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Perth to Broome Overland

From £880 for 10 days
Trip Overview
Australia's west coast boasts some of the world's best beaches that are relatively untouched by tourism and set against a backdrop of rugged outback terrain. This unique Perth to Broome tour brings you face-to-face with the region's natural wonders and exposes you to a rich and colourful culture. West Australia's coast and desert regions are vast, amenities sometimes sparse and isolation palpable, but the rewards are rich beyond belief.
Essential Info
Starts: Perth/Kalbarri
Ends: Broome
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Overland
Trip Code: IPB10
Countries visited: Australia
What's Included

Meals

9 Breakfasts included
10 Lunches included
9 Dinners included

Transport

All Terrain vehicle

Accommodation

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

Trip 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 plane, glass-bottom boat or 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
Dates & Availability
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9th December 2016
18th December 2016
Perth/Kalbarri - Broome
£880pp 
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13th January 2017
22nd January 2017
Perth/Kalbarri - Broome
£880pp 
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20th January 2017
29th January 2017
Perth/Kalbarri - Broome
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27th January 2017
5th February 2017
Perth/Kalbarri - Broome
£880pp 
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3rd February 2017
12th February 2017
Perth/Kalbarri - Broome
£880pp 
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10th February 2017
19th February 2017
Perth/Kalbarri - Broome
£880pp 
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17th February 2017
26th February 2017
Perth/Kalbarri - Broome
£880pp 
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24th February 2017
5th March 2017
Perth/Kalbarri - Broome
£880pp 
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3rd March 2017
12th March 2017
Perth/Kalbarri - Broome
£880pp 
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Itinerary & Notes
 
Day 1 - Perth/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 sculptures 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 four-and-a-half hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres.

Additional Activities

Nambung National Park (Pinnacles) Entrance
Included in Price
Sandboarding Jurien Bay
Included in Price
Day 2 - Kalbarri National Park to Shark Bay
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.

Additional Activities

Kalbarri National Park Entrance
Included in Price
Abseiling in Kalbarri National Park
30 AUD
Day 3 - Shark Bay to Coral Bay
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.

Additional Activities

Monkey Mia Dolphins
Included in Price
Day 4 - Coral Bay to Yardi Creek
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 take an optional scenic flight over the reef or get adventurous on a quad bike tour of the local area. Both activities come at an additional cost and are 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. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres.

Additional Activities

Ningaloo Reef Marine Park
Included in Price
Snorkel with Manta Rays - half day trip
165 AUD
Whale Watching (seasonal) from
85 AUD
Glass Bottom Boat Cruises from
37 AUD
Day 5 - Exmouth and Cape Range National Park
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.

Additional Activities

Snorkel with the Whalesharks (April to July only) from
350 AUD
Whaleshark and Humpback Whale Interaction Tour (August only) from
285 AUD
Day 6 - Karijini National Park
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 six-and-a-half hours in total.
Day 7 - Karijini National Park
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 only around 40 minutes, but you could be walking up to six kilometres.

Additional Activities

Karijini National Park Entrance
Included in Price
Day 8 - Karijini National Park
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.
Day 9 - Pilbra Region
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
Day 10 - Broome
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.
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