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WA Wildflower Country Fly-Drive Tour

$1,799

Explore Western Australia’s Wildflower Country at the most spectacular time of the year! This 8-day self-drive holiday includes flights, accommodation and car hire. Travel from Perth to the Pinnacles and along the Indian Ocean to see the stunning wildflowers in bloom and breathtaking natural carpets of colour!

Description

Western Australia Wildflower Season Fly-Drive with the Pinnacles – 8 days

This self-drive holiday gives you the freedom to explore Perth and Wildflower Country at the most spectacular time of the year in Western Australia!

Your WA adventure begins and ends with a night in the capital city of Perth. Riverview on Mount Street is a 4-star hotel close to Hay Street Mall, Elizabeth Quay and renowned Kings Park and Botanic Gardens.

Leave the city behind for a wonderful week of wildflower hunting along the Indian Ocean. Head to Cervantes, famous for being surrounded by some of the most extensive wildflower displays during the season. Discover the mystical formations of the Pinnacles Desert. Drive through to Kalbarri National Park, back to Geraldton and onto Wildflower Country. If Mother Nature is being kind at the time you arrive, around the historical township of Mullewa is where you’ll see the dazzling display of everlastings and carpets of colour!

Why you’ll love this trip:

  • A must-see experience for plant enthusiasts and nature lovers!
  • Such a neat package with flights, car hire & accommodation included.
  • It makes it easy to spend time in the Pinnacles & see a beautiful part of Australia that few get to enjoy!

Your Holiday Includes:

  • Flights – Return economy airfares to Perth
    • Fly from Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney to Perth (ask us for other cities)
    • Flying Virgin Australia or Jetstar with baggage included
  • Accommodation – comfortable hotels or motels, standard rooms based on twin share*
    • 2 nights Riverview On Mount Street Hotel, Perth (1 night pre-tour & 1 night post tour)
    • 1 night Cervantes
    • 1 night Dongara
    • 1 night Kalbarri
    • 1 night Geraldton area
    • 1 night Mullewa
  • Car Hire – 8 days Mid Size vehicle, automatic, Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
    • Pick up and drop off at Perth Airport
    • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) – with excess
    • Theft Protection (TP) – with excess
    • Limited kilometres

Departs Daily:

2021, 2022 & 2023 – 01 August to 15 September

Note: Departures are subject to confirmation and prices may change depending on your travel date. This is renowned as the best time for wildflower viewing, but it can never be guaranteed. Please enquire about travel at other times of the year.

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Want to Stay Longer or Upgrade?

You can add extra nights in Perth or regional Western Australia.

Let us know if you would like to upgrade the accommodation or book a larger rental vehicle.

Ask us today about staying at other properties or adding more services. We are happy to design a holiday that will suit you best.

Travelling Solo?

We can look after you. Please contact us for single traveller rates.

Booking Conditions:

This travel deal is valid for a limited time. Please contact us for current rates.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Prices were correct as of 13 July 2021.

Please read Australia & New Zealand Travel Company’s Terms & Booking Conditions prior to making a reservation. By booking any travel service with us, you have agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

How to Book

To make a booking please call Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email reservations@anztravelco.com.

You can also select a trip and request it via this website – please make sure you enter the quantity for the number of people travelling. In the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page, add your preferred departure date plus any other information that will help us process your booking, such as departure city and travel preferences.

No payment is required to submit an online booking request, but your booking is pending and no place is being held. Your booking status will be advised when you hear from our travel consultants. Bookings are normally actioned within 24 hours – Monday to Friday.

Itinerary & Booking Info

Travel Style

Independent, self-drive

Itinerary

ITINERARY:

Package includes one night pre tour and one night post tour at a hotel in Perth. Please note, the below itinerary offers recommendations on places you might like to stop and explore, but it’s a guide and you have the freedom to plan your own activities on this self-drive holiday.

Day One
Perth to Cervantes (approx. 200 kilometres)
Take the Indian Ocean Drive north of Perth to the beachside town of Cervantes for the first leg of your Kalbarri holiday and Coral Coast wildflower tour. Take the short drive south of Cervantes to Nambung National Park and the Pinnacles Desert. The road into the Pinnacles is sealed, and there is a car park within walking distance of the limestone structures. After exploring the landscape, head to the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre to learn more about these mystical formations. You can also pick up locally-made handcrafted souvenirs here.
Drive into Cervantes and spend some time at the RAC Cervantes Holiday Park's Seashells Café, located on the beachfront. Have a coffee and relax on pillow-laden couches in the sun. Check into your accommodation and enjoy an evening stroll along the foreshore before turning in.
Overnight options: Cervantes, Jurien Bay, Green Head or Leeman

Day Two
Cervantes to Dongara – Denison (approx. 158 kilometres)
Head to the beach at Hansen Bay for a morning dip or to simply take in the stunning coastal views. Continue your journey north along the Indian Ocean Drive to Dongara. Be sure to visit Lesueur National Park, widely renowned for its incredible floral diversity, it boasts some 820 species of Western Australian wildflowers, many of which are found nowhere else in the world.
If you have a 4WD, stop in at Stockyard Gully Caves, off Coolimba Eneabba Road. The caves are created by a river system that has etched a waterway through the limestone underground. Be sure to take a torch as the light fades to black as you venture into the 300-metre underground cave.
Continue north to twin towns of Dongara and Port Denison. This afternoon, enjoy one of the 12 self-guided walk trails around Dongara and Port Denison where nature lovers are sure to spot plenty of flora and fauna. Stop in for a pint at the beautifully restored Priory Lodge, a tour of the rum distillery Illegal Tender Rum Co, or a coffee on the tree-lined main street, Moreton Terrace. Or head to South Beach for a spot of fishing, four-wheel driving or a bite to eat at a beachside cafe.
Overnight: Dongara – Denison

Day Three
Dongara to Kalbarri (approx. 220 kilometres)
Start off early this morning heading north towards Kalbarri. Take a detour off the Brand Highway and follow the scenic route north through the rolling hills of Chapman Valley. Dominating the eastern horizon are the flat-topped Moresby Ranges and before you stretch the rolling green pastures of the region’s farmland. Experience life as an early settler at the Chapman Valley Historical Society Museum, located in Nanson. Western Australian wildflowers, particular everlastings, are prolific on the roadsides throughout the Chapman Valley. Rejoin the highway at Northampton, declared a historical town in 1993 by the National Trust to preserve its rich heritage.
Continue on to Kalbarri, a holiday hotspot for families, nature-lovers and thrill seekers. As you reach the rugged coastal cliffs of Kalbarri National Park, take one of the coastal gorge walks and watch the cliffs turn to vivid red in the setting sun. Enjoy a fresh seafood feast for dinner at one of the many local restaurants such as Finlay's Kalbarri, then sit back and relax under the stars at the outdoor cinema.
Overnight: Kalbarri

Day Four
Kalbarri to Geraldton – Greenough (approx. 156 kilometres)
Wake up early and head out to explore the ruggedly beautiful gorges of Kalbarri National Park – a Kalbarri holiday highlight. The roads into the park take you to various lookout points, including the breathtaking Nature's Window, The Loop and Z-Bend Gorge, and the new Kalbarri Skywalk.
Many species of the region's wildflowers inhabit this area, which is particularly well known for its orchids, namely the Kalbarri Spider Orchid which is endemic to the region. After exploring the National Park, rejoin the North West Coastal Highway and head south towards Geraldton.
Overnight: Geraldton region

Day Five
Geraldton to Mullewa (approx. 98 kilometres)
The county town of Mullewa is most famous for its carpets of everlastings and the unique Wreath flower, best found in the area surrounding the settlement. A self-guided wildflower walking tour is the best way to take in the dazzling displays of wildflowers, as well as the history and heritage of Mullewa and there are over eight kilometres of walking trails to choose from. Be sure to stop in at Moorhead’s local artist studio to meet the local Indigenous women who come to the centre to paint and create unique handcrafted pieces. Their work can also be seen around the town on the various murals that cover local buildings.
Also check out the Monsignor Hawes Heritage Trail, celebrating the enormous contribution that architect/priest John Hawes made to the region. The trail highlights 15 buildings and sights relating to his life in the region, with one of the best examples of his work being the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Overnight: Mullewa or Mingenew

Day Six
Mullewa to Perth (approx. 440 kilometres)
On your way south towards Perth, take a detour off the highway to Coalseam Conservation Park. Located in the heart of wildflower country, Coalseam is renowned for its endless fields of Western Australian wildflowers. During the flowering season, everlastings transform the otherwise sparse plains into a glorious carpet of colour.
Stop for refreshments at Mingenew, a quaint and friendly farming town. Complete your wildflower tour with a trip out to Depot Hill Reserve, which is also a great wildflower viewing area and an ideal spot to enjoy a picnic with views overlooking the Irwin River. Join the highway again to complete your drive back to Perth.

Please note: The day by day descriptions published are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, road conditions, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that ultimately are for the client’s benefit. It is essential that clients are flexible and open minded in this regard.

How to Book

Bookings can be made by calling Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email to reservations@anztravelco.com.

Online booking requests may also be submitted via this website by selecting a trip. Please make sure you include your preferred departure date in the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page.

Bookings are pending and not confirmed until you receive a status update from an Australia & New Zealand Travel Company consultant.

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