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Start: 9.30 am Perth, Australia at Billabong Backpackers Hostel, Highgate
Finish: Broome, Australia 7-8 am Thursdays (One Way Tour),
Dates: 24th October, 7th, 21st November and 5th December.
Cost: $1599+($29 optional camping gear rental)
Perth to Pinnacles
Head north to the first stop along the way for a quick lunch. Enjoy the impressive views along Indian Ocean drive and then explore the pinnacles desert. A short drive brings us to our picturesque beach side camp site where we kick back for the night. Watch the sunset with your new mates and enjoy a beer.
Geraldton and Pink Lake
Before lunch we visit the Geraldton foreshore and museums and then head to the spectacular Pink Lake for photo opportunities. The campsite tonight is at the scenic lucky bay, walk the sand dunes or swim as the sun goes down. There is plenty of space at the campsite so time to turn the music and let your hair down for the night.
Kalbarri National Park
Hit the road and see the Scenic Kalbarri cliffs before a quick swim and cold shower at the river mouth. Then explore the amazing Kalbarri National Park with a few hours of hiking to Nature’s Window and the Z Bend. In the late afternoon we hit the road to our overnight stop by the river.
This Morning we drive into the World Heritage site of Shark Bay. Check out Shell Beach, relax and swim in the crystal clear water. After lunch we drive into the town of Denham followed by a stop at the Lagoon for a game of ultimate frisbee or cricket (group dependant). It’s now time for a bit of luxury as we setup camp at the Monkey Mia Dolphin resort. After dinner and an amazing sunset you can head down to the jetty and spot wildlife with your torch or kick back on the grass around the campsite.
Monkey Mia, Dolphins & Carnarvon
Wake up and walk 50 m to the water’s edge. It’s time to meet the famous Monkey Mia Dolphins, if you are lucky you will get to feed flipper his scaly breakfast. There is now a few free hours to explore swim or rent a kayak. We hit the road around lunchtime and travel to carnarvon to resupply. The campsite is a short drive north of here where we will settle in for the night.
We roll into coral bay mid morning and set up camp. There are now essentially two free days to explore, Snorkel the amazing reef, (Optional Fishing charter, diving, whale shark tours) or just sit with your new friends on the beach and enjoy this special place. Usually things will kickoff pretty early and by late afternoon everyone is ready to blow off some steam and party up! Truth or Dare anyone? Our campsite is 5 min walk from the beach and everything else in town. You will fall in love with this place the moment you arrive.
Extra day in coral bay. You can really see the reef at its finest, only meters from the beach are huge coral formations and large fish. If you are lucky you might swim alongside a turtle or friendly reef shark. (Optional Fishing charter, diving, Manta Ray Tours, whale shark tours)
With the right weather conditions we can visit the Exmouth town beach and enjoy some water sports. Take a jetski out and see dolphins and whales (in season) go tubing behind the jetskis for a wild adrenaline rush or just relax on the beach. In the afternoon we have the option to rent a surfboard or do a lesson ($25, $50) our campsite tonight can vary depending on what the group feels, in town or by the beach.
Cape Range National park, Whale Sharks, Ningaloo Reef
Today travel to the Cape Range National Park and Hike Mandu Mandu gorge then snorkel at the award winning Turquoise Bay. This evening watch the sunset at the historic Vlaming Lighthouse. Option Whale Sharks.
Day 10 – Exmouth to Tom Price
Travel inland to the red earthed heart of the Pilbara. Keep an eye out the window for wildlife and maybe even a cheeky dingo. This evening check into Karijini Eco Retreat and stay in Glamping Tents with Bunks.
It is a national park in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, located 1,190 kilometers north of the state capital, Perth. It is an oasis in the dessert nestled within the chocolate brown rocks of the Chichester Range. The Millstream area has been a sacred land since well before the arrival of Europeans to the area, and the Yinjibarndi people still gather here as the traditional custodians of their country, which stretches from the Hamersley Range foothills and Fortescue Valley in the south to the Chichester Range escarpment in the north.
Over 120 species of bird, 30 species of mammal, 150 species of reptile and 500 species of plants can be found in the park. This includes spectacular riparian birds such as the Rainbow Bee-eater, Sacred Kingfisher and Blue-winged Kookaburra as well as desert adapted species such as Spinifex Pigeons and the impressive Bustard.
In mid-winter (June-August) you can enjoy beautiful wildflower displays including Sturt Desert Pea, more than twenty species of Mulla Mulla (Ptilotus), fragrant Sennas/Cassia and dozens of species of Wattles in bloom. Northern Bluebells, Desert Yam and several species of Hibiscus add to the display, culminating in a tantalising demonstration of the color and form of desert adapted plant species.
Park entrance fees and camping fees are charged. Fees may also be collected by Park staff and campground hosts. No online booking system is available for camping. Camping areas at Millstream are Miliyanha and Stargazers Campgrounds.
Roads in the Park are suitable for two-wheel drive vehicles only in dry weather and may be impassable after heavy rain and/or cyclonic events. Wet roads are extremely slippery. For your safety do not drive following rain.
Snappy Gum Drive
It is a 20 km scenic loop road linking the Homestead with Pannawonica Road. It can be accessed by 4WD vehicles year round and by 2WD (low clearance) vehicles when indicated on signs found at either entrance point. It is not suitable for motorhomes or caravans.
Yinjibarndi people are most concerned for your safety if swimming at Deep Reach as this is the home of Barrimurdi, the Warlu, or serpent. They ask that you treat the site with respect and keep noise to a minimum.
Day 11 – Karijini National Park: Day 1
Explore Knox gorge, Hancock Gorge and hike down into Kermits Pool for a refreshing swim. Then walk Weano Gorge and visit Handrail Pool. We also check out Oxers, Junction Pool & Jofre lookouts.
Day 12 – Karijini National Park: Day 2
Head to Dales Gorge and swim at the picturesque Fern Pool. Then check out Fortesque Falls. Now hike 1.5 km through Dales Gorge to Circular Pool for a swim. This afternoon take the Integrity Coach bus to Port Headland and break until 1.30am when you will travel Over night to Broome
Day 13 – Broome
Sleep on the coach and arrive in the beautiful Broome by 8.15am
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