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Highlights: Amazing wildflowers of the Swan Coastal Plain & Darling Escarpment Small group tour (6 - 18 persons) Locations visited all within 40 minutes of Central Perth Leisurely bush walks - no rush Morning tea and lunch in a bushland setting Complimentary, full - colour wildflower booklet Visit to local orchard Concession and child prices also available The very best floral experience so close to Perth You really do not have travel far from Perth to experience the amazing variety, incredible beauty and vibrant colours of hundreds of native, spring wildflower species as over 2200 different species are known to occur in natural bushland on the Swan Coastal Plain and the forests of the Darling Escarpment. Great Western Coach Tours has been conducting wildflower tours in this region for over fifteen years and knows some very special locations. Each and every tour is accompanied by a Coach Captain and a botanical guide who will provides you with fascinating facts and information on the different flower species found on leisurely bush walks throughout the day. Every passenger receives their own, personal, full - colour, wildflower booklet as a reference so, when you are reviewing all the stunning flower pictures you have taken, you will be able to check the species’ names and details. A lasting memento of a wonderful day spent in WA. WHAT TO WEAR: Comfortable, casual clothes (long - sleeved tops and trousers recommended), closed, flat/low - heeled walking shoes, brimmed hat WHAT TO BRING: Sunscreen, water bottle, camera Departs: 8.30am MON, WED, THU, FRI (Mid - Aug - Mid/Late October) Returns: 4.30pm (approx.) More time to… Discover the wildflowers, less time spent on a coach Learn interesting facts from your dedicated botanical guide Enjoy morning tea and a picnic lunch in a bushland setting Plus: Free pick up / drop off from Perth City accommodation Coach touring with informative commentary
Day 1 : Welcome Aboard
Pick ups from Perth City hotels and tour departure This is going to be a really relaxing, small-group day tour spent up close and personal with the incredible spring beauty of Mother Nature. Enjoy!!
First Wildflower Walk
Arrive at our first stop on the Swan Coastal Plain: a well-known location for magnificent displays of vivid red and green kangaroo paws, stunning catspaws, numerous orchids as well as milkmaids, running postmen, woolly bushes, stinkwoods and many more. We take the time to identify, examine, touch, smell and photograph the different species, big and small and watch the many pollinators at work. This is a very unique experience and we take our time as there is no rush.
Morning Tea - time for a cuppa
Amazed by the number of species we have already discovered and invigorated by our walk, we enjoy a cup of our favourite brew as there is a great selection from which to choose plus biscuits and home-made cake or muffins. An opportunity to chat with your fellow passengers, the botanical guide and the coach captain; compare photos and ask questions.
More Wildflower Walks
For the remainder of the morning we will visit several locations both on the Darling Escarpment and in the foothills. Destinations will vary according to flower abundance and time of season. All walks undertaken are at a leisurely pace to ensure maximum species’ sightings for all group members. Note: Walks are conducted over low gradients and uneven surfaces so a reasonable level of fitness is required
Picnic Lunch in a bushland setting
Bon appétit!! A deliciously fresh picnic lunch awaits in a sheltered, bushland setting. A little, babbling creek flows close by and you may be lucky enough to hear a quacking frog or catch a glimpse of some splendid blue wrens who are regular visitors; venturing close to the picnic tables.
Afternoon Forest Foray
The afternoon focuses on the jarrah and marri forests on the top of the Escarpment which provide a wonderful contrast to the species found earlier in the day on the Coastal Plain. Be on the lookout for water peas, cow kicks, bunjongs and hairy jug flowers as well as striking blue lechenaultia, rambling coral vine and native clematis.
Depart our last port of call for the day: one of the many orchards located in the Darling Ranges which, with cooler temperatures and higher rainfall, provide the ideal environment for fruit-growing (apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, plums, persimmons and avocados). Throughout the spring afternoon, as well as wildflowers, we will also enjoy valley vistas with blossom-laden fruit trees. Many of these orchards are operated by third generation Italian Australians so what better way to end the afternoon than with a delicious Italian-made gelato.
Tour concludes in Perth City Centre
Drop offs at Perth City Hotels
Payment Terms & Methods :
* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
* Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.
Cancellation & Refund Policy :
* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
* Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.
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