Experience Western Australian Wildflowers
1 August 2018
1 September 2018
1 October 2018
- Double / Twin Share per person$1,255
- Single $2,595
- 4-6 September 2017 Depart 7am
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- Dongara Hotel Motel, Day One
- Dalwallinu Wheatlands Motel Day Two
- Hi Vallee Farm National, Lesueur National Park
Meals as listed B, L, D
- Breakfast is continental / cooked,
- Lunch is light picnic style sandwiches, wraps, or other take away from road houses or packed picnic lunches and soft drinks,
- Dinner is two course entrée and main or main and desert.
- Picnic morning teas.
- Current Model Luxury 4WD Land Rover Discovery.
- Seven seater with a maximum of 6 passengers.
Day 1 - Perth, Hi Vallee Farm, Lesueur National Park, Dongara
On this tour short Dazzling Wildflower Tour you will see the flowers that many people dream to see of Perth Western Australia Wildflowers masses of Everlasting Daisies, Wreath Flowers and so much more colour, sizes and the thousands of species of flora.
This we visit Don and Joy Williams of Hi Vallee Farm at Badgingarra near Mount Lesueur and Eneabba. Don and Joy have run wildflower tours on their very rich and diverse private national park for over 20 years. On their working sheep and grain property we visit pristine native vegetation with four declared rare and 38 priority plant species, wildflowers, birds and fauna.
Don and Joy have a Greening Australia award for saving this valuable heritage and recently won the W.A Wildflower Society award for their efforts in promoting wildflowers in the Lesueur area and Western Australia.
“Hi –Vallee” with some of the most diverse and varied plant species in the world has been described by Dr Stephen Hopper Director of Kew Gardens, as the most valuable native bushland in private ownership.
On the track with Don will show you their amazing and unique remnant Kwongan heathland.
After lunch and many photos and stories of the flora we visit a major hotspot Lesueur National Park for another treat of flora.
Later this afternoon we follow the coast up to Dongara our overnight stay
Dongara Hotel Motel Confirmed 25 June by Nathan email with confirmation number to come
Don and Joy Williams of Hi Vallee Farm Confirmed. 25 June by Don
Single Accommodation with ensuites
Day 2 - Dongara, Coalseam Conservation Reserve, Morawa, Perenjori, Dalwallinu
Today we will see what most people think of when they think Western Australia Wildflowers, expanses of pink, yellow and white everlasting daisies in the Coalseam Conservation Reserve and along isolated roads as we track across country to Morawa for the Wreath Lechenaultia
Heading south we will stop at various locations along the way for more Wreath Lechenaultia and biodiversity of species and amazing colour
We will be seeing Hakea, Grevillia, many varieties of Acacia, Pityrodia terminalis – Native Foxglove and so much more
Dalwallinu is famous for having the largest variety of wattles (acacias) found anywhere in the world. Within 100km of Dalwallinu there are 185 varieties. Dalwallinu is known as a "Place of Wheat, Wattles and Wildflowers.
Overnight stay at Dalwallinu is the Wheatlands Motel, for those who are interested in evening or early morning walks.
Accommodation: Wheatlands Motel Single
Confirmed 25 June by Tess on phone Wheatland Motel computers down. Confirmation by email to come
Day 3 - Dalwallinu, Wongan Hills, New Norcia, Perth
This morning visit Wongan Hills, The Hills has the largest single area of natural vegetation remaining in the Northern Wheatbelt. Wongan Hills' flora is extremely diverse with more than 250 species of flowering plants.
There are five species of gazette rare flora in the Wongan Hills Nature Reserve, and numerous species of priority flora. We will visit one sight that has the rare Wongan Cactus - Daviesia Euphorbioides, Wongan microcorys – mirocorys eremophiloides and explore for local orchids and take a look around the area. Enjoy scenic drive to Mount O’Brien.
We make stop at New Norcia for lunch and be amazed seeing Spanish tall buildings in the Wheatbelt. New Norcia is home to a community of Benedictine Monks.
In the Bindoon region we view the eye popping blue Lechenaultia – Lechenaultia biloba
We will have you back into Perth 5pm.