Travel along Western Australia's spectacular coast and explore its rugged interior

Rust red deserts span the horizon, cloudless skies drift overhead and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean lap peaceably on the shore... welcome to Western Australia. Ask any whose been there and all will vouch that nature's elements come together in this vast tract of land to a most spectacular effect. From the rugged sparseness of the Pilbara and Broome's flawless Cable Beach to the secluded plunge pools contained within Karijini National Park, the world's wilderness has rarely looked so good. And with this trip offering hiking, biking, sand boarding, snorkelling and abseiling outings, there's plenty of ways to experience it.

Start
Perth, Australia
Finish
Perth, Australia
Countries
Themes
Overland
Code
PB14
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 6, Max 24
Carbon offset
672kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Roam around in Kalbarri National Park
  • Witness history in the making at Hamelin Pool
  • Catch a glass bottom boat over Ningaloo Reef
  • Bliss out in the waterholes of Karijini National Park
  • Check out a working cattle station in the Pilbara
  • Set out for a stroll along Broome's stunning Cable Beach

Itinerary

Welcome to sunny Perth. If arriving early, perhaps catch a game of Aussie Rules Football, hit the shops or take a boat across to Rottnest Island. Start the trip by driving to the famous Pinnacles in Nambung National Park and explore the peculiar moon-like desert that is filled with ancient, towering rock domes. After a surreal experience, hit the road to Geraldton.
After time spent exploring rugged Kalbarri National Park and swimming in Murchison Gorge, visit breathtaking Shell Beach before journeying further up Australia's west coast towards Shark Bay.
Trek down to the beach and clap eyes on the Monkey Mia dolphins. The Stromatolites at Hamelin Pool are another must-see on the way to captivating Coral Bay.
Swim, snorkel or scuba dive in Coral Bay, an ocean sanctuary for whale sharks, dugongs, manta rays and sea turtles. At Ningaloo Marine Park, home to Western Australia's largest coral reef, strap on a snorkel to see over 200 species of coral. In the evening, take a short drive to Exmouth, the perfect location to explore beautiful Turquoise Bay and the historic Vlahming Head Lighthouse.
It's another day in paradise! Feel free to do as little or as much as you please on this free day.
Pass through the iron-ore town of Tom Price before reaching camp – a jaw-dropping place to spend the night. It’s then time for some real outback magic with two-days spent exploring the delights of Karijini National Park. Swim in idyllic waterholes, feel the soothing massage of ancient waterfalls and witness the beauty of an area thousands of years in the making.
Although hard to leave, it's time for the journey towards Port Hedland, where our ultimate destination for the day is Pardoo Station, a real outback treat.
The glories of Eighty Mile Beach await along the way to fabulous Broome.
The time spent in this peaceful pearling town is yours to do as you choose – hop on the Heritage Trail, hit Cable Beach or check out the latest flick at the world's oldest outdoor cinema. When it comes to things to do in Broome, the choices are endless.
Get started on the long drive back to Perth. Spend the night camped out in the Pilbara region.
Pass through nondescript mining towns and past sprawling wheat farms and gigantic livestock stations and get a sense of what makes this state the richest in the country. We spend our last night together at the impressive Nallan Station.
Stop in at Mt Magnet, a small mining town, and New Norcia, the only monastic town in the country. Built by Benedictine monks in the 1840s, the town is widely renowned for its quality baked goods... and held by many to be haunted! Paranormal intervention notwithstanding, we can expect a late afternoon arrival in Perth. If time permits, why not stick around an extra day or so and get to know this attractive city.
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Inclusions

Meals
9 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 10 dinners
Transport
All Terrain vehicle
Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (4 nights), Hostel (7 nights), Permanent safari camp (with shared facilities) (2 nights)
Included activites
  • Kalbarri National Park Entrance
  • Karijini National Park Entrance
  • Nambung National Park (Pinnacles) Entrance
  • Ningaloo Reef Marine Park

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Notes

1. Tour commences in Perth on day 1 at 7:15am and finishes in Perth on day 14 at approx 6pm. Onward flights must be booked the following day. 2. We recommend you book accommodation in advance and extend your stay here. 3. Strict luggage limit of 15kg applies. 4. Please bring a sleeping bag, or you can purchase one for AU$30. Upgrade to twin/double or single is available at an additional cost. Please enquire at time of booking. 5. Minimum age for this trip is 12 years old.

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