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Western Australia: Wildflowers and Heritage
Commences Perth 28 September and ends Perth 11 October 2020

  • Isopogon
    Isopogon
  • Perth
    Perth
  • Wave Rock, Hyden
    Wave Rock, Hyden
  • Busselton - Pier
    Busselton - Pier
  • Western Australian Vineyard
    Western Australian Vineyard
  • Super Pit, Kalgoorlie
    Super Pit, Kalgoorlie
  • Program Status Places Available
  • Price AUD 5,990
  • Program Code TWWA20
  • Single Supplement AUD 980
  • Program Leader TBA
  • Activity Rating Moderate

Tour Itinerary

  • 13 Nights
    • 2 - Perth
    • 2 - Hyden
    • 2 - Kalgoorlie
    • 2 - Esperance
    • 2 - Albany
    • 2 - Pemberton
    • 1 - Perth

Commences Perth 28 September and ends Perth 11 October 2020

 Tour Highlights

  • View the stunning wild flowers of Perth's King's Park and Western Australia
  • Experience the treetop walkway in the Valley of the Giants.
  • View the mines and gold-fields of Kalgoorlie
  • See the stunning, multi-coloured granite formation of Wave Rock.
  • Visit national parks, wineries and the icons of this corner of Western Australia.

Tour Overview

The Western Australia countryside comes alive in spring with an array of over 3,000 species of wildflowers, many unique to the region due to the climatic conditions. Banksias, dryandras, grevilleas, cone flowers, hakeas, feather flowers, flame peas, kangaroo paws, coral vines and many varieties of orchids all burst forth. This display also coincides with an average daytime temperature of around 20 degrees – ideal for relaxed touring and exploring the countryside.

After familiarising ourselves with Perth we travel eastward to the welcoming town of Hyden with interesting artefacts of Australian history before journeying on to the goldmining town of Kalgoorlie, first established in the 1880s to service the gold prospectors. Heading south we head for the beautiful south coast and the towns of Esperance and Albany before driving inland again to the Stirling Range National Park and Bluff Knoll, situated 1,073m above sea level, with its own unique eco-system. Staying in the forest area in Pemberton, with the world's highest look-out tree, we also visit the wine growing area of Margaret River where the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean before heading north along the coast back to Perth where it is also possible to extend your stay or maybe travel eastward by rail on the Indian Pacific train.

If you like relaxed touring, have a love of the outdoors and an interest in plants, this tour will be a worthwhile and memorable experience.

Tour Inclusions

    • 13 nights en-suite 3- and 4-star hotel accommodation 
    • Typical breakfast daily, 7 lunches and 6 dinners
    • Touring by comfortable  and modern coach
    • Transport and field trips as indicated
    • Applicable entry fees
    • Services of local Program Leader
    • Detailed Program Information Booklet 
 

Moderate

This program includes placeswhich can only be explored on foot and where walking tours may be a little longer and not always on the flat. Accommodation may have some stairs and or have some rooms which may involve some walking to access.
All our programs naturally involve some walking in order to discover bet­ter the places visited and, although we arrange porterage where this is available, participants are expected to be able to handle their own bags. Our program leaders will always try to make as much of the program as possible available for those who find walking longer distances, uphill or down steps difficult but, in same places, this cannot always be avoided.
If you have any concerns at all about your level of fitness, please do not hesitate to talk to us and discuss further with the experts who know the particular demands of each program.

Register your interest early

Golden Compass’s Tours educational travel programs are only available by booking direct with Golden Compass Tours. This gives you a cost saving and dealing direct with the specialist who actually arranges your tour on the ground.

Follow these simple steps to secure your place on one of our unique tours:

  1. Select the program or programs you are interested in joining, make a note of the program code that appears next to the program price (eg: GCTAD17) and call us on 1800 132 385 to check availability and hold an option.
  2. Access the Golden Compass booking form here.
  3. Complete the details you have available (we understand your flights and travel insurance details may not be confirmed when you make your booking).
  4. Print and sign your form, then simply scan and email your form direct to info@goldencompasstours.com.au. If you prefer you can post it to our Australian postal address at:

  Golden Compass, PO Box 163, Keiraville, NSW 2500, Australia.

Please note we require a deposit of AUD500 per person per program with the full balance for each tour being due 80 days prior to the start of your program.

Once the deposit payment has been taken you will then be sent your confirmation letter either by email or post (as you prefer). An invoice for the balance will be issued to you 12 weeks prior to the departure of your first tour or tours. Full payment by MasterCard, Visa or electronic bank transfer is required 80 days prior to the start of your tour. Payment will be charged by Golden Compass Tours from you in Australian dollars.

If you need any assistance, please call our Freecall number on 1800 132 385.