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Western Australia: Wildflowers and Heritage
Commences Perth 02 October and ends Perth 15 October 2022

  • Wildflowers
    Wildflowers
  • Isopogon
    Isopogon
  • Perth
    Perth
  • Wave Rock, Hyden
    Wave Rock, Hyden
  • Western Australian Vineyard
    Western Australian Vineyard
  • Super Pit, Kalgoorlie
    Super Pit, Kalgoorlie
  • Program Status Places Available
  • Price AUD 6,990
  • Program Code TWWAW22
  • Single Supplement AUD 990
  • Program Leader Ann Clarke
  • Activity Rating Moderate

Tour Itinerary

  • 13 Nights
    • 2 - Perth
    • 2 - Hyden
    • 2 - Kalgoorlie
    • 2 - Esperance
    • 2 - Albany
    • 2 - Pemberton
    • 1 - Perth

Commences Perth 02 October and ends Perth 15 October 2022 (with optional extension)

 Tour Highlights

  • Experience the stunning wild flowers of South Western Australia incl. in Kings Park, Perth
  • Travel to Freemantle (near Perth) to relax and enjoy the 'local vibe'
  • Visit many National Parks each with their unique plants due to the diverse enviroments
  • View the stunning coastal scenery with white sand beaches on the south western coast
  • Taste world renowned wines grown in this corner of South Western Australia
  • Experience the treetop walkway in the Valley of the Giants.
  • Learn about the history of the mines and gold-fields of Kalgoorlie an their importance in shaping Australia's economy
  • See the stunning, multi-coloured granite formation of Wave Rock.
  • Optional extension to join a 2 day "watercolour workshop" and art exploration of Perth with your program leader, Ann Clarke

Tour Overview

In Spring the country side in Western Australia countryside comes alive with an array of plant species, many not seen elsewhere in the world. We travel on a southern loop to see this spectacle and learn about the heritage of the area as well as taking in the beautiful scenery on the southern coast. Starting and concluding in Perth there is also the opportunity to extend your stay in Western Austrailia or maybe take the 'Indian Pacific' train journey eastward at the end of the tour.

Most Western Austrailian wildflowers bloom in early spring. Some species require a little more warmth for germination and therefore don't bloom until later in the season. This is of course subject to unseasonal weather variations, but generally October is an excellent time to see wildflowers in the southwest.

This also coincides with an average daytime temperature of around 20 degrees Celcius – ideal for touring and exploring the countryside. If you have ever wondered about the spectacle of the flora of Western Austrailia... here is the perfect opportunity to experience it.

Tour Inclusions

    • 13 nights en-suite 3.5 - 4 star hotel accommodation
    • Arrival and departure airport transfers
    • Typical breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 8 dinners
    • Touring by comfortable and modern coach
    • Transport and field trips as indicated
    • Applicable entry fees
    • Services of local Program Leader and NSW artist and nature lover, Ann Clarke
    • Detailed Program Information Booklet 
 

Moderate

This program includes placeswhich can only be explored on foot and where walking tours may be a little longer and not always on the flat. Accommodation may have some stairs and or have some rooms which may involve some walking to access.
All our programs naturally involve some walking in order to discover bet­ter the places visited and, although we arrange porterage where this is available, participants are expected to be able to handle their own bags. Our program leaders will always try to make as much of the program as possible available for those who find walking longer distances, uphill or down steps difficult but, in same places, this cannot always be avoided.
If you have any concerns at all about your level of fitness, please do not hesitate to talk to us and discuss further with the experts who know the particular demands of each program.

Register your interest early

Golden Compass’s Tours educational travel programs are only available by booking direct with Golden Compass Tours. This gives you a cost saving and dealing direct with the specialist who actually arranges your tour on the ground.

Follow these simple steps to secure your place on one of our unique tours:

  1. Select the program or programs you are interested in joining, make a note of the program code that appears next to the program price (eg: GCTAD17) and call us on 1800 132 385 to check availability and hold an option.
  2. Access the Golden Compass booking form here.
  3. Complete the details you have available (we understand your flights and travel insurance details may not be confirmed when you make your booking).
  4. Print and sign your form, then simply scan and email your form direct to info@goldencompasstours.com.au. If you prefer you can post it to our Australian postal address at:

  Golden Compass, PO Box 163, Keiraville, NSW 2500, Australia.

Please note we require a deposit of AUD500 per person per program with the full balance for each tour being due 80 days prior to the start of your program.

Once the deposit payment has been taken you will then be sent your confirmation letter either by email or post (as you prefer). An invoice for the balance will be issued to you 12 weeks prior to the departure of your first tour or tours. Full payment by MasterCard, Visa or electronic bank transfer is required 80 days prior to the start of your tour. Payment will be charged by Golden Compass Tours from you in Australian dollars.

If you need any assistance, please call our Freecall number on 1800 132 385.