Explore the beautiful blue oceans and pure white sand of the amazing Coral Coast and the hidden gorges and tranquil freshwater swimming holes or Karijini National Park. For the fit and active, a real chance to connect with the breathtaking surrounds.
Camping under the stars and in dorm share accommodation on this tour through Western Australia. Start in in the capital, Perth, you'll be spotting dolphins in Monkey Mia and snorkelling the beautiful reef out of Coral Bay. Take a swim in Karijini National Park and hike through national parks. We'll also take you to Exmouth, Carnarvon, Cable Beach and New Norcia along the way. An adventure for those who are after a true no frills experience, with included return flight and 3 free days in Broome to make this the best value for money trip on the market.
Highlights include Coral Bay, Eighty Mile Beach, Hamersley Ranges, Kalbarri National Park, Karijini National Park, Monkey Mia, Ningaloo Reef, Pinnacles Desert and Shell Beach.
Day 1 – Pinnacles Desert & Horrocks
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 Horrocks where we stay overnight. (LD)
Day 2 – Kalbarri National Park & Shell Beach
A short drive to Kalbarri National Park where we explore some of the park’s diverse landscapes including 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 (own expense). After lunch we visit 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 to see the amazing marine life that lives below the waterline. Take a snorkel or cruise on a glass bottom boat to explore 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. (All at own expense and subject to availability). When late afternoon comes around it’s time for the short drive into Exmouth to prepare for another day of freedom and relaxation. 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. In the morning 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
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)
Day 11 – Broome
A day at your own leisure to relax on beautiful Cable Beach or explore chilled out Broome, one of Australia’s most beautiful holiday destinations. With 22km of white sand and crystal waters there is plenty to see and do in Broome. You can organise a tour out to one of the local pearl farms or view some of the old pearling luggers. The day is yours to explore the town and enjoy the fantastic weather (meals at own expense).
Day 12-14 – Return to Perth
We commence our long journey south today as we retrace our steps back towards Perth staying overnight at remote stations en route. As we travel down the Great Northern Highway, we pass through the iron ore mecca of the north, Newman and pass through many large sheep stations, some more than 1 million acres in size. We also travel to the gold mining town of Mt Magnet before we soon find ourselves in the wheat and sheep farming districts north east of Perth. Early afternoon will find us at the picturesque town of New Norcia built as a mission by Benedictine monks in the 1840’s. As the day draws to a close we arrive into Perth. (LD/BLD/BL)
B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner
Meals as indicated
National park entry fees
Camping (6 Nights)
Dorm Share Accommodation (6 Nights)
Station Stay (1 Night)
Option to upgrade to Private Accommodation (6 Nights)
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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2016 - 2017 season. The 2016 - 2017 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2016 - 31st March 2017. The 2017 - 2018 season rates commence on the 1st April 2017.