Adventure Tours: 10 Day Perth to Broome Overland

An adventure for the fit and active. Spot dolphins in Monkey Mia and snorkel the beautiful reef out of Coral Bay. Swim and hike in Karijini & Kalbarri National Parks and have a free day to explore Exmouth. Try your hand at sandboarding and camp out under the stars!

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Departures/Pickups

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

01APR17-17DEC18: Sat
18DEC18-31MAR19: Tue Sat

Arrival location: Select Broome accommodation early evening Day 10.

Itinerary

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
Meals :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
Meals :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
Meals :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
Meals :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
Meals :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)
Meals :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
Meals :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)
Meals :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)
Meals :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.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Details

Trip Code : PB10
Trip Style : Basix

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

Included
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), Sandboarding Jurien Bay, Kalbarri National Park Entrance, Monkey Mia Dolphins, Ningaloo Reef Marine Park, Karijini National Park

Booking Info

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

01APR16 – 31MAR17: Fri 01APR17-31MAR18: Sat

Arrival location: Select Broome accommodation early evening Day 10.

In the event of an emergency, or missed pick up on the day of departure please call Adventure Tours Australia/Intrepid Travel on 1300 654 604 and follow the prompts to speak with someone in your departure city. Open date tickets are subject to availability, please give  at least 14 days’ notice to book.

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.

• Itinerary may vary and/or attractions substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements. See terms and conditions of travel for full details.

• 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. 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.

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

• Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to your tour guide before departure.

• A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies.

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

• On this tour it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40’s. 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.

• 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.

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.

Extras

A sleeping bag is required for this tour. You can bring your own or purchase one from Adventure Tours

There are a number of optional activities on this tour, all of which can be booked by your Guide on the bus.

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! http://kingsningalooreeftours.com.au/ 08 9949 1764