DAY 1: PERTH AND WELCOME DINNER
After checking in to your hotel spend the remainder of the day touring Perth’s shopping districts and take in views from Kings Park, perched up on Mt Eliza overlooking the city. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your Tour Director, Driver and meet your fellow travellers.
DAY 2: NAMBUNG NATIONAL PARK, PINNACLES, KALBARRI
Explore the Nambung National Park and the famous, ancient Pinnacles rock formations, which rise up to six metres above the shifting sands. Travel on to Kalbarri for an overnight stay.
DAY 3: KALBARRI, SHARK BAY AND MONKEY MIA
Set off towards the World Heritage-listed Shark Bay today, famous for its sparkling blue waters, pure sands and abundance of marine wildlife. Watch sunset over Shark Bay this evening before dinner. Tonight’s stay is at the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort.
DAY 4: MONKEY MIA – CARNARVON
Walk along the beach of Monkey Mia and see the wild dolphins that come to shore (subject to appearance). Visit Shell Beach, one of only two beaches worldwide consisting of billions of tiny non-fossilised shells, and then view the world’s oldest living organisms, the stromatolites, at Hamelin Pool.
DAY 5: NINGALOO REEF MARINE PARK
Travel to Coral Bay, the gateway to the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park. Cruise the beautiful reefs and view the forests of soft coral and tropical fish. Later journey to Vlamingh Head for stunning views of Western Australia’s coastline before continuing to Exmouth.
DAY 6: EXMOUTH - THE PILBARA
Travel inland today through some of Australia’s most ancient Outback landscapes. The Pilbara is home to deep rocky canyons and remote and isolated oases. The red terrain contrasts with the azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Later, visit the Tom Price Mine and take a guided tour.
DAY 7: KARIJINI NATIONAL PARK
Discover Karijini National Park, where gorges, waterfalls and rock pools provide a refreshing change of scenery from the red Pilbara terrain. Stop at Dale and Fortescue falls and Oxers Lookout for some truly incredible views. This afternoon travel to Karratha.
DAY 8: KARRATHA AND PORT HEDLAND
After a tour of Karratha this morning, journey across the red earth of the Pilbara, with its impressive horizons and rocky landscapes. Visit Roebourne and Cossack before arriving in Port Hedland, home to Australia’s largest tonnage port, exporting iron ore to all corners of the globe.
DAY 9: GREAT SANDY DESERT, BROOME
Travel through the vast Great Sandy Desert to the historic pearl mining town of Broome. Enjoy a tour and arrive at your resort in time to see the famous sunset.
DAY 10: BROOME
Today is at your leisure in Broome, perhaps visit the Pearl Luggers museum and gain an insight into the town’s pearling history, spend time relaxing on the famous white sands, or take a camel ride along Cable Beach (own expense).
DAY 11: BROOME AND FITZROY CROSSING
Leaving the coast behind, skirt the southern edge of the Kimberley National Park reaching the remote town of Fitzroy Crossing, on the banks of the Fitzroy River.
DAY 12: GEIKIE GORGE CRUISE, HALLS CREEK
Board a unique cruise along stunning Geikie Gorge and see where annual flooding has bleached the limestone walls. Learn more about its surrounding flora and fauna before rejoining the Great Northern Highway for our journey to Halls Creek.
DAY 13: ARGYLE DIAMOND MINE AND EL QUESTRO
Tour the Lirrgarn Argyle Diamond Mine, the world’s largest producer of diamonds and producer of the rare and very expensive pink diamond. Our journey continues through the heart of the Kimberley to El Questro Wilderness Park, a working cattle station.
DAY 14: EL QUESTRO
Walk into Zebedee Springs this morning before taking a dip in the thermal pools under the shade of Livistona Palms. Then take a locally guided cruise along stunning Chamberlain Gorge. Later, perhaps hike into Emma Gorge and swim under the droplet waterfall, before enjoying a delicious home-cooked dinner.
DAY 15: LAKE ARGYLE AND ORD RIVER WILDLIFE CRUISE
Travelling along the last section of the Gibb River Road, journey to Lake Argyle. Created by the construction of the Ord River Dam, Lake Argyle is several times larger than Sydney Harbour. The lake forms part of the huge Ord River Scheme. Join a wildlife cruise along the river, keeping an eye out for crocodiles and many species of birdlife.
DAY 16: KUNUNURRA AND KATHERINE
Depart Kununurra this morning, crossing the border into the Northern Territory, and passing through the remote township of Timber Creek, before arriving in Katherine.
DAY 17: KATHERINE GORGE CRUISE, DARWIN AND FAREWELL DINNER
Enjoy a Nabil Dreaming cruise along Katherine Gorge this morning before visiting, Adelaide River and the Australian war cemetery. Continue to Darwin where this evening you’ll enjoy a Farewell Dinner.
DAY 18: DARWIN
This morning after breakfast, enjoy a city tour before transferring to the airport for your onward flight. You may decide to continue your Australia adventure – ask your Travel Designer about extending onto the Red Centre or Tropical North Queensland.