Western Australia is home to some unusual sights one of which is Wave Rock. It is a huge monolithic
striped granite rock with an unusual wave formation formed by centuries of rain and wind situated some four hour drive from Perth. We will drive past huge wheat farms, historic country towns and see many quirky Australiana sculptures. We try to schedule these tours on dark sky nights so that we have the opportunity to photograph the Milky Way or star trails. We also hope to see and photograph some wildflowers including orchids if in season. This overnight trip will be full of content to maximise our time together.
Day one: Our tour to the rural area East of Perth is overnight with 2 full days. It includes a variety of photographic subjects and genres. After pick up, we head to the lovely old town of York to spend some time exploring and photographing the architecture before morning tea.
As we move East we will stop along the road, if it is safe to do so, if we see something of photographic interest before arriving at Hyden to photograph some local scrap metal sculptures. We will then head to our accommodation to check in and settle in. After dinner we will go to the foot of Wave Rock to photograph the night sky. We will also do some light painting at the base of Wave Rock.(weather permitting )
Day two: We starts with a walk from Hippo's Yawn to the base of Wave Rock (looking for wildflowers in the winter and spring). After morning tea, we start heading back to Perth via the Tin Horse Highway. Locals have built over 70 humorous tin horses made out of all manner of metal on either side of the town of Kulin, known for it's annual bush races. We will stop at other points if time allows and aim to be back in Midland around 6pm.
All levels of photography are catered for, from beginner to professional, point and press cameras to the latest DLSR model. Tripods can be hired for $10 if required.
- Transport from Midland Train Station (please contact us directly for cost of alternative pickups)
- Meals: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 evening meals, tea/coffee/water;
- Overnight accommodation in a 2 bedroom cottage with a shared bathroom;
- Any entry fee to locations;
- Photographic support from Anna-Mair Francis.
Please note that our accommodation will be in shared 2 bedroom cottages. If you'd would rather have more private accommodation please contact us to discuss your preferences. We can customise any tour. As it stands, the layouts of cottages vary but usually the combination is a double and single bed in one room and 3 single beds in another room. If you are traveling on your own and wish to have your own room please book using the single price but if you would like us to try to pair you with another single of the same gender, please choose 1 person in a twin room*. If you are travelling with 3 friends, you can book individually but please reference who you are sharing with. The triple room is only available to 3 friends sharing and we will try to book a cottage with 3 single beds in the room but this can not be guaranteed.
*If you are the only person booked for the tour then the whole single supplement will apply but if we have someone else booked who takes a different room then we will not charge the whole single supplement.
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Terms and Conditions
We require you to take a RAT test before departure to ensure the safety of all our guests and staff. If you are feeling unwell with cold or flu-like symptoms we can not accept you on this tour. (we will require medical evidence). In these circumstances you payment will be refunded to you minus any land costs we have incurred. This will over-ride our normal refund policy. We highly recommend travel insurance for any travel which will cover you in case you become unwell and are unable to continue traveling with the group. Our Travel Agent, Alison Parker will be happy to advise you on insurance matters. She can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0407 778 841