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West Coast & Karijini Overland Adventure

10 Days | Discover Western Australia’s diverse landscapes, from the coast to the outback

5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews submitted.
Explorer
Overland
From
ZAR  38,855
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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.

Trip overview

Map of West Coast & Karijini Overland Adventure including Australia
Start
Perth, Australia
Finish
Perth, Australia
Theme
Explorer, Overland
Destinations
Australia
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 8 - Max 19
Trip code
PP10
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Why you'll love this trip
  • 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.

Is this trip right for you?
  • 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, will drive you to your next destination, take you on a hike and even whip up dinner. Please be aware they will be juggling many things on your tour, and 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.

Itinerary

Map of West Coast & Karijini Overland Adventure including Australia

Inclusions

Meals

9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hostel (multi-share with shared facilities) (5 nights), Camping (with facilities) (4 nights)

Activities
  • Nambung National Park - Pinnacles Desert
  • Kalbarri National Park - Murchison River Gorge, Nature’s Window & Z Bend walk
  • Shark Bay - Shell Beach
  • Monkey Mia Dolphins
  • Shark Bay - Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve
  • Coral Bay - Ningaloo Reef Marine Park
  • Cape Range National Park - Ningaloo Reef Marine Park
  • Karijini National Park - Karijini National Park Highlights
  • Karijini National Park - Gorge Walks
  • Pilbara - Outback Camping Experience
Add on activities
  • Coral Bay - Snorkel with Manta Rays (half day trip) - AUD225
  • Coral Bay - Whale Watching (seasonal) - AUD85
  • Coral Bay - Glass Bottom Boat Cruise - AUD37
  • Cape Range National Park - Snorkel with the Whalesharks (seasonal only) - AUD450
  • Exmouth - Vlamingh Head Lighthouse - Free

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Important notes

START & END TIME
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.

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

SLEEPING BAG
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.

ACCOMMODATION
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 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.

MINIMUM NUMBERS
Please note this trip requires a minimum number of booked customers to guarantee the departure. If minimum numbers are not met, you will be advised no later than 56 days out from departure (prior to full payment due). Your Booking Agent will advise at time of booking if the departure has met minimum numbers and is guaranteed to depart. We recommend arranging flights and related travel services only once your Booking Agent has confirmed 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.

OPERATOR
This trip is operated by our partners Adventure Tours Australia.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews submitted.
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kate · Traveled October 2023
Fabulous trip. I would never have found half the places our tour guide showed us. She had loads of knowledge. The best tour guide ever, even woke to pancake breakfast in the outback. 5 stars for Jenai.
Review submitted 10 Nov 2023

Feng · Traveled October 2022
Great tour!! Really enjoyed myself and the tour destinations were great.
Review submitted 30 Oct 2022
West Coast & Karijini Overland Adventure
From
ZAR  38,855