Wild Flower Wanderer

from 

AU$5,855

per person
 
Duration: 9 Nights
Destination: Adelaide and Perth
Region: Australia
Deal Code: PA1K24H2

 

 

Description

A fabled journey. Follow the path of bush pioneers, gold rush prospectors, and legendary adventurers as you make an epic transcontinental crossing aboard the Indian Pacific.

COAST TO COAST: By embarking on this transcontinental journey, you’ll be following in the footsteps of those who have dared to venture beyond the city limits – the legendary adventurers, goldrush prospectors and bush pioneers who forged their lives in Australia’s spectacular yet unforgiving interior.

 

The Wildflower Wanderer; On this tour, explore the ultimate showcase of Western Australia's famous wildflowers and discover the idyllic coastal town of Geraldton. Visit Nambung National Park to wander through the famous Pinnacles, before heading to one of the most beautiful inner-city parks in Australia, Kings Park - home to the spectacular Western Australian Botanic Garden.


Your Holiday Package Includes:

  • 4 days / 3 nights aboard The Indian Pacific train, Sydney to Perth
  • 6 night 'The Wildflower Wanderer' guided holiday with AAT Kings
  • Economy class flight from Perth to Sydney 
  • Airline taxes

Package is per person twin share and  valid for travel between 07-16 September 2022 OR 14-23 September 2022

Single traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details

Extend your flights and stay longer in Adelaide or Perth - talk to our travel experts about more options


Indian Pacific Highlights & Inclusions:

  • 4 days/3 nights aboard the Indian Pacific
  • All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages
  • A regionally-inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines
  • Off train experiences in Broken Hill, Adelaide and surrounds, Cook, Rawlinna and Perth


Train Journey Itinerary:

Day 1 -Sydney

Your transcontinental adventure begins in Sydney where you board the Indian Pacific. Prepare for a journey of contrasts, from lush vineyards to vast goldmines, majestic mountains to the barren expanse of the Nullarbor, from cities of four million to ghost towns of four.  As the train winds through the breathtaking Blue Mountains, explore the comforts of life onboard, get acquainted with your cabin and fellow travellers. After settling in, savour your first meal – a regionally-inspired dinner paired with all-inclusive fine wines and beverages.  After dinner, join fellow guests for a late night drink or head back to your cabin for your first night onboard.

Day 2 – Broken Hill, Barossa Valley & Adelaide surrounds

You arrive in the ‘Silver City’ of Broken Hill as the day begins, where you embark on a morning of Off Train Excursions to discover the mining history and artistic culture of this unique town where the streets are wide and there’s a pub on every corner.  Lunch is served onboard as the Indian Pacific enters the southern tip of the spectacular and ancient Flinders Ranges. Arriving in the city of Adelaide in the afternoon, you have the choice of a tour of the city, a visit to the world famous Barossa Valley or McLaren Vale wine regions (seasonal), or a trip to the beautiful Adelaide Hills featuring the culinary delights of Hahndorf.

Day 3 – Nullarbor Plain

You’ll awake to the seemingly endless expanse of the Nullarbor Plain. Breakfast is served as you travel along the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world. This evening, your sense of wonder will be ignited as you enjoy the tranquillity of dinner under the brilliant desert stars in the remote and beautiful Rawlinna (seasonal).

Day 4 – Perth

Breakfast is served as you glide through the mild skies and cool green vales of the Avon Valley on your way to Perth, arriving after an onboard lunch.


The Wildflower Wanderer Highlights & Inclusions:

  • Explore the best of WA’s iconic wildflower regions
  • Visit the Pinnacles and discover how they were formed
  • Meet the locals at roadside stops and points of interest
  • Visit Kings Park and the WA Botanic Garden
  • Free time to explore the coastal town of Kalbarri anyway that you want
  • Discover the botanicals of Kings Park, wander through the wildflowers of WA, be amazed by the colour of Hutt Lagoon (Pink Lake), delight at the landscapes of Kalbarri National Park & The Pinnacles
  • Take a stroll along the white sands of the beaches of Geraldton
  • Contributing to restoration and conservation of heritage sites Oakabella Homestead and Linton Station
  • 11 meals; 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 3 dinners
  • 6 nights quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced travel director & driver guide


Day 1 – Welcome to Perth

On arrival in the Western Australia capital of Perth you will meet up with your Travel Director. Get to know your fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception, with the setting sun over the Swan River as your backdrop.

Day 2 – Perth to Kalbarri

Admire the breathtaking views of the Western Australian coastline as you head north towards your destination, the beautiful coastal town of Kalbarri. Near Dongara, you’ll meet the young family who own and operate the award-winning Illegal Tender Rum Co. Join your hosts for a behind the scenes tour of the distillery, indulging in special tastings throughout. Enjoy lunch prepared with local produce, on the purposebuilt deck of the distillery with its views of the property. On arrival in Kalbarri, witness the spectacular scenery of the Murchison River Gorge.

Day 3 – Kalbarri National Park

Discover the spectacular landscapes and wildflowers of Kalbarri National Park. Between unearthing the wildflowers, for which this park is famous, you’ll appreciate the sights of Hawks Head, Nature’s Window and the panoramic views from the Skywalk jutting out over the Murchison River.

Day 4 – Kalbarri to Geraldton

Explore historic Lynton Station, established in 1853 as a Convict Depot, and Station Homestead, before bracing yourself for the spectacular view of the Pink Lake of Hutt Lagoon. Continuing along the historical tones of the day, you’ll visit Oakabella Homestead, where the owner will take you on a tour of the property followed by lunch. Your last stop is a visit to the moving HMAS Sydney Memorial, set high on the hill overlooking Geraldton.

Day 5 – Geraldton to Surrounds

Another exciting day in the search for wildflowers as you head west and discover small towns like Mullewa. This area is a hotspot for stunning displays of everlastings and flowering shrubs, along roadsides and in the surrounding nature reserves. Your Travel Director will take you to where the wildflowers are known to be in bloom. This may be Coalseam Conservation Park or perhaps further west of Mullewa.

Day 6 – Gerladton to Perth

Following the coastline towards Perth, you’ll visit Nambung National Park to wander through the famous Pinnacles. These amazing natural limestone structures, some standing as tall as five metres, were formed thousands of years ago after the sea receded and left deposits of seashells. Over time, coastal winds removed the surrounding sand, leaving the pillars exposed to the elements. This evening in Perth, join your Travel Director and fellow wildflower lovers for a Farewell Dinner.

Day 7 – Farewell from Perth

One of the most beautiful inner-city parks in Australia, Kings Park is home to the spectacular Western Australian Botanic Garden. With over 3,000 species of the State’s unique flora, the stunning collection of the Wildflowers is unique, and a fitting end to your Western Australia wildflower experience.

 

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Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 17 May 2021 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney or Brisbane and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.