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Botanica

Western Australia Wildflowers, Landscapes and Private Gardens

Trip Code: BTWA10
10 Days
4 Sep 2021 & 3 Sep 2022

Trip Highlights

Admire WA's wildflowers

Admire the spectacular wildflowers of Western Australia at their best, including dampiera, hibbertia and malaleuca.

Discover iconic WA sights

See iconic sights including the Pinnacles, the Karri forests and the best of Margaret River.

Meet private garden owners

Visit some of WA's finest private gardens and enjoy meeting and talking with their owners.

  • Trip Inclusions
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • 10 days with Botanical Guide Julie Prent and experienced coach captain
  • 9 nights' stay in centrally located, 4-5 star hotels plus 20 meals
  • Airport transfers on first and last day
  • Admire the spectacular wildflowers of Western Australia and see the iconic Pinnacles
  • See the Paul Bangay-designed Secret Garden and meet private garden owners
  • Enjoy a tree top walk through the Valley of the Giants and see ancient Tingle Trees
  • Sample wines in Margaret River and enjoy a lunch cruise on the Swan River
  • Travel in a comfortable coach with space to spread out

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Medium Fitness level - involves walking on uneven surfaces for more than one hour. A good degree of mobility is required
  • Group size - Up to 30 guests
  • Wildflower viewing is subject to nature
  • The facilities we have chosen in regional areas are the best possible available, however accommodation, service and dining options are limited
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
Map

Meet your Botanical Guide and fellow travellers today at your Perth hotel. Set out on a city tour to see the main sights of Perth, including Kings Park, with 400 hectares of delightful gardens and more than 1,700 native species. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening. 

Stay: Perth, Crowne Plaza or similar

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  • Dinner

This morning, journey to Bindoon to visit a native wildflower farm. Afterwards, on our way to Geraldton, we stop for some seasonal wildflower viewing. The surrounding region is a haven for native flowering plants and wildlife, while, during this season, a wealth of wildflower species come into bloom, including dampiera, hibbertia and melaleuca.

Stay: Two Nights, Nesuto Geraldton or similar

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Explore the local area and continue to discover the amazing diversity of wildflowers in season. Thousands of wildflower species are found throughout regions of Western Australia in one of the world’s most spectacular floral displays, from wattles to wisterias and varieties of kangaroo paw to native orchids. 

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Travel to Nambung National Park and marvel at the ancient limestone pillars known as the Pinnacles. Formed over 25,000 years ago from an accumulation of sea shell deposits, these structures were gradually stripped of their surrounding sands by the coastal winds, leaving the otherworldly formations we today see scattered throughout the landscape. Afterwards, travel to Fremantle. 

Stay: Two Nights, Fremantle, The Esplanade Hotel or similar

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning, you’ll visit a beautiful private garden and enjoy a guided tour and morning tea. Afterwards, embark on a relaxing cruise along the Swan River to Perth, taking in the sights as you enjoy lunch. Watch for riverine birdlife and perhaps glimpse the dolphins that inhabit these waters. This afternoon, spend some free time in Perth before travelling back to Fremantle. 

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  • Lunch

Today, enjoy a scenic drive to the celebrated coastal town of Albany. On the way, visit The Williams Woolshed, a collection of retail stores and cafe. Afterwards, stop for lunch in Kojonup, home of the Noongar people, the traditional land-owners of Western Australia’s southwest. Later this afternoon, we arrive in Albany, Western Australia’s oldest European settlement, awash with colonial, naval and whaling history.

Stay: Two Nights, Albany, Dog Rock Hotel or similar

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning, discover the native flora in Albany’s surrounding area. Wildflower species found here include thousands of varieties of rare orchids, which will be in bloom at this time. Continue to the Mt Romance Sandalwood Factory, which produces aromatic body care products. Later, enjoy exploring Banksia Farm and explore this wildflower wonderland on a guided tour with a resident expert.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Walk among the tree canopy as you explore the Valley of the Giants Tree Top walk. Enjoy a bird’s-eye view over giant tingle trees, some dating back 400 years. This afternoon we visit Chestnut Brae, a picturesque 70-acre sweet chestnut and daffodil farm, before arriving in Margaret River. 

Stay: Two Nights, Margaret River, Quality Inn or similar

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning we have a special visit to Swallows Welcome, which is both a private garden and the studio of artist Patricia Negus. Admire some 100 watercolour paintings Patricia has on display, depicting many wildflower species. Afterwards, spend some free time in Margaret River. We then enjoy viewing another private garden, before calling in on the renowned Leeuwin Estate for a wine tasting. 

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  • Dinner

This morning we visit the magnificent Paul Bangay-designed Secret Garden. The garden is set within a pristine peppermint forest and sits beside the idyllic Wilyabrup Brook. We then travel north to the small town of Dwellingup, to enjoy the grounds of the grand Orondo Farm Garden. The property is made up of the Orondo Gardens, Orondo Orchard and Orondo Vineyards. Enjoy a guided tour of the gardens before transferring to Perth. Your tour concludes today at the Crowne Plaza Perth Hotel.     

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Would not hesitate to recommend Botanica and we are already looking into our next adventure.

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