Come and see the early spring wildflowers! This is an exciting flora and regional tour to see places of Western Australia you normally would not visit.
- Double/Twin Share (per person) $5,574
- Single Rate $6,323
This tour not only highlights flora hotspots, the added bonus you will get a chance to meet the people who are the custodians of such unique places or have set apart areas to specialise in unique species to protect and to share their love of Western Australia’s Natural Heritage.
- 22 July 2018
- 9 August 2018
Enquiries and Bookings
Note: This tour will depart other dates with two people booking.. for 2018 and 2019
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- Cervantes Edge Restart
- Dongara Hotel Motel
- Kalbarri Edge Resort
- Wooleen Station Homestead (2 Nights)
- Dalwallinu Wheatlands Motel
Private Ensuites facilities at resorts and motels.
At Wooleen Station private rooms and modern refurbished shared facilities on the inside verandah.
- Nambung National Park (The Pinnacles desert)
- Kalbarri National Park
- Westaway’s Farm
- Hi Vallee Farm National
- Wooleen Station Sunset Tour
- 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.
- Cafe and Picnic morning teas.
- Current Model Luxury 4WD Land Rover Discovery
Seven Seater with a maximum of 4 passengers for wildflower tours.
- Personal water, alcohol beverages, sundowners, other soft drinks not listed, snacks. Items of a personal nature.
- Wooleen Station does have wine and beer available please pay Frances or David for beverages consumed.
PLEASE ENSURE: you have one week extra of all your medical medication. Extra memory cards, batteries, leads and chargers, suitable internet access if you require (you will have internet access at some accommodation if not free, Wi-Fi at your cost).
- It is not wise to bring new cameras that have been bought especially for the “wildflower trip”. Your “good old faithful” will be just that totally reliable.
If you do have a new camera please ensure you bring the instruction book and you do have a basic working knowledge of it to take macro, zoom, panoramic shot and to download. We do not want you to be disappointed that your pictures of a lifetime experience have not come out as you expected, or worse, are deleted!
- You may wish to bring with you your preferred beverage for a tipple before dinner or bed.
Day 1 - Perth, Moora, Cervantes
Today’s highlights seeing masses of eye popping brilliant blue Leschenaultia biloba, orchids, pink Isopogon, visit a farm (Westways Wildflowers at Moora) that has kwongan heath growing naturally on sections of the farm.
The owners have developed a niche market for flowers that are preserved and exported to a bespoke client in Japan and embarking on a fledgling China market. We explore a 4WD trail on the farm to see the ever changing flora.
Late this afternoon we visit the Pinnacles for a photographers delight to take photos in the late afternoon light.
Accommodation: Cervantes Edge Resort
Day 2 - Cervantes to Dongara
After an early breakfast today we visit Don and Joy Williams of Hi Vallee Farm at Badgingarra near Mount Lesueur and Eneabba. Don and Joy 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 wild flowers 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.
We have morning tea on the track with Don to 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. This afternoon we follow the coast up to Dongara our overnight stay taking in delightful scenic bays.
Dongara Hotel Motel
Day 3 - Dongara, Coalseam, Geraldton Hutt Lagoon, Kalbarri
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.
After lunch at Ellendale Pool a stunning water hole naturally formed along the picturesque Greenough River we visit Geraldton the commercial centre for the Mid-West region, exporting Iron Ore, Mineral Sands, Wheat, Barley and Western Australian Rock Lobster.
We visit HMAS Sydney Memorial; the beautifully designed memorial features a silver dome of 645 seagulls to represent the loss of HMAS Sydney sailors.
Visit Northampton one of the oldest settlements outside Perth today it is classified by the National Trust as a Historic Town
On our way into Kalbarri visit pink Hutt Lagoon which is harvested by a pharmaceutical company for beta carotene, Pot Alley highlighting the coastal gorges and magnificent scenery.
Kalbarri is nestled at the Murchison River mouth and surrounded by stunning coastline, soaring river gorges and protected bays
Kalbarri Edge Resort
Day 4 - Kalbarri, Wooleen Station
We visit the Kalbarri National Park for spectacular views of the Murchison River Gorges to see The Loop and Nature’s Window a natural rock arch that frames the upstream views and visit Z Bend.
Kalbarri National Park is highly regarded for its extraordinary seasonal flowers which can start in July and continue to flower late October with pops of colour from local Verticordias.
We track east through pastoral station country and see seasonal wildflowers to our overnight stay at Wooleen Station a remarkable station that has experienced different stewardships and philosophies of grazing sheep and cattle.
Enjoy a Sunset Tour and learn how the Pollock family are now working towards making Wooleen an ecologically sustainable enterprise. The tour finishes with sunset drinks and nibbles on a granite outcrop.
A wonderful familiarisation of Wooleen Station is available here.
Day 5 - Wooleen Station, Murchison
Bring your binoculars today we will explore Wooleen Station and see some of the birds that Birds Australia Western Australia has listed and the myriad of wildflowers swathed across the landscape.
Visit Murchison Settlement to see the Murchison Museum Herbarium and Botanical Walk
This evening enjoy the sunset from the homestead verandahs with a glass of wine
Day 6 - Wooleen, Mullewa Dalwallinu
Today we will be exploring various regions for the best regional flowers, Sturt's Desert Pea, everlasting daisies, grevillea, hakea, native fox glove, a chance to see rare and endangered regional flora and the iconic Lechenaultia macrantha common name wreath Lechenaultia which is an absolute must see.
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 is at the Wheatlands Motel, for those who are interested in evening or early morning walks.
The Wheatlands Motel
Day 7 - 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, explore the local orchids and take a look around the area.
On the way back into Perth we make stop at New Norcia for you to amazed seeing Spanish tall buildings in the Wheatbelt. New Norcia is home to a community of Benedictine Monks. New Norcia is Australia’s only Monastery town.
We will have you back into Perth 5pm.
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