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West Coast Explorer

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Fully Guided Adventure Small Group 4WD Scenic / Sightseeing
Our Price From 9,796 Per Person
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 Trip Length
15 Days
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 Trip Finishes
15 Day West Coast Explorer Itinerary (APT)
Countries Explored: Australia
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Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 15 Day West Coast Explorer. Begin your journey discovering the awe-inducing coastal desert region on a APT remote journey before driving North to see the Monkey Mia Dolphins and many more on this 15 day trip with 15 destinations.


Arrive in Perth and be transferred to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner. Stay: Perth, The Ritz-Carlton (D)

Travel to Nambung National Park, a striking coastal desert region, home to the unique limestone Pinnacles. After lunch, head to Greenough historical village and tour buildings constructed between 1863 and 1913 which provide a rare insight into early settlement of agricultural lands. Later, continue on to Geraldton. Stay: The Gerald Hotel (B/L/D)

Explore the port town of Geraldton after breakfast, and then head to Kalbarri National Park to begin your explorations. Stay: Kalbarri Edge Resort (B/L/D)

This morning, journey along the Butchers Track to the stunning coastline where World Heritage-listed Shark Bay lies. This westernmost part of Australia has a unique combination of stunning scenery and amazing flora and fauna, unlike that found anywhere else in Australia. Later, continue to Monkey Mia. Stay Two Nights: Shark Bay, Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort (B/L/D)

Enjoy a special Signature Experience this morning then perhaps explore pristine white sand beaches during time at leisure. Enjoy a sunset cruise before a seafood dinner at your resort. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • See the wild dolphins of Monkey Mia. Watch as local rangers undertake a dolphin feeding demonstration (subject to appearance).

Today, head to Hamelin Pool to see the stromatolites, which are considered the world's oldest living organisms. Enjoy a stop at Shell Beach then continue to Carnarvon on the Gascoyne River. Stay: Carnarvon, Best Western Hospitality Inn (B/L/D)

Travel to World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park and join a cruise aboard a glass bottom boat at Coral Bay. Enjoy the opportunity to snorkel on this unspoilt reef in warm crystal-clear waters. Beneath the surface, you'll find dugongs, dolphins, manta rays, and more than 500 species of fish. Marine playgrounds really don't get much better than this. Stay Two Nights: Exmouth, Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort (B/L/D)

Explore Cape Range National Park as you board a cruise through the gorge walls of Yardie Creek. Admire the plethora of wildlife, the deep waters and the dramatic red limestone cliff faces. Make a stop in Turquoise Bay, voted as one of the best beaches in the world. Later, visit the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse on your way back to the resort for dinner. (B/L/D)

This morning, travel to Karijini National Park, Western Australia's second largest national park. Continue to your beautiful eco retreat in Karijini National Park, nestled in the pristine bushland near Joffre Gorge, a magnificent curved waterfall that has formed a natural amphitheatre. Here, enjoy dinner before getting some much-needed rest before tomorrow's exploration. Stay Two Nights: Karijini Eco Retreat (B/L/D)

Enjoy a full day to discover the contrasting landscapes of Karijini National Park where a vast range of flora and fauna thrives. See the rugged red beauty of Dales Gorge. Perhaps walk to stunning Joffre Falls, located near the eco retreat, or admire the rich red colours from Oxer and Junction Pool lookouts. Later, visit the 20-metre tumbling Fortescue Falls. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Discover the contrasting landscapes of Karijini National Park.

Explore the Pilbara mining region as you take a tour of Mt Whaleback Mine today. Hear the latest up-to-date information about the current mining projects at the world's largest open cut iron ore mine. Afterwards, arrive at your hotel for dinner. Stay: Seasons Hotel Newman (B/L/D)

Travel to Marble Bar via Nullagine, a town that takes its name from the local Indigenous name for the river that runs through its centre. Marble Bar is infamously known as the hottest town in Australia. The town received its name after a stunning formation of jasper which settlers mistook for a huge bar of marble. Later, arrive at Port Hedland, a mining town renowned for its extensive exportation of iron ore. Stay: Port Hedland, The Esplanade Hotel (B/L/D)

Stop at the famous Eighty Mile Beach, a stunning coastline that marks the end of the Great Sandy Desert. Keep an eye out for the migratory birds that call the wetland area home. Continue to Ramada Eco Beach Resort and enjoy a relaxed dinner this evening. Stay: Eco Beach Resort (B/L/D)

Travel to Broome today and check in to your resort. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure before a final farewell dinner this evening. Stay: Broome, Oaks Cable Beach Resort or similar (B/L/D)

After breakfast, your journey comes to an end with a transfer to the airport. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • See the wild dolphins of Monkey Mia and watch as local rangers undertake a dolphin feeding demonstration
  • Spend time in Turquoise Bay, regularly voted as one of the world's best beaches
  • Enjoy a full day to discover the impressive contrasting landscapes of Karijini National Park

  • Experiences in 15 destinations
  • The services of an expert APT driver-guide
  • Price includes airport transfers and park fees

  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 40 meals

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Weather may cause disruptions to itinerary
  • APT highly recommends travel insurance
  • Tour Activity Level – Moderate. This tour includes mainly easy walks over uneven terrain, with some optional more challenging hikes
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

Trip Reviews (1) Most Recent 'West Coast Explorer' Reviews

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Western Australia 0 , NSW, Australia, Sep 2022
Trip was very good. Karijini was below standard (very arrogant staff and canteen like food). Tour director Shay and husband who drove the bus were outstanding and went the extra mile to assist everyone. Visited many places that we had never heard of. The weather was lovely Exmouth and Broome excellent accommodation. Smaller towns accommodation was not as good but that had to be expected as there isn’t much to choose from.
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