Discover Western Australia’s diverse landscapes, from the coast to the outback
Sun-scorched earth, turquoise waters and flourishing national parks – there’s nowhere on earth quite like Western Australia. Over ten days you’ll discover the best of the rugged west coast and outback, taking in everything from glittering beaches to remote cattle stations. Explore the inspiring landscapes of Kalbarri National Park, get up close and personal with marine life in Monkey Mia and Ningaloo Reef, spend a night beneath the stars at a simple bush camp in the Pilbara and admire the stunning diversity of Karijini National Park. With two local leaders by your side, you’ll experience the west at its very best.
From vast desert to diverse national parks and spell-binding coastline, this small group overland adventure takes in Western Australia’s most remarkable landscapes.
Travelling with two passionate local leaders, getting around in a private vehicle and camping beneath the stars, you’ll get to know the real Australia in no time.
Experience a wildlife lover’s paradise in Monkey Mia, famed for its delightful bottlenose dolphins, and choose to explore the underwater aquarium of Ningaloo Reef by plane, glass-bottom boat or snorkel.
Discover the cattle stations, mining communities and sun-baked red earth of the Pilbara, spending a night in a remote outback bush camp for a true taste of Western Australia.
Get to know the inspiring landscapes of Kalbarri National Park, including Murchison Gorge and the Kalbarri Skywalk, and trek through the rocky gorges and waterholes of Karijini National Park.
This trip is operated and run by our trusted partner Adventure Tours Australia. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Adventure Tours Australia customers and Intrepid customers. Intrepid works closely with Adventure Tours Australia to ensure that all of our customers enjoy their time away.
When travelling in Western Australia, temperatures be very hot during the day and drop quite dramatically at night. Have a think about what time of year suits you best to travel and pack accordingly.
This trip involves plenty of walking and is best suited to travellers with a good level of mobility and fitness. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing. An overview of physical activities can be found in the itinerary.
This is a trip for those who are looking for the basics. Simple facilities and lack of emphasis on creature comforts make this an authentic experience of the Australian outback. When you’re not camping, you'll stay in multishare accommodation that may be mixed gender with shared facilities.
Western Australia is a very big state and this trip covers some serious distances. On some days of the trip you will spend several hours driving, often through very sparse areas of desert. Sit back and enjoy the landscapes. 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. Please read the itinerary for details on estimated drive times and specific logistical information.
Our leaders are the classic do-it-all Aussie – they know the best spots to watch the sunset, can drive you to your next destination, take you on a guided hike and even whip up dinner. Please be aware they will be juggling many things on your tour and may have less time to spend with you. They will always be working hard to ensure you and your group have a fantastic time exploring Western Australia.
A similar trip is also available from Perth all the way to Broome, and in the opposite direction from Broome to Perth. Please find trip codes PB10 (Perth to Broome Overland Adventure) and PBP10 (Broome to Perth Overland Adventure) on our website.
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our West Coast & Karijini Overland Adventure trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
START AND FINISH TIMES
The tour commences in Perth on Day 1 at 7 am and finishes in Perth on the last day at approximately 7 pm. We recommend you arrive a day early and onward travel should be booked for the following day.
A strict luggage limit of 15 kg applies. Please bring a soft sided bag only.
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.
The accommodation on this trip is Basix-style – mixed gender multishare and twin share camping
SWIMMING WITH WHALE SHARKS
Swimming with whale sharks is not included on this trip and is an optional activity. 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.
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