Wonders of the West Coast & Kimberley

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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 | Travel Period: 1 Jun 2020 – 30 Sep 2020

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.

Choose This Trip If You'd Love To:

  • Choose a scenic flight over the incredible Bungle Bungles
  • Take a comprehensive Kimberley and West Coast Experience
  • Take in all the wonders of the Kimberley on an extended trip
  • Meet musician and horseman Tom Curtain in Katherine

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Local Connection

Go behind the scenes with the family owners of award-winning Hoochery Rum Distillery and hear their fascinating story.

Insider Knowledge

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

Cultural Immersion

Join our local Aboriginal guide on a private Argyle Diamond Mine tour, and marvel at the mine’s sparkling pink diamonds.

Sustainable Footprints

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

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 to Yanchep National Park for an Aboriginal Cultural Experience. Continue to Nambung National Park, home of the Pinnacles. In Geraldton, see the evocative HMAS Sydney Memorial. 

Hotel: Mantra Geraldton

Included Meals: Breakfast

The wildflower collection in Western Australia is the largest on Earth and you’ll have the chance to admire some of them on your way to the blue waters and pristine beaches of Monkey Mia. 

Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

After breakfast, watch as the famous Monkey Mia dolphins swim into shore to be fed. Later today, your Included Choice sightseeing experience offers an evening Indigenous experience or a relaxing sunset cruise.

Included Meals: Breakfast

At Hamelin Pool, view a colony of stromatolites, the earliest record of life on earth. Close by is Shell Beach, formed from billions of tiny cockle shells. Journey north to Carnarvon, visiting the town’s Space and Technology Museum.

Hotel: Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Travel to Exmouth and Cape Range National Park. Visit Coral Bay and cruise on Ningaloo Reef in a glass-bottomed boat. 

Hotel: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Explore the fascinating Exmouth area at your leisure. Enjoy an optional experience or relax by the hotel pool overlooking the Gulf. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Journey north to the Pilbara region, known for its rich cultural heritage 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 Karijini National Park. Watch the sun set from the deck of your safari-style eco-tent. 

Hotel: Karijini Eco Retreat

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

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 as you travel to Broome. 

Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Today is all yours to explore this tropical hideaway. Perhaps enjoy a leisurely stroll along the pristine sands of Cable Beach. 

Included Meals: Breakfast

Tour Broome before travelling to Geikie Gorge for a cruise on its tranquil waters.

Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

As you cross vast outback landscapes, stop at an art gallery for the chance to meet Indigenous artists. 

Hotel: Kimberley Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Visit the Argyle Diamond Mine with a local Indigenous guide. Drive on to your El Questro accommodation at the foot of the Cockburn Ranges. 

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

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Travel on to Kununurra. Take a guided tour of the Hoochery Distillery and visit the historic Durack Homestead Museum. Later cruise the Ord River, rich with native wildlife. 

Hotel: The Kimberley Grande, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Today you may choose an optional experience scenic flight or a full-day 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungles. Or tour Kununurra with your Travel Director. Visit Mirima National Park, home to a vast array of wildlife. Enjoy a privatelyhosted 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

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.

Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end 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

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

  • Room service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Private balcony
  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry facilities (Self-Service)
  • Barbecue facilities
 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
  • Refrigerator
  • In-house movies
  • Linen
  • TV
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Balcony or Terrace
 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

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

  • Room service
  • Gym facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry Service
  • Direct beach access
 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
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Hair Dryer
  • 220/240 V AC
  • Radio
  • Manual temperature control
  • Wi-Fi
  • Ensuite
  • Work Desk
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • In-house movies
  • Security peephole
  • Data port in room
  • TV
  • Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Iron
 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

  • Ensuite
  • Linen
  • Barbecue facilities
  • 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

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

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

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

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

  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Phone
  • Mini Bar
  • Ensuite
  • LCD TV
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  • 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
  • 3 Lunches
  • 1 Be My Guest dinner
  • 15 Dinners with wine
  • 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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