Wildflowers of Western Australia and The Nullarbor

Wildflowers of Western Australia and The Nullarbor

A truly amazing experience awaits you on this tour of the southern regions of Western Australia and across the Nullarbor, still one of this country’s epic road journeys. There will be wildflowers blooming everywhere, contrasted with stark landscapes and enormous mines. Eat amazing food in Margaret River and store up memories of a different kind of life.

A truly amazing experience awaits you on this tour of the southern regions of Western Australia and across the Nullarbor, one of this country’s epic road journeys. There will be

wildflowers blooming everywhere, contrasted with stark landscapes and enormous mines. Eat amazing food in Margaret River and store up memories of a different kind of life.

 

Fly/Coach/Fly

19 Days

 

ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES

  • Journey across the Nullarbor, Australia’s longest straight road

  • See the most amazing wildflowers including the rare wreath flower

  • Tour of Spanish flavoured New Norcia

  • See the brilliant display of heath and wildflowers in Kalbarri National Park

  • Tour Wave Rock and Hippo’s Yawn at Hyden

  • Visit the Kalgoorlie Gold Mile, and the HMAS Sydney Memorial

  • Cruise Esperance’s Bay of Isles

 

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

  • 51 quality meals

  • Entries and attractions as shown

  • Modern luxury tour coach

  • Traveller's Refund Guarantee

  • Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Director

  • Robert’s Famous Homemade Morning Tea

 

* As per conditions

 

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Day 1

Home – Fremantle
Fly to Perth where you will be met at the airport before a short town tour and then check into your motel in Fremantle, a short walk from the marina.

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Day 2

Perth – Cervantes
Travel northward to Cervantes via the Swan Valley, studded with orchards and vineyards. Patches of colour made up of lambs tails, smoke bush, grevilleas and kangaroo paw decorate the side of the road. The first stop will be New Norcia, a piece of old Spain built in the West Australian bush by Spanish Benedictine Monks. Visit the famous Pinnacles of Nambung National Park – these are unique spikes of limestone ranging in size from slivers to giant columns. Stop at Lake Thetis to view stromatolites, the oldest form of life on earth.

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Day 3

Cervantes – Kalbarri
Continue north through the crayfishing towns of Port Denison and Dongara to Greenough, a National Trust classified town. Take a break in Geraldton before visiting the craft shops of Northampton and taking the coastal route to Kalbarri. Pass by convict ruins, beta-carotene lakes and spectacular coastal scenery as Kalbarri nears.

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Day 4

Kalbarri – Geraldton
Visit Kalbarri National Park, famous for its brilliant display of heath and wildflowers. From Hawks Head Lookout there are spectacular views over the Murchison Gorge. Re-enter Geraldton via its harbour with huge grain loading facilities and rock lobster fleets. After lunch, tour the Maritime Museum with artefacts from Dutch Shipwrecks and the Batavia. A town tour will include the memorial to HMAS Sydney.

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Day 5

Geraldton – Fremantle
Follow the wildflower trail inland via Mingenew and Moora in search of the elusive wreath flower. Wildflowers line the sides of the roads through wheat-belt towns. You have the chance to photograph beautiful natural floral displays, before returning to Perth.

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Day 6

Fremantle – Margaret River
Follow the coastline to Busselton Jetty, the longest timber jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. The village of Cowaramup is our next stop to visit the Candy Cow sweet shop and taste their fudge, honey crunch and nougat. Next explore the Margaret River Chocolate Company and the Margaret River Dairy Company, sampling their products before arriving at the motel, located in the town centre.

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Day 7

Margaret River
Visit Augusta and the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet. Sample Margaret River’s famous wines at Watershed Winery and visit Eagle Heritage Raptor Centre, housing the largest collection of native raptors in Australia.

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Day 8

Margaret River – Albany
Drive through vineyards, farms, wildflowers and magnificent karri forests on your way to the timber town of Pemberton. Stop to climb the Gloucester Tree or enjoy a bushwalk. Continue through Walpole to the Valley of Giants Tree Top Walk, a 400m long bridge suspended 40m above the forest floor. The Ancient Empire Forest Walk among the old tingle trees completes the visit in this magical place. Pass through Denmark, home of the blue wren, on your way to Albany.

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Day 9

Albany – Whale World and Sightseeing
Take a guided tour of Whale World, Australia’s last whaling station that ceased operations in 1978 and is now a museum. Experience the spectacular coastline of King George’s Sound on your visit to the Natural Bridge. After lunch, tour the oldest settlement in WA and visit Mount Clarence, with its War Memorial Lookout. Visit the Mount Romance Sandalwood Factory where fine cosmetics and great muscle-rub creams are made.

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Day 10

Albany – Esperence
Travel through rich grazing and cereal crop farms to the Stirling Ranges where Bluff Knoll Lookout provides outstanding views of Western Australia’s highest peaks. Orchids, myrtles, flowering mallee and the unique Southern Cross Flowers blossoming here will delight wildflower enthusiasts. Arrive in Ravensthorpe, where it is mid-season for wildflowers. This afternoon follow the South Coast Highway through the stunning coastal scenery around Hopetoun and the township of Esperance, a commercial and service centre for the local farming district.

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Day 11

Esperence Experience
This morning our town tour provides us with insights on the town and surroundings, before boarding a cruiser for a half day tour of the Bay of Isles. Be on the lookout for wildlife such as the Cape Barron Geese and sea lions. Purchase your own lunch in Esperance before enjoying the remainder of the day at your leisure—perhaps try one of the local restaurants for dinner.

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Day 12

Esperance – Hyden
Our day starts at the amazing Mermaid Leather Factory, where fish skins are made into unique gifts. Passing the pink lakes on our way to Ravensthorpe for lunch, be on the lookout for the elusive pink and green skirted qualup bell and various orchids. See more pink lakes on the journey to Lake King. Upon arrival into Hyden visit the Lace Showroom, a true example of what can be achieved if you have the patience and time.

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Day 13

Hyden – Kalgoorlie
Our day starts with a guided walk along Wave Rock. This amazing rock formation was sculpted and coloured by chemicals over 2.7 billion years ago and resembles a giant wave about to break. After photos and morning tea, we head cross country to Southern Cross; this trip passes by Skeleton Rocks and the edge of Jilbadji NP, where you can be on the lookout for more wildflowers. Arrive at Coolgardie mid-afternoon, where we will admire the gracious stone buildings erected when it was a prosperous gold town. Take time to visit the Goldfields Exhibition Museum, before arriving in Kalgoorlie for our overnight stay.

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Day 14

Kalgoorlie – Cocklebiddy
Turn south to Norseman then east towards Balladonia, the town where the orbiting US Skylab disintegrated upon re-entry and showered the town with debris. After lunch, travel the longest stretch of straight road in the world and tonight experience the stars and silence of the Nullarbor Plain.

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Day 15

Cocklebiddy – Ceduna
Leave Cocklebiddy and head towards Eucla and visit the Old Telegraph Station. At times the road approaches the cliff along the Great Australian Bight. The mid-point today is at the Nullarbor township, with arrival into Ceduna late afternoon. There’s time for a walk along the jetty before dinner.

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Day 16

Ceduna – Port Augusta
At Kimba, the town halfway across Australia, stop for a photograph and to look at local jade jewellery. Look out for the famous Big Galah as we travel on to Port Augusta, the city at the crossroads of Australia.

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Day 17

Port Augusta – Wentworth
Travel through three different states today via the Lower Flinders Ranges with lunch at Morgan South Australia, once a very busy river port town, before crossing into the citrus region of Mildura, Victoria. We then cross the Murray River and arrive at the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers at Wentworth New South Wales.

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Day 18

Wentworth – Wagga Wagga
Join the Sturt Highway through to Balranald and then stop at Hay for lunch, before arriving in Wagga Wagga for the last wonderful night.

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Day 19

Wagga Wagga – Sydney – Home
Travel the Hume Highway stopping for lunch near Goulburn. At Sydney we bid farewell to our Queensland passengers at the airport for their flight home, while the coach continues on to the Hunter.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

TOUR FARE DEPARTING BRISBANE: $7,287 per person

TOUR FARE DEPARTING THE HUNTER: $7,072 per person

Single Supplement available @ $1,689 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.

Name Address Contact Details
Belmont Shops S Bus Stop on Pacific Hwy (Southbound) near
Marshall Property, Belmont
Charlestown Smart St Bus Zone in Smart St outside Presbyterian Church
(opposite library car park), Charlestown
Doyalson Wentworth Ave S Bus stop past RSL Club (Southbound)
Cnr Pacific Hwy & Wentworth Ave, Doyalson
Home pickups Taxi home pickups and returns are provided.
Contact us to see if your address is included.
Hornsby Railway Station Hornsby Railway Station. Pickup at the bottom of
the bus rank, near roundabout opp hotel
Kariong Information Ctr At Kariong Information Centre car park,
The Avenue, Kariong
New Lambton Wests S Bus Stop on Hobart Rd near Harker Oval
across from Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton
Swansea Blackswan S Bus stop approaching Blackswan Waterfront Motel
on Pacific Hwy (Southbound), Swansea
Sydney Domestic Airport Sydney Domestic Airport - Meet at Qantas Groups
Check-in located on ground floor at Terminal 3.
Thornton AAJ Depot All Australian Journeys - Thornton Depot
3 Woodford Place, Thornton
Tuggerah Westfield Bus stop near cinemas at the back of
Westfield Shopping Centre, Tuggerah
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