The 10 day 9 nights tour from Perth to Broome organized by Kimberley Wild lets you enjoy and experience the beauty of Western Australia. A maximum of 20 passengers are included on a tour and the fitness level for this tour is from moderate to advanced.
Camping: shared facilities (5nights), Backpacker Dorm Room: shared facilities (4 nights).
Cost: Adult $1995
Departs: The tour departs year round on Saturdays and selected Tuesdays.
Pick up location: Perth YHA
Day 1 Pinnacles Desert & Jurien Bay
Leaving Perth we enter Nambung National Park to explore the Pinnacles Desert – a landscape like no other in the country. Then you journey to the massive sand dunes of Jurien Bay. You have the opportunity to enjoy a sandboard down the slopes. From here we continue through Geraldton to Kalbarri where you stay overnight. Lunch and dinner are included.
Day 2 Kalbarri National Park & Shell Beach
On day two you take the short drive to Kalbarri National Park where you explore some of the park’s diverse scenery like Murchison Gorge, Natures Window, the Loop and Z-Bend Gorge (a steep descent but worth the effort for a refreshing swim). There is also the option to abseil here for those looking for even more adventure (own expense).
After lunch visit the beautiful Shell Beach – one of only two beaches in the world made entirely of shells, before getting back on the road towards Denham and Shark Bay. All three meals are included
Day 3 Monkey Mia & Shark Bay
After a short drive across the Peron Peninsula you make your way to the beach and visit the world famous Monkey Mia dolphins. The next stop is Carnarvon where you can see the fascinating stromatolites at Hamelin Pool. After a short break we continue along the highway to Coral Bay, the ‘Jewel of the Northwest’. All three meals are included.
It is best known as the home of the Monkey Mia dolphins, the Reserve is a must-see for families and nature lovers alike. It’s located on the eastern shore of Peron Peninsula, about 23 kilometers from the town of Denham in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area. Famous for their almost daily ritual of swimming to shore to interact with humans, the dolphins of Monkey Mia attract thousands of visitors to Australia’s Shark Bay region every year.
Why Monkey Mia
It’s unusual name and many Shark Bay locals debate its origin, the Mia part comes from an Aboriginal term for home but many believe is that the Monkey refers to the name of a ship which visited the area, others believe it refers to the Malaysian pearl farmers who worked the area during 1850s and would have pet monkeys.
Times for the dolphin experiences depend on if and when the dolphins visit the beach. Whilst they are only offered fish during their first three visits between 7:45 am and 12 noon they often visit the beach outside these times.
As the bottlenose dolphins are wild, numbers and the exact time of their visit varies just generally the first sighting of the dolphins arriving anytime from 7.30 am. The dolphins usually visit the shore up to three times a day. About four to seven dolphins visit for daily feedings, with up to 20 others visiting occasionally, often sighted in the bay with swimmers or on wildlife cruises.
Feeding the Dolphins
The dolphins are protected by WA’s Parks and Wildlife Service. You may get the opportunity to feed the dolphins under the supervision of a national park ranger, though this privilege is not guaranteed. Swimming with Dolphins and touching them is prohibited by law – however, these monitored feeding experiences allow you to get up close and personal with the dolphins.
Access to the reserve is subject to a separate Reserve fee – this is different to a National Park pass. You can also learn more about these fascinating creatures at the Dolphin Information Centre, the proceeds of which support WA’s Monkey Mia Appeal Trust.
Days 4-5 Coral Bay & Exmouth
Take a day to explore Coral Bay and we will also visit Ningaloo Reef the amazing marine life that lives below the waterline. Take a snorkel or cruise on a glass bottom boat to see for yourself. (Activities at own expense and subject to availability). Then we take a short drive into Exmouth. Enjoy at the bar of the private camp site on Yardie Creek Station and watch the sunset as kangaroos hop about the grounds. In the morning, go snorkeling or diving, search for whale sharks (seasonal and at own expense) or view Vlamingh Head Lighthouse then choose to laze on the pristine beach at Turquoise Bay. On both days all three meals are included.
It is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, 1,200 kilometres north of Perth. The main industries are tourism and fishing. The electricity for the town is provided by a wind-diesel hybrid system. The main attractions of this small town are Coral Bay beach, Billy’s Bay snorkeling, Sub sea explorer tourist attraction and the paradise beach.
Days 6-8 Karijini National Park
We head inland to reach the outback oasis of Karijini National Park. We will pass through Tom Price, a little town known for its iron ore mining, before reaching the camp overlooking the magnificent Hamersley Range. Two full days of adventure is just the perfect amount of time needed to explore Karijini National Park and its amazing gorges. On all three days all three meals are included.
Ningaloo Marine Park is a World Heritage-listed site found half way up the West Australian coastline. The crystalline water is home to the world’s largest fringing reef, a 260-kilometre (162-mile) long coral reef swarming with turtles, tropical fish, manta rays, humpback whales and the elusive whale shark.
Things to do
Swim with gentle whale sharks, Merge with “the humpback highway”, Soar overhead marine life in a microlight, Drift snorkel at Turquoise Bay, Stay in the luxury glamping tents at Sal Salis,
Day 9 The Pilbara
In the morning we travel towards the coast and the iron ore town of Port Hedland. We have time for a quick town tour and to marvel at the incredible size of the iron ore industry. After lunch we travel to the Pilbara region, where we spend the night on an overnight station stay. All three meals are included.
Day 10 Eighty Mile Beach & Broome
Enjoy the beauty of the 80 Mile Beach, one of Australia’s most remarkable hidden gems. Take a stroll along the white sandy beach and get some photos of the azure water, before coming into Broome where we say our final farewell. Breakfast and lunch are included.
Drop off location
Kimberley Travellers Lodge.
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