20 Day Perth to Darwin Tour


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    Our outback Perth to Darwin camping adventure runs from Perth from April to September in 2023!

    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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      Our travellers often combine this trip with some of these trips:

      Itinerary

      Perth to Brome Tour: Day 1: Perth/Kalbarri

      Welcome to sunny Perth, where your overland journey begins. Leave the city, driving north to Nambung National Park to explore The Pinnacles. These are ancient rock sculptures that rise out of the desert. From here continue on through Geraldton to the quiet beach town of Kalbarri, where you’ll stay the night.

      Included Activities

      • Nambung National Park (Pinnacles) Entrance

      Meals Included

      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Special Information The total driving time today is about 6.5 hours and approximately 600km. The total walking distance is approximately 2km.

      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. It’s a steep descent into Z-Bend Gorge. 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 (1 night) Monkey Mia

      Included Activities

      • Kalbarri National Park Entrance

      Meals Included

      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Special Information The total driving time today is about 5.5 hours and approximately 470km. The total walking distance is approximately 5km.

      Day 3: Monkey Mia to Coral Bay

      This morning head down to the beach for the Monkey Mia dolphins experience. 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 (1 night)

      Included Activities

      • Monkey Mia Dolphins

      Meals Included

      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Special Information The total driving time today is about 6.5 hours. The total walking distance is approximately 2km.

      Day 4: Coral Bay to Cape Range National Park

      Today explore picturesque Coral Bay, home to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef. Snorkel equipment is available to hire (own expense), you could cruise the reef in a glass-bottom boat to observe the tropical life teeming below the surface. The marine park is home to 250 species of coral and over 500 species of fish. You might prefer to take an optional scenic flight over the reef. In the late afternoon, it’s a short drive to our campsite at Yardie Creek near the Cape Range National Park, Exmouth.

      Accommodation

      • Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

      Included Activities

      • Ningaloo Reef Marine Park

      Optional Activities

      • Snorkel with Manta Rays – half day trip
      • Beach Snorkelling (own expense)
      • Whale Watching – 3 hours (seasonal)
      • Glass Bottom Boat Cruises from

      Meals Included

      • Breakfast
      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 snorkel or scuba dive in search of whale sharks and manta rays. Take a visit to Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, one of the few places in Australia where you can see the sun both rise and set. Enjoy taking a wander around the town of Exmouth before settling down in our overnight accommodation.

      Accommodation

      • Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

      Optional Activities

      • Snorkel with the Whalesharks (own expense)
      • Snorkel at Turquoise Bay (own expense)

      Meals Included

      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Special Information The total driving time today is about 2 hours and approximately 180km. The total walking distance is approximately 2km.

      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) (1 night)

      Meals Included

      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Special Information Today’s travel will take around 9 hours in total and approximately 750km.

      Day 7: Karijini National Park

      Over the next two days 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) (1 night)

      Included Activities

      • Karijini National Park Entrance & Gorge Walks

      Meals Included

      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Special Information The total driving time today is around 2 hours and approximately 30km, but you could be walking up to 6km.

      Day 8: Karijini National Park

      Head back into the gorges today for further exploration of this fascinating national park.

      Accommodation

      • Camping (with facilities) (1 night)

      Meals Included

      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Special Information The total driving time today is only around 2 hours and approximately 180km, but you could be walking up to 6km.

      Day 9: Pilbara Region / Pardoo

      Depart Karijini this morning and travel towards the coast (approximately four hours in total). Visit the iron ore port of Port Hedland, the second most populated town in the Pilbara. Take a quick tour of the town and gain an understanding of the scale of the iron ore industry. After lunch continue on to a nearby station, where you’ll spend the last night of your trip.

      Accommodation

      • Camping (with shared facilities) (1 night)

      Meals Included

      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Special Information The total driving time today is about 6.5 hours and approximately 520km.

      Day 10: Broome

      The drive to your final destination of Broome will take around six hours. En route, enjoy a leisurely break and stroll along the immense 80-Mile Beach. On arrival into Broome, say goodbye to your fellow travellers and enjoy an idyllic Broome sunset – a fitting end to your overland adventure. There are no more activities planned for today.

      Accommodation- own expense

      Meals Included

      • Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Special Information The total driving time today is about 6 hours and approximately 525km.

      4 Free days in Broome

      4 free days in Broome

      Accommodation- own expense

      No Meals

      Free days in Broome to Explore

      Broome to Darwin Tour: Day 1: Broome – Tunnel Creek National Park

      Welcome to Broome, an easy going tourist town with a pretty striking strip of coastline. We set off into the West Australian wilds pretty early today, so consider arriving a day or two early if you fancy getting to know Broome better. 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 Tunnel Creek, a vast cave system that extends 750 metres underground.

      Accommodation

      • Camping (with facilities) (1 night)

      Included Activities

      • Tunnel Creek Exploration Walk

      Meals Included

      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Special Information The total driving time today is about 5 hours. The total walking distance is approximately three kilometres, including walking through water in Tunnel Creek.

      Day 2: Windjana Gorge to Mt. Barnett

      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) (1 night)

      Included Activities

      • Bell Gorge
      • Windjana Gorge

      Meals Included

      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Special Information The total driving time today is around 4.5 hours. The total walking distance is approximately four to six kilometres including walking through water in Tunnel Creek.

      Day 3: Manning Gorge (Mt. Barnett)

      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) (1 night)

      Included Activities

      • Galvans Gorge
      • Manning Gorge

      Meals Included

      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Special Information The total driving time today is around 1 hour. The total walking distance is approximately six to eight kilometres.

      Day 4: Gibb River Road to El Questro

      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. Cross the Pentecost River to reach the famous El Questro Station, where you’ll spend the night camping under the stars.

      Accommodation

      • Camping (with facilities) (1 night)

      Included Activities

      • Gibb River Road

      Meals Included

      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Special Information The total driving time today is around 6 hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres.

      Day 5: El Questro Station

      Wake up with the knowledge of not having to pack up camp before spending the day exploring the amazing sights of El Questro Station. Enjoy a relaxing swim at Zebedee Springs before tackling the hike into either Emma Gore or El Questro Gorge where you will be rewarded with a stunning waterfall and a swim. Tonight enjoy another night at the El Questro campsite, where you might choose to enjoy a well-earned drink at the station bar with your travel mates.

      Accommodation

      • Camping (with facilities) (1 night)

      Included Activities

      • Emma Gorge
      • Zebedee Springs

      Meals Included

      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Special Information The total driving time today is only around 45 minutes. Total walking distance is up to 6 kilometres.

      Day 6: Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle Range)

      Say goodbye to El Questro and hello Bungle Bungles. Today we drive through the rugged landscape of Carr Boyd and the Durack Ranges into Purnululu National Park. This park is home-ground of the Bungle Bungles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dominated by massive sandstone karsts that rear hundreds of metres above the surrounding grasslands. We arrive at our bush camp in time to sit back and watch the sun set over the Osmond Ranges. If you’ve had enough of tent camping by now, you might want to spend tonight sleeping out beneath the stars snuggled up in a swag.

      Accommodation

      • Camping (with basic facilities – no showers) (1 night)

      Meals Included

      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Special Information The total driving time today is approximately 5 hours. The total walking distance is approximately five kilometres.

      Day 7: Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle Range)

      After breakfast prepare for a full day of activities. Explore the remarkable rock formations of the Bungle Bungle Range. Hike to the constricted, red gap of Echidna Chasm and the immense Cathedral Gorge. You’ll also have the opportunity to experience another perspective of the Bungles in a helicopter flight (at your own expense). As the sun goes down, head to your overnight camp.

      Accommodation

      • Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)

      Included Activities

      • Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle)
      • Echidna Chasm Walk

      Optional Activities

      • Helicopter Flight – Bungle Bungles – from – AUD350

      Meals Included

      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Special Information The total driving time today is around 1 hour. The total walking distance is approximately five kilometres.

      Day 8: Lake Argyle

      This morning you will once again experience some serious 4WD action as you wind your way out of the Bungle Bungles. Take some time to have a look around the picturesque town of Kununurra. In the late afternoon, travel down beside the Ord River to make camp at Lake Argyle. You have the choice of relaxing in the famous infinity pool overlooking the magnificent Lake Argyle or appreciating it from the water by choosing to do a cruise (own expense). This vast body of water has been forged by the Ord River Dam. The biggest manmade lake in Australia, Lake Argyle is 18 times the size of Sydney Harbour!

      Accommodation

      • Camping (with facilities) (1 night)

      Included Activities

      • Lake Argyle

      Optional Activities

      • Lake Argyle Sunset Cruise – AUD100

      Meals Included

      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Special Information The total driving time today is around 5.5 hours. Total walking distance is one kilometre

      Day 9: Lake Argyle to the Katherine region

      Not long after breakfast 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 our last camp for the night just outside of Nitmiluk National Park in the Katherine Region.

      Accommodation

      • Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

      Meals Included

      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Special Information The total driving time today is around 7 hours. Total walking distance is around one kilometre.

      Day 10: 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, make your way to Darwin, where your adventure comes to an end. Please book any onward travel the following day.

      Included Activities

      • Katherine Gorge or Edith Falls

      Meals Included

      • Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Special Information The total driving today is around 4.5 hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres.

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      Important Booking Info

      • This package is a combination of 2 tours our 10 Day Perth to Broome and 10 Day Broome to Darwin
      • Accommodation in Broome is not included in the package price. We can quote and book this for you after you are confirmed on tour. Or you can please book Broome accomodation independently.

       

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