Wonders of the West Coast & Kimberley

21 Day Guided Vacation | Perth to Darwin

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Wonders of the West Coast & Kimberley

21 Day Guided Vacation | Perth to Darwin

Wonders of the West Coast & Kimberley

21 Day Guided Vacation

Perth to Darwin

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 breathtaking waterfalls and mystical waterholes await you in landscapes abounding in native wildlife. From dynamic Perth to the mineral-rich Pilbara and the Karijini wilderness, this journey creates memories to last a lifetime.

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  • 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

Your adventure begins with an orientation tour of Perth. This evening, get to know your Travel Director at a Welcome Reception and dinner.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza, Perth

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

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. 

Hotel: Mantra Geraldton

Included Meals: Breakfast

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.

Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Beakfast, Dinner with wine

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.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Today, journey north to Carnarvon, visiting the town’s Space and Technology Museum with plenty of time to explore.

Hotel: Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

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. 

Hotel: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

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. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

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. 

Hotel: ibis Styles Karratha

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

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. 

Hotel: Karijini Eco Retreat

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

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.

Hotel: The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

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. 

Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

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.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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. 

Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

As you cross stunning outback landscapes, stop at an art gallery in Halls Creek with a chance to meet Indigenous artists.

Hotel: Kimberley Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

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.

Hotel: Emma Gorge Resort, Tented Cabin with private facilities, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

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. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

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.

Hotel: The Kimberley Grande, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

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. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest dinner

Journey to Katherine to meet entertaining musician and horseman Tom Curtain and gain a unique insight into life on an outback cattle station. 

Hotel: Paraway Motel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

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. 

Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Fitzroy River Lodge is located in the heart of the Kimberley. Situated on the banks of the mighty Fitzroy River, Fitzroy River Lodge offers a wide range of accommodation to suit all travellers. At the Fitzroy River Lodge you can relax on fifty acres of natural bush with shady trees and landscaped gardens.

    Features

  • Ensuite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Colour TV
  • In-house movies
  • ISD/STD phone
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Room service
  • Towels and Bedlinen
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

The Kimberley Hotel is conveniently located adjacent to the local airport and approximately 500 metres from the town centre. It offers stylish kimberley accommodation and boasts the largest motel units in the region so if you like a little breathing space within your accommodation you won’t be disappointed.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • In-house movies
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • TV
  • Room service
  • Refrigerator
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Towels and Bedlinen
  • Foxtel
  • Business Facilities
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Hidden within the fiery red of El Questro's Cockburn Ranges, lies the spectacular Emma Gorge Resort with excellent facilities.

Tented cabins

Tented cabins allow you to stay in The Kimberley in style, while still remaining close to nature, in complete harmony with the surrounding landscape. The raised roofs of the tented cabins allow tropical sounds and scents to filter in as you drift off to sleep. And the canvas outer can be rolled up in parts, to assist the flow of a natural breeze through the cabins. All Tented Cabins have their own private en suite bathroom facilities.

    Features

  • Private cabins with en suites
  • Pedestal fans
  • Towels and Bedlinen
  • Shared self-service laundry facilities
  • Wireless Internet access
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

The Kimberley Grande’s guest rooms reflect the Kimberley’s sense of space and the character of an Australian outback homestead whilst boasting contemporary style and comfort.
Featuring cool polished concrete floors graced by cattle hides, artwork by prominent indigenous and regional artists, an abundance of natural light and wide verandahs, the mix of colours and textures in all rooms creates a calm and restful atmosphere.

    Features

  • Ensuite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Mini-bar (surcharge)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

The Paraway Motel is within walking distance to the town centre. Set in tropical gardens with a shaded pool, Paraway Motel is a great place to relax while on holiday or traveling for work.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Refrigerator
  • Phone
  • TV
  • Guest Laundry
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Mantra on the Esplanade offers guests an unrivalled location near Darwin Harbour and the convenience of close proximity to Darwin’s CBD. The property boasts panoramic views across the harbour, out to the Arafura Sea and presents the ideal vantage point from which to experience a famous Northern Territory sunset. 

    Features

  • Ensuite
  • Phone
  • Internet Access
  • LCD TV
  • Mini Bar
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
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
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Swimwear and beach towel (if swimming)

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
  • A good level of fitness is required to complete the Emma Gorge Walk

Dining

  • 20 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 15 Dinners with wine
  • 2 Lunches
  • 1 Be My Guest dinner
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

Flight Information

  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 12 noon into Perth Airport
  • Day 21 – flights to depart anytime from Darwin Airport

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