History on the Old Convent:
In 1923 one of the districts’ pioneering families Meredith Roberts’ built what is now known as The Old Convent as a private residence for his family which overlooked the Dalwallinu town site from the South. In 1933, 10 years later the building and land was acquired by the Roman Catholic Church and was operated as a unisex Catholic day school and all girls boarding facility until 1968. Since 1972, the property has been privately owned. In 1987 Jonni & Helga Harms purchased the buildings and 20 hectares of land. They renovated the buildings and a second storey with extra accommodation was added. The wooden staircase to access the new upstairs area was acquired from the Foy and Gibs store in Perth. The building was officially opened as a Tourist Accommodation Lodge by Ernie Bridge on the 12 October 1991. In April 2013 Steven and Lee Anne Carter purchased The Old Convent and surrounding land. After some renovations and refurbishment to some of the rooms, The Old Convent has been in operation as an Accommodation & Function Centre since August 2013.
As this holiday is fast approaching, full payment is due within 3 days of booking.
Your holiday begins when you are picked up from home by a private vehicle. You will be transferred to Kings Park where you will meet your Kings Tour Manager, fellow passengers, coach driver and your wild flower expert who will accompany you on tour. Here we enjoy morning tea before we hop aboard our coach and head to the 4000 acre Western Wildflower Farm at Coomberdale where you can see, smell and touch the amazing array of flowers and enjoy lunch. From here we head to Moora which is the ‘gateway’ to the Wildflowers. Leaving Moora we head to Dalwallinu which is our final stop for the day. The Dalwallinu area is perhaps best known for the many varieties of wattles, these golden shrubs can be seen brightening up road sides.
Guest House: The Old Convent Guest House Accommodation for 1 night
After breakfast we follow the Wildflower Way. The Wildflower Way runs 309km from Dalwallinu in the south to Geraldton in the North, passing through Perenjori, Morawa and Mullewa on the way. Along the journey we make multiple stops to see and explore the multiple sites including a morning tea and picnic lunch stop.
Hotel: Ocean Centre Hotel, Geraldton for 1 night
Today we travel along the Midlands Route. The Midland Route is newly formed Midlands Route is the most central route. The route forms a triangle bound by Coorow, Mullewa and Geraldton. These sites are a further celebration of life and landscapes in Wildflower Country and tell an intriguing array of stories. After our final stop which will be Coorow, we head for Kings Park. Upon arrival in Kings Park your driver will be waiting to take you safely home.