Four Day Southern Wildflower Tour 24
Dryandra | Mary’s Farm Cottages | Bremer Bay | Stirling Ranges
Experience 4 days of Wildflowers, spectacular scenery in the Central Wheatbelt & Southern Coast regions. Get out of the vehicle and walk among WA flora to discover a new botanical world on our special Southern Wildflower Tour
Experiencing Nature and Heritage with a Personal Touch
- Mary’s Farm Cottages
- Fitzgerald River National Park
- Wildflowers in different flora zones and in major WA hotspots
- Stirling Range National Park
- Lucinda’s Everlasting Daisies
- Albany scenic sights
Tour Details & Inclusions
Images courtesy of Tourism Western Australia & Ockert le Roux
Day 1 – Perth to Kukerin
Perth Dryandra, Narrogin, Harrismith, Mary’s Farm Cottages, Kukerin
This morning visit nearby Dryandra Conservation Reserve. This reserve is made up of mix woodland and Kwongan (heathland) covering an area of approx. of 50 Km radius includes degraded bush and farm land that has been reclaimed.
Dryandra is renowned for rear and endanger fauna and flora. We drive through this region and make several stops to see if we can spot gorgeous numbats and the wildflowers which are spectacular in this area.
Tour onto Narrogin for visit Foxes Lair which is a local community endeavour to rehabilitate this area that has a vast variety of flowers and birds.
At Harrismith the wildflowers on this sand plain area are the most spectacular to be found in the region. What’s more 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,
Continue to Kukerin our overnight stay at Mary’s Farm Cottages. The Nenke family warmly welcome you to their eco village on their family farm near the town of Kukerin.
Cambinata is a working farm and while you are here we visit the Nenkes’ family’s ‘state of the art’ yabby (fresh water crayfish) establishment.
Cambinata Yabbies is the largest and most sophisticated yabby processing facility in Australia. Here you can enjoy a tour and can purchase delicious gourmet products that you can enjoy and take home as gifts.
Accommodation: Mary’s Farm Cottages Kukerin
Day 2 – Kukerin to Bremer Bay
Kukerin, Lake Grace, Jerramungup, Fitzgerald River NP, Bremer Bay
This morning we visit the Cambinata yabby processing facility to hear the Nenke farming story and their foray into diversifying their farming program.
On the way to Lake Grace, visit the Tarin Rock Nature reserve and mega highlight on our Southern Wildflower Tour. Tarin Rock has an amazing diversity of flora. We will stop to view wildflowers in the region and note the bushland changes.
Tarin Rock Nature Reserve area is based 25 km west of Lake Grace located on the boundary of the Avon River and Blackwood River Catchments and are within the Shires of Lake Grace and Dumbleyung.
Tarin Rock Nature Reserve forms part of the globally significant Southwest Australia Ecoregion (SAE). It is classified as a biodiversity hotspot due to its rich diversity of species which are under considerable threat.
Lunch at Jerramungup on to the Fitzgerald River National Park to see the astounding Queen Victoria Hakea, perfect Albany Swamp Daisy, Banksia coccinea, Banksia lemanniana and many more flora highlights.
Later this afternoon at Bremer Bay, drive to Tooroburup Hill to admire the spectacular views of the southern coastline and the surrounding area.
Accommodation: Bremer Bay Resort
Day 3 – Bremer Bay to Albany
Bremer Bay, Stirling Ranges, Albany
This morning explore locally for orchids and then travel to Tozer’s Bush Camp which is the new epicentre for orchids and local flora.
Robert Tozer has taken his natural virgin bush block and allowed to remain perfection. The biodiversity of flora is beyond belief. It is a gift to be sharing this unique private flora adventure land to the public.
You will find it very difficult to be drawn away from this unique bushland.
Travel to Stirling Range National Park for lunch and to explore the area for orchids and sight of the wonderful Stirling Range National Park.
Continue to Albany visit The Gap and Natural Bridge, Mt Clarence overlooking Princess Royal Harbour and King George Sound.
Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn Albany
Day 4 – Albany to Perth
Albany, Mt Barker, Lucinda’s Everlasting Daisies, Kojonup, Perth
This morning we begin our trip back to Perth however you must see “Lucinda’s Everlasting Daisies” The grand finale of our wonderful Western Australian Southern Wildflower Tour.
“The flowers you need with the water you don’t have”.
These Everlasting Daisies, a rotational crop is a sight to behold. A huge area a mass of Pink and White everlasting Daisies. Spectacular! You cannot imagine the vista until you see the paddock.
Lucinda’s Everlastings is a family farm enterprise for Rob and Jen Warburton and their daughters. It was an idea that led to another diversification, and an exciting new industry, partnering their existing cropping and sheep enterprises on their farm.
Closer to Perth we tour through Jarrah, Marri, Wandoo woodlands before descending the Darling Escarpment into Perth late afternoon.
We arrive back into Perth at approximately 6:00 pm.
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