Scenic’s local offerings

SCENIC Luxury Cruises and Tours’ 2019/20 Australia program offers travellers 12 itineraries stretching across Western Australia and the Northern Territory, Tasmania, South Australia and Norfolk Island.

New to the program is the 13-day South West Mosaic itinerary, which loops from Perth, Kalgoorlie, Esperance, Albany and back to Perth.

A highlight of the trip is a visit to Australia’s largest outdoor gallery at Lake Ballard — Antony Gormley’s Inside Australia installation — which features life-size metal statues of the local residents set in the dry bed of Lake Ballard, a 10km2 dry salt lake.

Travellers can also indulge in a Scenic Enrich gourmet lunch and wine tasting at Leeuwin Estate winery in Margaret River and a cruise from Fremantle to Perth on the Swan River.

The tour also features a Scenic Freechoice visit to Rottnest Island to get the sought-after selfie with a quokka and there is the option of linking with the Indian Pacific at the end of the tour to journey across the Nullarbor to Adelaide and Sydney.

Other new additions and highlights for the 2019/20 season include the opportunity to experience the Horizontal Falls on a seaplane excursion from Broome on the 23-day Treasures of the West Coast itinerary and the 12-day Top End and Kimberley Spectacular itinerary.

New Scenic Freechoice options also make their debut in the program, such as an afternoon town tour in Broome which ends with the iconic picture-perfect sunset on Cable Beach and on Norfolk Island, a chance to learn about the mix of English and Tahitian that combines to form the unique Norfolk language and a progressive dinner in the homes of three islanders.