Western Australia's Coral Coast and Wildflower Way

Western Australia's Coral Coast and Wildflower Way

This stretch of coastline north of Perth is home to some of the most remarkable flora and fauna in the country. Combine this with unique landscapes, edged by the clear aqua waters of the Indian Ocean, and you have an unspoilt and uncrowded region, rich in history.

This stretch of coastline north of Perth is home to some of the most remarkable flora and fauna in the country. Combine this with unique landscapes, edged by the clear aqua waters of the Indian Ocean, and you have an unspoilt and uncrowded region, rich in history. From Monkey Mia, Shark Bay and Hamelin Pool down through Murchison Gorge and the Kalbarri National Park, to the fascinating limestone formations called the Pinnacles, this tour is sure to enthral you.

 

Fly/Coach/Fly

9 days

 

Ultimate Experiences

• See the fascinating limestone Pinnacles

• Witness feeding of the bottlenose dolphins at Monkey Mia and relax onboard a luncheon cruise on Shark Bay

• Explore the stunning gorges and formations of Kalbarri National Park

• See some of the 12,000 species of wildflowers

• Tour the HMAS Sydney II Memorial at Tarcoola Beach

 

INCLUSIONS

• Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis

• Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane area*

• Pickup and return locations throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney

• Flights

• 22 quality meals

• Traveller’s Refund Guarantee

• Entries and attractions as shown

• Modern luxury tour coach

• Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Director

• Robert’s Famous Homemade Morning Tea

 

* As per conditions

 

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Day 1

Home – Fremantle – Perth
Your tour of this world renowned area of Australia begins with a flight to Perth where you will be met by your Coach Captain and Hostess. Follow the Swan River to Fremantle where you will have the opportunity to purchase your own lunch before taking a ride on the Hop on-Hop off tram around Fremantle. Admire the bustling harbours, beautifully preserved architecture, the convict built Old Fremantle Prison and the famed Cappuccino Strip and Markets. Reboard the coach and return to Perth for your overnight stay.

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Day 2

Perth – Dalwallinu
After breakfast it’s time to depart Perth and travel north east along the Granite Loop Trail to the early convict town of Toodyay on the Avon River which offers spectacular scenery including stunning country gardens, lavender fields and olive groves. Journey on to Wongan Hills, home to many species of flora unique to the area, for a picnic lunch. The wildflowers continue as you head through Ballidu to Dalwallinu for your overnight stay.

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Day 3

Dalwallinu – Geraldton
Did you know that Western Australia is home to the largest variety of wildflowers in the world? From July to October, more than 12,000 wildflower species carpet the mid-west region with their vivid beauty and lush scent. Today you will travel through The Wildflower Way with spectacular displays of native flowering plants and interpretive signage outlining the culture, heritage and flora of each region. You will be able to see some beautiful wattle as you travel through the towns of Dalwallinu, Wubin, Perenjori, Morawa and Mullewa. This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of the HMAS Sydney II Memorial at Tarcoola Beach before continuing on to Geraldton, where we will stay overnight.

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Day 4

Geraldton – Denham
Travel through the old mining town of Northampton on your way to World Heritage Listed Shark Bay, declared in 1991 for its important evolutionary and biological histories, unique formations and natural habitats where threatened species survive. Over 230 bird species, 100 reptiles, 18 land mammals and the world’s largest population of dugongs (over 10,000) as well as turtles, dolphins, sharks, rays and humpback whales are found here. At Hamelin Pool tour the old Telegraph Station and view living marine stromatolites, the oldest form of life found in the world. Visit Shell Beach, made up of millions of tiny shells and used as a building material. For the next two nights you stay near the water’s edge.

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Day 5

Denham – Monkey Mia – Shark Bay
This morning enjoy some free time at Monkey Mia to experience the amazing wildlife found in the most western region of WA, first visited by William Dampier in 1699. Join the rangers as they feed the bottlenose dolphins then take a relaxing cruise and enjoy a picnic lunch on Shark Bay. Underwater observation windows and microphones allow you to hear and see the dolphins during the cruise. You may also see many species of turtle, dugong, whale, or rare birds for which the area is famous. Your cruise is the perfect way to experience the diversity of the area’s marine life. This afternoon we visit Shark Bay, home to the unique animal, the Hamelin Cockle, a shell species so prolific in Hamelin Pool that they have been compacted into a solid mass able to be cut into blocks and used as building material.

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Day 6

Denham – Kalbarri
An exciting morning is in store as you drive out to Monkey Mia, renowned for dolphin feeding. A visit to Ocean Park Aquarium will allow you to explore the wonders of the ocean during a guided tour. As you depart the Shark Bay area, see the Solar Salt Mines which produce one of the purest grades of salt in the world. Travel through to Kalbarri, where the picturesque setting on the Murchison River estuary is very inviting and offers another opportunity to see some of the local wildflowers in the Kalbarri National Park. Settle in for the next 2 nights at Kalbarri.

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Day 7

Kalbarri – Jungle Bird Park & Kalbarri National Park
Today you will visit the Rainbow Jungle Bird Park, described as one of the wonders of Western Australia and regarded as Australia’s most beautiful parrot habitat. Purchase your own morning tea and stroll along the paved brick pathways in the landscaped tropical gardens of the centre with its waterfalls, fountains, stained glass windows, gargoyles and lily ponds. A beautiful relaxing way to spend the morning! Travel on to the Kalbarri National Park for a picnic lunch and spend some time exploring its stunning gorges and formations carved by the Murchison River this afternoon.

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Day 8

Kalbarri – Cervantes
Witness the spectacular coastal scenery as you go south through Hutt Lagoon, a pink lake where beta carotene is formed. Explore Geraldton including St Francis Xavier Cathedral and the Maritime Museum with artefacts of Dutch Shipwrecks and the Batavia. Follow the coastal route to Cervantes. Visit the Nambung National Park which is home to one of Australia’s most unique and captivating landscapes - the Pinnacles Desert.

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Day 9

Cervante – Perth - Home
After a relaxed breakfast, it will be time to pack your bags ready for your return flight home. Depart Cervantes and travel back to Perth with morning tea along the way. After saying your farewells, board your flight back home.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING BRISBANE: $4,117 per person

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING THE HUNTER: $4,137 per person

Single Supplement available @ $743 extra

 

 

Booking Conditions

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

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