Discover Porongurup Range Wildflower Eco Tour

From AUD $30.00
  • Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Porongurup, Western Australia
  • Product code: PZRNWP

Join our Discover Porongurup Range Wildflower Eco Tour and immerse yourself in the beauty of an ancient forest island boasting breath taking views and a rich diversity of fauna and flora, with over 750 species of plants, including 55 species of orchids. The Porongurup Region is part of an internationally recognised 'biodiversity hotspot' in the south-west region of Western Australia containing an exceptionally high concentration of plants and animals in a relatively small area along with tall karri, open jarrah forests and massive granite domes which make it a haven for birdwatchers, photographers and wildflower enthusiasts who are drawn by the sheer beauty of this place.


From AUD $30.00 per person

Departs: Departs selected Saturdays in Spring (Sept-Nov)

Duration: 5hrs approx.

Location: Ex Albany - Heading through Porongurup National Park and surrounding area

Group Size: There is a minimum of 4 people required for this tour to run. Maximum 12 people per tour.

Pick-up / Drop-off Locations and Times:
Pick-up at 217 York St, Albany (outside Albany Visitors Centre) 12.30pm
Drop-off at your hotel or 217 York St at approximately 5.30pm

Pricing:
Adult: $65.00pp (15 and over)
Child: $30.00pp (4-14 years)
Family: $170.00 (2A+2C)

Please contact Chelle on 0439463285 or via email chelle@downunderdiscoveries.com for all bookings and enquiries.


Highlights of the Experience

Wildflower Sightings

The springtime wildflower display within the Porongurup Region from September to November is justifiably famous, attracting huge numbers of birdwatchers, photographers and wildflower enthusiasts all drawn by the sheer beauty of this place.

The Porongurup National Park in particular contains an exceptionally high concentration of plants in a relatively small area. Examples of plant groups which contribute to this outstanding richness include: flame-peas (Chorizema), rice flowers (Pimelea), native myrtles (Myrtaceae), kangaroo paws (Haemodorales) and banksias (Proteales).

Twin Creeks Community Conservation Reserve was purchased in 2004 to preserve and protect the remnant vegetation which contains a rich diversity of plant species including some that are rare and endangered. Species include: Zebra Orchid (Caladenia cairnsiana), Twisted Orchid (Thelymitra flexuosa) and the King Spider Orchid (Caladenia pectinata).  

Wildflower Guide

A special guest Wildflower enthusiast will join us on this tour to help you to identify rare and delicate wildflowers. You will have ample time to take photographs and immerse yourself in the beauty.

The exact itinerary of the tour will not be known until the day, this is due to wildflower profusions being dependant on the weather conditions in the weeks and months leading up to the wildflower season.

Our Wildflower enthusiast, along with ourselves will be out checking for the best spots in the days and weeks before the tour so as to provide you with the best experience on the day.

Scenic Drive
Departing from Albany we will make our way out to the ancient Porongurup mountains, driving through stunning WA countryside.

Bushtucker Inspired Afternoon Tea
Sit back and enjoy a Bushtucker inspired afternoon tea including a variety of Bushtucker infused slices, biscuits and bliss balls, washing it down with a cup of Warndu Bushtucker herbal tea..