48 Hour Destination - Western Australia

 

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In episode 13 of The 48 Hour Destination, travel expert Greer is in for an action packed 48 hours in Western Australia. Here to show her around is fellow Flight Centre consultant and Western Australia expert Josh Stent who will take her around to some of the best waterfronts, fantastic restaurants, and trendy new bars from Perth to Margaret River over the next 48 Hours. Tune in to see what the pair gets up to, from abseiling the Wilyabrup Cliffs of Margaret River and tasting a few tipples at Leeuwin Estate to dropping in on Rottnest Island from a great height, this episode has it all!

EPISODE ITINERARY

DAY 1

12pm - Kings Park Botanical Gardens

It’s the middle of the day and Greer has arrived at Kings Park Botanical Gardens in the heart of Perth. She’s about to meet fellow Flight Centre consultant and Western Australia expert Josh Stent who will take her around to some of the best waterfronts, fantastic restaurants, and trendy new bars from Perth to Margaret River over the next 48 Hours.

12:30pm - Ferry to Rottnest Island with Sealink

Perth has so many beaches and activities within close proximity of the CBD. The best bit - they are super easy to get to and from. The pair head to B Shed in Freemantle or ‘Freo’ as the locals call it to hop aboard a ferry that takes them from Fremantle right out to Rottnest Island in just 30 minutes.

1pm - Paul’s Eco E-Bike Tour of Rottnest Island

Josh and Greer meet up with cycling tour guide Paul to take a bicycle tour of the island and learn about its pre-colonial and traditional owners’ history on the island. The pair learn that the traditional owners of Rottnest Island are the Whadjuk Noongar people and the name for Rottnest Island in the Noongar language is Wadjemup, which means ‘place across the water where the spirits are’. Last stop on the tour is in town where Josh and Greer meet a couple of the friendly furry locals - Quokkas! Time for a selfie.

3pm - Skydiving with Geronimo over Rottnest Island

Josh has a surprise in store for Greer, something she hasn’t done before and that’s skydiving. Josh knows that there’s nowhere better to experience your first skydive than over the magnificent palette of blue waters that surround Rottnest Island, landing on the pristine white beach below.

5pm - Fresh WA seafood at Bathers Freemantle for sunset

Returning back from a great time on Rottnest Island, Josh takes Greer into Fremantle to enjoy the sun setting in the West while enjoying fresh seafood.

7pm- Fremantle Prison Torchlight Tour

After the sun has set, Josh takes Greer on a unique tourist experience, an after-dark creepy prison tour of the historic Fremantle Prison!

8pm - Short Walking Bar Tour

Back to the city, and it’s time for a tipple and see Perth’s hidden alleyways and trendy bars. Josh has a bar tour planned, taking in some of Perth's trendiest and newest watering holes with Two Feet and a Heartbeat Walking Tour’s co-founder Ryan Zaknich.

9pm - Dinner at Santini Bar and Grill, QT Perth

Josh has one last surprise on day one and that’s dinner at one of Perth’s hottest new restaurants and hotels. The restaurant recently won The West Australian Good Food Guide Awards Best New Restaurant of the Year and it’s easy to see why with dishes like Squid Ink Risotto and Wood grilled fennel-crusted tuna belly.

DAY 2

9am - Coffee in Yagan Square

The pair head to the heart of Perth’s CBD to kick off day two in Yagan Square. This flagship public space opened in March 2018, and gives visitors a taste of WA’s Aboriginal heritage and history -of which they will learn a bit more later on.

10am - Elizabeth Quay

Josh and Greer meet up with Urban Adventure’s Beth Priest at Elizabeth Quay before walking around and learning about the city area taking a quick look at street art, shops and cafes. Beth explains that the vibrant waterfront precinct of Elizabeth Quay only recently opened in 2016. The aim was for it to connect Perth’s central business district to the Swan River. Now it has become a focal point for visitors and locals, with an ever-expanding range of attractions.

12pm - Lunch at Odyssea City Beach

One of the most iconic surf beaches on the West Coast - a great spot to enjoy a fresh seafood lunch before heading out of the city.

1pm - Drive to Margaret River

The pair jump in the car and take in the scenic 3-hour drive stopping in at Busselton to walk along the world’s longest wooden jetty at 1841 metres.  

4pm - Margaret River Abseiling with Margaret River Climbing Co

After arriving in the gorgeous coastal wine area, Josh has a little more adventure up his sleeve before the pair taste some of the region’s best produce. They head for the cliffs with Mick from Margaret River Climbing Co to experience some of the wild South West’s most spectacular scenery and hidden treasures while abseiling!

6pm - Leeuwin Estate Winery

Margaret River is known as one of the best wine growing regions in the world. Josh and Greer arrive at the renowned Leeuwin Estate Winery and first they are taken on a tour of the estate’s impressive gallery featuring contemporary Australian artwork from the likes of Sir Sidney Nolan and John Olsen of which have featured in the winery’s Art Label series of Chardonnay.  Finally they head to a bespoke private dining experience, a degustation that is matched with the world-renowned local wine.

DAY 3

7am -  Walk from Margarets Beach Resort to the White Elephant for breakfast

Waking up at Margarets Beach Resort, the only coastal resort in the Margaret River region, Greer and Josh walk down the road to enjoy breakfast together looking out over the crystal clear water of Gnarabup Beach.

9am - Margaret River Chocolate Company

Knowing Greer has a soft spot for sweets, Josh makes a surprise stop at the famous Margaret River Chocolate Company for a delicious tasting at the hands of their professional chocolatiers!

10am - Boranup Forest

Margaret River is well known for its wineries and world-class surfing, however, driving around the region and Greer is struck by its magnificent forests too. The pair make another quick stop in the magical Boranup Forest to marvel at the statuesque Karri trees, the third-tallest tree species in the world.

11am - Cape to Cape Walk

Time to work off all of those tastings, the hosts walk a section of the Cape to Cape track as their last activity before Greer has to get organised for her flight home.

12pm - That’s 48 Hours in WA

The guys say their final goodbyes at a picturesque spot on the trail, reflecting on an incredible 48 hours in WA and each reveal their personal highlight.

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