Britt B Pinnacles Day Trip
With only two of us plus Patricia our guide we left Perth around 8 am heading first to Yanchep Park. Patricia kept us busy by pointing out different places telling us the history behind each place and answering any questions we had.
Our first stop was Yanchep Park, were we spent time watching kangaroos and koalas in their natural surroundings, birds by the lake and also learning a lot about the native plants. It was a very casual and non hurried walk through the park, peaceful and quiet on a beautiful day. There were plenty of photo ops.
Next on the agenda we took a tour of the Crystal Cave. Our local guide, being passionate about her work, made it into an interesting learning experience. It was a relaxed small group tour with plenty of photo ops. From there on we motored on to Cervantes, where we had a great lunch at the Lobster Shack by the beach. My first time eating rock lobster I was not disappointed. The meal also included six shrimps and a great big bun plus dipping sauce, also wine if you so chose. After lunch we spent some time on the beach taking pics and enjoying the view and the saltwater air before leaving for the Pinnacles. The drive to our next stop went fast, since Patricia had brought a lot of charts of plants and reading materials. It made for an interesting trip being able to identify various native plants.
Arriving at the Pinnacles we spent time in various parts of the area checking out all the formations, taking pictures and never feeling rushed. I tried to absorb all the information Patricia gave us. Next we drove to the visitor center for a shopping spree. I managed to secure some original aboriginal hand painted art that I will cherish forever.
On our last drive en route back to Perth we watched the sun set and arrived at Scarborough after dark. It was a beautiful picture with all the lights from the beach and the moon reflecting in the Indian Ocean. The architecture and artwork on and around the Esplanade was impressive with the lights showing off the colors of the designs.
It was a wonderful day with Patricia, full of information , salsa music and lots of laughs. Thank you Stephanie for joining the tour, and thank you ever so much Patricia for making it happen.
We booked the trip on 25 Apr 2018 which happens to be Anzac Day. Patricia still proceeded with tour even though it’s a public holiday, with only my wife and I!! The tour, Swan Valley Palate Adventure lived up to its name! it was a true palate adventure that awakens the senses as well. We had gone on a Swan Valley tour during our previous trip in 2014, but the tour with Patricia surpasses the standard and brought a whole new level of experience as well as sights of Swan Valley that is not atypical of a Swan Valley trip. We highly recommend this trip to first timers or tourists visiting Swan Valley again. Swan Valley Palate Adventure will not disappoint you.
Our guide Patricia Gamero was amazing if you want to see the real Swan Valley she’s your girl!!!!
Patricia our guide was marvelous, there was only two of us on the trip so we had plenty of time. We saw Kangaroos and Koalas at Yanchep and went on a lovely walk looking at the wildflowers. Lancelin and the pinnacles were very enjoyable as was Scarborough beach, although we just missed the sunset!
A great day out with an excellent guide, Patricia. Went to the National park Yanchep saw Roos and very sleepy Koalas, visited the Crystal cave, guide here was also excellent. After lunch visited the Pinnacles Desert, and rounded off the day watching the sun go down on Scarborough beach.
Awesome The trip is awesome. The tour guide is very friendly and informative. Satisfied with the arrangement and lunch provided. Would recommend to friends.
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The most wonderful tour! This trip includes several places such as yanchep national park, crystal cave ,the pinnacles and burns beach, which is pretty cost effective. And Partricia made my trip very delighted. She is so considerate and passionate. She introduced detailed history of scenes and prepared fresh fruits and beverage.
Tanya D Patricia made this one of the best and most memorable days of my visit to Perth. If you have very little time in Perth I strongly recommend this tour as it goes far out up north along the coast and the beauty of Perth is it’s stunning natural surroundings just outside of the city.I call this the ‘Rocky Road’ tour because it was full of interesting rock formations. A highly tailored tour that began at Yanchep, where she included a walk trail around the lake (the other tour operators weren’t seemingly taking that and being an animal and nature lover, I also liked the fact that I could see the koalas and kangaroos in the wild rather than ‘touch the koalas.’ Patricia also knew a good deal about the names of birds and trees that were all so new to me in Australia and that was important for me).Then we went onto the interesting crystal cave with its dripping stalagmites and tites. After some great views of the Australian landscape and ghostly appearances of floating white dunes in the middle of green bush we arrived at the pinnacles. This moonscape is other worldly and you’re going to be amazed at it once you’re there.Patricia had also altered the tour a bit according to my taste as we went along, as I was the only one. When we had extra time, she took slight detour to the Lancelin Dunes. She does know how to pick a good restaurant for the best locally made delicacies. On our way back we stopped at Burns beach for an amazing sunset and yet some more interesting rocks along the beach. One of them looked like an elephant was coming right at me. These rocks like the ones at the Pinnacles, had also been partly eroded by air into fantastic shapes.We ended the tour at Scarborough beach and I was very happy with my day. I truly had a feel of Australia, as Perth was my first stop. A very varied insight into the region and ever changing landscapes.Thanks Patricia for this fantastic tour!”
Maria G Sunset Coast Tour, Amazing, I had the best experience while in Perth, I took tours to Scarborough and Trigg Beach, King’s Park (to see the Little Prince’s tree: the Boad), Rottness Island (the only place in the world that has the beautiful Quoakkas), Freemantle, the Getty and Underwater Observatory in Busselton, Caversham to touch koalas and feed kangaroos. It was all wonderful, the guide knows a lot of history and fun facts, she was very nice, and only takes you to the best places. It even took us to a place to eat lavender scones, which were amazing, while in the wineries in Swan Valley. 100% recommended!
A Happy Happening Day out. A small group with an expert like Patricia. What more can one need for a perfect trip. Well planned 12hrs capturing major attractions of Perth. Worth the money spent.
Exploring Nature Perth to Yanchep tour Wow incredible !! We went along the beach then to see the gravity centre. 2 thumbs up! Thanks for the fun trip!
Interesting Claremont Walking tour. Now I know the history of the area. Walking around Claremont, listening to the stories of the early settlers and interesting facts about some ancient buildings.
Amazing Discovery Patricia took us for a walk through Claremont and its riverfront and uncovered and showed us so much history about this place which we would never have knew. Historic accounts of settlers and their challenges and lifestyles; so many heritage homes and finally, a great little picnic at the park down the slope by the river at the bottom of the Museum indulging in very interesting indigenous delights. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a taste of something extraordinary. You will be pleasantly surprised. Thank you Pat!!!
We were given a great tour of Yanchep National Park and surrounding areas and had a lovely lunch. The tour is conducted at a relaxed pace and visiting the science building and wild flowers and lovely beaches along the way back to Perth makes for a lovely day.
TheCrow22 Excellent tour of Yanchep and surrounds I went on the tour of Yanchep and surrounds in late December 2014. The caving part of the tour was really enjoyable and the Gravity Discovery Centre was lots of fun. The tour also includes lunch in a tearoom (be warned – there is lots of yummy chocolate on offer!). I’d highly recommend this tour. A great experience!
Decided to book a day trip to Yanchep with my husband and a friend also visiting Perth. At the Yanchep park we visited the crystal cave -it was very informative and interesting. I was amazed at the fact these are all over WA’s coast (but people don’t really know about them). We then got to see the koalas on the boardwalk-they were actually quite close which was good. The lunch at the cafe was included in the trip and was yummy and filling enough. Note that you only get to choose from a few dishes so best if you have any dietary requirements to let the tour operators know at the time of booking.
We then had a stopover at the gravity museum – it was a nice touch to use the venue’s own guide as it was really interesting all the work they’re doing there.
I don’t think I would have known this was here had I not been taken there. On the way back we were taken along the coast to see Perth’s beautiful beaches.
They dropped us off in the city afterwards.
Having lived in Perth around 10 years ago I found the tour a little more expensive than hiring a car but it’s always easier if you’re taken out and shown around as often you don’t really know what you don’t know! Perth’s also changed quite a bit so it was good to see new areas. The bus was comfy and the tour guides Patty and Ross were friendly and knowledgeable of the areas.