Travel from Perth to Darwin on this West Coast Adventure Tour, experience and see Perth, the mystical Pinnacles, Katherine Gorge, Monkey Mia and the dolphins, El Questro and Darwin on your guided journey over Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats and panoramic windows. Tour with an experienced, professional Tour Director and Tour Driver.
Day 1: Arrive Perth
On arrival in Perth you will be transferred to your hotel. Later, join an orientation tour of Perth including beautiful Kings Park. Enjoy a welcome drink this evening with your Tour Director and fellow travellers. Hotel: Travelodge, Perth.
Day 2: The Pinnacles
Travel to Yanchep National Park, where you will enjoy an Aboriginal cultural experience in an authentic bush setting. Meet Aboriginal guides who will share with you their way of life in a traditional community and will treat you to the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo. Visit Nambung National Park to view the mystical Pinnacles, formed thousands of years ago by calcified limestone. Hotel: All Seasons Geraldton, Geraldton.
Day 3: Kalbarri National Park
Visit Kalbarri National Park and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Murchison River Gorge from Hawks Head Lookout. Travel to Hamelin Pool to see the world's best known colony of Stromatolites, then visit spectacular Shell Beach, formed by billions of tiny white seashells. Continue to Monkey Mia this afternoon. Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, 2 nights.
Day 4: Monkey Mia
Early this morning watch for the famous dolphins that swim into shore. Interacting with these magnificent animals is a truly unforgettable experience. (As dolphins are wild their appearance cannot be guaranteed).
Day 5: Carnarvon
Travel along the Coral Coast to Carnarvon, the fruit bowl of the west. Hotel: Fascine Lodge, Carnarvon. B D
Day 6: Ningaloo Reef
Travel to Coral Bay where you board a sub-sea viewer over the Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia's largest coral reef. Hotel: Potshot Hotel Resort, Exmouth.
Day 7: The Pilbara
This morning visit Giralia Station, a birdwatcher's paradise. Continue inland to the mineral rich Pilbara region. Hotel: Tom Price Hotel Motel, Tom Price.
Day 8: Karijini National Park
Enjoy a guided tour of the Pilbara Open Cut Iron Ore Mine. You will be amazed by the massive pit and see the huge machinery in action. Journey into Karijini National Park. The startling landscape of spectacular gorges, waterfalls and rock pools, created by millions of years of erosion, provides a striking contrast to the stark red of the Pilbara landscape. Hotel: Karijini Eco Retreat, deluxe eco tents with en suites, Karijini NP.
Day 9: Port Hedland
Today leave Karijini National Park and travel to Port Hedland, gateway to the Pilbara. The port is a major shipping outlet for this mineral rich region. Hotel: All Seasons, Port Hedland.
Day 10: Broome
Skirt the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, en route to Broome. See Chinatown and Streeters Jetty where pearling luggers unload their fresh catch of oysters. Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome, 2 nights.
Day 11: Broome 'Free Time'
Today is at leisure to explore this tropical hideaway. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the 22 kilometres of pristine sand and swim in the turquoise blue water that is Cable Beach. Or you may like to take a camel ride along Cable Beach.
Day 12: Derby - Fitzroy Crossing
Travel to the port of Derby on the edge of King Sound. See the famous Boab Prison Tree used by the first police as an overnight holding cell, before arriving in the township of Fitzroy Crossing. Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing.
Day 13: Geikie Gorge
Cruise through Geikie Gorge, formed by the waters of the Fitzroy River tunnelling through the Napier Range. Look out for crocodiles and sawfish. Travel to historic Halls Creek. This afternoon you'll have the opportunity to meet and talk with some local indigenous artists. Hotel: Kimberley Hotel, Halls Creek.
Day 14: Lirrgarn Argyle Diamond Mine
Visit the Lirrgarn Argyle Diamond Mine, the largest diamond mine in the world. Travel to El Questro cattle station. Hotel: Emma Gorge Resort, tented cabins with private facilities, El Questro, 2 nights.
Day 15: El Questro
This morning cruise through Chamberlain Gorge, a fresh waterhole abounded by tropical vegetation. Keep your eyes peeled for crocodiles sunning themselves as you glide past. At Emma Gorge Resort there is time to hike into Emma Gorge.
Day 16: Wyndham
This morning travel along the Gibb River Road to Parry Lagoon Nature Reserve. See the birdlife of this region and learn about traditional lifestyles. Continue to Wyndham to the 5 Rivers Lookout. Visit Warriu Park to see the Dreamtime Statues and rock art mural. Visit the historic Durack Homestead then cruise the placid waters of the Ord River from Lake Argyle to Kununurra. Hotel: Kimberley Grande, Kununurra, 2 nights.
Day 17: Kununurra
Today see the Ord River Irrigation Scheme, visit Hidden Valley National Park and Kelly's Knob Lookout. Learn all about the sandalwood industry from soil to oil when we visit the Sandalwood Factory at Mount Romance. You are invited by the Dessert family to dinner at the Hoochery Rum Distillery. Enjoy a taste of rum and hear about life in the Ord.
Day 18: Katherine
Cross vast cattle stations en route to Katherine in the Northern Territory. Hotel: Paraway Motel, Katherine.
Day 19: Katherine Gorge
Join a local guide on a cruise through Katherine Gorge. Make a short stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, a site dedicated to those killed in the air-raids in Darwin in the 1940's. On arrival in Darwin, we'll enjoy an orientation tour including Parliament House and the Botanic Gardens. Hotel: Holiday Inn Esplanade, Darwin.
Day 20: Depart Darwin
You will be transferred to Darwin Airport to connect with your onward flight
Tour Includes: Full Buffet Breakfasts (18), Lunches (4), Hotel Dinners (15), Dinner (1), Twin share rooms with private facilities in centrally located hotels, 3 nights in eco tents/tented cabins with en suites, welcome drink, travel wallet and map, airport transfers (Day 1 from Perth Airport - flights to arrive prior to 1.00pm; Day 19 to Darwin Airport - flights anytime) and hotel porterage.
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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2014 - 2015 season. The 2015 - 2016 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2015 - 31st March 2016. The 2016 - 2017 season rates commence on the 1st April 2016.