Meander north of Perth and experience a perfect northern Wheatbelt wildflower and nature getaway.
Day 1: Perth – Wongan Hills via Calingiri
(183 kilometres/2.5 hours)
Leave Perth and head for Wongan Hills
. On the way why not check out the walks and local produce in Chittering and the Bindoon Bakery. Call in to Rica Erickson and Old Plains Road reserves on the way to Calingiri then explore Lake Ninan. Wongan Hills has various nature reserves with an abundance of wildflowers and fauna as well as walk trails, a museum and other sites to be explored. Stay overnight in the local hotel, guest house or caravan park.
Day 2: Wongan Hills – Moora via Dalwallinu
(165 kilometres/2 hours)
Head north to Dalwallinu
where Wreath Leschenaultia blooms in several sites just out of town. Visit Dalwallinu Discovery Centre for information on attractions and wildflowers in season. Head south to Moora
where the town clock and splendid murals welcome you. Stay overnight in the local hotel, motel, B&B’s or caravan park.
Day 2: Moora – Perth via New Norcia
(171 kilometres/2.5 hours)
Morning short walk along Carnaby Cockatoo Interpretive Walk Trail. Spot one of magnificent birds and discover the flora and fauna of area. Before heading back to Perth experience the Western Wildflower Farm at Coomberdale (20 km north), where you can take a tour to see, touch and smell wildflowers, or on the way back visit New Norcia, Australia’s own monastic town.
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