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Aussie Wanderer: 19 Day/18 Night West Coast Odyssey - Perth to Darwin Safari

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Aussie Wanderer: 19 Day/18 Night West Coast Odyssey - Perth to Darwin Safari


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Duration: 19 Day/18 Night

Location: Perth - Darwin

Time: Depart 7am / Return 7:30pm

Meet Location: Your Accomodation in Perth or Freemantle

Vibe: Adventure, Explore, Banter, Snorkel, Wildlife

Fees on arrival: $0

From $3390

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RatPack Intro:

At RatPack we loveeee a bit of WA & NT, and when you visit you’ll see why! This epic adventure tour with Aussie Wanderer allows you to experience a full on 19 awesome days of cruising up the west coast finishing up in the Northern Territory and seeing beaut scenery, adventure, hiking, get up close to wildlife, Aussie culture and a lot more with this 19 Day Adventure from Perth to Darwin.

This tour from Perth - Darwin will have you hitting up some of the most unreal places in WA & NT. You’ll find yourself wandering through the ultimate rivals of Stonehenge - The Pinnacles, visit the Monkey Mia Dolphins, get up close and personal with Australian Wildlife, experience the adrenaline rush of Sandboarding {a personal RatPack fave}, hit up Kalbarri National Park with the option to abseil into the gorge, see the beautiful Shark & Coral Bay. Not forgetting the absolute highlight of this trip - The Ningaloo Reef, these turquoise clear waters will have you stunned and it’s an EPIC snorkel spot and a close rival of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland.

You’ll also have plenty of time to explore Karijini National Park and enjoy an insane 2.5 billion years of evolution and 40,000 years of culture. You’ll be able to hike many of the gorges, swim in amazing rock pools, stand under waterfalls and explore intriguing rock formations including Hancock Gorge, Weano Gorge and its adventurous Handrail Pool, Dales Gorge, Circular Pool, Fortescue Falls, Fern Pool and stopping off at 80 mile beach as you get to Broome.

Once in Broome you’ll have the opportunity to take part in some epic activities such as ride a camel along the beach at sunset, visit chinatown or check out an open air cinema! As you continue up towards Darwin you’ll venture along the Gibb River Road, one of the country’s most challenging journeys to explore the rugged Kimberley Region. You’ll get to explore El Questro Wilderness Park beginning with a soak in Zebedee Springs and a hike into El Questro Gorge, and the Hoochery distillery.

One part of this trip that we LOVE is the Bungle Bungle Wanderer Tour! A bucket list moment for sure! The tour begins with a one hour scenic flight over Lake Argyle, Lake Kununurra, the Ord and Bow Rivers, the Carr Boyd and Osmond Ranges and a first look at the Bungle Bungles from the sky! From here you’ll head up to Katherine and then venture to one of the Northern Territory’s most stunning areas, Litchfield National Park. On the way you’ll experience the fascinating Magnetic Termite Mounds, Florence Falls and Buley Rockhole finishing the tour in the tropical city of Darwin. Join these legends on a journey along the West Coast of WA and experience the adventure WA has to offer and awesome hostels, amazing coastline and Australian wildlife. Aussie Wanderer Tours have also made it easier for travellers and include all your accommodation, meals, entry fees and so much more into the price <<< we love that!!

Itinerary:

Day 1 : Perth to KalbarriOur first stop will be the impressive Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park. You’ll enjoy a fully guided tour through these amazing limestone formations and drop in at the Discovery Centre before we have lunch by the sea. After a quick stop in the town of Geraldton it will be on to Northbrook Farmstay for some true blue Aussie hospitality and our overnight stay.

Day 2 : Kalbarri to Shark Bay - Monkey MiaToday we will visit the marvels of The Murchison Gorge, Natures Window and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park. Here you will have the option to try abseiling into the gorge ($40)! If conditions allow us, we will cool off with a swim in the Murchison River before we’re back on the bus travelling north to Shell Beach and the town of Denham for our accommodation.

Day 3 : Shark Bay to Coral BayThe morning of day 3 we will meet the famous Monkey Mia Dolphins and get some amazing photos. Then chill out on the beach or at the resort until we head back on the road mid-morning. We visit the breathing rock formations, the Stromatolites, before settling in to our accommodation in Coral Bay, located right on the famous Ningaloo Reef!

Day 4 : Coral BayDay 4 is yours to enjoy the many great tours and activities Coral Bay has to offer, with special discounts available as an Aussie Wanderer passenger! Go for a stroll on the beach and check out the shark nursery, swim with the manta rays, hang out at the local or go for a snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef only meters from shore. On this evening we take the short drive up the peninsular to Exmouth and check in to our accommodation.

Day 5 : ExmouthWe will spend the day exploring Cape Range National park, a spectacular place of rugged limestone ranges, breathtaking deep canyons and 50km of pristine beaches. Experience snorkelling at the stunning Turquoise Bay (snorkel hire $10), visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, relax at Milyearing Visitors Centre and more before we return to our accommodation late afternoon.

Day 6 : Exmouth to Karijini National ParkUp early on day 6 as we will travel east through station country and stop at Tom Price, the highest town in Western Australia, for supplies. Then we will head to the amazing Karijini National Park where we will stay at the multi award winning Karijini Eco Retreat in Eco Safari Tents with your own verandah, quality beds, linen and hot showers!

Day 7 : Day 7 & 8 - KarijiniThe next 2 days will give us plenty of time to explore Karijini National Park and to enjoy 2.5 billion years of evolution and 40,000 years of culture. We will visit and hike the gorges, swim in amazing rock pools, stand under waterfalls and explore intriguing rock formations including Hancock Gorge, Weano Gorge and its adventurous Handrail Pool, Dales Gorge, Circular Pool, Fortescue Falls, Fern Pool and more. Then late on the second day we will travel further north to Pardoo Roadhouse and check in our tents or swags for a night of camping under the stars.

Day 8 : Day 7 & 8 - KarijiniThe next 2 days will give us plenty of time to explore Karijini National Park and to enjoy 2.5 billion years of evolution and 40,000 years of culture. We will visit and hike the gorges, swim in amazing rock pools, stand under waterfalls and explore intriguing rock formations including Hancock Gorge, Weano Gorge and its adventurous Handrail Pool, Dales Gorge, Circular Pool, Fortescue Falls, Fern Pool and more. Then late on the second day we will travel further north to Pardoo Roadhouse and check in our tents or swags for a night of camping under the stars.

Day 9 : Pardoo Roadhouse to BroomeThe morning of day 9 sees us arrive at 80 Mile Beach for some awesome photos! When we arrive in Broome we will take you for a tour around town before we check in at our accommodation, The Kimberley Klub Backpackers. Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 : BroomeFree day in Broome to do what you choose! Meal(s) included : None

Day 11 : BroomeAnother free day in Broome to do what you choose before embarking on the second leg of our journey up to Darwin! Meal(s) included : None

Day 12 : Broome to Silent GroveDeparting Broome early in the morning we head east towards the famous Gibb River Road and arrive at Windjana Gorge in the Napier Ranges for lunch. After lunch we will explore the gorge to view the native birds and resident freshwater crocodiles. In the afternoon we explore Tunnel Creek and hear the legend of the Aboriginal freedom fighter, Jandamarra, before heading to Silent Grove for our first night under the stars.

Day 13 : Silent Grove to Mt ElizabethEnjoy your first morning waking up in the Kimberley far away from the hustle and bustle of city life. On day 2 you will explore more of the region’s gorges including Bell, Galvans and Manning. Due to the incredible diversity of the north west the water levels at the time of your journey will determine which gorges you visit, however each are unique and awe-inspiring in their own right. After a day of exploring and swimming in these magnificent natural attractions we will travel to our overnight location on the working cattle station of Mount Elizabeth.

Day 14 : Mt Elizabeth to El QuestroHeading further east we will explore, swim and hike this amazing region of Western Australia, driving across the vast Pentecost River and reaching the beautiful outback oasis that is El Questro. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to take advantage of the many optional activities available at El Questro (Extra Cost).

Day 15 : El QuestroOn day 4 we will discover a portion of the one million acres of the El Questro Wilderness Park beginning with a soak in Zebedee Springs and a hike into El Questro Gorge. Then sit back and relax by the river or grab a drink at the Swinging Arm Bar before settling for our final night at El Questro.

Day 16 : El Questro to Lake Argyle via KununurraWake up in glorious El Questro for the second time then enjoy a short drive and morning hike to the refreshing Emma Gorge. Back on the road, we head towards the Hoochery distillery, the oldest continuously operating distillery in Western Australia. Here you will have the opportunity to taste test the famous Ord River Rum (optional). We will then continue through to Lake Argyle, Australia’s largest man-made lake for a spot of lunch and set up camp. After lunch you will have the option to experience an afternoon on the water with a sunset cruise on the lake (optional) before dinner and a much deserved sleep before exciting day 6!

Day 17 : Lake Argyle to Purnululu National Park and Return to KununurraOn this morning we drive from Lake Argyle, into Kununurra ready to board our flight to the Bungle Bungles. For this leg of the tour, Aussie Wanderer has partnered up with AVIAIR to create a once in a life time opportunity. From here, we begin the Bungle Bungle Wanderer Tour! Definitely a bucket list moment! The tour begins with a one hour scenic flight over Lake Argyle, Lake Kununurra, the Ord and Bow Rivers, the Carr Boyd and Osmond Ranges and a first look at the Bungle Bungles from the sky! Once landed at the remote Purnululu National Park airfield we’ll begin the land based part of the tour, including a walk amongst the incredible contrasted beehive structures of the Bungle Bungles and a visit to the breathtaking Cathedral Gorge whilst learning about the cultural significance of the area. This amazing adventure will end with a return scenic flight over the Argyle Diamond Mine finishing up at the Hidden Valley Caravan Park in Kununurra for the night.

Day 18 : Kununurra to KatherineThis morning we say goodbye to our passengers returning to Broome and start making our way to Victoria River Roadhouse where we will do the escarpment walk and have lunch. Then we will head towards Katherine and visit their crystal clear hot springs, arriving at our accommodation in the late afternoon at Knotts Crossing Resort for dinner and a swim in the resort pool. r

Day 19 : Katherine to DarwinOur final day sees us journey to one of the Northern Territory’s most stunning areas, Litchfield National Park. On our way, we will stop for lunch at the ethereal Butterfly Farm before progressing further to experience the fascinating Magnetic Termite Mounds, Florence Falls and Buley Rockhole before arriving in Darwin in the early evening

Inclusions:

Transport All entry fees Experienced tour guide Accommodation All Meals as indicated Sightseeing as indicated Heaps of fun, adventure and culture

What to bring:

Sleeping bag ($30 purchase from Aussie Wanderer, please advise when booking)

Hat Sunscreen Water Bottle Camera Comfortable walking shoes Bathers & Towel Insect repellent Small torch Warm clothes and rain jacket (Winter)

Important Info:

Check in: All bookings MUST reconfirm 48 hrs in advance. Ph: 08 9438 2070

 


 

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