22 Day Perth To Darwin Safari

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22 Day Perth To Darwin Safari - TouringThis is one of our most intense tours and is for people who are after a serious adventure travelling from the Kimberley to the Top End. Explore cascading waterfalls, the dolphins at Monkey Mia, snorkel at Coral Bay and hike the Bungle Bungles. There is no frills camping under the stars as well as dorm share accommodation. This is a combination tour so you may travel with a different guide and different passengers on each section.

Day 1 : Pinnacles Desert & Jurien Bay

Leaving Perth we enter Nambung National Park to explore the Pinnacles Desert - a unique landscape unlike any other in the country. We then journey to the massive sand dunes of Jurien Bay where you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a sandboard down the slopes and perfect your technique. From here we continue on through Geraldton to Kalbarri where we stay overnight. (LD)

Day 2 : Kalbarri National Park & Shell Beach

Today we take the short drive to Kalbarri National Park where we explore some of the park’s diverse scenery like Murchison Gorge, Natures Window, the Loop and Z-Bend Gorge (a steep descent but worth the effort for a refreshing swim). There is also the option to abseil here for those looking for even more adventure (own expense). After lunch we visit the beautiful Shell Beach - one of only two beaches in the world made entirely from shells, before getting back on the road towards Denham and Shark Bay. (BLD)

Day 3 : Monkey Mia & Shark Bay

After a short drive across the Peron Peninsula we make our way down to the beach and pay a visit to the world famous Monkey Mia dolphins – sure to become your new best friends. The next stop is Carnarvon where we see the fascinating stromatolites at Hamelin Pool. After a short break we continue along the highway to Coral Bay, the ‘Jewel of the Northwest’. (BLD)

Day 4-5 : Coral Bay & Exmouth

Take a day to relax and explore Coral Bay – which is just as relaxing as the name suggests. We’ll also take a visit to the Ningaloo Reef the amazing marine life that lives below the waterline. Take a snorkel or cruise on a glass bottom boat to see for yourself. If staying on land is more your thing then take a quad bike tour or see the reef from another perspective with a joy flight over the reef. (All at own expense and subject to availability). When late afternoon comes around it’s time for the short drive into Exmouth where our fabulous private camp site on Yardi Creek Station is the envy of other tour groups, In the evening, kick back in our own bar and watch the sunset as kangaroos hop about the grounds. The next day is free to go snorkelling (equipment provided) or diving, search for whale sharks (seasonal and at own expense) or view Vlamingh Head Lighthouse then choose to laze on the pristine beach at Turquoise Bay and soak up the sunshine. (BLD/BLD)

Day 6-8 : Karijini National Park

We head inland past many Aussie cattle stations to reach the outback oasis of Karijini National Park. This afternoon we will pass through Tom Price, a little town known for its iron ore mining, before reaching our camp overlooking the magnificent Hamersley Range. Two full days of adventure is just the perfect amount of time needed to explore Karijini National Park and its amazing gorges. Formed over 2,500 million years ago, the Hamersley Ranges are some of the most unusual landforms on earth. You’ll be able to take some great photos while you’re here – perfect for your Facebook and Instagram feeds. Deep in the gorges you’ll come across cascading waterfalls and fresh, still waterholes that are ideal for swimming. Dales Gorge, Fortesque Falls, Fern Pool, Circular Pool, Weano Gorge and Hancock Gorge are just some of the unforgettable areas we’ll visit. Definitely a highlight! (LD/BLD/BLD)

Day 9 : The Pilbara

Say your sad farewells to Karijini this morning as we travel towards the coast and the iron ore town of Port Hedland. We have time for a quick town tour and to marvel at the incredible size of the iron ore industry. After lunch we continue on towards the Pilbra region, where we spend the night together on an overnight station stay. (BLD)

Day 10 : Eighty Mile Beach & Broome

En-route to Broome we enjoy a leisurely break and take in the glory of the stretching sands of picturesque 80 Mile Beach, one of Australia’s most remarkable hidden gems. Enjoy a stroll along the white sandy beach and get some fantastic photos of the azure water, before our final leg into Broome (BL)

Days 11-12 : Broome

We have 2 free days here in Broome, so you can sit back and relax on the beautiful Cable Beach. With 22 km of white sand and crystal waters it’s the ideal place to watch the sunset. There are also plenty of things to see and do around town. Take a 1/2 Day Broome Sights Adventure to discover the heritage and culture of this unique outback town or head up the Dampier Peninsula on a 1 Day Cape Leveque Adventure (Meals and activities on these days are at own expense).

Day 13 : Broome to Tunnel Creek

Departing Broome there’s a bit of highway driving to reach the Fitzroy River, then it’s all off-road to the Napier Range. The main attraction here is Tunnel Creek, a vast cave system that extends 750 metres underground. It’s from here that the indigenous warrior Jandamarra waged his rebellion against the colonial authorities – a legacy you’ll learn more about on walk through the tunnel with your guide. (LD)

Day 14 : Windjana Gorge & Mt Bell Gorge

It might be hard to imagine these days, but Windjana Gorge was once an underwater reef. During the wet season a river flows all the way through it, but during the dry it’s really more a series of ponds and billabongs. We’ll set out on foot, hopefully spotting a freshwater crocodile or two. The western Kimberley region is full of endless stunning gorges that have to be explored and this afternoon is no exception. After Lunch we adventure to Bell Gorge home to a stunning cascade of water flowing from the previous wet season rains that fall in the King Leopold Ranges. Enjoy an afternoon swim in the large plunge pool before making our way back to camp. (BLD)

Day 15 : Silent Grove to Manning Gorge

Spend the morning exploring Adcock or Galvans gorge before making our way to Mt Barnett Station to camp for this evening. After lunch we have the whole afternoon to explore and enjoy Manning Gorge. After stretching your legs on the hike in you will be rewarded with a swim in a large rock pool at the base of Manning Falls. (BLD)

Day 16 : Gibb River Road to El Questro Station

Fording rivers and weaving through gorges, travel by 4WD along the wild Gibb River Road – a 600-kilometre stretch that winds right through the heart of the Kimberley. We’ve got a fair bit of ground to cover today, so there is a bit of drive time, but we’ll be breaking the journey up with lunch and at a few stops along the way. This journey includes the iconic Pentecost River crossing in our 4WD. How Australian is that! (BLD)

Day 17 El Questro Station

Originally established as an enormous cattle station, El Questro Station is now a vast wilderness reserve sprawled over more than one million acres. Camping out here, you’ll really feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere – albeit an extremely beautiful middle of nowhere. The ochre-coloured massifs of the Cockburn Ranges frame the landscape whichever way you turn and numerous natural springs offer plenty of opportunities for a refreshing cool-off. Following a soak in Zebedee Springs, enjoy a short trek to either El Questro or Emma Gorge (where there’s a very pretty waterfall). Then it’s another night camped out in El Questro. (BLD)

Day 18-19 : Purnululu National Park: Bungle Bungles
So long El Questro, hello Bungle Bungles. Today we drive through the rugged landscape of Carr Boyd and the Durack Ranges into Purnululu National Park. This park is home-ground of the Bungle Bungles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dominated by massive sandstone karsts that rear hundreds of metres above the surrounding grasslands. We arrive at our bush camp in time to sit back and watch the sun set over the Osmond Ranges. If you’ve had enough of tent camping by now, you might want to spend tonight sleeping out beneath the stars snuggled up in a swag. Unbelievably, only the locals knew it existed until the early 1980’s when they were ‘discovered’ by a film team – who then had to fly over the top by plane to find a route in by land. We know the way in, but you can sign up for a helicopter ride over the site if you wish. At ground level, we’ll go on a walk through Echidna Chasm – a long and narrow ravine banked on either side by 200 metre high rock walls – and enter the massive natural amphitheatre of Cathedral Gorge. (BLD/BLD)

Day 20 : Bungle Bungles to Lake Argyle

Today we leave the Bungle Bungles for Kununurra, the largest town between Broome and Darwin. Tonight’s campsite is on the shores of Lake Argyle. There are no further activities booked for the rest of the day, but an optional sunset cruise out on the lake is highly recommended. (BLD)

Day 21 : Lake Argyle & Victoria River Region

Lake Argyle is actually a man-made lake, though you’d never have guessed so from looking at it. For a body of water situated in the centre of the world’s second driest continent, it looks pretty at home. Barramundi, birds and freshwater crocodiles thrive in these waters, and the islands look like they’ve always been there (they used to be mountains). In the afternoon we push on across the state border into the Northern Territory. (BLD)

Day 22 : Katherine & Darwin

The final leg of our journey takes us through to Darwin, with stop-offs made en route at either Katherine Gorge or Edith Falls. Then it’s all over red rover (an Australian expression meaning ‘all finished’). (BL)

B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner

Tour Includes

Experienced Guide
Meals as specified
National Park Entry Fees
Camping & Dorm Share Accommodation
Three FREE nights in Broome!
6 Nights Dorm Style Accommodation with shared facilities
13 Nights Camping (non-permanent campsites with pop-up tents/swags on most nights, basic facilities only for 2 of the nights)

Tour Highlights

Coral Bay
Eighty Mile Beach
Kalbarri National Park
Hammersley Ranges
Monkey Mia
Ningaloo Reef
Pinnacles Desert
Shell Beach
Karijini National Park
Broome
Windjana Gorge
Indigenous Guided Walk in Tunnel Creek
Bungle Bungles
Echidna Chasm
Cathedral Gorge
El Questro Wilderness Park
Gibb River Road
Kununurra
Lake Argyle

Departs

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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2017 - 2018 season. The 2017 - 2018 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2017 - 31st March 2018. The 2018 - 2019 season rates commence on the 1st April 2018.




2017-2018 Season Rates

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