A full day that takes you up the coast north of Perth to the Pinnacles Desert to see the limestone formations. Go sand boarding at the Lancelin sand dunes, and go to Caversham Wildlife park. Morning tea and lunch is included.
All about the 19 Day Perth to Darwin Tour Package
Best bits on this 19 day West Coast tour are the fully guided tour through The Pinnacles Desert and the Discovery Centre, Kalbarri township & Kalbarri National Park Natures Window and Z-Bend in the Murchison Gorge, try abseiling a 25 metre wall (optional), Shell Beach and Stromatolites in Shark Bay, The Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, feeding the dolphins! Free time for optional activities in Coral Bay, for snorkeling, A fully guided tour of Cape Range National Park, Vlamingh Head Lighthouse & Milyearing Visitor Centre, Exmouth, snorkelling on the Ningaloo Reef, Turquoise Bay, stopping in Tom Price, the highest town in Western Australia, staying in deluxe Safari Tents at Karijini Eco Retreat! Visiting all the gorges in Karijini National Park, in Broome going to 80 Mile Beach, Gantheaume Point, Cable Beach, windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek.
Plus all the sights of the West and East Kimberley along the Gibb River Road, 2 nights at El Questro Station, The Bungle Bungles and Lake Argyle all the way to Darwin!
WALKING AND HIKING BETWEEN PERTH TO BROOME AND BROOME TO DARWIN NEEDS A GOOD LEVEL OF FITNESS.
Kalbarri National Park: Good level of fitness is required. Walking on uneven surface required.
Karijini National Park: Good level of fitness required. Walking on uneven surface required.
The Kimberley: High level of fitness required for walks in hot weather conditions.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PERTH TO DARWIN TOUR
WHAT IS A SWAG?
A swag is a bedroll made of canvas with a mattress inside. You can put your sleeping bag inside and zip it up and have a perfect view of the stars. check out our blog on the subject of swags here.
ARE THERE MANY FLIES IN THE OUTBACK?
In summer there can be many flies. It is advised that you purchase a fly net.
DO YOU CATER FOR MY DIETARY NEEDS?
We can cater for vegetarians, vegans, gluten free and lactose intolerant passengers. Please understand we are on a camping tour so the food you may usually have may not be readily available. Please contact us if you have any specific dietary needs.
19 Day Perth to Darwin Tour Package Itinerary - 19 days
Perth to Kalbarri
Our first stop today is to head north to the impressive Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park. We enjoy a fully guided tour through these amazing limestone formations and drop in at the Discovery Centre before we have lunch by the sea. After a sightseeing stop in the town of Geraldton it’s on to Big River Ranch in Kalbarri National Park for some true blue Aussie hospitality and our overnight stay. (L,D)
Kalbarri to Shark Bay
Today we visit the marvels of Murchison Gorge, Nature’s Window and Z-Bend Gorge in Kalbarri National Park. Here you have the option to try abseiling (additional expense). Cool off with a swim in the Murchison River before we’re back on the bus and travelling north to Shell Beach and Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort for our accommodation. (B,L,D)
Monkey Mia to Coral Bay
This morning you will head out to the beach early to see the the famous Monkey Mia dolphins come in for feeding. Then join an optional sea kayak (own expense) or just chill out on the beach or at the resort. We visit the oldest live rock formations in Australia, the ‘Stromatolites’ before we settle into our accommodation in Coral Bay, located right on the famous Ningaloo Reef. (B,L,D)
Today enjoy free time to experience the many great tours and activities Coral Bay has to offer, with special discounts available as an Aussie Wanderer passenger. Go for a stroll on the beach and check out the shark nursery, swim with the Manta Rays or go for a snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef only metres from shore (all optional and at additional expense).
This evening we take the short drive up the peninsula to Exmouth and check in to our accommodation for two nights in the town centre. (B,D)
Today is yours to join any of the optional activities available including snorkeling with the friendly giants of the sea, the whale sharks (seasonal) or enjoying a fully guided tour of Cape Range National Park, a spectacular place of rugged limestone ranges, breathtaking deep canyons and 50km of pristine beaches. Experience guided snorkeling trips (snorkel hire $10) including the stunning Turquoise Bay, Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and lookout, Milyearing Visitors Centre and more before we return to our accommodation in Exmouth at the end of the day. (B,L,D)
Exmouth to Karijini National Park
Up early we travel east through station country and stop at Tom Price, the highest town in Western Australia. Here we get our supplies before we head to the amazing Karijini National Park. We stay at the multi award winning Karijini Eco Retreat in deluxe safari eco tents with your own veranda, quality beds, linen and hot showers. (B,L,D)
Day 7 and 8
Karijini National Park
The next two days give us plenty of time to explore Karijini National Park and to enjoy 2.5 billion years of evolution and 40,000 years of culture. We visit and hike many of the gorges, swim in amazing rock pools, stand under waterfalls and explore intriguing rock formations including Hancock Gorge, Weano Gorge and its adventurous Handrail Pool, Dales Gorge, Circular Pool, Fortescue Falls, Fern Pool and more. Late on day eight we travel further north to Pardoo Roadhouse and check in to our large comfortable tents (or swag if you choose) for a night of camping. (Upgrades receive a private room with shared facilities on Day 8) (Day 7 & 8 - B,L,D)
Pardoo Roadhouse to Broome
This morning sees us arrive at 80 Mile Beach for some stunning photos. Upon arrival in Broome your guide will take you for a tour around town before checking in at your hostel accommodation (in dorm or private rooms) where you will spend three nights enjoying this tropical township. (B,L)
Day 10 and 11
Enjoy two free days in Broome to explore some of the many attractions on offer including a sunset camel ride along Cable Beach, sea kayaking to look for sea turtles, a day trip to Cape Leveque or lazing about the pool at your accommodation. Accommodation included but meals and activities are at own expense.
Broome to Silent Grove
Today you begin your journey into the wild and remote Australian wilderness where you will experience a fantastic combination of adventure, wildlife and tranquillity.
Departing Broome early we head east towards the Gibb River Road and arrive at Windjana Gorge in the Napier Ranges for lunch.
Nearly 660 kilometres long, the Gibb River Road is a former cattle route and one of the country’s most adventurous roads for four-wheel-driving.
After lunch we explore the gorge to view the native birds and resident freshwater crocodiles. During your trip in the Kimberley you will have the chance to view many bird species including the rare Gouldian finches as well as many saltwater and freshwater crocodiles.
In the afternoon we explore Tunnel Creek – an ancient reef system which is said to have existed 350 million years ago – before heading to Silent Grove for our first night at our campsite under the stars. (L, D)
Silent Grove to Mt Elizabeth
Enjoy waking up to the wilderness so very far away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Today you will explore more of the region’s gorges including Bell, Galvans and Manning. The water levels at the time of your journey will determine which gorges you visit however each are unique and special in their own right.
Bell Gorge, the region’s most popular, is perfect for swimming whether you choose the deep plunge pool at the bottom of the falls or go exploring to other smaller falls and pools down or upstream.
Galvans Gorge is a beautiful deep green pool with a perfect waterfall to shower under or sit back and admire the view from the grassy edges.
Manning Gorge is well known for its Aboriginal rock art which you can explore before taking a refreshing swim.
After a day of walking and swimming in these magnificent natural attractions we travel to our overnight location of Mount Elizabeth Station. Here you may choose between cabins or camping. (B, L, D)
Mt Elizabeth to El Questro
Heading further east we explore, swim and hike this amazing part of the world. Visit the beautiful Emma Gorge before arriving at El Questro for our first of two nights in this outback oasis. (B, L, D)
You will have the entire day today to discover some of the one million acres of the El Questro Wilderness Park, a functioning cattle station and one of the biggest in Australia.
Soak in Zebedee Springs a soothing natural thermal pool.
Weather depending, and only for the brave and energetic, you can visit El Questro Gorge to swim while the sun rays peek through the crevices of the rock above. A challenging walk over slippery rocks and sometimes through water, visiting this Gorge is not for the faint-hearted.
You will have the opportunity to continue your exploration through the optional activities on offer including barramundi fishing, horse riding and a boat cruise.
Every true explorer needs rehydration so why not end the day with a cold beverage at the Swinging Arm Bar before retiring to your room or tent for the night. (B, L, D)
El Questro to Purnululu (The Bungle Bungles)
Today we make our way to Purnululu National Park, home to the world famous Bungle Bungles.
Here we go off road in 4WD (Four Wheel Drive) Not only are these rock formations stunning but the rough terrain you will encounter as you bounce and wind your way along the 53 kilometre entrance road is an experience in itself.
This afternoon we begin exploring these amazing sandstone formations before giving the 4WD a hard-earned rest and settle into camp for a relaxing evening. (B, L, D)
Bungle Bungles to Lake Argyle (via Kununurra)
Purnululu is the name given by the Kija Aborginal people to the sandstone range of the Bungle Bungles. These sandstone domes, some reaching as high as 578 metres, are yours to explore today.
During your time here you will have the opportunity to take an optional helicopter ride over the formations to gain an overall perspective of these unique attractions. (B, L, D)
Breaking camp this afternoon we head out of the Bungle Bungles and up towards Kununurra.
It is in this area that most of Australia the movie was filmed. Lead actress and Aussie icon Nicole Kidman has even claimed the natural waters in this area carry special powers of fertility. New couples take heed!
You may also be interested in visiting some of the many jewellers offering local Argyle diamonds. The nearby Argyle Diamond mine is the largest diamond producer in the world by volume and is said to produce over 90% of the world’s supply of pink diamonds.
After exploring Kununurra, (maybe with a few thousand dollars less), we make camp at the Argyle Tourist Village where you have the choice of a cabin or tent. (B, L, D)
Lake Argyle to Katherine Region
This morning we explore Australia’s largest man-made lake, Lake Argyle. It is home to 26 species of native fish, about 150,000 water birds as well as an estimated 25,000 freshwater crocodiles. Take an optional cruise on the lake for a unique view.
Following our visit to the Lake we cross the border into the Northern Territory before setting up camp at Victoria River. (B, L, D)
Victoria River to Darwin
Our final day sees us visit one of the Northern Territory’s most stunning areas, Katherine Gorge/ Nitmiluk National Park with its towering cliffs and meandering waterways. We visit Edith Falls before arriving in Darwin in the early evening. (B, L)
|Tour code: Dorm/Camp 19DPD|
Dorm/Camp (8 nts camping/10 nts dorm).
Double/Camp (9 nts Camping/9 nts Double with Shared Facilities)
Single/Camp (9 nts Camping/9 nts Single with Shared Facilities)
Dorm/Camp (8 nts camping/10 nts dorm) if booked 90 days in advance
Every Saturday between April 22 - September 16 only at 7:00am from Perth City and the Tourist Coach Stand on Wellington Street
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Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
- *These options must be booked at least 6 weeks in advance and are subject to upgrade accommodation being available at time of booking.
- All campsites include toilets but not all have showers and running water.
- Upgrades from camping to accommodation in the Kimberley take place at Mt Elizabeth Homestead, El Questro (2 nights) and Lake Argyle (4 nights total).
- Upgraded rooms from Perth to Exmouth, Pardoo Roadhouse, Mt Elizabeth and Lake Argyle have shared bathroom facilities.
- No suitcases are allowed between Broome and Darwin. Soft bags or backpacks only will be excepted with a maximum weight of 15 kg and a small carry-on bag.
- If you wish to forward a suitcase or any excess luggage, the Greyhound offers a daily service Broome <> Darwin. Customers can drop their luggage off at the Broome Visitor Centre the day before their tour departure, Greyhound will then drop their bags off at the Darwin Visitor Centre for them to pick it up and vice versa. Prices vary per sizing but as an example: A bag sized 60 x 45 x 25 is $55 to go from Broome to Darwin.
- Single upgrades will share a twin-share tent during the camping nights.
- An exclusion of liability form is to be signed prior to departure.
- Please advise us of any medical or mobility issues prior to booking. The Kimberley region can be extremely hot with high humidity. We ask that you prepare yourself for hot conditions and drink plenty of water.
- Not suitable for passengers under 18 years or over 55 years
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