Travel from the national parks of the Outback to the pristine coast of Western Australia.
Get to know Western Australia inside-out on this three-week roadtrip that travels north from Perth, along the WA coastline, through the Kimberleys and into Darwin. Check out the scenery of Kalbarri National Park, feed the friendly dolphins of Monkey Mia and snorkel in search of turtles and whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef. Check out the natural treasures of Karijini National Park, creep through Echidna Chasm in the Bungle Bungles and enjoy a splash in Katherine Gorge. Think of this little ditty as your definitive adventure through Australia's wild west.
- Darwin, Australia
- Perth, Australia
- Northern Territory, Western Australia, Kimberley, Outback
- Explorer, Indigenous Culture, Overland, The Great Outdoors, Walking & Trekking, Wildlife
- Physical rating
- Min 18
- Group size
- Min 1, Max 24
Why we love this trip
Get off the beaten track as you discover the raw desert landscapes and stunning coastline of Western Australia and the Kimberley in this ultimate overland adventure
It may be a cliche, but life is all about the journey. Explore the major highlights between Perth and Darwin at a slower pace, allowing you to really get under the skin of a place
Enjoy the flexibility of a private vehicle, the local knowledge of a passionate guide and the magic of camping under the great southern sky, Australian-style
The cattle stations, red earth and mining communities of the Pilbara are reminiscent of the sun-baked Australia much of the world imagines
Hike and swim in the ancient gorges and waterholes of Karijini National Park
Is this trip right for you?
Accommodation on the first half of this trip and in Broome is multishare, meaning there are no private rooms. You'll spend some nights of the trip sleeping at camping grounds in a swag (Australian bedroll) in twin-share, permanent tents. While conditions can be very basic, this is all part of the adventure.
This is a true overland trip, and the journey is a big part of the experience. On some days of the trip, you will spend several hours driving, often through very sparse areas of desert. Crank up the tunes and sit back to enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel.
This trip requires a decent level of agility and stamina, as it involves a lot of walking, allowing you to really get among nature. The hikes in the Kimberley are particularly challenging. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.
Temperatures in regional Australia can be extreme. During the day the weather can be hot (and the Australian sun is strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop, so ensure you have base layers and warm clothing.
Meals18 breakfasts, 20 lunches, 18 dinners
TransportAll Terrain vehicle
AccommodationCabin (1 night), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (8 nights), Hostel (7 nights), Permanent safari camp (with shared facilities) (1 night), Permanent, furnished tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)
- Lake Argyle
- Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle)
- Echidna Chasm Walk
- Gibb River Road
- Manning Gorge
- Windjana Gorge
- Tunnel Creek exploration walk
- Karijini National Park Entrance
- Ningaloo Reef Marine Park
- Kalbarri National Park Entrance
- Monkey Mia Dolphins
- Nambung National Park (Pinnacles) Entrance
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1. Tour commences in Perth on day 1 at 7:00am and finishes in Darwin day 21 at approx 6pm. Onward travel must be booked the following day.
2. This trip is for FIT AND ACTIVE people and involves very basic camping and challenging hikes.
3. This trip requires a sleeping bag.
4. Minimum Age on this trip is 18 years old.
5. Trip runs in reverse, see tour code PDP21.