Explore the breathtaking sights along the South coast of Western Australia on this brand new 9-day itinerary with PONANT. Onboard Le Soléal the coast will reveal to you breathtaking views of its rugged coastline, charming cities, untouched lands, turquoise waters and a range of historic museums, statues, and towns.
Your voyage will begin in the vibrant city of Fremantle, where the old blends with the new, creating an enriching cultural experience.
The beauty of Albany’s rugged coastline creates a fitting backdrop to a dramatic whaling, convict and settler history and a sensational South coast adventure. Follow extraordinary stories of the ANZAC’s through the National ANZAC Centre’s state-of-the-art interactive displays.
Regarded as a beach and nature-lover’s dream, Esperance is blessed with squeaky-clean beaches, turquoise waters, untouched islands and colour-filled wildflower country. Among its most famous beauty spots is Australia’s whitest beach, Lucky Bay – set against a stunning seascape of 110 islands of the Recherche Archipelago.
The Archipelago of the Recherche, known locally as the Bay of Isles, is a group of 105 islands, and over 1,500 rocky outcrops off the Southern coast of Esperance, Western Australia. In this biodiversity hotspot, you will have the opportunity to spot breeding colonies of the Australian Fur Seal, New Zealand Fur Seal and the Australian Sea Lion as well as an abundance of land and marine birds.
The town of Augusta is a well-kept secret which lies as far South West as you can go in Australia. It is home to the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australian at Cape Leeuwin and the largest show cave in WA, Jewel Cave.
Busselton lies sheltered along the shore of Geographe Bay and is the gateway to the Margaret River Wine Region. This famous wine region produces more than 25 percent of Australia’s premium wine from more than 200 vineyards. The exceptional soils give rise to Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc varietals with the Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay globally recognised amongst the top ranking in the world.
On your return to Fremantle, you will have the opportunity to experience this truly enriching small town. With strong Maritime, convict, and colonial history, buzzing markets, lively bars and casual street cafes, it will give you a taste of 21st century life with the locals.