Great Southern Outback Tours

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Great Southern Outback Tours is a privately run operator providing eco and agri-tourism tours departing Albany (Kinjarling) and exploring the Great Southern Outback and adjoining Wheatbelt and Goldfields regions of Western Australia.

Tour Products include five tours – Great Southern Outback Wilderness Day and Overnight tours; Woodlands, Rocks and Trails Outback Wilderness tours; Experience the Delights of Plantagenet tours; and The Grange on Kalgan Eco Experience Half Day tours.

These tours provide authentic country experiences as you meet local people, learn about their farming properties, view a range of landscapes, learn about indigenous culture and the natural and cultural aesthetics of country as you discover, explore and experience the Great Southern Outback.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

Facilities

Adventure Adventure Adventure and Outdoors Tours Art & Culture Birdwatching Cultural and Theme Tours Customised Disabled access available Evening Extended Family Food and Wine Tours Four Wheel Driving Four Wheel Driving Full Day Half Day or Less Land - Motorised Moderate Nature & Wildlife Nature & Wildlife Nature and wildlife Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Scenic Drives Sightseeing Tours Walk

Services

$330

Experience the Great Southern Outback like never before. Participate in a series of four wheel drive (4WD) escorted private day tours to a variety of outback locations in the Ongerup-Boxwood Hill areas. Tours depart Albany (Kinjarling) between Monday to Friday.

Optional overnight stay and dinner in Ongerup visiting “Gondwana Link” properties and experiencing the local Noongar Indigenous meeting place. The next day visit the Ongerup Museum and Wildflower Centre for morning tea with a visit to a local farming property to view nature at its best followed by lunch at the magnificent Yongergnow Malleefowl Centre in Ongerup to see the Malleefowl sanctuary. The tour includes visiting the Wellstead Community Resource Centre for morning tea, exploring the amazing Stirling Ranges and Bluff Knoll then proceeding to Ironwood or Zarephath wineries in the Porongurup Ranges to meet several local wine owners for wine tastings and afternoon tea.

Learn about the natural and cultural aesthetics of country with the diverse array of stunning landscapes and meeting local people. Discover a range of amazing locations viewing wildflowers, vegetation restoration and re-establishing local species of wildlife such as malleefowl, tamar wallabies, pygmy possums and many more.

$770

Experience the Great Southern Outback Wilderness like never before.

Participate in a series of four wheel drive (4WD) escorted private overnight tours to a variety of outback locations in the Ongerup-Boxwood Hill areas.

Overnight stay and dinner in Ongerup visiting Gondwana Link and experience the local Noongar Indigenous meeting place. You will visit the Ongerup Museum and Wildflower Centre, a local farming property to view nature at its best followed by lunch at the magnificent Yongergnow Malleefowl Centre in Ongerup to see the Malleefowl sanctuary.

The tour includes visiting the Wellstead Community Resource Centre, exploring the amazing Stirling Ranges, Bluff Knoll, a winery in the Porongurup Ranges to meet several local wine owners for wine tastings and afternoon tea.

Learn about the natural and cultural aesthetics of country with the diverse array of stunning landscapes and meeting local people. Discover a range of amazing locations viewing wildflowers, vegetation restoration and re-establishing local species of wildlife such as malleefowl, tamar wallabies, pygmy possums and many more.

$2750

Participate in a four-wheel-drive escorted private 9-day tours along the “Holland Track and Holland Way” from Albany via Broomehill and Hyden to Bailey’s Reward at the “Old Camp” (Coolgardie), the “Golden Mile” and the “Dundas and Norseman Goldfields”.

Tours include a visit to the iconic Wave Rock in Hyden, a magnificent, prehistoric rock formation. Marvel at the size and shape, eroded by the weather over millions and millions of years. Enjoy the view from the top of surrounding farmland, salmon gum and the amazing salty-scrubby bush. Take a short walk to Hippo’s Yawn, Lake Magic and embrace the spectacular views of the orchids and wildflowers in spring; commemorative meals, camping under the stars and short-stay chalet accommodation after a well-earned “Aussie Sundowner” at a scenic location; Indigenous culture with the Ngadju Rangers and the “Emu Dance” around the campfire; the rugged and seemingly endless “Great Western Woodlands” and climbing huge granitic outcrops and water catchments; view remnant bushland reserves in the wheatbelt, wildflowers at their peak and wildlife spotting; wood lines constructed for timber (sandalwood oil and eucalyptus) harvesting; mining history from the 1890s and Kambalda – centre of the 1960s nickel boom; and the Australian Malleefowl Centre at Ongerup.

$300

Discover the history, the scenic views and the local produce like never before.

Experience the world’s largest Sandalwood Oil Distillery at Mt Romance with its wide range of essential sandalwood oil products and “The Cone, the Gong and the Bowl” centre. See the Old Gaol, Police Station and Museum in Mt Barker.

Travel along Porongurup Road passing some beautiful country, stopping at various locations viewing wildflowers (in season) and other scenic sights, Castle Rock Sky walk (time permitting) , local wineries for tastings and lunch.

Explore the country and the amazing Stirling Range and discover the indigenous fish traps and the indigenous Kurrah Mia shop in Albany. Learn about the natural and cultural aesthetics of country with the diverse array of stunning landscapes, meeting local people and taking in the history of the area.

$145

A half day eco-tourism experience visiting “The Grange on Kalgan” – a small farming and lifestyle property 22 kilometres from Albany overlooking the Kalgan River.

You will view sustainable practices with free range chicken areas, recycled materials, organically grown produce and solar energy supply.

The property has some historical significance with a 100 year old country cottage and being part of one of the original fruit growing areas in WA with remnant mulberry, cherry plum and pear trees.

Widespread planting of native trees and shrubs including karri, acacias, melaleucas, casuarinas, banksias, bottlebrush, marri, tuart, wandoo, flowering red gum etc that have been planted to provide micro-ecosystems for bird habitats. Extensive plantings of native flora have formed conservation reserves and landscaping and created garden beds, pathways, water features, Japanese Garden, artificial pond with waterfall, “dry” creek beds, billabong and frog ponds.

Established organic orchards include citrus and stone fruit, apples, avocados, fig, quince, cherries, mulberry, macadamia and different berries and passion-fruit and these are complemented by an olive grove.

Prospector’s camp and diggings (reminiscent of the E Goldfields) and bird aviary. There are approximately 50 different bird species you may see at the property.

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