We explore Kalbarri National Park, meet dolphins of Monkey Mia, snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef, learn about the local mining industry, trek to the pristine pools of Karijini National Park and hike through national parks. The adventure comes to an end as the sun sets on stunning Cable Beach in the outback town of Broome.
Visit Coral Bay, Port Hedland, Eighty Mile Beach, Kalbarri National Park, Hammersley Ranges, Monkey Mia, Ningaloo Reef, Pinnacles Desert, Shell Beach, Karijini National Park & Broome.
Fitness level: Moderate-Advanced
Valid 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021
Departs: May - Sep
14 May - 25th May 2020
11 June - 22nd June 2020
23 July - 3 August 2020
27 August - 7 September 2020
Twin/Double Room - Private Ensuite 7 Nights
Twin/Double Room - Shared Facilities 1 Night
Deluxe Eco Tent - Private Ensuite 3 Nights
Days 1-2 Pinnacles Desert & Kalbarri National Park
Depart Perth and head north to Nambung National Park to explore the amazing formations of the Pinnacles Desert, before continuing our journey through the scenic coastal town of Cervantes and into Geraldton, the second largest town in WA. The Hampton Rd historical walk is a great way to get a feel for early life in this beautiful area. Passing the pink lakes en route, we soon reach our accommodation in the pretty seaside town of Kalbarri. In the rugged terrain and seclusion of Murchison Gorge, located in Kalbarri National Park, we explore Nature’s Window and Z-Bend Gorge – an exhilarating 150m descent into the heart of the gorge. Give abseiling a go or join a sunset cruise at own expense.
Day 1 Lunch & Dinner Included
Day 2 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Days 3-4 Shark Bay World Heritage Area
Today’s drive northbound will take us to the Shark Bay World Heritage area where we base ourselves for 2 nights in the Monkey Mia Resort. Visit beautiful Shell Beach – one of only two beaches in the world made entirely from shells and greet the world famous Monkey Mia dolphins. Spend a free day on the beach or opt for a sailing adventure to see more dolphins and even dugongs in this awesome location.
Day 3 Breakfast & Lunch Included
Day 4 Breakfast Lunch & Dinner Included
Days 5-6 Coral Bay
Visit the fascinating stromatolites at Hamelin pool, the world’s oldest living organisms, and the agricultural town of Carnarvon enroute to Coral Bay. This stunning seaside resort is famous for its idyllic beach and the underwater world of Ningaloo Reef just off shore. Optional activities here include glass bottom boat rides, snorkelling adventures, quad bike rides and more. Alternatively, hire a snorkelling set and kick back on the beach, exploring at your own leisure. In the evenings relax and spot kangaroos, along with the array of birdlife. *Note that all optional activities are at your own expense and subject to availability
Day 5 Breakfast & Lunch Included
Day 6 Breakfast Lunch & Dinner Included
Days 7-9 Karijini National Park
Today’s drive will take us around 600km’s inland to the heart of the Pilbara and for many, the highlight of our tour, Karijini National Park. Along the way we take in a guided mine tour at Tom Price to find out what drives the Pilbara before heading to the Karijini Eco Retreat for a wilderness experience under the amazing outback stars. From our Deluxe Eco Tents, we enjoy two full days of adventure: 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 fresh, still water holes that are ideal for swimming. Dales Gorge, Fortescue Falls, Fern Pool, Circular Pool, Weano Gorge and Hancock Gorge are just some of the unforgettable areas we’ll visit. Definitely a highlight.
Day 7 Breakfast Lunch & Dinner Included
Day 8 Breakfast Lunch & Dinner Included
Day 9 Breakfast Lunch & Dinner Included
Day 10 The Pilbara
Say your sad farewells to Karijini this morning as we travel towards the coast and the iron ore town of Port Hedland. After lunch we continue on towards the Pilbara region, where we spend the night together on an overnight station stay.
Breakfast Lunch & Dinner Included
Days 11-12 Eighty Mile Beach & Broome
Stop in for a stroll on eighty mile beach before arriving in tropical Broome! A town tour starts in Chinatown where our guide will share fascinating stories of this colourful precinct. Take a drive through Old Broome to view typical Broome architecture & old Pearling Masters homes, view the aqua waters of Roebuck Bay at Town Beach & learn of Broome’s One Day War. We then stop at Matsos Broome Brewery to sample their hand made ales and famous ginger beer. Afterwards, visit the Japanese Cemetery and Broome Port, the base for many of today’s Pearling vessels. Then take an easy paced walk at Gantheaume Point known for dinosaur footprints and hear the story of Anastasia’s Pool. We then drive down onto Cable Beach for sunset. Relax and enjoy a stroll, or a swim as you watch the sun disappear into the horizon.
Day 11 Breakfast & Lunch Included
Day 12 Breakfast Included
Nights 1 - 6 & 11: Double/Twin Share Accommodation with private ensuite in local properties chosen for your ideal location and facilities.
Night 10: Pardoo Cattle Station Basic Room - Twin/ double share with shared facilities.
Nights 7 - 9: 3 nights glamping in the comfortable and well appointed Deluxe Eco tents at Karijini Eco Retreat- Twin beds, ensuite bathroom, quality bedding & a deck.
Bring a torch, broad-brimmed, sunscreen, swimming costume, towel, walking/trekking shoes, insect repellent, water bottle, warm clothes,personal toiletries & first aid with any personal medication.
Dinner on nights 3 & 5 are not included- there are excellent local options available .
Over 70 years old? Due to the remote location & challenging nature of our extended camping tours it is essential for older travellers to review & sign a Medical Form to ensure you can participate in the itinerary.
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours & details must be presented before departure.
Advise if you have any dietary requirements or medical conditions including allergies ahead of departure.
It is your responsibility to advise your preferred accommodation pick up point.
If we do not hear from you, we will assume you will make your way to our default pick up point listed on this document. We will not be responsible for missed pick-ups if we do not receive notification from you or if you are not at the pick up point at the appropriate time.
Abseiling – approximately $30 per person
Swimming with Manta Rays - approximately $180 per person
Swimming with Whale Sharks- April to July only - $350-$370 per person
Glass Bottom Boat Rides – approximately $50 per person
Kayaking – approximately $30 per hour
Sunset Camel Ride on Cable Beach – approximately $95 per person