Trekabout Photography Workshops - 11 Day West Australian Wildflowers Birds and Bush Adventure Tour and Workshop with Pam Jennings and Mark Rayner
Workshops, Tours, Adventures with AIPP* Accredited Professional Photographer Mark Rayner and the Dream Team
with Pamela Jennings and Mark Rayner
Creating Adventure through Photography
Second workshop: 18 September to 27 September 2023 - FULLY BOOKED
Where : Perth, Pinnacles, Kalbarri, Hutt Lagoon (Pink Lake) and Coalseam National Park West Australia
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The words West Australia and Spring immediately conjure up images of amazing wildflowers. And with the wildflowers come the birds.
Join us as we travel north from Perth into Western Australia’s Wildflower Country. Dotted with small country towns we travel to hot wildflower destinations like Moora, Mingenew and Mullewa. Be prepared to photograph landscapes of Everlastings and clumps delicate Spider Orchids, Candy Orchids and if we are lucky the Ruby Spider Orchid.
During our tour there will be hundreds of different species of wildflowers to photograph and getting to our nightly destination can be a challenge as we stop for this wildflower or that shrub. Over the nine days we will search out the best flowering locations and adapt our itinerary to suit.
No trip into wildflower country would be complete without photographing the unique Wreath Flower (Leschenaultia macrantha) only found in sandy and gravely soils inland from Geraldton.
And where there are flowering plants there are birds, so there will be lots of opportunities to photograph various Parrots and Cockatoos, Rufus Whistlers and Pardalotes, Wattle Birds, Bustards and more.
It’s not all wildflowers and birds though, we will visit Yarra Yarra Lakes that is part of a large freshwater system and makes it’s way eventually to the coast, do an Astro Shoot and photograph the Pinnacles in the day and at night. We visit Australia’s only monastic town at New Norcia and see kilometres of golden Canola paddocks.
We spend a couple of nights in Perth to ensure we have covered your WA wildflower needs by visiting several national parks, reserves and wetlands to photograph as many species as we can including the Kangaroo Paw, Cat Paw and more varieties of Orchids.
Meet at our hotel 4pm for briefing.
We then head out for our first sunset shoot followed by our welcome dinner.
This morning we are straight into it before we have even left the suburbs of Perth! We visit a couple of nature reserves where we can photography orchids and other wildflowers. Later we are in for a treat at Nambung National Park as we set up for an inspiring sunset shoot of the Pinnacles. We overnight in the coastal town of Cervantes.
From here we enjoy our drive along the Wildflower Way to the wheatbelt town of Morawa. We have plenty of opportunities to stop to photograph wildflowers, birds and landscapes. There are even wildflowers on the side of the road! The bird photographers among the group will enjoy the variety of birds like the Rufus Whistler and Striated Pardalote. Overnight in Morawa.
We enjoy a cooked breakfast before travelling north along the Wildflower Way enjoying multiple stops and exploring the area for everlastings, orchids and birds. Overnight in the small wheatbelt town of Mullewa.
This morning we head south to Mingenew. We visit Depot Hill just out of Mingenew, and its great display of everlastings, Cowslip Orchids and variety of other wildflowers. We drag ourselves away from there to spend the rest of the day exploring Coalseam National Park, one of WA’s best places to see sprawling fields of white, pink and yellow Everlastings.
Coalseam NP is a great bird photography location as well. You might get a shot of a Mulga Parrot, the Australian Ringneck Parrot, Black-tailed Red-Cockatoo, Pardolotes and nesting Pink & Grey Galahs. Overnight in Mullewa.
An early departure for the small town of Pindar rewards us with the unique Wreath Flower (Leschenaultia macrantha) only found in sandy and gravely soils inland from Geraldton. Best seen in the morning, fresh with dew. After visiting the Wreath Flowers we drive through the rolling hills and farms of wheat and canola, stopping for lunch at the small town of Northhampton. There are more wildflowers to photograph as we make our way to the coastal town of Kalbarri. We arrive in time to shoot the dramatic cliff lined coastline at sunset.
Sunrise at the skywalk in Kalbarri National Park overlooking the Murchison River. We head back to town for breakfast, where you can join the optional scenic flight over the Pink Lake. In the afternoon we will head to Natures Window at Kalbarri National Park. Lots of opportunities here for a variety of wildflowers and birds plus our sunset shoot. Overnight in Kalbarri.
Sunrise over the river this morning before we turn south and start making our way towards Perth. We travel through the crayfishing towns Geraldton, Dongara and Jurien Bay. On the way we stop at the Pink Lake at Hutt Lagoon to capture some beautiful long exposures highlighting the dramatic pink colour of the lake. We arrive in Jurien Bay with enough time to photograph the sun setting over the Indian Ocean.
For the keen ones amongst us we can do a sunrise shoot at the beach before breakfast. Then we depart Jurien Bay for Perth stopping at the most amazing sand dune formations for a mid-morning shoot. We arrive into Perth in time to visit another nature reserve that is famous for its orchids and Kangaroo Paws. We finish off our tour with our farewell dinner in South Perth.
Check out and fly out
About Pamela Jennings:
Pamela is a professional photographer who specialises in wildlife and wilderness photography of remote Australia.
Based in Broome Western Australia, Pamela runs a selection of extended photography tours complimented by short Broome based workshops. She loves nothing better than jumping into the 4WD and taking people photographing and exploring the wilderness of the Kimberley.
Pamela’s images have been highly awarded in professional photography events including the International Pano Awards. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers. (AIPP)
Her first solo exhibition was an outdoor installation on 2.5 metre cubes in Darling Harbour Sydney, during May 2015 as part of the HeadOn Photo Festival 2015.
She was recently named 2017 AIPP WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE WILDLIFE AND WILD PLACES PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR.
This photo safari will fill up very quickly. Limited to a maximum of 8 photographers with 2 tutors you are assured of comfort and personal access to photography guidance.
Please get in quick and book your spot today.
Cost: $ 5400.00 per person based on Double Occupancy
$670.00 single supplement
- Accommodation for 9 nights starting in Perth and ending in Perth.
- All Meals
- Transportation in air-conditioned mini-bus
- Entrance fees to all Parks
- Airfares to and from Perth
- All incidental personal items.
Travel insurance is mandatory and remains your responsibility.
The workshop requires a minimum 5 bookings to proceed
A $1000.00 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your position.
(please note a 3.2% handling fee applies to credit card payments)
Final payment must be paid 60 days prior to the workshop.
To book please call Mark on 0459 221678 or email