Western Australia Music Tour with Wayne Horsburgh

14
Nights
2019
Oct 31
From
$4850
Including accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals, entertainment

“Join me for an experience you will never forget. This is a fabulous tour, visiting the beautiful South-West region of Western Australia, famous for its spectacular & varied coastal and inland scenery. Plus a feast of great Aussie music!" - Wayne Horsburgh

Visiting Perth, Fremantle, Rottnest Island, Margaret River, Pemberton, Albany, Esperance, Kalgoorlie, Hyden (Wave Rock), and The Pinnacles.

Tour highlights

  • Coach tours of Perth, Fremantle, Albany & Kalgoorlie, with local stepon guides. Panoramic coach tours of York, Esperance & Margaret River.
  • Commencement of Tour Dinner, including a few songs from Wayne Horsburgh
  • Rottnest Island
  • The iconic Wave Rock
  • Exclsuive by performances by Wayne Horsburgh
  • Sightseeing tour of Hayden
  • Sheenagh’s historic family farm
  • A special performance, by the Goldfields Brass Band
  • Cape Le Grand National Park
  • The wildflowers of Albany
  • The Gap and Natural Bridge, in Torndirrup National Park, on the outskirts of Albany
  • Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk
  • Beedelup Falls
  • Enjoy dinner & excellent live music at one of Margaret River’s fine eating establishments
  • The majestic Boranup Forest
  •  Dramatic Jewel Cave
  • Enjoy a special performance by local sea shanty group, The Lost Quays
  •  Nambung National Park, home of The Pinnacles
  • End of Tour Dinner, featuring outstanding WA bluegrass band, Bluegrass Parkway
Western Australia Music Tour with Wayne Horsburgh Map

Includes

  • Travel in first-class chartered coaches throughout.
  • Accommodation in well-located hotels & motels, with private facilities, on a twin share basis, throughout. Hotel taxes and service charges.
  • Daily breakfast; 8 dinners; 1 lunch; 1 morning tea; 1 supper (as indicated by B,L,D,Supper, etc., in the itinerary).
  • Entry to all sightseeing attractions mentioned in the itinerary, except for those marked ‘optional’ or those where it says ‘see’. If it says, ‘See the Governor’s Residence’ it doesn’t mean we visit or enter the Governor’s Residence.
  • Coach tours of Perth, Fremantle, Albany & Kalgoorlie, with local stepon guides. Panoramic coach tours of York, Esperance & Margaret River.
  • Day trip to Rottnest Island, including ferry to and from, rail & coach tour of the island, & lunch.
  • Entry to all music performances specifically mentioned in the itinerary, except for any marked ‘optional’
  • Wayne Horsburgh will be Celebrity Host on the whole tour.
  • Sightseeing tour and wine tasting at a Margaret River winery.
  • National Park fees.
  • Tour management by John Howie & Gill Delaney, meeting the group on arrival in Perth and travelling with the group.
  • A Travelrite travel bag.
Wayne Horsburgh

Wayne Horsburgh

Wayne Horsburgh is one of Australia’s most successful country music entertainers. Influenced by Slim Whitman and Frank Ifield, his style of yodelling is a real crowd pleaser. Originally from Benalla, Wayne moved to Sydney in 1979 to expand his music career and also tour the world. For 25 years Wayne spent part of each year in the USA, sharing stages at Festivals and Fairs with some of country music’s biggest stars, including Merle Haggard, The Statler Brothers, and Mickey Gilley. Wayne has released 30 albums.

Bluegrass Parkway

Bluegrass Parkway, from W.A., is Australia’s most highly credentialed and experienced bluegrass band. The band places a high priority on presenting bluegrass in its most authentic traditional form; e.g., performances take place around a single microphone. Another feature of the band is the very entertaining on-stage repartee that takes place between band members

The Lost Quays

The Lost Quays is an 11 voice male choir dedicated to singing shanties and other songs of the sea. The Lost Quays mostly perform a cappella (unaccompanied), but sometimes include instruments like guitar, mandolin and accordion. Their repertoire is presented with gusto, good humour and occasional mischief.

John Howie

John Howie was a secondary school music teacher for 23 years (he taught Kylie Minogue). He and his twin brother, Graeme, perform as The Howie Brothers. John has been leading successful music tours for 22 years. John Howie is passionate about his Music Tours and every tour is the result of a huge amount of thought and ‘attention to detail’. He has been organising Music Tours since 1995, and his tours are full of travel/sightseeing ‘gems’ and unforgettable music highlights. John knows the best music venues to visit and the best performers to see.

Gill Delaney

Gill Delaney (accordion/ukulele/mouth organ player) has played in dance bands most of her life, and knows a million tunes! Her evening singalong sessions have been a very popular feature of previous John Howie / Travelrite music cruises, and they will be happening again on this cruise/tour. The sessions are open to everybody on the ship and people are encouraged to bring their instruments and voices and join in.

DAY 1 Thursday October 31, 2019 Perth
Early afternoon: Our coach will do one pick-up at the airport, for those flying in to Perth this morning. Mid-afternoon: Sightseeing coach tour of Perth, with local guide. See the Governor’s Residence, Parliament House and Perth University. Walk through Kings Park and the Botanic Garden (containing over 2000 plants) and learn about the array of wildflowers found throughout WA. Evening: Commencement of Tour Dinner, including a few songs from Wayne Horsburgh. Overnight: Novotel Langley Hotel. (D)

DAY 2 Friday November 1, 2019 Rottnest Island / Perth.
Today we visit Rottnest Island, 19 kms west of Fremantle. The island is known for its laid-back atmosphere (cars are not allowed on the island), its native wildlife (including the quokka – a small native marsupial), and its beautiful beaches & bays. Travel to & from the island by ferry. Enjoy Adams Coaches’ Grand Island Tour (incl. train trip to & from Oliver Hill Gun Fortification & Tunnels, light lunch, & coach tour of the island). Return to our hotel approx. 6.45pm. (B,L)

DAY 3 Saturday November 2, 2019 Wave Rock, Hyden
Travel east to the wheatbelt town of Hyden, home of the iconic Wave Rock. On the way visit the historic town of York, the oldest inland town in WA. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the town. Afternoon: Travel along the Tin Horse Highway, near the town of Kulin (see amusing roadside sculptures of horses, made out of farm junk), arriving Hyden late afternoon. Evening: Enjoy a concert performance by Wayne Horsburgh. Overnight: Wave Rock Hotel/Motel. (B,D)

DAY 4 Sunday November 3, 2019 Wave Rock, Hyden
Sheenah Collins, hostess at our accommodation, is a very special person. She is going to guide us around the many special attractions Hyden has to offer, including: Wave Rock; Hippo’s Yawn (a rock formation); Mulka’s Cave (aboriginal rock art site); Wave Rock Wildlife Park; Miniature Soldiers Museum, & a wonderful lace museum… the Lace Place. We will also visit Sheenagh’s historic family farm, where we will have morning tea, including damper, quandong jam & cream! Evening: John & Gill will lead a fun-filled music session in the hotel/motel’s excellent bar/lounge area (there’s a grand piano!). Please bring your instruments & voices and join in! (B; Morning Tea)

DAY 5 Monday November 4, 2019 Kalgoorlie
Depart Hyden and travel north-east through the wheatbelt, before arriving at Coolgardie, the original site of WA’s gold rush... now something of a ghost town. Visit the excellent Goldfields Exhibition Museum (early history of the Coolgardie goldfields). Continue on to Kalgoorlie, an active mining town, with many grand old buildings, lively pubs, & colourful characters. Overnight: The View on Hannans. (B,D)

DAY 6 Tuesday November 5, 2019 Kalgoorlie
Morning: Sightseeing coach tour of Kalgoorlie, with local guide, including the Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor Centre. See the Super Pit, Australia’s largest gold producing mine. Visit the Kalgoorlie Town Hall (beautiful interior). Also, visit the Museum of the Goldfields (WA Museum – Kalgoorlie). Evening: Enjoy a special performance, by the Goldfields Brass Band. (B,Supper)

DAY 7 Wednesday November 6, 2019 Esperance
Travel to Esperance. Stop at Lake Lefroy, a salt lake 55 kms south of Kalgoorlie- Boulder. Stop in the historic town of Norseman, about halfway between Esperance & Kalgoorlie. Visit Cape Le Grand National Park, 56 kms east of Esperance (beautiful white-sand beaches & coastal scenery). Arrive in Esperance, where ‘the golden outback meets the Southern Ocean and a string of stunning white-sand beaches’. Panoramic coach tour of the town. Also drive the 38 km circular loop Great Ocean Drive, to the west of town, which includes Twilight Beach, Rotary Lookout, wind farms, Observatory Point and the Pink Lake. Evening: Enjoy dinner and a relaxing evening in our motel. Overnight: Bay of Islands Motel. (B,D)

DAY 8 Thursday November 7, 2019 Albany
Morning: Depart Esperance. Heading west, visit the Fitzgerald River National Park. Also visit the Stirling Range National Park, a botanic reserve, including the mighty Bluff Knoll (a lookout). The park is one of the world’s most important areas for flora, with 1500 species, many of which grow nowhere else. The wildflowers, in November, should be fantastic. Arrive in Albany, on the shores of the Southern Ocean. Albany is the oldest European settlement in Western Australia and was a major whaling station. Overnight: Banksia Gardens Quality Suites. (B)

DAY 9 Friday November 8, 2019 Albany
Morning: Sightseeing coach tour of historic Albany, with local guide. Take in magnificent views of King George Sound and Princess Royal Harbour. Head up to the Mt Clarence Desert Corp Memorial and Padre White Lookout, for amazing views of Albany. Walk along the boardwalk, at Middleton Beach. Visit the National ANZAC Centre. Afternoon: Visit The Gap and Natural Bridge, in Torndirrup National Park, on the outskirts of Albany. Then return to Albany. Free time. Evening: Enjoy special performance by an excellent local jazz band, at Oranje Tractor Winery, including lovely gourmet pizza dinner. (B,D)

DAY 10 Saturday November 9, 2019 Pemberton
On the way to Pemberton, visit WoodWorks (lovely furniture; award-winning wood products). Then proceed to the town of Denmark. On the way visit Green’s Pool & Elephant Rocks (granite rocks that look like elephants). Morning tea & time to look at the interesting shops/art galleries, etc., in Denmark. Drive through Shannon National Park, to the town of Walpole. On the outskirts of Walpole, do the 5km Knoll Scenic Drive, on a peninsula between two bodies of water. After lunch in Walpole, do the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, in Walpole-Nornalup National Park. Afternoon: Arrive in Pemberton and spend some time at the local Visitor Centre (including museum). Then visit two impressive ‘climbing trees’, on the outskirts of town…..the Gloucester Tree (used as a fire lookout tree) and the Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree. We then check into our hotel. Free time. Evening: Dinner at our hotel, followed by an informal music ‘session’. We will ask some local musicians to join us. Please bring your instruments & voices and join in. Overnight: Forest Lodge Resort Pemberton & Best Western Pemberton. (B,D)

DAY 11 Sunday November 10, 2019 Margaret River
Morning: Near Pemberton, visit the Beedelup Falls, in Greater Beedelup National Park. Morning tea in the town of Nannup. Then proceed to the town of Margaret River, located in one of the premium wine-growing regions of the world. On arrival, enjoy a panoramic sightseeing coach tour of Margaret River town and the surrounding vineyards. Visit one of the wineries, for sightseeing tour & wine tasting. Evening: Enjoy dinner & excellent live music at one of Margaret River’s fine eating establishments. Overnight: Margaret River Hotel. (B,Wine Tasting, D)

DAY 12 Monday November 11, 2019 Margaret River
Morning: Take a stroll along the river and visit Surfer’s Beach, in Margaret River. Then head south. Visit the majestic Boranup Forest (karri trees, reaching heights of 50 m. or more). Visit Boranup Gallery (wood gallery & art gallery). Then visit the beach at Hamelin Bay, where we may see some of the famous Hamelin Bay stingrays. Afternoon: Visit dramatic Jewel Cave, the town of Augusta, and Cape Leeuwin (where the Southern & Indian Oceans meet), before returning to Margaret River. Evening: Enjoy a Wayne Horsburgh concert, especially for our tour group. (B)

DAY 13 Tuesday November 12, 2019 Fremantle / Perth
Head north, to Fremantle and Perth. Along the way visit Bunbury, WA’s second largest city. We may catch a glimpse of Bunbury’s famous bottlenose dolphins. Then visit Busselton, where we will see that city’s very long wooden jetty. Afternoon: Sightseeing coach tour of Fremantle, with local guide, including a visit to The Roundhouse (originally a prison; oldest building in WA). Also visit the bronze statue of the late Bon Scott (lead singer, AC/DC). Enjoy guided tour of historic Fremantle Prison (a World Heritage Site) & visit the outstanding W.A. Shipwrecks Museum. Remainder of afternoon: Free time. Evening: You may like to have a Fish ‘n’ Chips dinner. After dinner enjoy a special performance by local sea shanty group, The Lost Quays. Overnight: Novotel Langley Hotel, Perth. (B)

DAY 14 Wednesday November 13, 2019 The Pinnacles / Perth
Travel north (via the coast road) to Nambung National Park, home of The Pinnacles (thousands of limestone pillars rising up to 5 metres high). These peculiar geological formations were formed by calcified limestone approx. 25,000 to 30,000 years ago. Return to Perth via the inland road (the Brand Highway). Evening: End of Tour Dinner, featuring outstanding WA bluegrass band, Bluegrass Parkway. (B,D)

DAY 15 Thursday November 14, 2019 Home
After breakfast bid farewell to your new friends before returning home. Our coach will do one transfer to the airport, this morning, for those flying home this afternoon. (B)

Twin Fare Single Fare
$4,850 $5,780

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Travel in first-class chartered coaches throughout.
  • Accommodation in well-located hotels & motels, with private facilities, on a twin share basis, throughout. Hotel taxes and service charges.
  • Daily breakfast; 8 dinners; 1 lunch; 1 morning tea; 1 supper (as indicated by B,L,D,Supper, etc., in the itinerary).
  • Entry to all sightseeing attractions mentioned in the itinerary, except for those marked ‘optional’ or those where it says ‘see’. If it says, ‘See the Governor’s Residence’ it doesn’t mean we visit or enter the Governor’s Residence.
  • Coach tours of Perth, Fremantle, Albany & Kalgoorlie, with local stepon guides. Panoramic coach tours of York, Esperance & Margaret River.
  • Day trip to Rottnest Island, including ferry to and from, rail & coach tour of the island, & lunch.
  • Entry to all music performances specifically mentioned in the itinerary, except for any marked ‘optional’
  • Wayne Horsburgh will be Celebrity Host on the whole tour.
  • Sightseeing tour and wine tasting at a Margaret River winery.
  • National Park fees.
  • Tour management by John Howie & Gill Delaney, meeting the group on arrival in Perth and travelling with the group.
  • A Travelrite travel bag.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Flights to and from Perth. Please talk to our travel consultant about flights.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Meals unless specified (as ‘included’ meals) in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing and general expenses unless specified in the itinerary.
  • Additional travel arrangements not in the detailed itinerary. These will be quoted for separately.

Please Note:

Everybody needs to be in Perth, ready to commence Sightseeing Coach Tour of Perth, at 1pm on October 31st.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

International touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.

Tour Operator:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd, License number 30858 (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour operator.

Tour Costs:
The tours costs are based on transport, accommodation costs and entry costs at 1 February 2019. Travelrite reserves the right to alter the costs if any of these factors change, giving any passenger that has booked the right to withdraw with full refund of monies paid or modify arrangements. No alterations to costings will be made within 60 days of departure.

Deposits and Payments:
A deposit of $500 per passenger is required at the time of booking. Full payment will be required 60 days before departure. A 1.5% administration charge will be added to payment by Visa, Mastercard and AMEX cards.

Cancellations:
Cancellations within 60 days prior to departure will result in the loss of all monies paid. Cancellation outside 60 days from departure will result in a cancellation fee of $500 per person.

Travel Insurance:
Travel insurance is recommended to cover the costs of cancellation fees due to illness, death in family, etc.

Minimum Tour Numbers and Conditions:
The tour has been priced on the basis of a minimum number of passengers having booked 60 days prior to departure. Travelrite reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of all monies paid or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified cost. Travelrite reserves the right to change advertised entrances if necessary for the smooth operation of the tour. Refunds: The tour is based on arrangements which do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.

TOUR PARTICIPATION:
Children under 5 years of age are ineligible on coach & cruise tours. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers with disabilities are welcome on Travelrite & Cruise Offers tours provided they are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance, and do not require special assistance from Travelrite & Cruise Offers personnel. Travelrite and Cruise Offers reserves the right to refuse to carry anyone if it is felt the individual cannot cope with the requirements of coach & cruise tour travel and who may require services and facilities that Travelrite & Cruise Offers cannot guarantee will be available. You agree to not hold the Travelrite & Cruise Offers responsible for any decision made by any of them or any service provider to refuse to carry you, provide any facilities or accommodation to you or to provide any service to you.

Responsibility:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd. (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Travelrite acts only as an agent in the making of arrangements for hotels, transportation, restaurants or any other service and does not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in the tour, or by act of God. Further no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this tour and/ or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any tour and/or make such changes in the tour as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the tour. This contract shall be construed in accordance of the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be taken in the State of Victoria.

How to Book:
Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $500 per person to:

Travelrite International Pty Ltd
182 Canterbury Road Heathmont, Victoria 3135

Further information can be obtained by telephoning

Toll Free: 1800 033 436
Phone: (03) 9729 8722
Fax: (03) 9729 0682

Email: heathmont@travelrite.com.au

About Travelrite International:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a well-established travel company which has been operating in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne for more than 36 years. It is fully ATAS accredited (No. A10538) and has two fully credited IATA offices Heathmont and Balwyn. As such, it directly represents the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international tour and transport operators. Travelrite International has been operating special interest tours for twenty eight years, and now runs over 80 tours a year. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA

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