6 Day Wild Flower SPECIAL'S
Few seats left for 2023
We will run two of these Special Focus Tours in 2023
The first will be to
Dongarra, Morawa, Mullewa, Cue,
Mt Magnet, Paynes Find, Hi Vallee at Eneabba.
This tour will be focused on many varieties of everlastings, wreath flowers and the Aboriginal paintings at Walga Rock [some 1900 images recorded there by WA Museum.] and is to country north of Perth where flowers grow by rolling hectares "to the horizon"
Tour Dates are:
The first northern tour leaves Perth 8.30am Saturday August 8th returning Thursday August 13th.
and runs again from August 26th to 31st.
Once booked we never cancel, within our control. Yes, single person bookings are accepted.
On September 11th to 16th we are in the deep south and include the iconic Ravensthorpe Flower Show
Hyden and Wave Rock, Ravensthorpe, Albany, [Queen of Sheba? Depends on season] Walpole, Pemberton.
We will be going to the deep south and includes Ravensthorpe to coincide with the iconic Ravensthorpe Flower show. This is usually held "mid-September" this year at the beginning of September and we overnight there on 12th. This gives cover over two days of ancillary activities coupled to the show including flower visits and expeditions into the mighty Fitzgerald national Park.
You can make a booking with deposit now and this would be advisable, since accommodation gets swamped each year and many do miss out. As soon as we have dates then the rest of the trip can be firmed up. Essentially it will be Hyden and Wave Rock, Ravensthorpe, Albany, [Queen of Sheba? Depends on season] Walpole, Pemberton, Augusta.
Season 21/22 fades as great memories ( check our photo gallery ) and we move on . Please be sure that nothing is set in stone, our goal is to make each tour fabulous for you, so we do ask what your own goals are and usually manage to weave them into each special bespoke tour. Contact Harry: 0407 085 097 for a friendly chat.
limited seats available
For both tours Costs, fully paid DB&B+S plus, all associated costs such as park fees.
Full Tour tariff: $4200 p pax. .
With Single Supplement: $4800
Deposit of $700 per pax will secure your booking. This can be paid by card over the phone or direct bank transfer.
Your booking is firm once a deposit has been received.
To register your interest or ask about this tour, phone Harry on 0407 085 097 it costs nothing to chat!
Lets get a good start, shake the city off and head north. We head up the new coast road connection from Lancelin, Time for a “Pit Stop and Smoke oh” along the track.[ First Lessons in Australian S’Language: Pit Stop? Well once upon a time, before flushing loos, earlier generations had a deep hole, or Pit. Don’t worry nowadays they flush and have soft paper etc Just like home! Smoke oh is a Bushman’s term for stopping, usually mid morning and mid afternoon, for a Cupa and a Rolly. Yeh, a Rolly referred to a roll your own cigarette . Before we all learned better! ] Our first night will be in Dongarra a fishing port some 60 or so K's south of Geraldton. One of several attractions in Dongarra is WA's first commercial flour mill, currently being lovingly restored.
Mingenew is a great place to start serious flower investigations at Coalseam Conservation area with several faithful places that are reliable for both orchids and everlastings. We will spend most of our day around this area. Yes Smoke oh too! Botanical information and names are in the Bus Information Packs you will each have, to assist with identification and habitat. Yes, new species are still being identified!
Mullewa is not far north from Morawa, just a short drive but its special as we know where the Wreath Flowers proliferate
Getting off quickly from Mullewa, after an easy previous day is going to get us to Pindar, a somewhat abandoned but not yet derelict “whistle stop”. We then head north again and into the real Red Dirt Outback. Our quest now is Wreath Flowers. We will actually loop back south onto the Mt Magnet Road again to get to Yalgoo. We head next to historic Cue and some refreshment. After a look around Cue townsite, length determined by time, we will unwind ready to spend the night in or close to Cue.
We are now well north of Perth, way ‘Out Back’ in the red dirt country, which opens up a wide area for exploring. Walga Rock is a reserved site, with Aboriginal rock paintings visible. Memorable and timeless records of the nomadic people of this big state. A unique glimpse of an ancient culture.
Paynes Find is real red dirt outback country. To get there we pass through some of the most diverse and colourful everlastings carpets that you will see any where..
The traffic starts to mount up as we go south, trucks grind northwards, fully laden with two, three or even four trailers. Road Trains of up to 56mtrs in length become common.
Soon you will be thinking back to those big, big, clear starry skies, the silence and the space, together with air that is so clean, it smells and tastes good.
You will have seen, encapsulated in just a few days, so many contrasts and marvels. You are among a very privileged few. We enjoy what we do and we hope to have given you a life time of memories