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West Coast Explorer

Experience the vast and untouched beauty of Western Australia on this unforgettable holiday. You will pass deserted beaches, explore coastal cliffs and river gorges in the World Heritage-listed Kalbarri National Park and discover some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs. If you want to truly unplug and connect with nature in this more remote region of Australia, then this holiday is for you.

Highlights:

  • Let a local show you all the highlights of Fremantle and visit one of the most notorious prisons in the British Empire
  • Visit the Pinnacles Desert where thousands of limestone pillars rise out of the golden sand
  • Marvel at nature’s ability to carve the landscape at Kalbarri National Park
  • Interact with the famous wild dolphins in Monkey Mia
  • Snorkel at Ningaloo Reef, and see a stunning underwater landscape of fish and corals located directly off the beach
  • Cross swimming with whale sharks off your bucket list if you travel between April and July
  • Take a stroll on the famous Cable Beach in Broome

Please remember that this is a sample itinerary; we specialise in creating tailor-made holidays that are unique to you and your style.

Perth – Fremantle – Pinnacles Desert – Geraldton – Kalbarri – Monkey Mia – Carnarvon – Coral Bay – Karratha – Port Hedland – Broome.

Your Itinerary

Perth

Day 1 - Welcome to Perth

Upon arrival at Perth airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. We have nothing planned for you today, so you can get accustomed to your new surroundings. If you feel energetic, take a stroll to Swan River or Kings Park. (Miss Maud Swedish Hotel, Standard Room).

Day 2 - Explore Fremantle with a local

Make your way to Fremantle today, Perth’s port area, which is known for its maritime history, architectural heritage, including convict built colonial era buildings and one of the most notorious prisons in the British Empire, the World Heritage Listed Fremantle Prison. The walking tour winds its way through “Freo” and your local guide will tell you some amazing stories from colonial times. Visit all the landmarks including the Fremantle Prison and Fishing Boat Harbour.

Pinnacles Desert

Day 3 - Perth to Geraldton

Pick up your rental car this morning and head north out of Perth via the Indian Ocean Drive. Take the turnoff on your left to Cervantes, a small town famous for the nearby Nambung National Park. In the Pinnacles Desert you will find thousands of limestone pillars that rise out of the yellow sand. After, follow the scenically beautiful “Indian Ocean Drive” leading along the coastline. Located about 450 km north of Perth, Geraldton is perched near beautiful coastline to the west and rolling hills to the east. (ibis Styles Geraldton)

Kalbarri National Park

Day 4 - Geraldton to Kalbarri

Continue north out of Geraldton. Today’s overnight stop is Kalbarri (approx. 160kms), situated at the mouth of the Murchison River. Spend the remainder of the day exploring Kalbarri National Park. The park has cut magnificent red and white banded gorges for 80 km, as it carves its way to the sea. There is much to see and do in the national park, marvel at the coastal cliffs and river gorges, there are also many walking trails and hikes for the more energetic. (Kalbarri Palm Resort).

Monkey Mia

Day 5 - Kalbarri to Monkey Mia

Today, depart for Monkey Mia (approx. 400 kms) in the famous Shark Bay region, which is protected under the charter of UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Continue on Peron Peninsula’s West coast and from there, to Monkey Mia. The dolphins of Monkey Mia are world famous for their ritual of swimming to shore to interact with humans. The wild dolphins of Monkey Mia have really put this isolated place on the map. (Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort)

Day 6 - Monkey Mia to Carnarvon

Early morning, you will have another opportunity to come close to the friendly dolphins visiting the resort’s beach. Then return to Brand Highway via the Overlander Roadhouse, from where you will travel north to Carnarvon on the banks of the Gascoyne River. The region is home to an important and large banana industry. Other tropical fruits are also cultivated successfully. (Hospitality Inn Carnarvon)

Day 7 - Carnarvon to Coral Bay

This morning continue your journey north until you reach Minilya Roadhouse (approx. 170 kms). Take the turnoff that leads towards Exmouth and the North West Cape and follow the road for about 80 km until you reach your destination for the next two days – Coral Bay at the southern end of Ningaloo Reef. This afternoon you might like to take a stroll along the beach, keep an eye out for small stingrays that might be bathing in the shallows! (Bayview Coral Bay)

Coral Bay

Day 8 - A day in Coral Bay

A day at leisure to explore the area – Ningaloo Marine Park is the largest marine park in Western Australia and it protects the fringing coral reef, a stunning underwater landscape of fish and corals located directly off the beach. Coral Bay is blessed with pristine beaches and a nearly perfect climate year round. Swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, beach fishing, reef fishing and deep sea fishing are available all year round. Enjoy a casual and relaxing day which for a change doesn’t involve any driving at all.

Day 9 - Coral Bay to Karratha

Today’s drive will be slightly longer (approx. 530 kms), it is therefore advisable that you depart a little earlier. You will bid farewell to the coast of the Indian Ocean for a little while, take the road north out of Coral Bay to Bullara where you should turn right and head back to the Northwest Coastal Highway. You have now entered The Pilbara region which has some of the world’s most ancient natural landscapes, dating back two billion years and stretching over 400,000 square kilometres. (Karratha International Hotel)

Day 10 - Karratha to Port Hedland

This morning before heading onto Port Hedland you might like to visit Dampier, where you can join a Pilbara Iron Port facility tour and learn all about the crushing, stockpiling and loading processes. Port Hedland is another town famous for its massive resource industry, long trains, big ships and salt piles. But it’s just as rich in indigenous culture, pioneering history and wildlife. It’s a great spot for fishing and crabbing, whale watching and turtle nesting. (Hospitality Inn Port Hedland)

Broome

Day 11 - Port Hedland to Broome

Today’s drive is approx. 600kms. Continue north on the Great Northern Highway up the coast. There is not much to see on this long drive as you pass the Great Sandy Desert, but you will get an impression of the vastness and the dimensions of Western Australia. The drive takes you along Eighty Mile Beach and to Broome. The tropical climate, combined with a relaxed lifestyle and the leisurely pace everyone seems to embrace have created the term „Broome Time“, which you will no doubt adapt to very quickly! (The Mangrove Resort Hotel Broome)

Cable Beach Broome

Day 12 - Explore Broome

The day is yours to enjoy! Relax, unwind and kick back and recover from a long roadtrip. Broome’s attractions include its tropical climate, cosmopolitan character and world famous pearling industry. You might like to also take a camel ride down the famous 22 km Cable Beach. Before checking out the town’s restaurant scene, why not take a stroll along world-famous Cable Beach, a perfect swimming beach on the shores of the Indian Ocean! There are even dinosaur footprints to be discovered at Ganthaume Point.

The Kimberleys

Day 13 - Bon Voyage

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your onwards flight. If you don’t want to end your road trip here, you may continue to Darwin, passing the magnificent Kimberleys and Nitmiluk National Park.

DETAILS -

This itinerary costs from £1,092 per person based on 2 sharing and includes all services and accommodation. Flights are not included.

We recommend booking international and domestic flights in advance. Alternately, we can book flights on your behalf but a booking fee may apply.

Email or call (0207 112 0019) to get started.

What's included?

INCLUDED
  • Prices start from £1,092 per person
  • Accommodation as stated
  • Transfers as stated
  • Rental car details: Toyota Camry or similar. Fee includes Unlimited kilometres, Damage Cover (DC) subject to Accident Damage excess, Vehicle Registration Fees (VRR), Admin Fee Recovery (AFR), 24Hr Roadside Assistance, Goods & Service Tax (GST)
  • Local taxes
  • All trips are ATOL protected or ABTA bonded to ensure you are fully covered
  • Swimming with whale sharks (April to July): from £230 per person

Excluded: One way fee rental car

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Experience the vast and untouched beauty of Western Australia on this unforgettable holiday. You will pass deserted beaches, explore coastal cliffs and river gorges in the World Heritage-listed Kalbarri National Park and discover some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs. If you want to truly unplug and connect with nature in this more remote region of Australia, then this holiday is for you.

Highlights:

  • Let a local show you all the highlights of Fremantle and visit one of the most notorious prisons in the British Empire
  • Visit the Pinnacles Desert where thousands of limestone pillars rise out of the golden sand
  • Marvel at nature’s ability to carve the landscape at Kalbarri National Park
  • Interact with the famous wild dolphins in Monkey Mia
  • Snorkel at Ningaloo Reef, and see a stunning underwater landscape of fish and corals located directly off the beach
  • Cross swimming with whale sharks off your bucket list if you travel between April and July
  • Take a stroll on the famous Cable Beach in Broome

Please remember that this is a sample itinerary; we specialise in creating tailor-made holidays that are unique to you and your style.

Perth – Fremantle – Pinnacles Desert – Geraldton – Kalbarri – Monkey Mia – Carnarvon – Coral Bay – Karratha – Port Hedland – Broome.

Sydney
The capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Explore the famous coastal beaches like Bondi, Bronte, Coogee and Palm Beach. Explore the jungles of Sydney Harbor National Park, dine in world-class restaurants, visit Blue Mountai
Melbourne
Melbourne is the coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria. Explore the hidden halls and rooftops of Melbourne, Federation Square cultural hubs, bars, boutiques and restaurants, as well as the iconic MCG. Visit St Kilda, Royal Botanic Garden, Brunswick Street bohemian style, and the Spring Horse Carnival.
Cairns
Located in the tropical Far North Queensland, Cairns is considered the gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Stunning beaches, spectacular hinterland, local and organic produce, delightful cafes and bars, a hustle and bustle market and its friendly and relaxed community make Cairns a favorite holiday destination.
Perth
The capital of Western Australia, Perth, is known for its exquisite beaches. However it also has bustling city areas filled with amazing shopping, nightlife and dining. Discover stylish bars in Northbridge or visit theater along streets of Subiaco.
Brisbane
Brisbane is Queensland's vibrant and elegant capital and gateway to major tourist destinations. It's a large city on the Brisbane River and is a blend of cultural institutions and South Bank restaurants with riverside parks and lagoons.
Uluru/ The Red Centre
The Red Centre is an extraordinary landscape of desert plains, weathered mountain ranges, rocky gorges and some of Aboriginal Australia's most sacred sites, including Uluru and Kata Tjuṯa. The only town of sizable population is Alice Springs.
Adelaide
Adelaide is South Australia’s cosmopolitan coastal capital. Its ring of parkland on the River Torrens is home to renowned museums and culture. It's known as the city of the Australian festival. Spacious boulevards and lush gardens in Adelaide are becoming an event of endless excitement.
Great Barrier Reef
Explore the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, stretching over 2,000 kilometers along the Queensland coastline. Snorkel, dive, or cross-reef flight. Sail to Whitsundays, trekking the Daintree Forest or relax on tropical islands like Hayman and Lizard.
Whitsundays
The 74 Whitsunday Islands lie between the northeast coast of Queensland, Australia, and the Great Barrier Reef, a massive stretch of coral teeming with marine life. Most of the islands are uninhabited.
Byron Bay
Byron Bay is a lovely coastal town in the southeastern Australian state of New South Wales. It’s a popular holiday destination, known for its beaches, surfing and scuba diving.
Fraser Island
Fraser Island, off Australia’s eastern Queensland coast, is the world's largest sand island, stretching over 120km. Panoramic viewpoints include Indian Head, a rocky outcrop on the island's easternmost tip, and the Cathedrals, a cliff famous for sculpted ribbons of coloured sand.
Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is a renowned wine-producing region northeast of Adelaide, in South Australia. The area encompasses towns such as Tanunda, Angaston and Nuriootpa, and an array of high-profile wineries offering tours and cellar-door tastings.
Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island lies off the mainland of South Australia, southwest of Adelaide. Over a third of the island is protected in nature reserves, home to native wildlife like sea lions, koalas and diverse bird species.
Airlie Beach
Airlie Beach, an Australian resort town on Queensland's Whitsunday Coast, is a gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.
Port Douglas
Port Douglas is a town on the Coral Sea in the tropical far north of Queensland, Australia. It's known for its beach resorts and as a base for visits to both the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest reef system, and Daintree National Park, home to biodiverse rainforest.
Darwin
Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory and the gateway to famous Kakadu National Park. Its popular waterfront area has several beaches and green areas like Bicentennial Park.
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Reef is a World Heritage Site located in the north west coastal region of Western Australia along the East Indian Ocean. It's Australia's largest fringing coral reef and the only large reef positioned very close to a landmass.
Alice Springs
Alice Springs is a remote town in Australia’s Northern Territory, halfway between Darwin and Adelaide. It’s a popular gateway for exploring the Red Centre, the country's interior desert region.

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