Untamed Pilbara & West Coast
from $8412
Duration: 13 Days
Between laid-back Broome and bustling Perth, you’ll journey along the rugged blue coastline and through the remote outback to experience the wonders for which the West Coast is most famous – from a magical Cable Beach sunset, the rich Pilbara and startling landscape of Karijini, to Coral Bay and the sight of wild dolphins swimming to shore at Monkey Mia.
Day 1
Welcome to Broome
Get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception, in the former pearling outpost of Broome, while watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean.
Day 2
Broome
Today you have a full free day to explore this tropical hideaway. From a scenic flight over the Horizontal Falls to cruising through the unique horizontal falls on a boat (pre book as it sells out) there are many options for you to explore the area. You may enjoy a leisurely stroll along the 22 kilometres of pristine sand and turquoise water that is Cable Beach. Wander through Chinatown, shop for pearls or just relax at the resort. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for dinner overlooking Cable Beach.
Day 3
Broome - Port Hedland
Today get set to head south to Western Australia's famous Pilbara region which is known for its rich cultural landscape, red earth and vast mineral deposits. Port Hedland is a hub for major resource activity and is a powerhouse of the Australian economy. Enjoy dinner at your hotel and then stick around for the local musicians.
Day 4
Port Hedland - Karijini National Park
Journey into the depths of the Pilbara to Karijini National Park in the Hamersley Ranges. The startling landscape of spectacular gorges, waterfalls and rock pools provides a striking contrast to the stark red landscape of the Pilbara. You'll explore Fortescue Falls at Dales Gorge and if you're up to it, you can take a walk to one of the national park's extraordinary plunge pools. Your stay tonight is in safari-style eco tents. You can sit on your private deck with a good book and relax watching the sun set and fall asleep to the calming sounds of nature.
Day 5
Karijini - Karratha
This morning travel to the mining town of Tom Price. Enjoy a guided tour of Rio Tinto's Open Cut Iron Ore Mine site. You will be amazed by the massive pit and see the huge machinery and trucks in action as your local guide takes you to the heart of the operation. In the afternoon, journey back through the Hamersley Range and following the mining rail lines to see the 5km long mining trains hauling their loads to the portside town of Karratha.
Day 6
Karratha - Exmouth
Today travel to the North West Cape and the town of Exmouth that is situated on the boundary of Cape Range National Park and the Ningaloo Marine Park home to the spectacular Ningaloo Reef. You will venture up to Vlaming Head Lighthouse for stunning views over Lighthouse Bay and Ningaloo Reef. Our special accommodation for the next few nights is situated right on the water of the Exmouth Gulf.
Day 7
Exmouth Free time
Free time today allows you to do as you choose. With Ningaloo Reef right on the doorstep of this town, why not marvel at the size, grace and beauty of the Whale Shark as you swim alongside them in the pristine open ocean of the Ningaloo Marine Park. Take a stroll along the beach, relax by the hotel pool overlooking the ocean and why not choose a sunset cruise as it is a fantastic way to end your day.
Day 8
Exmouth - Carnarvon
Today, on a shallow draft glass bottom boat, cruise over World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef at famous Coral Bay. Your local guide will show you extraordinary coral formations found in the lagoon gardens of the inner reef. On this coral cruise you'll see wonderful fish and bright unspoiled corals without having to get in the water. It's a fantastic experience! We then make the journey south to the town of Carnarvon where you’ll visit the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum.
Day 9
Carnarvon - Monkey Mia
Discover Hamelin Pool and see the world’s best known colony of Stromatolites. Dating back to the beginning of life on earth, while they may not appear alive, these living structures have helped scientists unravel the history of life on earth! Later visit fascinating Shell Beach that is formed from billions of coquina bivalve shells that can be up to ten metres deep along the water. Continue to the crystal blue waters of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shark Bay and the pristine white sandy beaches of Monkey Mia. You will instantly feel totally relaxed at this beach side resort.
Day 10
Monkey Mia
Every morning, Monkey Mia's wild dolphins swim close to shore where the National Park Rangers explain the feeding habits of these friendly mammals that they know by name. After watching the famous dolphins swim into shore (Note: As dolphins are wild their appearance cannot be guaranteed) enjoy a leisurely breakfast overlooking the calm waters of the bay. The rest of the day is free for you to explore or relax. You might choose a leisurely boat cruise through the waters to spot marine life or why not choose to take to the air with a scenic flight over the amazing Shark Bay.
Day 11
Monkey Mia - Geraldton
Venture through Kalbarri National Park and visit Hawks Head Lookout to view the spectacular scenery of Murchison River Gorge. Keep an eye out for graceful Peregrine Falcons hunting along the gorges and cliffs. During wildflower season, the National Park is a bloom with many a variety of wildflower. You'll spot Acacia, Banksia, Caladenia and more! On arrival in Geraldton you'll visit the evocative HMAS Sydney Memorial and have the chance to discover the seaside township.
Day 12
Geraldton - Perth
Visit the Nambung National Park, home of the marvellous Pinnacles. Afterwards stop at the seaside hamlet of Lancelin at lunchtime. This afternoon visit Yanchep National Park where you’ll enjoy a fantastic Aboriginal cultural experience in a bush setting. Meet your Aboriginal guide who’ll share with you their way of life and will treat you to the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo. It's a hands-on experience where you'll have the chance to touch and feel traditional Aboriginal. Continue to Perth and join your fellow travellers for a few laughs over a Farewell dinner.
Day 13
Farewell from Perth
This morning say goodbye to your fellow travellers after breakfast when your trip comes to an end.
  • Cable Beach Sunset Drinks
  • Gantheaume Point Broome – Dinosaur Footprints
  • Karijini National Park - Falls, Gorges, Lookouts, Swim
  • Tom Price Mine Tour
  • Drive along the Rio Tinto Railway to see the 2km long Iron Ore trains between Tom Price and Karratha
  • Coral Bay Glass Bottom Boat Cruise – Ningaloo Reef
  • Space & Technology Museum Carnarvon
  • Hamlin Pool Stromatolites
  • Shell Beach
  • Monkey Mia Dolphins
  • Kalbarri National Park
  • HMAS Sydney Memorial Geraldton
  • Pinnacles at Nambung National Park
  • Yanchep National Park – Aboriginal experience
Start Date: 2021-07-14
End Date: 2021-07-26
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Child Price: $8085
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Start Date: 2021-08-11
End Date: 2021-08-23
twin
Adult Price: $8855
Child Price: $8085
twinShare
Adult Price: $8855
triple
Adult Price: $8412
Child Price: $8412
single
Adult Price: $11857
Start Date: 2021-08-25
End Date: 2021-09-06
twin
Adult Price: $8855
Child Price: $8085
twinShare
Adult Price: $8855
triple
Adult Price: $8412
Child Price: $8412
single
Adult Price: $11857
Start Date: 2021-09-22
End Date: 2021-10-04
twin
Adult Price: $8855
Child Price: $8085
twinShare
Adult Price: $8855
triple
Adult Price: $8412
Child Price: $8412
single
Adult Price: $11857

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