With an emphasis on flexibility and your personal experience of Australia, Outback Camp Tours provide a journey that is no ordinary trip.
As well as showing all of the icons of the Australian Outback, Outback Camp Tours’ Mark Polich really provides a tour like no other. A unique character himself, he applies his Aussie bush-man knowledge and will encourage you to get to know the land by fishing for your supper, cooking on coals from an open fire, making damper bread, gathering wood and camping beneath the stars with your small group of new friends. With people from all over the world booking on this tour, and all pitching in to prepare meals, dinner is never the same from one evening to the next!
The Perth to Darwin (or vice versa) tour runs from April – November, and covers the WA coastline to remote wilderness from the south to the north over an amazing 30 days. During this time, you’ll travel through the picturesque Swan Valley, one of Western Australia’s finest wine regions; visit beautiful coastal paradises like Monkey Mia, Shark Bay, Coral Bay and the Ningaloo Reef; and stand before incredible rock formations and deep gorges in the Pinnacles Desert, Karijini and El Questro Station that shame anything man has ever built.
Camping on the land of each area you’ll visit, you’ll get to enjoy one – three days in most destinations to appreciate the activities on offer and the sights they behold. For example, once you reach Monkey Mia, you’ll have the time to meet the famous dolphins that come up to the coast on their own free will, a journey into Cape Range National Park and Yardie Creek will see the contrast between the blue ocean and the burnt red sands, and relax in the azure waters of Coral Bay with a swim or snorkel trip.
While it may be tough to leave the delights of Monkey Mia, a journey through Carnarvon leads to the Ningaloo Reef and Coral Bay. The largest fringing reef in Australia, the Ningaloo is an oceanic nirvana of colourful coral, marine life and clear waters that you can swim for hours in. Again demonstrating the contrasting colours of WA, the national park of Karijini paints a picture in which time has stood still. Blessed with gorges, waterfalls, cliff faces and rugged red rock, you’ll enjoy two – three days of adventuring and over and underground.
Further north is the outback town of Broome, famous for its unique offerings of moonrises, camel rides, pearling history and fruit festivals. Cable Beach beckons you to while away the hours or tread the sand on the back of a camel, but there are also walking paths to lookout points and museums that share the town’s history in pearling.
From Broome is Gibb River Road, and you’ll get to experience the beginning and end of this famous dirt track with a visit to Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek, which tells the story of the aboriginal that escaped European settlers; and then a night at El Questro Station. Between these points is a visit to the Bungle Bungles, dozens of beehive rock formations formed over millions of years. Following a night at El Questro Station, you finally reach Kununurra and Lake Argyle, where you will spend a night before leaving Western Australia for the Northern Territory.
Continuing the outback adventure, your first destination in NT is Katherine, which boasts the gushing waters of Edith Falls and Litchfield National Park. Here, you’ll get to relax in rock pools, bathe in waterfalls, explore around towering trees and camp in the grounds of this unspoilt park. Then to Nitmiluk National Park and a hike through Butterfly Gorge. Just before you arrive in Darwin, you get one last experience of wild Australia on a Jumping Crocodile Tour.
At *$2,400pp, travelling from Perth to Darwin with Outback Camp Tours really is all about you.
*Food is additional, purchased as a group in major towns, again giving more flexibility to all budgets as well as suiting travellers with special dietary needs.
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On this epic overland adventure, you’ll get to visit amazing locations such as Litchfield National Park, Katherine, the Bungle Bungles, Gibb River Road and Broome. Usually costing $1,095pp, an Outback Camp Tour gets you back to basics and living with the land, cooking on campfires, catching fish, camping in the
wilderness and making damper bread.
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Terms & Conditions
Entrants must be at least 18 years old and have a valid Australian visa for the duration of the tour.
Travel dates available are 31st July 2015 and 11th October 2015. Food is additional purchased as a group in major towns.
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