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Experience Extraordinary WA Tour – Along the Coast from Broome to Perth
- Flight from Perth to Broome
- The Pinnacles
- HMAS Sydney Memorial
- Kalbarri National Park
- Carnarvon Space Museum
- Glass Bottom Boat Cruise
- Karijini National Park
- Millstream-Chichester National Park
- Motel Accommodation
- 13 evening meals, 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches
Western Australia Coral Coast, North West, and Perth
13 Nights Motel
10 July 2022
15 September 2022
Departure from Perth
Single Tent Only
(MD, Motel) John Forrest chose the location of Broome in 1883 and the Pearling industry quickly moved in to set its base up in the protection of Roebuck Bay. A multicultural town, the influences of many nations are still evident in the architecture, cuisine and people.
(FB, PD, Motel) Optional tour to Willie Creek Pearl Farm before we tour Broome town, Gantheaume Point, the Port and have a picnic dinner on Cable Beach watching the first sunset of our journey. Note: Willie Creek Tour not included, approx $125
(FB, PL, RD, Motel) Starting off our drive along the Great Northern Highway through Roebuck Plains, Sandfire, Eighty Mile Beach and Pardoo to Port Hedland; Settled in 1905, it started shipping Ore in 1966 and is still shipping out millions of tonnes of Ore from around Newman.
(CB, RD, Motel) Morning around Port Hedland before a visit to the oldest port on the Pilbara coast, Cossack. Enjoy the 1880’s National Trust registered buildings on the mouth of the Nullagine River. In the afternoon we reach Dampier and more massive export facilities of the Pilbara.
(CB, MD, Motel) Originally developed for Iron Ore export Karratha’s economic export base now includes sea-salt, ammonia and Liquefied Natural Gas from the North West Shelf, Pluto and Gorgon. We tour around this swiftly growing town and Dampier in its hue of red dust and high vis.
(CB, PL, MD, Motel) Departing Karratha and the coast follow the Rio Tinto railway line inland. Passing through Millstream – Chichester National Park an oasis in the desert nestled within the chocolate brown rocks of the Chichester Range dotted with spinifex and snappy gums. We visit Python Pool, Deep Reach and Hamersley Gorge before reaching Tom Price, WA’s highest town above sea level.
( CB, PL, PD, Motel) Into Karijini National Park, some of the gorges we see today are as impressive as any you would see in Australia. We visit Dales Gorge, Circular Pool and Fortescue Falls at the East end of the park as well as Oxer and Junction Pool lookouts in the West end.
(FB, MD, Motel) Leaving the Pilbara and the spinifex covered ranges we reach the Coast and the North West Cape. We stay two nights at Exmouth, the centre for the Navy North West Cape Base and the Harold E Holt Communications Base.
(FB, MD, Motel) We travel to the head of the Gulf to take in the view from the Vlaming Lighthouse. Out on a glass bottom boat cruise to view the striking coral of Ningaloo Reef before continuing further down the Cape to Yardie Creek in the Cape Range National Park, a beautiful, rugged, iconic WA coastline. Returning to Exmouth with an optional Whale Watching cruise in the afternoon or time to relax by the pool. Note: Glass bottom boat included. Whale watching not included, approx $75.
(FB, MD, Motel) Back on the road South to Coral Bay with free time to swim in the year round warm water on the Ningaloo Reef, the worlds largest fringing reef system. Continuing to Carnarvon on the Gascoyne River.
(FB, MD, Motel) Exploring Carnarvon we drive by the plantations on the banks of the Gascoyne before heading up to the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum to learn about the role of this dish in the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing. Later we visit the One Mile Jetty built in 1897 to ship wool and livestock to Fremantle. This precinct also houses the Railway & Shearers Hall of Fame. Note: Space and Jetty Museums included.
(FB, MD, Motel) Returning to the North West Coastal Highway the country changes from open plains and sprawling sheep stations to broad acre agriculture; wheat, canola, lupin as we cross the Murchison and reach Kalbarri.
(FB, PD, Motel) To Kalbarri National Park and the new Skywalk, perched right on the cliff-top, two 100-meter-high lookouts projecting 25 and 17 meters beyond the rim of the Murchison Gorge. Also visit the stunning gorges of Z Bend & Natures Window. Lunch in Kalbarri at the mouth of the Murchison River. In the afternoon we explore the coastal gorges and bluffs. Note: National Park entry included.
(CB) Via the Lynton Convict Depot to Northampton and the HMAS Sydney Memorial overlooking Geraldton. Through many cray fishing towns; Dongara, Leeman, Green Head & Jurien Bay. In the afternoon we head into the Pinnacle Desert for a walk through the interesting landscape. Finishing the journey off taking the Indian Ocean Drive into Perth having loved the West Australian Coast, National Parks and the beautiful Indian Ocean. Note: Pinnacles Entry included.
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