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Wonders of the Pilbara & West Coast

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Fully Guided Group Coach Scenic / Sightseeing
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 Trip Length
13 Days
 Trip Starts
Perth
 Trip Finishes
Broome
13 Day Wonders of the Pilbara & West Coast Itinerary (AAT Kings)
Countries Explored: Australia
Accommodation
4 - 4.5 Star
Max. Group Size
49
Trip Style
First Choice
Trip Code
WPMB

Overview

Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on AAT Kings 13 Day Wonders of the Pilbara & West Coast. From your first river ramble in Perth to your final blazing Broome sunset, travelling up Western Australia’s coast offers day after day of magic. This epic Perth to Darwin tour lets you take in World Heritage-listed sites (Ningaloo) as well as contenders for the honour – the gorges and waterfalls of Karijini and limestone spires of the Pinnacles among them. Not to mention Monkey Mia’s resident dolphins…

Itinerary

This afternoon when you meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at your hotel, set off on a city tour of Perth including a visit to Kings Park where you can see the broad expanse of the Swan River and wander around the Anzac Memorial and wildflower gardens. You'll also see the many public art instillations around the city and get a feel for the different precincts surrounding the CBD. Get to know your fellow travellers over a delicious welcome dinner. Stay: Crowne Plaza, Perth

Heading north towards the port town of Geraldton your first stop is Yanchep National Park. Here you will meet your local Aboriginal guide Derek who'll share with you the local indigenous way of life and will treat you to the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo through his fantastic Aboriginal cultural experience. You will get the chance to gain an understanding of traditional Aboriginal tools and weaponry in this hand on experience.

Continuing along the coast to the seaside village of Lancelin at lunchtime and then to the home of the marvellous Pinnacles at Nambung National Park. Get your camera ready for these intriguing limestone formations. After taking time to reflect at the evocative HMAS Sydney Memorial you can take I the astonishing views over the seaside township of Geraldton. Stay: Mantra Geraldton

Discover Hamelin Pool and see the world's best known colony of Stromatolites. Dating back to the beginning of life on earth, while they may not appear alive, these living structures have helped scientists unravel the history of life on earth! Later visit fascinating Shell Beach that is formed from billions of coquina bivalve shells that can be up to ten metres deep along the water. Continue to the crystal blue waters of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shark Bay and the pristine white sandy beaches of Monkey Mia. You will instantly feel totally relaxed at this beach side resort. Stay: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort (2 nights)

Every morning, Monkey Mia's wild dolphins swim close to shore where the National Park Rangers explain the feeding habits of these friendly mammals that they know by name. After watching the famous dolphins swim into shore (Note: As dolphins are wild their appearance cannot be guaranteed) enjoy a leisurely breakfast overlooking the calm waters of the bay. The rest of the day is free for you to explore or relax. You might choose a leisurely boat cruise through the waters to spot marine life or why not choose to take to the air with a scenic flight over the amazing Shark Bay.

Today you will make the journey north to Carnarvon. The friendly local volunteers at the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum will share stories of how this site was instrumental in the space race. You might even choose to try on a space suit and climb aboard a spacecraft simulator. Stay: Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon

Stopping at Coral Bay where you will join your local guide on a shallow glass bottom boat to see the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef. You will be amazed by the colour of the coral and how close it is to the shoreline. Waves of fish and coral drift under the boat as you cruise along this remarkable coastline. Then you will continue further into the North West Cape and the town of Exmouth that is situated on the boundary of Cape Range National Park and the Ningaloo Marine Park home to the spectacular Ningaloo Reef. You will venture up to Vlaming Head Lighthouse for stunning views over Lighthouse Bay and Ningaloo Reef. Our special accommodation for the next few nights is situated right on the water of the Exmouth Gulf. Stay: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort (2 nights)

Free time today allows you to do as you choose. With Ningaloo Reef right on the doorstep of this town, why not marvel at the size, grace and beauty of the Whale Shark as you swim alongside them in the pristine open ocean of the Ningaloo Marine Park. Take a stroll along the beach, relax by the hotel pool overlooking the ocean and why not choose a sunset cruise as it is a fantastic way to end your day.

Take one last look over the beautiful waters of Exmouth, before continuing to Western Australia's famous Pilbara region and journey into the depths of Karijini National Park in the Hamersley Ranges. The startling landscape of spectacular gorges, waterfalls and rock pools provides a striking contrast to the stark red landscape of the Pilbara. Your stay tonight is in safari-style eco tents. You can sit on your private deck with a good book and relax watching the sun set and fall asleep to the calming sounds of nature. Stay: Karijini Eco Retreat (2 nights)

Today you'll explore deep into Karijini National Park. The ancient geological formations of Karijini National Park with its red layered cliffs that line the spectacular gorges eroded over billions of years. The picturesque gorges, refreshing waterfalls and the emerald waterholes but there is also the beautiful gum trees and termite mounds that make up Karijini National Park. The National Park is truly an extraordinary landscape to explore

This morning we continue through the striking contrast of the stark red landscape of the Pilbara. Port Hedland is a hub for major resource activity and is a powerhouse of the Australian economy. Its natural deep anchorage harbour sees the export of iron ore, salt, manganese, livestock and natural gas from the nearby offshore gas fields. Stay: The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland

Skirting the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, we travel crossing vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands towards the tropical resort town of Broome on the Indian Ocean. As you look out the window you will be amazed by the flat sandy desert that then gives way to distant mountain ranges. The famous Cable Beach sunset preludes dinner overlooking this famous beach. Stay: Cable Beach Club Resort (2 nights)

Today you have a full free day to explore this tropical hideaway. From a scenic flight over the Horizontal Falls to cruising through the unique horizontal falls on a boat (pre book as it sells out) there are many options for you to explore the area. You may enjoy a leisurely stroll along the 22 kilometres of pristine sand and turquoise water that is Cable Beach. Wander through Chinatown, shop for pearls or just relax at the resort. Tonight, sit back and relax with a drink to watch another spectacular sunset over Cable Beach.

This morning after breakfast, bid farewell to your fellow travellers when your trip comes to an end.

Trip Inclusions

  • From the Apollo 11 moon landing to Australia's communications, the Carnarvon Space & Technology Museum is historically significant. Passionate volunteers reveal all.
  • From coral to tropical fish, your local guide will dive deep into Ningaloo's marine world on an eye-opening cruise.
  • Yanchep National Park is a spiritual place for the Noongar people, you'll hear the Dreamtime stories and discover bush tucker with Derek Nannup.
  • Western Australia's wilderness areas never fail to impress. Your National Park fees ensure future generations get to be wowed.

  • 'First Choice' Inclusions & Accommodation
  • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Local Specialists (Guides)
  • Centrally located premium hotels

  • 12 Full Breakfasts
  • 9 Dinners with wine

  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat

  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 12 noon into Perth Airport
  • Day 13 – flights to depart anytime from Broome Airport

  • Remote region of Western Australia - Moderate level of fitness required Extreme temperatures can be experienced in this remote region of Australia. Pack warm clothes for the cool evenings and comfortable clothes for the heat of the day.

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.

Trip Reviews (2) Most Recent 'Wonders of the Pilbara & West Coast' Reviews

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A beautiful part of the world 1 , VIC, Australia, Jun 2017
I have travelled extensively overseas but wanted to see more of Australia. I had never been to Perth or travelled below Broome so I chose the Untamed Pilbara and West Coast tour with AAT Kings. What a magical part of Australia. The tour was excellent and I would recommend it to anyone.
Wonderful trip through a magnificent part of Aus! 3 , VIC, Australia, Jun 2017
This AAT Kings tour was excellent. The itinerary was good and even though there were a number of places where we would have liked to spend more time, we could not identify a corresponding part that could be left off! The accommodation, meals and inclusions were excellent and we were very lucky that there were only 26 on the tour, so there was plenty ...read more of room on the coach. The Tour Director and driver were also excellent and really made this trip one to remember. We would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see some of this magnificent part of Australia.
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