Camping under the stars and in dorm share accommodation on this tour through Western Australia. Start in in the capital, Perth, you'll be spotting dolphins in Monkey Mia and snorkelling the beautiful reef out of Coral Bay. Take a swim in Karijini National Park and hike through national parks. We'll also take you to Exmouth, Carnarvon, Cable Beach and New Norcia along the way. An adventure for those who are after a true no frills experience.
Max Passengers: 20
AUD $1995.00EUR €1375.00GBP £1155.00
|Route||Perth to Perth|
|Price (adult)||AUD $1995.00EUR €1375.00GBP £1155.00|
|Valid||31 March 2015 - 30 March 2016|
Itinerary: day by day
Day 1 – Perth to Horrocks
DEFAULT PICK UP: Barrack St Jetty, 07:15am
Leaving Perth we enter Nambung National Park to explore the Pinnacles Desert - A unique landscapes unlike any other in the country. We then journey to the massive sand dunes of Jurien Bay where you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a sandboard down the slopes and perfect your technique. From here we continue on through Geraldton to Horrocks where we stay overnight. (LD)
Day 2 – Horrocks to Shark Bay
Today we take the short drive to Kalbarri National Park where we explore some of the park's diverse scenery like Murchison Gorge, Natures Window, the Loop and Z-Bend Gorge (a steep descent but worth the effort for a refreshing swim). There is also the option to abseil here for those looking for even more adventure (own expense). After lunch we visit the beautiful Shell Beach - one of only two beaches in the world made entirely from shells, before getting back on the road towards Denham and Shark Bay. (BLD)
Day 3 – Shark Bay to Coral Bay
After a short drive across the Peron Peninsula we make our way down to the beach and pay a visit to the world famous Monkey Mia dolphins – sure to become your new best friends. The next stop is Carnarvon where we see the fascinating stromatolites at Hamelin Pool. After a short break we continue along the highway to Coral Bay, the 'Jewel of the Northwest'. (BLD)
Day 4 – Coral Bay to Yardi Creek
Take a day to relax and explore Coral Bay – which is just as relaxing as the name suggests. We'll also take a visit to the Ningaloo Reef the amazing marine life that lives below the waterline. Take a snorkel or cruise on a glass bottom boat to see for yourself. If staying on land is more your thing then take a quad bike tour or see the reef from another perspective and with a joy flights over the reef. (All at own expense and subject to availability). When late afternoon comes around it's time for 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
Enjoy another day of freedom and relaxation. Go snorkeling or diving, search for whale sharks (seasonal and at own expense) or view Vlamingh Head Lighthouse then choose to laze on the pristine beach at Turquoise Bay and soak up the sunshine. (BLD)
Day 6 – Yardi Creek to Karijini National Park
We head inland past many Aussie cattle stations to reach the outback oasis of Karijini National Park. This afternoon we will pass through Tom Price, a little town known for its iron ore mining, before reaching our camp overlooking the magnificent Hamersley Range. (LD)
Days 7 and 8 – Karijini National Park
Two full days of adventure is just 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. You'll be able to take some great photos while you're here – perfect for your Facebook and Instagram feeds. Deep in the gorges you'll come across cascading waterfalls and fresh, still waterholes that are ideal for swimming. Dales Gorge, Fortesque Falls, Fern Pool, Circular Pool, Weano Gorge and Hancock Gorge are just some of the unforgettable areas we'll visit. Definitely a highlight! (BLD)
Day 9 – Karijini National Park to Pilbara Region
Say your sad farewells to Karijini this morning as we travel towards the coast and the iron ore town of Port Hedland. We have time for a quick town tour and to marvel at the incredible size of the iron ore industry. After lunch we continue on towards the Pilbara region, where we spend the night together on an overnight station stay. (BLD)
Day 10 – Pilbara Region to Broome
En-route to Broome we enjoy a leisurely break and take in the glory of the stretching sands of picturesque 80 Mile Beach, one of Australia's most remarkable hidden gems. Enjoy a stroll along the white sandy beach and get some fantastic photos of the azure water, before our final leg into Broome. (BL)
Day 11 – Broome
Be prepared to get swept away by Broome's chilled out vibe. Enjoy a day at your own leisure to relax on beautiful Cable Beach or explore the town, one of Australia's most beautiful holiday destinations. With 22km of white sand and crystal waters there is plenty to see and do in Broome. You can organise a tour out to one of the local pearl farms. The day is yours to explore and enjoy the fantastic weather (meals at own expense).
Day 12 – Broome to Pilbara Region
We commence our long journey South today as we retrace our steps back towards Perth with an overnight station stay in the Pilbara region. (LD)
Day 13 – Pilbara Region to Great Northern Highway
It's a short drive to Auski Roadhouse before beginning the long drive South along the Great Northern Highway. We pass through the iron ore mecca of the north, Newman and pass through many large sheep stations, some more than 1 million acres in size. We share our last night together at Nallan Station, one of the vast stations in this area. (BLD)
Day 14 – Great Northern Highway to Perth
Leaving early we travel to the gold mining town of Mt Magnet. A short break and once more we are 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. By early afternoon we will find ourselves 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 will 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.
Departure location : Select Perth accommodation from 06:30am. Default pick up: Barrack St Jetty at 07:15am.
Arrival location : Select Perth accommodation early evening Day 14.
Apr: 03 06 10 20
May: 01 04 18
Jun: 01 15 29
Jul: 13 17 27
Aug: 10, Sep: 07
Oct: 05 16
Nov 02 09 23
Dec: 07 21
Jan: 04 18
Feb: 01 15 29
Mar: 14 28
- Experienced guide,
- meals as indicated
- national park entry fees
accommodation as below:
Standard Accommodation: 7 nights dorm accommodation with shared facilities, 6 nights campingUpgrade Accommodation (subject to availability at the time of booking): 5 nights private room with shared facilities (twin, double, or single), 2 nights dorm accommodation with shared facilities, 6 nights camping.
Double/Twin: AUD $2350 per person
Single: AUD $2705 per person
What to bring
- Sturdy walking shoes
- hat and sunscreen
- two towels
- swimming gear
- warm clothing in winter
- water bottles
- insect repellent
- two pairs of walking shoes that can get wet
- sleeping bag (can be purchased for AUD$30).
• 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 176408 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.
• This trip is operated by our local partner Kimberley Wild Expeditions.
• 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.