• Pricing From $9,495
  • Single Supplement 1,500*
  • From Perth
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Max Group Size 15
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 15 Sep 2023*
  • Returns 22 Sep 2023*

Join Bill Peach Journeys for a kaleidoscope of colour as we explore Western Australia’s spectacular wildflowers. World-famous for its dazzling floral display, Western Australia is home to one of the largest collections on earth. Abundant in the colourful blooms of more than 12,000 species, 60 per cent can’t be found anywhere else on the planet. As we tour the city of Perth and travel south along the coast, we will see how the wildflowers of the west colour the landscapes from coast to forest, city to vines. Margaret River’s flora is so significant, it has been rated by the World Wildlife Foundation for its important biodiversity and conservation. 

We explore the wildflowers of Perth’s Botanical Gardens including its Kangaroo Paw and marvel at the forests and coastal heaths of the South West, a region noted for its delicate rare native orchids. Cameras at the ready, we view vibrant carpets of everlastings and delight in the splendour of nature’s palette as grevilleas, astrolomas and honeysuckles paint a vivid tableau. Exceptional accommodation, exquisite cuisine, fascinating touring and unique, breathtaking wildflowers – simply divine! 

 

 

Highlights

  • Spend 4 nights at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton, Perth, a stunning architectural masterpiece located on Elizabeth Quay in Perth
  • Spend 3 nights at the award-winning Pullman Bunker Bay Resort, overlooking crystal-clear waters in the Margaret River wine region
  • Marvel at nature’s wonder and the region’s abundant biodiversity as we enjoy guided wildflower tours of Perth and Margaret River
  • Take in the sublime beauty of the waters surrounding Rottnest Island as you indulge in a deluxe 7-course seafood banquet cruise after catching your own lobster
  • Touring of Perth, Margaret River and Fremantle
  • Seasonal 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 PB2300*
Departs 15 Sep 2023*
Returns 22 Sep 2023*
Price From $9,495*
Single Supplement $1,500*

Hotels

Bill Peach Journeys understands the importance of selecting the right accommodation to complement each journey. In this case, these exceptional properties have been chosen to showcase the incredible destinations visited throughout this journey.

Perth - Ritz Carlton rooftop lounge area - Luxury short breaks Australia             

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Perth

    Cutting a striking silhouette along the Swan River, The Ritz-Carlton, Perth evokes timeless luxury. This Perth hotel boasts a stunning building in Elizabeth Quay, overlooking the river, skyline and urban parks.
  • Pullman Bunker Bay Resort

    The multi award-winning world class Pullman Bunker Bay Resort is nestled alongside the crystal clear waters of beautiful Bunker Bay in the Margaret River Wine Region.
Day 1: Arrive Perth
Perth - vibrant hub of Elizabeth Quay - Luxury short breaks Western AustraliaTransfer from Perth Airport to the luxurious Ritz-Carlton, Perth. Your welcome dinner will be hosted by your Journey Director tonight, a perfect opportunity to meet your fellow travellers.
Overnight: The Ritz-Carlton or similar
Day 2: Wildflowers

Perth - many colours of wildflowers in Botanic Gardens - Luxury short breaks AustraliaPerched on the crest of Mount Eliza in the heart of Kings Park, the Western Australian Botanic Garden is a sweeping 17 hectares of stunning garden displays. The garden showcases 1,700 unique native species including dazzling wildflowers and is an ever-changing, living research centre that focuses on the conservation of Western Australia’s flora and displays some of the State’s most diverse and spectacular plant groups. This afternoon, enjoy a private, guided wildflower tour that showcases the unique biodiversity of local bushland areas.

Overnight: The Ritz-Carlton or similar

Day 3: 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 delicacies which we will enjoy during a 7-course seafood cruise where we will catch our own lobsters then watch them being cooked by the onboard chef. Following our cruise through the spectacular waters around the island, we return to Perth by ferry.

Overnight: The Ritz-Carlton or similar

Day 4: Perth to Margaret River

Busselton - Busselton Jetty the longest timber-piled jetty in the southern hemisphere - Luxury short breaks AustraliaLeaving Perth this morning, we travel through 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 Pullman Bunker Bay resort overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Overnight: Pullman Bunker Bay Resort

Day 5: Margaret River

Western Australia - bird spotting Red Wattle Bird perched on yellow Banksia flower - Luxury short breaks AustraliaToday 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: Pullman Bunker Bay Resort

Day 6: Margaret River

Christmas - People enjoying good food and wine.Renowned for wine, the Margaret River is also making a name for itself in the world of gourmet and artisan foods. We begin at Vasse Virgin where only natural ingredients, plant extracts and essential oils are used to produce their beautiful range of skincare and gourmet food. Our next visit is to the Margaret River Distilling Co, an innovative gin distillery reflecting the flavours of Australia’s South West by working with native botanicals. From here we drive to Leeuwin Estate to enjoy lunch and a visit to their art gallery before returning to the resort.

Overnight: Pullman Bunker Bay Resort

Day 7: Margaret River – Perth

Fremantle - Victorian architecture remnants of Australia's day as a British penal colony - Luxury short breaks Western AustraliaOn our way to the vibrant port city of Fremantle we stop at the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse which reveals the fascinating maritime history of the Cape region. After lunch, we explore World Heritage-Listed Fremantle Prison and learn of its fascinating convict history, daring escapes and colourful characters. Continue to Perth where we will enjoy our farewell dinner.

Overnight: The Ritz-Carlton or similar

Day 8: Depart Perth

Western Australia - fields of purple wildflowers - Luxury short breaks AustraliaAfter 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 1 kilometre 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)

* Conditions Apply: The Single Supplement Free offer is limited and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.  As such, the Free Single Supplement allocation has now been exhausted and in its place is a Reduced Single Supplement charge.

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

* 2023 dates and itinerary are subject to change once finalised.