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  • Gantheaume Point

    Gantheaume Point

  • Emma Gorge

    Emma Gorge

  • Geikie Gorge

    Geikie Gorge

  • Katherine Gorge

    Katherine Gorge

  • Lake Argyle

    Lake Argyle

  • Cable Beach

    Cable Beach

  • Kalbarri National Park

    Kalbarri National Park


Tour code: WPBD

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Capital cities, sparkling coastlines, cruises on gorges, rivers and reefs, rugged outback scenery, sandy beaches and bays, hikes and leisurely strolls, waterfalls and waterholes, native wildlife, museums and cultural centres, colourful coral and fish, tours of mines and indigenous traditions pack every moment of this holiday of contrasts.

Itinerary

1 May 2018 - 30 September 2018 ?
Day 1
Welcome to Perth

Your holiday begins with an orientation tour of Perth. This evening, get to know your Travel Director over a delicious meal.

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

Day 2
Perth – Geraldton

Aboriginal cultureTravel 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

Day 3 - 4
Geraldton – Monkey Mia
Day 3: Geraldton – Monkey Mia

Travel to Hamelin Pool to view a colony of Stromatolites, the earliest record of life on earth. Close by is Shell Beach, formed from billions of coquina bivalve shells. Continue to the crystal blue waters and pristine beaches of Monkey Mia.

Day 4: Monkey Mia

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.) Included ChoiceLater today, choose from two Included Choice experiences. You may like to join an evening Indigenous experience or unwind on a bay cruise.

Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 3: Breakfast and dinner with wine. Day 4: Breakfast

Day 5
Monkey Mia – Carnarvon

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 and dinner with wine

Day 6 - 7
Carnarvon – Exmouth
Day 6: Carnarvon – Exmouth

Today, travel to Exmouth in the Cape Range National Park. Visit Coral Bay and cruise to World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef in a glass-bottomed boat. Enjoy stunning views from Vlaming Head Lighthouse. Tonight’s accommodation is just metres from beautiful Exmouth Gulf.

Day 7: Exmouth Free Time

Explore the Exmouth area at your leisure. Swim with gargantuan Whale Sharks in the pristine waters of the Ningaloo Marine Park, or take a stroll along the beach or relax by the hotel pool overlooking the Gulf.

Hotel: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 6: Breakfast and dinner with wine. Day 7: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 8
Exmouth – Karratha

Take one last look over Lighthouse Bay before journeying north to Western Australia’s famous Pilbara region, known for its rich cultural heritage, brilliant red earth and vast mineral deposits.

Hotel: ibis Styles Karratha

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 9
Karratha – Karijini

Enjoy a tour of Rio Tinto’s massive open-cut iron-ore mine. Then journey into the depths of the Pilbara’s fabled Karijini National Park. Watch the sun set from the deck of your safari-style eco-tent.

Hotel: Karijini Eco Retreat

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 10
Karijini National Park – Port Hedland

This morning you’ll 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. Continue to Port Hedland.

Hotel: The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 11 - 12
Port Hedland – Broome
Day 11: Port Hedland – Broome

This morning, skirt the fringes of the Great Sandy Desert, vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands, travelling to the former pearl town of Broome. Enjoy dinner overlooking Cable Beach.

Day 12: Broome Free Time

Today is yours to explore this tropical hideaway. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the pristine sands of Cable Beach, swim in its turquoise waters, or wander through Chinatown and shop for pearls.

Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 11: Breakfast and dinner with wine. Day 12: Breakfast

Day 13
Broome – Fitzroy Crossing

Tour the town of Broome this morning before travelling on to Geikie Gorge for a cruise on tranquil waters bordered by the towering limestone walls.

Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 14
Fitzroy Crossing – Halls Creek

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

Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge, Halls Creek

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine

Day 15 - 16
Halls Creek – Emma Gorge & El Questro
Day 15: Halls Creek – Emma Gorge

Today visit the Argyle Diamond Mine, the world’s largest source of natural coloured diamonds and the bird-rich Parry Lagoons. In the afternoon, drive on to your safari-style accommodation under the Cockburn Ranges.

Day 16: El Questro Wilderness Park

Awake to the calls of native birds, and then cruise on Chamberlain Gorge, a waterhole fringed by soaring escarpments. Your afternoon is at leisure or you may choose to hike to Emma Gorge.

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

Included Meals: Day 15: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine. Day 16: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 17 - 18
Emma Gorge – Kununurra
Day 17: Emma Gorge – Kununurra

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.

Day 18: Kununurra

Today you may choose an optional early-morning scenic flight over the Bungle Bungle Range before a tour of Kununurra, or a full-day 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungles. In Kununurra you’ll visit Mirima National Park, home to a vast array of wildlife. Be my guest dining experienceAfter time at leisure, dine on locally-grown produce at a privately-hosted Be My Guest dinner in the heart of Kununurra’s sandalwood plantations.

Hotel: The Kimberley Grande, Kununurra, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 17: Breakfast and dinner with wine. Day 18: Breakfast and By My Guest dinner

Day 19
Kununurra – Katherine

Journey to Katherine, where you’ll meet Tom Curtin during his entertaining show at the Katherine Outback Experience.

Hotel: Paraway Motel, Katherine

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 20
Katherine – Darwin

This morning, cruise spectacular Katherine Gorge and learn about the traditional owners, the Jawoyn people. Later, travel the Stuart Highway to Darwin, take a city sights tour, then join your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner on the waterfront.

Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin

Included Meals: Breakfast and farewell dinner

Day 21
Farewell from Darwin

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

Included Meals: Breakfast

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21 Day Guided Vacation

Tour departs from Perth and returns to Darwin

Highlights

  • Delve into indigenous culture at Yanchep National Park
  • Walk among the mystical Pinnacles
  • Discover WA’s famous wildflowers (seasonal)Wildflower
  • Get up close to the dolphins at Monkey Mia
  • Included Choice Experiences in Monkey MiaIncluded Choice
  • Relax on a coral cruise 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
  • Magnificent Geikie Gorge
  • Visit an art gallery featuring Indigenous artworkAboriginal culture
  • Stay in permanent Safari Tents at Emma Gorge Resort
  • Chamberlain Gorge cruise
  • Thrilling Ord River jet boat
  • Indulgent dinner at Kununurra Sandalwood FactoryBe my guest dining experience
  • Visit to Hoochery Distillery for rum tasting & morning tea
  • See the entertaining Katherine Outback Experience show
  • Cruise on Katherine Gorge with a local Indigenous guide

Inclusions

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

Dining

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

Flight Information

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

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

What to bring

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

Ways to Save

Departures from 1 April 2018
Early Payment Discount – 10% saving

when you pay in full by 31 January 2018

Pay by 31 Jan 2018   10% saving
Pay by 27 Apr 2018   7.5% saving
Pay by 29 Jun 2018   5% saving
 
Kings Club   5% saving
 
2nd vacation discount   2.5% saving
 
Groups (5 people or more)   5% saving
 
Triple share   5% saving

* All savings are per person, apply only to the land component. Conditions apply.

 

Find your applicable discounts as many discounts are combinable. More Information

Quality accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Mantra Geraldton
    221 Foreshore Drive Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia

    • Mantra Geraldton - Front View
    • Mantra Geraldton - Balcony views
    • Mantra Geraldton - Waterviews
    • Mantra Geraldton - Room

    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
  • Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort
    1 Monkey Mia Road, Denham (Shark Bay), WA 6547

    2 nights

    • Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort - Beach View
    • Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort - Garden Villa Exterior
    • Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort - Garden Villa Room
    • Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort - Boughshed Restaurant

    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
  • Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon
    6 West Street, Carnarvon WA 6701

    • Best Western Hospitalty Inn Carnarvon Deluxe Room
    • Best Western Hospitalty Inn Carnarvon  Pool Area
    • Best Western Hospitalty Inn Carnarvon Deluxe Room

    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
  • Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort
    Lot 900 Madaffari Drive, Exmouth WA 6707, Australia

    2 nights

    • Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort - Beach View from
    • Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort - Front Hotel Exte

    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
  • ibis Styles Karratha
    35/45 Searipple Rd, Karratha WA 6714

    • Standard Room
    • Exterior
    • Restaurant

    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
  • Karijini Eco Retreat

    • Karijini Eco Retreat - Luxury Tents
    • Karijini Eco Tents
    • Karijini Eco Tents

    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
  • The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland
    2-4 Anderson Street Port Hedland WA 6721

    • Superior Queen at The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland
    • Corner view of The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland
    • Restaurant 1904 at Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland

    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
  • Cable Beach Club Resort
    1 Cable Beach Rd, Broome, WA 6725

    Broome, 2 nights

    • Cable Beach Club Resort Studio Room
    • Cable Beach Club Resort Studio Room
    • Cable Beach Club Resort Common Area

    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
  • Fitzroy River Lodge
    277 Great Northern Hwy, Fitzroy Crossing, WA 6765

    Fitzroy Crossing

    • Fitzroy River Lodge Exterior at sunset
    • Bathroom at Fitzroy River Lodge
    • Riverside Restaurant at Fitzroy River Lodge
    • Swimming Pool at Fitzroy River Lodge

    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
  • Fitzroy River Lodge
    277 Great Northern Hwy, Fitzroy Crossing, WA 6765

    Halls Creek

    • Fitzroy River Lodge Exterior at sunset
    • Bathroom at Fitzroy River Lodge
    • Riverside Restaurant at Fitzroy River Lodge
    • Swimming Pool at Fitzroy River Lodge

    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
  • Emma Gorge Resort, Tented Cabin with private facilities
    El Questro Wilderness Park, Gibb River Wyndham Rd, Durack, WA 6743

    El Questro, 2 nights

    • Emma Gorge Resort - Tented Cabins interior
    • Emma Gorge Resort - Tented Cabins
    • Emma Gorge Resort - Tented Cabins

    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
  • The Kimberley Grande
    20 Victoria Hwy, Kununurra, Western Australia 6743

    Kununurra, 2 nights

    • King Terrace Room at The Kimberley Grande
    • King Terrace Room and seating at Kimberley Grande
    • Swimming Pool at Kimberley Grande

    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
  • Paraway Motel
    9-9 O'Shea Terrace, Katherine NT

    Katherine

    • Paraway Motel, Katherine - Standard Room
    • Paraway Motel, Katherine - Street Exterior
    • Paraway Motel, Katherine - Pool Area
    • Paraway Motel - Balcony Exterior

    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
  • Mantra on the Esplanade
    88 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT 0800

    Darwin

    • Mantra on the Esplanade - Lobby
    • Mantra on the Esplanade - Exterior
    • Mantra on the Esplanade - Superior Room
    • Mantra on the Esplanade - Pool

    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