12 nights |
from $6938 per person*
TOUR CODE: WBMP
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.
2022: Jun 15; Jul 13; Aug 10, 24; Sep 21
2023: May 19; Jun 30; Jul 14, 21; Aug 11, 25
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September 1, 2021
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Day 1 Welcome to Broome
Travel to the tropical resort town of Broome on the Indian Ocean. Enjoy a Broome orientation tour with your Travel Director and hear stories of this famous pearling town. Cable Beach has some of the best sunsets in Western Australia so sit back and relax with a drink to watch the spectacular sunset over the ocean. Hotel: Cable Beach Resort and Spa, Broome 2 nights
Day 2 Broome (B,DW)
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 kilometers 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 travelers for dinner overlooking Cable Beach.
Day 3 Broome – Port Hedland (B,DW)
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. Hotel: The Esplanade Hotel, Port Hedland
Day 4 Port Hedland – Karijini National Park (B,DW)
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. 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. Hotel: Karijini Eco Retreat, Karijini (2 Nights)
Day 5 Karijini National Park (B,DW)
Today you’ll explore deep into Karijini National Park. The ancient geological formations of Karijini National Park with its red layered cliffs that line the spectacular gorges eroded over billions of years. The picturesque gorges, refreshing waterfalls and the emerald waterholes but there is also the beautiful gum trees and termite mounds that make up Karijini National Park. The National Park is truly an extraordinary landscape to explore.
Day 6 Karijini National Park – Exmouth (B,DW)
Today travel further through the stunning Pilbara region to the North West Cape and the town of Exmouth. Exmouth is situated on the boundary of Cape Range National Park and the Ningaloo Marine Park home to the spectacular Ningaloo Reef. Our special accommodation for the next few nights is situated right on the water of the Exmouth Gulf. Hotel: Mantarays Ningaloo Reef Resort, Exmouth (2 nights)
Day 7 Exmouth ‘Free time’ (B,DW)
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 (B,DW)
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. Hotel: Best Western, Carnarvon
Day 9 Carnarvon – Monkey Mia (B,DW)
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 meters 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. Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, Monkey Mia, 2 nights
Day 10 Monkey Mia (B)
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 (B)
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. Hotel: Mantra, Geraldton
Day 12 Geraldton – Perth (B,FD)
Visit the Nambung National Park, home of the marvelous 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 travelers for a few laughs over a Farewell dinner. Hotel: Crowne Plaza, Perth
Day 13 Farewell from Perth (B)
This morning say goodbye to your fellow travelers after breakfast when your trip comes to an end.
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