Travel in a 4WD vehicle from Broome to Darwin through the remote Kimberley region of northwest Australia along the dirt Gibb River Road. Venture off the beaten track and deep into the Western Australian wilderness to explore The Bungle Bungle National Park, Lake Argyle and plenty of lush waterfalls.
All about the 9 Day Broome to Perth Adventure Tour
This is our Broome to Perth tour with a difference, an outback off-road experience.
On this outback camping trip, you will start your West Coast tour in Broome. First stop is an Australia bucket list destination Karijini National Park. You will then travel down to Exmouth and Coral Bay, the perfect snorkeling spots on the Ningaloo Reef. We take you to Shell Beach and Stromatolites in Shark Bay plus you get to meet the Monkey Mia Dolphins. Visit Kalbarri National Park and explore the great photo opportunities at Natures Window and Z-Bend in the Murchison Gorge, try abseiling a 25-meter wall (optional). Visit the Pinnacles on the way down to Perth.
A small group West Coast adventure.
9 Day Broome to Perth Adventure Tour
Tour itinerary - 9 Days
Broome to Pilbara Bush Camp
Departing Broome nice and early we push South from Broome. Today’s job is to get some distance under our belt to make the following days easy, we stop at 80 Mile Beach for a refreshing swim in a crystal blue water and then get on a network of bush tracks which eventually take us into the heart of the Pilbara.
The Pilbara region includes beautiful landscapes of coastal plains and mountain ranges with cliffs and gorges and is particularly known for its iron-ore deposits. Quickly take a photo standing on one of the oldest railway lines in Western Australia!
The reason we have chosen to use an off-road vehicle as opposed to a bus becomes clear as we take on the dirt roads and access a beautiful remote bush camp in a remote outback a river setting, often voted as favourite camp we normally get in nice and early, crank up the campfire and cook up a traditional Aussie roast in the camp oven.
Highlights today 80 Mile Beach, drive through the Pilbara Region, Camp: Private Wilderness Camp on Station Country – River Side. Activities: Swimming and Hiking approx 3km
Pilbara Region to Karijini National Park
We wake up with the birds singing and leave our campsite to keep driving 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!
From Marble Bar, we’ll push further to reach what many people rate as their favorite Australian destination, Karijini National Park. Slot canyons, deep gorges, and waterfalls abound in this outback oasis.
On day 2 we normally check out the East Karijini delights of Fortescue Falls, Fern Pool & Dales Gorge. A few meters away from our campsite, tour participants can decide to join an astronomy tour (at own expense) and spend the night learning more about the stars, taking a closer look at the Milky Way or Saturn through large telescopes. This adventure will take you on a cosmic journey, lightyears from Earth!
Highlights on day 2 of the tour are Fortescue Falls, Fern Pool, Dales Gorge, Join an Astronomy tour
Camp: Bush Camp, National Park Facility
Activities: Swimming and Hiking up to 6km
Explore Karijini National Park
On day 2 we normally head over the Karijini visitor center and the Weano area where we find; Weano Gorge, Hancock Gorge, Knox Gorge and Joffre Gorge.
There is so much to explore and some great hiking and swimming for the whole day. Tour participants also have the opportunity to join a canyoning tour (at own expense) for 1 of these days, enabling them to explore some of the areas restricted to rope access only.
At the end of Day 2, we return to camp and cook up another feast.
Highlights of today are Knox Gorge, Hancock Gorge, Weano Gorge, Joffre Gorge
Camp: Bush Camp, National Park Facility
Activities: Swimming and Hiking up to 10km
Karijini National Park to Exmouth
After an early morning at Hamersley Gorge, we say goodbye to the spectacular inland gorges of Karijini National Park and head for the Coast, specifically Exmouth. Arriving on the coast, we stop at the Ningaloo lighthouse to watch the sunset, another promise of a beautiful day awaiting. Then, we head straight for our private bush camp located right on the water at Exmouth Bay.
Highlights today in Exmouth are Hamersley Gorge, Exmouth Bay
Camp: Private Wilderness Camp on Station Country - Coastal
Activities: Swimming and Hiking up to 3km
Day 5 to 7
We will spend the next three days exploring the Exmouth Peninsula, about 650 km of stunning beaches with white sand and clear blue water, where there is a variety of activities to suit all tastes and budgets.
Depending on the search for animals, you will have the chance to jump on a boat cruise of your own choice (at your own expense in Exmouth or Coral Bay) to go snorkeling, diving, search for whale sharks (in season) or Manta Rays in the Ningaloo Reef.
For those not cruising we explore the peninsula including special places lie 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 are 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.
On day 7, we finally head south towards Hamelin Pool in the World Heritage Protected Shark Bay before settling down for another night around the campfire. We have a campsite right on the bay which is only accessible by 4WD. On the way we take on some sand dunes and stop in Shell Beach – you guessed it, a beach made entirely of shells!
Highlights of these 3 days on tour are Exmouth, Turquoise Bay, Coral Bay, relaxing and swimming on the beach, hiring snorkels and exploring the bay, joining a Manta Ray Snorkeling Boat Cruise, joining a Whale Shark Snorkeling Boat Cruise (in season) Hamelin Pool, Shark Bay, Shell Beach
Camp: Yardie Creek Station & Shell Beach
Activities: Swimming, Snorkeling and Hiking up to 5 km
Shell Beach Bush Camp to Kalbarri National Park
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 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 into Kalbarri National Park where we explore the inland gorges of the park including Murchison Gorge & Nature's Window.
We continue our trek south and chase the sunset while exploring some of the coastal areas of the Kalbarri National Park which can include sections of the Bigurda Trail & Eagle Gorge. After all the outdoor activities, we head to our last campsite located on private property along the Murchison River.
Highlights of day 8 Monkey Mia, Kalbarri National Park, Murchison Gorge and Z Bend, Nature's Window, Kalbarri Coastal Walk
Camp: Private Wilderness Camp on Station Country – Coastal
Activities: Hiking approx 3 - 6km
Murchison House Station Bush Camp to Perth
The beauty of bush camping is that we rise with the sun and get moving early. we’ll head to Nambung National Park, home of the Pinnacles and eventually into the city of Perth where we can drop you at your accommodation.
Highlights Kalbarri National Park, Nambung National Park, Pinnacles Desert
Activities: Hiking up to 3km
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July 2019: *4, 12*, 19
August 2019: 3, 10, 25
September 2019: 1, 16, 23
October 2019: 8, 15, 30
May: 23, 30
Jun: 6, 13, 20, 28(FF)
Jul: 4(FF), 11(FF), 14(FF), 21, 28
Aug: 4, 8, 15, 22, 29
Sep: 5, 19, 26
Oct: 3, 17, 24, 29
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
Itineraries and inclusions can change due to seasonal, cultural or operational restrictions.
A good level of fitness is required for all tours and activities provided by Real Adventure Group. Some hikes and walks take place over uneven ground and/or a significant distance.
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 when booking if you have any specific dietary needs.
Sleeping Bag required, please bring your own.
Any alcohol beverages. Passengers are allowed to purchase alcohol to take on tour but this must be bought in can or cask form as bottles (stubbies) will get smashed due to bumpy roads.
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