Your Tailored Itinerary
Swap fishy business in Sydney for Perth’s coastline and idyllic Margaret River…
Day 1–4
Fly from London to Sydney with Singapore Airlines, in Economy. Visit the fish market; climb Sydney Bridge; explore the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Rocks Markets or Bondi Beach.
Day 5–7
Fly to Perth; hit Cottesloe Beach; go whale-watching.
Day 8–12
Drive to Margaret River. Stop off at Rockingham Beach; go on a tour.
Day 13
Drive back to Perth.
Day 14
Fly from Perth to London with Singapore Airlines, in Economy.
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Day 1: Fly into Sydney and check into Pier One Sydney Harbour, a nautical bolthole with harbour-view rooms and sea-fresh cuisine. Start by exploring the city’s famous Fish Market. Stay for lunch and feast on the freshest sushi and sashimi, plucked from your favourite stalls. 

Day 2–3: Get bird’s-eye views of the city and harbour by signing up to BridgeClimb, which will see you scaling Sydney Bridge (you can even abseil down); back on ground-level, go for a peaceful ramble in the Royal Botanic Gardens, which opened in 1816.

Day 4: Have a rummage in The Rocks Markets, held every weekend (on Fridays, it’s a food-focussed affair). If the market’s not on, slow things down by sunbathing on Bondi Beach. 

Day 5–6: Continue the beach adventure by flying to Perth (flight time: five hours). Play a game of cricket on sprawling Cottesloe Beach (or simply surfer-watch, with fish and chips). Check into Alex Hotel, a tasty hideaway in Perth’s cultured Northbridge neighbourhood.

Day 7: If you’ve got bigger game in mind, go whale-watching on one of the daily cruises, which leave from the city centre (late August through to December).

Day 8–10: The Margaret River region (a three-hour drive from Perth) is beautifully bucolic: spend a few days exploring its countryside, coast and wineries. On the way to Margaret River, stop off at Rockingham Beach (a 40-minute drive from Perth), and keep an eye out for wild dolphins. Keep the relaxation levels high by checking into Empire Retreat and Spa, an Asian-influenced hideaway with serene, romantic rooms, a blissful spa and a fruitful onsite vineyard.

Day 11–12: Go on a Margaret River Discovery Tour, which includes a winery lunch and a kayaking session with a friendly local guide.

Day 13: Drive back to Perth from Margaret River.

Day 14: Catch your flight back to London.

Empire retreat and spa
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Alex Hotel
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Pier One Sydney Harbour
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