Wildflowers of Western Australia Tour - WAW19
Number of Days: 15
It’s not just the wildflowers that make this such a sought after tour, as we have also included Geraldton, Pemberton, Albany and Margaret River as well as Perth and Freemantle.
Unlike a lot of other tours there are no hidden extras with FloraTours – if it’s in the itinerary we visit it. You're not charged extra for items you thought were included - there's a big difference between itineraries that state “see” and our itinerary where you actually “visit” attractions, making our tours very competitively priced. Our tour itinerary has been designed to eliminate one of the tiring aspects of travel - NO moving on every morning to a new hotel (wherever possible).
15 DAY ITINERARY - Tour commences Perth on Saturday 14 September 2019 and concludes back in Perth.
DAY 1 Saturday | PerthOn arrival Perth airport transfer to our overnight hotel located in the town centre. Enjoy our welcome dinner (included) tonight.DAccommodation: 2 nights at Ibis Perth or Hotel Duxton (or similar)
DAY 2 Sunday | GuildertonThe sand plain country of Guilderton is famous for unique flora. Look for endemic flowering eucalypts, and Geraldton Wax.B
DAY 3 Monday | PerthWe head south today to the historic port town of Albany, to experience the unique flora of the South Coast. Next we visit the historic Albany Whaling Station located in King George Sound. Then on to the Regional Wildflower Garden – the home of many rare and endangered plants and approximately 100,000 indigenous plants. B,L,DAccommodation: 4 nights Best Western, Albany (or similar)
DAY 4 Tuesday | Northcliffe, Karris, Shannon National ParkTravel to Northcliffe along Chesapeake Road into the Karri forests of Shannon National Park. Lunch included enroute.B,L
DAY 5 Wednesday | Stirling Range, Mt BarkerWe visit the Stirling Range and Mount Barker regions today. There’s approximately 1500 species of endemic plants in the Stirling Range plus wild birds such as electric blue fairy wrens, brilliant parrots and wedge-tailed eagles.B,L
DAY 6 Thursday | Walpole, Nornalup, D’Entrecasteaux, Valley of the GiantsTravelling west to visit Walpole and Nornalup National Park and D’Entrecasteaux National Park conservation areas along the rugged coast. See the massive karri forests and do the Tree Top Walk on a spectacular bridge in the Valley of the Giants Park.B,L
DAY 7 Friday | Ongerup, Ravensthorpe, HopetounTravel back east we go first to Ongerup to see iconic local fauna of this region, particularly the endangered malleefowl. Subject to availability we stop at the Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show. One of the best in Western Australia. B,L,DAccommodation: 3 nights at Hopetoun Motel (or similar).
DAY 8 Saturday | JerdercuttupToday we explore Hopetoun, Jerdacuttup and Ravensthorpe areas, recognised as one of the most botanically significant areas.B,L
DAY 9 Sunday | Fitzgerald River National ParkMore wildflowers today in Fitzgerald River National Park. Look out for Albany Woolly Bush,regelia’s, the bell-fruited mallee, Qualup Bells, Possum and Scarlet Banksia. B,L
DAY 10 Monday | EsperanceWe go cross-country by road through wetlands and gum scrub land to Esperance. Look out for water birds and iconic wildflowers including red kangaroo paw and yellow and grey cotton heads. B,L,DAccommodation: 2 nights Best Western, Esperance (or similar).
DAY 11 Tuesday | Cape Le Grande, Arid National ParkContinuing east today we head to the Cape Le Grande and Cape Arid National Parks. Cape Barren geese, Western Ground Parrots and Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos. Experience the wildflowers including grevillea, banksias, ground orchids and flowering melaleucas. B,L
Day 12 Wednesday | Esperance, Wave Rock, Hyden, RavensthorpeThis morning we travel from Esperance to Ravensthorpe through Salmon Gum areas and then on to Hyden. Enroute we visit the amazing 15 metre high Wave Rock formation. A huge grey and red granite rock in the formation of a giant wave.Accommodation: 1 night Wave Rock Motel, Hyde (or similar) B,L,D
DAY 13 Thursday | Hyden to PerthTravel back to Perth through the famous ‘Wheatbelt’ country. Enroute see hakeas, dryandras, banksias, grevilleas and if we’re lucky carpets of everlasting daisies. Lunch stop in the wheatbelt rural town of Narrogin. B,LAccommodation: 2 nights Ibis Perth or Duxton Hotel (or similar), Perth
DAY 14 Friday | Kings ParkWe visit Perth’s famous Kings Park and Botanic with 1,700 native species. From Wireless Hill see massed wildflowers and views across to city. Farewell dinner (included) tonight.B,D
DAY 15 Saturday | PerthOur tour concludes after breakfast, transfer to Perth International Airport provided for onward group flights.B
N.B: Recommended to bring binoculars and/or telephoto lens for bird spotting:
THIS ITINERARY IS THE PROPERTUY OF FLORATOURS AND THE TRAVEL WAREHOUSE AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
- Travel in air-conditioned coach.
- Accomodation - best available 3+ to 4 star hotel accommodation
- Welcome and Farewell group meal and other meals as specified in final itinerary.
- Sightseeing and entries to gardens and attractions as detailed in the itinerary.
- Tour host.
- Farewell meal may be lunch or dinner dependent upon final itinerary.
- Flights to and from Perth.
- Travel insurance.
- Meals unless specifically included in the itinerary.
- Other sightseeing and general expenses unless specified in the itinerary.
- From $6,986.00