Mask Group 2
5 days  |
  $1550.00
Runs in mid-late September 2022

Highlights

  • 4 nights’ accommodation (including 1 night at Bluff Knoll)
  • Sunset bubbles and nibbles over the Stirling Ranges
  • Professional guides with expert knowledge of local flora & fauna
  • Visit to the Ravensthorpe Silo Murals
  • A behind the scenes tour of the Djilarup Honey Farm
  • Walk Among the Wildflowers Sundowner in Hopetoun
  • Devonshire Tea at the Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show
  • Tour Description
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Frequently Asked Questions

A most wonderful 5-day botanical adventure showcasing the extraordinary and biodiverse flora of the pristine wilderness of the Stirling Range and Fitzgerald River National Parks and featuring the amazing annual Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show.

With your accommodation, itinerary and the majority of your meals sorted, you’ll have plenty to do – but don’t worry, we’ve made sure to allow time for you to recharge, reset and explore on your own.

Experience the unique rammed earth chalets in the Stirling Ranges as we visit Bluff Knoll, the amazing artwork on the silos on the way to Ravensthorpe, and of course the wildflowers both at the show and the Stirling Range ans Fitzgerald River National Parks.

What’s Included:

  • 1 night’s twin-share accommodation in a rammed-earth chalet in the Stirling Ranges
  • 3 nights’ twin-share motel accommodation in Hopetoun
  • A range of meals including:
    • 4 breakfasts
    • 3 picnic lunches
    • 2 afternoon teas
    • 2 pre-dinner “bubbles + nibbles”
    • 1 dinner
  • Exclusive Stirling Range Wildflower tour with local guide
  • 2 Wildflower Hotspot Tours of the Fitzgerald River National Park with local guide
  • Djilarup Honey Farm tour with local apiarist
  • Walk Among the Wildflowers Sundowner with local guide

Preview the annual Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show:

Tour Code: GSBA

07:45

Welcome aboard

Join tour and meet the group and your tour hosts at the Public Transport Centre, Summers Street, East Perth. Buckle up and settle in for the drive south via the Tonkin and Albany Highways to Williams.
10:00

Morning Tea Stop

Stop for a morning cuppa (own expense) and a browse at the Williams Woolshed; a retail outlet for wool products, regional wines and gifts.
12:15

Lunch - Broomehill

You’ll learn the fascinating history of the Henry Jones Building over lunch (own expense) at Broomehill . A chance to get to know your fellow adventurers and your tour hosts your tour hosts
15:00

Bluff Knoll - Base Lookout

By mid-afternoon, you’ll be enjoying spectacular views of the Stirling Ranges from the look- out at the base of Bluff Knoll (at 1099 m – the highest peak in South Western Australia.
16:15

Stirling Range Retreat

Late afternoon check into your rammed-earth cabin at the nearby Stirling Range Retreat.
17:45

Sunset Bubbles & Nibbles

Enjoy some bubbles and nibbles together with the group as the sun sets over the Stirlings before dinner (included).
08:00

Breakfast

Prepare a self-cooked breakfast in your rammed-earth cabin before checking out and being ready to join your exclusive Stirling Range Wildflower tour.
09:00

Exclusive Stirling Range Wildflower Tour

Accompanied by a local guide, this wonderful, 3-hour Wildflower tour (with morning tea included) will show you orchids (many growing within the grounds of the Retreat) and other species currently in bloom within the National Park
12:15

Lunch - Bluff Knoll Cafe

Before leaving the National Park have lunch at the Bluff Knoll Café (own expense).
13:00

Heading for Hopetoun

After lunch, your journey continues north then east along the South Coast Highway to Ravensthorpe where a brief stop is made to view the Ravensthorpe Silo murals before continuing on a short distance to the seaside community of Hopetoun.
16:15

Check-in & Dinner

Check in to your accommodation at the Hopetoun Motel & Chalet Village. Dinner tonight (own expense) is at the Port Hotel; a short stroll from the motel
07:45

Breakfast - Port Hotel

Stroll to breakfast (included) at the nearby Port Hotel.
08:50

Off to the Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show

Depart for Ravensthorpe and to spend your first day at the Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show
09:30

Wildflower Hot Spot Tour

Arrive at the Raventhorpe Town Hall and prepare to head off, accompanied by a local guide, on a Wildflower Hot Spot Tour into the neighbouring Fitzgerald River National Park: a vast, 330,000 hectare, botanical wonderland which is home to 2000+ plant species. Make sure to have your camera fully charged and ready to capture some memorable shots of the rugged scenery and the beautiful flowers!! (Picnic lunch included)
12:30

Explore the Show + Exhibitions

Return to Raventhorpe to immerse yourself in the world’s biggest Wildflower Show: browse the purpose-built Herbarium where over an amazing 700+ plant species are on display, take a look at the Community Art Exhibition, enjoy a Devonshire Tea in the Red Room (included) and be tempted at the Wildflower Show Gift Shop. Click to see Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEB83qU6ARk
16:00

Return to Hopetoun

Depart Ravensthorpe and return to your accommodation in Hopetoun. Time to relax, download your pictures and recharge your batteries before dinner at the Port Hotel (own expense)
08:00

Breakfast - Port Hotel

Depart for your breakfast (included) at the nearby Port Hotel.
09:00

Immersed Photography Exhibition or Beach Stroll

After breakfast, visit the Immersed Photography Exhibition at Hopetoun or go for a stroll along Two Mile beach
09:50

Depart for Kundip

Head up to the Djilarup Honey Farm at Kundip. Your host this morning is local apiarist, Tony Turner who will take you on a guided tour of the property.
10:15

Djilarup Honey Farm Tour

Learn the fascinating story of how this local honey farm has been regenerated by planting thousands of Leptospermum (tea-tree) species which have successfully restored bee activity, bee health and soil quality plus enabled the production of Manuka honey.(Picnic lunch included)
12:00

Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show

It’s time to head back to spend some more time at the Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show, enjoy a Devonshire Tea in the Red Room (included) or visit the Essence of the Bush Exhibition at the Community Centre and the amazing Crazy Granny’s Quilts, Arts & Crafts.
14:30

Return to Hopetoun

Return to Hopetoun to relax and freshen up before heading out for a Walk Among the Wildflowers Sundowner
16:15

Walk Among the Wildflowers Sundowner

Join local horticulturalist, Donna Higgins, on a leisurely walk among Hopetoun’s wildflowers. Sunset bubbles & nibbles included
20:15

Supper - Port Hotel

Supper at the Port Hotel (own expense)
07:30

Breakfast - Port Hotel

Stroll to breakfast at the nearby Port Hotel.
08:50

Wildflower Hotspot Tour

Depart for Ravensthorpe to spend your final morning amongst the wildflowers of the Fitzgerald River Biosphere on a Hot Spot Tour (a different location from the Wednesday tour).
12:30

Time for last-minute purchases

Return to Raventhorpe for lunch (picnic lunch provided) and any last-minute purchases
13:30

Head back to Perth

Board your coach and settle in for your return drive to Perth. A comfort stop will be made along the way.
18:30

Arrive Perth

Arrive Public Transport Centre, Summers Street, East Perth.

Note: Times given are approximate and may differ due to weather conditions and/or unforeseen delays.

What should I wear on a wildflower tour?

As our wildflower tours feature beautiful bushwalks, we suggest  that you wear comfortable, casual clothes (long-sleeved tops and trousers recommended to prevent scratches and tick bites), closed, flat/low-heeled walking shoes and a wide-brimmed hat for sun protection.

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