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Enrich your spirit and invest in some “me time” on Australia's first yoga and wellness glamping adventure. Be connected with mind, body and country as you experience Australia's South West as you have never experienced it before. Whether it's a digital detox you seek, an escape from the ordinary, or just some time to invest into your wellbeing, our local guide/yogi extraordinaire Jodie, will ensure that at every turn your senses are engaged and enlightened.
Explore beautiful bays and sunset vistas on our majestic capes. Meditate on private beaches and practice yoga in pristine locations. Set out on hikes with inspirational locals leaders and as you challenge yourself, feel the stress of everyday life slip away. Nourish your body with the regions freshest local produce, straight from the farm to your plate. And enjoy some cheeky wine and gin tastings.
This wonderful tour from Perth has been designed by locals, for locals, and is guaranteed to connect you to a mindful and relaxed state, leaving your soul cup overflowing. And at the end of each day, relax with a community of likeminded people under the stars in your luxurious glamping tent. New to yoga? No problem! Yogis will adapt each session to cater to all levels, from absolute beginners to the more experienced.
Day 1 - Friday
After being greeted by Guide & Yogi, Jodie, it's time to leave the city behind and prepare for four days of bliss. Pop into the quirky Crooked Carrot Café & Farm in Myalup for morning tea with a twist. It won't be long until we arrive at heaven on earth, Meelup Beach. After a beachside picnic of fresh local produce, it's time for the first yoga experience of the tour and OMG it is a great one!
Meet legendary local yogi and founder of the South West Yoga Fest - Heather Starr, for a session of SUP yoga. Yes, that means yoga on a stand-up paddleboard! After a beach introduction to the floating yoga studio, anchor down. With the sky above you, sea below, surrounded by nature, sun and salt, what could be more blissful?
Lots of laughs later and feeling energised, it's time to embark on a 2-hour hike to Cape Naturalist. Part of Leeuwin-Naturalise National Park, this hike features incredible vistas and will have you in awe at every turn. The pinnacle of the hike will be meeting local country custodian Josh "Koomal" Whiteland at the iconic Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse. Spend two hours with Josh to learn about the deep connection the Wadandi people have to the Cape to Cape region and experience the ancient meditative sounds of the didgeridoo as it welcomes you to explore Wadandi Country at sunset.
Josh will prepare a delicious dinner of local produce caught, cooked and served right on the Cape, after which, we will take a short drive to Fair Harvest where the glamping tents will await. Located in the quiet natural surroundings of a permaculture farm, this unique property features food gardens, a Farm Cafe, Yoga Barn and forest walks.
Day 2 – Saturday
We start the day with gentle Yin Yoga session with Jodie, followed by a nutritious breakfast. Visit the eclectic Margaret River Markets to collect yummy local fresh produce for later. Then it's time immerse yourself into the boundless natural beauty of the Cape to Cape Track on a four-hour hiking experience led by local healer, Dan. By using different healing modalities in combination with a physical return to country, the outcome is extraordinary.
After a beach picnic, return to Fair Harvest for an afternoon of relaxation and pampering. Choose between two optional extras. Participating in a workshop with a local not-for-profit company Foodlosophy, to learn how to make natural perfume. Or unwind with a massage from a local masseuse. If these don't take your fancy then an afternoon of chill or taking a forest walk on the farm is always an option.
Tonight's dinner will be prepared by the MasterChefs extraordinaire known as, you! But you'll have some expert guidance as local identity The Spice Mistress, Sarina, guides you through a Spice Masterclass. Prepare some flavoursome food whilst gaining a unique insight into the healing properties of spices.
Day 3 – Sunday
By now, you are feeling like a new and improved version of yourself. This morning, balance yourself during a Hatha Yoga session by the beach with sound mediation. If you have never experienced sound meditation, you will be blown away. Sound healing has ancient roots in cultures all over the world, including Indigenous tribes who have used the didgeridoo as a sound healing instrument for over 40,000 years. Feeling zentastic, refuel with a nutritious picnic breakfast on the beach, and cool down with a dip in the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean.
Back at the farm, glam up for an afternoon of tantalising your taste buds around the Margaret River region. Enjoy a gourmet lunch of seed to plate organic produce catered by the Fair Harvest team. But leave some room for what awaits! Visit iconic vineyards for wine and cheese tastings, take a lesson in local gin at the Margaret River Distilling Co. Indulge with a decadent chocolate cookie and coffee at Gabriel Chocolate where they transform the humble raw cacao bean into delicate goodness.
Complete the day with the culmination of fresh local produce that we have collected along the way—celebrating health and new friendships on our last night together.
Day 4 – Margaret River to Perth
After one last morning yoga session in the Yoga Barn at Fair Harvest, have breakfast, pack your bag and farewell Margaret River. Two hours to the north is beautiful Serpentine National Park. Here you have the option of hiking 6 kilometres through Jarrahdale’s old-growth forest to see the incredible vistas from Baldwins Bluff. Or skip the hike and go directly to the refreshing waters of the falls, set in a naturally beautiful cleft at the foot of the escarpment.
Whatever way you choose to spend your last few hours, we will share one last picnic lunch together by the falls. Your spirit enriched, arrive back to Perth around 3 pm.
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Meals: Please advise of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking.
Accommodation: Camping on this tour is in triple-share luxury Bell Glamping Tents by Wild Goose Camping. Tents come with foam mattresses and a few luxuries to help you feel at home. Linens and towels are provided.
Tent Upgrade Fees: If you are travelling solo, you will share with two other people in a triple tent. If you are travelling with one other person you might like to upgrade to a Twin (2 single beds), or a Double (1 double bed). This costs and extra $90 per person. If you would like your own private tent this will set you back an extra $360.
These upgrade fees can be added on during the booking process as optional extras.
As the nature of this tour is to do a digital detox and reconnect, Wi-Fi is not available.
Yoga Experience & Fitness: No yoga experience is required for this tour with the yoga instructors catering to all levels. However, a moderate level of fitness is required as we do embark on hikes between 4 km – 8 km during the tour.
What to bring: A smile, personal belongings, yoga mat, torch or head torch, rainproof jacket, walking shoes, swimmers and towel, hand sanitiser, water bottle, insect repellent, hat, and sunscreen. It’s also a good idea to bring snacks for the bus in your day bag.
Luggage Restrictions: Bags are restricted to 1 × 15 kg backpack/soft travel bag per person, plus one small piece of hand luggage.
Fit for Travel: As part of our Safe Adventures program, all passengers are required to complete an online check-in which includes a 'Fit for Travel' self-declaration to confirm you are free from illness. Two days before your scheduled departure, you will be emailed a link to complete the online check-in for your tour. This is mandatory and must be completed at the latest 24 hours before departure. We recommend reading about the Safe Adventures Program before booking.
Changes to Itinerary: Our experienced guide will tailor activities on seasonal conditions throughout the year to maximise your experience and enjoyment. We reserve the right to change the itinerary with short notice, especially with weather-dependent activities. Any deviation from this itinerary will be made with serious consideration and passengers' best interest and safety as our number one priority.
Minimum Numbers: This tour requires a minimum of 6 people to operate. In the unlikely event the tour you are booked on is cancelled because minimum numbers have not been met, we will transfer all monies paid onto another departure date in the future. If this is not suitable, we will refund your tour price in full.
Booking Terms & Conditions: We recommend reading our full Booking Terms & Conditions before booking.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please notify us immediately by email. You can find the email contact details on your booking confirmation. Cancellation and change fees are outlined below:
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Last updated 19th January 2021