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22 Day Darwin < > Perth Safari

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The West Coast of Australia has the bluest oceans, untouched beaches and unique rock formations in Australia. Your guide can organise a whale shark swimming opportunity at Coral Bay (March-June optional). This safari is a package of two tours with two days free in Broome (accommodation included).

Bungle Bungles Boab Prison Tree Windjana Gorge
DARWIN < > PERTH
TOUR CODE: PDP22

HIGHLIGHTS
DARWIN TO BROOME
:: LAKE ARGYLE
:: KUNUNURRA
:: BUNGLE BUNGLE NP
:: KIMBERLEY GORGES
:: GIBB RIVER ROAD
:: TUNNEL CREEK
:: WINDJANA GORGE
BROOME TO PERTH
:: BROOME
:: KARIJINI NP
:: NINGALOO REEF
:: MONKEY MIA
:: KALBARRI
:: PINNACLES


ITINERARY

DAY 1 :: DARWIN TO VICTORIA RIVER
We begin our adventure travelling south down “The Track” (Stuart Hwy) to Edith Falls where we break for a refreshing swim. Continuing south we have a short stop at Katherine Gorge before heading west towards the Western Australian wilderness. We set up camp beside the Victoria River for our first night together. Overnight bush camp. (LD)

DAY 2 :: VICTORIA RIVER TO KUNUNURRA
Up early this morning as we cross the border into Western Australia and visit the largest man made lake in Australia - Lake Argyle and explore the area before heading for the capital of the north – Kununurra and our overnight campsite. (BLD)

DAY 3 :: KUNUNURRA TO BUNGLE BUNGLE NP
Explore Kununurra, the town of the Ord River Scheme and the scenic Hidden Valley National Park. Then sit back and admire the awesome views of the Carr Boyd and Durack Ranges as we head to Turkey Creek. Next it’s time to buckle up and hold on for the challenging 4WD trip into the Bungle Bungle National Park. (BLD)

DAY 4 :: BUNGLE BUNGLE
We spend the full day exploring the Bungle Bungle Ranges, visiting Frog Hole, Echidna Chasm and the Cathedral Gorge. There’s also time for an optional scenic helicopter flight (at own expense) over the Bungles. We complete our day with another amazing sunset. (BLD)

DAY 5 :: BUNGLE BUNGLES TO EL QUESTRO
Leaving the Bungle Bungle we take a short break at Turkey Creek before travelling onto Wyndham and the Five Rivers Lookout. Overnight camp at El Questro. (BLD)

DAY 6 :: GIBB RIVER ROAD & GORGES
We tackle the punishing Gibb River Road stopping to visit the famous El Questro Station, take a walk in the beautiful Cockburn Range and swim under the waterfall in Emma Gorge. We cross the Pentecost River and travel through the spectacular ranges before heading to our overnight bush camp. (BLD)

DAY 7 :: GIBB RIVER ROAD & GORGES
A day of swimming and hiking as we explore some of these striking gorges: Barnett, Manning, Galvins, or Adcock, depending on the time of year. Overnight bush camp. (BLD)

DAY 8 :: KING LEOPOLD RANGE - WINDJANA GORGE
We enjoy an early hike and swim at Bell or Leonard Gorge before experiencing the splendor of the King Leopold Range travelling to Windjana Gorge. After lunch, we wade through the icy waters of mysterious Tunnel Creek. We camp overnight at Windjana Gorge National Park. (BLD)

DAY 9 :: WINDJANA GORGE TO BROOME
View the abundant wildlife of Windjana Gorge including freshwater crocodiles. We then head for Derby, visiting the famous Boab Prison Tree before continuing on to Broome for sunset on beautiful Cable Beach. (We farewell 9 day passengers here; Broome accommodation is not included.) Three nights multi-share accommodation is included for passengers travelling through to Perth. *Upgrade to ensuite twin/ double/single is an option at extra cost. (BL)
DAYS 10 & 11 :: BROOME
Two days of leisure in this historic northern pearling town. There is plenty to see and do in Broome, time to just relax or laze on the beach in idyllic weather conditions on the famous Cable Beach or view some of the old Pearling Luggers. (B*)

DAY 12 :: BROOME TO INDEE STATION
:: Eighty Mile Beach :: Port Hedland ::Camp at Indee Station (BLD)

DAYS 13-15 :: INDEE STATION TO KARIJINI NP
:: Karijini NP; explore, swim, hike for next 3 days
:: Camp in Karijini National Park (BLD)

DAY 16 :: KARIJINI NP TO EXMOUTH
:: Tom Price
:: Pilbara region
:: Overnight Exmouth (BLD)

DAY 17 :: EXMOUTH
:: Cape Range NP
:: Turquoise Bay
:: Yardie Creek (BLD)

DAY 18 :: EXMOUTH TO CORAL BAY
:: Coral Bay
:: Ningaloo Reef (snorkel, quad bike, coral viewing, diving (all at own expense) (BLD)

DAY 19 :: CORAL BAY
:: Coral Bay
:: Ningaloo Reef (snorkel, quad bike, coral viewing, diving (all at own expense) (BLD)

DAY 20 :: CORAL BAY TO MONKEY MIA
:: Carnarvon
:: Shell Beach
:: Wild dolphins at Monkey Mia (BLD)

DAY 21 :: MONKEY MIA TO KALBARRI
:: Shark Bay World Heritage area
:: Kalbarri NP
:: Murchisons Gorge, Natures Window (time permitting) (BLD)

DAY 22 :: KALBARRI TO PERTH
:: Dongara
:: Nambung National Park
:: Pinnacles (BL)

BRING
Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high), hat & sunscreen, towel & toiletries, swimming gear, warm clothing in winter, water bottle, torch, insect repellent, camera & film, pillow, sleeping bag (can be purchased for AUD$30).

INCLUDED
Experienced guides, meals as indicated, camping fees & equipment, Darwin to Perth including 8 nights multi-share accommodation (upgrade available*), national park fees.

NOTE
Darwin to Perth package is made up of two individual tours; therefore you may travel with a different guide and passengers during each section. Broome accommodation is not included for passengers travelling to Broome. *Upgrade accommodation package (Darwin to Perth passengers only) includes 5 nights backpacker double/ twin/single accommodation with share facilities, 3 nights ensuite motel accommodation in Broome and is subject to availability at time of booking. Upgrade in Broome is room only - meals are at passenger expense. Please note tour is operated as a code-share with Western Xposure.

ATTENTION
This tour is only for fit and active people, who can hike 5-9kms a day over uneven terrain, often in high temperatures. Temperatures can be extreme i.e. very high during summer days and very cold during winter nights. The operator reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure. Tour is not suitable for children. Due to the remote nature of the Kimberley region we use bush camps with limited facilities on some nights.
Darwin to Broome Karijini NP Whale Shark at Ningaloo
22 DAYS
Adult $3595 ($AUD)

Valid between 01/04/14 - 31/03/15

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DEPARTS
WED + SAT

Darwin accommodation 6.20am

2014
APR = 19 26
MAY = 10 24 31
JUN = 07 21 28
JUL = 12 26
AUG = 02 16 23
SEP = 06 13 20
OCT = 04 11

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FINISHES
Select Perth accommodation early evening Day 22

MAX PEOPLE - 20

Valid till 31 March 2015


Fitness Hikes up to 9kms or more per day. Tours graded with ‘3 Boots’ are only suitable for very fit people who enjoy basic bush camping and can hike 5-9kms a day over uneven terrain often in high temperatures.
Big 4WD 16, 17 or 20 forward facing seats, air-conditioned vehicle
Bush Camp
Semi-Permanent Campsite
Hostel
No facilities other than those that are carried on the vehicle. Passengers sleep in swags (Aussie bedroll). The tour will stop along the way at road houses for clients to have a shower.


Tents must be erected by guide and passengers, share showers and toilets, no cooking facilities except those carried on the vehicle.



Dorm or Twin/Double rooms with shared facilities
Safaris must be reconfirmed by 4.00pm the day before travel. Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted due to seasonal & extreme weather conditions, Traditional Owner and national park requirements. Luggage limit of 15 kg applies - backpack or soft bag.
Dolphin at Monkey Mia Kalbarri NP The Pinnacles

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