Western Australia

More than just another day, Western Australia is a land of contrasting beauty and ruggedness. Stretching from the Kimberley region all the way down the coastline to South Western Australia, you’ll be entranced by Australia’s largest state and it’s diverse natural landscapes, wildlife and indigenous culture.

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Tour TypeTrip NameNo. DaysBookingsPrices per person
Escorted TourMonkey Mia Dolphins & West Coast6From $2,175.00
Escorted TourSouth Western Escape 10From $3,475.00
Escorted TourWonders of the Kimberley 11From $5,295.00
Escorted TourWestern Wonderland16From $5,495.00
Escorted TourEl Questro, Gorges & Purnululu9From $5,895.00
Escorted TourUntamed Pilbara & West Coast13From $6,125.00
Escorted TourKimberley Complete 15From $9,695.00

Monkey Mia Dolphins & West Coast

Explore the Batavia Coast, famed for its shipwrecks, we admire Wildflowers in Kalbarri National Park (seasonal). Frolic with dolphins at Monkey Mia and spend the day swimming or sailing. Marvel at Stromatolites at Hamelin Pool and mystical Pinnacles, then discover Aboriginal culture at Yanchep National Park and explore cosmopolitan Perth.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Fremantle - Geraldton

Welcome to Western Australia! Today you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers to travel along the rugged coastline to the port of Geraldton.
Aboriginal Cultural Icon Heading north to Yanchep National Park, 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 tools and it will have you rolling around with laughter. Continue along the coast to the seaside hamlet of Lancelin at lunchtime and then to Nambung National Park, home of the marvelous Pinnacles, a series of intriguing limestone formations. 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 2: Geraldton - Monkey Mia

Travel to Hamelin Pool to 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, one of only two in the world, formed from billions of coquina bivalve shells up to ten meters deep. Continue to the crystal blue waters and the pristine white shell and sandy beaches of Monkey Mia.
Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, 2 nights.

Day 3: Monkey Mia "Free Time"

Every morning, Monkey Mia's wild dolphins swim to shore to be fed. After a leisurely breakfast overlooking the calm waters of the bay, watch the dolphins swim into shore (Note: As dolphins are wild their appearance cannot be guaranteed.) Today is yours to do as you choose. Why not take a scenic flight over Shark Bay Marine Park or after a lazy morning take an afternoon wildlife cruise aboard a catamaran to spot sea creatures great and small. In the evening, there's nothing like sitting back with a cocktail or a cool beer, watching the world go by as the sun goes down over the water.

Day 4: Monkey Mia - Kalbarri

Venture into Kalbarri National Park and view the spectacular scenery of Murchison River Gorge from the vantage point of Hawks Head Lookout and keep an eye out for graceful Peregrine Falcons hunting along the gorges and cliffs. Later visit Red Bluff Lookout overlooking the Indian Ocean. During wildflower season, the National Park is a bloom with many a variety of wildflower. You'll spot Acacia, Banksia, Caladenia and more! Tonight enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Hotel: Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort

Day 5: Kalbarri - Perth

Today you'll travel back to your final destination, Perth. On the way you'll stop at New Norcia, a Benedictine community owned and operated by a group of Roman Catholic monks since 1847. It's Australia's only monastic town, where the monks live and work. You'll have a chance to explore the town's museum and art gallery. Tonight join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a farewell dinner. What a great opportunity to share a few laughs as you recount stories from the last week together!
Hotel: Travelodge Perth

Day 6: Farewell from Perth

Bid farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday concludes after breakfast. Have you ever thought about taking an Indian Pacific rail journey? Why not add a couple of days to your holiday and travel to Adelaide or Sydney by train!

Inclusions 
Meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation: 5 nights
Guide: Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

South Western Escape

Outback, forests and coast, this trip has it all! We “Surf” Wave Rock, see gold rush ghost towns on route to Kalgoorlie and experience coastal Esperance. Then on to Cape Le Grand National Park. View the stunning Stirling Ranges, take the “Valley of the Giants” tree top walk, then indulge your palate at Margaret River. Finally, walk Busselton Jetty and then we relax in seaside Fremantle.

Itinerary   
Day 1: Welcome to Perth

This afternoon when you meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at your hotel, set off on a city tour of Perth including a visit to Kings Park where you can see the broad expanse of the Swan River and wander around the Anzac Memorial and wildflower gardens. You'll also see the many public art installations around the city and get a feel for the different precincts surrounding the CBD. Tonight, dine out and get to know your fellow travellers over a delicious meal.
Hotel: Travelodge Perth

Day 2: Perth - Wave Rock

Today journey through the Golden Outback to Hyden. This morning you'll join a local guide on a tour of Boddington Gold Mine. Continue to Wave Rock. This Magnificent rock formation resembling a giant wave, was formed over three million years ago. This evening dine at your hotel.
Hotel: Wave Rock Motel

Day 3: Wave Rock - Kalgoorlie

This morning you'll take an exclusive farm tour to hear about life in the outback with Wave Rock local, Sheena. Continue through the outback through former ghost town of Coolgardie on your way to Kalgoorlie. This town in the gold field is surrounded by some of the dazzling spring wildflowers (seasonal). After a visit to the famous Super Pit gold mine lookout for views in to the open cut mine, discover the character and stories of this historic town on an orientation tour. Dinner this evening will be at Kalgoorlie's iconic pub, the Exchange Hotel.
Hotel: Rydges Kalgoorlie

Day 4: Kalgoorlie - Esperance

Today visit the spectacular Cape Le Grand National Park for breathtaking views of the wild coastal scenery. Stop at awe-inspiring Thistle Cove and Lucky Bay, one of the most unique and stunning bays in Australia, you may see grey kangaroos that like to laze on the pristine beach.
Hotel: Comfort Inn Bay of Isles

Day 5: Esperance - Albany

See the mysterious Pink Lake and travel through Ravensthorpe and the Fitzgerald Biosphere to Bluff Knoll Lookout to witness the rugged beauty of the Stirling Ranges National Park. It's one of the most abundant areas for flora in the world. Continue to Albany which is rich in Anzac history.
Hotel: Dogrock Motel, 2 nights

Day 6: Albany

This morning enjoy free time to explore the historic town. This afternoon visit the National Anzac Centre which opened in 2014 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the first WWI convoys departing Australia. This evening the night is free for you to do as you choose.

Day 7: Albany - Margaret River

Visit Valley of the Giants to explore the canopy of the Tingle forest along the beautiful Tree Top Walk. This afternoon visit Cape Leeuwin, where the Indian and Great Southern Oceans meet. Continue to Margaret River, one of Australia's premier wine producing regions.
Hotel: Quality Inn Margaret River, 2 nights

Day 8: Margaret River

First up visit Vasse Virgin to learn about all things olive oil, taste the gourmet produce and sample beauty products made on-site. Continue to Laurance Wines for tasting and lunch prepared with local produce. Next you'll be treated to a delicious afternoon tea in a forest setting surrounded by karri trees. Your evening is free to do as you please.

Day 9: Margaret River - Fremantle

On arrival at Fremantle you'll have the afternoon to explore. You may like to visit the colourful Fremantle Markets. Whatever it is you choose to do, you're bound to enjoy every second.
Hotel: Esplanade Hotel by Rydges

Day 10: Farewell from Fremantle

After joining a local guide for a private tour of Fremantle Prison for a slice of convict life, your holiday concludes in the late morning.

Inclusions 
Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation: 9 nights
Guide: Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Wonders of the Kimberley

Begin with a spectacular Cable Beach sunset then enter the rugged Kimberley to cruise down rich waterways teeming with wildlife. Visit a remote Aboriginal community and tour through Argyle Diamond Mine. Experience the Ord Valley’s gourmet produce at a unique private dinner and top off your trip in tropical Darwin.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Welcome to Broome

On arrival to Broome you'll be transferred by private car to your hotel. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers and get to know them over a drink at a welcome reception, then join them for a delicious dinner at the Sunset Bar and Grill with views of the Indian Ocean.
Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort, 2 nights.

Day 2: Broome "Free Time"

You have a full day to explore this tropical hideaway. At some stage you may like to take a leisure stroll along the 22 kilometres of pristine sand and swim in the turquoise water that is in Cable Beach. Perhaps wander through Chinatown or shop for pearls. This evening sit back and relax to watch the spectacular sunset over the ocean.

Day 3: Broome - Fitzroy Crossing

Today after a Broome city sights tour, where you'll see the Japanese Cemetery and Gantheaume Point, travel to Geikie Gorge for a relaxing cruise and to take in the magnificent colours and structure of the gorge's stone walls. During the wet season, the Fitzroy River rises over 16 meters, staining the limestone walls of the gorge and flooding the national park with seven meters of water. In the dry season, the river transforms itself into a quiet stream strung beneath the towering cliffs of Devonian Reef. Watch for freshwater crocodiles, fruit bats and wallabies as the 30 meter high walls of the gorge tower above you. Continue to Fitzroy Crossing.
Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge

Day 4: Fitzroy Crossing - Halls Creek

Today stop at the Yiyili indigenous community to visit Laari Gallery. Yiyili is home to approximately 250 residents living scattered across Louisa Downs a cattle property owned and operated by the community. In the late 80s the station was handed back to the Cox family and then leased by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) from the family on a 99year lease. The majority of the residents are Cox family members. You'll get the chance to meet some of the family at the community's art gallery. Continue to Halls Creek, a town rich in history and culture.
Hotel: Kimberley Hotel

Day 5: Halls Creek - El Questro

Today visit the Argyle Diamond Mine, the world's largest supplier of coloured diamonds. The mine has been operating since 1983 and has produced 800 million carats of rough diamond since! A local indigenous guide will join you for an extensive behind the scenes look at the diamond mining process and teach you about the cultural significance of the mine site before you sit down to a buffet lunch in the mine's staff village. Next travel to Parry lagoons Nature Reserve (weather permitting) to see the bird life of this region. You'll see egrets, herons, ibises, magpie geese and maybe even a few jabirus and lurking crocodiles. Continue to El Questro Wilderness Park for your stay at Emma Gorge Resort. Nestled at the foot of the rusty red Cockburn Ranges, you won't even know the resort is there as you approach down the dusty dirt road, but before you know it, an oasis of native pandanus and palms appear. Staying in a safari style tented cabins, you really feel like you're immersed in nature. It's bound to be a highlight.
Hotel: Emma Gorge Resort, 2 nights

Day 6: El Questro Wilderness Park

This morning rise to the calls of native birds and head to the resort's large verandah for a healthy breakfast with views of the surrounding ranges. Next up you'll travel across El Questro Wilderness Park for a cruise on Chamberlain Gorge, a fresh waterhole fringed by tropical vegetation and 60 metre tall escarpments. Afterwards, spend a little time at the station and grab a bite for lunch before it's back to Emma Gorge Resort. This afternoon is free for you to relax and enjoy your surrounds. Maybe take a dip in the resort pool, lay back with a good book in you cabin's verandah or if you're up for it, join your Travel Director for a challenging hike to Emma Gorge for a dip in the crystal clear waterhole. This evening after dinner, sit back with a drink and enjoy the local entertainment.

Day 7: El Questro - Kununurra

This morning head for Kunururra, the food bowl of WA. First up visit Hoochery Distillery, makes of Ord River Rum, the only rum produced in Western Australia. Take a guided tour and hear how Spike Dessert and his family came to open the distillery, before you sit down and try their famous Ord River Rum Cake for morning tea. Delish! Later enjoy a visit to the historic Durak Homestead Museum. The homestead was original built in 1895 by the famous pioneering Durack family and was faithfully removed brick by brick from its original location and reconstructed to become a museum when Lake Argyle, Australia's largest man-made lake was filled . Later cruise along the Ord River from Lake Argyle back to Kununurra and experience the abundance or birdlife these permanent waters have brought to the region. Experience a magical sunset on the water before you arrive in the Kununurra.
Hotel: The Kimberley Grande, 2 nights

Day 8: Kununurra

Today you can take an optional early morning scenic flight over the spectacular Bungle Bungle beehive domes before a tour to Kununurra or you may like to forgo your tour to Kununurra for a full day in-depth 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungle. Kununurra is the hub of local industry for agriculture, tourism and mining in the East Kimberley. On your tour of the town today, you'll visit Mirima National Park, which is home to a big variety of wildlife including many birds, all manner of reptiles, wallabies, bats, dingoes and echidna. The National Park has a great cultural significance to the local Miriwoong people and features intriguing natural rock formations. Afterwards you'll have time to view the town from Kelly's Knob lookout before enjoying a free afternoon to relax and unwind. This evening, join your fellow travellers at a privately hosted Be My Guest dinner at the Kununurra Sandalwood Factory in the heartland of Kununurra's Sandalwood plantations. Enjoy a presentation by a local Sandalwood expert and learn about this fascinating industry while you dine on fresh locally grown produce from the Ord Valley, Australia's next "food bowl".

Day 9: Kununurra - Katherine

Watch the landscape change as your journey across vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands into the Northern Territory's Top End. Later you'll meet Tom Curtain and experience his spectacular Outback show.
Hotel: Paraway Motel

Day 10: Katherine - Darwin

This morning travel to Nitmiluk National Park. Take a relaxing cruise at Katherine Gorge on the placid waters of the river where you'll feel the spirituality of the land and marvel at the towering cliffs while you spot wildlife and learn about the history and culture of the local Traditional Owners, the Jawoyn people. Travel north along the Stuart Highway stopping at Adelaide River War Cemetery along the way. During WWII, Adelaide River was headquarters to a large military base, and a large cemetery was created especially for those who gave their lives in the service ans defend their country. On arrival in Darwin, enjoy a city tour of the tropical capital, before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a delicious farewell dinner overlooking the waterfront.
Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade

Day 11: Farewell from Darwin

This morning, big farewell to your fellow travellers when your journey across the Kimberley concludes after breakfast.

Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 2 lunch, 9 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation: 10 nights
Guide:Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Western Australia Wonderland

Explore cosmopolitan Perth before heading inland to Wave Rock. Watch in awe as the landscape changes and you discover crystal clear water, white sandy beaches and ancient forests. Taste Margaret River’s renowned food and wine, venture to seaside Fremantle before discovering wildflowers and frolicking with dolphins at Monkey Mia.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Welcome to Perth

This afternoon when you meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at your hotel, set off on a city tour of Perth including a visit to Kings Park where you can see the broad expanse of the Swan River and wander around the Anzac Memorial and wildflower gardens. You'll also see the many public art installations around the city and get a feel for the different precincts surrounding the CBD. Tonight, dine out and get to know your fellow travellers over a delicious meal.
Hotel: Travelodge Perth

Day 2: Perth - Wave Rock

Today journey through the Golden Outback to Hyden. This morning you'll join a local guide on a tour of Boddington Gold Mine. Continue to Wave Rock. This magnificent rock formation resembling a gigantic wave was formed over three million years ago. Explore the formation then take a short walk to discover Hippo's Yawn, another fascinating rock formation. Afterwards you may like to wander through the visitor centre’s eclectic collection of lace and the largest collection of toy soldiers in the world, or even take a tour of Hyden Wildlife Park. This evening dine at your hotel.
Hotel: Wave Rock Motel

Day 3: Wave Rock - Kalgoorlie

This morning you'll take an exclusive farm tour to hear about life in the outback with Wave Rock local, Sheena. You'll have the opportunity to take part in the morning cattle feed then explore a private collection of vintage cars. Continue through the outback through former ghost town of Coolgardie on your way to Kalgoorlie. This town in the gold fields is surrounded by some of the most dazzling spring wildflowers (seasonal). Famous Super Pit gold mine produces up to 850,000 ounces of gold every year. After a visit to Super Pit lookout for views in to the open cut mine, discover the character and stories of this historic town on an orientation tour. Dinner this evening will be at Kalgoorlie's iconic pub, the Exchange Hotel.
Hotel: Rydges in Kalgoorlie

Day 4: Kalgoorlie - Esperance

Today visit Cape Le Grand National Park for breathtaking views of the wild coastal scenery, rugged granite peaks and sweeping heathlands. Stop at awe-inspiring Thistle Cove and marvel at its jaw dropping white sand and crystal clear blue water. At Lucky Bay, one of the most unique and stunning bays in Australia, you may see grey kangaroos that like to laze on the pristine beach.
Hotel: Comfort Inn Bay of Isles

Day 5: Esperance - Albany

See the mysterious Pink Lake and travel through Ravensthorpe and the Fitzgerald Biosphere to Bluff Knoll Lookout to witness the rugged beauty of the Stirling Ranges National Park. The National Park is one of the most abundant areas for flora in the world. Continue to Albany, rich in Anzac history, and settle in to your hotel for the night.
Hotel: The Dog Rock Motel, 2 nights

Day 6: Albany

This morning enjoy free time to explore the historic town. In 1914, 41,000 Australians and New Zealanders left Albany bound for WWI. This afternoon visit the National Anzac Centre which opened in 2014 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the first WWI convoys departing Australia. This evening the night is free for you to do as you choose.

Day 7: Albany - Margaret River

Visit Valley of the Giants to explore the canopy of the Tingle forest along the beautiful Tree Top Walk. Stop in Nannup at lunch time with time to explore. This afternoon visit Cape Leeuwin, where the Indian and Great Southern Oceans meet. You may like to take a guided tour to the top of the famous lighthouse. Continue to Margaret River, one of Australia's premier wine producing regions. The region's scenery and fresh air will leave you invigorated.
Hotel: Quality Inn Margaret River, 2 nights

Day 8: Margaret River

Get ready for a day that will delight your taste buds! Margaret River is known not only for its fabulous wine but also for its fresh produce and boutique producers. First up you'll visit Vasse Virgin, where you'll have the chance to learn about all things olive oil, taste gourmet produce and sample beauty products made on-site. Continue to Laurance Wines for tastings and lunch prepared using only fresh local produce. Next you'll be treated to a delicious afternoon tea in a picturesque forest setting surrounded by karri trees. Your evening is free to do as you please.

Day 9: Margaret River - Fremantle

On arrival in Fremantle you'll have the afternoon to explore this wonderful town. You may like to visit the colourful Fremantle Markets. There are 150 stalls under one roof and you'll have a chance to purchase local arts and crafts and taste local delights. We recommend taking a wander along the Fremantle foreshore to discover the impressive fishing fleet and enjoy a refreshing ale at Little Creatures Brewery. Whatever it is you choose to do, you're bound to enjoy every second. This evening enjoy a delicious meal at your hotel.
Hotel: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges, 2 nights

Day 10: Fremantle

Join a local guide for a private tour of Fremantle Prison. Step inside and take a journey back in time where you can view life as it was for prisoners and discover how time was passed in the yards, while marvelling at original prisoner works of art. From its convict origins in the 1850s until its closure as a maximum-security gaol in 1991, your entertaining guide will show you the lighter side of prison humour. The rest of the day is free for you to do as you please. Maybe take a boat trip to Rottnest Island or a ride on the historic Fremantle Tram.

Day 11: Fremantle - Geraldton

Today you'll travel along the West Australian coastline to the port of Geraldton. Heading north to Yanchep National Park, you'll enjoy a fantastic Aboriginal cultural experience in a bush setting. Aboriginal Cultural Icon 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 tools and it will have you rolling around with laughter. Continue along the coast to the seaside hamlet of Lancelin at lunchtime and then to Nambung National Park, home of the marvellous Pinnacles, a series of intriguing limestone formations. 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 - Monkey Mia

Visit the Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre. Its state of the art displays, including soundscapes, historical and contemporary film footage, interactive multimedia and objects of rare scientific and historical significance, take you on the most amazing journey around Shark Bay and across time, in company and conversation with those who have been part of this extraordinary place. Travel to Hamelin Pool to 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, one of only two in the world, formed from billions of coquina bivalve shells up to ten metres deep. Continue to the crystal blue waters and the pristine white shell and sandy beaches of Monkey Mia.
Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, 2 nights

Day 13: Monkey Mia "Free Time"

Every morning Monkey Mia's wild dolphins swim to shore to be fed and mingle with the people. After a leisurely breakfast overlooking the calm waters of the bay, watch the famous dolphins swim into shore (Note: As dolphins are wild their appearance cannot be guaranteed.) Today is yours to do as you choose. Why not take a scenic flight over Shark Bay Marine Park or after a lazy morning take an afternoon wildlife cruise aboard a catamaran to spot sea creatures great and small. In the evening, there's nothing like sitting back with a cocktail or a cool beer watching the world go by as the sun goes down over the water.

Day 14: Monkey Mia - Kalbarri

Today travel to Kalbarri. Venture into Kalbarri National Park and visit Red Bluff Lookout to view the spectacular scenery of Murchison River Gorge from the vantage point of Hawks Head Lookout and keep an eye out for graceful Peregrine Falcons hunting along the gorges and cliffs. Wildflower Icon During wildflower season, the National Park is abloom with many a variety of wildflower. You'll spot Acacia, Banksia, Caladenia and more! Tonight enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Hotel: Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort

Day 15: Kalbarri - Perth

Today return to Perth. Tonight join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a farewell dinner. What a great opportunity to share a few laughs as you recount stories of your holiday together!
Hotel: Travelodge Perth

Day 16: Farewell from Perth

Bid farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You'll be transferred to Perth Airport for your onward flight.

Inclusions 
Meals: 15 Breakfasts, 1 lunch, 10 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation:15 nights
Guide: Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary


El Questro, Gorges & Purnululu

If you are short on time but eager to discover the best of the Kimberley, this adventure is ideal for you. Traverse the iconic Gibb River Road and explore its highlights, we include the stunning Bungle Bungle Range, dramatic gorges and cascading falls. This amazing journey is packed with awe-inspiring sights that you will remember forever.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive Broome, Gibb River Road, Tunnel Creek, Windjana Gorge

Your day starts with a visit to the fascinating Boab Prison Tree. Journey along the Gibb River to Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek. Later, continue to Fitzroy Crossing.
Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge

Day 2: Geikie Gorge, Purnululu National Park

Travel to Geikie Gorge National Park and explore magnificent Darngku Geikie Gorge. Head to Halls Creek, before arriving at Purnululu National Park. Later, settle into the tranquil Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge and enjoy a sensational dinner here.
Hotel: Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights

Day 3: Purnululu National Park, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge

Explore the magic of Purnululu for yourself and discover the depth of the Bungle Bungle Range. Walk along Piccaninny Creek, a winding gorge within the Bungle Bungle domes. Your next stop is the natural amphitheatre of Cathedral Gorge, a spacious cavern where the acoustics are astounding. Marvel at the majestic beehive domes as your guide brings the natural history of the range to life. You may like to experience an optional scenic helicopter flight over the domes - own expense. This evening, enjoy drinks as the sun sets over the striking domes of the Bungle Bungle Range.

Day 4: Echidna Chasm, Kununurra

Enjoy a spectacular hike to Echidna Chasm. Afterwards, arrive in Kununurra.
Hotel: Kununurra Country Club Resort

Day 5: Ord River, Kununurra, El Questro Wilderness Park

Travel to the majestic Lake Argyle and join a spectacular wildlife cruise on the mighty Ord River. From modern shaded vessels, discover a fascinating ecological system that has developed from the damming of the Ord River at two locations to create an area rich in wildlife, flora and undeniable beauty. Journey to the incredible El Questro Wilderness Park. Later, delight in a sumptuous dinner at your resort.
Hotel: Emma Gorge Resort

Day 6: Emma Gorge, Home Valley Station

Enjoy a hike to Emma Gorge, where you can indulge in a refreshing swim beneath the towering droplet waterfall. Cross the Pentecost River into Home Valley Station, an immense cattle property. Discover its spellbinding scenery, including the imposing yet strikingly beautiful backdrop of the majestic Cockburn Range. Head to a superb viewing area as you savour this inspirational sensational setting with sunset drinks, as you gaze out to the ever-changing colours of the Cockburn Range.
Hotel: Home Valley Station

Day 7: Manning Gorge, Galvans Gorge, Gibb River Road

At beautiful Manning Gorge, you’ll enjoy lunch in the shade of paperbark trees. Continue to Galvans Gorge, where a short walk leads to a picturesque waterhole. Inspect the Wandjina rock art on the gorge walls and take a leisurely swim. Later, arrive at Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge for dinner.
Hotel: Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights

Day 8: Bell Gorge, Hiking and Swimming

Travel to Bell Gorge, where stunning cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. Should you be feeling energetic, you may take the opportunity to hike to the lower pool of the gorge and enjoy a dip below the cascading waterfall or alternatively, enjoy a spot of bird-watching.

Day 9: Bell Gorge, Derby and Depart Broome

Travel into the King Leopold Range Conservation Park, then travel to Derby, where you will visit the Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre. Return to Broome, where your journey draws to a conclusion.

Inclusions 
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners
Transport:Airport transfers & Custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Accommodation:4 nights at APT Wilderness Lodges & 4 nights outback accommodation
Guide: Expert Driver-Guide & additional guides on selected walks
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Untamed Pilbara & West Coast

Between bustling Perth and laid-back Broome, you’ll journey along the rugged blue coastline and through the remote Outback. See the mysterious Pinnacles and get up close to the wild dolphins at Monkey Mia. Cruise on Coral Bay and see the rich Pilbara and the starting landscape of Karijini. Top it all with a wondrous Cable Beach sunset.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Welcome to Perth

On arrival at Perth Airport, you'll be transferred to your hotel by private car. This afternoon met you Travel Director and fellow travellers and set off on a city tour of Perth including a visit to Kings Park where you can see the broad expanse of Swan River and wander around the Anzac Memorial and wildflowers gardens. You'll also see many public art installations around the city and get a feel for the different precincts surrounding the CBD. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers over a delicious meal.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza

Day 2: Perth - Geraldton

Travel along the Australian coastline to the port of Geraldton. Heading north to Yanchep National Park, 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 hand-on experience where you'll have the chance to touch and feel traditional Aboriginal tools and it will have you rolling around with laughter. Continue along the coast to the seaside hamlet of Lancelin at lunchtime and the to Nambung National Park, home of the marvelous Pinnacles. a series of intriguing limestone formations. 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 3: Geraldton - Monkey Mia

Visit the Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre. Its state of the art displays. including soundscapes, historical and contemporary film footage, interactive multimedia and objects of rare scientific and historical significance, take you on the most amazing journey around Shark Bay and across time, in company and conversation with those who have been part of this extraordinary place, Travel to Hamelin Pool to 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 in earth! Later visit fascinating Shell Beach, one of only two in the world, formed from billions of coquina bivalve shells up to ten metres deep. Continue to the crystal blue waters and the pristine white shell and sandy beaches of Monkey Mia where you'll stay for the next two nights.
Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, 2 nights.

Day 4: Monkey Mia

Every morning, Monkey Mia's wild dolphins swim to shore to be fed and mingle with the people. After leisure breakfast overlooking the calm waters of the bay, watch the famous dolphin swim into shore (Note: As dolphins are wild their appearance cannot be guaranteed.) Today, choose from two included choice sightseeing experiences. You may like to join a Daytime Dreaming bush walking tour or unwind and watch the world go by on a magical sunset cruise

Day 5: Monkey Mia - Carnarvon

Today you'll make the journey north to Carnarvon. On arrival visit the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum with plenty time to explore.
Hotel: Best Western

Day 6: Carnarvon - Exmouth

Today you'll journey to the spectacular waters of the West Coast to North West Cape. Exmouth is situated on the boundary of Cape Range National Park and was built to house the families of US Navy personnel working at Naval Communication Station Harold E Holt. Head to Coral Bay, where we will hop on to a glass bottom boat and cruise over World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef to see wonderful fish and bright unspoiled coral. It's a fantastic experience! When you arrive into Exmouth you'll visit Vlaming Head Lighthouse for stunning views over Lighthouse Bay and enjoy a tour of the township with your Travel Director. Tonight stay just meters from the water, overlooking Exmouth Gulf.
Hotel: Novotel Ningaloo Reef Resort, 2 nights

Day 7: Exmouth "Free Time"

After a leisure breakfast, today is yours to do as you choose. Why not marvel at the size, grace and beauty of the Whale Shark as you swim alongside them in the pristine waters of the Ningaloo Marine Park. Alternatively, you could take a stroll along the beach, or relax by the hotel pool overlooking the water.

Day 8: Exmouth - Karratha

Take one last look over Lighthouse Bay and the Vlaming Head Lighthouse before continuing north to Western Australia's famous Pilbara region. Known for its rich cultural landscape, red earth and vast mineral deposits, the region's diverse landscape will fascinate you. Tonight enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Day 9: Karratha - Karijini

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 you're lead to the heart of the operation. Journey into depths of the Pilbara to spectacular Karijini National Park. Located in the Hamersley Ranges, Karijini is famous for the natural beauty of its deep gorges, secluded emerald rock pools and ice blue waterfalls. 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 sleep to the calming sounds of nature.
Hotel: Karijini Eco Retreat

Day 10: Karijini - Port Hedland

This morning we explore more than Karijini. The starling 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 Gorges and if you're up to it, you can take a walk to one of the national park's plunge pools. Port Hedland is a hub for major resource activity and is a powerhouse of the Australian economy. Its natural deep anchorage harbour sees the export of iron ore, salt, manganese, livestock and natural gas from the nearby off shore gas fields. Tonight enjoy dinner at you hotel.
Hotel: The Esplanade Hotel

Day 11: Port Hedland - Broome

Skirting the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, we travel crossing vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands through Pardoo, towards the tropical resort town of Broome on the Indian Ocean. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a farewell dinner overlooking Cable Beach.
Hotel: Cable Beach Resort & Spa, 2 night

Day 12: Broome "Free Time"

Today you have a full day to explore this tropical hideaway. At some stage you may enjoy a leisurely stroll along the 22 kilometres of pristine sand and swim in the turquoise water that is Cable Beach. Wander through Chinatown or shop for pearls. Tonight, sit back and relax with a drink to watch the spectacular sunset over Cable Beach.

Day 13: Farewell from Broome

This morning bid farewell to your new-found friends as we transfer you to Broome Airport for your onward flight.

Inclusions 
Meals: 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 9 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation: 12 nights
Guide: Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary


Kimberley Complete

With fewer than one person for every 1,000 square kilometres, Australia’s last frontier is showcased at its best on an epic 4WD adventure. Explore spectacular gorges, plunge into natural pools and explore the wonders, from the stunning Mitchell Falls to the breathtaking Bungle Bungle Range. Along the way, stay at the region’s best stations or resorts. This trip is quintessential Western Australia at its very best.

Itinerary:  
Day 1: Arrive Broome

Arrive in Broome and be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy your day at leisure to explore this fascinating place. Head the Sunset Bar and Grill at your resort to see one of Australia's best sunsets over Cable Beach. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner before you fascinating journey commences.
Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

Day 2: Gibb River Road, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek

Your day starts with a visit to the fascinating Boab Prison Tree. Believed to be more than 1,500 years old and measuring an incredible 14 metres in diameter, this remarkable tree was once used by early police patrols as a standing point for prisoners as they were walked to Derby. Today, the hollow tree is a registered Aboriginal site of great cultural significance. Continue your journey along the Gibb River Road, a remote 660-kilometre outback highway stretching between Broome and Kununurra. The ‘Gibb’ traverses the wild heart of the Kimberley, passing spectacular landscapes of intensely coloured ranges, dramatic gorges, deep rock pools and spectacular waterfalls. Turn off to visit Windjana Gorge, where sheer cliffs tower above glistening white sands. Admire the ancient marine fossils embedded in the gorge walls and scour the banks for freshwater crocodiles. Continue on to explore Tunnel Creek, a 750-metre-long natural tunnel carved through the Napier Range. With torch in hand, wade through the cool waters that fill the tunnel and emerge on the other side to the sight of a tranquil and stunning oasis. Later, arrive at Fitzroy Crossing.
Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge

Day 3: Geikie Gorge, Halls Creek, Purnululu National Park

Travel to Geikie Gorge National Park and explore magnificent Darngku Geikie Gorge. Flooding of the river has bleached the walls white over time - an intriguing sight that makes it popular with photographers. Board a unique cruise along the stunning gorge and learn more about the beautiful flora and fauna of this spectacular region. Enjoy a visit to Halls Creek, before travelling to Purnululu National Park, one of Australia’s most stunning natural landscapes. Experience the first of three APT exclusive wilderness lodges as you settle into the tranquil ambience of the Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, located in the heart of this stunning national park. Enjoy a delicious open air dinner with your fellow travellers in the newly renovated dining area.
Hotel: Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights

Day 4: Purnululu National Park, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge

Explore the magic of Purnululu for yourself and discover the depth of the Bungle Bungle Range. The park is home to the famed black and orange striped domes, ascending to 578 metres above sea level. Standing over a grass-covered plain, steep cliffs form the western face. Created by the constant erosion of river movements over a staggering 20 million years, the range has both geological and Indigenous cultural significance. It is an imposing sight and one that you are sure to remember forever. Walk along Piccaninny Creek, a winding gorge within the Bungle Bungle domes. Your next stop is the natural amphitheatre of Cathedral Gorge, a spacious cavern where the acoustics are astounding. Marvel at the majestic beehive domes as your guide brings the natural history of the range to life. You may like to experience an optional scenic helicopter flight over the domes own expense. This evening, enjoy drinks as the sun sets over the striking beehive dome formations of the iconic Bungle Bungle Range.

Day 5: Echidna Chasm, Kununurra

Join a hike along a Livistona palm-fringed trail into Echidna Chasm, a spectacular natural cleft in the rock. Farewell the Bungle Bungle Range and travel along the Spring Creek Track through glorious rugged red landscapes to Kununurra, the gateway to the eastern Kimberley and the home of the Ord River Scheme, which is one of Australia’s greatest engineering feats.
Hotel: Kununurra Country Club Resort, 2 nights

Day 6: Lake Argyle, Ord River, Kununurra

Travel to the majestic Lake Argyle, the largest man-made lake in the Southern Hemisphere. Join a spectacular wildlife cruise on the mighty Ord River. From a modern shaded vessel, discover a fascinating ecological system that has developed from the damming of the Ord River at two locations to create an area rich in wildlife, flora and undeniable beauty. Later, enjoy a mesmerising sunset while cruising on tranquil Lake Kununurra. This evening, you will have the opportunity to spend some time at leisure or simply relax within the surrounds of your hotel.

Day 7: Parry's Lagoon, Wyndham, El Questro Wilderness Park

Visit the serene Parry’s Lagoon, a splendid birdwatcher’s paradise. Head to Wyndham and view the breathtaking Cambridge Gulf from the spectacular Five Rivers Lookout. Enjoy lunch in Wyndham before arriving at El Questro Wilderness Park, which covers a staggering one million acres. Soak in the delectable hot pools of Zebedee Springs and leave feeling revitalized. Afterwards, make your way to Emma Gorge Resort, where you will enjoy dinner this evening.
Hotel: Emma Gorge Resort

Day 8: El Questro Wilderness Park, Home Valley Station

After a hearty breakfast, continue to explore remarkable El Questro Wilderness Park. Hike to the picturesque Emma Gorge and be rewarded with a revitalising swim beneath a towering droplet waterfall. Later, cross the mighty Pentecost River into iconic Home Valley Station, an immense cattle property. Discover the spellbinding scenery that captivated audiences in Baz Luhrmann’s movie ‘Australia’, including the imposing yet strikingly beautiful Cockburn Range. Head to a superb viewing area as you savour this inspirational setting with sunset drinks, as you gaze out to the ever-changing colours of the Cockburn Range as the sun retreats.
Hotel: Home Valley Station

Day 9: Gibb River Road, Mitchell Plateau

Back on the Gibb River Road, ford the mighty Durack River, then turn off and travel north on the Kalumburu Road towards the isolated Mitchell Plateau. Along the way, stop at Drysdale River Station for lunch. Afterwards, enter a remote world of Livistona palm forests, beautiful lookouts, magnificent waterfalls and isolated swimming holes. For the next two nights, experience Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge, with its brand new Ungolan Pavilion, where you can relax in the lounge, treat yourself to a drink or read up on the local culture. In the heart of the Mitchell Plateau, your accommodation is perfectly positioned beside the Pandanus palm-fringed Camp Creek, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip. Perhaps unwind with a drink as the sun sets, then later this evening, be treated to a tantalising three-course dinner that showcases the region’s finest local produce. For the perfect accompaniment to your meal, a selection of flavoursome beers from Matso’s Broome Brewery and wines from Rosabrook Estate are available.
Hotel: Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights

Day 10: Mitchell Falls, Helicopter Flight

Today you have a full day to discover the beauty of Mitchell Falls, with its magnificent tiered waterfalls and Indigenous art. When available, local Aboriginal guides will join the adventure, imparting their knowledge of the area and sharing their cultural beliefs. Begin with a guided hike to Little Mertens Falls to view rarely seen Aboriginal art. Continue to Big Mertens Falls before arriving at the incredible Mitchell Falls. With superb scenery and rich culture, you can swim in the pools above the falls and spot the region’s abundant wildlife. We have also included a helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls and the surrounding wilderness back to the vehicle or, if you prefer, hike back with your guide. Longer helicopter flights over this captivating and remote coastline are available at additional expense. Later, it’s time to return to your wilderness lodge to relax, knowing you have just experienced a day most people can only dream of. Perhaps spend some time in front of the camp fire recounting today’s tales.

Day 11: Bradshaw Art (Gwion Gwion), King Edward River, Drysdale River Station

The Kimberley’s rock art is arguably some of the world’s oldest, with evidence suggesting the earliest occupation in the region dates back 50,000 to 60,000 years ago. Visit Wandjina and Bradshaw Art Gwion Gwion galleries and swim in the clear waters at King Edward River. Cross the beautiful Drysdale River and arrive at Drysdale River Station, where you will enjoy a unique stay at this historic cattle property, including a delicious dinner.
Hotel: Drysdale River Station

Day 12: Manning Gorge, Galvans Gorge, Gibb River Road

Travel through the heart of Kimberley cattle country to discover some of the region’s most secluded gorges. At beautiful Manning Gorge, you’ll enjoy lunch in the shade of paperbark trees. Look out for the region’s bird life and enjoy a refreshing swim in the pristine water. Continue to Galvans Gorge, where a short walk leads to a picturesque waterhole where boab trees cling to the escarpment above. Inspect the rock art on the gorge walls and take a leisurely swim. Later, arrive at Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge in time for dinner, which will become your home for the next two nights. The remarkable lodge is situated in an enviable position, with a sprawling lawn to relax and unwind, while offering stunning views of the King Leopold Range.
Hotel: Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights

Day 13: Bell Gorge, Hiking and Swimming

Back on the Gibb River Road, travel to Bell Gorge, where stunning cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. Sitting approximately 300 metres above sea level, Bell Gorge is an idyllic natural spot for swimming and photography. Here you can also enjoy a spot of bird-watching. Should you be feeling particularly energetic, you may take the opportunity to hike to the lower pool of the gorge and enjoy a relaxing dip below the cascading waterfall.

Day 14: King Leopold Range, Derby, Broome

Back on the Gibb River Road, travel through the King Leopold Range Conservation Park to Derby, where you will visit the Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre. Return to Broome’s Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa and later this evening, perhaps enjoy a drink before enjoying a special Farewell Dinner at your resort. There is no better setting to bid farewell to your Driver-Guide and new-found friends as you recount the amazing adventure you have all shared.
Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa

Day 15: Depart Broome

Today, your magnificent 4WD adventure through the Kimberley draws to a conclusion. Discover the delights of Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa as you enjoy your day at leisure. Perhaps relax on the beach, enjoy a free art and history tour, or take an early morning Yoga session. Later, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Accommodation:6 nights at APT Wilderness Lodges & 8 nights outback accommodation
Guide: Expert Driver-Guide & additional guides on selected walks
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary