21 Day Wonders of the West Coast & Kimberley

AAT Kings Guided Tour starting in Perth and finishing in Darwin

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on AAT Kings's 21 Day Wonders of the West Coast & Kimberley. Discover pristine coastlines and rugged outback scenery on this extensive exploration of Australia's wild west coast. You'll venture into the rugged Kimberley region, where...read more
Overview
Operator: AAT Kings
Type: Guided Tour (Premium)
Style: First Choice
Max Group Size: 49
Duration: 21 Days
From: Perth to Darwin
Tour Code: WPBD
Visits: Australia
Our Price From:
$ 9,495
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day
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1
Welcome to Perth
Your adventure begins with an orientation tour of Perth. This evening, get to know your Travel Director at a Welcome Reception and dinner. (D) Stay: Crowne Plaza, Perth
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Perth - Geraldton
Travel north this morning to Yanchep National Park for an Aboriginal cultural experience. Continue along the coast to Lancelin and Nambung National Park, home of the Pinnacles. In Geraldton, see the evocative HMAS Sydney Memorial. (B) Stay: Mantra Geraldton
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Geraldton - Monkey Mia
At Hamelin Pool today, view a colony of stromatolites, the earliest record of life on earth. Close by is Shell Beach, formed from billions of tiny cockle shells. During wildflower season, the region is alive with blooms. Continue to the blue waters and pristine beaches of Monkey Mia. (D) Stay: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, 2 nights
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Monkey Mia
After a leisurely breakfast overlooking the turquoise waters of the bay, watch as the famous Monkey Mia dolphins swim into shore to be fed. (Note: As the dolphins are wild creatures, their appearance cannot be guaranteed.) Later today, your Included Choice sightseeing experience offers an evening Indigenous experience or a relaxing bay cruise. (B)
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Monkey Mia - Carnarvon
Today, journey north to Carnarvon, visiting the town’s Space and Technology Museum with plenty of time to explore. (B/D) Stay: Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon
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Carnarvon - Exmouth
Travel to Exmouth in the Cape Range National Park. Visit Coral Bay and cruise on Ningaloo Reef in a glass-bottomed boat. Enjoy stunning views from Vlaming Head Lighthouse. Tonight’s accommodation is just metres from the waters of beautiful Exmouth Gulf. (B/D) Stay: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, 2 nights
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Exmouth Free Time
Explore the fascinating Exmouth area at your leisure today. Take an optional experience and swim with gargantuan Whale Sharks in the pristine waters of the Ningaloo Marine Park (April-July), take a stroll along the beach or relax by the hotel pool overlooking the Gulf. (B/D)
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Exmouth - Karratha
Take one last look over Lighthouse Bay before journeying north to Western Australia’s Pilbara region, known for its rich cultural heritage, brilliant red earth and vast mineral deposits. (B/D) Stay: Ibis Styles Karratha
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Karratha - Karijini
Enjoy a tour of Rio Tinto’s massive open-cut iron-ore mine before journeying into the depths of the Pilbara’s fabled Karijini National Park. This evening, watch the sun set from the deck of your safari-style eco-tent. (B/D) Stay: Karijini Eco Retreat
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Karijini - Port Hedland
This morning you’ll explore more of Karijini, whose spectacular gorges, waterfalls and rock-pools provide a striking contrast to the stark red landscape of the Pilbara. Continue to Port Hedland. (B/D) Stay: The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland
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Port Hedland - Broome
Skirt the fringes of the Great Sandy Desert and traverse vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands as you travel to the old pearling town of Broome. Enjoy dinner overlooking famous Cable Beach. (B/D) Stay: Cable Beach Club Resort, 2 nights
12
Broome Free Time
Today is all yours to explore this tropical hideaway. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the pristine sands of Cable Beach or wander through Chinatown and shop for pearls. (B)
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Broome - Fitzroy Crossing
Tour the town of Broome this morning before travelling on to Geikie Gorge for a cruise on its tranquil waters bordered by towering limestone walls. (B/D) Stay: Fitzroy River Lodge
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Fitzroy Crossing - Halls Creek
As you cross stunning outback landscapes, stop at an art gallery in Halls Creek with a chance to meet Indigenous artists. (B/L/D) Stay: Kimberley Hotel
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Halls Creek - Emma Gorge
Visit the Argyle Diamond Mine, the world’s richest source of coloured diamonds, and the bird-haven of the Parry Lagoons. In the afternoon, drive on to your safari style accommodation at the foot of the Cockburn Ranges. (B/L/D) Stay: Emma Gorge Resort, Tented Cabin with private facilities, 2 nights
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El Questro Wilderness Park
Awake to the calls of native birds, then cruise on Chamberlain Gorge, an immense waterhole fringed by soaring escarpments. Your afternoon is at leisure or you may choose to hike to Emma Gorge. (B/D)
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Emma Gorge - Kununurra
Travel to Kununurra, pausing at the historic Durack Homestead Museum. Later cruise the Ord River, rich with native wildlife. Experience a magical sunset over the water before your arrival in Kununurra. (B/D) Stay: The Kimberley Grande, 2 nights
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Kununurra
Today you may choose an optional experience early-morning scenic flight over the Bungle Bungle Range or a full-day 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungles. Otherwise, you’ll tour Kununurra with your Travel Director. Visit Mirima National Park, home to a vast array of wildlife. After time at leisure, enjoy a privately-hosted Be My Guest dinner in the heart of Kununurra’s sandalwood plantations. (B/D)
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Kununurra - Katherine
Journey to Katherine to meet entertaining musician and horseman Tom Curtain and gain a unique insight into life on an outback cattle station. (B/D) Stay: Paraway Motel
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Katherine - Darwin
This morning, cruise spectacular Katherine Gorge and learn about its traditional owners, the Jawoyn people. Then travel the Stuart Highway to Darwin and take a city sights tour before joining your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner at a waterfront restaurant. (B/D) Stay: Mantra on the Esplanade
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Farewell from Darwin
Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. (B)
AAT Kings Inclusions
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Journey Highlights
  • Indigenous culture at Yanchep National Park
  • Walk amongst the mystical Pinnacles
  • Discover WA’s famous wildflowers (seasonal)
  • Get up close to the dolphins at Monkey Mia
  • Cruise on Coral Bay in Ningaloo National Park
  • Tour Rio Tinto's awesome Tom Price iron ore mine
  • Hike to the waterfalls at Karijini National Park
  • Spectacular Cable Beach Sunsets from your hotel
  • Cruise on Geikie Gorge
  • Visit an art gallery and view Indigenous artwork
  • Stay in permanent Safari Tents at Emma Gorge
  • Chamberlain Gorge Cruise
  • Thrilling Ord River boat ride
  • Dinner at Kununurra Sandalwood Factory
  • Visit to Hoochery Distillery for rum tasting
  • See the Katherine Outback Experience show
  • Cruise on Katherine Gorge with an Indigenous guide
  • Included Choice Experiences in Monkey Mia
Trip Inclusions
  • 'First Choice' Inclusions & Accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
Included Meals
  • 20 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 15 Dinners with wine
  • 2 Lunches
  • 1 Be My Guest dinner
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
What To Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Swimwear and beach towel (if swimming)
Arrival & Departure
  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 12 noon into Perth Airport
  • Day 21 – flights to depart anytime from Darwin Airport
Activity Level
  • Moderate level of fitness required for most walks
  • Walking on uneven surfaces is required to complete the walks, though there are alternate options available
  • A good level of fitness is required to complete the Emma Gorge Walk
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.
AAT Kings
AAT Kings Reviews: (382)
Tours on Sale: 59
Accommodation: 3.5-4.5 Star
Average Age: 55-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Short Breaks
Max Group Size(s): 49 & 20
Budget: Premium & Low Cost
Destinations: Australia, New Zealand
Reviews (1)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Wonders of the West Coast & Kimberley with AAT Kings.
Vic, Australia
Jun 2017
2 Helpful Votes
“Fabulous West Coast adventure”
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Overall - I am sooo glad I finally booked this trip - it was extremely enjoyable and well organised.

I wish to highly commend our tour director Delma Coulson for her combination of friendliness, professionalism, knowledge, fun, helpfulness and care. I was one of the younger travelers and one of the few still working (at 66yrs!) There was a mix of couples and singles and most of the time we all got on just fine - and there are at least a couple of people I will keep in touch with.

Although it would make the trip longer - it would have been great to spend a bit longer at some of the stops - e.g. Karajini I would have loved to be able to do some walks. Would have loved if a bit more indigenous experience was woven in somehow - but enjoyed what there was. Would have liked an extra night in Perth so we could spend more time in Kings Park and Yanchep.

The accommodation overall was great - small issues in a couple of places (Darwin Mantra - kettle hidden at the back of a bottom shelf in a cupboard (??) and a hand-held shower in the bath which collapsed when I tried to use it. If you have a group of of almost all senior travelers this is not OK - and I pointed this out to the hotel). Karajini, El Questro, Monkey Mia, Cable Beach and Ningaloo especially were fabulous. All beds were OK despite me having a bad back, and most places had free Wifi.

For me the least enjoyable activities were the visit to Carnarvon Space Museum - I found it very ho-hum, and the visit to Tom Price. Highlights were many - but especially had a fabulous day on a catamaran from Monkey Mia looking for dugongs etc; Had an amazing day swimming with whale-sharks (and one swam right under me!!). A very hot but wonderful day flying and walking into the bungle bungles. Many sunsets and some sunrises - espy at Monkey Mia - this was better than the dolphin feeding as I saw dolphins, turtles, pelicans etc close to shore as the sun rose with few people around!! The afternoon/sunset cruise on the Ord river was wonderful,

Most of the meals were OK to very good, but was disappointed in the dinner at the Sandalwood factory, and in the Farewell dinner in Darwin. I fell in love with Boab trees, snappy gums and salmon gums, enjoyed the geckos in my tent at El Questro, but was a tiny bit disappointed not to see or hear a dingo at Karijini - although I awoke to the most wonderful bird chorus. The photograph is one of my favourites - at sunrise at Monkey Mia - I love the dog on the small boat!!

Thank you for all your help in organising this trip - I had a wonderful time !!!
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