WEST COAST CRUISER
Routing: Broome to Perth
Duration: 12 Days
From AUD$2,200.00* per person, based on standard double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 11 nights’ accommodation, 12 days unlimited km use of an intermediate sized car, continental breakfast at Karijini National Park & Carnarvon and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
DAY 01: Broome to Port Hedland (612 km)
This journey is over 600 kilometres, so an early start is recommended. Travel on the Great Northern Highway, which runs parallel to the Indian Ocean and Eighty-Mile Beach. The road skirts the The Great Sandy Desert. Port Hedland is the gateway for Australia’s massive iron ore exports from the surrounding Pilbara region.
DAY 02: Port Hedland to Karijini National Park (338 km)
Today’s journey takes you into the depths of the breathtaking Karijini National Park. Depart Port Hedland and travel on the Great Northern Highway, which turns south to take you to Karijini National Park.
DAY 03: Karijini National Park
Explore the winding, jagged gorges of Karijini National Park. Visit Joffe Gorge and enjoy some easy strolls along spectacular lookouts or some more difficult paths among sheer rock cliffs, crystal clear pools and cascading waterfalls.
DAY 04: Karijini National Park to Exmouth (698 km)
Today’s journey is over 600 kilometres, so an early start is again recommended. Depart Karijini National Park and stop for fuel in Tom Price if needed. Continue on through Paraburdoo along the Nanutarra Wittenoom Road then onto the North West Coastal Highway. After a long drive there is time to relax in Exmouth tomorrow and explore the region.
DAY 05: Exmouth
Your day is at your leisure. Exmouth is the gateway to the fantastic coral of Ningaloo Reef and the Ningaloo Marine Park with its underwater viewing platform. This reef is rich in colour and diversity and rivals the Great Barrier Reef on the east coast for diving, snorkelling and viewing pleasure.
DAY 06: Exmouth to Carnarvon (366 km)
Continue your West Coast adventure today as you head south to the coastal hub of the Coral Coast’s north, Carnarvon. Detour to the Blow Holes, 70 kilometres north of Carnarvon which provide a natural spectacle. Located on the Gascoyne River the town supports a thriving horticultural and fishing industry. The 2.5 kilometre Carnarvon Tramway walking trail takes you to the heritage precinct. Stroll along One Mile Jetty built in 1897.
DAY 07: Carnarvon to Monkey Mia (350 km)
Continue south along the North West Coastal Highway and turn right at Shark Bay Road travelling to Denham. Along the way see such sights as Hamelin Pool, a marine reserve that contains the world’s best known colony of stromatolites. We suggest you also make a stop at the stunning 110 kilometre long Shell Beach. From Denham it is 27 kilometres north-east by sealed road to Monkey Mia.
DAY 08: Monkey Mia
Enjoy a day of rest, to relax and experience this beautiful area. Visit the dolphins or just relax on the fantastic beaches. There are also boat tours which leave Monkey Mia to view the dugongs or ‘sea cows’ which graze among the seagrass beds. We recommend an afternoon sunset cruise on the Shotover catamaran.
DAY 09: Monkey Mia to Kalbarri (399 km)
Continue the drive south on the North West Coastal Highway to Kalbarri. This afternoon we suggest a trip to Kalbarri National Park and Murchison River, with its spectacular gorges & abundant wildflowers. Kalbarri is a scenic coastal village on the estuary of the Murchison River.
DAY 10: Kalbarri to Geraldton (156 km)
It is a short drive south today from Kalbarri to Geraldton. Geraldton is the main port and administration centre of the mid west region. It has a year-round sunny climate and mild winters which makes it one of Western Australia’s most popular holiday destinations. Geraldton and the surrounding districts are noted for the beautiful wild spring flowers and the country side.
DAY 11: Geraldton to Cervantes (223 km)
Travel to Cervantes and the Nambung National Park via Dongara and Greenough. From Cervantes it’s only a short drive to the Pinnacles in the Nambung National Park. Spend the rest of the day exploring these amazing rock formations, or try sand-duning.
DAY 12: Cervantes to Perth (201 km)
Today your journey comes to an end with the final drive taking you along the Brand Highway to Perth. Built on the banks of the Swan River and flanked by the Kings Park botanical gardens, the city provides plenty of opportunities for visitors to enjoy their surroundings.
Your car should be dropped off at the city or airport, by the same time as it was picked up on Day 1, to avoid any additional charges.
*Prices are subject to availability and conditions apply. Valid until 31 March, 2021. For dates after this or if you would like to make any changes, please contact us direct for a quote.