Wonders of the Pilbara & West Coast

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Wonders of the Pilbara & West Coast

13 Day Guided Vacation | Perth to Broome

Wonders of the Pilbara & West Coast

13 Day Guided Vacation | Perth to Broome | Travel Period: 1 Jun 2021 – 15 Sep 2021

Wonders of the Pilbara & West Coast

13 Day Guided Vacation

Perth to Broome

This epic journey takes you from cosmopolitan Perth along the rugged West Australian coastline and through the remote outback to laid-back Broome. You’ll marvel at the endless blue waters of the Indian Ocean and the incredible natural phenomenon of Monkey Mia’s wild dolphins. See the startling landscape of Karijini, and top it all off with a fabled Cable Beach sunset.

Why you'll love this trip:

  • It explores the stunning WA coast and rugged inland beauty
  • Stay at Cable Beach Club Resort and Karijini Eco Retreat
  • Visit Yanchep National Park with your Indigenous guide
  • Cruise remarkable Ningaloo Reef

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Local Connection

Join passionate local volunteers at Carnarvon Space Museum and delve into outer space and the historical connection to the region.

Insider Knowledge

Discover the fascinating underwater world of Ningaloo Reef with a local expert on a Coral Bay cruise.

Cultural Immersion

Explore the Pilbara with a local guide, learning about the large-scale Tom Price Mine and its long stretches of rail.

Sustainable Footprints

National Park fees contribute toward the protection of local marine life and local habitat areas, and fund land-protection projects.

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.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza, Perth

Included Meals: Dinner with Wine

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.

Hotel: Mantra Geraldton

Included Meals: Breakfast

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.

Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

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.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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.

Hotel: Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

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.

Hotel: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

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.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Take one last look over Lighthouse Bay and the Vlaming Head Lighthouse, before continuing north to Western Australia's famous Pilbara region. Known for its rich cultural landscape, red earth and vast mineral deposits, the region's diverse landscape will fascinate you.

Hotel: ibis Styles Karratha

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

This morning journey through the Hamersley Range to follow the mining rail lines to see the 5km long mining trains hauling their loads to the ports. Arriving into the town of Tom Price before you join your local guide on a tour of Rio Tinto's Open Cut Iron Ore Mine site. You will be amazed by the massive pit and huge machinery as you're led to the heart of the operation. Continue into the depths of the Pilbara to Karijini National Park. Karijini is famous for the natural beauty of its deep gorges, secluded emerald rock pools and ice blue waterfalls. 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.

Hotel: Karijini Eco Retreat

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

This morning we explore more of Karijini. The startling landscape of spectacular gorges, waterfalls and rock pools provides a striking contrast to the stark red landscape of the Pilbara. You'll explore Fortescue Falls at Dales Gorge and if you're up to it, you can take a walk to one of the national park's plunge pools. 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.

Hotel: The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

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.

Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

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.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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

Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Crowne Plaza Perth is located in the heartland of beautiful Perth Western Australia with picturesque Langley Park at the hotel doorstep. An upscale riverside hotel with spectacular views of the city’s iconic Swan River and just minutes from the Perth CBD, Crowne Plaza Perth is in the ultimate location.
Easy reach of the city and its many attractions make this Perth hotel the ideal place to stay whatever the occasion or reason for travel. The natural surrounds are ideal for relaxing and recreation, while onsite parking and free public transport make it simple and convenient to get around town.

    Features

  • Ensuite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • In-room Movies (fee applies)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Gym facilities
  • Laundry facilities (Self-Service)
  • Swimming Pool
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Looking for somewhere to stay in Geraldton? You want location, you want comfort, you want value. Mantra Geraldton hotel has it all and it's right on the Batavia Coast Marina, Champion Bay.
Mantra Geraldton's spacious apartments are close to the region's best attractions like the Western Australian Museum, Geraldton CBD and the HMAS Sydney Memorial.

    Features

  • Swimming Pool
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Room service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry facilities (Self-Service)
  • Private balcony
  • Air Conditioning
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Located in the heart of Western Australia’s Shark Bay, Monkey Mia is one of the world’s premier natural dolphin sighting areas.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Ensuite
  • TV
  • In-house movies
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Linen
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

We offer comfort and country hospitality. After a delicious breakfast with us, you may care to choose a relaxing day - take a day out  at the Banana Plantation, relax by our swimming pool, have a coffee, or just enjoy a casual meal in our attractive alfresco garden dining area. Or you may wish to explore the local sights of Carnarvon and surrounds.   Reminisce on the day's adventure and dine in with us at 'Sails', our fully licensed, a La carte restaurant, offering high quality food at affordable prices.  There's something for every palate as well as a special children's menu for children 12 years and under.

    Features

  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Wi-Fi
  • Flat Screen TV
  • In-house movies
  • Room service
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Novotel Ningaloo, the only resort on Sunrise Beach, is your gateway to the world heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef and the Cape Range National Park. Guests can enjoy a relaxing holiday escaping the winter chill or an action packed holiday taking part in the many activities the region has to offer.

Novotel Ningaloo, in the Exmouth Marina, has opened 68 of the planned 150 rooms, servicing the growing popularity of the nature based tourist destination.

The deluxe development includes a range of hotel rooms and one and two bedroom self contained apartments. Three bedroom apartments are available on request. The complex includes Gold Plate Award winning Mantaray's restaurant, bar, lounge, resort-style swimming pool and gym with stunning beaches right outside your door.

    Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Direct beach access
  • Room service
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Well located in the centre of town, ibis styles Karratha sits within walking distance of the main shopping centre. Featuring 47 rooms, this Karratha hotel is warm and welcoming, with an outdoor pool, BBQ area and a bistro providing pleasant al fresco dining. ibis Styles Karratha also features two bars, a bottle shop and a conference room, making it a great option for leisure and business guests alike. The hotel room rate includes free continental breakfast and includes internet access.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Ensuite
  • TV
  • In-house movies
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Iron
  • Work Desk
  • Manual temperature control
  • Radio
  • Data port in room
  • 220/240 V AC
  • Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Security peephole
  • Direct Dial Telephone
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

An environmentally friendly Retreat and Campground, nestled in the pristine bushland at Joffre Gorge - in the heart of the world class Karijini National Park.

Alongside the outback bush camping experience, the multi award winning Karijini Eco Retreat is the first and only facility to offer comfortable glamping accommodation in the Park! Offering quality accommodation and facilities, the management and staff look forward to welcoming you to a unique world of environmentally friendly, affordable accommodation and camping options with a touch of luxury and a taste of genuine mateship and hospitality in outback Western Australia!

    Features

  • Barbecue facilities
  • Linen
  • Ensuite
  • Solar Power
  • Front and rear deck
  • Natural ventilation (No air-conditioner)
  • Rechargeable lantern
  • Minimal power for low wattage applications
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

The New Esplanade Hotel was completed in 2013 and offers something for everyone – from business to tourists travellers.
Most of the 108 hotel rooms feature balcony access to the well-manicured hotel grounds. All our modern rooms boast free Foxtel and In-House movies, broadband and wireless Internet access, tea and coffee-making facilities, a well stocked bar fridge and private en-suite bathroom. Interconnecting rooms to suit families and those featuring spas are also available as well as ample onsite parking for the discerning traveller.

    Features

  • Flat Screen TV
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Foxtel
  • Broadband and wireless internet access available (at additional cost)
  • Refrigerator
  • Ensuite
  • Air Conditioning
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Take one idyllic, seaside location – complete with spectacular sunsets, gently swaying palm trees and Kimberley charm – add the finest food, unique experiences and luxury indulgences; and you have the ideal setting for a memorable holiday.

Welcome to the magnificent Cable Beach, home of the award-winning Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa – a holiday destination like no other. Your stay will be full of surprising wonders and endless ways to reconnect; with nature, your partner, your family and yourself.

Cable Beach Club offers a place to unwind, with two glistening pools, delicious cuisine at a choice of three restaurants, leisure facilities, the first Australian L'Occitane spa and a personal touch to every experience.

    Features

  • Private veranda or courtyard
  • Ensuite
  • Shower
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • TV
  • Foxtel
  • iPod/iPhone docking station
  • Wireless Internet access
  • ISD/STD phone
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • In-room safe
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Find out more

  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

What to Bring

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

Fitness Requirements

  • Moderate level of fitness required for most walks
  • Walking on uneven surfaces is required to complete the walks, though there are alternate options available

Dining

  • 12 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 8 Dinners with Wine
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

Flight Information

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

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