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Phone 1300 233 556

royalgalatours@bigpond.com

The South West offers many unique experiences found absolutely nowhere else in the world. Join us, at Royal Gala Tours and live the magic that surrounds you… and be in awe of the history that precedes you.

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Royal Gala Tours, Western Australia, Day Tours of the South West and Extended Tours across the State – Call for a Brochure 1300 233 556 Bunbury Tours, Bunbury Day Tours, passengers pickups at; Bunbury Visitor Centre and various accommodations in and around Bunbury, All extended and day tours have pickup from Manjimup to Bunbury, Phone Royal Gala Tours for more Information

Use your Transwa Free Trip Voucher to travel to Bunbury to enjoy one of our Bunbury Day Tours Listed below, If you need assistance with your accommodation booking, please phone Royal Gala Tours 1300 233 556

BM02 Bunbury Margaret River Day Tour “Taste of Margaret River”
Every Tuesday and Saturday
Cost: $120

Departs Bunbury Visitor Centre at 8am includes Lunch

  • Travel to Busselton, view 1.8 km historical Jetty, All aboard the jetty train to view Underwater Observatory.
  • Our next stop is the Natural Olive Oil Soap Factory, Visit Silk Road see Silkworms
  • Lunch at the Margaret River Hotel, time to explore the shops, and on to Chocolate factory
  •  See magnificent coastline at Canal Rocks, View Yallingup before departing for Bunbury via Dunsborough

BA03 Bunbury Half Day Morning Tour
Every Wednesday Morning
Cost: $65
Combine this tour with the Bunbury Half Day Afternoon tour for a Cost of $120 Lunch not included

  • A visit Dolphin Discovery Centre, Australia’s most ecologically aware dolphin experience
  • Take in the local history at St Mark’s Picton Church, the second oldest church in WA
  • Dardanup Heritage Park has one of Australia’s finest collections of heritage Items

BP04 Bunbury Half Day Afternoon Tour
Every Wednesday
Cost $65

Combine this tour with the Bunbury Half Day Morning tour for a Cost of $120 Lunch not included

  • Journey to view historic Upton House, Australind Church, Featured Wood Gallery Museum
  • Experience by gone days at King Cottage built in 1880, a glimpse of fashion and furniture
  • View over 60 varieties of Australian native birds, marsupials at the Big Swamp Wildlife Park

BC05 Bunbury Day Tour “A Little Bit of Country”
Every Thursday
Cost: $120

  • Join us as we enjoy the view BEYOND Bunbury, includes Morn/Afternoon Tea & Lunch
  • Enjoy the view and discover the beauty of the Wellington National Park and Weir
  • Relive the history with the Men of the Coal Mines in Collie
  • Travel east to the delightful Boyup Brook, where there is something for everyone.
  • Inspirational & art sculptures, big blokes’ sheds-beetles & bugs…
  • Returning home via the scenic Preston Valley….
  • Bunbury Day Tour – Departs Bunbury Visitors Centre at 8am

BG06 Bunbury Scenic Day Tour “Bunbury Hinterland”
Every Friday
Cost $120

Join us as we visit the Greenbushes Discovery Centre with its new Interactive Displays

  • Travel the Golden Mile straight to the core of the Apple Industry
  • Top the summit of the Darling Scarp and view the open pit mine
  • Forest and Timber Mine Interactive Display – Greenbushes Discovery Centre
  • Experience the MAGIC of Bridgetown and Balingup, enjoy unique specialty shops & galleries
  • Discover the hidden delights of Brookhampton
  • Surprise the whimsical inhabitants of the Ferguson Valley
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea provided
  • Bunbury Day Tour – Departs Bunbury Visitors Centre at 8am

 

 

 

September 2020

Day Tours

Kings Park

Friday 18th September 2020
Cost: $50 per person

Includes: Transport from Manjimup – Bridgetown – Balingup – Donnybrook – Boyanup – Bunbury -Eaton and morning tea, BYO lunch

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. Kings Park has an international reputation for scientific research, leading horticulture, conservation and public education.

Kings Park is home to the spectacular Western Australian Botanic Garden, which displays over 3,000 species of the State’s unique flora. Two thirds of the 400 hectare park is protected as bushland and provides a haven for native biological diversity.

Visitors can enjoy sweeping views of the Swan and Canning Rivers, the city skyline and the Darling Ranges to the east. Bushland walk trails, immaculate gardens and parklands can all be found in Kings Park.

Araluen

Tuesday 22nd September 2020
Cost  Adults $85  Seniors $80

Includes:  

Araluen Botanic Park is a unique world-class botanic park of great
natural beauty and tranquility. Every year volunteers plant over 150,000
bulbs to create the stunning Tulip Festival at Araluen

 

Perth Royal Show

Thursday 1st October 2020
Cost: $50 per person $30 under 12 years

 

 

EXTENDED TOURS

2020

Skywalk and Wildflowers

Thursday 27th August – Monday 31st August 2020

5 Days,

Cost $1400 Twin Share per person, $1662, Single supplement

Includes: Accommodation, morning & afternoon tea, dinner,

breakfast, entries,

Day 1 Home – Dalwallinu (L/D)

Enjoy morning tea in the beautiful Darling Scarp at Lake Moyanup before heading north to Bindoon the gateway to the wildflowers. George Fletcher Moore opened up the area in 1941 and it is aboriginal for “Place where the wild yams grow”. With a local guide we will discover the beauty of Blackboy Ridge and the many species of wildflowers growing in the area. The majority of training and selection for the Australian Special Air Service Regiment takes place at Bindoon and it is home to Bindoon Agricultural College. Travelling further north along the old road once used by the Benedictine Monks we reach the Spanish Town of New Norcia. Take time to appreciate the beautiful collection of Art Work in the New Norcia Museum.  Overnight at Dalwallinu

Day 2 Dalwallinu – Geraldton (B/L/D)

Dalwallinu is the first town along the Wildflower Way, a route that showcases beautiful outback wildflowers. Dalwallinu and Wubin are sheep and wheat farming towns in our Wheatbelt region. Perenjori on the wildflower trail derives its name from the Aboriginal word “Perangery”, meaning water hole. Perenjori is a town on the move, its industries include, sheep, grain, wildflowers and mining. Morawa is known as the Heart of the Wildflowers for a very good reason as it is one of the most prolific areas for native flowering plants. Many species of flowers are unique to this district along with carpets of everlastings; the most unique and distinctive is the Wreath Flower (leschenaultia macrantha). Coalseam is a well-known geological site where the first coal deposits in Western Australia were discovered by the Gregory Brothers in 1846. Wildflowers of all varieties are in abundance with carpets of pink, gold, cream and white everlastings transforming the usually sparse understorey of wattle scrub during the wildflower season. Passing through Mullewa, Tenindewa Ambania, Bringo and Moonyoonooka we make our way to Geraldton for an afternoon view of the city from HMAS Lookout. Overnight Geraldton

Day 3 Geraldton Kalbarri Skywalk Geraldton (BLD)

Depart via historic Northampton and view wildflowers at Yerina Springs Road on to Port Gregory to view Pink Lake. Visit Rainbow Jungle is a beautiful parrot habitat, where you will find the largest parrot free-flight walk-in aviary in the country. The rich history of Murchison House has been shaped by the hands of pioneering battlers, wealthy wool merchants and even an Indian Prince! It is one of the oldest and largest properties in W.A. and is a family owned and operated business. Murchison House Station was founded in 1858 by Charles von Bibra to provide meat and wheat to lead miners at Galena, near Geraldton, beef to the growing Perth market and remount horses to the British army in India., Kalbarri National Park is a photographer’s delight at the Skywalk lookout overlooking Murchison River, we return to Geraldton via Northampton.

Day 4 Geraldton – Cervantes (B/L/D)

Departing Geraldton, we make our way through to Greenough. The Old Farm is a collection of Historical buildings and is described as a “Village Frozen in Time” it was established in the 1800s. See the leaning trees forced to bend due to extreme winds. Western Flora, north of Eneabba, is a gardener’s delight during the wildflower season when more than 300 varieties of stunning flowering plants can be viewed on the property and more than 2000 varieties within 40 km of the park. Join Sandra or Ron on a fascinating tour into the insight of how these plants are pollinated and how they survive over generations. Discover insect’s small enough to fit several on a pin head and view them through a microscope. Lesueur National Park has a variety of “wildflowers which come in diverse shapes, sizes, and colours: red, orange, pink, yellow, purple, green, and white. The park was named after Charles-Alexandre Lesueur, a natural history artist aboard the Naturaliste on Hamelin’s 1801 expedition. Lesueur National Park covers 26,987 hectares. More than 800 plant species have been identified, making it one of the richest sites for plant species in the world. Nine of these are found nowhere else in the world while 81 are at their most northern or southern limits, providing unique plant communities. Overnight Cervantes

Day 5 Cervantes – Home (B/L)

The Pinnacles Desert covers an area of 190 hectares and contains thousands of limestone Pinnacles, some up to 5 meters high. The constantly shifting sand dunes creates an eerie landscape of ever changing moods often viewed at its best at dawn or sunset when the shadows create remarkable patterns and shapes that ripple over the sands and visit Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre. Our last wildflower experience is with Mrs Rhonda Tonkin, proprietor of Western Wildflower Farm in Moora. Rhonda has worked tirelessly within the wildflower industry for 32 years and exports wildflowers to 11 different countries. A large portion of the Tonkin family farm is dedicated to cultivating wildflowers. Take time for an informed talk and purchase some gifts from this magnificent gift shop. Welcome home to the South West, we hope you have enjoyed your wildflower encounter.

Ravensthorpe Hopetoun and Esperance Wildflowers

Wednesday 9th September – Monday 14th September 2020

6 Day Tour

Cost $1600 Twin Share per Person, Single Supplement $195

Includes: Accommodation, morning & afternoon tea, lunch & entries

Day 1 Home –Bremer (L/D)

Cruise the highway through Boyup Brook and Kojonup, place of the stone axe, head off through Broomhill to Ongerup, “place of the male kangaroo” in the local Noongar language and home to the elusive Yongergnow Malleefowl centre. The name Yongergnow is made up from the Noongar words ‘yonger’ (male kangaroo) and ‘gnow’ (Malleefowl). The Centre includes the ‘Fowl Play’ exhibit that showcases the iconic Malleefowl and its habitat. Immerse yourself in the Mallee bushland surrounding the centre and take a short stroll to the large Mallee bush aviaries. Discover a stunning backdrop of bright, colourful and fascinating wildflowers and plants that grow in the area as we make our way to Bremer Bay on the south coast. Bremer Bay Motel overnight.

Day 2 Bremer Bay –Hopetoun (B/L/D)

Wellstead Heritage Museum, draws you into the Wellstead Legacy. Early settlers laboured tirelessly alongside their countrymen both squires and convicts alike, often enduring extreme adversity to build a collective spirit that would eventually forge our nation. Enjoy a morning tour at Bremer Bay and the delights the area holds for our adventure. Fitzgerald National Park is one of the largest and most botanically significant national parks in Australia. Within the park are found nearly 20 per cent of Western Australia’s flora species, many of which occur only within its boundaries. Enjoy the lush surroundings before departing for Hopetoun named after the first Governor General of Australia, John Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun England. Overnight at the Hopetoun motel.

Day 3 Hopetoun – Ravensthorpe (B/D)

Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show. Free time for you to enjoy the Ravensthorpe Herbarium, situated next door to the Wildflower Show which holds many hundreds of botanical specimens collected from within the Ravensthorpe Shire. Experts on the local flowers are on hand each day for identification queries. Stop and buy your own lunch, Devonshire tea or warming soup. Browse the many stalls for books, cards, and products that feature the work of local artisans. Overnight at Hopetoun Motel.

Day 4 Hopetoun – Esperance (B/L/D)

Departing Hopetown, and travel through the small town of Jedacuttup and Stokes Inlet to Esperance. French explorers are credited with making the first landfall near the presentday town, naming it and other local landmarks whilst sheltering from a storm in this area in 1792. The town itself was named after a French ship, the Esperance, commanded by Bruni d’Entrecasteaux. Esperance, is French for ‘hope’. Continue on our wildflower discovery in Esperance and Le Grande National Park. Overnight in Esperance.

Day 5 Esperance (B/D)

Visit the Wildflower in around Esperance,  After lunch head out to the Esperance wind farm, photograph the pink lakes and take a walk through the Kepwari Wetland, Aboriginal for “place of still waters” and a water bird habitat. Overnight at the Esperance Motel.

Day 6 Esperance – Home (B/L)

Farewell to Esperance and home ward bound through the towns of Lake King l named after the Surveyor General of Western Australia, Henry Sandford King, Newdegate, Kukerin to Dumbleyung. The name is of Aboriginal origin, coming from “Dambeling” which possibly means “large lake or inland sea”) On December 31, 1964 a crowd gathered on the shores of Lake Dumbleyung to watch English speedster Donald Campbell break a world water speed record. Mr Campbell clocked an incredible 444.71kph across the lake in his bright blue hydroplane, the Bluebird. Travel on through Arthur River to Collie. Enjoy your last afternoon tea with fellow passengers then roll on down the scenic coalfields highway to Bunbury

 

Please contact Royal Gala Tours for more details

PHONE 1300 233 556

Email

royalgalatours@bigpond.com

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