• Pricing From $7,495pp
  • Single Supplement FREE
  • From Perth
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Max Group Size 15
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 17 Sep 2021
  • Returns 24 Sep 2021

Join Bill Peach Journeys the leader in luxury tours around Australia as we explore some of Western Australia’s spectacular wildflower regions. World-famous for its dazzling floral displays, Western Australia is home to one of the largest collections on earth. Carpeted in the colourful blooms of more than 12,000 species, 60 per cent of which can’t be found anywhere else on the planet. See how the wildflowers of the west colour the landscapes from coast to forest and city to the vines.

Explore the wildflowers of Kings Park and Perth’s Botanical Gardens. Marvel at the forests and coastal heaths of the South West, a region noted for its delicate rare native orchids. The Margaret River region is so significant that it has been rated by the World Wildlife Foundation for its important biodiversity and conservation. Cameras at the ready as we view vibrant carpets of everlastings and delight in the splendour of grevilleas, astrolomas and honeysuckles. Exceptional accommodation, exquisite cuisine and touring of Rottnest Island, Mandurah and Fremantle  – divine!

 

Highlights

  • Spend 4 nights at the luxurious Ritz Carlton, a stunning new architectural masterpiece located on Elizabeth Quay in Perth
  • Spend 3 nights at the award-winning Cape Lodge, a boutique country estate in the heart of the Margaret River wine country
  • Marvel at nature’s wonder as we explore the stunning wildflowers of Perth and Margaret River
  • Take in Rottnest Island as you indulge in a deluxe 5-course seafood banquet cruise after catching your own lobster
  • Touring of Perth, Rottnest Island, Mandurah, Margaret River and Fremantle
  • Dégustation lunch at Leeuwin Estate in Margaret River with matching wines
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Your own room with no single supplement charge
  • Escorted throughout by a Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code PB2100*
Departs 17 Sep 2021
Returns 24 Sep 2021
Price From $7,495 pp
Single Supplement FREE
Tour Code PB2101*
Departs 5 Nov 2021
Returns 12 Nov 2021
Price From $7,495 pp
Single Supplement FREE
Day 1: Arrive Perth

Transfer from Perth Airport to the newly opened luxurious Ritz Carlton. Your welcome dinner will be hosted by your Journey Director tonight, a perfect opportunity to meet your fellow travellers. Overnight: Ritz Carlton or similar

Day 2: Perth - Rottnest

Today we board a ferry to Rottnest Island, an A-class nature reserve and marine sanctuary. A place of remarkable history, the most well known resident on the Island is the ‘Quokka’, a small marsupial. The island is also home to a bountiful ocean full of delicious seafood delicacies which we will enjoy during a 5-course seafood cruise where we will catch our own lobsters then watch them being cooked by the onboard chef. Following our tour of the island, we return to Perth by ferry.

Overnight: Ritz Carlton or similar

Day 3: Wildflowers

Today we discover one of the largest inner-city parks in the world, Kings Park which, together with the State Botanic Garden covers 400 hectares of serene natural bushland and sculpted gardens. Perched on the crest of Mount Eliza, it was the first park to be designated for public use in Australia in 1872 and is also home to the State War Memorial. The garden showcases 1,700 unique native species including dazzling wildflowers. We transfer to the Swan Valley, acclaimed for its exquisite colonial architecture and being home to the oldest vines in the state. Here we will see a range of wildflower species from the prickly bark Banksia to a bounty of Orchids, Kangaroo Paw and Verticordias.

Overnight: Ritz Carlton or similar

Day 4: Perth to Margaret River

Leaving Perth this morning, we head to the Mandurah region which provides an exquisite range of unique wildflowers including Kangaroo Paws, Pink Fairy Orchids and Hibbertia. After stopping in at the renowned Busselton Jetty, we check in to the award-winning, Cape Lodge, a country estate in the heart of Margaret River.

Overnight: Cape Lodge

Day 5: Margaret River

Today we explore the Margaret River Region, home to a plethora of spectacular wildflowers and impressive plant life, one of the most biodiverse regions anywhere on the planet. A delicious dégustation lunch today with matching wines at Leeuwin Estate followed by a visit to the Giniversity, an innovative gin distillery reflecting the flavours of Australia’s South West by working with native botanicals. Next we enjoy an olive oil class at Vasse Virgin before returning to Cape Lodge.

Overnight: Cape Lodge

Day 6: Margaret River

Today we explore the extensive biodiversity found in Margaret River, an environment found nowhere else on our planet. Marvel at over 8,000 species of flora and 200 exotic native South West orchids. We will also view ancient forests and spot local wildlife after enjoying our gourmet lunch.

Overnight: Cape Lodge

Day 7: Margaret River – Perth

Returning to Perth today, we tour the vibrant port city of Fremantle. After lunch, we continue to Perth to enjoy an afternoon at leisure prior to our farewell dinner.

Overnight: Ritz Carlton or similar

Day 8: Depart Perth

After breakfast, we transfer to Perth Airport. Saying farewell to new friends, we take away memories of a delightful wildflowers Sojourn.


About Sojourns

Our Sojourn programmes are short break journeys put together in conjunction with themes, events or experiences. These programmes range from cruising New Zealand’s North Islands to world-class sporting events and unique experiences throughout Australia and New Zealand.

About Single Traveller Journeys

We recognise the specific requirements of single travellers and that’s why a number of our journeys are single supplement free, affording you the benefit of your own single room, without any, or with significantly reduced extra cost. In fact, over 40% of our guests travel alone and return to Bill Peach Journeys again and again. In this way, you can enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow travellers during the day, along with the safety and security of travelling with an escorted group, but still retire to your own personal room in the evening. Note: The single supplement free offer cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer.

Fully inclusive

This journey includes accommodation, all meals as specified, touring throughout, transfers, services of a dedicated Journey Director.

Coaches

The coaches that we use for the ground component of this journey are fully air-conditioned.

Pre Tour

Flights from your home port to Perth are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to and from Perth, we can provide a competitive quote on airfares and pre and post tour accommodation in Perth, at the commencement and conclusion of your journey.

Level of Fitness Required – Easy Going

These journeys are not physically demanding unless you want them to be. They include easy guided walks, which are mainly on flat ground. There will be times when you are required to board a launch for shore excursions. You must be able to walk up to 500 metres unaided and will not need any foreseen assistance throughout the journey. For all clients to fully enjoy this travel experience, excellent health and mobility is required by all.

We strongly urge you to consider the fitness rating before selecting your preferred journey, in respect for your fellow travellers. Bill Peach Journeys reserves the right to refuse travel to any client whose fitness level is below the recommended rating.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover you against such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss of baggage etc. Please make sure you carry a copy of your Travel Insurance policy with you at all times.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the T&C’s for more information. Terms & Conditions (PDF)

* Free Single Supplement Offer – Conditions apply, please contact Bill Peach Journeys for details.

* Due to current travel restrictions, there may be operational / date changes required. We will continue to work with suppliers to monitor the situation.