As 2021 fast approaches, we can only hope it brings good fortune and opportunities for nature travel to resume and flourish once again. In anticipation for what we hope is a great year, we will soon be releasing our full 2021 Tour Schedule. We are excited to bring you a little bit of everything in 2021; new exciting adventures, re-envisioned expeditions, and of course, timeless classics.
As you can imagine, our international tours remain on hold while international travel is so uncertain. However, when we can confidently return to the skies, new and wonderful wildlife destinations will await you across the globe. In the meantime, we hope to make domestic travel as exciting and inviting as we can for you.
To kick off 2021, we bring you a brand new itinerary for the South West region of Western Australia; Wildlife of the Southern Forests.
This tour goes from 19 March – 28 March 2021 (10 days) and begins and ends in Perth, Western Australia. It is fully accommodated and will take a maximum of 10 passengers.
This wildlife tour showcases some of the South West’s finest natural highlights including:
- Dryandra Woodland, a conservation area providing irreplaceable habitat for several rare species including Western Australia’s state mammal emblem, the Numbat. Dryandra is also home to over 90 species of bird including the mound-building Malleefowl, Collared sparrowhawk, Painted buttonquail, Western yellow robin, Red-capped robin and Western spinebill.
- Torndirrup National Park, a wild and rugged coastal park known for its spectacular wave-carved geological features, such as the Natural Bridge and The Gap.
- National Anzac Centre, an award-winning war museum dedicated to the Anzacs. This museum overlooks the actual harbour from which over 41,000 men and women departed Australia for the Great War.
- Stirling Range National Park, a striking mountain landscape with over 1500 species of flora. These ranges are the only major mountain range in the southern half of WA.
- Waychinicup National Park, a park with beautiful views and unusual granite rock formations. It is also home to one of the few mainland quokka populations, the critically endangered Noisy scrubbird and the vulnerable Western bristlebird.
- Walpole-Nornalup National Park, home to towering tingle trees and the Valley of the Giants’ 40 metre high Tree Top Walk. We will also cruise around the beautiful waterways of Walpole-Nornalup Inlets Marine Park.
- Margaret River Region, renowned for its craft breweries, boutiques and premier wineries. Here we will enjoy wine-tasting and a winery lunch, as well as a walk in the lush, green Boranup Karri Forest.
If you are interested in visiting WA’s spectacular South West with Coates in 2021, please click here for more information.
From all of us at Coates, stay safe and we hope to see you out there soon.