10 Day Coast and Karijini

 

After a great West Coast adventure while still exploring some of the inland National Parks? This 10 day tour starts in Perth and will take you on an action packed adventure including sand boarding the dunes and swimming in some of Western Australia's most beautiful beaches. Camp under the stars as well as stay in dorm share accommodation. Need some time to relax? Sunbake on Turquoise Bay or take a quad bike out for the afternoon. Spot dolphins at Monkey Mia and get your snorkel out at Coral Bay.

This tour is only for fit and active passengers. The tour includes hikes of 5-9kms a day over uneven terrain, often in high temperatures. Some hikes may require sections of walking/swimming through water. Temperatures can be extreme — very high during summer days and very cold during winter nights. Adventure Tours reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure. Tour is not suitable for children. There is a STRICT luggage limit of 15kgs per person, in a backpack or soft bag.


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Tour Style
Tourcode: PP10
Max Passengers: 20
Price from:
AUD $1495.00EUR €1030.00GBP £865.00
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Adventure Tours Australia: 10 Day Coast and Karijini
 
Fitness
Advanced 
Vehicles
Minibus
Accommodation
4 nights dorm accommodation with shared facilities, 5 nights camping
Tour Code PP10
Duration 10 days
Tour Style Unleashed
Route Perth to Perth
Maximum Passengers 20
Price (adult) AUD $1495.00EUR €1030.00GBP £865.00
Valid 31 March 2015 - 30 March 2016
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Itinerary: day by day

Day 1 – Perth to Horrocks

DEFAULT PICK UP: Perth City YHA 07:00am

Our journey starts by heading to the Nambung National Park to visit the remarkable Pinnacles Desert before making our way to Jurien Bay’s massive sand dunes. Make the most of your opportunity to go sandboarding down the slopes and perfect your technique before we continue on through Geraldton to Horrocks where we stay overnight. (LD)

Day 2 – Horrocks to Shark Bay

It’sa short drive to Kalbarri National Park where we explore some of its hidden treasures such as Murchison Gorge, Nature’s Window and Z-Bend Gorge (it isa steep descent but well worth the effort when you get there). There’s also the option to abseil here for the adrenaline junkies in the group (own expense). After lunch we visit the beautiful and unique Shell Beach then travel towards Denham and Shark Bay. (BLD)

 

Day 3 – Shark Bay to Coral Bay

Aftera short drive across the Peron Peninsula we make our way down to the beach to say g’day to the world famous Monkey Mia dolphins – it’s a unique experience with some fantastic photo opportunities. As we travel towards Carnarvon, we stop to view the interesting stromatolites at Hamelin Pool. Our journey continues aftera stop at Carnarvon as we continue along the highway to CoralBay, the Jewel of the Northwest. (BLD)

Day 4 – Coral Bay to Yardi Creek

Today is yours to exploreCoralBayand soak up the wonders of Ningaloo Reef and its fantastic marine life. You can go snorkeling, cruise on the glass bottom boat, take a quad bike tour or even a joy flight over the reef  to make the most of your time here(own expense and subject to availability). Late in the afternoon we make the short drive to our exclusive campsite at Yardi Creek in the Cape Range National Park, near Exmouth. (BLD)

Day 5 – Exmouth and Cape Range National Park

Another day of freedom and relaxation! You can head underwater to go diving or (in season) search for whale sharks! Alternatively, why not try out some other activities in the area likea snorkel, swim or just laze on the beach at Turquoise Bay with a good book and work on your tan (optional activities, including snorkeling, at own expense). (BLD)

Day 6 – Yardi Creek to Karijini National Park

We travel inland today, stopping in the iron ore mining town of Tom Price for provisions before setting up camp overlooking the magnificent Hamersley Range. (BLD)

Days 7 and 8 – Karijini National Park

It’s adventure time!  Two full days of fun is the perfect amount of time needed to explore Karijini National Park and its amazing gorges. Formed over 2,500 million years ago, the Hamersley Ranges are some of the most unusual landforms on earth. Deep in the gorges you’ll come across cascading waterfalls and still waterholes where you can enjoy some great swimming opportunities. Dales Gorge, Fortesque Falls, Fern Pool, Circular Pool, Weano Gorge and Hancock Gorge are just some of the stunning areas we’ll get to. Definitely a highlight! (BLD)

Day 9 – Karijini to Great Northern Highway

It’sa short drive to Auski Roadhouse before we begin our drive South along the Great Northern Highway. We’ll travel through Newman, the iron ore Mecca of the North and pass many large sheep stations (some over 1 million acres in size). We share our last night together at one of the vast stations in this area. (BLD)

Day 10 – Great Northern Highway to Perth

Leaving early we travel to the gold mining town ofMt Magnet. Aftera short break we are once more on our way to Perth. As the kilometers slip by we soon find ourselves in the wheat and sheep farming districts North East of Perth. Early afternoon will find us at the picturesque town of New Norcia, built as a mission by Benedictine monks in the 1840’s. As the day draws to a close we arrive into Perth where we make our final goodbye. (BL)

B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner

Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure. Please refer to terms and conditions for more details.

Departures

Departure location : Select Perth accommodation from 06:30am. Default pick up: Perth City YHA 07:00am.

Arrival location : Select Perth accommodation early evening Day 10.

Departure dates for this tour are currently not available online. We apologise for this inconvenience.

For more information on your tour's departure dates please consult our pdf brochure here,
or call us on 1300 654 604 (within Australia) or +61 (03) 8102 7800 (international).

 

Included

  • Experienced guide
  • Meals as indicated
  • National park entry fees
  • accommodation transfers
  • air-conditioned vehicles
  • accommodation as below:

    Standard Accommodation: 4 nights dorm accommodation with shared facilities, 5 nights camping

    Upgrade Accommodation (subject to availability at the time of booking):

    3 nights private room with shared facilities (twin, double, or single), 1 night dorm accommodation with shared facilities, 5 nights camping.

Tour upgrades

 



Optional Activities

What to bring

  • Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high)
  • hat and sunscreen
  • towel and toiletries
  • swimming gear
  • warm clothing in winter
  • water bottles
  • torch/flashlight
  • insect repellent
  • camer
  • pillow
  • sleeping bag (can be purchased for AUD$30).

Notes

  • Would you like to swim with the Whalesharks? Whaleshark season in WA runs from April through to July and passengers have the option of taking part in a Whaleshark swim on Day 5 of their tour in Exmouth. We don’t book this option, however the company we use is Kings Ningaloo Reef. Although our Guides can book this for you on Day 1 of your tour, during busy periods such as school holidays we do advise that you book in advance to avoid disappointment. You can either do this through your Travel Agent or direct via phone or email. Please find a link to their website, along with their contact number below, it’s certainly an experience not to be missed!
    http://kingsningalooreeftours.com.au/ 08 9949 1764
  • Itinerary may vary and/or attractions substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements. See terms and conditions of travel for full details.
  • Adventure Tours Australia/Intrepid Travel reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure.
  • National Park rules request that only biodegradable soap products are used whilst in Karijini National Park.
  • Due to distances covered, this trip involves early departures on some mornings and frequent stops between destinations.
  • Our tours are activity and participation based. During your travels with us you will have the opportunity to assist with daily activities such as setting up camp, collecting firewood, helping prepare meals and clearing dishes. Many hands make light work and any assistance provided to crew is always much appreciated. Most people agree that this type of activity helps you feel like less of a tourist and more of an explorer.
  • Tour is not suitable for children.
  • Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to your tour guide before departure.
  • A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies. 
  • This tour requires a sleeping bag.  You may bring your own or pre-purchase a sleeping bag from us.
  • It is your responsibility to advise us if you have any special dietary requirements, allergies, or medical conditions well ahead of departure.
  • On this tour it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40’s. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated. In July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.
  • The default pick up point is where we will meet you for your tour, unless you or your travel agent requests an alternative location (contact our Reservations team for more information). It is your responsibility to contact us with your preferred pick up point well ahead of departure. We do not take responsibility for missed tours if we have not been advised of an alternative in advance and you are not at the default location on time.
  • B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.