Great Western Safari Southbound Overview

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Unearth the rugged beauty of Western Australia

Journey through the jaw-dropping landscape of North and Western Australia into the heart of the Outback, on this incredible Darwin to Perth tour. Discover the rugged beauty of the Bungle Bungles, hang with dolphins at Monkey Mia, explore the Kimberlys and tackle some of the toughest 4X4 terrain in Australia, on this epic Outback adventure.

  • Chill out on Cable Beach
  • Discover the vast wilderness of El Questro
  • Explore the deep gorges of Kalbarri
  • Feast on fresh seafood in Broome
  • Kick back with a coffee in funky Perth
  • Swim with dolphins in Monkey Mia
  • Traverse the bumpy Gibb River Road
  • Wander through the Bungle Bungles

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Darwin, Australia
  • Finish:

    Perth, Australia
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 21
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    15 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 15 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (2 nts), Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nts), Camping (with facilities) (7 nts), Hostel (9 nts)
  • 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, Wula Guda Cultural Experience

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Great Western Safari Southbound Summary

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Day 1 Darwin/Victoria River

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.

Day 2 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.

Days 3-4 Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle Ranges)

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?

Day 5 El Questro

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.

Days 6-7 Gibb River Road

Journey through the sunbaked terrain and craggy gorges of Western Australia, spotting plenty of furry natives along the way. Enjoy a refreshing watering hole dip before bedding down for the night at an authentic bush camp.

Day 8 Windjana Gorge

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.

Days 9-12 Broome

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.

Day 13 Indee Station

Set off across the Great Sandy Desert, stopping at the pristine Eighty Mile Beach, before passing through Port Hedland to the remote Indee Station. Share a yarn around the campfire while the night sky blazes with stars.

Days 14-16 Karajini National Park

Make tracks to the breathtaking Karijini National Park, where lazy days will be spent exploring ancient gorges, swimming in refreshing swimming holes, bathing under waterfalls and camping under an blanket of stars.

Day 17 Exmouth

Travel through the sun-kissed scenery of the Australian outback on the way to Exmouth.

Days 18-19 Coral Bay

Visit cape range national Park and the picturesque Turquoise Bay before heading for a 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. There's plenty to do here in free time.

Day 20 Monkey Mia

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.

Day 21 Kalbarri

After time spent exploring the rugged Kalbarri National Park, relax by a campfire at an outback ranch next to the Murchison River.

Day 22 Perth

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.
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