7-Day Hot Spot Wildflower Tour

7-Day Hot Spot Wildflower Tour

Experience 7 days of Western Australia’s amazing Wildflowers and spectacular scenery in the Esperance and stunning Southern Coastal region. The Luxury Outback Tour Perth to Esperance – Albany Tour allows you to be in the major hotspots of Western Australia’s famous wildflowers. Hot spots include Esperance, Fitzgerald River National Park, Stirling Range National Park and the ultimate of wilderness in the Frank Hann National Park and Cascades.

  • Double/Twin Rate (per person) $4,597
  • Single  Rate $5,235

Tour Dates

  • 19–25 September 2017 BOOK NOW!
  • 17–23 October 2017 Fully Booked

Departure Details

  • Departure (Perth Hotel TBA) 7:00am
  • Return 6:00pm

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Tour Inclusions

    Experiences

    • Harrismith Nature Reserve
    • Wave Rock
    • Wilderness
    • Frank Hann National Park
    • Mallee
    • Cape Le Grand National Park
    • Kangaroos on beach at Lucky Bay
    • Ravensthorpe Ranges
    • Fitzgerald River National Park
    • Weeping Eucalyptus
    • Wildflowers in different flora zones and in major WA hotspots
    • Point Ann whale spotting
    • Stirling Range National Park 

    Entry Fees

    • Wave Rock
    • Cape Le Grand National Park
    • Stokes Inlet National Park 
    • Fitzgerald River National Park
    • Tozer’s Bush Camp

    Stirling Range National Park
     
    Meals as noted in the tour itinerary

    • Breakfast: Cooked or Continental
    • Lunches: Picnic, Café, Tavern
    • Dinner: Two Course in house or at local restaurant

    Accommodation

    • Hyden Wave Rock Motel
    • Esperance Best Western Two Nights
    • Hopetoun Motel
    • Bremer Bay Resort
    • Albany Dog Rock Motel

    Tour Experiences

    • Harrismith
    • Wave Rock
    • Wilderness
    • Frank Hann National Park
    • Mallee
    • Cape Le Grand National Park
    • Kangaroos on beach at Lucky Bay
    • Ravensthorpe Ranges
    • Fitzgerald River National Park
    • Weeping Eucalyptus
    • Wildflowers in different flora zones and in major WA hotspots
    • Point Ann whale spotting
    • Stirling Range National Park 

    19–25 September 2017

    Day 1 - Perth to Wave Rock

     

    Narrogin, Harrismith, Kulin, Hyden, Wave Rock

    Depart Perth and travel  east Esperance This morning we start our unique Western Australia Wildflower tour in the Narrogin area look at regional flora in reserves nearby. At Harrismith the wildflowers of this sand plain area are the most spectacular to be found in this region.

    Mallee heath found here is dominated by the three largest botanical families in Australia; (Epacridaceae), the Bearded Heath, (Myrtaceae), the Verticordias, Eucalyptus and Calothamnus and (Proteaceae) the Banksias, Dryandras.

    After lunch at  the Kulin Community Resource Centre visit to see The Kulin Vase which was designed by Philip Gibson and is part of The Australian Collection 2007 Moorcroft England.

    The Vase design is based on the Eucalyptus macrocarpa which is native to Western Australia and is plentiful in the Kulin region.

    Tour the Tin Horse Highway. The Tin Horse Highway is a laughing matter! The dusty paddocks surrounding Kulin have become a gallery of bright, quirky, community creations.

    What started as an authentic community marketing campaign to promote the annual Kulin Bush Races has become one of Western Australia’s most popular drives.

    Travel on picturesque Buckley’s Breakaway the gully is dominated by Cypress Pine, Blue Mallet, and Box Poison, at the top of the ‘breakaway ‘carries the most interesting plants.

    This late afternoon visit Wave Rock which highlights shape and colours in the late sun.

    Accommodation: Hyden Wave Rock Motel


    Day 2 - Hyden Wave Rock to Esperance

    Lake King, Frank Hahn National Park, Cascades, Esperance

    Lake King
    Lake King a small rural town lies on the fringe of sheep- and grain-farming country.

    Lake King is a stopping place for visitors travelling across the arid country around Frank Hahn National Park to Norseman. Outstanding wildflowers in late spring include rare and endangered species. East of Lake King is the Rabbit Proof Fence boasting magnificent displays of wildflowers in season.

    Frank Hahn National Park, Cascades Mallee – heathland
    We take an outback road to Esperance via Cascades going through Frank Hahn National Park.

    Frank Hahn National Park has been declared to protect sand plain habitat and heath flora Mallee and wattles, melaleucas. Traveling on through characteristic Mallee-heathland wilderness. Cascades Mallee - Heathland offer areas of masses of flowers and then into the Cascades – Esperance farming region.

    Both the National Park and Mallee-heathland have a spectacular range of wildflowers afforded by its isolation.

    Esperance
    Esperance is Australia's best-kept secret.

    The Esperance region is distinguished by spectacular coastal scenery and a diversity of wildlife including seals, dolphins, whales, emus and sea eagles plus pristine beaches and 110 islands that make up the Recherche Archipelago. With stunning national parks this is one of a few places in Western Australia where you may see kangaroos sunbathing on the beach.

    Accommodation: Esperance Best Western Motel


    Day 3 - Esperance to Esperance

    Duke of Orleans Bay, Wharton, Cape Le Grand

    This morning we drive east of Esperance to spend to day exploring Duke of Orleans Bay and Wharton Bay the locals favourite beach a must visit and check the wildflowers.

    We have lunch at Condingup Tavern and visit Condingup Lookout for seasonal wildflowers and spectacular vistas of the region.

    Cape Le Grand
    There aren’t too many places in Australia where you see kangaroos soaking up the sun on the beach, but at Cape Le Grand National Park this is just one of the many natural highs on offer. The landscape changes from massive granite outcrops to freshwater pools and unbelievably white sandy beaches with views over many islands. With stops for regional wildflowers and visit Lucky Bay to see the Kangaroos on the Beach

    Accommodation: Esperance Best Western Motel


    Day 4 - Esperance to Hopetoun

    Stokes Inlet NP, Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun

    This morning visit Stokes Inlet National Park and travel to Ravensthorpe via back roads and will be stopping to view regional red Lechenaultia Formosa, red four winged eucalyptus, and other amazing flowers.

    Ravensthorpe
    Ravensthorpe & Hopetoun enjoy a temperate Mediterranean climate. Ravensthorpe is surrounded by ancient mountain ranges which has 1400 species of flora. Rocky hills, rugged river valleys, vast sand plains, estuaries and large inlets provide the area with a wealth of natural beauty, flora and birds.

    Ravensthorpe celebrates its regional wildflowers with its highly acclaimed Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show you will be amazed to see such a large collection of flora. There are currently about 3000 specimens in the herbarium.
    The wildflowers in the Ravensthorpe region are astounding we will be spending the afternoon looking at the amazing diversification of flora.

    Accommodation: Hopetoun Motel


    Day 5 - Hopetoun to Bremer Bay

    Fitzgerald River National Park, Bremer Bay

    Today we spend all day in the Fitzgerald River National Park to really explore this unique flora hot spot. Which has 20% of Western Australia’s flora.

    Fitzgerald River National Park
    The Fitzgerald River National Park is now recognised as one of the most diverse botanical regions on earth with over 1,800 species of flowering plants alone. In spring, the landscape is dotted with colourful wildflowers including banksias, hakeas, bottlebrush, feather flowers, Quaalup bell, orchids and many others.

    Bremer Bay
    Bremer Bay’s isolation is one of its finest features along with scenic beauty, magnificent turquoise waters of bays and beaches and diversity of flora and fauna.

    Accommodation:  Bremer Bay Motel


    Day 6 - Bremer Bay to Albany

    Cheyne Beach, Waychinicup, Albany

    Bremer Bay
    This morning before we leave the region we will be visiting Tozer’s Bush Camp which has natural bushland of high diversity of wildflowers and orchids. You will find it very difficult to be drawn away from this very unique bushland.

    After lunch visit Cheyne Beach, Waychinicup, Albany.

    Waychinicup
    Waychinicup National Park is a vital safety haven for many threatened animal species.

    The park encompasses the lower reaches and estuary of the Waychinicup River and a line of granite outcrops extending east to Cheyne Beach, in places, deeply incised gully’s run down to the sea from bare rock exposures and boulder-strewn hilltops.

    Albany
    Visit Albany town sights visit Mt Clarence overlooking Princess Royal Harbour and King George Sound, Middleton Beach  and overnight Albany.

    Accommodation: Albany Dog Rock Motel


    Day 7 - Albany to Perth

    Stirling Range, Gnowangerup, Wagin, Perth

    The final day of our Western Australian Wildflower Tours sees us visit Stirling Range Retreat to join a local Orchid and Wildflower Tour to see  varieties of orchids and endemic wildflowers in isolated places with a local guide who is passionate about the region, habitat and of course the flora.

    We tour through premier agriculture regions Gnowangerup, Wagin, and Williams and see Jarrah, Marri, Wandoo woodland before descending the Darling Escarpment in to Perth late afternoon.


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