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Botanica

Western Australia Wildflowers, Landscapes and Private Gardens

Trip Code: BTWA10R
10 Days
7 September 2024

Trip Highlights

Admire WA's wildflowers

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

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 a Botanical Guide and experienced coach captain
  • Relax aboard a spacious coach with an experienced and informative Coach Captain
  • Includes nine nights’ accommodation in centrally located four- to five-star hotels, return private airport-to-hotel transfers, plus 20 meals and select beverages 
  • Travel in a comfortable coach with space to spread out
  • Admire the spectacular wildflowers of Western Australia and see the iconic Pinnacles
  • Explore Kings Park for the wildflower festival 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 River and visit Araluen Botanic Gardens in the Perth Hills

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Fitness Rating: Medium - 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 at your Perth hotel. Take an afternoon tour of the sights of this unique and beautiful city, including Kings Park, with 400 hectares of delightful gardens. Situated only a few minutes from the centre of Perth, Kings Park features sweeping parklands, botanic gardens, native bushland and a spectacular display of more than 1,700 native species of wildflowers in spring. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner at your hotel.

Stay: Stay: Perth, Crowne Plaza or similar

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Today, enjoy a scenic drive to the celebrated town of Albany. On the way, visit the Williams Woolshed, a collection of retail stores and a cafe. Afterwards, visit a family garden in Kojonup and enjoy lunch. Pine Avenue is set within the rolling country of the Great Southern rural district, which features magnificent white gums. Later this afternoon, we pass expansive farmland while viewing the scenic Stirling Range National Park. Arrive in Albany, Western Australia’s oldest European settlement, known for its colonial, naval and whaling history. Dinner will be at your hotel tonight.

Stay: Two Nights: Albany, Hilton Garden Inn Albany or similar

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This morning we explore Albany, first with a stop at the Gap in the Torndirrup National Park, and enjoy the western views of the Southern Ocean. Afterwards, we visit the Regional Wildflower Garden, and wander its pathways, home to over 100,000 indigenous plants. Enjoy free time in Albany for lunch. Later, visit Mt Romance Sandalwood Factory, which produces aromatic body care products. Dinner will be at your hotel tonight. 

 

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Travel to Tingledale, where you can walk among the tree canopy as you explore the Valley of the Giants Tree Top walk. Enjoy a birds-eye view over giant tingle trees, some dating back 400 years. Later, we visit Truffle Hill in Manjimup, where you will enjoy a tasting and a talk. Dinner tonight will be at your hotel.

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

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This morning we explore a private garden in the region and meet their owners. Afterwards, spend free time in Margaret River to explore the quaint shops and cafes. We then enjoy visiting the Mammoth Caves, home to the ancient fossil remains of long-extinct Australian megafauna before enjoying a wine tasting at the renowned Leeuwin Estate. Dinner will be at your hotel this evening.

 

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This morning, we visit a private garden near Yallingup. We then travel to Orondo Farm, comprising Orondo Gardens, Orondo Orchard and Orondo Vineyards. Enjoy a guided tour of the gardens and lunch before travelling to Fremantle. Dinner tonight will be at your hotel.

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

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This morning you will visit a beautiful private garden not far from Fremantle, where you will enjoy a guided garden tour and morning tea. Afterwards, explore the Araluen Botanic Park nestled in the Perth Hills before travelling back to Fremantle. This evening is free for you to enjoy at leisure.

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This morning after breakfast, we travel to Bindoon to visit a native wildflower farm. Afterwards, on our way to Geraldton, we stop for some wildflower viewing. Dinner will be at a local restaurant tonight.

Stay: Two Nights: Geraldton, Ocean Centre Hotel or similar

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After enjoying breakfast with a view of the Geraldton Harbour, we journey out to Mullewa. Explore the local area and discover the amazing diversity of wildflowers in season. Dinner will be at a local restaurant tonight.

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Departing Geraldton after breakfast this morning, we travel south along the coast, stopping for free time in picturesque Jurien Bay. We then arrive at Nambung National Park to marvel at the ancient limestone pillars of the Pinnacles Desert. Journey back to Perth, where your tour concludes today at the Crowne Plaza Perth Hotel.

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In all we had a fantastic holiday. We would recommend Botanica to all who'll ask.

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