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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 Postponed until 2021
  • Price $ 5,555
  • Program Code TWWA20
  • Single Supplement $ 995
  • Activity Rating Moderate
  • Program Leader TBA

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

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 and make a note of the program code that appears next to the program price (eg: GCTAD14).
  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.co.nz. If you prefer you can fax your form to +44 (0) 1494 431 144, or post it to our New Zealand postal address at:

  Golden Compass, P O Box 3452 Shortland St. Auckland 1140, New Zealand.

Please note we require a deposit of NZD500 per person per program with the full balance for each tour being due 70 days prior to the start of your program or programs in the UK, Europe, North Africa or Asia. 

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 70 days prior to the start of your tour. 

If you need any assistance please call our Freephone number on 0800 132 385.