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Great Western Safari Northbound Overview
- 2012-04-01 - 2013-03-31
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.
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Tour around the famous Pinnacles in Nambung National Park and roam around the peculiar moon-like desert, complete with ancient towering rock domes. Arrive into Perth where there are options for every taste! Perhaps catch a game of Australian Rules Football, hit the shops or take a tour across to Rottnest Island.
After time spent exploring the rugged Kalbarri National Park, relax by a campfire at an outback ranch next to the Murchison River.
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 Coral bay, the Jewel of the North.
Swim, snorkel or scuba dive in Coral Bay, an ocean sanctuary for whale sharks, dugongs, manta rays and sea turtles. At Ningaloo Marine Park, 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 from which to explore Yardie Creek in the Cape Range National Park, the beautiful Turquoise Bay and the historic Vlahming Head Lighthouse.
Step into the pages of history at Broome's Japanese cemetery. Then hit the road and head to Eighty Mile Beach, soaking up spectacular coastline vistas on the way. Arrive in time to watch the sun disappear over the west coast horizon.
Enjoy a close encounter with dolphins at Monkey Mia. Every day a number of dolphins swim into the clear shallows of the bay to interact with humans. At night, embark on a cultural tour of Gathaagudu (Shark Bay) with our Indigenous hosts.
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.
Delve into the pearling history of Cable Beach, where dramatic cliffs meet pristine tropical waters. Witness a stunning amber sunset over the Indian Ocean, choose from a plethora of water based Broome activities or simply relax al fresco style at an outdoor cafe.
Visit the infamous Boab Prison Tree and traverse the rugged Gibb River Road. Explore the region's oldest cave system, taking a dark and fascinating underground tour of Tunnel Creek. Travel into the wilderness of the Kimberelys to Windjana Gorge, where cliffs tower above white sands and freshwater crocodiles laze idly around in the sun.
Explore the unspoilt frontier country of El Questro Wilderness Reserve, which spans a million acres of jaw-dropping gorges and sprawling plateaus. Relax in the restorative thermal waters of Zebedee Springs and crack a cold beer at the Outback bar.
Take a 4x4 through Turkey Creek into the remote Bungle Bungle Ranges. Inspect unique black and orange striped domes, visit impressive Cathedral Gorge and Echidna Chasm. Why not splurge on a scenic flight to view this spectacular region from a different perspective?
Wind away from the Bungle Bungles and, time permitting, explore the Hidden valley on the way to Kununurra.
Discover outback Australia's diversity in vibrant Kununurra and cruise along the vast expanse of Lake Argyle - which holds 12 times more water than Sydney Harbour. Cross the border into the Northern Territory and enjoy some local hospitality from the 300-strong community of Timber Creek.
Journey to the magnificent Katherine Gorge and enjoy a reinvigorating swim beneath the cascading waters of Edith Falls. Arrive into Darwin, Australia's laidback northern gateway. A tropical mix of culture, character and natural beauty, Darwin is the perfect end to an awe-inspiring tour of Western Australia and the Top End.
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