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The Wildflower Wanderer

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Fully Guided Coach Group Scenic / Sightseeing
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 Trip Length
7 Days
 Trip Starts
Perth
 Trip Finishes
Perth
7 Day The Wildflower Wanderer Itinerary (AAT Kings)
Countries Explored: Australia
Accommodation
3 - 4 Star
Max. Group Size
49
Trip Style
Best Buys
Trip Code
WPKG

Overview

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on AAT Kings 7 Day The Wildflower Wanderer. Western Australia is colourful whatever time of year you visit. It has pink lakes, blindingly white beaches, turquoise lagoons… But the rainbow hues are next level when wildflowers blanket national parks and botanic gardens. Expect some seriously pretty (and perfumed) excursions on this wildflower tour of Western Australia from Perth.

Itinerary

Arrive early into Perth? The West Australian capital has some of Australia's most happening lifestyle precincts, many filled with eye-popping street art, others with the kind of cafes you might expect to find on the streets of New York. Explore the city at your leisure before meeting fellow flower lovers for canapes as the sun sets over the mighty Swan River. Get set for a Western Australia tour full of colour and characters. (D) Stay: Crowne Plaza, Perth

Settle in for a few hours of hypnotic coastal scenery on your tour from Perth as you make your way north to Kalbarri. All the wave gazing is thirsty work. Thankfully, family-owned Illegal Tender Rum Co. has a few quenching distillations prepared for your arrival. Go behind the scenes to glimpse how this distinctive sugar-cane-based spirit is made, sampling award-winning spiced rum (among others) while you wander between barrels with the owners.

Lunch is served on the distillery's deck overlooking dreamy fields, with each bite like Western Australia in a mouthful thanks to the owners' close connections with local producers. (B/L/D) Stay: Kalbarri Edge Resort (2 Nights)

Some 400 million years ago, the Murchison River carved its way through Kalbarri National Park, leaving behind echo-inspiring gorges of red-and-white banded sandstone as well as soaring coastal cliffs. It's quite the sight, and best taken in from a height. Enter the Kalbarri Skywalk, a precipitous projection 25 metres beyond the gorge rim and a dizzying 100 metres above the river. A different perspective is offered from the Hawk's Head Lookout and Nature's Window, the latter a natural rock arch that frames the gorge far below.

The real reason you're here, however, is for the wildflowers - more than 12,000 species carpet this part of the state, 60 per cent of which are found nowhere else on Earth. Some are hard to find, so tread lightly on this wildflower tour.

Step back in time - all the way to 1853 - when you arrive at Lynton Station, a former convict depot and homestead composed of a collection of historic limestone buildings. Just as eye-opening is Hutt Lagoon, an enormous lake that is sometimes bubblegum pink, sometimes lilac, and occasionally even red. The high salinity here determines its hue at different times of year.

Your last stop is the moving HMAS Sydney Memorial, high on the hill overlooking Geraldton; it pays homage to the ship's crew who were lost when it went down off the West Australian coast. (B/L/D) Stay: The Gerald Apartment Hotel (2 Nights)

Step back in time - all the way to 1853 - when you arrive at Lynton Station, a former convict depot and homestead composed of a collection of historic limestone buildings. Just as eye-opening is Hutt Lagoon, an enormous lake that is sometimes bubblegum pink, sometimes lilac, and occasionally even red. The high salinity here determines its hue at different times of year. Your last stop is the moving HMAS Sydney Memorial, high on the hill overlooking Geraldton; it pays homage to the ship's crew who were lost when it went down off the West Australian coast. (B)

Arriving at Nambung National Park, you may think you've been transported to the moon, so surreal is the desert landscape of limestone pillars that surrounds. Welcome to The Pinnacles, jutting out from shifting yellow sands and standing up to five metres tall. You're walking amid history on today's Pinnacles tour: these structures were created millions of years ago as seashells were broken down into sand and then eroded by water and wind into the dramatic spires that pierce the sky today. (B/D) Stay: Crowne Plaza, Perth

You've seen blooms around the state. But one final glimpse remains in Perth's lush Kings Park. It's remarkable to think that this inner-city patch of green is home to the Western Australian Botanic Gardens, replete with more than 3,000 species of the state's unique flora. What a powerful end to a flower-filled tour from Perth. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • From a jaw-dropping Skywalk to striated seaside cliffs, estuary beaches, wild pelicans and national parkland, you'll need a day at leisure to explore Kalbarri.
  • Walking barefoot along beaches is not only good for your soul, but also your health – science proves it. Get a dose of wellness wandering Geraldton's sandy coves.
  • Get set for colour: botanicals in King's Park, wildflowers in national parks, pink Hutt Lagoon and the bleached limestone towers of The Pinnacles.
  • Heritage Lynton Station was a convict depot way back in 1853. Your visit helps preserve the buildings and landscapes that remember this slice of history.

  • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Local Specialists (Guides)
  • Centrally located premium hotels

  • 6 Full Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners
  • 1 Dinner with Wine
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months

  • Day 1: Flights too arrive by 4:00pm into Perth Airport
  • Day 7: Flights to depart after 1:30pm (domestic) or 2:30pm (international) from Perth Airport

  • Low level of fitness required

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.

Trip Reviews (1) Most Recent 'The Wildflower Wanderer' Reviews

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Wildflowers tour with AAT Kings   0 , NSW, Australia, Sep 2022
We had the best 7 days in WA on the wildflowers tour. AAT Kings was superb, comfortable coach and Carolyn was the best tour director we have travelled with - her knowledge was outstanding and her personality is perfect for this occupation.

We saw every wildflower there was to see from the beautiful wreath (see photo) to the orchid. The food was fantastic but such a shame the 2 breakfasts in Geralton were not so good - too many carbs as it was "grab and go" style as they did not have a chef to cater for the advertised buffet breakfast. One doesn't need a chef to put out some cereals, milk, juice, a couple of toasters, and a urn to have tea or coffee. That was the only disappointment. We had great weather and comfy hotel rooms.
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