Tour Details

Tour Name Perth to Broome Tour
Days 9
Price $1795
Local Payment Boat Cruises at Coral Bay from $43 to $410
Group Size Max 13 Guaranteed
Suitable For Adventure Travellers (Families* on Selected Dates)
Departs Perth 6am. Weekly Apr – Oct
Vehicle 4WD Bus
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Tour Inclusions

  • 8 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners
  • All National Park entry fees.
  • All camping fees.
  • Private property access.
  • 4WD vehicle for bush and beach access.
  • Dedicated wildlife hiking guide.
  • Pick up from selected locations in Perth and drop off at your Broome accommodation.
  • All camping gear except sleeping bags.

Tour Exclusions

  • Optional Boat Cruises on Ningaloo Reef (Whale Shark, Humpback Whale, Manta Ray Cruises)
  • Snorkel Hire Exmouth & Coral Bay
  • Sleeping Bags.

 Notes

  • Prices quoted are AUD – (Australian Dollars)
  • For more information on boat cruises contact Coral Bay Eco Tours
  • Warning: Please note that we are West Adventure Tours, not West Comfortable, Predictable or Luxury Tours, travellers should expect adventure, challenges, longer hikes & swims and at times rough 4WD roads. This is not a bus tour.

Tour Itinerary

  • Please Note: The following itinerary is to be used as a guide only, we run extremely flexible tours and can adapt to many factors including weather & road conditions to maximise your tour experience. Activities & Campsite stated below can change. 

 

1.

We pick up in Perth at 6am, getting out of the city nice and early our first stop is Nambung National Park, home of the Pinnacles.

From here we continue our trek north to Kalbarri National Park, we explore some of the coastal areas of Kalbarri in the afternoon which can include sections of the Bigurda Trail & Eagle Gorge. After a bit of outdoor action we’ll head for our first bush camp of the tour.

Our bush camping is something which sets us apart and one of the great experiences that we will have on tour. We seek out camping spots which are located in beautiful wilderness areas and immerse ourselves in the landscape. Where possible we have a campfire and we use swags and tents, swags can be used under the stars or in the tents.

Our first camp is 100% exclusive on private farming property near Kalbarri National Park.

The Pinnacles – Nambung National Park

Bigurda Trail follow the coast of Kalbarri National Park

 

Highlights

  • Nambung National Park
  • Pinnacles Desert
  • Kalbarri Coast
  • Camp: Camping on a private farm near Kalbarri National Park
  • Activities: Hiking approx 3km
  • Meals: LD

2.The beauty of bush camping is that we rise with the sun and get moving early. From our camp we head into Kalbarri National Park where we explore the inland gorges of the park including Murchison Gorge & Natures Window.

From Kalbarri we head north towards Shark Bay and Monkey Mia, we drop into the amazing Shell Beach, which is a beach made of millions of.. you guessed it, shells! Then we head to another awesome little campsite on the coast where we are immersed in total wilderness and surrounded by nature, we can soak it all up around the campfire.

Kalbarri National Park

Murchison River, Kalbarri National Park

Nature’s Window, Kalbarri National Park. Photo Credit Marc Russo

Highlights

  • Kalbarri National Park
  • Murchison Gorge & Z Bend
  • Natures Window
  • The Loop Hiking Trail
  • Shell Beach
  • Camp: Private Wilderness Camp on Station Country – Coastal
  • Meals: BLD

3.We rise nice and early and head for Monkey Mia.

Arriving at Monkey Mia we spend some quality time with the Dolphins and participate in a feeding session.

Wild dolphins have been visiting the shoreline at Monkey Mia virtually every day for over 40 years, making this spot in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area one of the best and most reliable places for dolphin interaction in the world.

The dolphin interactions are regulated by rangers and a few lucky visitors are selected to hand-feed the dolphins a small amount of fish.

From Monkey Mia we wave goodbye to our aquatic friends and head for Coral Bay

Tonights campsite is one of our best, this one is very private on Aboriginal Land. On most trips we also participate in a cultural activity where one of the  Aboriginal traditional owners will sit down with us around the campfire and talk about the spiritual significance of the place where their ancestors have lived for many thousands of years. This is always a special experience, on some occasions this activity is not available due to Cultural reasons.

Tonight we sleep under the very same stars that Aboriginal people have been sleeping under for milenia.

Dolphin Feeding, Monkey Mia

Monkey Mia Dolphin

Highlights

  • Shark Bay & Monkey Mia
  • Hemelin Pool
  • Campfire talk with Aboriginal land owners (when available)
  • Camp: Private Wilderness Camp on Aboriginal Land – Coastal
  • Activities: Short Walks, total approx 2km
  • Meals: BLD

4.
Coral Bay is only 5 minutes down a bush track. We spend all day at Coral Bay where there is a variety of activities to suit all tastes and budgets, including;

  • Relaxing and swimming on the beach
  • Hiring snorkels and exploring the bay
  • Joining a Manta Ray Snorkeling Boat Cruise
  • Joining a Hump Back Whale Cruise (in season)
  • Joining a Whale Shark Snorkeling Boat Cruise (in season)

If you are planning on doing a Whale Shark cruise, it is best to wait to book this until you join our tour so that you maximise your chances of a successful cruise. Your guide will look at the weather forecast and will also know where the best place is to see Whale Sharks. Our tour is quite flexible so we have the opportunity to move things around a bit if need be.

If you would like to research cruises we use Coral Bay Eco Tours

Whether you have snorkelled with Whale Sharks or relaxed on the Coral Bay Beach with a good book, it’s another day in paradise!

In the afternoon we head back to our camp.

Relaxing at Coral Bay – Photo Credit Steve Chant

Coral Bay Eco Tours

Highlights

  • Coral Bay – Free day relaxing or optional snorkel hire & boat cruises
  • Camp: Private Wilderness Camp on Aboriginal Land – Coastal
  • Activities: Swimming, Snorkelling & Boat Cruises
  • Meals: BLD

5.

From our Coral Bay camp we head a short distance north to the town of Exmouth and the Cape Range National Park

More coastal delights abound including a special place called Turquoise Bay, where the coral reef comes right up to the beach, we spend quality time here exploring the reef where we see tropical fish and if lucky turtles and dolphins.

In addition to Turquoise Bay the Cape Range National Park is home to Yardie Creek, a coastal gorge where there is a great hike and more swimming opportunities.

We access another private wilderness camp right on the Exmouth Bay and enjoy some time under the stars and around the campfire.

Snorkelling off the beach at Turquoise Bay

Highlights

  • Exmouth Peninsula
  • Turquoise Bay
  • Yardie Creek
  • Camp: Coastal Bush Camp
  • Activities: Swimming, Snorkeling & Hiking approx 3km
  • Meals: BLD

6.Today we say goodbye to the and head inland to the spectacular Pilbara Region and Karijini National Park.

Karijini is regularly voted as a highlight of the trip and we spend the final days of the tour exploring the spectacular gorges and waterfalls of this highly rated destination.

We spend 2 nights at Karijini which gives us easy access to the plethora of amazing places to swim, hike and explore.

On arrival on our first day we normally head to Hamersley Gorge in the North of the Park.

Hamersley is spectacular, there is a steep climb down to beautiful pool where most people stay, however for those keen explorers (that’s us) we can follow the creek up to a few kilometres into further waterholes we have all to ourselves, the landscape is truely amazing and a photographers dream.

Arriving at Karijini National Park

Hamersley Gorge in Karijini National Park

Highlights

  • Karijini National Park
  • Hamersley Gorge
  • Camp: Bush Camp, Station Country
  • Activities: Swimming, Hiking approx 3km
  • Meals: BLD

 

7.

We have the next 2 days to explore the remainder of Karijini National Park.

Slot canyons, deep gorges and waterfalls abound in this outback oasis.

Today normally head into the Weano area where we find;

  • Weano Gorge
  • Hancock Gorge
  • Red Gorge
  • Handrail Pool

There is so much to explore and some great hiking and swimming for the whole day.

At the end of Day 7 we head to our National Park Campground and cook up another feast.

Weano Gorge Karijini National Park

Handrail Pool, Karijini National Park

Highlights

  • Karijini National Park
  • Weano Gorge
  • Hancock Gorge
  • Red Gorge
  • Handrail Pool
  • Camp: Bush Camp, National Park Facility
  • Activities: Swimming / Hiking, approx 5km
  • Meals: BLD

 


8.On day 8 we normally check out the East Karijini delights of Fortescue Falls, Fern Pool & Dales Gorge. Again an action packed day exploring, hiking and swimming.

After lunch we head off to our final wilderness camp for the tour, some beautiful and rugged Pilbara country just to the north of Karijini National Park, again we have a private spot located on a cattle station where we can crank up the campfire and cook up a feast.

Fern Pool, Karijini National Park

Fortescue Falls, Karijini National Park

Highlights

  • Fortescue Falls
  • Fern Pool
  • Dales Gorge
  • Camp: Private Wilderness Camp on Station Country – Pilbara Ranges
  • Activities: Swimming, Hiking up to 6km
  • Meals: BLD

9.Today we push through the Pilbara region via Marble Bar, home to the famous Iron Clad Hotel where we can stop for a refreshment and good Aussie hospitality.

Marble Bar is a unique outback town with a strong history, it also claims the title of Australia’s hottest town, summers are always up there in the high 40’s however back in 1922, long before anyone had invented air conditioning it got to a whopping 49.2C!

We gradually leave the rugged Pilbara behind us on a network or dirt roads and emerge back to the west coast near 80 mile beach south of Broome. After a refreshing swim we push on to Broome where we finish our expedition with a swim and classic Cable Beach Sunset.

 

Iron Clad Hotel Marble Bar

Cable Beach Sunset

Highlights

  • 80 Mile Beach
  • Marble Bar
  • Cable Beach
  • Activities: Sightseeing & a short walk at 80 mile beach
  • Meals: BL


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