Albany, found in the great southern region of WA, is the oldest colonial settlement in the state. The city was founded on 26th December 1826, over two years before Perth and Fremantle. Originally named Frederick Town, and then renamed in 1831 when it was transferred into the control of the Swan River Colony. The town has had a diverse history, serving as a major port, and then becoming a centre for agriculture, timber and whaling. There is a highly interesting whaling centre which explores the history of this industry and its links with the town. The town also played a part in the story of the ANZACs, as the port of departure for troops departing for the First World War. The ANZAC centre explores the legend of the ANZACs and pays homage to their bravery and sacrifice. Casey Tours run several tours which visit this wonderful city in the great southern including: 4 Day Australia Day, 8 Day Historic Goldfields, 4 Day ANZAC Day and many more.
Each year the sleepy town of Boyup Brook springs to life to celebrate country music. The town, 269 kilometers south-east of Perth is well known by country music fans for this music festival. The festival began in 1986 and attendance has increased steadily over the years with over 13,000 attendees in recent years. The Harvey Dickson’s Country Music Centre is also located a short 5 kilometers outside of the town, a site of a huge unique collection of vehicles and an assortment of country music memorabilia. Casey Tours run a 4 Day camping trip to the country music festival each year, creating a fun base camp for passengers to explore the event.
Kalgoorlie-Boulder came to life in 1893 during the WA gold rush, which was centred around the “golden mile.” Prospectors Paddy Hannan, Tom Flanagan & Dan Shea were travelling past the area when one of their horses cast a shoe, while they were stopped they noticed signs of gold, so they stayed to prospect. After a reward claim was later filed by Hannan, hundreds of gold hunters flooded the area in hopes of striking it rich. Gold and Nickel have been major industries in Kalgoorlie ever since, with the industry still alive and well today. The town is home to the Super Pit, an open cut gold mine that boggles the mind to behold, there is a lookout and visitors centre from which you can view the impressive engineering feat. Casey Tours travels to Kalgoorlie on several departures including: 8 Day Historic Goldfields, Esperance & Albany, 8 Day Holland Way & Golden Quest Discovery, 16 Day Central Australia, Lake Eyre & Flinders Ranges and the 15 Day Australia’s Longest Shortcut.
Located 852 kilometers north of Perth, Mount Augustus is a monocline which stands 715 meters above the surrounding plain. The National Park which surrounds the mount is a wonderful place to experience the beauty of the Australian outback. The park was gazetted on 22 September 1989, and is home to native wattles, cassias and eremophilas and other arid shrubs that dot the landscape of the mount. During wildflower time the park blooms with native flowers, and throughout the year the park is home to birds, lizards, snakes, emus, wild turkey and a host of other wildlife. Casey Tours 5 Day and 8 Day Mount Augustus tours stay at Mount Augustus for two nights, allowing you to soak up the magic if this wonderful part of WA.