The 14 Day West Coast & Karijini highlights package is for people who want to visit the main attractions between Perth and Broome, exploring the Coral Coast, Ningaloo Reef and Karijini National Park.

Package Price:

  • A$ 3050 pp twin share
    Travel Between 1st Jan, 2020 to 31st Dec, 2020

Package Includes:

  • 13 nights accommodation
  • 14 days AWD rental **with unlimited kilometers**
  • WA National Park entry passes
  • Our Comprehensive Travel pack (refer below).

Features:

  • Perth, Numbung National Park, Kalbarri National Park, Natures Window, Shark Bay, Monkey Mia, Exmouth, Coral Bay, Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park, Karijini National Park, Karratha, Eighty Mile Beach, Broome.

Holiday Summary

Day 1: Depart Perth to Geraldton via Nambung National Park (Pinnacles) - 415km

Today has you beginning your west coast adventure. The initial 257km drive north takes you through a region known as the Turquoise Coast. Experience market gardens, fabulous farming scenery and extensive ocean views. Over 200,000 people visit the area annually visiting world class attractions such as the fascinating Pinnacles Desert. Spend some time walking around these statuesque limestone pillars rising out of the sand like ancient ruins. In the afternoon explore the attractions along the coast north of The Pinnacles including Lake Thetis home to some of the earliest organisms on Earth that produced the oxygen for subsequent life forms. Jurien Bay is the largest coastal town and offers wonderful beaches protected by the islands and reefs which lie just a few kilometres from the shoreline.

Refer to the Travel Pack for highlights and recommendations

Day 2: Geraldton to Kalbarri - 155km

Today has you leaving the Turquoise Coast and heading north to Kalbarri. Before leaving Geraldton make sure you visit the HMAS Sydney Memorial, free guided tours run every morning. Continuing north you will come across the amazing Pink Lake which is definitely worth a quick stop and some photos. This afternoon relax and explore the striking coast as you approach Kalbarri. The lookouts, beaches, headlands and walking tracks along this compact stretch of coast are remarkable. Choose from 10 available options depending on your interests (each have something unique to offer). A relaxing evening at Kalbarri township looking out over the Mighty Murchison River.

Refer to the Travel Pack for highlights and recommendations

Day 3: Around Kalbarri

Today you have time to explore the magnificent Kalbarri National Park. It is one of the great National Parks in Australia, becoming a vast carpet of wildflowers between August & October, with elaborate twists and turns of the Murchison River as it cuts its way to the sea. Spend the day exploring the spectacular lookouts and walks including visiting Z-Bend gorge, “The Loop” and the iconic “Natures Window”. Don’t miss the stunning new Skywalk at ‘the Loop’ where you are perched 100m above the gorge. By late afternoon return to the beach to watch the sunset over the water with the rich red cliffs behind you. A fantastic way to cap off the day.

Refer to the Travel Pack for highlights and recommendations

Day 4: Kalbarri to Shark Bay (Monkey Mia) - 374km

Departing Kalbarri, today has you driving to Shark Bay & Monkey Mia. The bottlenose dolphins are best seen tomorrow morning so today is all about exploring the attractions along the way. From Kalbarri National Park, drive the 350km to Denham exploring the majestic Shark Bay World Heritage Area visiting the Stromatolites (descendant to the oldest life form on earth) and world famous Shell Beach with its billions of tiny cockle shells (amazing). Views from Eagle Bluff or a tour of the fantastic Ocean Park Aquarium cap off a great day.

Refer to the Travel Pack for highlights and recommendations

Day 5: Shark Bay to Coral Bay - 556km

Spend the morning at Monkey Mia, globally recognised as one of the best and most reliable places for dolphin interaction in the world. Feeding the dolphins at Monkey Mia is one of the great experiences, however please note not everyone gets to feed a dolphin and very strict controls apply. After your interaction with wild dolphins begin the long 550km drive to Coral Bay and the wonderful swimming holes and snorkeling sites of central Ningaloo Reef.

If you prefer to break up this long day driving, you have the option to visit Point Quobba “The Aquarium” (amazing snorkeling) and the spectacular Blowholes, spending the night in Carnarvon instead. For this option add an extra night to your overall package, stay in Carnarvon tonight and drive the remaining 238km to Coral Bay tomorrow. Alternatively you can spend an additional day in Monkey Mia and spend the day meeting more of Shark Bay’s marine life on a wildlife cruise or take a 4WD tour of Francois Peron National Park.

Refer to the Travel Pack for highlights and recommendations

Day 6: Around Coral Bay

A full day exploring the pristine beaches and abundant coral at Coral Bay. In contrast to other locations the coral starts right at the water’s edge and offers very easy access to swimmers and snorkelers of all ages. Self guide the reef or take a guided tour on a glass bottom boat or even a day trip to swim with Manta Rays (year round) or Whales Sharks (seasonal – please note shorter season than Exmouth). One of the great experiences along the WA coast is spending the time exploring around Coral Bay.

Refer to the Travel Pack for highlights and recommendations

Day 7: Coral Bay to Exmouth - 150km

A full day to relax and explore the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area between Coral Bay and Exmouth. Spend the morning walking out to the shark nursery north of Coral Bay or take a morning quad bike tour to Oyster Bridge or Five Fingers for sensational remote Ningaloo Reef snorkeling away from the crowds. After a memorable morning around Coral Bay take the relatively short drive up to Exmouth stopping at the stunning road side lookouts of Cape Range National Park. For the more adventurous consider the walk to the Shotgun Canyon Lookout – Stunning

Refer to the Travel Pack for highlights and recommendations

Day 8: Around Ningaloo Reef

A relaxing day catching up with more swimming and snorkeling in this pristine world class environment. Drift Snorkel at Turquoise Bay and Oyster Stacks, swim at stunning Sandy Bay before spending the afternoon on a Yardie Creek Boat Cruise or do the walk in Mandu Mandu Gorge. A great day having experienced all the highlights around the North West Cape and the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. Alternatively spend the day swimming with Whale Sharks (seasonal). Finish the day on the Cape with an Indian Ocean sunset and humpback whale spotting at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse.

Refer to the Travel Pack for highlights and recommendations

Day 9: Exmouth to Tom Price - 569km

An early morning start as you begin the long drive to Karijini National Park. Today is a long days drive with minimal attractions along the way. You don’t have to try to push yourself to make the 650km all the way into Karijini today but rather break up the trip by staying in Tom Price. Tom Price gives you the option to do the guided tour of Rio Tinto’s massive open cut iron ore mine and to drive up to Mount Nameless and enjoy the breathtaking views of the mine and surrounding Pilbara landscape.

Refer to the Travel Pack for highlights and recommendations

Day 10: Tom Price to Karijini - 81km

A short drive from Tom Price and a full day exploring Karijini National Park and some of the most spectacular sights in Western Australia. An adventurous day trekking through the spectacular gorges in the western section of the National Park including Weano Gorge and Hancock Gorge and spend time swimming at Handrail Pool or Joffre Falls. Please note the walks today have difficult sections and are recommended for fit people with good mobility.

Refer to the Travel Pack for highlights and recommendations

Day 11: Around Karijini

Another full day to explore the stunning gorges and swimming holes of eastern Karijini National Park. Spend the day relaxing and soaking in the surrounding landscape while you explore and swim in Circular Pool, Fortescue Falls & Fern Pool and take the late afternoon walk through Kalamina Gorge. A memorable day filled with relaxation and adventure.

Refer to the Travel Pack for highlights and recommendations

Day 12: Karijini to Karratha - 356km

Today has you leaving Karijini National Park. You have the option to drive to Karratha, Port Hedland or Marble Bar today depending on your interests. We have presented the Karratha option because the drive from Karijini to Karratha allows you stop at Hammersley Gorge (Arguably the best gorge in the Karijini National Park). You also drive through Millstream Colchester National Park with options to stop and swim at Python Pool or Deep Reach Pool before continuing the drive and arriving into Karratha. Also Karratha has more to see and do compared to Port Hedland and Marble Bar.

Refer to the Travel Pack for highlights and recommendations

Day 13: Karratha to Eighty Mile Beach - 477km

Spend the morning exploring the Aboriginal petroglyphs at Murujuga National Park or visit the North West Shelf Visitors Centre to learn about one of Australia’s massive infrastructure projects Offshore Gas. Today has you traveling to Eighty Mile Beach with a quick detour into Port Hedland which is the largest bulk port in the world. The loading of massive ships from huge stockpiles delivered by ridiculously long trains is an amazing site. Continue your drive to Eighty Mile Beach and spend the afternoon exploring this pristine coastal environment.

Refer to the Travel Pack for highlights and recommendations

Day 14: Eighty Mile Beach to Broome - 376km

Today has you driving north along the Great Northern Highway to Broome. Spend the morning exploring the pristine and untouched coastal environment at any of the access points along Eighty Mile Beach. Your departure time will depend on what time you want to arrive in Broome and how much of the coast you want to explore along the way. On arrival into Broome spend the afternoon relaxing and marveling at the sweeping white beaches, rich red outcrops and blazing turquoise water of Broome. Sunset in Broome is a real highlight.

Refer to the Travel Pack for highlights and recommendations

Package Includes:

Comprehensive Travel Pack

  • Package includes a comprehensive travel pack with detailed maps, photos including highlights, attractions, distances, timings and useful tips.

  • The pack includes your vouchers, permits and other useful information such as supplier details as well as availability of fuel and food.

  • Tailored to your itinerary with daily itinerary recommendations. Invaluable info you will use every day.

  • We mail this travel pack to you (within Australia) well before travel so you have time to read it and ask us any questions. (Please note if you require pack to be mailed internationally any additional cost to be added to package price quoted).

Accommodation Summary

Geraldton

One nights accommodation in 4 Star Hotel in the heart of Geraldton. Alternatively you can choose to spend this night at Cervantes Hotel near the Pinnacles.

Kalbarri

Two nights accommodation in a deluxe roome at the Edge Resort in Kalbarri

Monkey Mia

One nights accommodation in a beach view room at the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort.

Coral Bay

Two nights in a Villa at Ningaloo Coral Bay BayView, or one night in Carnavon and one night in Coral Bay.

Exmouth

Two nights staying in a 1 Bedroom apartment at the 4.5 star Exmouth Escape Resort

Tom Price

One night in a Chalet at Tom Price Tourist Park

Karijini

2 nights in Deluxe Eco Tent at Karijini Eco Resort.

Karratha

One nights hotel accommodation in Karratha

Eighty Mile Beach

One nights accommodation in a self contained cabin at Eighty Mile Caravan Park

Car Hire Summary

Included AWD Wagon

14 Days Car Hire – AWD Wagon (Subaru Forester AWD or similar) including unlimited kilometres, reduced liability insurance cover and one way fees included.

Upgrade to Large 4WD

You have the option to upgrade to a Large 4WD for an additional fee. (Mitsubishi Pajero or similar).

Package Summary

Package Description
14 Day Perth to Broome (West Coast & Karijini Highlights)
Valid
1st Jan 2020 to 31st Dec 2020
Departs
Daily (Monday to Sunday)
Travellers Obligation
Traveller to arrange own flights to and from Perth & Broome Airports
Pricing
All pricing is in Australian Dollars (AUD)
Package Cost

A $3050 pp twin share** ( does not include any tours)

I would like to start in Broome and end in Perth!

This trip works just as well in reverse. If you would prefer to start in Broome and head south to Perth – just select that option below. The car and accommodation options remain the same – just in reverse. There is a small increase in price to collect the car in Broome and return to Perth.

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