Perth to Broome via Kalbarri Karijini Ningaloo Monkey Mia Tour
SOLAR ECLIPSE AT EXMOUTH INCLUDED – AT 11.27 AM
Karijini Gorges Tour Perth to Broome via Kalbarri Karijini Ningaloo Monkey Mia Tour 10 day Tour via West Coast of Western Australia.
Includes 80 Mile Beach, Millstream NP, Karijini National Park, Pilbara, Hamersley Ranges, Port Hedland 2 nights at Karijini Eco Retreat to explore amazing wildflowers, gorges, walks & water holes & Oxer, Joffre, Fortescue, Hancock, Dales gorges, Fern & Circular Pools. Plus BHPs Port Hedland docks, Newman, Burrup Rock Art, Red Dog Memorial, Rio Tinto Railway Road to Tom Price. Mine tour option.
Includes Ningaloo Reef glass bottom boat cruise, (or swim with whale sharks option at extra cost), Coral Bay, Monkey Mia dolphins & Kalbarri NP 2 nights, and Pinnacles from Perth
Accommodated, camping or combination of both available
Perth to Broome via Kalbari Karijini Ningaloo Monkey Mia Tour 10 days via West Coast of Western Australia.
Personal & Private luxury 4WD Tour Includes 80 Mile Beach, Marble Bar & Millstream NP, Karijini National Park, Pilbara, Hamersley Ranges, Port Hedland 2 nights at Karijini Eco Retreat to explore amazing wildflowers, gorges, walks & water holes & Oxer, Joffre, Fortescue, Hancock, Dales gorges, Fern & Circular Pools. Plus BHPs Port Hedland docks, Newman, Burrup Rock Art, Red Dog Memorial, Rio Tinto Railway Road to Tom Price. Mine tour option. Includes Ningaloo Reef glass bottom boat cruise, (or swim with whale sharks option at extra cost), Coral Bay, Monkey Mia dolphins & Kalbarri NP 2 nights, and Pinnacles from Perth – Ask re reverse Broome to Exmouth 6 day option also available. Book Tour
Tour Details – from Perth to Broome via West Coast of Western Australia.
Day 1 – Depart Perth via the Indian Ocean Drive for Nambung National Park up the West Australian Coast. Enjoy the atmosphere of the surreal limestone Pinnacles of upright stones. Continue via coast road to Cervantes and Jurien Bay via the beautiful Beekeepers Nature Reserve to the City of Geraldton-Greenough. We visit the WA Museum Geraldton and the HMAS Sydney Memorial for stunning views over the city and ocean. Overnight Geraldton
Day 2 – Then to Kalbarri National Park via the scenic coastal drive. Explore Kalbarri National Park and visitors centre, plus stunning walks and spectacular coastal cliff lookouts and inland gorges. Kalbarri National Park includes the Murchison River gorge which runs for nearly 80 km on the lower reaches of the Murchison River through the red and white banded sandstone to create formations such as Nature’s Window and The Loop, Z-Bend and Hawks Head, with scenic gorge views at the Ross Graham Lookout and views of the town and river mouth at Meanarra Hill.Enjoy sunset views and dinner in town. Overnight Kalbarri
Day 3 – Heading north, we meet the friendly dolphins of Monkey Mia followed by a boat cruise on the marine rich waters of the bay. Visit Eagle Bluff with big bay view, and shark and dugong sightings. We visit the Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery Centre and learn about the bay’s history, culture and why it is one of the few places on earth to meet all four natural criteria for World Heritage listing.. Overnight Monkey Mia or nearby Denham
Day 4 – Check out the dolphins and local sights and visit the ancient Stromatolites of Hamelin Bay and the 120km long Shell
Beach, two of the unique natural attractions in the area. Back on the scenic route to this agricultural area and Overnight Carnarvon
Day 5 – Today enjoy Coral Bay to explore the world’s largest fringing Ningaloo Reef.
It is situated only metres from the shore in places and has over 500
species of tropical fish and 250 corals along with the world’s largest
fish, the giant whale shark (late March-July) and Humpback Whales (June-
November). Coral Bay is located right on the Ningaloo Reef, and is a snorkeler’s and divers paradise and offers safe swimming. Charter boats are available for diving and fishing. From here we take the fascinating sandhills road toward Exmouth and a visit the spectacular scenery of Charles Knife and Shothole Canyon in the Cape Range National Park. Optional Ningaloo Reef cruise, glass bottom boat or whale swim. We also visit a monument as a tribute to Operation Jaywick.This operation involved the “Krait”, a captured Japanese fishing vessel. This vessel sailed from Exmouth to Singapore in WWII. This elite crew severely damaged seven ships totalling almost 40 000tons. The party returned to Exmouth Gulf after 47 days at sea. See https://www.abc.net.au/austory/the-story-of-the-krait/8466640 Overnight Exmouth
Day 6 – 7 – We head for Tom Price and Karijini National Park via Nautarra Roadhuse. In Karijin NP we have 2 nights at Karijini Eco Retreat to explore amazing wildflowers, gorges, walks & water holes & Oxer lookout, and Fortescue, Hancock, Dales, Red, Joffre and Knox Gorges, and Fern & Circular Pools.with swimming opportunities and 2 overnights at the Karijini Eco Retreat.
Day 8 – Morning walk opportunity in nearby Joffre Gorge then departure for Tom Price (mine tour optional) before we head for Hammersley Gorge and down the Rio Tinto private Railway Road, witnessing the largest trains in the world carrying Iron Ore to Karratha docks. Visit unique landscapes of Millstream National Park with the Fortesque River lookouts, to arrive at Karratha for the evening. Early Departing Karijini
The Tom Price Rio Tinto Mine – The Mount Tom price mine is owned by Rio Tinto / Hamersley Iron and operated by Pilbara iron. The mine was developed in 1966 and is a massive ore body eight kilometres long and more than one kilometre wide. In 2004 the mine moved over 45Mt of material and produced over 18Mt of iron ore. Overnight Karratha
Day 9 – Explore Burrup Peninsula rock art, the largest rock art site in the worlds, with petroglyphs estimated around 25-30 million years old. Here also is one of the worlds largest LNG liquefied gas plants processing offshore gas for export. We learn at the visitors centre and witness this modern industrial phenomenon in that brings massive wealth to Australia. The Red Dog memorial is also nearby at Dampier and he’s always happy to see visitors. After lunch by the beach, we head up through scenic Pilbara landscapes and river crossings to Port Hedland for overnight.
Day 10 – Witness the BHP operated Port Hedland docks and massive shipping traffic in this busy port before we head for 80 Mile Beach and a short walk in the sand and optional swim. We cross the mighty De Grey River, travelling through cattle grazing country and visit Pardoo & Sandfire and arrive Broome late afternoon
- 10 DAYS 9 Nights fully accommodated in ensuite accommodation
- Professional and experienced driver/guide
- Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
- Access to remote areas and rock art sites unreachable by most tour vehicles
- All meals, except 4 dinners
- Delicious meals including vegetarian options.
- All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees
- Aboriginal Art community visits for “direct from artist” purchases
- Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.
- You – and Your involvement in a creation much bigger than most can imagine
- 4 dinners own purchase in restaurants, Alcohol
- Flights to and from departure points
- Some optional cruises as mentioned in the itinerary