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WHEATBELT TO GREAT SOUTHERN WILDERNESS ESCAPE TOUR

Kalgan, Western Australia

The secret is out! Renowned for scenic waterways and a stunning coastline Perth is Australia’s sunniest city. Start your 9 day journey leaving from Perth and travelling to Wave Rock, Ravensthorpe, Albany and Katanning.

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Theme: Discover the Wheatbelt and Great Southern with its history of European settlement and colonisation, the stories about the original custodians of the land the first nation’s peoples, visit Wave Rock with “The Humps” and “Hipppos Yawn,” see extraordinary wildflowers, the PUBLIC silo large-scale art trails in Newdegate, Pingrup, Ravensthorpe, Albany and Katanning, travel into the core of a biosphere reserve – the Fitzgerald River National Park with a local guide to experience nature at its best, learn about Broomehill and the gold prospectors who trecked along the Holland Track to the Goldfields and view other treasures like the Historical Whaling Station, Anzac Centre and Premier Mill Hotel all complimented with wine tastings at Walkers Hill Vineyard in Lake Grace!.This tour will leave some long lasting memories and life-long friendships.

  • Visit the iconic Wave Rock in Hyden, a striking wave-shaped natural prehistoric formation and marvel at the impact of erosion. Scan the surrounding farmland and admire the salmon gums endemic to WA and the amazing salty scrubby bush. Enjoy a walk to Hippo’s Yawn, Lake Magic and embrace the spectacular views of orchids and wildflowers in spring. Stay at the Wave Rock Resort Stay at the Wave Rock Resort – check the website https://waverock.com.au/accommodation/wave-rock-resort/
  • Travel to Kulin and see the spectacular ‘Tin Horse Highway’, featured on Backroads in 2019 
  • Walk and travel through wildflower country all year round and spot unique Australian wildlife and finish the day by partaking in a traditional Australian pastime a traditional ‘Sundowner’ in a real bush setting.This is a tour favourite experience!
  • Join the ‘Public Silo & Art Trails’to Pingrup, Newdegate, Ravensthorpe, Albany and Katanning 
  • Hear first-hand about Aboriginal culture from the local Noongar peoples
  • Learn about the natural and diverse array of stunning landscapes and meet local people and taste the unique wines grown near Lake Grace, Broomehill and the Porongurup Range
  • Visit the Fitzgerald River National Park with its unique coastline including a Ramsar Wetland and observe the stunning array of wildflowers and bushland backing onto wild coastal and marine eco-systems with incredible ocean views and tour either the Ravensthorpe Range or the Cocanarup TImber Reserve
  • In Albany we follow in the footsteps of settlers in 1826 living at the first colonial settlement in Western Australia with visits to the Historical Whaling Station http://www.discoverybay.com.au/historic-whaling-station followed by the National Anzac Centre https://www.nationalanzaccentre.com.au/ which offers a truly unique opportunity to absorb the reality of Australia’s first contingent of troops to WWI who were anchored in a large convoy in King George Sound (October 1914) 

  • We travel through the picturesque Stirling Ranges and home to over 1500 species of colourful wildflowers and spectacular bush walks with a visit to the lookout at Bluff Knoll – the highest peak at 1099 meters above sea level and known as the ‘place of many eyes’ or Pualaar Miial, by Aboriginal Noongar people
  • Enjoy lunch at the Yongergnow Malleefowl Centre Ongerup where guests can experience the Malleefowl sanctuary – part of the National Malleefowl Recovery Program to protect Malleefowl and their habitat.
  • Stay several nights in Katanning for tours of the Railway Museum, the Frederick Piesse heritage buildings in Austral Terrace, the miniature railway, the art trail and Mosque. Experience the special and unique ethnic community of Katanning and choose to stay at a B&B or the incredible Premier Mill Hotel (this accommodation incurs an additional fee). The Premier Mill Hotel is a converted flour mill refurbished into modern accommodation with an accompanying restaurant and cafe.
  • Visit Kojonup to view the old barracks, the spring and the historic water trough. Guests can stop for a moment to read Brigadier Potts commemorative WWII plaque associated with the Kokoda Track and then travel to Broomehill famous for the remarkable ingenuity of John Holland and his team, who in April 1893, carried their meagre supplies on horseback through harsh terrain to cut the “Holland Track”over 533kms to the newly discovered goldfields in Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie
  • Finally we travel back to Perth and the tour ends

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Kalgan, Western Australia

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