Travel southbound on this popular basic wild adventure tour, camping under the stars and staying in dorm share accommodation en route. Highlights include swimming in the pristine desert pools of Karijini National Park, snorkelling the clear waters of Coral Bay, saying g’day to the dolphins of Monkey Mia, kicking back in the seaside town of Dongara and roaming the Pinnacles Desert. The adventure ends in the WA capital of Perth on the evening of Day 10.
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Coral Bay, Eighty Mile Beach, Kalbarri National Park, Hamersley Ranges, Monkey Mia, Ningaloo Reef, Pinnacles Desert, Shell Beach, Karijini National Park, Turquoise Bay
|Accommodation||Camping: shared facilities (4nts), Backpacker Dorm Room: shared facilities (5nts)|
|Duration||10 Days / 9 Nights|
|Tour Style||Overland Adventure Tour|
|Maximum Passengers||20 (Minimum 2)|
|Meals||9 x Breakfasts, 10 x Lunches, 9 x Dinners|
|Luggage||Max 15kg in Soft Bag/Backpack & Day Bag (No Suitcases)|
|Private Charter||Available On Request|
|Validity||1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017
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|Reverse Itinerary||10 Day Perth to Broome|
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Day 1 Eighty Mile Beach & The Pilbara
Departing Broome we cross the Great Sandy Desert, calling in at the coastal oasis of Eighty Mile Beach along the way where we can take a stroll along the beautiful white sand beach. We travel further South through Port Hedland checking out the enormous iron ore industry before setting up camp for an overnight station stay in the Pilbara Region where you’ll get to know your fellow travelers around the campfire. (LD)
Days 2-4 Karijini National Park
This morning we make our way to the remote but spectacular Karijini National Park, where we spend the next three days exploring the ancient gorges and stunning swimming holes. We begin our Karijini experience with a visit to the Karijini Cultural Centre before heading for Fortesque Falls where you will be rewarded with a refreshing swim. The next two days are spent exploring, swimming and relaxing in the magnificent Karijini gorges. Bring your camera as you’ll want to remember this forever. One of the oldest landscapes on earth – the region will continue to amaze you. We will explore a number of gorges including Weano Gorge, Oxers Lookout, Hancock Gorge, amongst others. Overnight camp in Karijini. (BLD/BLD/BLD).
Days 5-7 Exmouth & Coral Bay
Leaving Karijini, we travel through the vast bush land and station country on our way to Exmouth and onto our accommodation for the night. This fabulous private camp site on Yardi Creek Station is the envy of other tour groups: in the evening, kick back in our own bar and watch the sunset as kangaroos hop about the grounds. The following day, enjoy a little freedom and relaxation. Go snorkelling (equipment provided) or diving, search for whale sharks (seasonal and at own expense) or view Vlamingh Head Lighthouse then choose to laze on the pristine beach at Turquoise Bay and soak up the sunshine. On the afternoon of Day 6 we make the short trip to beautiful Coral Bay Spend the entire day snorkelling the world famous Ningaloo Reef and seeing the marine life that lives under the waterline. Alternatively, thrill-seekers can choose one of the many optional activities including coral viewing cruises and scuba diving (at own expense). (BLD/BLD/BLD)
Day 8 Carnarvon & Shell Beach
Heading south we cross the Tropic of Capricorn and pass through the town of Carnarvon, famous for its bananas. We call in at unique Shell Beach – made up entirely of tiny shells before continuing on to Monkey Mia where you will be able to say hello to the famous wild dolphins that live here. (BLD)
Day 9 Monkey Mia, Shark Bay & Kalbarri National Park
Time this morning to visit your new best friends, the dolphins, before exploring the Shark Bay World Heritage area. We stop to view the stromatolites – the oldest living organisms in the world – before heading South for Kalbarri. Time permitting we will be able to view the Murchison Gorge and Natures Window this afternoon before arriving in this seaside resort town. (BLD)
Day 10 Pinnacles Desert & Perth
Departing via the coastal gorges of the Kalbarri National Park, we head to the beautiful seaside town of Dongara before travelling South through the fascinating landscape of the Nambung National Park and checking out the famous Pinnacle Desert. We then make our way to Perth arriving in the early evening where our tour concludes. (BL)
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|Nights 1, 6, 7, 8 & 9 Dorm Style Accommodation is multishare in local properties chosen for their ideal location and quality facilities. These could be in budget motels, backpackers or remote area cattle stations. Shared amenities include hot showers, flush toilets, swimming pool, kitchen and dining area.|
|Nights 2, 3, 4 & 5 We have our own private camps at Yardi Creek Station and on the grounds of the Karijini Eco Retreat in Karajini National Park. These camps have twinshare dome tents on platforms and stretcher beds and exclusive-use kitchen areas. Shared facilities are nearby and include hot showers and flush toilets.|
- Experienced Guide
- Meals as specified
- Camping & Backpacker Dorm Share Accommodation
- National Park Entry Fees
- Abseiling – allow approx $30 per person
- Swimming with Manta Rays – allow approx $180 per person
- Swimming with Whale Sharks (seasonal, April to July only) – allow $350-$370 per person
- Glass Bottom Boat Rides – allow approx $50 per person
- Kayaking – allow approx $30 per hour
Your Tour Guide can assist with booking these optional activities en route. Due to a limited season and high demand, swimming with Whale Sharks can be difficult to book locally. If you do not want to risk missing out, we recommend you pre-book with Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours for Day 6 of this tour.
We operate Adventure Tours Australia trips that travel up and down the West Coast in custom-built, 21 seat 2WD trucks with a PA system and built-in storage (no risky trailers!). These vehicles allow our small groups extra space to kick back and relax as the Australian outback drifts by. They are fully air-conditioned and are fitted with adjustable air-vents, reclinable seats and map pockets to keep your book, drink and MP3 player in. Note that the vehicle could be branded Kimberley Wild, Kakadu Wild, Western Xposure or Adventure Tours Australia!
What to Bring
It is recommended that you bring a torch, broad-brimmed hat with sun visor for all round sun protection, sunscreen, swimming costume and towel, good walking/trekking shoes, insect repellent, a personal water bottle, warm clothes for the evening (particularly if travelling in Winter), personal toiletries and first aid, with any personal medication required.
You will also need to bring a sleeping bag, available for sale at $35pp – these must be requested with our office prior to travel and can be kept following your trip or donated to local indigenous communities.
- Your tour vehicle may be branded as Adventure Tours Australia, Western Xposure or Kimberley Wild Expeditions, but this tour is operated by Adventure Tours Australia.
- Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, traditional owner and national park requirements.
- National Park rules request that only biodegradable soap products are used whilst in Karijini National Park.
- Due to distances covered, this trip involves early departures on some mornings and frequent stops between destinations.
- This tour is not suitable for children.
- Wild Expeditions reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure.
- Are you over 70 years old? Due to the remote location and challenging nature of our extended camping tours it is essential for older travellers to review and sign our Medical Form to ensure you can participate fully in the itinerary.
- Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure.
- It is your responsibility to advise Wild Expeditions if you have any special dietary requirements or medical conditions (including allergies) well ahead of departure.
- It is you or your clients’ responsibility to contact Wild Expeditions with your preferred accommodation pick up point. Please contact our inside sales teams for information on other available pick up points. If we do not hear from you, we will assume you will make your way to our default pick up point as listed on this document. We will not be responsible for missed pick-ups (and a missed tour) if we do not receive notification from you or your travel agent, and if you are not at the default pick up point at the appropriate time.