- 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
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
|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
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
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
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
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
|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
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
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
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.
- 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.
“Having just received your newsletter which I very much enjoyed reading, I am prompted to let you know how much Julie and I enjoyed our recent wildflower trip with your company. This was our first trip with you and our expectations were well and truly met.
I can’t think of any aspect of the trip where we were disappointed – the flowers were a treasure, the accommodation and meals were very good, and Chris and Joe were both excellent and ideally suited for their roles. You are to be congratulated on this outcome and I hope we will make another trip with you before too long.”
“Seeing such a vast selection of Wildflowers, particularly the Wreath Leschenaulters and orchid specimens, it is difficult to pinpoint one highlight. The tour was wonderful. Both Kevin and Mike were extremely helpful, patient and obliging and I would not hesitate to book another tour with Coates knowing that they would be leading it.”
“The tour was excellent and very well organized so the weather was good and the flowers blooming! But most of all Kevin and Mike were such good leaders and made sure everything went smoothly. They work well together and their skills compliment each other.”
“I would recommend this tour and your company as I had a delightful tour with like-minded folk, and enjoyed exploring the wildflowers with the expert tour leaders.”
“I loved the flowers. I cam on the suggestion of my friends so didn’t really realise how amazing the flowers would be. The tour was also very well organised.”