Western Australia Wildflowers

From AUD $6,995.00
  • Duration: 15 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Perth
  • Product code: WA21

This journey through Western Australia is timed perfectly to see wildflowers. They are the best you will see anywhere in the world. So take this opportunity to discover this treasury from Mother Nature.

Graham Ross, founder of Ross Garden Tours


Let Australian plant lover Colin Barlow introduce you to the diverse natural wonders of southern Western Australia. Meet milkmaids, honeypots, green kangaroo paws and mountain bells in the wild, and catch the extravaganza of the Kings Park Wildflower Festival.


DAY 1   WED 8 SEP 
HOME TO PERTH
Meet our Ross Tour Leader Colin Barlow at Perth Airport. Check in to the Duxton Hotel, our luxurious home for 2 nights. Welcome Dinner tonight. 
Accommodation: Duxton Hotel, Perth

DAY 2   THU 9 SEP
FREMANTLE
This morning we head to a wildflower hotspot, Wireless Hill Park; the panoramic views of the city & Swan River are breathtaking! Free time to explore. Then we visit the wildflowers of South Beach & on to Bold Park, Perth’s largest urban bushland park. Finish the day at Perth’s iconic Cottesloe Beach with dinner & sunset views.
Accommodation: Duxton Hotel, Perth

DAY 3   FRI 10 SEP
PERTH TO ALBANY
Today we head south to the historic port town of Albany through majestic forests of Marri Red Gums & ancient towering Jarrah trees. En route, stop for lunch at Kojonup, go hunting with Colin for delicate spider & cowslip orchids.
Accommodation: Dog Rock Motel, Albany

DAY 4   SAT 11 SEP
VALLEY OF THE GIANTS
A bucket list day! Ascend to the treetops of some of the tallest trees on earth. The Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk gives you a bird’s eye view of ancient red tingles (Eucalyptus jacksonii) - trees which occur nowhere else in the world & whose origins trace back to Gondwana!
Accommodation: Dog Rock Motel, Albany

DAY 5   SUN 12 SEP
ALBANY
Explore the unique beauty of WA’s ancient 
southern coastline & floral diversity. First, we head to the Gap & Natural Bridge. The nearby Regional Wildflower Centre is a botanic hotspot with over 10,000 indigenous plants. Step back in time at the historic Whaling Station.
Accommodation: Dog Rock Motel, Albany

DAY 6   MON 13 SEP
STIRLING RANGES
Explore the Stirling Ranges & Porongurup NP regions today, some of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. There are more than 1500 species of plants in the Stirling Ranges alone.
Accommodation: Dog Rock Motel, Albany

DAY 7   TUE 14 SEP
ALBANY TO HOPETOUN
Travel east today & see a floral highlight at the Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show. Over 500 botanically identified specimens are on display.
Accommodation: Wave Crest Village, Hopetoun

DAY 8   WED 15 SEP
FITZGERALD RIVER NATIONAL PARK
More wildflowers today in Fitzgerald River National Park including Qualup Bells, Possum banksias, regelias, the bell-fruited mallee, Scarlet Banksia and the Albany Woolly Bush.
Accommodation: Wave Crest Village, Hopetoun

DAY 9   THU 16 SEP
RAVENSTHORPE
We’re off to explore the triangle between Hopetoun, Jerdacuttup & Ravensthorpe, recognised as one of the most botanically significant areas in Australia.
Accommodation: Wave Crest Village, Hopetoun

DAY 10   FRI 17 SEP
HOPETOUN TO ESPERANCE
Travel hrough wetlands & mallee country 
to Esperance. See water birds & iconic wildflowers incl. red kangaroo paw & lemon flowers of the grey cottonheads, Conostylis.
Accommodation: Best Western, Esperance

DAY 11   SAT 18 SEP
CAPE ARID
We’re travelling east today to Cape Arid National Park. Bring binoculars as bird watching is on the agenda: Cape Barren geese, Western Ground Parrots & Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos.
Accommodation: Best Western, Esperance

DAY 12   SUN 19 SEP
ESPERANCE TO HYDEN
Today we travel through Salmon Gum country where pink barked eucalypts & carpets of wildflowers colour the landscape. At the little town of Hyden, visit the 2,700 million year old Wave Rock.
Accommodation: Wave Rock Motel, Hyden

DAY 13   MON 20 SEP
HYDEN TO PERTH
To Perth today through WA Wheatbelt Country. Stop at Corrigin, known as the ‘Town of Windmills’. Carpets of everlasting daisies & proteaceae plants including banksias, grevilleas, hakeas & dryandras are a feature of this area.
Accommodation: Duxton Hotel, Perth

DAY 14   TUE 21 SEP
KINGS PARK
It’s festival time in Perth’s famous Kings Park, a fitting way to end our journey. Farewell Dinner at the Duxton tonight.
Accommodation: Duxton Hotel, Perth

DAY 15  WED 22 SEP
PERTH TO HOME
Say goodbye to Perth & friends today as we head to the airport for flights home.