Mid West Wildflowers

DAYS
10
Style
Accommodated
EX
Perth – Perth
From
$6,385.00

OVERVIEW

Next Tour: 24th August - 2nd September 2024

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wildflowers, Wildflowers, Wildflowers
  • Wheatbelt areas around Dalwallinu
  • Coalseam Nature Reserve
  • Eneabba Wildflower Drive
  • Northern Kwongan
  • Kalbarri National Park
  • Mt Lesueur National Park
  • Nambung National Park

SEE THE BEAUTY OF AUSTRALIAN WILDFLOWERS ON A MID-WEST TOUR!

Australia is renowned as being one of the world’s botanical ‘hotspots’ and the Mid West is no exception. Following the winter rains WA wildflowers burst into bloom and transform the rugged golden outback landscape into a brightly-coloured wonderland.

The reason for this unique storehouse of biological diversity is the great age of the West Australian landmass. It is one of the most ancient and undisturbed geographic locations in the world. This has resulted in the survival of primitive forms of plants and the evolution of more specialised species.
This tour has been designed to show you the magnificent diversity and abundance of flowering plants north of Perth when they should be at their colourful best.

The trip covers a diverse array of landscapes, from the farm lands of the wheat belt, to the gorges of Kalbarri National Park, to the northern sand plains around Eneabba, Badgingarra and the Lesueur National Park.

Our naturalist guides have conducted many WA wildflower tours and will ensure you are guided and educated throughout the whole trip.

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Extended Trip Details

Itinerary

Day 1

Perth - Dalwallinu

Today we leave Perth at 7:30 am. Travelling via Toodyay, Goomalling and Wongan Hills, we will head through the wheatbelt to Dalwallinu, the first town on WA’s world-famous wildflower route. Accommodation: Motel Dalwallinu LD
Day 2

Dalwallinu

Today we will explore the wildflowers in the Dalwallinu area, known for having the most extensive variety of wattles (acacias) in the world. There are about 185 varieties within 100 km of Dalwallinu. Accommodation: Motel Dalwallinu BLD
Day 3

Dalwallinu - Three Springs

This morning we will continue our drive north, heading for Morawa. During the day, we will look at and photograph the wildflowers that grow along the side of the road. Accommodation: Three Springs Hotel BLD
Day 4

Three Springs - Coalseam Reserve - Three Springs

Today we will explore Coalseam Nature Reserve, well known for its annual display of wildflowers. The abundance and diversity of annuals and perennials here are due to the park’s location, encompassing multiple habitat types as it goes from sand plains to arid country. Accommodation: Three Spring Hotel BLD
Day 5

Three Springs - Eneabba - Geraldton

Today we’ll leave Three Springs and head to Geraldton. Our travels take us via the mineral sand mining town of Eneabba. There will also be time to visit and explore the wildflowers at Western Flora. Accommodation: Hotel Geraldton BLD
Day 6

Geraldton - Kalbarri

This morning we’ll travel to Kalbarri via the coast road. There will be plenty of time today to visit some of the coastal gorges and walk amongst the wildflowers. Accommodation: Motel Kalbarri BLD
Day 7

Kalbarri

We’ll rise early this morning to maximise our time in Kalbarri National Park, famous for its wildflowers. The species-rich heathlands provide spectacular colourful floral displays. Vivid gold and orange banksias, red, white and yellow grevilleas, red kangaroo paws, many coloured feather flowers and grey smoke bushes make an unforgettable picture. There are also 21 plant species unique to this area. We hope to find the Kalbarri catspaw, a small yellow and red plant usually found in recently burnt areas and confined to the region. We also hope to see several orchids, including the Kalbarri spider and the Murchison hammer orchid. Accommodation: Motel Kalbarri BLD
Day 8

Kalbarri - Cervantes

Today we start heading south. As we travel through farmlands, roadside verges should offer a diverse range of plants and colours. South of Dongara, we enter the Northern Kwongan, a sand plain heath supporting sweeping carpets of brightly coloured flowers. During our drive to Cervantes, there will be time to stretch your legs and look around for wildflowers and wildlife. Some wildflower displays will include Dryandra, Propeller Banksia, Painted and Scarlet Feather-flowers, Blue Smoke bush and Black and Yellow Kangaroo Paws. Accommodation: Motel Cervantes BLD
Day 9

Cervantes - Lesueur National Park - Cervantes

Today we will continue to explore this magnificent area. Lesueur National Park contains large expanses of northern sand plains, with various geological formations, landscapes and soil types. These vary from salt lakes in the west to laterite ridges in the east. This is one of the world's richest sites for plant species; over 800 plant species have been recorded here, nine of which are found nowhere else. There is always something flowering in the park, but in September and October, Lesueur erupts into colour with various species from Lechenaultias to Melaleucas. Accommodation: Motel Cervantes BLD
Day 10

Cervantes - Perth

We’ll visit Nambung National Park this morning and travel through the spectacular Pinnacles Desert. This is a bizarre region where thousands of limestone pinnacles rise, forest-like, from the shifting yellow sands. After lunch, we’ll continue our journey down the coast to Perth, arriving by late afternoon. BL

NOTE: the above itinerary may be varied according to conditions and advice.

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Inclusions

  • Coates tour leader / driver; 
  • Coates Naturalist leader;
  • Accommodation – twin share with private facilities in hotels and motels;
  • Meals as per itinerary;
  • Morning tea each day;
  • Fresh fruit on board daily;
  • All national park entrance fees;
  • Kalbarri Wildflower Display entrance fee.

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