Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats, panoramic windows. Experience the untamed beauty of Australia's West Coast and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime, exploring some of the most isolated and scenic areas that Australia has to offer. Highlights include the Pinnacles, Monkey Mia, Coral Bay, Broome and the magnificant Karijini National Park.
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|Start||Perth @ Perth From the Ambassador Hotel|
|Finish||Broome @ Broome|
On arrival in Perth you will be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon join a tour of the city. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner with your Tour Director and travelling companions.
Hotel: Ambassador Hotel, Perth.
In Nambung National Park view the spectacular mystical Pinnacles. Made from calcified limestone, these pillars were formed thousand of years ago. Continue to Geraldton on the Batavia Coast.
Hotel: All Seasons Geraldton, Geraldton.
Meals: B, D
We travel this morning to Kalbarri National Park. Enjoy the views of the Murchison River Gorge from Hawks Head Lookout. Continue to Hamelin Pool to see the Stromatolites and then to Shell Beach.
Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort.
Early this morning we look for the dolphins that come into shore. These wild mammals of the ocean swim into the shallows to mingle with people. (Note: As dolphins are wild their appearances cannot be guaranteed).
Hotel: Fascine Lodge, Carnarvon.
Meals: B, D
At Coral Bay we join a sub-sea viewer for a cruise over the Ningaloo Reef. Continue to Exmouth, situated on the boundary of Cape Range National Park and Ningaloo Marine Park.
Hotel: Potshot Inn, Exmouth.
Meals: B, D
Today visit Giralia Station a 228,000 hectare property situated 310 kilometres north of Carnarvon on the Burkett Road, 125 kilometres south of Exmouth and 110 kilometres from Coral Bay.
Giralia is an area of outstanding biodiversity with many different species of flora and fauna, of which some are unique to the station. Travel to Tom Price, in the heart of the Pilbara.
Hotel: Tom Price Hotel Motel, Tom Price.
Meals: B, L, D
We travel into Karijini National Park where spectacular gorges, waterfalls and rock pools provide a contrast to the red Pilbara landscape. See Joffre Gorge as we head west through the oasis that is Millstream National Park.
Hotel: All Seasons Karratha, Karratha.
Meals: B, L, D
Our journey today takes us north, firstly into Port Hedland, a major shipping outlet for the mineral rich Pilbara Region. We then skirt the edge of the Great Sandy Desert before arriving in Broome.
Hotel: Mercure, Broome
Enjoy a day at leisure exploring this tropical hideaway. You may wish to visit magnificent Cable Beach, with 22kms of white sand and clear tropical water. Perhaps take a spectacular Scenic Flight over the Buccaneer Archipelago or ride a camel at sunset on the beach. Or stroll through Chinatown, home to some of the world's finest pearl showrooms.
Hotel: Mercure, Broome
You will be transferred to Broome Airport to connect with your onward flight.
Meals: B Optional Tours Monkey Mia
Francois Peron National Park Day (Adult $189.00 Child $94.50)
This is a full day trip adventuring through a spectacular, special piece of earth, right where outback Australia meets the coast. Your tour is a combination of cultural history, sensational scenery, fascinating plants, wild animals and bush survival skills. Includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea, sunscreen, use of binoculars, polarised sunglasses and an expert local guide.
Awestronomy on the Beach (Adult $29.00 Child $14.50)
A sensory adventure on the beach, exploring the fascinating jewels of our awesome universe. In the vivid blaze of Monkey Mia's stunning night sky you'll meet stars, planets, galaxies, constellations and, far fetched as it seems, someone descended from outer space - really.
Wow! Wildlife Experience (Adult $79.00 Child $39.50)
A fascinating two and a half hour wildlife cruise in one of the world's most important animal behavioral research sites. Scientists from all over the world come to Monkey Mia to unravel the mysteries of the marine world. There are people listening to dolphins; putting video cameras on tiger sharks; tagging turtles; studying stingrays and tracking dugongs. You'll find out their discoveries. You'll learn the relationships between the animals; the reason for the behaviour you're seeing; have some myths exploded and some secrets revealed. There is a huge variety of wildlife at Monkey Mia and we'll try to introduce you to as much of it as possible.
Origin of The Mermaid Myth Cruise (Adult $89.00 Child $44.50)
Potentially see the same animals as the morning "Wow! Wildlife Experience" but with a much better chance of seeing dugong since this is usually when we visit the Restricted-Access, Dugong Management Zone, which we are allowed into only once a day. Dugong feed on sea-grass. Shark Bay has the largest sea-grass banks in the world, and its 10,000 dugongs represent about 10% of the world's dugong population. Although dugongs are shy and extremely difficult creatures to find and approach, we have over the last 14 years developed techniques for getting you close without disturbing them.
Sunset Sail Cruise (Adult $54.00 Child $27.00)
Unwind by the magic of a Monkey Mia sundown cruise. Drift away with especially chosen relaxation music. As nightfall washes over you, the sun blends hues of blue and gold and the land, sea and sky melt into inky darkness pricked by diamonds.
Shark Bay Air
15 Minute Scenic Flight - Monkey Mia & Peron Homestead Price: ADULT $55.00
25 Minute Scenic Flight - Denham, Monkey Mia, Peron NP & Big Lagoon Price: Adult $95.00
40 Minute Scenic Flight - Denham, Useless Loop, Zytdorp Cliffs, Steep Point & Dirk Hartog Island Price: Adult $150.00
Daytime Dreaming Morning Tour (Adult $40.00 Child $20.00)
This is a fantastic morning walk along the Wulyibidi Yanayina (Peron Walk Trail). It's a wonderful way to experience the freshness of a new day and be totally amazed at how the 'Country talks to you'. Be welcomed by nature, listen to native bird calls and spot native reptiles while you meander your way through 'White Sand Country' up into 'Red Sand Country' for magnificent sweeping views of the bay. Continue onto a secluded beach and stroll back along the edge of the pristine clear waters to the Amphitheatre.
Didgeridoo Dreaming Evening Tour (Adult $40.00 Child $20.00)
Transcend into the ancient and fascinating history of the Gutharraguda Land and its people in this thrilling night time adventure along the Wulyibidi Yanayina (Peron Walk Trail). Surrender yourself to the wonder of the flora and fauna that surrounds you. A chance to spot kangaroos, echidnas and many other native animals engaging in their night time tricks under a sky of magnificent stars. Visit a traditional Aboriginal (Gnurra) camp, enjoy fresh damper by the campfire, lose yourself in the stories of the dreamtime and let your imagination drift off to a faraway place. Broome
2.5 Hr Buccaneer Archipelago Scenic Flight (Adult $480.00)
Join a spectacular scenic flight over rich pearling waters, hundreds of tiny islands and historic mission sites crossing mineral rich rugged Kimberley country. Land at Cape Leveque for morning tea.
20 Minute Broome Scenic Flight (Adult $190.00)
Enjoy a 20 minute scenic flight over Broome and see the local attractions. This flight provides the first time traveller to Broome a complete orientation of the town and its surrounds.
Pearl Luggers Tour - 'The Sea, The Men, The Legend' (Adult $20.00 Child $10.00)
Let us take you on one of the most fascinating historical journeys in Western Australia. Through daily guided tours and enthralling stories learn of the impact pearling has had upon Northern Australia and why such a large number of nationalities were enticed, often by force, into our pearling industry. Experience what it was like to be a pearl diver and discover why so many put their lives at risk. See two of Broome's last remaining wooden pearling luggers, taste the exclusive pearl meat from the pearl oyster, view artefacts from the early perilous days of deep sea pearl diving, and see a pearl valued in excess of $100,000!
Willie Creek Pearl Farm (Adult $90.00 Child $45.00)
Located 38 kilometres north of Broome, the Willie Creek Pearl Farm is perfectly situated on the protected tidal estuary of Willie Creek. A natural harbour, the warm azure waters of the creek provide a perfect growing environment for the Pinctada maxima oyster and produces world renowned South Sea Pearls. At Willie Creek Pearl Farm you will gain a fascinating insight into the world of cultured pearling. On board our boat you will learn about modern pearling techniques and after refreshments your guide will demonstrate the intricate process of cultured pearling including the seeding of a live oyster shell or you can combine both 'The Sea, the Men, the Legend' Tour with Willie Creek Pearl Farm for the special price of $99.00 per person.
Red Sun Camels
1 Hour Sunset Camel Ride Price: Adult $60.00 / Child $40.00
40 Minute Morning Camel Ride Price: Adult $45.00 / Child $30.00
30 Minute Afternoon Camel Ride Price: Adult $35.00 / Child $25.00
Enjoy a leisurely camel ride along the white sand of Cable Beach, one of Broome's most famous attractions. A perfect way to unwind as you watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean. Note: Weight restrictions apply.
Single Room Supplement: +$865
Frequent Traveller Discount: -$125