Wonders of the Pilbara & West Coast
This epic 13 Day Wonders of the Pilbara and West Coast journey takes you from cosmopolitan Perth along the rugged West Australian coastline and through the remote outback to laid-back Broome. You’ll marvel at the endless blue waters of the Indian Ocean and the incredible natural phenomenon of Monkey Mia’s wild dolphins. See the startling landscape of Karijini, and top it all off with a fabled Cable Beach sunset.
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Day 1: Welcome to Perth
Meet your Travel Director this afternoon and set off on a tour of the city, visiting Kings Park and its Botanic Garden on the broad expanse of the Swan River. This evening, enjoy the company of your fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception and dinner.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza
Day 2: Perth – Geraldton
Travel north along the stunning Western Australian coastline, stopping in Yanchep National Park for an Aboriginal Cultural Experience with Derek Nannup, a member of the local Nyoongar people. Continue along the coast past the seaside hamlet of Lancelin and see the marvellous Pinnacles, a stunning series of intriguing limestone formations. Explore the seaside township of Geraldton and visit the evocative HMAS Sydney Memorial.
Hotel: Mantra Geraldton
Day 3: Geraldton – Monkey Mia
The wildflower collection in Western Australia is the largest on Earth and you’ll have the chance to admire some of them on your way to the blue waters and pristine beaches of Monkey Mia.
Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, 2 nights
Day 4: Monkey Mia Included Choice
After a leisurely breakfast overlooking the tranquil turquoise waters of the bay, watch as the famous Monkey Mia dolphins swim into shore to be fed. (Note: As the dolphins are wild creatures, their appearance cannot be guaranteed.) Later today, choose an Included Choice sightseeing experience. You may like to join an evening Indigenous experience or unwind on a sunset cruise.
Day 5: Monkey Mia – Carnarvon
Travel to Hamelin Pool to discover a unique colony of stromatolites, described as the earliest record of life on earth. Close by is Shell Beach, formed from billions of tiny white cockles. Then make the scenic journey north to Carnarvon, visiting the town’s interactive Space and Technology Museum.
Hotel: Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon
Day 6: Carnarvon – Exmouth
Your destination today is Exmouth, in the spectacular Cape Range National Park. Cruise over World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef in a glass-bottom boat at Coral Bay, and visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse for stunning views over Lighthouse Bay. Tonight’s accommodation is just metres from the pristine waters of beautiful Exmouth Gulf.
Hotel: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, 2 nights
Day 7: Exmouth Free Time
Today is yours for exploration of the Exmouth area at your leisure. Perhaps take an optional experience and swim alongside gargantuan Whale Sharks in the pristine waters of the Ningaloo Reef (seasonal). Or stroll along the beach or relax by the hotel pool overlooking the Gulf.
Day 8: Exmouth – Karratha
Take one last look over Lighthouse Bay before journeying north to Western Australia’s famous Pilbara region. Known for its rich cultural heritage, brilliant red earth and vast mineral deposits, the region’s diverse landscapes will fascinate you.
Hotel: ibis Styles Karratha
Day 9: Karratha – Karijini
Enjoy a guided tour of Rio Tinto’s massive open-cut iron-ore mine, then journey into the depths of the Pilbara to Karijini National Park. Located in the majestic Hamersley Ranges, Karijini is famous for the beauty of its deep gorges, secluded emerald rock-pools and towering waterfalls. Relax on the deck of your safari-style eco-tent this evening and watch the sun set before drifting off to sleep to the calming soundtrack of the wilderness.
Hotel: Karijini Eco Retreat
Day 10: Karijini National Park – Port Hedland
You’ll discover more of Karijini. Explore majestic Fortescue Falls at Dale’s Gorge, and perhaps take a walk to one of the park’s magnificent rock-pools. Later, take the road to Port Hedland, a natural deep-water harbour and hub for major resource activity.
Hotel: The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland
Day 11: Port Hedland – Broome
Head north this morning, skirting the fringes of the Great Sandy Desert and travelling on to the former pearling outpost of Broome, set on the Indian Ocean. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner overlooking famous Cable Beach.
Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort, 2 nights
Day 12: Broome Free Time
Today is yours to explore this tropical hideaway. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along Cable Beach or wander through Chinatown and shop for pearls.
Day 13: Farewell from Broome
Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end after breakfast.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveler|
|June: 17 3026||$6,150.00||$8,250.00|
|July: 15, 28||$6,150.00||$8,250.00|
|August: 12, 25, 26||$6,150.00||$8,250.00|
|September: 08, 23||$6,150.00||$8,250.00|
|Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse|
|Meals:||12 breakfasts, 9 dinners|
|Transport:||Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach|
|Accommodation:||12 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||Experienced Travel 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.