience the Tree Top Walk at the Valley of the Giants. This raised walkway takes you into the forest canopy on a 600-yard loop, with structures 40 yards above the ground at the highest point. The slope is a 1 in 12 incline. Time permitting, you can walk the Ancient Empire trail and see the grand old red tinglewood trees that grow nowhere else in the world. Some trees are more than 17 yards in circumference. Enjoy lunch at any one of many winery cafes and restaurants along Mt Shadforth Drive. This is a wonderful day out with stunning scenery, magnificent forests and a taste of wines and life on the Amazing South Coast of Western Australia.

Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk Walpole WA

East of Albany – Bays & Beaches

Half Day Tour 

Depart Albany: 9.00am / Return: 2.45pm

Journey to Gull Rock National Park for a short walk along Mount Martin walk trail (starts at Ledge Beach carpark) with up-close viewing of wildflowers and remarkable vistas of Albany’s amazing coastline. On to Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve to Little Beach, considered one of the best beaches in Australia. Here you have the option to walk along the rocks and walk trail (or drive) to the Two Peoples Bay picnic area for your BYO picnic lunch. The Two Peoples Bay Visitor Centre contains colourful displays and video presentations that tell of the reserve’s history, biodiversity and important recovery programs for threatened species; Gilbert’s Potoroo and the Noisy Scrub Bird. Finish the day at Nanarup Beach with its pounding surf and beautiful sheltered lagoon the locals call The Cove.

Little Beach, Two Peoples Bay National Park Western Australia

Twilight Vistas – Sundown at The Wind Farm, Middleton Beach or Padre White Lookout

Half Day Tour

Depart Albany: 6.00pm / Return: 9.00pm

Perfect options to gently end your day! Toast the sunset overlooking the stunning views.  All within minutes of central Albany.

  • Twilight vistas of the Southern Ocean from the Albany Wind Farm and across Princess Royal Harbour to the port.
  • Breath in the fresh evening air with a walk on the Middleton Beach Boardwalk overlooking King George Sound and arriving at a choice of restaurants at Middleton Beach.
  • Wrap up the whole experience taking in the night view from the Padre White lookout at the summit of Mt Clarence, overlooking the lights of the City of Albany and Princess Royal Harbour.

You choose which of these options to enjoy!

Sunrise at Middleton Beach, Albany Western Australia

Tasting the Amazing South Coast

3-day Short Break

BOOK NOW $943 adult twin share $917 child $1163 single supplement

Highlights

  • Day 1 Arrive Albany and enjoy a meal at the iconic Rustlers Steak House & Grill (voucher included).
  • Day 2 Visit 5 outstanding wineries of the Mt Barker region, local produce shared platter lunch at Plantagenet Wines.
  • Day 3 Taste Hand-made cheeses, fudge, condiments, wine and whiskey, lunch at award-winning The Lake House Denmark.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation 2 nights
  • Breakfast voucher day 2&3
  • Dinner voucher
  • Guided commentary
  • Tasting wine, fudge, condiments, toffee, cheese
  • Sampling Winespa body products
  • Morning tea, day 2
  • Private guided tour of winery

Before arrival

Getting to Albany – you choose!  Transport not included.

  • Board your REX flight from Perth at 4.05pm. Take a taxi from the airport to your accommodation or ask Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters for an Airport Transfer.
  • Travel on TransWA bus from Perth to Albany.
  • Self-drive from Perth down Albany Highway (5hrs).

Day One

Arrive in Albany in time to take advantage of your meal voucher at Rustlers Steakhouse. Rest well in readiness for flavour adventures tomorrow!

Day Two

Enjoy breakfast (voucher included) at Kate’s Place before your ‘Mt Barker Grape Escape’ tour begins at 9.30am. Meander through backroads to taste outstanding wines from award-winning wineries of the Mr Barker Region, grown in cool climate and nestled next to National Parks. Visit Arcadia, Gilbert’s, Galafrey, West Cape Howe. Take part in a private guided tour of Plantagenet Wines before sitting to a local produce, shared platter lunch.

Suggestions for evening meal (not included): Due South, Six Degrees, The Venice or Liberte (select from their shared plate menu and revel in the bohemian atmosphere).

Day Three

Enjoy breakfast (voucher included) at Kate’s Place before your full day tour begins at 9.30am. Your Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters tour guide will take you to Denmark on the ‘Tastes of the Great Southern’ tour.  Taste hand-made cheeses, fudge, condiments, wine as your travel through the tall timber of Mt Shadforth. Lunch at the award-winning The Lake House Denmark where you can also taste Vino Food and try Winespa body care products. Cap off the day with a private tour and tasting at Limeburners Great Southern Distillery, where the world’s best whiskey is distilled.

 

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The Lake House Denmark

Historic Albany

3-day Short Break

BOOK NOW $877 adult twin share $787 child $1031 single supplement

Highlights

  • Day 1 Arrive Albany and enjoy a meal at the iconic Rustlers Steak House & Grill (voucher included).
  • Day 2 National ANZAC Centre, Desert Mounted Corps Memorial Mt Clarence, Historic Precinct; The Forts. Afternoon at your leisure.
  • Day 3 Albany’s Historic Whaling Station, The Gap and Natural Bridge.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation 2 nights
  • Breakfast voucher day 2&3
  • Dinner voucher
  • Guided commentary
  • Entry to National ANZAC Centre
  • Morning tea/coffee, scones, jam and cream day 2&3
  • Entry to Albany’s Historic Whaling Station
  • Entry to Torndirrup National Park

Before arrival

Getting to Albany – you choose!  Transport not included.

  • Board your REX flight from Perth at 4.05pm. Take a taxi from the airport to your accommodation or ask Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters for an Airport Transfer.
  • Travel on TransWA bus from Perth to Albany.
  • Self-drive from Perth down Albany Highway (5hrs).

Day One

Arrive in Albany in time to take advantage of your meal voucher at Rustlers Steakhouse. Rest well for immersion in history tomorrow!

Day Two

Enjoy breakfast (voucher included) at Kate’s Place before your Busy Blue Bus Tours & Charters journey to the Historic Precinct at The Forts on a half day tour ‘Albany’s History + Highlights’. This tour departs at 9.00am. Here you’ll find the National ANZAC Centre. Then board your bus to the local’s beach at Middleton Beach for tea/coffee and scones, jam and cream. Return to the Visitor Centre via Patrick Taylor Cottage.

Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. Suggested venues for your evening meal (not included): Due South, Six Degrees, The Venice.

Day Three

Enjoy breakfast (voucher included) at Kate’s Place before boarding your bus for your tour, ‘Albany’s Whaling Story’ which travels along the Flinders Peninsula to Albany’s Historic Whaling Station. Here you’ll be immersed in a guided tour – an education in the whaling industry, importance to the economy of the town and awareness of the value of whale watching today. See whale skeletons, artefacts and climb on board a whale chaser. Relax with coffee and cake in the Whaler’s Galley before experiencing the exhilaration and force of the Southern Ocean as it heaves itself against the granite walls of The Gap and Natural Bridge.

 

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Historic Albany in Forts Precinct, Mt Adelaide Albany Western Australia

Porongurups and Mt Barker

3-day Short Break

BOOK NOW $877 adult twin share $852 child $1097 single supplement

Highlights

  • Day 1 Arrive Albany and enjoy a meal at the iconic Rustlers Steak House & Grill (voucher included).
  • Day 2 visit 5 outstanding wineries of the Plantagenet region; private guided winery tour and lunch at Plantagenet Wines.
  • Day 3 Entry to the Porongurup National Park; climb the Granite Skywalk; lunch at Ironwood Estate.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation 2 nights
  • Guided commentary
  • Entry to Porongurup National Park
  • Breakfast voucher day 2&3
  • Lunch day 2&3
  • Dinner voucher
  • Wine tasting each day
  • Private guided winery tour
  • Courtesy pick up

Before arrival

Getting to Albany – you choose!  Transport not included.

  • Board your REX flight from Perth at 4.05pm. Take a taxi from the airport to your accommodation or ask Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters for an Airport Transfer.
  • Travel on TransWA bus from Perth to Albany
  • Self-drive from Perth down Albany Highway (5hrs)

Day One

Arrive in Albany in time to take advantage of your meal voucher at Rustlers Steakhouse.

Day Two

Enjoy breakfast (voucher included) at Kate’s Place before your Busy Blue Bus Tours & Charters journey to the Mt Barker wine region on a ‘Mt Barker Grape Escape’ day tour.

On this day tour you will visit five outstanding award-winning wineries, tasting Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot, characteristic of the cool climate and slow-growing conditions here.  Enjoy a shared, local produce lunch platter at a Plantagenet Wines and a private guided winery tour. Relax and let Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters do the driving!  ‘We’ll show you more!’

Suggested venues for your evening meal (not included): Due South, Six Degrees, The Venice.

Day Three

Enjoy breakfast (voucher included) at Kate’s Place before your Busy Blue Bus Tours & Charters journey out to the Cambrian mounds of the Porongurup Ranges and a climb of Castle Rock to the Granite Skywalk on the ‘Granite Skywalk Porongurups’ day tour.

This day tour departs at 9.00am and returns about 2pm.  The walk requires average fitness. Lunch is at Ironwood Winery, alfresco with views to the peaks of the nearby Stirling Range National Park. Relax as you are driven home again.

West Cape Howe Winery Western Australia