Prepare to experience some truly captivating landscapes on this in-depth West Coast Explorer of Western Australia’s coastline. Get up close to the eerie limestone Pinnacles, meet the friendly dolphins of Monkey Mia and snorkel in unspoilt Ningaloo Reef. This epic adventure also includes visits to Karijini National Park and the mining towns of Newman and Port Hedland.
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West Coast Explorer | Shell Beach, Shark Bay, Coral Coast, Western Australia
West Coast Explorer | Yardie Creek, Cape Range National Park, Coral Coast, Western Australia
Day 1: Arrive Perth
Arrive in Perth and be transferred to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner.
Hotel: Crown Metropol
Day 2: Nambung National Park, The Pinnacles, Kalbarri National Park
Travel to Nambung National Park, a striking coastal desert region, home to the unique limestone Pinnacles. Later continue to Kalbarri National Park.
Western Australia is blanketed in stunning pink, white and yellow Everlasting Daisies from July to October. Journey through the mid-west ‘Wildflower Way’. Arrive at Wooleen Station, where you will learn about the incredible story of the property as you enjoy a tour of this former sheep and cattle station. At dusk, capture a stunning sunset from this magical part of the world.
Hotel: Wooleen Station, shared facilities
This morning, journey along the Butchers Track to the stunning coastline where World Heritage-listed Shark Bay lies. This westernmost part of Australia has a unique combination of stunning scenery and amazing flora and fauna, unlike that found anywhere else in Australia. Later, continue to Monkey Mia.
See the wild dolphins of Monkey Mia. Watch as local rangers undertake a dolphin feeding demonstration (subject to appearance). The perhaps explore pristine white sand beaches during time at leisure. Enjoy a sunset cruise before a seafood dinner at your resort.
Day 6: Hamelin Pool, Shell Beach, Carnarvon
Today, head to Hamelin Pool to see the stromatolites, which are considered the world’s oldest living organisms. Enjoy a stop at Shell Beach then continue to Carnarvon on the Gascoyne River.
Hotel: Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon
Travel to World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park and join a cruise aboard a glass bottom boat at Coral Bay. Enjoy the opportunity to snorkel on this unspoilt reef in warm crystal-clear waters. Beneath the surface, you’ll find dugongs, dolphins, manta rays, and more than 500 species of fish. Marine playgrounds really don’t get much better than this.
Hotel: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, 2 nights
Explore Cape Range National Park as you board a cruise through the gorge walls of Yardie Creek. Admire the plethora of wildlife, the deep waters and the dramatic red limestone cliff faces. Make a stop in Turquoise Bay, voted as one of the best beaches in the world. Later, visit the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse on your way back to the resort for dinner.
Day 9: Karijini National Park
This morning, travel to Karijini National Park, Western Australia’s second largest national park. Continue to your beautiful eco retreat in Karijini National Park, nestled in the pristine bushland near Joffre Gorge, a magnificent curved waterfall that has formed a natural amphitheatre. Here, enjoy dinner before getting some much-needed rest before tomorrow’s exploration.
Enjoy a full day to discover the contrasting landscapes of Karijini National Park where a vast range of flora and fauna thrives. See the rugged red beauty of Dales Gorge. Perhaps walk to stunning Joffre Falls, located near the eco retreat, or admire the rich red colours from Oxer and Junction Pool lookouts. Later, visit the 20-metre tumbling Fortescue Falls.
Day 11: Karijini National Park, Mt Whaleback Mine, Newman
Explore the Pilbara mining region as you take a tour of Mt Whaleback Mine today. Hear the latest up-to-date information about the current mining projects at the world’s largest open cut iron ore mine. Afterwards, arrive at your hotel for dinner.
Hotel: Seasons Hotel Newman
Travel to Marble Bar via Nullagine, a town that takes its name from the local Indigenous name for the river that runs through its centre. Marble Bar is infamously known as the hottest town in Australia. The town received its name after a stunning formation of jasper which settlers mistook for a huge bar of marble. Later, arrive at Port Hedland, a mining town renowned for its extensive exportation of iron ore.
Hotel: The Esplanade Hotel
Stop at the famous Eighty Mile Beach, a stunning coastline that marks the end of the Great Sandy Desert. Keep an eye out for the migratory birds that call the wetland area home. Continue to Ramada Eco Beach Resort and enjoy a relaxed dinner this evening.
Hotel: Ramada Eco Beach Resort
Travel to Broome today and check in to the iconic Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure before a final farewell dinner this evening.
Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa
After breakfast, your journey comes to an end with a transfer to the airport.
|2021 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller
|May: 06, 22||$9,295.00||$11,595.00
|June: 08 27||$9,295.00||$11,595.00
|August: 13, 30 ||$9,295.00||$11,595.00
|September: 12, , 16||$9,295.00||$11,595.00
|Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse||
|Meals: ||14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
|Transport: ||Airport transfers & Custom-designed 4WD vehicle
|Accommodation:||14 nights accommodation
|Guide: ||Expert Tour Director & Driver-Guide
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.