Wildflowers & Karijini

10 days | Departs 7 Aug 2024 –
Join us on an unforgettable journey around beautiful Western Australia in spring. A specialist wildflower guide onboard will help you discover all of the wildflower highlights along the way. Discover beautiful Karijini National Park, see the marine life from aboard a glass bottom boat cruise, get close to dolphins at Monkey Mia and see the fascinating stromatolites at Hamelin Pool.

Departs
Perth
Returns
Perth
Meals included
9 breakfasts & 7 dinners
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$5,265

per person twin share*

Tour Inclusions

  • Quality accommodation throughout your holiday
  • Return airfares from your Homeport
  • Transfers within Perth
  • Flight from Pilbara
  • Botanical Guide
  • Colour Coded Field Guide
  • Motel Accommodation
  • Tour Guide and Experienced Driver
  • 9 breakfasts (B) & 7 dinners (D)

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the incredible beauty of Karijini National Park
  • See the marine life from aboard a Glass Bottom Boat
  • Get close to dolphins at Monkey Mia
  • Visit the Ocean Park Aquarium
  • See the famous Hamelin Pool Stromatolites
  • Explore beautiful Cape Range National Park
  • Visit the HMAS Sydney Memorial

Day By Day Itinerary

Day 1: Homeport to Perth
Board your flight from your homeport to Perth today. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.
1 night: Novotel Perth Langley or similar
Day 2: Northern Wheatbelt, Geraldton (BD)
This morning you will be picked up at your accommodation by your tour host and driver to begin your search of the wildflowers in the Northern Wheatbelt. It’s early in the season but with a keen eye we hope to find interesting colours in the road verge, nature reserves and National Parks. Tonight is spent in the Port of Geraldton on the shores of Champion Bay; the town has undergone some magnificent redevelopment in the last few years and has been given a new lease of life.
1 night: Geraldton Motel
Day 3: Geraldton Town Tour, Shark Bay, Denham (BD)
We tour the town of Geraldton this morning and visit the HMAS Sydney Memorial before hitting the North West Coastal Highway through Northampton and across the Murchison River. Further north on the road to Shark Bay we come to Hamelin Pool to see the ancient Stromatolites. Our next two nights are spent at Denham.
2 nights: Denham Motel
Day 4: Monkey Mia, Ocean Park, Peron Homestead (BD)
This morning we visit Monkey Mia to see the magnificent dolphins. Later we visit “Ocean Park”, an exciting eco-friendly and interactive aquarium that is located on the pristine shores of the Shark Bay World Heritage Marine Park, and enables guests to see, touch and learn about many fascinating marine creatures that are found in this heritage listed area. Tonight we enjoy an evening BBQ at Peron Homestead. Note: Monkey Mia & Ocean Park included in your fare.
Day 5: Carnarvon (BD)
Continuing north, this is the old North West sheep station country where so many farmers over the last 130 years have battled drought and great floods. We reach Carnarvon on the Gascoyne River and visit the Babbage Island Jetty and the Fishing Harbour. Overnight in Carnarvon.
1 night: Carnarvon Motel
Day 6: Coral Bay, Exmouth, Glass Bottom Boat Cruise (BD)
To Coral Bay in the morning with beautiful white sands, sparkling waters and fringing coral. We then venture past Cape Range National Park to Exmouth, a most fascinating place which is the centre for the Navy North West Cape Base. We then travel to the head of the Gulf looking for whales migrating down the coast. Further down the coast we take a glass bottom boat cruise in the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. Note: cruise included. Overnight in Exmouth tonight.
1 night: Exmouth Motel
Day 7: Cape Range National Park, Mount Tom Price (BD)
Today we travel to the Cape Range National Park and the spectacular scenery of Charles Knife Road, where oil was first found in Western Australia in the 1950s. Departing the Cape we travel to Nanutarra on the Ashburton River then reach the Iron Ore hub of Australia and travel to Tom Price, the service town for the Mount Tom Price Mine operated by Rio Tinto. Our next two nights are spent at Tom Price.
2 nights: Tom Price Motel
Day 8: Karijini National Park (BD)
This morning we drive to Karijini National Park, where some of the Gorges we see today are as impressive as any you would see in Australia. We visit Dales Gorge, Circular Pool and Fortescue Falls. In the evening enjoy a bush BBQ in the spectacular Pilbara Scenery. Note: National Park entry included.
Day 9: Arrive Perth (B)
Today we fly out of the Pilbara with great friends and memories of the Wildflowers, Gorges, Beaches and People of the WA Coast. Overnight tonight in Perth.
1 night: Novotel Perth Langley or similar
Day 10: Depart Perth (B)
Today you will be transferred from your hotel to Perth Airport in time for your return flight home.

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