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Western Australia: Wildflowers and Heritage
Commences Perth 08 October and ends Perth 21 October 2019

  • 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
  • Program Code TWWAW19
  • Activity Rating Moderate

Tour Itinerary

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

Commences Perth 08 October and ends Perth 21 October 2019

 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

In Spring the countryside in Western Australia comes alive with an array of plant species, many not seen elsewhere in the world. We travel on a southern loop to see this spectacle and learn about the heritage of the area as well as taking in the beautiful scenery on the southern coast. Starting and concluding in Perth there is also the opportunity to extend your stay in Western Australia or maybe take the 'Indian Pacific' train journey eastward at the end of the tour. 

Most Western Australian wildflowers bloom in early spring. Some species require a little more warmth for germination and therefore don't bloom until later in the season. This is of course subject to unseasonal weather variations, but generally October is an excellent time to see wildflowers in the southwest.

This also coincides with an average daytime temperature of around 20 degrees Celsius – ideal for touring and exploring the countryside. If you have ever wondered about the spectacle of the flora of Western Australia….here is the perfect opportunity to see it.

Tour Inclusions

    • 13 nights en-suite 3.5-4 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 Botanical Guide and 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 UK, European and North African educational travel programs are only available by booking direct with Golden Compass UK. This gives you a cost saving by cutting out the middle-man 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 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@goldencompass.co.uk. If you prefer you can fax your form to +44 (0) 1494 431 144, or post it to our Australian postal address at:

  Golden Compass, PO Box 151, Albion Park, NSW 2527, Australia.

Your booking form will then be forwarded electronically to the UK for processing.

Please note we require a deposit of AUD500 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 or North Africa. Your contract is direct with Golden Compass in the UK.

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. Payment will be taken by Golden Compass from you in Australian dollars.

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