Start with an adventure north of Broome on the Dampier Peninsula. Visit Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community and also the remote One Arm Point Aboriginal Community to tour a local aquaculture hatchery perched right on the tip of One Arm Point overlooking the impressive Buccaneer Archipelago. An afternoon tour of the Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm (included) provides insight into this remote pearling industry, concluding with an in-depth pearl grading and appreciation session that will leave you feeling like a pearl expert. Make sure you have a swim in the Infinity Pool, overlooking Cygnet Bay. (LD)
Return south and start the journey across the Great Sandy Desert, calling in at the coastal oasis of Eighty Mile Beach along the way where we can take a stroll along the beautiful white sand beach. Stay overnight in remote Sandfire. (BLD)
This morning we make our way to the remote but spectacular Karijini National Park, where we spend the next three days exploring the ancient gorges and stunning swimming holes. We begin our Karijini experience with a visit to the Karijini Cultural Centre before heading for Fortesque Falls where you will be rewarded with a refreshing swim. The next two days are spent exploring, swimming and relaxing in the magnificent Karijini gorges. Bring your camera as you’ll want to remember this forever. One of the oldest landscapes on earth – the region will continue to amaze you. We will explore a number of gorges including Weano Gorge, Oxers Lookout, Hancock Gorge, amongst others. Overnight camp in Karijini. (BLD/BLD/BLD).
Leaving Karijini, we travel through the vast bush land and station country on our way to Exmouth and onto our accommodation for the night. This fabulous private camp site on Yardie Creek Station is the envy of other tour groups: in the evening, kick back in our own camp and watch the sunset as kangaroos hop about the grounds. The following day, enjoy a little freedom and relaxation. Go snorkelling (equipment provided) or diving, search for whale sharks (seasonal and at own expense) or view Vlamingh Head Lighthouse then choose to laze on the pristine beach at Turquoise Bay and soak up the sunshine. On the afternoon of Day 6 we make the short trip to beautiful Coral Bay. Spend the entire day snorkelling the world famous Ningaloo Reef and seeing the marine life that lives under the waterline. Alternatively, thrill-seekers can choose one of the many optional activities including coral viewing cruises and scuba diving (at own expense). (BL/BLD/BLD)
Heading south we cross the Tropic of Capricorn and pass through the town of Carnarvon, famous for its bananas. We call in at unique Shell Beach – made up entirely of tiny shells before continuing on to Monkey Mia where you will be able to say hello to the famous wild dolphins that live here. (BLD)
Time this morning to visit your new best friends, the dolphins, before exploring the Shark Bay World Heritage area. We stop to view the stromatolites – the oldest living organisms in the world – before heading south for Kalbarri. Time permitting we will be able to view the Murchison Gorge and Nature’s Window this afternoon before arriving in this seaside resort town. (BLD)
Departing via the coastal gorges of the Kalbarri National Park, we head to the beautiful seaside town of Dongara before travelling on to the fascinating landscape of the Nambung National Park to check out the famous Pinnacle Desert. We then make our way to Perth arriving in the early evening where our tour concludes. (BL)
* itinerary is designed for a younger, or young at heart, traveller.
* Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, traditional owner and national park requirements.
* National Park rules request that only biodegradable soap products are used whilst in Karijini National Park.
* Western Australia is a BIG state. Due to distances covered, this trip involves early departures on some mornings and frequent stops between destinations.
* This tour is not suitable for children.
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