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About this tour: Tour along Western Australia's wildly beautiful coast from Broome to Perth
A colossal land replete with natural attractions, Western Australia's vast expanses and otherworldly landscapes surprise at every turn. From the serene shorelines of Broome and Shell Beach to the sublime freshwater swimming holes of Karijini National Park and reef of Ningaloo, this Broome to Perth adventure really does make for the trip of a lifetime. Discover the hidden grottoes and rock pools of the Pilbara, dip into the crystalline waters of Turquoise Bay and admire the world's oldest living organisms in Kalbarri before finishing up in laid-back Perth. Covering an immense distance at a leisurely pace, this trip serves as the perfect getaway for those looking to unearth some of Australia's most beautiful and uncrowded places.

Drive from Darwin to Broome via Lake Argyle, Purnululu National Park and El Questro station

Tour Name: Darwin to Perth Overland

Valid:
01 April 2017 - 31 March 2018

Tour Code:
• PBP10

Trip Style:
• Basix

Trip Theme:
Explorer, Overland, The Great Outdoors, Walking & Trekking,

Tour Departs From:
• Default pick up: Kimberley Klub YHA at 06:30am

Tour Finishes:
• Select Perth accommodation early evening Day 10

Max People:
• 20
• Minimum age to travel is 18 years old

Tour Departs:
• 27APR17-19OCT17: Thu

Accommodation:
• Camping (with facilities) (3 nights), Hostel (5 nights), Permanent safari camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Price:
• AUD $1795 per person
• All prices are in Australian Dollars(includes 10% GST) based on per person
• Basix Option is not suitable for children
• Additional services - Sleeping bag purchase (Basix) AUS $35

Broome to Perth map

ITINERARY

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 flexibility of a private vehicle, 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

 

Is this trip right for you?
• This is a 'no frills' west coast experience. You'll spend some nights of the trip sleeping at camping grounds in twin-share tents. While conditions can be basic, this is all part of the adventure
. • This trip requires a moderate level of fitness as it involves a lot of walking, allowing you to really get among nature. The hike in Karijini National Park is challenging. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing. You will need two pairs of shoes, one that can get wet.
• On some days of the trip, you will spend several hours driving, often through very sparse areas of desert. Crank up the tunes and sit back to enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel.
• Temperatures in Western Australia can be extreme. During the day the weather can be hot (and the Australian sun is strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop, so ensure you have base layers and warm clothing.
• When we're not camping, we'll stay in multishare accommodation that may be mixed gender

 

Day 1: Broome to the Pilbara Region
Leaving Broome in the dust, we kick-start this adventure with a drive across part of Western Australia's Great Sandy Desert. At an area of roughly 285,000 sq km, this is Australia's second largest desert. And while certainly very sandy, the terrain also consists of dune fields, spinifex grasslands and salt lakes. After a bit of driving we'll make a stop at Eighty Mile Beach. Aside from being a pretty lovely spot for a beach stroll, this coast is a major nesting area for flatback turtles - a species found only in Australia. Tonight we stay at an outback cattle station.

Total driving time today is around 6 hours. Total walking distance is approximately 1km. (L/D)

Day 2: Pilbara Region to Karijini National Park
This morning we head toward Karijini National Park with a quick stop in Port Headland to check out the iron ore mecca of Australia. If time permits, we may duck into one of the Gorge's this afternoon. If not, we'll set up camp in the National Park and get a good nights rest before we head in for a full day of exploring tomorrow.

Total driving time today is around 6 hours. Total walking distance can be up to 3km, some sections may be through water. (B/L/D)

Karijini - general area photo only

Day 15: Karijini National Park
This, without any doubt, is one of Australia's most magnificent national parks (and it's not like Australia has any shortage of them). Freshwater Springs trickle through chasms to form translucent rock pools, walking trails weave between dramatic rock ravines. A visit to the Karijini Cultural Centre will introduce you to the many sights you can expect to see here over the three days. Spend a full day exploring the gorges, gullies and secluded swimming spots of Karijini. Weano Gorge, Hancock Gorge, Dales Gorge and Oxers Lookout are just some of the better-known sites we'll get to. Total driving time today is 1 hour.

Total walking distance is approximately 6 kilometres, some sections may be through water. (B/L/D)

Karijini National park - general area photo only

Day 4: Karijini National Park
Enjoy another day searching out Karijini's natural treasures or head back for more time spent at your favourite spots.

Total driving time today is around 1 hour. Total walking distance is approximately 6 kilometres. (B/L/D)

Day 5: Karijini to Exmouth
Jump back in the truck for a drive through classic outback terrain to Cape Range National Park. Extending inland from the Indian Ocean across the North West Cape peninsula, this protected landmass feels like a patch of the outback relocated seaside. Here we have an exclusive campsite, so it's here that we stay the night.

Today is a long day of driving, about 8 hours with rest stops. (B/L/D)

Exmouth-Beach

Day 6: Exmouth
Today's yours to spend how you wish. Become acquainted with the region's underwater inhabitants on a snorkeling or diving excursion, set out by boat tour in search of whale sharks (seasonal) or just while a day away on the flawless sands of Turquoise Bay. Take in the panoramic views of the ocean from the Vlaminghead Lighthouse. In the afternoon we travel on to Coral Bay.

Total driving time today is around 2 hours. Total walking distance is approximately 1km. (B/L/D)

Day 7: Coral Bay
If you didn't squeeze a snorkel in yesterday, today you get to; if you did, you get another one. Everyone wins. Ningaloo Reef is one of the world's largest fringing reefs, meaning that it starts practically from the water's edge. You just swim out from shore and suddenly you're in a world of coral, fish, turtles and manta rays. Swimming above these enormous majestic creatures is really something else, they might even put on an acrobatics show for you! Not much of a swimmer? There's also the option of taking in the scene on a glass bottom boat tour, along with many other optional activities. We'll introduce you to the friendly staff at Coral Bay Eco Tours There is no driving today, just a short walk to Coral Bay Eco Tours and water activities. (B/L/D)

western-Australia-snorkelling-turquoise-bay

 

Day 8: Coral Bay to Denham
Web description Today we cross over the Tropic of Capricorn. You probably won't notice it, but what crossing this latitude means is that from here on south the sun will never be directly above you. You should still wear a hat though. Main stop for the day is Shell Beach, which, much as name would suggest, is a beach made of shells. What's quite incredible about the place however is the amount of shells there are. Locals have been using them in various industries for years, yet they still cover a stretch 60 km long and up to 7 metres deep. Tonight we stay in the small seaside town of Denham, in the Shark Bay world heritage area.

Total driving time today is around 6.5 hours. Total walking distance is approximately 1km. (B/L/D)

 

Day 9: Monkey Mia to Kalbarri
Moving on, we arrive in Monkey Mia, where bottlenose dolphins have been showing up every day for a free feed going on forty years. These are probably the tamest wild dolphins you'll ever meet. Up early this morning for a short drive across the Eastern Peninsula. See stromatolites, the oldest living organisms in the world, then continue south for Kalbarri. Time permitting, there'll be a stop-off along the way at Murchison Gorge, where there's the opportunity to admire the landscape through Nature's Window.

Total driving time today is around five and a half hours. Total walking distance is approximately five kilometres. (B/L/D)

western-Australia-dolphins-monkey-mia

Day 10: Nambung National Park to Perth
Web description It's a driving day today, but a spectacular one. Cruising through the coastal gorges of Kalbarri National Park, we come to the quaint coastal town of Dongara, which sits at the head of the Irwin River. Any keen to give sandboarding a shot will get the chance at Sandy Cape/Lancelin, a vast sand desert peopled by the strange limestone structures of the Pinnacles Nambung NP. After a walk around here it's to Perth, where this adventure winds up.

Today's driving will take approximately 6.5 hours (with about 2km of walking). There are no more activities planned for and you're free head to your accommodation for the night. (B/L)

 


What to bring on tour:
Booked and paid E-Ticket, Sturdy walking shoes, a spare pair of shoes that can get wet, swimming gear (2 towels recommended), hat and sunscreen, towel and toiletries, warm clothing in winter, water bottle (1.5L), torch, insect repellent, camera, travel pillow, and sleeping bag (can be purchased at the time of booking).

What's Included in tour:
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners
Transport: All-terrain vehicle
Accommodation: Camping (with facilities) (3 nights), Hostel (5 nights), Permanent safari camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Activities:
Karijini National Park Entrance, Ningaloo Reef Marine Park, Kalbarri National Park Entrance, Monkey Mia Dolphins, Nambung National Park (Pinnacles) Entrance


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Important notes
1. Tour commences in Broome on day 1 at 6:30am and finishes in Perth day 10 at approximately 6pm. Onward travel must be booked the following day.
2. Strict luggage limit of 15kg applies.
3. This trip requires a sleeping bag. Bring your own or pre-purchase one from us at time of booking.
4. This trip is BASIX mixed gender multishare, minimum age for this trip is 18 years old

Dietary Requirements
Passengers with special meal requirements or food allergies MUST ensure they or their travel agent inform Intrepid/ATA of this at the time of booking. Food for the trip is purchased prior to commencement and special requirements cannot be catered for after departing. If you have not notified us prior to departure, you may be asked to pay for any additional food yourself. Due to the nature of our trips food is basic but plentiful.

We provide the below substitutes, please bring your own staples if you require specific foods not listed below:
• No Pork (Alternative to Ham provided) • No Dairy (soy milk provided) • Vegetarian (additional veg and vegie burgers provided) • Vegan (supply of additional fruit and veg provided) • Gluten Free (cereal, bread, wraps, pasta, snack bars, sweet and savoury biscuits provided) • *Religious dietary requirements and specifically prepared/sourced produce is not able to be catered for.

Itineraries
• Itinerary may vary and/or attractions substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements. The Gibb River Road and Purnululu National Park may be closed in the shoulder seasons (approx. April and October). See terms and conditions of travel for full details.

• This tour requires a sleeping bag. You may bring your own or pre-purchase a sleeping bag from us.

• Would you like to swim with the Whalesharks? Whaleshark season in WA runs from April through to July and passengers have the option of taking part in a Whaleshark swim on Day 5 of your tour in Exmouth. We don't book this option, however the company we use is Kings Ningaloo Reef. Although our Guides can book this for you on Day 1 of your tour, during busy periods such as school holidays we do advise that you book in advance to avoid disappointment. You can either do this through your Travel Agent or direct via phone or email. Please find a link to their website, along with their contact number below, it's certainly an experience not to be missed! Website: http://kingsningalooreeftours.com.au/ | Phone: 08 9949 1764 **Please Note** By pre-booking this activity you will be paying a slightly higher price to secure your spot, so the majority of passengers book with their Guide on board on Day 1. Please be aware though that during busy times such as school holidays, it may be worth pre-booking to avoid disappointment as spots book out quickly.

• Adventure Tours Australia/Intrepid Travel reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure.

• Due to large distances covered, this trip involves early departures on some mornings and frequent stops between destinations. During the warmer summer months, the heat puts pressure on the air conditioning systems in the vehicle and therefore may not function as efficiently as the cooler months.

Our tours are activity and participation based:
• Our tours are activity and participation based. During your travels with us you will have the opportunity to assist with daily activities such as setting up camp, collecting firewood, helping prepare meals and clearing dishes. Many hands make light work and any assistance provided to crew is always much appreciated. Most people agree that this type of activity helps you feel like less of a tourist and more of an explorer.

• On this tour it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated. In July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.

Fitness Ratings:
The hardest of the hardcore. Long trips to remote destinations with limited facilities. Excellent health and fitness is essential.
• Adventure Tours Australia/Intrepid Travel reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure.
• On this tour it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated. In July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.

Children
• Tour is not suitable for children, minimum age for this trip is 18.

Travel Insurance
• Travel insurance is compulsory for all international travellers and should be taken out at the time of booking. We recommend Australian citizens take out a domestic travel insurance policy which covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

Default Pickup Point
• The default pick up point is where we will meet you for your tour, unless you or your travel agent requests an alternative location (contact our Reservations team for more information). It is your responsibility to contact us with your preferred pick up point well ahead of departure. We do not take responsibility for missed tours if we have not been advised of an alternative in advance and you are not at the default location on time.

Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to departure
• Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time by phone direct with the tour operator - (Details of the tour operator is on your E-Ticket).

Luggage:
A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies. Please limit to one small to medium sized soft bag or backpack and a small daypack, which can be carried inside the vehicle.

Meal Abbreviations
• B = Breakfast, • L = Lunch, • D = Dinner.

Tour Operator
• The relationship between ATA and Intrepid Australia For over 25 years, Intrepid Travel and Adventure Tours Australia have been leading brands in the adventure travel business. With Intrepid's global product range and Adventure Tours' local knowledge, the two brands joined force in 2011 to provide the ultimate range of Australian product with Intrepid running all of it's local trips under the Adventure Tours Australia name. Today we're proud to bring Aussie-made trips to the world, both here with Adventure Tours and overseas through the Intrepid brand, so no matter which brand you have booked through, you're travelling with the best.

Vehicle:


All Terrain Vehicles
They are fully air conditioned with reclining seats, footrests, luggage storage area and with a removal water barrel often near the front door. There are no toilets on board but ample stops and breaks along the road.
Red Centre
• Rosa • Isuzu 600 • Mitsubishi Canter o Isuzu NPS300 • BCI Cruiser • Isuzu FRD500 • Mitsubishi Fuso Bus
Top End/West Coast
• Isuzu 600 (West Coast) • Isuzu 800 (Top End) • Isuzu 750 (Top End) • Isuzu 550 (Top End) • Isuzu 500 (Top End).
All NT trips are scheduled to run in the all-terrain vehicles. The only times in the Red Centre we would us a Rosa is as a backup option or for private charters if requested.

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The Tour Difference

• Scheduled tours operate.
• As one of Northern Territory's leading small group safari company, the operator run tours to some of Australia's most famous landmarks including Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kakadu National Park.
• From the tropical Top End to the spiritual heart of the Red Centre, from Aboriginal Culture to abundant wildlife - our experienced guides will help you discover the best of this unique and special state.
• The tour operator is an award winning company specialising in active, small group safaris for the adventurous traveller.
• We offer an extensive range of tours exploring the highlights and hidden delights of the Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and Tropical North Queensland.
• Their tours are nature-based with the emphasis on the unique scenery, wildlife and Aboriginal culture of each area and they cater for everyone from the fit and adventurous who want to get off the beaten track to those who prefer the sound of ‘soft adventure’ and more comfortable facilities!

Fitness Ratings:
Alongside every ATA trip we have included physical ratings. These are designed to give you an idea of how demanding (or not) each trip is.
1 out of 5: Leisurely paced day trips. Minimal physical exertion required.
2 out of 5: Two and three day trips that include easy walking.
3 out of 5: Short participatory-level camping trips, walks that’ll get your heart rate up and extended periods in the elements.
4 out of 5: Fairly basic camping on most nights, limited amenities and some long (and challenging) walks. A high level of fitness required.
5 out of 5: The hardest of the hardcore. Long trips to remote destinations with limited facilities. Excellent health and fitness is essential.

www.Australia4tours.com, based in Darwin, Northern Territory and is proudly Australian owned and one of the oldest specialist travel specialists in Northern Territory which is Australian licensed and locally operated by Australia 4 Wheel Drive Rentals Group - Australia is one of the Northern Territory's leading small group safari, sightseeing, charter, tour and selfdrive specialists' it is a Darwin Northern Territory Travel Agent.

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Our very experienced Northern Territory staff - our travel boss has been here when the industry basically started living in Alice Springs for 6 years in the 90's and in Darwin since the 80's. We will help you discover the best of these unique and special tours offers across Australia with camping safaris to one day sightseeing coach trips, eco tours Australia adventure camping safaris in Kakadu National Park and Uluru (Ayers Rock) from Alice Springs and Ayers Rock Resort (Uluru) in Northern Territory. We seek out tours from only reputable experienced tour companies to some of Australia's most famous landmarks including Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park (Ayers Rock) and Kakadu National Park. From the tropical Top End to the spiritual heart of the Red Centre, from our ancient Aboriginal Culture to our rather unique Australia outback wildlife - then onto Adelaide and now Cairns we have sourced an excellent range of tours for your next vacation in Australia. Our experienced staff have collectively over 30 years in the travel industry will help you discover the best of these unique and special adventure and sightseeing guided tours.

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