South West Edge Wildlife Sa­fari

Giant Karri trees, en­demic Quokkas, beau­ti­ful nec­tar-eat­ing birds and boun­ti­ful flora make the south west one of the world’s top bio­di­ver­sity hotspots and a mecca for na­ture-lovers.

The Wildiaries Experience Travel Brochure - - Contents -

Start your trip off at renowned wildlife sanc­tu­ary Barna Mia. You’ll glimpse how wild mam­mals roamed Aus­tralia 200 years ago. En­route to Al­bany stay a night in the breath­tak­ing Stir­ling Ranges which rise from the mallee desert be­fore you con­tinue to the rugged coast­line around Al­bany. For the fi­nal part of your jour­ney, you're joined by lo­cal nat­u­ral­ist and per­son­al­ity Gary Muir for an en­ter­tain­ing tour of the mon­u­men­tal Karri forests, an op­por­tu­nity to see wild Quokkas and a na­ture cruise up the Walpole River. As if this wasn't all ‘big’ enough, on your last day you’ll scale huge in­land sand dunes and even climb the mas­sive Bi­cen­ten­nial Tree.

High­lights:

Glimpse wild Aus­tralian mam­mals roam­ing preda­tor-free Stay at the beau­ti­ful Stir­ling Ranges Take a tour with lo­cal nat­u­ral­ist, ex­pert and per­son­al­ity Gary Muir to see Quokkas in the wild Scale enor­mous in­land sand dunes

Itin­er­ary:

Day 1-2 Ar­riv­ing in Perth, you’ll pick up your hire car and stay the night. The fol­low­ing morn­ing, you’ll drive to Barna Mia Sanc­tu­ary in Nar­ro­gin where you’ll meet your guide who will take you to a preda­tor­proofed con­ser­va­tion area teem­ing with Num­bats, Quen­das, Bil­bies, Bood­ies, Woylies, echid­nas and other na­tive an­i­mals. You’ll stay the night in Nar­ro­gin.

Day 3-4 This tag-along tour with your guide will con­tinue south as you are taken on an ex­plo­ration of the spec­tac­u­lar Stir­ling Ranges be­fore din­ner and ac­com­mo­da­tion at the Stir­ling Range Re­treat. The fol­low­ing day you’ll con­tinue to Al­bany where your guide will show you wildlife and birds along the rugged coast­line of the South West - you may see Honey Pos­sum and South­ern Right Whale, depend­ing on the sea­son.

Day 5-6 You drive west on your own to Walpole/Den­mark to meet our lo­cal guide and ex­pert who will take you on a per­sonal tour of the Val­ley of the Giants in the af­ter­noon, then to the Tree Top Walk to see

the Giant Tin­gle Trees from 40 me­tres up at dusk, you’ll get to see the fa­mous Quokkas be­fore re­turn­ing to Walpole to en­joy a meal in the lo­cal pub and stay the night nearby. The fol­low­ing morn­ing, you’ll take a re­lax­ing eco cruise into the heart of the Walpole and Nor­nalup Marine Park and Wilder­ness Area to seek out sur­pris­ing in­lets and se­cluded beaches. Drive to Pem­ber­ton to stay the night.

Day 7-9 Start your morn­ing with a tour in­volv­ing a thrilling 4WD trip through an­cient forests and enor­mous in­land dunes as you learn about the lo­cal flora with our ex­perts. In the af­ter­noon try climb­ing the fa­mous Bi­cen­ten­nial Tree, all 75 me­tres of it! Re­lax for a se­cond night at your se­cluded ac­com­mo­da­tion be­fore driv­ing back to Perth to re­turn your hire car and de­part.

The highly en­ter­tain­ing

guide Gary Muir shares how his pi­o­neer­ing fam­ily have thrived in the south west wilder­ness for 156 years.

See his film

at the link be­low, left

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