Broome, West Australia

9 Day Perth to Broome 

The Australia’s West coast is where some of the world’s beach beaches mix with a backdrop of rugged outback terrain, an area of Australia filled with natural wonders.  This unique Perth to Broome itinerary  will introduce you to Australia's biggest state rich in colour cultures.

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Day 1: Perth to Kalbarri

This morning your guide will meet you in front of your hotel at 7am, when your West Coast overland journey begins. Leave the city, driving north to Nambung National Park to explore The Pinnacles. These are ancient rock formations that rise out of the desert. Journey on to Jurien Bay, where you’ll have the opportunity to sand-board down the massive expanse of dunes. From here continue on through Geraldton to the quiet beach town of Kalbarri, where you’ll stay the night.

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Day 2: Kalbarri National Park to Shark Bay

Today take a short drive to Kalbarri National Park. Hike around some of the park’s diverse scenery, including Murchison Gorge, the Loop Walk and Nature’s Window. After a steep descent into Z-Bend Gorge, take a refreshing dip in the river. After lunch visit the beautiful Shell Beach, which is one of only two beaches in the world composed entirely of shells. Get back on the road and continue towards Denham and Shark Bay. 

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Day 3: Shark Bay to Coral Bay

After a short drive across the Peron Peninsula, head to the beach and meet the world-famous Monkey Mia dolphins. These friendly dolphins are fed by park rangers and often swim up to the shore several times a day. The next stop is Carnarvon where you’ll see the fascinating stromatolites at Hamelin Pool. These marine rock formations are some of the world’s oldest and largest living fossils. After a short break, continue along the highway to Coral Bay, which is known as the ‘Jewel of the Northwest’. 

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Day 4: Coral Bay to Exmouth

Today explore picturesque Coral Bay, home to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef. Snorkel equipment is available for your use, or you could cruise the reef in a glass-bottom boat to observe the tropical life teeming below the surface. The marine park is home to 250 species of coral and over 500 species of fish. You might prefer to get adventurous on a quad bike tour of the local area. This activity is an additional cost and is subject to availability. In the late afternoon, it’s a short drive to our destination for the next two nights, Exmouth.

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Day 5: Exmouth & Cape Range National Park 

Enjoy a day of freedom and relaxation. Depending on the time of year, you have the option to snorkel or scuba dive in search of whale sharks and manta rays. Perhaps take a walk to Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, one of the few places in Australia where you can see the sun both rise and set. This is a great place to read about the history of the Dutch discovery and exploration of Western Australia.   While away the rest of the afternoon on the pristine beach at Turquoise Bay.

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Day 6: Karijini National Park

Head inland today through the vast cattle stations of the Pilbara region. The sparsely populated Pilbara desert is known for its red earth and rich mineral deposits. In the afternoon pass through the little town of Tom Price, which is renowned for its iron ore mining. Continue on to your campsite overlooking the magnificent Hamersley Range in Karijini. Before you go to sleep, take a minute to gaze up at one the most magnificent night skies you’re ever likely to see.  

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Day 7: Karijini National Park

Today we’ll explore the almighty gorges of Karijini National Park. Formed over 2,500 million years ago, the Hamersley Ranges feature some of the most unusual landforms on Earth. You’ll be able to take some great photographs while you’re here. Hike deep into the gorges, where you’ll come across cascading waterfalls and fresh waterholes ideal for swimming in. Dales Gorge and Circular Pool, Fortescue Falls, Fern Pool and Weano Gorge are just some of the places you can visit. This part of the journey is a real highlight.

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Day 8: Pilbara Region

Depart Karijini this morning and travel towards the coast (approximately four hours in total). Visit the iron ore port of Port Hedland, the second most populated town in the Pilbara. Take a quick tour of the town and gain an understanding of the scale of the iron ore industry. After lunch continue on to a nearby station, where you’ll spend the last night of your trip.

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Day 9: Broome

Stop in for a stroll on eighty mile beach before arriving in sunny tropical Broome! This afternoon we will explore Chinatown hearing fascinating stories of this colourful precinct. We take a drive through Old Broome to view typical Broome architecture and old Pearling Masters homes then view the aqua waters of Roebuck Bay at Town Beach and learn of Broome's One Day War. We then stop at Matsos Broome Brewery to sample their hand made ales and famous ginger beer. Tonight you’ll stay in the accommodation in the picturesque Broome.

This tour can be linked with the following tours

9 Day Adelaide to Perth

Australia is made for road trips, and crossing South Australia’s vast Nullarbor Plain is just about as iconic as they come. From Red Gums to sand dunes, dolphins splashing in the water to kangaroos sunbathing on the beach, endless deserts and ancient forests, this 9 day journey from Adelaide to Perth will show you what we mean when we say Australia is packed with diversity.

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