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Western Australia: Wildflowers, Wineries and Private Gardens of the South West

9th - 21st September, 2022


This exciting tour visits some of WA’s best wineries, gardens and natural landscapes during the state’s famed wildflower season. Around 11,000 flora species are found in WA and over 75% are found in the south-west, one of the world’s top 10 biodiversity hotspots.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit Albany, the Porongurup National Park and Fitzgerald River National Park; around 11,000 flora species are found in WA and over 75% are found in the south-west, one of the world’s top 10 biodiversity hotspots.
  • Spend time at the Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show and visit the herbarium which holds over 3000 botanical specimens.
  • In the Margaret River region visit Pat Poynton’s Secret Garden designed by Melbourne master Paul Bangay, and also Bill Mitchell‘s award-winning garden.
  • Delight in a 3-Course wine paired lunch at Voyager Estate’s award-wining restaurant with its stunning Cape Dutch architecture and gardens inspired by the Cape Dutch farmsteads of South-Africa, located within James Halliday’s ‘golden triangle’ of Margaret River’s wine region.
  • Journey by 4WD to view the giant karri forests in Warren National Park and the Yeagarup Dunes, the largest land-locked mobile dune system in the southern hemisphere. Here, witness coastal heath resembling ancient flora and many beautiful wildflowers in season.
  • Take the Tree Top Walk in the Valley of the Giants and enjoy a cruise with a local expert to explore the biodiversity of the Walpole Wilderness.
  • Enjoy a riverboat cruise of Oyster Harbour and the Kalgan River: learn about Aboriginal history, the exploration by early seafarers and settlers, and the diversity of flora and fauna.
  • View the natural geological features of Torndirrup National Park; we walk to the lookouts at both The Gap and Natural Bridge.
  • Explore Cypress Farm, the home of Professor Kingsley Dixon – Foundation Director of Science at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
  • Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Kings Park International Park Breeding Program hosted by Senior Plant Breeder, Digby Growns.
  • Visit the private garden of John Banasiewicz, president of the Western Australian Fern Society, which is a magnificent demonstration of his passions for plant collection.

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For more information or if you wish to book please contact Australians Studying Abroad
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Images: Top – Bill Mitchell’s Garden, Yallingup, Western Australia, 1. View from Mount Trio, Stirling Range, Western Australia. Source: Wikimedia Commons Author: Muriel Bendel. 2. Wildflowers, Fitzgerald National Park, Western Australia By Holly Randell from Wikimedia Commons, 3. Secret Garden, Margaret River The Secret Garden was designed by Melbourne master Paul Bangay,4&5. Bill Mitchell’s Garden, Yallingup, Western Australia


9th - 21st September, 2022


Western Australia

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