10 Days Broome to Perth Safari ( 27 APR to 19 OCT)

10 Days Broome to Perth Safari  ( 27 APR to 19 OCT)

Sometimes it feels like Australia has been handcrafted for the adventurer. You'll get that idea in the colossal state of Western Australia, which is the country's biggest. It's overflowing with natural wonders, vast expanses, and landscapes that feel like they're from another world. This Broome to Perth journey has all the makings of the trip of a lifetime - from rock to reef, it's got a new surprise at each turn of the outback road. Broome and Shell Beach's shorelines are serene, while Karijini National Park's swimming holes and Ningaloo's reef are sublime. Pilbara's got hidden grottoes and rock pools to discover, Turquoise Bay's crystal waters are made for a dip, and Kalbarri offers up a lesson on the world's oldest living organism. The distances are immense but the pace is leisurely, making this the perfect way to uncover super-sized adventures.

Tour Highlights

  • Karijini National Park Entrance
  • Ningaloo Reef Marine Park
  • Kalbarri National Park Entrance
  • Monkey Mia Dolphins
  • Nambung National Park (Pinnacles) Entrance

Tour Info

Code AD-BP10
Style
  • Adventure Tour
Duration 10 Days
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Vehicle All Terrain vehicle
Suitability 18+ Years
Start Broome @ 07.00 am
Finish Perth @ 06.00 pm
Travel Insurance Required

Leaving Broome in the dust, we kick-start this adventure with a drive across part of Western Australia's Great Sandy Desert. At an area of roughly 285,000 sq km, this is Australia's second largest desert. And while certainly very sandy, the terrain also consists of dune fields, spinifex grasslands and salt lakes. After a bit of driving we'll make a stop at Eighty Mile Beach. Aside from being a pretty lovely spot for a beach stroll, this coast is a major nesting area for flatback turtles - a species found only in Australia. Tonight we stay at an outback cattle station.

Note: Total driving time today is around six hours. Total walking distance is approximately one kilometre.

Accommodation - Cabin (1 night)

Meals Included - Lunch Dinner

This morning we head toward Karijini National Park with a quick stop in Port Headland to check out the iron ore mecca of Australia. If time permits, we may duck into one of the Gorge's this afternoon. If not, we'll set up camp in the National Park and get a good nights rest before we head in for a full day of exploring tomorrow.

Total driving time today is around six hours. Total walking distance can be up to three kilometres, come sections may be through water.

Accommodation - Camping (with facilities) (1 night)

Meals Included - Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

This, without any doubt, is one of Australia's most magnificent national parks (and it's not like Australia has any shortage of them). Freshwater springs trickle through chasms to form translucent rock pools, walking trails weave between dramatic rock ravines. A visit to the Karijini Cultural Centre will introduce you to the many sights you can expect to see here over the three days. Spend a full day exploring the gorges, gullies and secluded swimming spots of Karijini. Weano Gorge, Hancock Gorge, Dales Gorge and Oxers Lookout are just some of the better-known sites we'll get to.

Note: Total driving time today is one hour. Total walking distance is approximately six kilometres, some sections may be through water.

Accommodation - Camping (with facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities

Karijini National Park Entrance

Meals Included - Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Enjoy another day searching out Karijini's natural treasures or head back for more time spent at your favourite spots.

Note: Total driving time today is around an hour. Total walking distance is approximately six kilometres.

Accommodation - Camping (with facilities) (1 night)

Meals Included - Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Jump back in the truck for a drive through classic outback terrain to Cape Range National Park. Extending inland from the Indian Ocean across the North West Cape peninsula, this protected landmass feels like a patch of the outback relocated seaside. Here we have an exclusive campsite, so it's here that we stay the night.

Today is a long day of driving, about 8 hours with rest stops.

Accommodation - Yardi Creek Camp (1 night)

Meals Included - Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Today's yours to spend how you wish. Become acquainted with the region's underwater inhabitants on a snorkeling or diving excursion, set out by boat tour in search of whale sharks (seasonal) or just while a day away on the flawless sands of Turquoise Bay. Take in the panoramic views of the ocean from the Vlaminghead Lighthouse. In the afternoon we travel on to Coral Bay.

Note: Total driving time today is around two hours. Total walking distance is approximately one kilometre.

Accommodation - Hostel (1 night)

Optional Activities

Snorkel with the Whalesharks (April to July only) from - AUD350

Included Activities

Ningaloo Reef Marine Park

Meals Included - Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

If you didn't squeeze a snorkel in yesterday, today you get to; if you did, you get another one. Everyone wins. Ningaloo Reef is one of the world's largest fringeing reefs, meaning that it starts practically from the water's edge. You just swim out from shore and suddenly you're in a world of coral, fish, turtles and manta rays. Swimming above these enormous majestic creatures is really something else, they might even put on an acrobatics show for you! Not much of a swimmer? There's also the option of taking in the scene on a glass bottom boat tour, along with many other optional activities. We'll introduce you to the friendly staff at Coral Bay Eco Tours

There is no driving today, just a short walk to Coral Bay Eco Tours and water activities.

Accommodation - Hostel (1 night)

Optional Activities

Glass Bottom Boat Cruises from - AUD37

Whale Watching (seasonal) from - AUD85

Snorkel with Manta Rays - half day trip - AUD165

Meals Included - Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Web description Today we cross over the Tropic of Capricorn. You probably won't notice it, but what crossing this latitude means is that from here on south the sun will never be directly above you. You should still wear a hat though. Main stop for the day is Shell Beach, which, much as name would suggest, is a beach made of shells. What's quite incredible about the place however is the amount of shells there are. Locals have been using them in various industries for years, yet they still cover a stretch 60 km long and up to 7 metres deep. Tonight we stay in the small seaside town of Denham, in the Shark Bay world heritage area.

Note: Total driving time today is around six and a half hours. Total walking distance is approximately one kilometres.

Accommodation - Hostel (1 night)

Meals Included - Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Moving on, we arrive in Monkey Mia, where bottlenose dolphins have been showing up every day for a free feed going on forty years. These are probably the tamest wild dolphins you'll ever meet.

Up early this morning for a short drive across the Eastern Peninsula. See stromatolites, the oldest living organisms in the world, then continue south for Kalbarri. Time permitting, there'll be a stop-off along the way at Murchison Gorge, where there's the opportunity to admire the landscape through Nature's Window.

Note: Total driving time today is around five and a half hours. Total walking distance is approximately five kilometres.

Accommodation

Hostel (1 night)

Included Activities

Kalbarri National Park Entrance

Monkey Mia Dolphins

Meals Included - Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Web description It's a driving day today, but a spectacular one. Cruising through the coastal gorges of Kalbarri National Park, we come to the quaint coastal town of Dongara, which sits at the head of the Irwin River. Any keen to give sandboarding a shot will get the chance at Sandy Cape/Lancelin, a vast sand desert peopled by the strange limestone structures of the Pinnacles Nambung NP. After a walk around here it's to Perth, where this adventure winds up.

Today's driving will take approximately 6.5 hours (with about two kilometres of walking). There are no more activities planned for and you're free head to your accommodation for the night.

Included Activities

Nambung National Park (Pinnacles) Entrance

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch

Included

  • Experienced guide
  • Meals - 9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Transport All Terrain vehicle
  • Accommodation - Camping (with facilities) (3 nights), Hostel (5 nights), Permanent safari camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Accommodation

Camping (with facilities) (3 nights), Hostel (5 nights), Permanent safari camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

  • PARTICIPATORY CAMPING:

To participate in this trip you must be prepared to assist with preparing meals, cleaning dishes, collecting firewood, setting up and packing up camp every day, in all conditions.

  • ACCOMMODATION PBP10:

Please note that standard accommodation on this trip is:

5 nights multishare accommodation with shared facilities, 4 nights camping. There are no upgrade rooms available on this trip and due to the multishare accommodation the minimum age for this trip is 18

Basix accommodation on the West Coast consists of multishare accommodation and simple permanent tents when camping. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag or pre-purchase one from us for the nights spent camping. Please also provide your own pillow if you wish. Multishare accommodation may be in mixed sex dorms.

 

Night 1: Pardoo Station - multishare

Night 2: Karijini National Park - simple permanent twin share tents

Night 3: Karijini National Park - simple permanent twin share tents

Night 4: Karijini National Park - simple permanent twin share tents

Night 5: Yardi Creek - simple permanent twin share tents

Night 6: Coral Bay, Ningaloo Club - multishare

Night 7: Coral Bay, Ningaloo Club - multishare

Night 8: Denham, Bay Lodge - multishare

Night 9: Kalbarri Backpackers - multishare

What to bring

  • Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high)
  • hat and sunscreen
  • towel and toiletries
  • swimming gear
  • warm clothing in winter
  • water bottles
  • torch
  • insect repellent
  • camera
  • pillow
  • sleeping bag (can be purchased from us).

 Notes

  • Itinerary may vary and/or attractions substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements. See terms and conditions of travel for full details

• Operation reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure.

  • our commences in Broome on day 1 at 6:30am and finishes in Perth day 10 at approx 6pm. Onward travel must be booked the following day.
  • Strict luggage limit of 15kg applies.
  • This trip requires a sleeping bag
  • This trip is BASIX mixed gender multishare, minimum age for this trip is 18 years old

• Due to distances covered, this trip involves early departures on some mornings and frequent stops between destinations. In warmer seasons, the heat can place stress on the air conditioning systems in the vehicle and therefore may not function as well as in cooler temperatures.

• Our tours are activity and participation based. During your travels with us you will have the opportunity to assist with daily activities such as setting up camp, collecting firewood, helping prepare meals and clearing dishes. Many hands make light work and any assistance provided to crew is always much appreciated. Most people agree that this type of activity helps you feel like less of a tourist and more of an explorer.

• Tour is not suitable for children. The minimum age for this trip is 18.

• Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to your tour guide before departure.

• A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies.

• This tour requires a sleeping bag. You may bring your own or pre-purchase a sleeping bag from us.

• On this tour it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40's. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated. In July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.

• The default pick up point is where we will meet you for your tour, unless you or your travel agent requests an alternative location (contact our Reservations team for more information). It is your responsibility to contact us with your preferred pick up point well ahead of departure. We do not take responsibility for missed tours if we have not been advised of an alternative in advance and you are not at the default location on time.

 

Dietary Requirements

Passengers with special meal requirements or food allergies MUST ensure they or their travel agent inform operation of this at the time of booking. Food for the trip is purchased prior to commencement and special requirements cannot be catered for after departing. If you have not notified us prior to departure, you may be asked to pay for any additional food yourself. Due to the nature of our trips food is basic but plentiful. We provide the below substitutes, please bring your own staples if you require specific foods not listed below:

  • No Pork (Alternative to Ham provided)
  • No Dairy (soy milk provided)
  • Vegetarian (additional veg and vegie burgers provided)
  • Vegan (supply of additional fruit and veg provided)
  • Gluten Free (cereal, bread, wraps, pasta, snack bars, sweet and savoury biscuits provided)
  • *Religious dietary requirements and specifically prepared/sourced produce is not able to be catered for.