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
Pick-up/Drop-off available from the Porongurup Tea Rooms on request
Adult: $65pp (15 and over)
Child: $30pp (4-14 years)
Family: $170.00 (2A+2C)
Highlights of the Experience
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).
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.
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.
Please contact Chelle on 0439463285 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org for all bookings and enquiries.
"I experienced the Kitty's Gorge hike with Chelle and a lovely group. The scenery is stunning and the recent rains turned on a lovely show of water falls."
- Linda -
"I have done two moonlight forest immersion hikes now and each one has been a wonderful experience and grounding. A wonderful way to restore your energy amongst nature and be truly mindful".
- Luke R -
Hi Chelle, I just wanted to write a quick msg to let you know how awesome it has been going on your group hikes. I have always wanted to do something in the outdoors which involved both weight loss and mental healing. I have slowly found something that has helped me establish who i am as a person as it has given me the clarity i been looking for, to find myself as a person. And I love myself for it! Thank you for creating such a great team environment for all fitness level, people that love to be one with nature, and for people that just need that time to find what they need You rock!
I joined the New Moon walk tonight at the Zigzag and had a great time. A short enough walk to do not being fit but long enough to get a workout. Amazing scenery and the end of hot tea and singing bowls was lovely. Highly recommend as a doable experience that is affordable and not hard for a usually sedentary person to achieve. Chelle and Dave were great hosts that have great experience to offer.
- Ruth -
I highly recommend the 1 day tour to Perth Waterfalls with Chelle at DownUnderDiscover. As a foreign it was a pleasure to met a local with such sound knowledge of WA nature and the outdoors experiences. I enjoyed and learned a lot on this tour and the waterfalls were spectaculars.The tour is very well thought, and runs smoothly through the day with a great attention. We have time to ask questions, enjoy the walks without rushing and spend a wonderful day. For sure I will come back for another hike/outdoors experience.
- Olga -
We had a wonderful morning on the recent Zig Zag Flora, Fauna & History Tour. There was an abundance of wildflowers to discover, learn about and photograph. Learning the history of the Zig Zag and early settlers was very interesting and gave us a new appreciation of the area. Our guides were very friendly, knowledgeable and provided a great morning tea. Thank you for an excellent event.
- Adele -
We had a beautiful evening walk with Chelle. The moon didn't quite make it through the clouds, but the energy was exquisite, and the guide, and company, lovely. Thoroughly recommend this experience, and I can't wait to try others, such as the New Moon walk.
- Jaki -
Great walking tour in the hills. Loved the very knowledgeable Ken who walked us through the amazing flowers of the region. Highly recommended. Oooh and such a yummy lemon myrtle cake too.
- Trevor -
The forest walk was amazing. I really enjoyed the meditation and connection exercises and the walk itself is very manageable. I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes nature and walking!!
- Debbie -
Mothers day Hike was for my daughter and I our first venture on to the Bibbulmun Track. From the start Chelle and her family crew made us feel very welcome. The Hike was relaxed and at a speed suitable for all ages .Chelle very informative about the trail and the surrounding plants and trees. Midway homemade scones and tea was a welcome break in the midst of beautiful tranquil surroundings. The mothers day flowers and chocolates at the end was also lovely surprise. We will definately be booking more hikes with Down Under Discoveries.
- Meg -
Fantastic hike, no pressure to rush. I absolutely loved the meditative forest immersion moment. Yummo handmade bushtucker morning tea was a real treat. The morning started off quite crisp and cool but brightened to a warm, clear day. Chelle, our guide is really knowledgeable but warm, approachable and has great people skills.When I can afford another hike, hopefully a night one, will definitely be choosing this lovely family run business.
- Sandie -
Thanks Chelle at Down Under Discoveries, I had a really great time, learnt lots and didn't feel rushed or unsafe at any point! even with the snake trails �
I couldn't do something like that on my own so it's great you've created something that gets people outside �
Lovely group of people and I look forward to my next adventure! ��
- Tamara -
I have joined Chelle on some amazing hikes around the Perth area. She is a fantastic guide with a depth of knowledge and a passion for the environment and for bringing it to people who might never get to enjoy the countryside. Albany Region, you are lucky to have her!!!
- Andrea, Perth -
- Fully commentated tour on a comfortable bus with coach style reclining seats
- Free Wi-Fi and USB charging ports for tech devices
- Entry fee to Porongurup National Park
- Entry fee to Twin Creeks Community Conservation Reserve
- Bushtucker inspired afternoon tea, Water for refilling your own bottle
- Guided Wildflower experience
- Photos posted on our Facebook Page
What to Bring
- Water bottle (we provide water refills throughout day)
- Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes
- Travel insurance*
- Most importantly a great sense of adventure
* Please ensure that you have adequate travel insurance to cover cancellations, lost property, medical evacuation, personal liability, lost deposits, etc.
Terms and Conditions
Please go to the following link to read our Terms and Conditions before making a booking. This includes information about our Cancellation Policy.