Darwin to Perth Overland

24 Days | Explore the epic Outback and sleep under a star-studded sky

CAD $5,430
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See the Australian Outback in all its sun-kissed glory on this epic 24-day adventure from Darwin to Perth. Explore Nitmiluk National Park, Purnululu National Park, El Questro, Gibb River, Manning Gorge, Bell Gorge, Tunnel Creek and Cable Beach and then spend a few days exploring Broome at your own pace. Swim in watering holes and waterfalls, hike through creeks to sandstone spires and learn about fascinating First Nations history. Then, hop in a 4WD and go snorkelling among turtles, relax on Eighty Mile Beach, wander through national parks like Karijini, Nambung and Kalbarri. After every adventurous day, you’ll spend your nights camping under the starry skies of Western Australia.

Trip overview

Map of Darwin To Perth Overland including Australia
Darwin, Australia
Perth, Australia
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Min 18
Group size
Min 1 - Max 20
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Explore Lake Argyle and take an optional cruise on the still waters, looking out for crocodiles, wallabies and rare birds against the mountain island backdrop. 
  • Spend nights camping in the Australian Outback under a star-studded Milky Way sky. There is little, if any, reception out here, so it’s the perfect chance to disconnect, recharge and get back to basics in the heart of nature. 
  • Swim in rock pools, waterfalls and watering holes, travel along the Gibb River Road in a 4WD and hike through rivers past towering red cliffs, rocks and spires.  
  • Explore the World Heritage area of Shark Bay, home to the oldest living organisms in the world – stromatolites.  
  • Spend two nights and three days in the red-hued Pilbara, away from any light pollution, in Karijini National Park and spend your days exploring ancient gorges and refreshing swimming holes and waterfalls. 

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip is operated and run by our trusted partner, Kimberley Wild Expeditions. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Kimberley Wild Expeditions customers and Intrepid customers.
  • On some days of this trip, you'll spend many hours driving through very sparse areas of Australia. Sit back and enjoy landscapes that you'd miss in any other form of travel. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. Think of it as a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. The drive days can be long, but it's as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie!
  • This trip involves some camping out in nature (or staying in backpacker-style dormitory accommodation, including bunk beds) so the facilities are very basic. It is definitely a trip for either younger, fit travellers or the young at heart and fit in body! A lack of emphasis on creature comforts makes this an authentic experience of the Australian outback. Some locations will have little to no Internet connection or phone service.
  • This trip involves activities like hiking on uneven terrain and clambering over boulders. It is best suited to travellers with good mobility and fitness. Details on physical activities can be found in the itinerary.
  • This trip includes four days in Broome, where you’ll be unaccompanied by a trip leader. As this is a combination trip, your group members will also likely change before and after your time in Broome.
  • If you are looking for this itinerary in the reverse direction, from Perth to Darwin, see trip code PKODC on our website. The sections between Perth, Broome and Darwin are also sold as individual tours.


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22 breakfasts, 20 lunches, 18 dinners


Private 4WD vehicle


Mixed Backpacker Dorm Multi-Share Accommodation with Shared Facilities (10 nights), Camping with Shared Facilities (13 nights)

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Important notes

Your trip commences in Perth on Day 1 at 7 am and finishes in Darwin on the last day at approximately 6 pm. We recommend you arrive a day early and onward travel should be booked for the following day. No accommodation is included on Day 24

A strict luggage limit of 15 kg applies. Please bring a soft-sided bag only.

The accommodation on this trip is Basix-style mixed gender multi-share dormitories or twin-share camping in dome tents with swags with fitted sheets & pillows with pillow cases. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Some on site ablutions have hot showers and flush toilets however on some nights the ablution facilities can be very basic.

This trip requires a sleeping bag. You can bring your own or can purchase one. Please let your booking agent know ahead of time if you would like to add this to your booking

Swimming with whale sharks is not included on this trip and is an optional activity that you need to book online yourself. It is very important that you pre book any whale shark experiences, as this can sell out far in advance. Please also note that whale sharks visit the region between mid-March and mid-September only, so please make sure you schedule your trip accordingly if you would like to include this experience in your trip.

This trip is operated by our partners Kimberley Wild Expeditions

Please note this trip requires a minimum of 6 travelers to operate. Your Booking Agent will advise at time of booking if the departure has met minimum numbers. If minimum numbers are not met, you will be advised no later than 56 days out from departure (prior to full payment due). We recommend arranging flights and related travel services once your departure is guaranteed. In the event that your departure is cancelled due to minimum numbers not being met, a full refund will be provided of monies paid.

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Darwin to Perth Overland
CAD $5,430