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Wine Tasting to Whale Watching: 5 Ways You Can to Experience the True Colors and Flavours of Australia

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Known as “The Land Down Under”, Australia is also a land of staggering contrasts. One can explore vibrant multicultural cities, journey across vast sand islands, hike through rainforests or dive the Great Barrier Reef. But if you’re looking for something entirely different than suggested by the guide books, then keep on reading.

Wine Tasting to Whale Watching: 5 Ways You Can to Experience the True Colors and Flavours of Australia:

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Day 1. The journey begins at Perth

The journey begins at Perth
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Spend the day exploring the beaches, restaurants and the historic port of Fremantle (located at the mouth of Swan river). Head to Freo which is 27 km away, bustling with alfresco cafes, the wonderful Maritime Museum, and weekend markets. Here you can enjoy a few pints on the verandah of gorgeous old pubs.

Day 2. Explore vineyards of Margaret river

Explore vineyards of Margaret river
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A leisurely 4-hour drive will put you among one of Australia’s finest and most scenic wine regions. En route, stop at Rockingham or Bunbury, if you’re lucky you might see wild dolphins. Brimming with lodges and B&Bs, the Margaret river area has countless art and craft galleries and excellent locals restaurants that serve some of the finest cuisines.

Day 3. Go Whale watching in Cape Leeuwin

Go Whale watching in Cape Leeuwin
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On the road, stop by at Prevelly, which has some of the best surfing spots. Take the Caves road, in Augusta, you can look at migrating whales (Humpback and Southern Right whales). Don’t miss the Boranup Drive, a scenic drive through a magnificent Karri forest. Cape Leeuwin has a maze of caves if you’re for some adventure.

Day 4. Relax on the beaches of Cape Naturaliste

Relax on the beaches of Cape Naturaliste
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Cape Naturaliste has the highest concentration of wineries and gourmet outlets that serve the best chocolates, cheese and ice-cream and venison(deer meat). After satiating the hunger and shopping pangs, head through the winding roads towards the cliffs and hike across the several walking trails. Dunsborough is popular destination amongst Whale watchers during September and November.

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Day 5. Explore the beaches of Dunsborough before heading back

Explore the beaches of Dunsborough before heading back
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Dunsborough is also known for its beautiful beaches, explore them before heading back to Perth. Make a stop at the seaside town of Busselton which houses an underwater observatory. On reaching Perth, head towards the Nostalgia box museum which has most if not all consoles from your childhood.

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