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At Go West, we aim to ensure we transport students safely and on time to school every day across Western Australia. Our drivers are education protocol trained with Verification of Competencies and operate at the highest standards. In addition, Go West supplies transport services for school camps, swimming lessons and excursions.
Go West tours specialize in all aspects of charter if you have a group of people wanting to go somewhere from 1km to 10,000kms why not give us a call and we can organise all your transportation logistics. Whilst on Charter with Go West Tours you will travel in modern coaches. All of our vehicles are fitted with the latest safety equipment including retractable lap sash seatbelts and are maintained to the highest safety standards by our own in-house A1 mechanical team.
Our friendly team are very experienced in moving groups all over Australia and can advise you on costs, appropriate route plans and also let you know about some great things to see and do along the way to maximise your holiday experience. We proudly stock a wide range of coaches from 8 to 69 seats and can move 100’s of people at one time. So if you need to go somewhere why not Go West!
Go West can provide charters that match just about any requirement. Here are a few ideas which our team can help you organise.
Picking up at your designated pick up point we travel North up the Southwest Highway we travel to Harvey in the Evening to stop off at the Sensation Wordsworth Winery* here you can sample some of the regions finest. From here we venture up the Road to a totally contrasting establishment of the Waroona or Pinjarra Pubs. From here it is a fun drive across to the Ravenswood Pub situated on the river where a live band is surely going to get the dancing feet going. From here Mandurah is a hop step and jump away and depending on energy levels your options is a nice coffee* on the Boardwalk of the Mandurah Foreshore or keep the party going with a visit to one of Mandurah’s Hotspots eg Peninsula or Slug and Lettuce. A fun trip on the way back down the Coastal highway with some Karaoke see us travelling through the Lake Clifton area and arriving back into the Bunbury Region with up to 3 Designated drop off spots.
Picking up at your designated pick up point we travel East to the ever increasing popular Ferguson Valley Region! A drive through this picturesque area is great. A visit to the new and improved Dardanup Tavern to get us all warmed up is the thing to do before stopping off at one of the Regions finest Wineries for tasting of the local wines. A fun cruise through the High country have a break at the Bizarre Gnomesville tourist attraction is surely something to remember before a Visit the Famous Mumbalup tavern ( they can make a great meal there also) to have a cold drink across its spectacular Wood Log bar. After a good country party at the ‘mumby’ it is homeward bound where we see ourselves stopping off at such places as Donnybrook, Boyanup and the Bunbury Region with up to 3 Designated stops.
Picking up at your designated pick up point we travel South bound where this area is World Renown and our spots are unlimited. World Class Wineries, Breweries and chocolate factory all lie within this famous area and can see us visiting these great spots before hitting the Lively taverns and Hotels of the region such as Dunsborough Three Bears, Yallingup Caves with a spectacular Bear Garden. On our way home from this region we always call into the Busselton Foreshore a brief break. From here we are homeward bound and depending on Energy levels a stop on the way will surely finish off a great afternoon evening out.
Please note: These Itineraries are only guidelines and can be manipulated to suit the individual group. With all these Itineraries a main meal can be included into the itinerary. Normal Duration to all these loops is Around 5-7 hours.
Looking for an approved provider of school bus routes? Go West can help.
With Go West, you don’t need to book accommodation or activities, arrange transport, pay booking fees, organise camping equipment, provide food or even prepare meals because we do it all for you – it’s all included in the price!
Tell us which tour you would like, and we will handle the rest! We will do all of the organising if you have a group of 25 or 225 people.
Go West makes school camps great fun with more interesting and exciting things to do and see – all at a reasonable cost. We have 5-star air-conditioned coaches with reclining seats, underfloor storage, a radio cassette, a microphone for teachers’ use – and even for an excellent old sing-along!
The coach is accompanied by a safari-style kitchen which opens up to make an ideal meals preparation area. Our camping equipment includes comfortable camp mattresses, folding stools and easy-to-erect, four-person pyramid-style tents with built-in ground sheets.
No one goes hungry on a Go West Tours school camp. We prepare healthy, well-balanced meals and cater to various young palates.
Breakfast – includes four choices of cereal, a cooked course (such as bacon and eggs, scrambled eggs etc.) with toast and a fruit drink.Lunch – includes meat and salad collation sandwiches with a minimum of two choices of meat, six different salads, or hotdogs, with fruit and a drink.Dinner – consists of soup, a cooked course (such as a barbecue, spaghetti bolognaise etc.), dessert (fruit and custard, ice cream etc.) and a drink.Supper – is a hot drink with bickies before bed!
FRUIT AND DRINKS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE BETWEEN MEALS.
At Go West, we know that learning should be fun when it comes to school camps. Our camps include different and exciting activities which not only add to the adventure but broaden the minds of young people.
Some activities include question-and-answer worksheets; others are just for fun. You’ll experience a great sense of comradeship as you marvel at our excellent state.
We aim to provide a good mixture of outings and, where possible, give the children a chance to get some “hands-on” (these sorts of activities always prove to be popular). They’ll be talking about it for weeks!
You’ll find a good range of tours to choose from, which cover many different areas of the state. These tours provide a guide only and can be changed to suit your needs.
And we’re open to suggestions! If you would like to incorporate any other tourist features of the area into these tours, tell us what you have in mind, and we’ll arrange it.
… or make your tour!
If you have a particular destination or region you would like to explore; we’re happy to arrange a tour to suit your requirements. It may tie into a relevant project at school or be of particular interest to your class. Let us know what you have in mind!
Here is a brief list of the items we recommend your group will need to organise and bring.
Costing is calculated on the total number travelling. The more that travel, the less the cost per person. And with all adults travelling at children’s prices this can be a significant saving. Free: get 1 adult free with every 20 paying passenger and 1 adult at half price price for every 10 paying passengers after that, i.e. With 32 paying passengers, you will get 1 adult free and 1 adult at half price.
Tour costs include all travel in our coaches, all camp accommodation or caravan park charges, the use of camping equipment (tents, etc.), venue/ activity charges (for those listed on the itinerary) and all meals, except lunch on the first day of the tour. (g.s.t. Included)
We maintain our coaches to a very high standard of road worthiness. All coaches are rta approved (by law and carry extensive medical kits. All students must be seated and under teacher/adult supervision. Only banks coach staff are to open and close coach luggage bin doors. Playing in or around the kitchen area is hazardous. Therefore, all activities must be transparent.
While on the coach, students are covered by third party insurance (includes ‘gap’ cover). We also carry a $5 million public liability insurance for other times. Schools can obtain cover from s.g.i.c. From around $2 per student.
For the most up-to-date quote, please e-mail. Costs are quoted per coachload. If numbers exceed the safe maximum, another coach or coaster may be required and will be costed at 25 minimum per coach and 15 minimum per coaster. A deposit of $300.00 is required to secure your booking. Full payment must be paid no later than 10 days before departure with the total cost applicable to the final numbers given at this time. Any cancellation after this time will incur a 50% cancellation charge. The tour operator reserves the right to vary any itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances. While on the coach, please discourage students from using any textbooks, ballpoint pens (pencils are acceptable), chewing gum, or consuming any food or drinks (water & lollies are ok). Please refrain from climbing over, leaning over or hanging off the backs of coach seats. The tents/dormitories and the general camp area are the students’ and teachers’/adults’ responsibility to keep clean and free of all rubbish.
For suggested school camp itineraries within Western Australia, please click on a sub-region below or on the map:
12 Day Camping Tour
“Pearl Capital of W.A.”
DAY 1 Arrive at school 6.30am, depart school 7.00am, travel the Brand Highway arriving in Geraldton for a tour of the Maritime Museum. Heading north we set up our bush camp at Galena Bridge with time for a swim. [weather permitting]
DAY 2 Our destination today is Monkey Mia where we call into the Hamelin Pool Telegraph and Post Office Museum to view the famous stromatelites and historical display. On to Monkey Mia where we set up camp and explore our surroundings.
DAY 3 A full morning is spent at Monkey Mia studying the Dolphins and ecology of the coastal area, with a ride on the Catamaran out around the bay. Time for beach walking, fishing, swimming and just relaxing. After lunch we pack up and head for the Overlander and our overnight bush camp.
DAY 4 Today we journey via Carnarvon to Coral Bay on the edge of the Ningaloo Reef. White beaches, crystal clear water and tropical fish. Set up camp and down to the beach for a swim.
DAY 5 Fabulous fun filled day in Coral Bay where we go out on a Glass Bottom Boat to view the spectacular coral and tropical fish. Leisurely day swimming, snorkeling, beach walking and just having fun. Pack up and head for the ruins of the old Barradale Roadhouse for our overnight bush camp.
DAY 6 Early start this morning as Karratha/Dampier is where we are heading. The scenery changes, flat, dry, prominent hill formations. We drop into Karratha for some supplies (open 24 hours/7 days a week), then out to Dampier to set up camp. (Caravan Park by the Bay).
DAY 7 This mornings tour is at the Visitors Centre at Burrup Peninsula to learn about the North West Shelf Project (Gas), video included, then it’s back on the road with a detour into the unusual Ghost Town and port of Cossack for lunch before continuing north to Yule River and set up our bush camp.
DAY 8 Heading into Port Hedland, we have a guided tour of the Port and B.H.P. Iron Ore Operations, which will convince you it’s the biggest ore carrying operation in the world. A picnic lunch at Cemetery Beach with an afternoon tour of the Royal Flying Doctor Base, and a relaxing finish to the day wading and swimming in the water at Pretty Pool. Overnight camp at Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park.
DAY 9 Up with the larks and on the road, as Broome is our destination today. Sandfire and Roebuck Roadhouses are all that is between Eighty Mile Beach and Broome. Set up camp, with a free afternoon in Broome.
DAY 10 Cable Beach is a must, with a stop at the Japanese Cemetery on the way. Next we have a guided tour of the Crocodile Park and see ‘feeding time’. Cable Beach for lunch, with a swim, or just sit on the grass under a shady tree and admire the view. Back to town where we visit the very interesting Historical Society Museum (self tour with work sheets). Time for a look around China Town and do some souvenir shopping, before returning to camp and our final night tenting.
DAY 11 We pack up camp and head for home (Express Overnight). Traveling to Port Hedland and following the Great Northern Highway (Inland Road) via Newman, Mt. Magnet, Wubin & New Norcia. Short breaks and mealtime stops will be made along the way for you to purchase food, drinks, etc.
DAY 12 Arrival time back at school is approximately 2.00 pm.
15 DAY SAFARI TOUR
“Learn Survival & Bush Tucker in this Last Frontier”
DAY 1 Perth to Port Hedland [express overnight]. Day spent in town with a tour of the port & b.h.p. Iiron Ore operations. [World’s biggest Iron Ore operation] a picnic lunch at cemetery beach with an afternoon tour of the Royal Flying Doctor base, and a relaxing finish to the day, wading & swimming in the water at pretty pool. Overnight stay at eighty mile beach caravan park.
DAY 2 Up with the larks and on the road, as willare bridge is our destination today. Sandfire & roebuck roadhouses are all that is between eighty mile beach and willare. Overnight bush camp.
DAY 3 Heading east, we travel to caroline pool, a natural waterhole near old halls creek. It was once the main social & sporting area for the town, boasting a cricket pitch & competitive swimming. It is an ideal swimming spot during the summer and becomes a pleasant series of small water holes during the winter months. Overnight bush camp 2.
DAY 4 From here we head for the township of Kununurra where we take a break, pick up supplies and head out to lake argyle. At 670 square kilometres in size, lake argyle is so vast that it has developed its own eco systems based around native flora & fauna. We set up camp with time to relax before dinner. Overnight at caravan park.
DAY 5 Today we take an ord river cruise highlighting the magnificent scenery and wildlife that makes this huge expanse of water an integral part of the Kimberley landscape. Overnight stay at lake argyle caravan park.
DAY 6 An early start we pick up supplies at Kununurra before heading North to Wyndham and Jack’s water hole on the Durack river. 500 metres off the Gibb river road, on Durack river station, this oasis is ideal for swimming and barramundi fishing. Overnight bush camp.
DAY 7 The spectacular Manning, Barnett & Adcock gorges & waterfalls is our next stop providing an abundance of flora & fauna (especially bird life). A real blessing in such an isolate and dry climate. Overnight bush camp.
DAY 8 A seconday exploring the Adcock gorge & waterfall before heading to Windjana gorge. This ancient ocean reef that has been dissected by the continual flooding of the Lennard river has formed over millions of years beneath the sea. This “Devonian” reef is now several hundred metres above the land and contains many fascinating fossils which are easily found as you walk along the inner walls of this old reef. Overnight bush camp.
DAY 9 Full days hiking, takes in both Windjana gorge and Tunnell creek. Tunnell creek is a 750 metre cave system that has carved its way through the Napier range. Armed with torches we will walk and often wade through this underground watercourse and marvel at its unique features. You will see stalactites, small fish, fresh water crocodiles (the harmless variety), Aboriginal rock paintings and the rarest of Australian bats, the Ghost bat. Overnight bush camp at Windjana gorge bush camp.
DAY 10 Back to civilisation, with a stop into Derby, a look at the famous Boab tree prison and through to Broome. After setting up camp, you have free time to explore the town or just have a nice hot shower and relax. Overnight caravan park.
DAY 11 Complete day of relaxation (you deserve it!). Time to catch up on getting the dust out of your clothes, hair, skin, & sleep, relax & sleep some more. Overnight caravan park.
DAY 12 Cable beach is a must, with a stop at the Japanese cemetery on the way. Next we have a guided tour of the crocodile park and see the ‘feeding time’. Lunch at cable beach with a swim or just sit on the grass under a shady tree and admire the view. On returning to town there is time to look around China town and do some souvenir shopping before dinner. Overnight caravan park.
DAY 13 Last day in Broome, you have a relaxing morning picking up those last minute souvenirs. The afternoon is spent taking camel rides on Cable beach. [great time for those photo shoots] once back at camp, we pack up as much as possible, to help our very early start tomorrow as we head for home. Last night in broome.
DAY 14 Say goodbye to the Kimberley’s & Broome as we head back to Perth. [expressing overnight] we travel via Port Hedland, Newman, Meekatharra, Cue, Dalwallinu & New Norcia, stopping on the way for meals [to be purchased by passengers], and short breaks.
DAY 15 Arrive back at school [4.00pm] (approx. 32hrs)
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