24 Day Perth to Darwin Camping Tour

    West Coast adventure from Perth through to Darwin. Get off the beaten track on the wild west coast.

    Our outback Perth to Darwin camping adventure runs from Perth from April to September in 2024!

    Travel the entire West Coast,  off the beaten track, as you discover the raw desert landscapes and stunning coastline of Western Australia and the Kimberley on this ultimate overland tour. Explore the major highlights between Perth and Darwin at a slower pace, allowing you to really get to know the wild west coast.

    This adventure tour allows you to experience the local knowledge of a passionate guide and the magic of camping under the great southern sky, Australian style. The Pinnacles, Kalbarri National Park, Monkey Mia and Coral Bay are total highlights on the first 5 days of the tour. The cattle stations, red earth and mining communities of the Pilbara is reminiscent of the sun-baked Australia much of the world imagines. Hike and swim in the ancient gorges and waterholes of Karijini National Park.

    You will do many great things and see plenty of great places, including lots of coastal stuff but we also head inland to visit Karijini National Park and the Kimberley.

    There is a rest between sections on this Perth to Darwin tour. 4 free days in Broome on this package to explore and relax (Own Expense). So technically this trip is 24 days from Perth all the way to Darwin! But you get some time off from Adventure to take it easy and chill in Broome. You will need it before heading into the Kimberley!

    The last 10 days of this tour as we leave Broome really take you to remote Australia, hiking and swimming daily in gorges each more wonderful than the last.  Breathtaking waterfalls cascade into swimming holes with cool clear water encouraging you to take a dip after a hot day hiking. This tour includes meals as indicated and camping in the great outdoors under a blanket of stars. This is perfect for you if you are an outdoor adventurer and want to get off the tourist trail for a once in a lifetime tour.

    Traveling the full length of the West Coast of Western Australia and into the Northern Territory, this tour is a classic expedition style of trip. means small groups, hostel nights, camping in wild places, and heaps of adventure.

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      Route

      Perth to Brome Tour: Day 1: Perth/Kalbarri

      Welcome to sunny Perth, where your overland journey begins. Meet your group early this morning and leave the city as we enter Nambung National Park to explore the Pinnacles Desert – a unique landscape unlike any other in the country. From here, depending on the weather and timings, we have the opportunity to stop off at some of the West Coast’s amazing sites such as Jurien Bay Sand Dunes and/or Western Australia’s very own Pink Lake at Port Gregory as we continue on through Geraldton to the quiet beach town of Kalbarri where we stay overnight.

      Accommodation

      Hostel – Kalbarri

      Included Activities

      Nambung National Park (Pinnacles) Entrance

      Meals Included

      Lunch, Dinner

      Day 2: Kalbarri National Park to Shark Bay

      Today take a short drive to Kalbarri National Park. Hike around some of the park’s diverse scenery, including Murchison Gorge and Nature’s Window, the Loop and Z-Bend Gorge (a steep descent but worth the effort for a refreshing swim). After lunch visit the beautiful Shell Beach, which is one of only two beaches in the world composed entirely of shells. Get back on the road and continue towards Denham and Shark Bay.

      Accommodation

      Hostel – Monkey Mia

      Included Activities

      Kalbarri National Park Entrance

      Meals Included

      Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Day 3: Monkey Mia to Coral Bay

      This morning after a short drive across the Peron Peninsula we head down to the beach for the Monkey Mia dolphins experience. For more than 50 years, large groups of wild Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins have visited the shallows at Monkey Mia. Today dolphins are only fed according to strict guidelines and under supervision of Parks and Wildlife Service officers to ensure the dolphins continue to hunt and behave naturally. The idyllic shores around the Francoise Peron National Park are perfect to stretch the legs and admire another slice of Western Australian coastline. The next stop is Hamelin Pool where you’ll see the fascinating stromatolites, these marine rock formations are some of the world’s oldest and largest living fossils. After a short break, continue along the highway through Carnarvon to Coral Bay – known as the ‘Jewel of the Northwest’.

      Accommodation

      Hostel – Coral Bay

      Included Activities

      Monkey Mia Dolphin Experience

      Meals Included

      Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Day 4: Coral Bay to Cape Range National Park

      Today explore the picturesque Coral Bay, gateway to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef, home to 250 species of coral and over 500 species of fish. This morning you have the opportunity to take part in one of a number of optional activities or take some time to relax by the beach or in the town. Hire some snorkel equipment, cruise the reef in a glass-bottom boat to observe the tropical life teeming below the surface or, book onto an unmissable Swim with the Manta Rays experience. When late afternoon comes around it’s time for the short drive into Exmouth to prepare for another day. (All optional activities are at the guests own expense)

      Accommodation

      Hostel – Exmouth

      Included Activities

      Ningaloo Reef Marine Park
      Optional Activities

      Beach Snorkelling (own expense)
      Swim with Manta Rays (Pre Book with Gap360 via Real Aussie)
      Whale Watching – 3 hours (seasonal) (Pre Book with Gap360 via Real Aussie)
      Glass Bottom Boat Cruises (Pre Book with Gap360 via Real Aussie)
      Swim with Humpback Whale Safari (Pre Book with Gap360 via Real Aussie)
      Swim with Turtles Eco Tour (Pre Book with Gap360 via Real Aussie)

      Meals Included

      Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Day 5: Exmouth and Cape Range National Park

      Spend the morning snorkelling right off the beach in the stunning Cape Range National Park. Depending on the time of year, you have the option to jump onboard a Swim with Whale Sharks tour or a Humpback Whale Safari! Pre booking is strongly recommended as spaces do fill up on these optional tours. If you don’t fancy another day on the reef, why not take a visit to Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, one of the few places in Australia where you can see the sun both rise and set and spend the day lazing on the pristine beach at Turquoise Bay and soak up the sunshine.

      Accommodation

      Hostel – Exmouth

      Optional Activities

      Swim with the Whalesharks (Pre Book with Gap360 via Real Aussie)
      Swim with Humpback Whale Safari (Pre Book with Gap360 via Real Aussie)
      Snorkel at Turquoise Bay (own expense)

      Meals Included

      Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Day 6: Karijini National Park

      Head inland today through the vast cattle stations of the Pilbara region. The sparsely populated Pilbara desert is known for its red earth and rich mineral deposits. In the afternoon pass through the little town of Tom Price, which is renowned for its iron ore mining. Continue on to your campsite overlooking the magnificent Hamersley Range in Karijini. Before you go to sleep, take a minute to gaze up at one the most magnificent night skies you’re ever likely to see.

      Accommodation

      Camping (with facilities) – Karijini

      Meals Included

      Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Day 7: Karijini National Park

      Today we explore the almighty gorges of Karijini National Park. Formed over 2,500 million years ago, the Hamersley Ranges feature some of the most unusual landforms on Earth. You’ll be able to take some great photographs while you’re here. Hike deep into the gorges, where you’ll come across cascading waterfalls and fresh waterholes ideal for swimming in. Dales Gorge and Oxlers Lookout, Fortescue Falls, Fern Pool, Weano and Hancock Gorge’s are just some of the places you can visit. This part of the journey is a real highlight.

      Accommodation

      Camping (with facilities) – Karijini

      Included Activities

      Karijini National Park Entrance & Gorge Walks

      Meals Included

      Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Day 8- 10: Karijini National Park

      For the next 3 days we have one last glimpse of Karijini National Park and make our way to Broome via Port Hedland, the Pilbara region and If time allows the Dampier Peninsula. We spend our days experiencing the mass scale of the mining industry in the region as well as the hidden gems such as 80-Mile Beach before arriving in Broome on Day 10 in time for a perfect West Coast sunset.

      Accommodation

      Camping (with facilities)

      Meals Included

      Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on all days

      Days 11 - 14: Broome

      Enjoy a fabulous 4 day break in beautiful Broome: relax on one of the best beaches in the world – 16 kilometre Cable Beach, enjoy a brew at Matsos Broome Brewery, search for dinosaur footprints on the rugged coastline, checkout the local art galleries and jump on a local Broome tour or two.

      This break is free time for independent adventures – on your own, or with your new travel mates.

      Accommodation

      Broome Hostel (dorm-share) (5 nights)

      Meals Included

      Daily Breakfast

      Day 15: Broome to the Western Kimberley’s

      This morning we start the second half of our Journey to Darwin!

      After a bit of highway driving we reach the Fitzroy River, then it’s all off-road to the Napier Range. The main attraction here is a guided walk-through Dimalurru (Tunnel Creek), a vast cave system that extends 750 metres underground. It’s from here that the indigenous warrior Jandamarra waged his rebellion against the colonial authorities – a legacy you’ll learn more about on walk through the tunnel with your guide. After an awesome day exploring, it’s time to kick back at camp in the Western Kimberley around the campfire.

      Accommodation

      Camping (with facilities)

      Included Activities

      Tunnel Creek Exploration Walk

      Meals Included

      Lunch, Dinner

      Day 16: Western Kimberley’s

      Today we head to Windjana Gorge, once an underwater reef just 350 million years ago. During the wet season a river flows all the way through it, but during the dry it’s really more a series of ponds and billabongs. Set out on a bit of an explore, hopefully spotting a freshwater crocodile or two. The Western Kimberley region is full of endless stunning gorges that have to be explored and this afternoon is no exception. Bell Gorge (if open) is home to a stunning cascade of water flowing from the previous wet season rains that fall in the King Leopold Ranges. We enjoy an afternoon swim in the large plunge pool before making our way to camp along the Gibb River Road.

      Accommodation

      Camping (with facilities)

      Included Activities

      Bell Gorge
      Windjana Gorge

      Meals Included

      Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Day 17: Manning Gorge

      We spend the morning exploring Manning Gorge and enjoy a swim in the pools under Manning Falls. After stretching your legs on the hike in you will be rewarded with a swim in a large rock pool at the base of Manning Falls. Spend the afternoon exploring Galvins Gorge before heading back to camp to relax around the campfire.

      Accommodation

      Camping (with facilities)

      Included Activities

      Galvans Gorge
      Manning Gorge

      Meals Included

      Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Days 18 - 22: The best attractions of the remote Gibb River Road to Lake Argyle

      Fording rivers and weaving through gorges, travel by 4WD along the wild Gibb River Road – a 600-kilometre stretch that winds right through the heart of the Kimberley. Pass through remote and extraordinary country as you travel through this historic part of Australia.

      For the next 6 days we will be experiencing the incredible sites in this remote region, including:

      Crossing the Pentecost River
      The scenic town of Kununurra, ‘Capital’ of the East Kimberley’s
      Purnululu National Park, home of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Bunge Bungles
      El Questro Station – a 1 million acre former working cattle station turned wilderness reserve
      Lake Argyle, an enormous inland water system 18 times bigger than Sydney Harbour! Here we’ll have time for an optional cruise or scenic flight!

      All this, with days packed full of incredible gorges, waterfalls, amazing hikes and pristine swimming spots.

      Due to operational reasons, the order of our day to day itinerary can alter depending on your chosen departure.

      Accommodation

      Camping (with basic facilities)

      Meals Included

      Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner all days

      Day 23: Lake Argyle to Katherine

      Today we say goodbye to WA as from here we cross the state border into the Northern Territory. The day is spent enjoying the last views of the Boabs you have fallen in love with as we make our way towards Katherine and it’s relaxing hot springs, before our last camp for the night just outside of Nitmiluk National Park in the Katherine Region.

      Accommodation

      Camping (with facilities)

      Meals Included

      Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Day 24: Katherine to Darwin

      On the final day of the trip, stop at either the secluded gorge of Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) or take one last plunge for the trip into the cool waters of Edith Falls. In the afternoon, we make our way to Darwin, where your adventure comes to an end.

      Please book any onward travel the following day as our arrival time can vary.

      Included Activities

      Katherine Gorge or Edith Falls

      Meals Included

      Breakfast, Lunch

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      Important Booking Info
      FAQs

      Essential things to pack

      Important Booking Info

       

      When does this tour depart?

      Confirmed Departures for 2024
      15 April
      20 April
      04 May
      13 May
      18 May
      01 June
      10 June
      15 June
      29 June
      08 July
      13 July
      27 July
      05 August
      10 August
      24 August
      02 Sept
      07 Sept

      Where will i sleep on tour?
      Throughout the tour, accommodations vary between camping under the stars in picturesque locations and sharing dorm-style accommodations for a budget-friendly experience.

       

      Camping allows you to truly connect with the natural surroundings. We provide all the necessary equipment, including tents. Don’t forget to pack a sleeping bag, or one can be purchased for $75 per person. Let us know if you would like to buy one. You can choose to keep it as a memento of your journey or donate it to support local indigenous communities.

      In some locations, we offer dorm-style accommodation, allowing you to rest in shared rooms. It’s a convenient option for a comfortable night’s sleep

      Are meals included?

      Are meals included?

      During the course of the tour, we take care of your dining needs by providing a well-balanced and satisfying array of meals. Throughout your journey, you can look forward to enjoying delicious breakfasts, ensuring you start each day with energy and enthusiasm. Additionally, we offer a generous selection hearty lunches, allowing you to refuel during your adventures and savor the local flavors. For your evening meals, we’ve prepared delectable dinners that encompass a variety of cuisines and culinary experiences, ensuring you have a satisfying end to each remarkable day of exploration. Rest assured, our inclusive meal plan is designed to enhance your travel experience, keeping you nourished and delighted throughout the entirety of your unforgettable journey.

      As part of our participation tour ethos, you’ll even have the opportunity to lend a hand in prepping meals alongside our expert guide. And when it comes to cleanup, we’re all in this together – assisting with washing up after meals fosters camaraderie and makes you an integral part of the tour

      What fitness level is required for this tour?

      This tour is designed for participants with a good to advanced level of fitness. The itinerary involves various activities, including hiking and exploring natural sites. It’s recommended to be physically prepared for moderate to strenuous activities.

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