Australia, a ground of no limits where space reigns like a master and where it seems like the sky wants to inhale you. So beautiful, it will haunt those who go away from it. My epic 9 day adventure from Broome to Perth was surprisingly more adventurous than I expected.
My name is Val, I am a 24 years old French backpackers and here’s why I chose West Adventure Tours to travel the West Coast in September 2017:
I wanted to Get Out of My Comfort Zone
For the third time in my life, I slept in a swag under the shining stars! Are you wondering “What’s a swag”? No worries, the same question went through my mind when I first heard this word. If I try my best to describe a swag I’d say it’s like a comfortable sleeping bag with a mattress that allows you to fall asleep outside looking at the stars. It can be quite scary, I know. But how exciting is it to experience something you’ve never done before ? It ended up being my favourite thing! What a great opportunity it is to get away from a big city or the routine of our daily lives to experience something different, push our boundaries, and explore parts of ourselves we have yet to meet.
I wanted to experience Camping in the Wilderness
I knew we’d camp in some nice places, but I was blown away! Most nights we camped in the most remote places of the West Coast and each night I thought I would never sleep properly again in a normal bed. After the 9 Days, the campsite between Exmouth and Coral Bay was my favourite campsite of the tour (can’t give any details about the location as it is a private campsite, better to keep it a secret). Arriving at sunset with the orange light reflecting on the ocean was perfect. It was for me, the most scenic place we stayed at for the night. The immensity of the Indian Ocean, made me feel so little in front of nature’s power and it was mind-blowing to feel the peace and calm it brings. We sat at the bottom of the cliff around the fire, as darkness settled down, waiting for the bright light of the stars while listening to one of the passengers playing guitar, before peacefully falling asleep.
I wanted to Be Part of An Amazing GROUP Adventure
I had been travelling Australia on my own for 9 months and felt like it would be nice to try again this way of travelling. This is probably one of the most important things about travelling actually, you get to meet amazing people, who can become your long-life friends. These people will be from different ages, nationalities, backgrounds, genders but all them will be here for the same reason: Enjoy a unique experience on the West Coast.
I didn’t want to Worry about Food
You embarked on an adventure but don’t forget that you’re also on holidays! Don’t worry about shopping, or what you’re gonna eat for breakfast. West Adventure Tours provides full catering from Lunch on Day 1 to Lunch on Day 9. And trust me when I say, that you’re gonna have plenty of delicious food all the time… Forget about losing weight! From all different varieties of cereals and tea, to pancakes and fruits, to roast and cake. There’s nothing better than a good meal after a great day of adventure.
I wanted to Travel along the West Coast in an Adventurous Way
From Day 1 to Day 9, I never ceased to be amazed by what I could see through the window as we were driving. From the first few hours of driving, and passing through the Pilbara – looking at the mix of dry grass, fresh green, bright blue sky and nicely shaped clouds – I knew that this part of Australia would not disappoint. Australia truly is like looking at a painting and entering an art gallery full of various masterpieces and colours conveying different emotions.
I wanted to chase the most beautiful Sunrises & Sunsets
What’s so beautiful about Australia is that each day practically guarantees you a beautiful sunrise and a beautiful sunset. I chose West Adventure Tours, because I knew it would not be a bus tour taking me sightseeing around the major places to visit in the West Coast. We would alway take time to look at the colours in the sky, trying to inhale all the beauty.
I wanted to visit Karijini, Exmouth & Monkey Mia:
There are many attractions on the West Coast, but hiking among the beautiful gorges of Karijini National Park, swimming with whales sharks in Exmouth and meeting dolphins in Monkey Mia, are usually the main attractions. Yes you will find some tourists there, lots of tourists, but keep in mind that you chose the best Western Australia Tour! Your guide won’t be waiting for you in the bus while you’re doing the walks on your own… He will be with you every step of the way, not only to share with you some interesting information about the places but also because he enjoys being here as much as you do!
I wanted to be Surprised
I had never heard of Turquoise Bay before starting the 9 day trip, maybe it was just a lack of research, maybe it was just a little gem I needed to discover on that day. If you want to find out more about Turquoise Bay, the drift snorkel and all sort of amazing things you’ll be able to see there, you can check out the article I wrote: This Is Turquoise Bay.
I was seeking for Knowledge and True Adventure
if you are looking for knowledge and true adventure, then you have found the perfect place. West Adventure Tours offers improvisation in adventure and information in beauty. Not only will you learn all sorts of things about Aboriginal culture, geology, vegetation and animals; you will also learn more about yourself whilst bush camping with a group. You will have time to reflect on yourself and the beautiful world surrounding you. You will appreciate even more what you are able to see.