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Perth to Broome Overland Tour

From €2,458pp including flights
Depart From
Fly from Dublin
Departure Date
14 Feb 2020 - 24 Feb 2020
Alternative dates available on request
Duration
10 Days
Destination
Australia
Price
From €2,458pp including flights
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Fly from Dublin and take a ten-day tour along Western Australia's wildly beautiful coast.

Australia's west coast boasts some of the world's best beaches that are relatively untouched by tourism and set against a backdrop of rugged outback terrain.

This unique Perth to Broome tour brings you face-to-face with the region's natural wonders and exposes you to a rich and colourful culture. West Australia's coast and desert regions are vast, amenities sometimes sparse and isolation palpable, but the rewards are rich beyond belief.

Why you'll 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 plane, glass-bottom boat or 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

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.

When we're not camping, we'll stay in multishare accommodation that may be mixed gender

The general demographic that travels on this trip is 18 - 35 years old. We also operate a motel level trip covering all of the same highlights and more, please ask us for details.

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. 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.

Day 1: Perth/ 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 sculptures 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 four-and-a-half hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres.

Accommodation: Hostel (1 night)

Included Activities:

  • Nambung National Park (Pinnacles) Entrance
  • Sandboarding Jurien Bay

Meals 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. Its a steep descent into Z-Bend Gorge. 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 five 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

Meals Included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3: Monkey Mia 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 six-and-a-half hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres.

Accommodation: Hostel (1 night)

Included Activities:

  • Monkey Mia Dolphins

Meals Included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4: Coral Bay to Yardie Creek

Today explore picturesque Coral Bay, home to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef. Snorkel equipment is available to hire, 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 take an optional scenic flight over the reef. In the late afternoon, it’s a short drive to our campsite at Yardie Creek in the Cape Range National Park, near Exmouth.

Note: Total driving time today is about two hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres.

Accommodation: Permanent safari camp (with shared facilities) (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

Meals Included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5: Exmouth and Cape Range National Park

Spend the morning snorkelling right off the beach in the stunning Cape Range National Park.

Depending on the time of year, you have the option to snorkel or scuba dive in search of whale sharks and manta rays. Take a visit to Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, one of the few places in Australia where you can see the sun both rise and set. Enjoy taking a wander around the town of Exmouth before settling down in our permanent campsite.

Note: Total driving time today is about two hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres.

Accommodation: Permanent safari camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Optional Activities:

  • Snorkel with the Whalesharks (April to July only) from - AUD350

Meals 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 eight hours in total.

Accommodation: Camping (with facilities) (1 night)

Meals 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 two hours but you could be walking up to six kilometres.

Accommodation: Camping (with facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities:

  • Karijini National Park Entrance

Meals 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: Camping (with facilities) (1 night)

Meals 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: Station Stay (1 night)

Meals Included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10: Broome

The drive to your final destination of Broome will take around six 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast | Lunch

  • Maximum group size: 20
  • Be guided by a local leader
  • Minimum age: 18
  • No maximum age
  • Tour commences in Perth on day 1 at 7:15am and finishes in Broome day 10 at approx 6pm. Onward travel should be booked for the following day
  • A strict luggage limit of 15kg applies. Please bring a soft sided bag only.
  •  This trip requires a sleeping bag
  • This trip is BASIX mixed gender multishare, a similar trip is available in Original comfort level also, with motel accommodation. Please ask us for details.

Price is per adult sharing and includes:

  • Return flights and charges from Dublin
  • 10 day Perth to Broome Overland Tour
  • Meals: 9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Transport: All Terrain vehicle
  • Accommodation: Camping (with facilities) (3 nights), Hostel (4 nights), Permanent safari camp (with shared facilities) (2 nights)
  • Included activities:
    • Nambung National Park (Pinnacles) Entrance
    • Sandboarding Jurien Bay
    • Kalbarri National Park Entrance
    • Monkey Mia Dolphins
    • Ningaloo Reef Marine Park
    • Karijini National Park Entrance

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Travel insurance
  • Extension stays
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

For more information please call us on 021 427 7094 or 01 696 5135, email info@shandontravel.ie, request a call back using the red button or submit an enquiry through the form below.

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