Stirling Range Wildflower Tour, Stirling Range National Park

A full day wildflower tour exploring The Stirling Ranges, home to a large range of plant communities including thicket, mallee-heath, mallee, woodlands, sedge-swamps, rock screes on the tops of the peaks, and samphires, and has 1517 species of which 87 are endemic. There are 90 families and 384 genera many of which exist no where else in the world.

Spring is natures way of saying 'Lets Party'

From AUD $145.00 per person

Departs: Selected days in Spring

Duration: 10hrs approx.

Location: Ex Albany - Heading through the Stirling Range National Park

Group Size: There is a minimum of 4 people required for this tour to run. Maximum 10 people per tour.

Pick-up / Drop-off Locations and Times:
Pick-up at 217 York St, Albany (outside Albany Visitors Centre) 7.45am
Drop-off at your hotel or 217 York St at approximately 5.45pm

Pricing:
$145.00 per person

Please note that prices exclude a booking fee which is added at time of checkout. We hope you understand that as a small business we simply are not able to absorb all costings and fees.

A $2 contribution to Greenfleet is made on behalf of each of our guests as part of our Carbon Offset Program, contributing to the restoration of our Australian forests. See here for more details.

Highlights of the Experience

Hidden Treasures Wildflower & Orchid Tour
Nestled against the majestic Stirling Ranges National Park we visit Stirling Range Retreat for their Hidden Treasures Wildflower & Orchid Tour. This 3 hour tour is led by an experience wildflower guide who will show the highlights of the range including native animals, abundant spring wildflowers and orchids. Immerse yourself into the Stirling Ranges at a time when floral fantasia erupts into a dazzling display of Hakeas, Banksias, Acacias, Canola and Orchids, many of the latter found no where else in the world!

Gourmet Picnic - Bluff Knoll Picnic Area
Sit back and relax watching the mountain moods as we picnic in a shady woodlands devouring into a gourmet lunch spread set at the base of one of Western Australia's greatest mountain hikes, Bluff Knoll. Also a well know place to hunt for orchids, those who finish early might find a selection of spider orchids, bird orchids, sun orchids, greenhoods and there may even be drifts of pink everlastings.

Mt Trio Guided Wildflower Orchid Walk
Situated in a peaceful natural bush enclave on a working farm bordering the Stirling Range National Park and is an idyllic base for our next Wildflower Tour with Mt Trio Bush Camp and Caravan Park. Experienced and accredited guide John leads a 1 1/2 walking tour exploring the surrounding bushland, showing you some of the magnificent orchids found in the Stirling Ranges. Over 50 species of Orchids have been discovered on our these over the last few years. John enjoys sharing local knowledge on the flora, fauna and birdlife of the Stirling Ranges.

Stirling Range Drive
Enjoy the final component of our Stirling Range Wildflower Tour as we explore the 42km scenic drive trail winding through the heart of the park from the Western Lookout near Red Gum Spring to the Eastern Lookout below Bluff Knoll. Taking in sweeping vistas into the heart of the park from two of the main lookouts, we pause to reflect on what makes one of the world’s most important biodiversity hotspots so unique.

Citizen Science
Ever wanted to give back to the community but don't have the time or don't know how?  Take your interest in nature to the next level by joining the Down Under Discoveries citizen science community. With citizen science you can not only learn about the world just outside your window you can also lend a helping hand to some real science projects across The Great Southern and even across Western Australia! Get involved with our interactive experiences through use of apps such as iNaturalist and FrogID, helping monitor and collect important data that is used to increase scientific knowledge.

Wildflower Gift Bag
Each paying participant will receive a small Wildflower gift bag full of a few little Wildflower inspired gifts and surprises to assist you in enjoying the remainder of the Wildflower Season.

Call 0439 463 285 or email info@downunderdiscoveries.com for all booking enquiries.

Important Information

Exploring the outdoors does pose certain hazards even if participants do not recklessly place themselves in harm's way. Risks such as falling, slipping on loose gravel, sprains and insect/snakes bites are possible. Our guides are qualified and experienced, conducting our tours with those risks and others in mind, and whilst the risk will always remain, we do exercise a high level of caution throughout the experience with safety of our clients being our highest priority. Our guides are also fully qualified in Wilderness First Aid should the need arise.

We do highly recommend travel insurance for any tour experiences.

Fitness Level:

Most of our experiences are suitable for those with a good level of fitness. We do encourage you to be fit and well enough to make the most of the experiences we have on offer. Note, for the safety of all passengers, we reserve the right to prevent passengers from participating in some activities. Those with injuries should contact us directly before making a booking.

Toilet Facilities:

There are toilet facilities provided throughout the experience.

Unfavourable Weather:

Please note that unless a severe weather warning is forecast, this experience will go ahead. A little rain won't hurt anyone and we just ask that you dress accordingly.

COVID-19 Measures:

Down Under Discoveries has procedures in place for Healthy Hygience and Physical Distancing, having completed a Covid-19 Safety Plan, the COVID-19 hygiene training and has also received accreditation as a COVID-19 Clean Practising Business.

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Our wildflower tours have finished for 2020.

2021 dates will be released in the new year.

Testimonials

I joined two tours - the Walpole Wilderness and Torndirrup eco tours. I booked a few days before the tour but made a mistake in the date ! I was very worried but Chelle was very helpful and immediately made the changes that eased my mind I was travelling. The eco tours were great experiences. I was very impressed with the tour arrangements (the sightseeing, the bush tucker ...) and Chelle's passion of the nature. It's the most beautiful and inspiring encounter with nature.
- Genie - 
 
Went on an amazing adventure 4 x 4 off-roading as part of the She Seeks Adventure Social Series. Had a fabulous day learning new skills in a safe and encouraging environment. Stepped out of my comfort zone in beautiful setting surrounded by like minded women which made this an unforgettable experience.
- Shirley W - 
 

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!

-Larissa-

In Dec 2019, I was lucky enough to be part of a Women’s Adventure Weekend with Chelle, it was one of the best experiences of my life, I went into the weekend to push myself out of my comfort zone and do something just for me. I would go again in a heartbeat, I came out of the weekend with a new found confidence, feeling refreshed, renewed and accomplished, plus the added bonus of making great new friends.
I attempted challenges I never thought I would and push through many emotional boundaries, I can’t thank Chelle and her team enough, the opportunities and support provided was perfect.
I urge everyone to give this a go, you may well surprise yourself!!!

- Mandy - 

Along with 2 of my dear friends, I did the Summer Sunset Yoga Hike at the Peak Head Trail in Torndirrup National Park, Albany. We are experienced hikers and found Chelle’s care, knowledge and obvious passion for the Aussie outdoors so impressive. The Nature Immersion was particularly delightful - after all that’s why we are there! Our hike was followed by a Yoga Session with Ainslie from Envisage Yoga & Wellness - if you haven’t practiced Yoga on a rock face with a view of the wonderful Albany coastline as the sun sets well.... book it in! Followed by the most delicious picnic of cake, biscuits and tea made from bush tucker.
Then home with such a sense of peacefulness and relaxation. Just beautiful.

- Suzy W - 

We really loved our tour of Albany with Chelle. Despite the wet weather, Chelle managed to keep our children engaged, shared enlightening facts about plants and Albany’s history. She also took lovely photos and prepared tea with some bush herbs that were completely new to us. The sites were breath-taking but Chelle pieced everything so well together. I was tempted to cancel due to wet weather but was really glad we went ahead. Highly recommended when in Albany.

- CTB - 

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 -

We had such a fantastic time on our evening/night hike in Albany. Very well run professional business while also being super fun and personable. Loved it and would highly recommend.
- Emily Smith -
 
Have had the pleasure of doing two adventures with Chelle; the kayaking and full moon hike. Loved both of them and can't wait to do more. Very well organised and always felt safe.
- Tina Spencer - 

Inclusions

What’s Included

  • Guided 3 1/2hr Wildflower Walk - Stirling Range Retreat, includes morning tea
  • Guided 1 1/2hr Wildflower Walk - Mt Trio Bushcamp
  • Guided Wildflower Drive through Stirling Range Drive
  • Wildflower Themed Gift Bag
  • Gourmet Picnic Lunch
  • Pickup/Dropoff Albany Visitors Centre
  • $2 donation made to Greenfleet as part of our Carbon Offset Program
  • Photos/Videos posted on our Facebook Page

What to Bring

  • Water bottle or Camel Back with at least 2 litres of water per person
  • Insect Repellent, Tissues/Toilet Paper, Head fly net if you have one
  • Comfortable shoes & backpack for walk
  • Camera or Go Pro
  • Most importantly a great sense of adventure
As part of our commitment to conducting our nature based tourism experiences in an environmentally sustainable manner we do ask that you consider using an Eco friendly reusable water bottle (not plastic) and that any extra snack items you bring be in reusable containers. We do offer to take all rubbish at the end of the day to make sure it is recycled correctly.

Terms and Conditions

Please go to the following link to read our Terms and Conditions before making a booking. This includes information about our Assumption of Risk/Waiver & Cancellation Policy.

Down Under Discoveries Terms and Conditions

* Please ensure that you have adequate travel insurance to cover cancellations, lost property, medical evacuation, personal liability, lost deposits, etc.

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