The Wildflower Wanderer

Starting From AUD $3,675
Map
We Tour Australia > Tours > The Wildflower Wanderer

Spring sees Western Australia burst into colour, with wildflowers blanketing gardens and parks across the state. You don’t have to leave Perth to see them. But when you head out on this Perth to Kalbarri tour, you’ll discover overwhelming floral displays at Nambung National Park (also home to the Pinnacles) and Geraldton, en route to Kalbarri National Park – endemic spider orchids, banksias, and pink pokers beckon.

Tour Highlights

  • Kalbarri National Park
  • Rum Distillery Tour
  • Kalbarri Skywalk
  • HMAS Sydney Memorial
  • Nambung National Park
  • Kings Park Perth

Tour Itinerary

(B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner (SD) Specialty Dinner
Tour Code: WPKG

1
Welcome to Perth (D)
Day 1
Welcome to Perth (D)
Arrive early into Perth? The West Australian capital has some of Australia’s most happening lifestyle precincts, many filled with eye-popping street art, others with the kind of cafes you might expect to find on the streets of New York. Explore the city at your leisure before meeting fellow flower lovers for canapes as the sun sets over the mighty Swan River. Get set for a Western Australia tour full of colour and characters.
Crowne Plaza, Perth
Centrally located in Perth, within a 10-minute walk of Queens Gardens and Perth Mint. This hotel has 189 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars.
Read more
2
Perth – Kalbarri (B, L, D)
Day 2
Perth – Kalbarri (B, L, D)
Settle in for a few hours of hypnotic coastal scenery on your tour from Perth as you make your way north to Kalbarri. All the wave gazing is thirsty work. Thankfully, family-owned Illegal Tender Rum Co. has a few quenching distillations prepared for your arrival. Go behind the scenes to glimpse how this distinctive sugar-cane-based spirit is made, sampling award-winning spiced rum (among others) while you wander between barrels with the owners. Lunch is served on the distillery’s deck overlooking dreamy fields, with each bite like Western Australia in a mouthful thanks to the owners’ close connections with local producers.
Best Western Kalbarri Edge, Kalbarri
Kalbarri Edge Resort is a great place to unwind and relax after exploring the local sites.
Read more
3
Kalbarri National Park (B)
Day 3
Kalbarri National Park (B)
Some 400 million years ago, the Murchison River carved its way through Kalbarri National Park, leaving behind echo-inspiring gorges of red-and-white banded sandstone as well as soaring coastal cliffs. It’s quite the sight, and best taken in from a height. Enter the Kalbarri Skywalk, a precipitous projection 25 metres beyond the gorge rim and a dizzying 100 metres above the river. A different perspective is offered from the Hawk’s Head Lookout and Nature’s Window, the latter a natural rock arch that frames the gorge far below. The real reason you’re here, however, is for the wildflowers – more than 12,000 species carpet this part of the state, 60 per cent of which are found nowhere else on Earth. Some are hard to find, so tread lightly on this wildflower tour.
Best Western Kalbarri Edge, Kalbarri
Kalbarri Edge Resort is a great place to unwind and relax after exploring the local sites.
Read more
4
Kalbarri – Geraldton (B, L, D)
Day 4
Kalbarri – Geraldton (B, L, D)
Step back in time – all the way to 1853 – when you arrive at Lynton Station, a former convict depot and homestead composed of a collection of historic limestone buildings. Just as eye-opening is Hutt Lagoon, an enormous lake that is sometimes bubblegum pink, sometimes lilac, and occasionally even red. The high salinity here determines its hue at different times of year. Your last stop is the moving HMAS Sydney Memorial, high on the hill overlooking Geraldton; it pays homage to the ship’s crew who were lost when it went down off the West Australian coast.
The Gerald Apartment Hotel, Geraldton
Situated in the heart of the CBD this property is walking distance to cafes, restaurants, shops and offices and mere steps away from the beautiful Town Beach and Geraldton Foreshore.
Read more
5
Geraldton & Surrounds (B)
Day 5
Geraldton & Surrounds (B)
Another exciting day of searching out Wildflowers as you head west to discover small towns like Mullewa. This is a hot spot for the stunning displays of everlastings and flowering shrubs along roadsides and in surrounding nature reserves of the district. We will take you to where the wildflowers are known to be in bloom. This might be Coalseam Conservation Reserve or further west of Mullewa. Your Travel Director will know the wildflowers hot spots.
The Gerald Apartment Hotel, Geraldton
Situated in the heart of the CBD this property is walking distance to cafes, restaurants, shops and offices and mere steps away from the beautiful Town Beach and Geraldton Foreshore.
Read more
6
Geraldton – Perth (B, D)
Day 6
Geraldton – Perth (B, D)
Arriving at Nambung National Park, you may think you’ve been transported to the moon, so surreal is the desert landscape of limestone pillars that surrounds. Welcome to The Pinnacles, jutting out from shifting yellow sands and standing up to five metres tall. You’re walking amid history on today’s Pinnacles tour: these structures were created millions of years ago as seashells were broken down into sand and then eroded by water and wind into the dramatic spires that pierce the sky today.
Crowne Plaza, Perth
Centrally located in Perth, within a 10-minute walk of Queens Gardens and Perth Mint. This hotel has 189 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars.
Read more
7
Farewell from Perth (B)
Day 7
Farewell from Perth (B)
You’ve seen blooms around the state. But one final glimpse remains in Perth’s lush Kings Park. It’s remarkable to think that this inner-city patch of green is home to the Western Australian Botanic Gardens, replete with more than 3,000 species of the state’s unique flora. What a powerful end to a flower-filled tour from Perth.

Inclusions

Attractions Included

  • Kalbarri National Park
  • Rum Distillery Tour
  • Kalbarri Skywalk
  • HMAS Sydney Memorial
  • Nambung National Park
  • Kings Park Perth

Coach Features

  • 48 Seat coach
  • Restroom
  • Air conditioned

Experiences Included

  • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver
  • Local specialist guides
  • Centrally located premium 3.5-star hotels

Meals Included

  • 6 Full Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 3 Dinners
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

Visited Locations

  • Perth
    Perth is an urban oasis among the vast nature of Western Australia where soft-sand beaches and scenic parks meet a thriving metropolis of small bars, creative restaurants and curated street art.
    Read more
  • Kalbarri National Park
    This park of over 186,000 hectares in size, and located at the lower reaches of the Murchison River is one of Western Australia’s best known parks, with its scenic gorges though red and white banded sandstone and its soaring coastal cliffs.
    Read more
  • Geraldton
    Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia with naturally blessed surrounds, which includes beautiful beaches.
    Read more

Attractions

  • Illegal Tender Rum Distillery
    Just near the town of Dongara you get to meet the young family that that own and operate the award winning, Illegal Tender Rum Co. Join the family for a behind the scenes tour of the award winning rum distillery with some special tastings throughout.
    Read more
  • Kalbarri National Park Skywalk
    At Kalbarri National Park view the spectacular scenery of Murchison River Gorge from the amazing vantage point of the Kalbarri Skywalk.
    Read more
  • HMAS Sydney Memorial
    Set high on the hill overlooking Geraldton, here you can reflect at the evocative HMAS Sydney Memorial and you can take in the astonishing views over the seaside township of Geraldton. 
    Read more
  • Lynton Station
    Lynton Station was established in 1853 as a Convict Depot and Station Homestead, with the beach over the road and Pink Lake nearby. Here you can explore the old buildings and learn of the history.
    Read more
  • Kings Park Perth
    Exploring one of the most beautiful inner city parks in Australia, Kings Park is home to the spectacular Western Australian Botanic Garden
    Read more

Available Dates

Dates Price per person
On Request
22 Sep 2024 - 28 Sep 2024 $3,675$4,795
Available
07 Sep 2025 - 13 Sep 2025 $3,860$5,040
Available
21 Sep 2025 - 27 Sep 2025 $3,860$5,040
The Wildflower Wanderer
Days
7
Price from
AUD $3,675 per person twin share