Day Tour From Perth 2017: Exciting Escapes, Cruisey Afternoons and Unmissable Local Tours
Summer has finally arrived and many of us are looking for the perfect day tour from Perth to enjoy our free time and beautiful recent weather.
While throngs of Perthians begin the pilgrimage to Kuta for a sack full of pirated DVDs and a knock off Michael Kors handbag, Summit Web thinks this holiday season could be a great opportunity for all of us to buck the trend and catch a little bit of our own stunning backyard.
But of course with Western Australia being such a rich smorgasbord of sights, sounds and experiences, you might be left wondering:
where do I get started?
Don’t worry – we’ve rounded up some of the best experiences and adventures this great old western state has to offer, from kayaking through lush green vineyards to jet skiing around islands accompanied by an entourage of bottlenose dolphins, to give you an idea of what to do this summer.
Day tour from Perth Options this summer:
Kayaking wine tour of the Swan Valley
Wine cruise on kayak during day tour from Perth to swan valleySuffering from that age old January dilemma of wanting a nice glass of red but also staying committed to those healthy new year’s resolutions?
Well, stress no more because we’ve found the ideal compromise – a canoe crawl through some of WA’s most distinguished vineyards.
Grab a group and head out for this half day tour from Perth navigating the serene rivers and captivating landscapes of The Swan Valley as you enjoy some of the area’s most revered wineries.
This half day excursion, which includes wine tastings and lunch, combines a guided history, ample exercise and a chance to experience the region’s diverse nature (and spectacular wines) in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.
The best part? Absolutely no canoeing experience is necessary because you’ll be in the trusted hands of Perth kayaking pioneers Rivergods, who have been safely navigating WA waters for over 22 years.
Sign us up!
Can’t find a group, or in it for the exercise?
Rivergods also offer a variety of Kayaking adventure packages and a few fantastic half day tour from Perth options, including a fantastic Seal and Penguin Island day trip which comes highly recommended by the staff.
Jet Skiing Cockburn Sound
Kayaking not quite the high octane experience you wanted to rip into the new year?
How about a full throttle half day tour from Perth where you will take part in a guided jet ski tour through the majestic waters of Cockburn Sound, south of Fremantle before heading over to the beautiful (and hugely underrated) Carnac Island (located just south of Rottnest Island).
Launching from Woodman Point, the iSafari Perth tour zips through the awesome open seas of Cockburn Sound, stopping in at Carnac Island before finally rounding out with an exploration of the rich reef surrounding Garden Island, a magnificent place to come face to face with the literally hundreds of different species of marine life.
The adventure is a favourite of tour guide Brittany.
“Where else would you experience the opportunity of a close encounter with sea lions as well as bottlenose dolphins while zooming around on a jet ski?”
Fancy an extreme adventure but keen to stick to shore?
iSafari also offers a variety of wonderfully adventurous full and half day tour from Perth options including: biking around Fremantle to taking an exclusive ATV across the dunes of Lancelin.
A Boutique Cruise to Carnac Island
Relaxing day tour from perth to carnac island people relaxing on boatIf Kayaking or Jet-skiing are a tad out of your wheelhouse why not let someone else do the hard work for you while you sit back in the summer sun on an intimate guided cruise across to Carnac.
Taking off from Fremantle’s East Jetty at a very manageable 10am, this day tour from Perth is a unique experience which includes a snorkel session with sting rays, a relaxing dip with sea lions and an opportunity to have a taste of scuba diving as well; all with a full lunch, snacks, drinks and most importantly great banter amply provided throughout your sun soaked lazy day.
Pretty amazing, especially considering you’ll be home and hosed for the start of the Big Bash at 4pm.
6 hours not enough?
The team at Boutique Cruises offer a variety of ways to bring relaxation to the southwest experience from overnight escapes to Rottnest for up to 4 guests (ideal for divers or boating enthusiasts looking for a longer experience) to providing a short day tours from Perth with a personal charter.
Sand Boarding, Koalas and Pinnacles all in a day
Thinking this list is a tad beach heavy?
Man sandboarding in Lancelin on day tour from PerthWhy not turn your attention in land and explore the sandier side of the state this summer.
Nothing could be better than grabbing a board and hitting the smooth, giant white dunes of Lancelin or weaving through the awe-inspiring rock formations of the Pinnacles at sunset.
How about an all day tour from Perth adventure including both?
Leaving at 8:30am from the very central Wellington Street, this fully loaded day-out starts by taking a turn up to the always sensational Moore River, moves on to an awesome sandboarding session and finally glides you over to the spectacular Pinnacles for unforgettable experience.
As if that’s not enough, you’ll also get to stop in to visit everyone’s favourite furry stoners at the Koala Boardwalk in Yanchep National Park and be home in time for the night session of the Aussie Open at 7:30pm.
Who said you needed water to have fun this summer?
Get in touch with the team at Tours With A Twist to talk about their variety of day tours from Perth.
A Walk through time and Kings Park
Kings park indigenous day tour from perth with man using aboriginal toolsWhile it may not be the most extreme of the experiences on this list, in terms of procuring a deeper understanding of Western Australia this Indigenous guided tour of Kings Park may be the most important.
It’s also a cracking way to spend a balmy summer afternoon.
Joining your friendly and knowledgeable Aboriginal Guide, this wonderful tour explains the history and relevance of the Wadjuk, Perth’s first people.
Along the way you’ll discover a plethora of unique local flora used for bush food and medicine, become acquainted with an array of tools and survival techniques and even be transported to a different time in Australian history through a local Dreamtime story.
The Kings Park Arvo Escape comes personally recommended by Greg, part owner of Indigenous WA.
“I’ve been in tours my whole life and this one in Kings Park is the most comprehensive and enjoyable I’ve done. I love doing them myself.”
Quick, enjoyable, educational, affordable and may actually save your life – there aren’t too many reasons not to go on this walk.
Can’t get to Kings Park?
Indigenous Tours WA also offer a Fremantle guided walk as a fantastic day tour from Perth.
Romance, peace and luxury for two
Romantic day tour from Perth couple in a horse and carriageFeeling a bit overwhelmed by a constant barrage of family BBQ’s, drinks with friends, evenings with neighbours and daily kid’s outings this holiday?
Treat someone special in your life to a memorable romantic moment of peace for two as you gently meander through the beautiful and intimate surrounds of the Swan Valley in the luxury of an elegant horse-drawn Victorian Carriage.
Sit back and enjoy being chauffeured through the Valley’s picturesque landscape to an exclusive vineyard for a wine tasting, followed by spending a romantic hour or so savouring a scrumptious and luxurious private picnic (complete with full bottle of wine).
The afternoon escape is perfect for proposals and anniversaries or as a special way to thank that special person for making it through the holiday season.
Like horses but not so keen on the romance or can’t get away from the kids? Swan Valley Wagon Tours offer a wide range of (very kid friendly) horse-drawn outings through this beautiful area daily.
All in one – a road trip to Exmouth
People sitting on beach in Exmouth doing more than just day tour from perthHave a bit more time on your hands and fancy, say, everything we’ve written up?
Well pack your bags, take the phone off the hook and get ready for an all Aussie adventure as you convoy up to the gorgeous and remote beach paradise of Exmouth.
Starting out from the city and swinging by both Scarborough and Hilarys on it’s way through this jam packed 8 day round trip encompasses pretty much everything this spectacular side of our great red island coast line can deliver.
Among the plethora of amazing experiences this the tour includes are swimming with sea lions in Cervantes, cuddling koalas in Yanchep, marvelling at WA’s mysterious horizontal trees, abseiling the rock faces of ancient gorges, sheering sheep, exploring Monkey Mia and snorkelling Shark Bay – peppered with daily stops to enjoy blissful beaches and have a cold beer over a hot BBQ.
Sights, adventure, exploration and ample free time to recharge the batteries.
Could there be a better way to start 2017?
If you are keen to experience a little more than everyone else’s simple day tour from Perth and this tour sounds too appealing to pass up, get in touch with Red Earth Safari‘s to find out how to hit the road today.
And that’s it!
All you need to know to make 2017 the year that you experience the best of your own back yard!
So, what are you waiting for?
See you out there!