Starts: Broome WA 6725, Australia
Ends: Perth WA, Australia
Highlights include swimming in the pristine desert pools of Karijini National Park, snorkelling the clear waters of Coral Bay, saying g’day to the dolphins of Monkey Mia, kicking back in the seaside town of Dongara and roaming the Pinnacles Desert. The adventure ends in the WA capital of Perth on the evening of Day 10.
Day 1 Eighty Mile Beach & The Pilbara
Departing Broome we cross the Great Sandy Desert, calling in at the coastal oasis of Eighty Mile Beach along the way where we can take a stroll along the beautiful white sand beach. We travel further South through Port Hedland checking out the enormous iron ore industry before setting up camp for an overnight station stay in the Pilbara Region where you’ll get to know your fellow travelers around the campfire. (LD)
Days 2-4 Karijini National Park
This morning we make our way to the remote but spectacular Karijini National Park, where we spend the next three days exploring the ancient gorges and stunning swimming holes. We begin our Karijini experience with a visit to the Karijini Cultural Centre before heading for Fortesque Falls where you will be rewarded with a refreshing swim. The next two days are spent exploring, swimming and relaxing in the magnificent Karijini gorges. Bring your camera as you’ll want to remember this forever. One of the oldest landscapes on earth – the region will continue to amaze you. We will explore a number of gorges including Weano Gorge, Oxers Lookout, Hancock Gorge, amongst others. Overnight camp in Karijini. (BLD/BLD/BLD).
Days 5-7 Exmouth & Coral Bay
Leaving Karijini, we travel through the vast bush land and station country on our way to Exmouth and onto our accommodation for the night. This fabulous private camp site on Yardi Creek Station is the envy of other tour groups: in the evening, kick back in our own bar and watch the sunset as kangaroos hop about the grounds. The following day, enjoy a little freedom and relaxation. Go snorkelling (equipment provided) 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. On the afternoon of Day 6 we make the short trip to beautiful Coral Bay Spend the entire day snorkelling the world famous Ningaloo Reef and seeing the marine life that lives under the waterline. Alternatively, thrill-seekers can choose one of the many optional activities including quad biking, coral viewing cruises and scuba diving (at own expense). (BLD/BLD/BD)
Day 8 Carnarvon & Shell Beach
Heading south we cross the Tropic of Capricorn and pass through the town of Carnarvon, famous for its bananas. We call in at unique Shell Beach – made up entirely of tiny shells before continuing on to Monkey Mia where you will be able to say hello to the famous wild dolphins that live here. (BLD)
Day 9 Monkey Mia, Shark Bay & Kalbarri National Park
Time this morning to visit your new best friends, the dolphins, before exploring the Shark Bay World Heritage area. We stop to view the stromatolites – the oldest living organisms in the world – before heading South for Kalbarri. Time permitting we will be able to view the Murchison Gorge and Natures Window this afternoon before arriving in this seaside resort town. (BLD)
Day 10 Pinnacles Desert & Perth
Departing via the coastal gorges of the Kalbarri National Park, we head to the beautiful seaside town of Dongara before travelling South through the fascinating landscape of the Nambung National Park and checking out the famous Pinnacle Desert. We then make our way to Perth arriving in the early evening where our tour concludes. (BL)