New Year In The West
Fremantle - Injidup Beach - Fremantle
Join the TRUE NORTH in Fremantle for seven-nights of stylish adventure. Embark on Boxing Day and relax as the crew cater to your every whim. Explore Perth’s favourite island getaway, Rottnest Island and let our attentive crew introduce you to one their favourite activities – fishing! Shipwrecks and excellent diversity in marine life also provide memorable opportunities for both snorkellers and divers. Then marvel at the beauty of Cape Naturalist and Geographe Bay and of course, a visit to the south-west wouldn’t be complete without tasting the wines of the world-renowned Margaret River wine region. Live music will feature during our New Year celebrations – no need to call a taxi and you don’t even need a reservation for dinner! A truly unique way to experience the south west!
This is a sample itinerary only. Prevailing conditions, local arrangements and indeed, what we discover on the day, may cause variation. Helicopter flights can be purchased additional to the indicated tariff as a package or individually.
A short drive from the inner city of Perth, following the Swan River, will take you to the Port of Fremantle. Fremantle has a thriving arts and culinary scene and is recognised for its well preserved Victorian and Edwardian streetscapes and convict-era heritage. Embarkation is at 1700 – time for a cocktail with your fellow adventurers before we introduce you to the delights of our renowned galley!
Awake this morning at WA’s favourite island getaway, Rottnest Island! A protected nature reserve, it’s home to the quokka, a small wallaby-like marsupial often famed for posing in ‘selfies’ with celebrity visitors! There will be plenty of opportunities for beach combing, relaxed snorkelling in waist deep water or perhaps spend some quality time in search of the catch of the day! The SCUBA divers will enjoy the warm waters of the Leeuwin Current to explore reefs which host a variety of corals and fish, unique swim throughs and hidden caves. Alternatively, take a bus or bike your way around the island at your leisure. The ships helicopter will provide a different perspective of the island with a low level circumnavigation showcasing stunning views of turquoise bays, pink salt lakes and historic lighthouses. When you’re not on excursion, relax onboard TRUE NORTH and enjoy our renowned cuisine in air-conditioned comfort. The licensed open-air bar will definitely be the spot to witness your first spectacular ‘Rotto Sunset’.
Join your fellow adventurers for a morning sightseeing cruise in one of our comfortable adventure boats - take in the beauty of the north eastern side of the island as we cruise around Bathurst Point, Pinky Beach and The Basin, perhaps pull up to the beach for a swim or a wander to the bakery! The guides will try their luck ‘dropping the pots’ in search of the famed Western Rock Lobster.
At Parker Point, the delights of the reef are just a fin kick away – and in swimming pool like conditions you will be astounded by the colours of corals and fish alike.
Rottnest always proves to be a relaxed and fun-filled place to be no matter which activity you choose! The helicopter will take to the sky’s today for a VIP experience like no other! Take in views of the Swan River and Perth city before landing amongst the vineyards for your private tour and tasting at our feature winery. Finish the day with a cocktail before yet another unforgettable evening meal!
Another day in paradise – perhaps an early morning swim and breakfast on the deck before the adventure boats set off to explore the region. The tranquil water of Geographe Bay is an attraction within itself. Sheltered from prevailing winds at Cape Naturaliste, there is 30km of pristine beach to enjoy as well as the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere, the jetty took over 95 years to build and stretches 2km into the ocean. A helicopter flight to Margaret River and a wine tasting at a distinguished winery is sure to be a highlight today! After a relaxing alfresco style lunch on the outside bar deck; sightseeing, fishing, snorkelling and diving will be on offer this afternoon! Recognised as one of Australia’s top shore dives, the Busselton Jetty is home to over 300 marine species. Its piles create Australia’s greatest artificial reef, home to a remarkable array of vividly coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish and invertebrates. Then it’s back onboard to enjoy the ultimate comfort of the TRUE NORTH and another exquisite dining experience.
Wake to our stunning anchorage at Injidup Beach - this long stretch of white sandy beach skirts stunning azure water and has a Mediterranean feel - without the crowds and paparazzi! Begin the day with a leisurely walk along a section of the Cape to Cape track to visit Wyadup Natural Spa – there is no spa in the world as exclusive as this one! A breath-taking helicopter flight will be on offer to discover the entire coastline between Cape Naturalist and Cape Leeuwin. Fly over famous surf breaks and the stunning wilyabrup cliffs before rounding Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse – where the Southern and the Indian oceans meet – then absorb majestic views of the Blackwood River and Augusta before flying back over wine country en route to TRUE NORTH. As the sun sets on another spectacular day in the south west, join us for our pearl and diamond party! Enjoy a glass of bubbly whilst trying on exquisite pieces created by the talented jewellers at Allure, Jewels of the Kimberley and Kimberley Fine Diamonds.
The adventure boats will depart for a scenic meander along the coastline of Cape Naturalist, or join our experienced fishing guides to ‘wet a line’ and delight our chefs with an abundance of freshly caught fare! Divers will have the opportunity to submerge on the former Australian Navy Destroyer - HMAS Swan, one of the largest accessible dive wrecks in the Southern Hemisphere.
Then, join a tour of the world-renowned Margaret River wine region. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery aboard our luxury coach as we guide you along the south west wine trail to culinary heaven! An exquisite lunch with accompanied wines will showcase the finest of Margaret River’s local produce ‘from paddock to plate’.
Sample the chef’s beach-cooked delights and indulge with a glass of champagne on Eagle Bay beach as the sun sets on over the west coast. The New Year’s Eve party will continue onboard TRUE NORTH with live music to welcome in 2021in style!
Have you ever dreamed of swimming with wild dolphins? With all equipment provided (including wetsuits), interact with these fascinating creatures amongst the sheltered waters of Rockingham and its nearby islands. Experience an exhilarating and unique wildlife encounter that will stay with you forever.
A short cruise this afternoon will take us to our anchorage at secluded Carnac Island. The island is home to Australian sea lions, New Zealand fur seals, bottlenose dolphins and an abundance of bird life. Explore the underwater world on a dive or snorkel, enjoy a swim in the crystal clear waters or relax under the shade of one of our colourful umbrellas! Take a stand up board for a paddle or explore the coastline in one of our twin kayaks. Fishing boats will depart in search of herring, tailor and whiting or set off to the deeper reefs to target pink snapper and dhufish!
Helicopter flights will also be on offer today – enjoy a magnificent aerial perspective of Fremantle boat harbour, iconic Cottesloe beach, the Swan River and the Perth City skyline! After another action-packed day, join the crew in the bar lounge and reflect on our shared adventures - re-live what is guaranteed to be an experience of a lifetime on the stunning South West Coast.
With the coastline now discovered in style, it's time for your early-morning disembarkation in the port city of Fremantle.
Maiden voyage in 2020