Perth to Broome Overland Adventure Tours

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Perth to Broome Overland Adventure Tours

1,795.00

Why we love this trip

  • Explore Western Australia’s desert landscapes, national parks and spectacular Coral Coast in rugged style on the ultimate overland trip

  • Enjoy the local knowledge of a passionate guide and the magic of camping under the great southern sky

  • Wade in the shallows of Monkey Mia beach and be amazed at the friendly dolphins that approach

  • Peer into the ecologically diverse underwater world of Ningaloo Reef by snorkel, and swim with the gentle beasts of the deep in season, whalesharks

  • The cattle stations, red earth and mining communities of the Pilbara are reminiscent of the sun-baked Australia much of the world imagines

  • Hike and swim in the ancient gorges and waterholes of Karijini National Park

What's included

Meals: 9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners
Transport: All Terrain vehicle
Accommodation Camping (3 nights), Hostel (4 nights), Safari Camp (2 nights)
National Park Entrance
Experienced Guide
Activities as detailed in itinerary
Breakfast : Some
Lunch : All
Dinner : Some

Luggage Limit

A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies

What to bring

Sturdy walking shoes
Hat and sunscreen
Water bottle (at least 1.5 litres)
Towel and toiletries
Camera/phone and batteries or charger
A sleeping bag is required - bring your own or pre-purchase at time of booking.
Headlight or torch
Insect repellent/flynet
Second pair of shoes that can get wet
Towel for swimming
You may also wish to bring a power pack for charging without electricity

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Day 1 : Perth and Kalbarri

Welcome to sunny Perth, where your overland journey begins. Leave the city, driving north to Nambung National Park to explore The Pinnacles. These are ancient rock formations that rise out of the desert. Journey on to Jurien Bay, where you’ll have the opportunity to sand-board down the massive expanse of dunes. From here continue on through Geraldton to the quiet beach town of Kalbarri, where you’ll stay the night. Note: Total driving time today is about seven hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres. Accommodation: Hostel (1 night) Included Activities: Nambung National Park (Pinnacles) Entrance, Sandboarding Jurien Bay  

Meal(s) included : Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Kalbarri National Park to Shark Bay

Today take a short drive to Kalbarri National Park. Hike around some of the park’s diverse scenery, including Murchison Gorge, the Loop Walk and Nature’s Window. After a steep descent into Z-Bend Gorge, take a refreshing dip in the river. For those seeking even more adventure, there’s also an opportunity to abseil (at your own expense). After lunch visit the beautiful Shell Beach, which is one of only two beaches in the world composed entirely of shells. Get back on the road and continue towards Denham and Shark Bay. Note: Total driving time today is about four hours. Total walking distance is approximately five kilometres. Accommodation: Hostel (1 night) Included Activities: Kalbarri National Park Entrance Optional Activities: Abseiling in Kalbarri National Park - AUD30  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Shark Bay to Coral Bay

After a short drive across the Peron Peninsula, head to the beach and meet the world famous Monkey Mia dolphins. These friendly dolphins are fed by park rangers and often swim up to the shore several times a day. The next stop is Carnarvon where you’ll see the fascinating stromatolites at Hamelin Pool. These marine rock formations are some of the world’s oldest and largest living fossils. After a short break, continue along the highway to Coral Bay, which is known as the ‘Jewel of the Northwest’. Note: Total driving time today is about five-and-a-half hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres. Accommodation: Hostel (1 night) Included Activities: Monkey Mia Dolphins  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Coral Bay to Yardi Creek

Today explore picturesque Coral Bay, home to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef. Snorkel equipment is available for your use, or you could cruise the reef in a glass-bottom boat to observe the tropical life teeming below the surface. The marine park is home to 250 species of coral and over 500 species of fish. You might prefer to get adventurous on a quad bike tour of the local area. This activity is an additional cost and is subject to availability. In the late afternoon, it’s a short drive to your exclusive campsite at Yardie Creek in the Cape Range National Park, near Exmouth. Note: Total driving time today is about one-and-a-half hours. Accommodation: Yardi Creek Camp (1 night) Included Activities: Ningaloo Reef Marine Park Optional Activities: Snorkel with Manta Rays - half day trip - AUD165, Whale Watching (seasonal) from - AUD85, Glass Bottom Boat Cruises from - AUD37  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Exmouth and Cape Range National Park

Enjoy a day of freedom and relaxation. Depending on the time of year, you have the option to snorkel or scuba dive in search of whale sharks and manta rays. Perhaps take a walk to Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, one of the few places in Australia where you can see the sun both rise and set. While away the rest of the afternoon on the pristine beach at Turquoise Bay. Note: Total driving time today is about one-and-a-half hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres. Accommodation: Yardi Creek Camp (1 night) Optional Activities: Snorkel with the Whalesharks (April to July only) from - AUD350  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Karijini National Park

Head inland today through the vast cattle stations of the Pilbara region. The sparsely populated Pilbara desert is known for its red earth and rich mineral deposits. In the afternoon pass through the little town of Tom Price, which is renowned for its iron ore mining. Continue on to your campsite overlooking the magnificent Hamersley Range in Karijini. Before you go to sleep, take a minute to gaze up at one the most magnificent night skies you’re ever likely to see. Today’s travel will take around nine-and-a-half hours in total. Accommodation: Karijini National Park Camp (1 night)  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Karijini National Park

Over the next two days explore the almighty gorges of Karijini National Park. Formed over 2,500 million years ago, the Hamersley Ranges feature some of the most unusual landforms on Earth. You’ll be able to take some great photographs while you’re here. Hike deep into the gorges, where you’ll come across cascading waterfalls and fresh waterholes ideal for swimming in. Dales Gorge and Circular Pool, Fortescue Falls, Fern Pool and Weano Gorge are just some of the places you can visit. This part of the journey is a real highlight. Note: Total driving time today is around one-and-a-half hours, but you could be walking up to six kilometres. Accommodation: Karijini National Park Camp (1 night) Included Activities: Karijini National Park Entrance  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 : Karijini National Park

Head back into the gorges today for further exploration. Sing a tune in the natural amphitheatre caused by curved gorge walls, then make your way down to Hancock Gorge. Named after the Australian tycoon Lang Hancock, this is a narrow inlet of red rocks leading to a refreshing waterhole. Note: Total driving time today is only around 30 minutes, but you could be walking up to six kilometres. Accommodation: Karijini National Park Camp (1 night)  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Pilbara Region

Depart Karijini this morning and travel towards the coast (approximately four hours in total). Visit the iron ore port of Port Hedland, the second most populated town in the Pilbara. Take a quick tour of the town and gain an understanding of the scale of the iron ore industry. After lunch continue on to a nearby station, where you’ll spend the last night of your trip. Today we drive for about five hours Accommodation: Hostel (1 night)  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 : Broome

The drive to your final destination of Broome will take around five hours. En route, enjoy a leisurely break and stroll along the immense 80-Mile Beach. On arrival into Broome, say goodbye to your fellow travellers and enjoy an idyllic Broome sunset - a fitting end to your overland adventure. There are no more activities planned for today.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch

Departure location:  Select Perth accommodation from 6.30 am
Default pick up: 07.00 am from Perth City YHA

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Arrival location: Select Broome accommodation early evening Day 10.