Sun 12 June to Thu 23 June 2022 (12 days)
Seniors $3840 Adults $3990 S/Supp $860
Discover some of the world’s most diverse marine habitats just metres away from pristine beaches. You’ll love meeting Monkey Mia’s famous dolphins up close, and the gorges of Kalbarri National Park will take your breath away.
We depart from the East Perth Train Terminal at 7.30 am. Taking the Indian Ocean Drive out of Perth, we get used to the sparkling Indian Ocean on our west. We travel through many cray fishing towns to Jurien Bay for morning tea and then on to Green Head, Leeman, and then Dongara for lunch. We also visit the HMAS Sydney Memorial overlooking Geraldton before settling into our accommodation for the night. (D)
On to the Kalbarri National Park where we visit Nature’s Window and the Skywalk before returning to town. In the afternoon we visit the coastal gorges before returning to our accommodation. (B,D)
We return to the Northwest Coastal Highway where the country soon changes to open plains and sprawling sheep stations. Our journey continues on to Carnarvon on the Gascoyne River, our stop for the night. (B,D)
Today we continue north to Coral Bay for a glass bottom boat cruise to view the striking coral of Ningaloo Reef before free time to snorkel or swim on the reef. We stay the night at Exmouth, the centre for the Navy Nor-West Cape Base and the Harold E Holt Communications Base. (B)
Leaving the Cape and the Coast, we enter the Pilbara and the spinifex covered ranges which houses an enormous amount of Australia’s iron ore. We reach Tom Price, WA’s highest town above sea level. This is our stop for the night. (B,D)
A visit to 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, and we also visit the National Park Visitor Centre. (B)
Departing Tom Price, we follow the Rio Tinto railway line towards the coast, passing through Millstream – Chichester National Park. This is an oasis in the desert, nestled within the chocolate brown rocks of the Chichester Range, dotted with spinifex and snappy gums. In the afternoon we continue to our accommodation. (B,D)
We continue on our journey of WA’s coast to Karratha. 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 also visit the Burrup peninsula rock art. (B,D)
We enjoy a morning visit to Cossack, the oldest port on the Pilbara coast, the continue on to Port Hedland which is still pumping out millions of tonnes of ore from around Newman. (B,D)
Today we travel through spectacular landscapes en route to the former pearling outpost of Broome. We’ll enjoy a town tour, visiting the fascinating Japanese Cemetery and nearby Gantheaume Point. In the afternoon, we’ll all relax with a drink while the sun sets over Cable Beach. (B,D)
Today is yours to explore this tropical hideaway. Take an optional tour to Willie Creek pearl farm or visit the Malcolm Douglas croc farm or maybe just visit China town and the local pearl shops. Whatever your choice, it’s your day. (B,D)
This morning after a hearty breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home, after a fantastic tour full of memories and new friendships.
Flight Broome to Perth
Coral Bay cruise
Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum
Monkey Mia cruise
Kalbarri National Park
Daily breakfasts, most dinners
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