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  • 4 Days Perth & Rottnest Island Short Break

    Just off the coast of Fremantle lay a slice of paradise: home to blue skies, turquoise waters and white sandy beaches, Rottnest 'Rotto' Island is the perfect place to kick back and relax.

    'Rotto' – or Wadjemup to Noongar Aboriginal people – has long been the go-to destination for families on holiday. Although it's only about 19km offshore from Fremantle, this car-free, off-the-grid slice of paradise, ringed by secluded beaches and bays, feels a million miles away. Visit Rottnest Island and enjoy the highlights of Perth on this 4-day short break.

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    YOU PAY FROM $1,877pp $1,239 AFTER GCASH TRAVEL CREDITS

    G'day, ready to go? Request a travel plan and pricing for your preferred dates. Send a booking enquiry or call 1800 669 579.

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    Trip Highlights

    Get a taste of Perth and Rottnest Island with these fantastic highlights.

    Cruise along the beautiful Swan River

    Perth’s only Swan River dinner cruise offers the unique opportunity to see the Perth City lights skyline after sunset. Sit back and enjoy live entertainment onboard alongside an array of delicious food.

    Explore the historic Oliver Hill Battery

    Oliver Hill is located close to the centre of Rottnest Island and features military remnants from World War II. Explore this nationally significant defence heritage site on a tour with the Rottnest Island Voluntary Guides.

    More trip highlights:

    Fremantle Prison tour

    Step inside, do time, and explore Fremantle Prison’s history as a maximum security gaol from 1887 to 1991. Find out how a convict-built prison transformed into Western Australia’s primary place of incarceration, and learn about the daily routine of prisoners and the realities of life on the inside.

    Hop-on/Hop-off Rottnest Island explorer bus

    Explore Rottnest Island at your own pace on board an air-conditioned hop-on hop-off bus. Visit must-see island attractions such as Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, and Porpoise Bay. As cars aren't permitted on Rottnest Island, this is a fantastic solution to navigating your way around.

    Visit Perth Zoo

    Just five minutes from the city, Perth Zoo is a Western Australian icon filled with lush gardens and naturalistic exhibits that are home to 1,300 animals from around the world.

    Hop-on/Hop-off Rottnest Island explorer bus

    Explore Rottnest Island at your own pace on board an air-conditioned hop-on hop-off bus. Visit must-see island attractions such as Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, and Porpoise Bay. As cars aren't permitted on Rottnest Island, this is a fantastic solution to navigating your way around.

    Visit the famous Kings Park

    Kings Park is one of the world’s largest and most beautiful inner city parks. It is rich in Aboriginal and European history, contemporary culture and offers innovative design, displays and services. Explore King Park's gorgeous Botanical Gardens and enjoy spectacular views of the city skyline on the Lotterywest Federation Walkway.

    Global Escapes Travel

    In the style of most Global Escapes Independent Traveler itineraries, this is a perfect blend of self-guided adventure and forward-planning to ensure that the main elements are organised in advance allowing for plenty of time to relax and take in each place you visit.

    Member Pricing

    Getaway Cash (GCash) travel credits reduce the price of your trip from retail down to industry-wholesale. Free Flights Vouchers further discount your holiday.

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    Not yet a member? Submit a booking enquiry for any package and we'll automatically register you to receive $3,000 in GCash travel credits and 90 days to book a trip. There's no obligation to book and you can cancel any time.

    Bronze star package

    Self-guided for independent travellers

    We organise everything for you saving you a lot of time and money. You receive a complete daily itinerary with lots of helpful information plus a FREE Lonely Planet guide.

    • 4 days of touring and sight-seeing
    • 2 towns/places of interest visited
    • 3 nights' Bronze standard accommodation
    • 3 breakfasts
    • 3 lunches
    • 1 dinner
    • 7 excursions/activities

    Detailed inclusions

    RETAIL VALUE

    $1,877pp

    GETAWAY CASH CREDITS APPLIED

    -$638

    YOU PAY*

    $1,239

    DISCOUNT OFF RETAIL VALUE: 34%

    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis and bookings are subject to availability. Price, Getaway Cash travel credit usage, Free Flights Voucher usage and deposit amount varies according to travel date. All prices are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Full booking terms and conditions are available here.

    Not yet a member?

    Simply submit a booking enquiry and we'll automatically provide you with a 3-month Travel Club Trial account. No payment is required and you get instant access to member prices.

    Inclusions

    "Western Australia's picturesque and rugged beauty was made to be explored."

    Our aim with this trip is to give you and your group a taste of Perth's highlights and provide exceptional value while keeping the dollars as low as possible.

    This is a first-class travel itinerary that's fully flexible. Want more or fewer days or you want to include a special destination or activity? No problem, we’ll customise a travel plan for you.

    Self-guided for independent travellers

    Travel Type

    We organise everything for you saving you a lot of time and money. You receive a complete daily itinerary with lots of helpful information plus a FREE Lonely Planet guide.

    BOOKING ENQUIRY

    Perfect for clubs/groups. This trip is fully flexible and can be easily customised to suit any group size and interests.

    Bronze star package $1,239 (+ $638 GCash credits)

    2 nights accommodation in Fremantle

    Under the baking WA sun, Fremantle is a boho harbour town with a sea-salty soul to burn. Spend 2 nights in Fremantle and explore its quirky streets, sample its flavour, and marvelling at its Victorian and Edwardian buildings.

    1 night accommodation on Rottnest Island

    The white sand and turquoise waters of Rottnest Island await you; spend 1 night on this gorgeous island and explore everything it has to offer. Situated in the town's centre, this accommodation provides easy access to restaurants and the island's top attractions.

    SeaLink Perth to Rottnest Island return ferry

    Begin and end your Rottnest Island journey onboard SeaLink's comfortable, air-conditioned ferry.

    Swan River dinner cruise

    Perth’s only Swan River dinner cruise offers the unique opportunity to see the Perth City lights skyline after sunset. Sit back and enjoy live entertainment onboard alongside an array of delicious food.

    Hop-on/Hop-off Rottnest Island explorer bus

    Explore Rottnest Island at your own pace on board an air-conditioned hop-on hop-off bus. Visit must-see island attractions such as Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, and Porpoise Bay. As cars aren't permitted on Rottnest Island, this is a fantastic solution to navigating your way around.

    Fremantle Prison tour

    Step inside, do time, and explore Fremantle Prison’s history as a maximum security gaol from 1887 to 1991. Find out how a convict-built prison transformed into Western Australia’s primary place of incarceration, and learn about the daily routine of prisoners and the realities of life on the inside.

    Visit Perth Zoo

    Just five minutes from the city, Perth Zoo is a Western Australian icon filled with lush gardens and naturalistic exhibits that are home to 1,300 animals from around the world.

    4 day's car hire

    Embark on a self-guided short break to Perth & Rottnest Island. Kick back, relax, and enjoy fun-filled days with your friends.

    3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 1 dinner

    Dine at hand-picked restaurants and cafes in each of your destinations. 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 1 dinner are included on this trip.

    Exclusions and options:

    • Other meals can be arranged at an affordable price
    • A professional tour director is available for medium to large groups

    Other information:

    • Add extra nights wherever you want and pay the lowest member rates
    • Flexible group size (6 or more)
    • Tour director notes supplied for great organisation and more fun
    • Self-drive package available for couples
    • Hand-picked, top-rated hotels, all tried and trusted
    • Variety of optional excursions and tours

    All packages include:

    • No fees to alter the itinerary (you just pay for the adjusted itinerary)
    • Extra nights at industry wholesale price (using GCash travel credits)
    • Google Drive folder with soft copies of all travel documents
    • Personal travel consultant to help plan and customize your holiday
    • Comprehensive, printed itinerary and travel documents

    This tour package is entirely flexible and can be customised to suit your group's interests and number of participants.

    Some substitution of activities might be required subject to travel date and/or day of week as not all activities operate seven days a week.

    Carefully selected accommodation:

    Hotel standards

    Read about our accommodation rating standards and the methods used to assess quality.

    Fully customisable:

    This itinerary is fully customisable to suit your requirements. Your personal travel consultant is available to discuss changes and additions that will enhance your travel experience.


    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis and bookings are subject to availability. Price and deposit amount varies according to travel date. If flights are shown as included then a flight cost provision (allowance) applies. Total price after Getaway Cash credits and Australian Escapes Free Flights Vouchers if applicable, is generally payable as follows: Deposit on booking, balance 120 days prior to departure. Packages can be priced for families and groups on request. All prices shown are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Standard (retail) price comparisons are with similar packages offered elsewhere or what would be payable by a non-member for the same package. Flight pricing included in packages or other estimates is based on travel from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Travel can be arranged from any other major centre and for any number of people. Travel insurance included (if any) is a provision only. We will supply factual, comparitive information on requestTravel insurance pricing if stated is based on comprehensive travel insurance for two travellers aged 69 years or less as at the date of departure from Australia. Travel Directions Pty Ltd (t/as Australian Escapes Holiday & Travel Club) standard booking terms and conditions apply to all booking enquiries and bookings and are available here to view (or visit our website and go to either the "Booking Enquiry" or "About Us" menu item.)

    Your Itinerary

    Overview:

    Discover all the highlights of Perth on this 4 day short break; wonder the Victorian styled streets of Fremantle, take in the spectacular skyline views of the city in Kings Park, and discover your slice of paradise on Rottnest Island. Giving you just a taste of what this spectacular state has to offer, there's no doubt you'll be back for more!

    "Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it." - Cesare Pavese

    Logistics Start City/Location Perth: Your group meeting place. (Start time is flexible.)
    End City Perth: Your group meeting place.
    Meeting & Pick-up Arrangements* If there are multiple pickups, we will advise timing in advance.
    Duration 4 days
    Departure Time 8.45 pm
    Return Time 3.00 pm

    * All charter tour packages are flexible. Talk to us about meeting and pickup arrangements that suit your group.

    Your Day-to-day Itinerary:

    DAY 1: PERTH - FREMANTLE

    Join us as we take in the must-see sights of Perth and Fremantle. Boarding our luxurious minivan, our first stop is gorgeous Kings Park. Walk among the treetops and enjoy spectacular views of the city skyline on the Lotterywest Federation Walkway before returning to the minivan and continuing to Fremantle.


    Walk the gorgeous gardens of Kings Park

    Enjoy a picturesque drive along Cottesloe Beach before munching down on a delicious meal at Capri Restaurant. After checking-in to our accommodation, the afternoon is yours to explore the streets of historic Fremantle. If you are travelling between Friday and Sunday, you will catch the renowned Fremantle Markets. In the evening, relax on a serene dinner cruise along the Swan River, passing exclusive riverside suburbs, the Royal Perth Yacht Club and the University of WA.

    Meals: Lunch & dinner.

    DAY 2: FREMANTLE - ROTTNEST ISLAND

    Enjoy a decadent breakfast at Duck Duck Bruce before embarking on a ferry to Rottnest Island. Located 19 kilometres off the mainland, this car-free nature reserve is home to spectacular white sandy beaches, secluded bays and unique wildlife. You’re sure to encounter a quokka, which can only be found on Rottnest.


    Rottnest Island

    We will learn all about Rotto’s colourful history on a comprehensive hop-on/hop-off bus tour of the island, stopping at some of Rottnest’s most spectacular locations, including the Wadjemup Lighthouse and the majestic lookout point at the rugged West End. We will make a stop at Frankie’s On Rotto for lunch before continuing our journey.

    In the afternoon, we will check-in to our accommodation and spend the rest of the day relaxing at leisure. Group dinner arrangements are optional but can be made upon request.

    Meals: Breakfast & lunch.

    DAY 3: ROTTNEST ISLAND - FREMANTLE

    Enjoy your breakfast at Rottnest Bakery before heading off to Oliver Hill. Here, you will explore this nationally significant WWII defence heritage site on a guided tour. After the tour, you will have some free time to soak up last-minute experiences. In the afternoon, we will reunite as a group for lunch before returning to the pier for our ferry journey back to Fremantle.


    Tour the Fremantle Prison

    No trip to Fremantle would be complete without visiting the famed Fremantle Prison. Step inside, do time and explore the prison’s history as a maximum security gaol from 1887 to 1991 on a guided tour of the main cell block and exercise yards. Following your exciting prison experience, we will check-in to our accommodation before dining at Manuka Woodfire Kitchen.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

    DAY 4: FREMANTLE

    Today marks the final day of your Short Break. After breakfast, we will stroll Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour before visiting the famed Perth Zoo.

    In the afternoon, say goodbye to your friends and begin your journey home.

    Meals: Breakfast.

    FAQ's for This Package

    Flights are not included in this package. If required, we'll happily price flights for you to suit your requirements along with transfers to and from the airport once the number of travelers is known. If you have accumulated Australian Escapes Free Flights vouchers, these can be used to reduce the overall price (limits will apply).

    All of our travel and tour packages are fully flexible. Each is a TEMPLATE to be used as a framework around which you can customise an itinerary to suit. The minimum numbers are flexible as well and groups can be as small as two people for a self-guided holiday. After discussion, we'll go away and prepare a tour plan (including best value pricing) to suit your ideas and preferences.

    Accommodation is supplied in Fremantle for 2 nights and Rottnest Island for 1 night. It will be hotel style rated Bronze Standard or above. This means high quality accommodation. Bedding is arranged to suit the number of persons staying. All accommodation is subject to change subject according to availability however it will be as central as possible and high quality.

    We try to include as much as possible to avoid any surprises however some optional activities might be offered. Included activities are shown on each listing. Also shown are exclusions.

    All tour packages are flexible. Various options are already published. (See the Pricing section for the tour you are interested in.) Many will show "Join a departure" dates to suit couples and singles. If you represent a club or other group, please click the "Enquiry" button to request pricing for your group size as pricing is often affected by the number of people.

    When you arrive at each destination on your trip your tour director will show you around and point out places of interest. A professional tour director is provided and recommended for exclusive charters of 20 or more people. A group trip organiser may also fill this role.

    General Tour Package FAQ's

    Yes, the idea of our tour packages is to get you to the destinations on the itinerary where you can stay with the main group or go off on your own if you prefer. Flexibility is the essential ingredient.

    Yes, however please ensure that you mention this requirement so we can be certain that arrangements are made where needed. You do need to be traveling with a person who will provide personal assistance.

    Yes, and if rain is forecast you should be prepared with a compact umbrella or rainproof jacket as preferred.

    Yes we do. Dietary requirements affect included set meals and will be taken into consideration during the planning process.

    All tours can be operated on a "Group-guided" basis. A complete "Tour Manager Notes & Guide" manual is supplied to the group leader (trip organizer). Included is a comprehensive daily itinerary, driver instructions and information about each part of your tour to enable you to provide entertaining commentary. Also included are checklists and reminders about daily tasks. The end-result is easy-flowing trip organisation, fewer issues and very happy tour participants. Overall it means less stress and a lot more fun for everyone.

    If a tour director is supplied in an example tour package it will be shown as an inclusion. But this is very flexible and if not included as standard, can be arranged if preferred. If you are part of a social group such as Probus, the trip organiser will often enjoy taking on this role. We provide comprehensive information and guidance for "hands-on" trip organisers. This includes a "how-to" guide and starter information about the places visited on the tour.

    Yes, definitely. All charter tour packages are simply "templates" as a starting point for customising a tour to suit. We then we apply the discounts available to you, your club or corporate group.

    All tour packages are flexible. Various options are already published. (See the Pricing section for the tour you are interested in.) Many will show "Join a departure" dates to suit couples and singles. If you represent a club or other group, please click the "Enquiry" button to request pricing for your group size as pricing is often affected by the number of people.

    We try to include as much as possible to avoid any surprises however some optional activities might be offered. Included activities are shown on each listing. Also shown are exclusions.

    "Self-guided" (self-drive) is a trip designed for couples and groups of up to 8 people (such as two to four couples) traveling together using a single car or 7 to 12-seater van. It means that you guide yourself on the trip. "Group-guided" means the tour is for a larger group on a bus with a driver and the group leader (trip organizer) as tour director. A professional tour director can be supplied if required.

    One of the challenges in managing tour groups is making sure everyone can hear what is being said. Audio-guide equipment enables the tour guide or manager to communicate via microphone and headset with all members of the tour group. For groups of 12 or more a tour-guide system is recommended.

    On multi-day tours where accommodation is supplied you will often have a choice of accommodation types at the same hotel or resort. We'll find out your preferences in the early stages of planning your trip.

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