21 Day Perth to Darwin Overview

The Aussie outback is calling on this awesome 4x4 tour of Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Explore the wild Kimberleys and Bungle Bungles on the road from Perth to Darwin.

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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Apr 1, 2015 to Mar 31, 2016. View later 21 Day Perth to Darwin.

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Trip Validity

  • 2014-04-01 - 2015-03-31

Discover Outback delights of Western and Northern Australia

Travel across the vast spaces of Western and Northern Australia into the red heart of the Outback on this incredible tour from Perth to Darwin. Marvel at the untamed beauty of the landscape, swim with dolphins, explore mighty gorges and tackle some of the toughest roads in Australia on this 4x4 tour to remember (the tour code for this trip was previously PIOWC ).

  • Chill out on a Perth beach
  • Drift over the amazing Ningaloo Reef
  • Encounter dolphins in Monkey Mia
  • Enjoy a cold beer on a visit to Darwin
  • Explore the mystifying Bungle Bungle Ranges
  • Sip a fruity cocktail on Broome's Cable Beach
  • Tour through the wilds of Western Australia
  • Travel to through the rugged and remote El Questro station

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Perth, Australia
  • Finish:

    Darwin, Australia
  • Group size:

    Min 6 , Max 20
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    18 breakfasts, 19 lunches, 17 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with basic facilities) (4 nts), Camping (with facilities) (7 nts), Hostel (8 nts), Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    All Terrain vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle), Echidna Chasm Walk, Gibb River Road, Kalbarri National Park Entrance, Karijini National Park Entrance, Lake Argyle, Manning Gorge, Nambung National Park (Pinnacles) Entrance, Ningaloo Reef Marine Park, Tunnel Creek Walk, Windjana Gorge

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1002kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. Tour commences in Perth on day 1 at 7:15am and finishes in Darwin day 21 at approx 5pm please consider when booking flights and accommodation. 2. We recommend you book accommodation in advance and extend your stay. 3. Please bring a sleeping bag, or you can purchase one for AU$30. Please inquire at time of booking. 4, Trip runs in reverse, see tour code PDP22.

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Day 1 Perth/Horrocks

Western Australia's booming capital, Perth is a charming mix of parks, beaches, art galleries and restaurants offering delicious local produce and WA wines.

Day 2 Kalbarri National Park/Shark Bay

Kalbarri National Park is packed with spectacular geological features to explore, including Murchison Gorge, Nature's Window, The Loop and Z-Bend Gorge. A dazzling World Heritage site, Shark Bay is famous for its diverse marine life, particularly the bottlenose dolphins that swim close to shore at Monkey Mia.

Day 3 Monkey Mia/Coral Bay

The small town of Coral Bay is our base to discover the wonders of the Ningaloo Reef and its fantastic marine life.

Days 4-5 Exmouth

Located on a beautiful peninsula, Exmouth provides great access to Yardie Creek in the Cape Range National Park, Turquoise Bay and the historic Vlahming Head Lighthouse.

Days 6-8 Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park encompasses the Hamersley Ranges, some of the most unusual landforms on earth. Deep in its gorges you'll find cascading waterfalls and fresh waterholes.

Day 9 Pardoo Station

A working cattle station in the beautiful Pilbara region, Pardoo is a real outback treat.

Days 10-12 Broome

The coastline around Broome is a dazzling mix of colours - turquoise waters, red cliffs and Cable Beach's endless expanse of white sand.

Day 13 Broome/Windjana Gorge

Leave the hallmarks of civilisation behind once more as we set out on the open road into the heart of the Outback. Venture into the atmospheric Tunnel Creek, Western Australia's largest cave system, and better understand the historical importance of this geological network before setting up camp.

Day 14 Windjana Gorge/Gibb River Road

Meet friendly freshwater crocodiles while exploring the Windjana Gorge, then take an extensive journey into the heart of the Kimberly region. Later, spend the night camped out beneath a blanket of stars at Manning Gorge.

Day 15 Gibb River Road/El Questro

Travel from gorge to gorge along the Gibb River Road. The spectacular scenery along the way is sure to impress, as will camping at the famous El Questro Station.

Day 16 El Questro Station

Sprawling with plateaux and sprinkled with gorges, hiking around the El Questro station is a truly magical experience. Swim beneath a waterfall at Emma Gorge to cool off from a day of active hiking, then unwind at the famed Swinging Arm Bar with a frosty beer and hearty meal.

Days 17-18 Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle Range)

Saddle up for a bumpy 4x4 ride through the red desert of Australia heading to Turkey Creek. Set up camp at Purnululu National Park, then spend a few days exploring the multicoloured rock formations scattered around the Bungle Bungles. Take a stroll through the dominant Echidna Chasm and be blown away by the imposing structures surrounding Cathedral Gorge. If an aerial view takes your fancy, why not go on a scenic helicopter ride for an all-encompassing perspective of the area.

Day 19 Bungle Bungles/Lake Argyle

Discover the radiant wildlife and scenic delights of Western Australia's Outback on a drive from the Bungle Bungles to Kununurra. Camp out next to Australia's largest artificial lake, Lake Argyle, and wake early to watch a phenomenal sunrise over the watery expanse.

Day 20 Lake Argyle/Katherine

Take a relaxed boat trip around Lake Argyle to learn a little more about this magical waterway. Take a dip in the lake, see native wildlife and admire the scenic 360-degree view of Australia's largest artificial lake.

Day 21 Darwin

With this outback adventure coming to an end, drive through the magnificent Katherine Gorge and plunge into the cool waters beneath Edith Falls. Wrap up this trip in Darwin, where artistic street markets, tropical beaches and glorious weather abound.
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