5 Day Midwest Wildflowers & Shipwrecks. Bassendean, Booragoon, Perth, Whitfords
- Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
- Product code: 5daymidwest070923
Day 1. We head north and will stop for morning tea. After morning tea our journey continues north where we will stop to visit the famous Pinnacles. We continue via the coastal towns of Cevantes, Jurien and a stop at Dynamite Bay at Green Head. Our journey continues along the Indian Ocean Drive and have some free time in Jurien Bay to purchase some lunch before continuing on via Port Denison and Dongara. After a full day we arrive in Geraldton and our accommodation for the next 4 nights the Hospitality Motel DBB
Day 2. After a hearty breakfast we hit the road. We now head into wildflower country and towards the township of Mullewa and onto Pindar. This area is famous for the Wreath Flower which is a member of the Leschenaultia family. We make our way to the Coal Seam Conservation Park which is famous for its carpets of yellow everlastings and unique landscape before making our way back to Geraldton. Hospitality Inn DBB.
Day 3. OPTIONAL ABROLHOS ISLAND FLIGHT $299.00 Morning tea on the island. En route your pilot will point out the pearl farms, the historic church on Basile Island, the brightly colored fisherman camps, marine life including sharks, manta rays, dolphins and migratory whales (in season) and some of the shipwrecks for example – The Zeewijk (1727) and the famous Batavia (1629). You will also overfly Webbie Hayes’ fort, the oldest European building in Australia. Upon viewing the Batavia’s shipwreck site, your pilot departs overhead Beacon and Traitors Islands to return to Geraldton.. A truly memorable 2.5 hour historic flight. Those not wishing to do the flight will have free time in town to explore. In the afternoon we visit the Sydney memorial and the Geraldton Museum. Hospitality Inn DBB.
Day 4. Today we head north to the beautiful town of Kalbarri. We check out some of the gorges on the Murchison River and visit the new Kalbarri Skywalk and the coastal gorges, absolutely breathtaking scenery and wildflowers as well. Free time in town to get a bite for lunch. Hospitality Inn DBB.
Day 5. Sadly it is time to leave our hosts here in Geraldton and start on our return journey towards Perth. We travel via Three Springs, Carnamah and Moora where we stop for a break and a chance to purchase some lunch from the bakery. Our journey continues through the Victoria Plains before continuing onto Perth.