Villa Carlotta Travel are Western Australia’s Seniors Travel Specialists, conducting extended coach tours designed for the discerning traveller over 55 years of age. A family owned company, our reputation for quality, care and entertaining travel ensures that we continually exceed our customers’ holiday expectations.
All Villa Carlotta tours depart from Perth and encompass the must see destinations throughout our vast state. From the rugged North West and the pristine Coral Coast, to the historic Golden Outback and the lush South West region. Join us on a fully escorted tour to visit such iconic locations as the Ningaloo Marine Park, Karijini National Park, Wave Rock, Monkey Mia, Broome, Kalbarri, Exmouth, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Margaret River, Busselton, Augusta, Albany, Walpole, Esperance, and Denmark. With an intimate knowledge of Western Australia, our tours ensure you experience the natural wonders, wildlife, seasonal wildflowers, arts and crafts, history, wineries and local produce that make our state a popular tourist destination world wide. If you dream of seeing dolphins and whales, swinging in the canopy of the Tree Top Walk, going underground in a gold mine, cruising the gorges of the Kimberley or simply relaxing on a pristine beach your holiday of a lifetime awaits with Villa Carlotta Travel. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.
What makes us a “jolly good company”?
All of our tours are fully inclusive, making it easy to budget for your next adventure.
Every Villa Carlotta holiday includes the following:
* Courtesy home/hotel pick-up and return in the Perth metropolitan area
* Quality accommodation venues
* Daily cooked breakfasts, morning teas and three course dinners
* All attractions
* Luxury coach travel for your safety and comfort
* Informative, entertaining and caring Coach Captain and Hostess
* Insurance on tours of nine days or more
Southern Forest Luxury
Walpole / Pemberton / Valley of the Giants / Tree Top Walk / Nornalup Inlet Cruise
Mild climate, a gentle pace of life and idyllic settings make this the perfect summer holiday. Its exquisite landscapes are a blend of rolling hillsides, vineyards, fertile orchard, majestic forests and rugged coastline. The townships of Walpole and Pemberton provide an ideal base from which to explore, staying at the Treetop Walk Motel and Pemberton Hotel.
Day 1 Perth to Walpole (D)
After your courtesy home collection, we will whisk you away from it all, south to tall timber country and five days of luxury and adventure. The journey south follows the Harvest Highway through Donnybrook, Balingup, Bridgetown and Manjimup. Our late afternoon arrival in Walpole brings you the Walpole Tree Top Walk Motel, a touch of luxury with excellent amenities.
Overnight : Tree Top Walk Motel
Day 2 Nornalup Inlet Cruise & Tree Top Walk (B/D)
All aboard the fully enclosed Rainbow Lady for a morning tea cruise across the scenic Nornalup Inlet. This is a special opportunity to learn about a pristine natural paradise with the Muir family. After lunch, walk through the canopy on the internationally acclaimed Tree Top Walk and meander through the Ancient Empire of veteran tingle trees on the boardwalk.
Overnight : Tree Top Walk Motel,
Day 3 Walpole to Pemberton (B,D)
Morning tea awaits at the delightful Thurlby Herb Farm. Travelling west we meet the small town of Northcliffe where the Pioneer Museum tells the story of Group Settlement in this area. Purchase lunch at your leisure in the town centre, before we continue on our way to Pemberton. The lakeside cellar door at Phillips Estate offers wine tastings that showcase award winning vintages.
Overnight : Pemberton Hotel
Day 4 Trouts and Trams (B,L,D)
A late start gives you plenty of time to relax and appreciate your surroundings. Morning tea is served at the base of the giant Bicentennial Tree. A guided tour at the King Trout and Marron Farm will give you an insight into intensive aquaculture, before lunch is served over looking the picturesque freshwater lake. After lunch we ride the historic tram through lush forests, over trestle bridges and along river valleys, on one of the most majestic rail lines in Australia.
Overnight : Pemberton Hotel
Day 5 Pemberton to Perth (B,L)
Leaving the southern forests behind we tour to the lovely town of Nannup for morning tea. Enjoy a farewell lunch on our return to Perth, where our complimentary taxis will deliver you safely home.
Esperance Seniors Special
Recherche Archipelago Cruise/Cape Le Grande National Park/Wave Rock
Esperance, the jwel of the south coast and gateway to the scenic islands of the Recherche Archipelago and Cape Le Grand National Park. Explore this regions rugged beauty in comfort, staying four nights at the four star beachside Bay of Isles Motel.
Day 1 Perth – Esperance
Collecting you from home we transfer you to our five star coach and begin the traverse across the Darling Scarp and the vast wheat belt to Esperance. Pass through Pingelly, Wickepin, Lake Grace, and Ravensthorpe.
Day 2 Coastal Grandeur Cruise
Cruise the islands of the Recherche Archipelago aboard the Seabreeze, a fully fitted modern catamaran. Keep you eyes open for dolphins, whales, seals and sea eagles that frequent the southern ocean.
Day 3 Esperance Region
Explore the thriving town of Esperance and visit local attractions including Observatory Point and Rotary Lookout. See the Windfarm dominating the skyline and the unique Pink Lake.
Day 4 Cape Le Grand National Park
Wild coastal scenery, rugged granite peaks, and sweeping heathlands characterise Cape Le Grand National Park. The pristine beaches of Hellfire and Lucky Bays are set between rocky headlands. Returning to Esperance, visit the fascinating aquarium and the menagerie of animals at the Telegraph Farm.
Day 5 Esperance – Wave Rock – Perth
Leaving Esperance, we travel through Ravensthorpe to Hyden, site of the world famous Wave Rock. A farewell lunch awaits before continuing on to Perth where we will see you safely to your door.
Overnight each night at Bay of Isles Motel, Esperance
Kalbarri Seniors Special
Kalbarri Beach Resort / Murchison River Cruise / Murchison House Station / Kalbarri National Park
A relaxing five day break visiting Kalbarri, one of Western Australia’s premier holiday destinations. You will have the opportunity to explore the spectacular sights for which this region is renowned whilst enjoying the comforts of the Kalbarri Beach Resort. Cruise on board the Kalbarri River Queen along the magnificent
Murchison River and visit the rugged outback at Murchison House Station.
Day 1 Perth to Kalbarri (D)
Be picked up from home and join our luxury coach for the journey north through Eneabba, Dongara and historical Greenough.
Stop at the HMAS Sydney Memorial in Geraldton before the last stretch to Kalbarri, our home for the next four nights.
Day 2 Kalbarri Coastline (B/D)
Today provides an opportunity to sit back and enjoy the unique relaxing atmosphere and mild weather of Kalbarri. Our morning includes an orientation tour of the Kalbarri township and a scenic drive along the dramatic Kalbarri coastline, followed by a visit to the Rainbow Jungle, home to an impressive collection of Australian Parrots. Your afternoon is free for you to relax and enjoy the amenities of the Kalbarri Beach Resort. Watch the sun set over the horizon in this slice of paradise.
Day 3 Cruising the Murchison (B/L/D)
This morning we join the Kalbarri River Queen for a relaxing and informative luncheon cruise down the Murchison River. This ancient waterway presents an abundance of wildlife, history and natural beauty for us to explore. We travel inland to Murchison House Station, one of the oldest and largest pastoral stations in Western Australia.
Day 4 Murchison Gorge (B/D)
Following breakfast we embark on a half day tour into the Kalbarri National Park, sight of the famous “Nature’s Window” rock formation. Morning tea today is in the great outdoors, surrounded by flora with a diversity that is world renowned.
Return to Kalbarri where you have time to relax with a book, take a coastal stroll or chat with new found friends.
Day 5 Kalbarri to Perth (B/L)
We bid Kalbarri farewell and commence our journey south, travelling via the coastal ports of Northampton and Geraldton. A mouth watering lunch awaits at the Jurien Bay Hotel, before an afternoon arrival to Perth, where we return you to your door.
Overnight each night at the Kalbarri Beach Resort
Hit the road to adventure as you follow the route of CY O’Connor’s pipeline to the Kalgoorlie Goldfields. Explore rugged natural beauty and learn of prospecting stories that celebrate determination and the pioneering spirit.
Tour to Kalgoorlie on the Prospector train, and return home on the Villa Carlotta luxury coach, with the opportunity to save by using your TransWA pensioner free pass. The tour features four nights accommodation at the comfortable and centrally located Kalgoorlie Railway Motel.
Day 1 Perth to Kalgoorlie (D)
Following collection from your home by courtesy taxi, you will be transferred to the Prospector train for the journey to Kalgoorlie. Sit back and relax as you in comfort, watching as the wide expanses of agriculture give way to the rugged scenery of the Goldfields.
Day 2 The Golden Mile (B/D)
A relaxing morning as we enjoy a leisurely tour of Kalgoorlie and Boulder. During the day we will visit a variety of local attractions including the recently opened Miners Hall of Fame which celebrates the mineral industry and its people. Gain an insight into how the early miners worked at the Hannan’s North Tourist Mine and view over the enormous Super Pit mining operation.
Day 3 Historic Northern Goldfields (B/L/D)
We bid farewell to Kalgoorlie for the day, travelling north to Menzies. A booming goldrush town, in 1900, today Menzies is a memory of its past glory, a settlement of historic buildings and memories. We then make our way to Gwalia, the gateway of the historical northern Goldfields. Step back in time as you fossick among the relics in the Gwalia Museum.
Day 4 Coolgardie and Surrounds (B/D)
An interesting day awaits us as we make our way to nearby Coolgardie, the site of the original Goldfields gold discovery. The afternoon is free to provide you with an opportunity to relax and soak up the Goldfields atmosphere.
Day 5 Kalgoorlie to Perth (B/L)
Our full day coach touring takes us from the Goldfields through the heart of the states central wheat belt, following the “Golden Heritage Trail” and the pipeline that is the lifeblood of Kalgoorlie. We pass through Southern Cross and Merredin, stopping along the way for morning tea and lunch. On arrival in Perth you will be met by a courtesy taxi to take you safely home.
Seven Day South West Discovery
North West Spectacular
Murchison Goldfields / Newman / Karijini National Park / Exmouth / Coral Bay / Carnarvon / Kalbarri
Australia’s North West is an ancient, rugged land where the red desert meets the azure blue ocean and splendid coral reefs. Visit Mt Whaleback ore mine and explore Karijini National Park, a tapestry of deep gorges, plunging waterfalls and hidden rock pools. Tour the ranges and beaches of Cape Range National Park, staying three nights in Exmouth before returning south along the Coral Coast through Coral Bay and Kalbarri.
Day 1 Perth to Meekatharra LD
Begin the journey north through the Bindoon hills and into the heart of the wheat-belt. Farms give way to arid station country as we pass through Paynes Find and the historic Murchison Goldfield towns of Mt Magnet and Cue. Arrive in Meekatharra in the late afternoon.
Overnight : Auski Inland Motel, Meekatharra
Day 2 Meekatharra to Newman BD
Join a guided tour of Mt Whaleback iron ore mine, the largest of BHP Billiton’s mining operations and one of the largest open cut ore mines in the world. Continue through the rugged Pilbara to the regional centre of Newman.
Overnight : All Seasons, Newman
Day 3 Karijini National Park BLD
Karijini is one of Australia’s largest and most spectacular National Parks. The fascinating Visitors Centre is an award winning building representing a goanna moving through the country and is symbolic to the local Aboriginal people. Breathtaking views abound, from Oxers Lookout situated on the junction of four gorges, to Circular Pool and Fortescue Falls in Dales Gorge. After a full day of appreciating this unique sight we continue to Tom Price.
Overnight : Windawarri Lodge, Tom Price
Day 4 Tom Price to Exmouth BD
A relaxed days travelling from Tom Price into the Gascoyne region and up the North West Cape to Exmouth.
Overnight : Pot Shot Resort, Exmouth
Day 5 Cape Range National Park BD
Travel into the heart of the Cape Range National Park to discover its many magnificent water holes and cavernous gorges. We drive the Shothole Canyon and Charles Knife Roads, climbing to the top of the Range for spectacular views to the horizon. Your afternoon is free to relax within the comfortable surrounds of the resort.
Overnight : Pot Shot Resort, Exmouth
Day 6 Ningaloo Coast BD
At the Milyering Visitors Centre, interpretive displays and audiovisual presentations contain a wealth of information about the Cape Range National Park and Ningaloo Marine Park. Marvel at the Tower Zero Communications facility, the highest man-made object in the Southern Hemisphere before returning to Exmouth for an afternoon at leisure.
Overnight : Pot Shot Resort, Exmouth
Day 7 Coral Bay and Carnarvon BLD
The small settlement of Coral Bay is located on a turquoise bay where the Ningaloo Reef comes within metres of the pristine white beach. Join the Sub Sea Explorer, the latest design in glass bottom boats, for unsurpassed views of the colourful coral and marine life. After lunch we continue south over the Tropic of Capricorn to Carnarvon.
Overnight : Fascine Lodge, Carnarvon
Day 8 Carnarvon to Kalbarri BD
Visit the Westoby Banana Plantation and sample tempting tropical fruits prior to our journey south along the North West Coastal Highway to the popular holiday town of Kalbarri.
Overnight : Kalbarri Beach Resort
Day 9 Kalbarri to Perth BL
Enter the northern reaches of the wheatbelt and continue through Geraldton, Greenough and Dongara to Jurien Bay, where we stop for a farewell lunch. On arrival into Perth a courtesy taxi will take you safely home.
Great Southern Splendour
Albany / Torndirrup National Park / Denmark / Green’s Pool / Mt Barker
Join us for a great southern getaway to Albany and Denmark. Historic harbourside stores and wharves combine with superb stretches of dramatic coastline weathered by the timeless forces of the Southern Ocean. Discover fine wineries, gourmet produce and a wealth of creative artistry in Denmark. Thriving, diverse communities with world-class natural attractions, make the Great Southern one of the most remarkable places in Western Australia.
Day 1 Perth to Albany (D)
Your southern splendour tour commences with collection from your home by complimentary taxi and transfer to our luxury coach. We depart Perth and commence our journey south, crossing the Darling Ranges and into the heart of the wheatbelt. We travel through Williams and Kojonup, stopping en route for morning tea and lunch. Our afternoon takes us onto Mount Barker, before we proceed to the coast and the city of Albany.
Overnight : Ace Motor Inn, Albany
Day 2 Peninsular Explorer (B,D)
Our morning tour takes us around Princess Royal Harbour and King George Sound to the Torndirrup National Park. Have your camera on hand to capture the spectacular coastline and awe inspiring Natural Bridge and The Gap, sculpted by the treacherous seas of the Southern Ocean. Purchase lunch at your leisure before we join a fascinating tour of Whale World, the site of Australia’s last whaling station.
Overnight : Ace Motor Inn, Albany
Day 3 Harbour Cruising (B,D)
Stroll through the beautiful tranquil gardens at Strawberry Hill Farm, the first farm in WA under continual cultivation and the first property to be acquired by the National Trust. Devonshire tea will be served in the historic wattle and daub workers cottage. Return to the city centre to purchase lunch and explore the hub of the great southern.
All aboard for a cruise on the Silver Star for a relaxing and informative tour of Albany and its many waterways. Leaving Albany behind, we travel westward through Torbay to Denmark.
Overnight : Koorabup Motel, Denmark
Day 4 Denmark Delights (B,L,D)
Out first stop on the Scotsdale Scenic Drive is the Howard Park Winery, where you can taste the complete range of wines overlooking native forest. The taste sensations continue at Denmark Farmhouse Cheese before lunch at the unique Pentland Alpaca and Animal Farm.
Further south, we meet the coast at famous Green’s Pool, a wide, tranquil bay sheltered by giant granite boulders. Slip into your bathers for a cooling summer dip. Before heading back to town, treat yourself to a delicious homemade honey icecream or taste of honey wine from Bartholomews Meadery.
Overnight : Koorabup Motel, Denmark
Day 5 Denmark – Perth (B,L)
Our morning touring makes a stop at the impressive Goundrey Wines cellar door, where expansive views extend to the Stirling Ranges. Continuing through Mount Barker we rejoin the Albany Highway for the journey to Perth.
Our lunch venue today is the Quindanning Tavern, with all the charm of an old country pub and a fabulous farewell luncheon. Upon arrival in Perth complimentary taxis will be on hand to return you to your homes.