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“Perfect day out with Kandu Holidays” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kandu Holidays
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$152.17*
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Pinnacles Day Trip from Perth Including Yanchep National Park
Ranked #8 of 81 Outdoor Activities in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Kandu Holidays provides day tours, extended tours and tailored private tours to suit all ages and tastes. Wonder at The Pinnacles; feed the kangaroos and pat a koala at Caversham Wildlife Park. Just three hours’ drive south of Perth and only 110km from end to end, the Margaret River Region is one of Australia’s most compact, yet strikingly diverse holiday destinations. Experience the beauty of the majestic South West of Western Australia. Give Andrew a call to organise your visit to the beautiful city of Perth Western Australia and beyond.
Hong Kong, China
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194 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Perfect day out with Kandu Holidays”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

Our day tour to The Pinnacles and Yanchep National Park was the highlight to our trip to Perth - it was the perfect day out because of Kandu Holidays! First of all, it was very convenient to book the tour - a wide selection of tours are offered (check their website) with many different combination to choose from. Karen had replied our emails promptly and they operate on a "first come first serve" basis, no deposit required.

Tony picked us up at our hotel in Perth CBD - our traveling party of two were the only ones, which basically made the tour a private one for us. Tony is a great guy - he chatted with us along the way and answered questions we had about Perth and the sites. Conversation was great, and just felt like we were talking to a friend, none of the typical history lesson-type introduction one may get on other tours.

We stopped by the ocean to have morning tea/coffee, and Tony also offered us Lamingtons - delicious! The spot we stopped at was great - we took a walk by the ocean, beautiful view, while Tony brought out the coffee and tea. We were lucky to spot a dolphin there too!

We then arrived at The Pinnacles - as other reviewers mentioned, Tony's vehicle is small enough that we can drive into the dessert, whereas those taking the large coaches would have to alight at the parking lot and can only explore by foot. This is very convenient given on the hot days, it would be very uncomfortable to be out in the sun for too long. The Pinnacles is also a big area, and can be best seen through car + a bit of walking. Tony would pull over at certain spots for photo taking, and also stopped at some "secret" photo taking spots that he had discovered given his frequent visits to The Pinnacles. We also appreciated that he was very flexible and accommodating of what we wanted to see more of. E.g. he would drive the car over to a spot to pick us up, and give us more time to explore the dessert area and for photo taking. There was not a single moment where we felt like we were rushed to be back in the car.

We made a stop at Lancelin to have lunch at a nice quiet picnic area near a park before heading to Yanchep National Park. Tony had asked us earlier if we wanted to join the Crystal Caves tour, and he had called them ahead of time to make sure they were not already full. We made it there just in time for the 2pm tour only because Tony had called, and he went to pay for our tickets while we were on the tour - would've missed it otherwise!! After the tour, Tony made a few stops where there were Kangeroos and again, we had all the photo-taking time we wanted. Also, when we went to see the koalas, it had just rained, and Tony was considerate enough to carry big umbrellas with him just in case.

At the end he dropped us off at Harbortown since we wanted to do some last minute shopping. Such a great guide and a great tour, honestly one of the best tours I had across all my trips. Just fantastic - thanks Tony!

Visited November 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Go with anyone else and you'll miss out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

"Kandu" is the perfect name for this company! Tony picked us up at our door in Fremantle - no other company would do this. Tony was very knowledgeable and professional but friendly. Our tour to the Pinnacles and Yanchep Crystal Cave was superb! With the smaller vehicle Tony could drive us to deeper into the Pinnacles than the large busses can. Kandu Holidays has a number of tours that they do but they also customise tours to suit your needs. They don't publish a schedule of the tours they are doing but you phone and request a tour and they'll take you there (you only need a minimum of two people) or you can join a tour that they are already going on. They are the only tour group I would go anywhere with!

Visited November 2013
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Informal but Professional”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

My husband and I wanted to see the Pinnacles north of Perth. We chose Kandu Tours as they were prompt with their replies to our questions and also available to talk on the phone. We shopped around before we chose them and after receiving less than perfect service elsewhere we settled on Kandu Tours. They don’t schedule tours ahead – you tell them when you can go and they work around it.

What impressed us is that Tony fetched us right at our doorstep. We drove through lovely countryside for about two hours before stopping at a scenic spot by the ocean. We were treated to a picnic tea which consisted of home baked biscuits and a variety of teas or coffee. Then it was on to the Pinnacles and Tony knew where to go and to stop to show us the best. It was an unforgettable day and I can wholeheartedly recommend Kandu Tours.

Visited October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“great tour service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

Small group tours that are tailored to your needs. You get to spend adequate time at your locations to get the full experience and Tony is very helpful and informative.

Visited October 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A personal experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

I enjoyed two excellent tours out to the Pinnacles / Yanchep National Park and another to the Swan Valley win region / Caversham Wildlife Park. Tony was a very patient guide taking the time to explain sights along the way. He knows the area! A great choice if you want a small group (as few as 2 people) tour.

Visited October 2013
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