10 Days Perth to Broome Safari

10 Days Perth to Broome Safari

An adventure for those who are after a true no frills Western Australia experience. Camping under the stars and in dorm share accommodation on this tour through Western Australia. Starting in the capital, Perth, you'll be spotting dolphins in Monkey Mia and snorkelling the beautiful reef out of Coral Bay. Take a swim in Karijini National Park and hike through national parks. The tour ends in Broome in the Kimberley on the evening of Day 10. It could only be Australia's west coast. Hop aboard this unique Perth to Broome tour and you'll get a hefty dose of natural wonders - on land and in the sea - and a proper introduction to this region's rich and colourful culture. This is Australia's biggest state, so there'll be vast coast and desert, sparse amenities and a real feeling of isolation, but you can bet the rewards are worth it.

Tour Highlights

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

Tour Info

Code AD-PB10
Style
  • Explorer Tour
Duration 10 Days
Departures
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Vehicle 4WD
Suitability 18+ Years
Start Perth @ 07.00am
Finish Broome @ 06:00 pm
Travel Insurance Required

/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 formations that rise out of the desert. Journey on to Jurien Bay, where you'll have the opportunity to sand-board down the massive expanse of dunes. From here continue on through Geraldton to the quiet beach town of Kalbarri, where you'll stay the night.

Note: Total driving time today is about seven hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres.

Accommodation

Hostel (1 night)

Included Activities

Nambung National Park (Pinnacles) Entrance

Sandboarding Jurien Bay

Meals Included

Lunch

Dinner

** Suitability

This is a 'no frills' west coast experience. You'll spend some nights of the trip sleeping at camping grounds in twin-share tents. While conditions can be basic, this is all part of the adventure.

This trip requires a moderate level of fitness as it involves a lot of walking, allowing you to really get among nature. The hike in Karijini National Park is challenging. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing. You will need two pairs of shoes, one that can get wet.

On some days of the trip, you will spend several hours driving, often through very sparse areas of desert. Crank up the tunes and sit back to enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel.

Temperatures in Western Australia can be extreme. During the day the weather can be hot (and the Australian sun is strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop, so ensure you have base layers and warm clothing.

When we're not camping, we'll stay in multishare accommodation that may be mixed gender

** Physical Rate

To get the most out of this trip you need to be prepared for walks of between 3-9 km on some days. This may be on rough ground and perhaps getting feet wet in rivers and creeks. From Oct to March in the Red Centre, West Coast, and South of Australia you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius (and sometimes well into the 40's) so be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. In the Top End of Australia (Kimberley and Kakadu) temperatures in the shoulder months of April, May and September, October humidity levels can be high and sometimes slightly uncomfortable.

These extreme outside 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 in keeping well hydrated.

Today take a short drive to Kalbarri National Park. Hike around some of the park's diverse scenery, including Murchison Gorge, the Loop Walk and Nature's Window. After a steep descent into Z-Bend Gorge, take a refreshing dip in the river. For those seeking even more adventure, there's also an opportunity to abseil (at your own expense). 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.

Note: Total driving time today is about four hours. Total walking distance is approximately five kilometres.

Accommodation

Hostel (1 night)

Optional Activities

Abseiling in Kalbarri National Park - AUD30

Included Activities

Kalbarri National Park Entrance

Meals Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

After a short drive across the Peron Peninsula, head to the beach and meet the world famous Monkey Mia dolphins. These friendly dolphins are fed by park rangers and often swim up to the shore several times a day. The next stop is Carnarvon where you'll see the fascinating stromatolites at Hamelin Pool. These marine rock formations are some of the world's oldest and largest living fossils. After a short break, continue along the highway to Coral Bay, which is known as the 'Jewel of the Northwest'.

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

Accommodation

Hostel (1 night)

Included Activities

Monkey Mia Dolphins

Meals Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Today explore picturesque Coral Bay, home to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef. Snorkel equipment is available for your use, or 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 get adventurous on a quad bike tour of the local area. This activity is an additional cost and is subject to availability. In the late afternoon, it's a short drive to your exclusive campsite at Yardie Creek in the Cape Range National Park, near Exmouth.

Note: Total driving time today is about one-and-a-half hours.

Accommodation

Yardi Creek Camp (1 night)

Optional Activities

Snorkel with Manta Rays - half day trip - AUD165

Whale Watching (seasonal) from - AUD85

Glass Bottom Boat Cruises from - AUD37

Included Activities

Ningaloo Reef Marine Park

Meals Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Enjoy a day of freedom and relaxation. Depending on the time of year, you have the option to snorkel or scuba dive in search of whale sharks and manta rays. Perhaps take a walk to Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, one of the few places in Australia where you can see the sun both rise and set. While away the rest of the afternoon on the pristine beach at Turquoise Bay.

Note: Total driving time today is about one-and-a-half hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres.

Accommodation

Yardi Creek Camp (1 night)

Optional Activities

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

Whaleshark and Humpback Whale Interaction Tour (August only) from - AUD285

Meals Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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.

Today's travel will take around nine-and-a-half hours in total.

Accommodation

Karijini National Park Camp (1 night)

Meals Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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 Circular Pool, Fortescue Falls, Fern Pool and Weano Gorge are just some of the places you can visit. This part of the journey is a real highlight.

Note: Total driving time today is around one-and-a-half hours, but you could be walking up to six kilometres.

Accommodation

Karijini National Park Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

Karijini National Park Entrance

Meals Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Head back into the gorges today for further exploration. Sing a tune in the natural amphitheatre caused by curved gorge walls, then make your way down to Hancock Gorge. Named after the Australian tycoon Lang Hancock, this is a narrow inlet of red rocks leading to a refreshing waterhole.

Note: Total driving time today is only around 30 minutes, but you could be walking up to six kilometres.

Accommodation

Karijini National Park Camp (1 night)

Meals Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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.

Today we drive for about five hours

Accommodation

Hostel (1 night)

Meals Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

The drive to your final destination of Broome will take around five 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.

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 (4 nights), Permanent safari camp (with shared facilities) (2 nights)

What to bring

  • Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high)
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Towel and toiletries
  • Swimming gear
  • Warm clothing in winter
  • Water bottles
  • Torch/flashlight
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Pillow
  • Sleeping bag (can be purchased for $40)

Accommodation

Camping (with facilities) (3 nights), Hostel (4 nights), Permanent safari camp (with shared facilities) (2 nights)

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 AD-PB10:

Please note that standard accommodation on this trip is:

4 nights multishare accommodation with shared facilities, 5 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: Kalbarri Backpackers – multishare. Hostel facilities

Night 2: Denham, Bay Lodge – multishare. Hostel facilities

Night 3: Coral Bay, Ningaloo Club – multishare. Hostel facilities

Night 4: Yardi Creek - simple permanent twin share tents. Hot showers and flushing toilets. Caravan park style amenities

Night 5: Yardi Creek - simple permanent twin share tents. Hot showers and flushing toilets. Caravan park style amenities

Night 6: Karijini National Park - simple permanent twin share tents. Hot showers (eco, solar heated) and flushing toilets

Night 7: Karijini National Park - simple permanent twin share tents. Hot showers (eco, solar heated) and flushing toilets

Night 8: Karijini National Park - simple permanent twin share tents. Hot showers (eco, solar heated) and flushing toilets

Night 9: Pardoo Station – multishare. Hot showers and flushing toilets. Caravan park style amenities

Notes

  • Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, traditional owner and national park requirements. See terms and conditions for full details.
  • Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to the tour guide before departure.
  • National Park rules request that only biodegradable soap products are used whilst in Karijini National Park.
  • Due to distances covered, this trip involves early departures on some morning and frequent stops between destinations.
  • Tour is not suitable for children.  Advanced Fitness level Required. 
  • Operation reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure.
  • 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. None of this is difficult, however 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.
  • From October to March 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 outside 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. Conversely, in July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.
  • It is you or your clients’ responsibility to contact Operation Travel with your preferred accommodation pick up point. Please contact our inside sales teams for information on other available pick up points. If we do not hear from you, we will assume you will make your way to our default pick up point as listed on this document. We will not be responsible for missed pick-ups (and a missed tour) if we do not receive notification from you or your travel agent, and if you are not at the default pick up point at the appropriate time.
  • A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies.

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.

Highlights

Explore Western Australia’s desert landscapes, national parks and spectacular Coral Coast in rugged style on the ultimate overland trip

Enjoy the flexibility of a private vehicle, the local knowledge of a passionate guide and the magic of camping under the great southern sky

Wade in the shallows of Monkey Mia beach and be amazed at the friendly dolphins that approach

Peer into the ecologically diverse underwater world of Ningaloo Reef by snorkel, and swim with the gentle beasts of the deep in season, whalesharks

The cattle stations, red earth and mining communities of the Pilbara are reminiscent of the sun-baked Australia much of the world imagines

Hike and swim in the ancient gorges and waterholes of Karijini National Park

 

Suitability

This is a 'no frills' west coast experience. You'll spend some nights of the trip sleeping at camping grounds in twin-share tents. While conditions can be basic, this is all part of the adventure.

The general demographic that travels on this trip is 18 - 35 years old. We operate a motel level trip covering all of the same highlights and more in Original style, see PKOPB

This trip requires a moderate level of fitness as it involves a lot of walking, allowing you to really get among nature. The hike in Karijini National Park is challenging. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing. You will need two pairs of shoes, one that can get wet.

On some days of the trip, you will spend several hours driving, often through very sparse areas of desert. Crank up the tunes and sit back to enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel.

Temperatures in Western Australia can be extreme. During the day the weather can be hot (and the Australian sun is strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop, so ensure you have base layers and warm clothing.

When we're not camping, we'll stay in multishare accommodation that may be mixed gender