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10- Day Perth - Karijini - Perth Tour - Adults $1299 Concession $1199

Spend 10 days of amazing scenery, abundant wildlife and adventure activities. Definitely one of Western Australia's best adventure tours with good accommodation and meals as you explore all the coastal highlights between Perth and Exmouth before heading into the Western Australian Outback. Travel to some of the world's oldest mountains as you explore the amazing Karijini National Park. This amazing adventure finishes back in Perth.

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DAY 1 Perth - Kalbarri  (L,D)

 Perth - Kalbarri

  • Pinnacles Desert
  • Batavia Coast
  • Pink Lakes
  • Coastal Gorges

 

Departing Perth 7.00 am. We head north to Nambung National Park where we stop to explore the famous Pinnacle Desert.

After lunch at one of the small fishing towns there is a chance for a swim in the Indian Ocean at Hangover Bay, or a nice stroll along deserted beaches. We carry on our journey through Geraldton and along the coastal gorges of the Batavia Coast, the sight of many shipwrecks, (ask your guide for the stories). In season, (July - September) check out the wildflowers en route to the Pink Lakes and the Ocean Gorges (Pot Alley). But before this we are now off sandboarding*! Have some fun surfing over large natural sand dunes so hang on. We stop to watch the sunset & perhaps spot Humpback whales frolicking in the Ocean (seasonal) and then we head for camp, which is a good time for spotting kangaroos. Tonight we stay in Kalbarri. Hostel, all facilities. We also stop at a bottle shop on the way. Traditional Aussie Barbie tonight.  

DAY 2 Kalbarri - Monkey Mia (Shark Bay) (B,L,D)

Kalbarri - Monkey Mia

  • Natures Window
  • Z-Bends
  • Shell beach
  • Monkey Mia Resort

This morning, we have a short drive to Kalbarri National Park where we begin the day with a bush walk to check out the awesome views of the Murchison River - Z-bends and the famous Natures Window .We then continue north through station country, where we cross Meadow and Nerren Nerren sheep stations, en route to Shark Bay . The wild flowers are abundant in season (July/September). Next we stop to visit the Stromatolites (the oldest living things on the planet) and then on to Shell beach, probably the longest shell beach in the world. Next stop Denham (the most westerly town in Australia) for a bottle shop stop before arriving at Monkey Mia Resort for the night. Most companies stay in Denham but we would rather stay at the Monkey Mia resort situated right on the beach; you can relax around the Barbie or swimming pool and spa. You may even see the Dolphins hunting at night for fish along the shore line.

DAY 3 Shark Bay - Coral Bay (B,L,D)

Monkey Mia - Coral Bay                                            

  • Natures Window
  • Stromatolites
  • Coastal cliffs 
  • Outback

This morning we visit the famous dolphins of Monkey Mia one of the few places in the world were dolphins from the "wild" come to meet people! The morning is spent interacting with these amazing creatures (dolphin appearances not guaranteed). There is also the opportunity to go sailing or kayaking in the bay (optional extra). Then we bid the dolphin's farewell as we head for one of the costal gorges and the ancient Stromatolites. We have lunch before continuing north; here our journey into the outback really becomes visible with 360 degrees of land, sea and sky. This is called Big Sky country. After a brief stop at the tropical town of Carnarvon, we head for our overnight stay in Coral Bay. The Ningaloo Club all amenities, swimming pool. 

 

Optional extras you can do in Monkey Mia, (must be booked in advance) 

Sailing Cruise.

Fishing.

Kayaking.

Visit a Pearl Farm.

Aboriginal Bush walk.

DAY 4 Coral Bay - Exmouth (B,L,D)

Kalbarri - Monkey Mia

  • Natures Window
  • Z-Bends
  • Shell beach
  • Monkey Mia Resort
Today there is time to enjoy this idyllic location Coral Bay the gateway to Ningaloo Reef, with Ningaloo Reef being the largest fringing coral reef in the world. Here we can marvel at the underwater world of multi-coloured fish and corals. All this is just meters from the sandy shore. Enjoy swimming, sunbaking, beachcombing, snorkeling or some optional activities like glass bottomed cruise or quadbikes. Late this afternoon we make our way across the grasslands to Exmouth. Overnight stay Exmouth. 
DAY 5 Exmouth  (B,L,D)

Exmouth

  • Ningaloo Reef 
  • Yardie Creek
  • Cape Range National Park

Today after breakfast you have 2 options. Option 1 head out into the magnificent Cape Range National Park, making our way towards the secluded beaches of the Ningaloo Reef, where you can snorkel (optional) with a huge variety of soft corals and fish, some different to Coral Bay. First we head off to explore Yardie Creek Gorge and look for rock wallabies, next a swim/snorkel at Turquoise Bay. Option 2 Go diving on Ningaloo Reef (own expense) There are many dive packages to chose from you can even go Swim with whale sharks (April-June)

Overnight stay Exmouth.  

 

 Optional extras you can do in Exmouth. (Must be booked in advance) 

 Diving tours.

 Fishing.

 Whale watching (July-October).

 Swim with Whale sharks (April-June).

 Surfing.

 Quad Bike Tours.

DAY 6 Exmouth - Karijini (B,L,D) 

Exmouth - Karijini

  • Tom Price
  • Karijini National Park

After an early start drive inland towards the Hammersley Ranges. Look out for kangaroos, lizards - and cows! We stop at Tom Price to get supplies and then head into the Karijini National Park. This is truly a unique country, an amazing contrast of red rocks, green trees and blue skies. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

Overnight Karijini: an authentic bushcamp, swags, bushfire.

 

DAY 7-8 Karijini NP (B,L,D)

Karijini

  • Dales Gorge
  • Circular Pool
  • Weano Gorge
  • Fortesque Falls

A full 2-days spent exploring Karijini, discover the magnificent ancient gorges and go swimming in the waterfalls and pools. Go on a spectacular bushwalk from Dales Gorge to Circular Pool and back along the bottom of the Gorge to Fortesque Falls and the beautiful Fern Pool. Visit the excellent Karijini visitor's centre and learn about the history of this region and its flora and fauna. You will be amazed at stunning Weano Gorge and the viewing spots you can stop at - such as Junction Pool, Oxer's, Joffre and Knox Lookouts. Walk along the bottom of Weano Gorge to Handrail Pool. Overnight Karijini: an authentic bushcamp.

 

DAY 9  (B,D)

Karijini - Mt Magnet

  • Newman
  • Meekatharra 

We start our journey back to Perth. Traveling south down the Great Northern Highway. Pass through iron ore and gold mining country, cattle stations and the wheat/sheep belt. (B/D) Buy your own lunches en route.

 

DAY 10  (B,)

Mt Magnet - Perth

  • Payne's Find
  • New Norcia

Up early we head towards the unique town of New Norcia Started by 2 Spanish Benedictine monks in 1848 he we can spend some time walking around and taking in the sights, we then travel through the swan valley on route to Perth city arriving late afternoon. (B) Buy your own lunch on route.

 

  WHAT TO BRING                                             

 

Accommodation is dorm share. Single and double upgrades are available on request at an extra charge where possible. Karijini is bushcamping.

HA = Hostel shared accommodation (upgrades possible)
SS=Sheep station
FS=Farm Stay
CP=Camping Park 

B= Breakafast
L= Lunch
D=Dinner

Please advise at time of booking of any dietary requirements.

Personal Travel insurance is not included and is recommended

 

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