Untamed Pilbara & West Coast

13 Days Starting in Broome, Western Australia(AU) and ending in Perth, Western Australia(AU)

Visiting: Broome, Cable Beach, Kimberley, Horizontal Falls, Pilbara, Port Hedland, Karijini National Park, Hamersley Range, Exmouth, Ningaloo Coast, Ningaloo Reef, Coral Bay, Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, Carnarvon, Hamelin Pool, Shark Bay, Shell Beach, Monkey Mia, Kalbarri National Park, Hawks Head Lookout, Geraldton, HMAS Sydney Memorial, Nambung National Park, The Pinnacles, Yanchep National Park, Perth

Tour operator:

AAT Kings

Tour code:

WBMP24

Physical rating:

Extreme temperatures can be experienced in this remote region of Australia. Guests should be made aware that this trip is recommended to guests with a moderate level of fitness.

Trip Styles:

Adventure Tours

Activities:

Sightseeing

From:
$7250
$6231 Operator discount: -$725 Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$294 -14%

NB: Prices correct on 19-May-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

The northern reaches of Western Australia unite some of the most diverse, and dramatic, landscapes in the country. From yawning red-rock gorges to blissfully blue marine parks, powdery white beaches to fiery orange sunsets, a colourful journey awaits. Your itinerary takes you from below the surface of the sea at Ningaloo Reef, to soaring above it at Horizontal Falls, with Karijini, the Pinnacles and Monkey Mia just some of the postcode-perfect places in between.

Highlights

  • Launch into the sky at the Carnarvon Space Museum, then take a deep dive below the surface while cruising World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef.

  • Your national park fees protect the places you visit, ensuring this fragile part of the world will be around for future generations to enjoy.

  • Noongar culture and Dreamtime history shine bright on an adventure through Yanchep National Park with charismatic Derek Nannup.

  • We’ll forgive you for not wanting to leave Karijini National Park, a magical place where waterfalls drop into turquoise rock pools. A salve for the soul.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Welcome To Broome

Location: Broome, Cable Beach

Accommodation Name: Cable Beach Club Resort

Multicultural Broome delivers many surprises, from its eclectic restaurants to its long pearling history – the pristine waters produce some of the most prized pearl oysters in the world. Discover Broome’s other standout attraction: its sunsets. Follow locals to the sand on Cable Beach and salute the end of your first spectacular day in WA, glass of bubbles in hand.

Day 2 : Broome Free Time

Location: Broome, Kimberley, Horizontal Falls, Cable Beach

Accommodation Name: Cable Beach Club Resort

Which direction should you choose to venture today? Head north deep into the Kimberley where the Horizontal Falls reveals the power of nature. Get some perspective of the tides here on an optional scenic flight. Or perhaps veer off to a pearl farm, to witness the precision that goes into growing and harvesting these gems. Or simply enjoy Broome’s tropical climes, strolling along 22-kilometre Cable Beach, hunting for dinosaur footprints and browsing boutiques.

Day 3 : Broome - Port Hedland

Location: Pilbara, Port Hedland

Accommodation Name: Hospitality Port Hedland

At first glimpse of the Pilbara, you may well think you’ve been transported to Mars. The soil couldn’t get any redder, the skies any wider, the rock formations any more dramatic, much of the countryside streaked with mineral deposits. People are few and far between until you reach the town of Port Hedland. There are plenty of local characters to meet over dinner at your hotel.

Day 4 : Port Hedland - Karijini National Park

Location: Port Hedland, Karijini National Park, Hamersley Range

Accommodation Name: Karijini Eco Retreat

Love at first sight? It’s likely to happen at Karijini National Park. This is nature amplified, a place of immense gorges and deep, dark chasms; waterfalls and gem-like rock pools. This red slice of the Hamersley Range is a magnet for nature lovers, not only for the earthly delights but also the creatures that call the cliffs home. You’re hundreds of kilometres from the nearest town, so expect dazzling stargazing from your safari tent.

Day 5 : Karijini National Park

Location: Karijini National Park

Accommodation Name: Karijini Eco Retreat

It took billions of years to create the geological wonders of Karijini: the striking red escarpments and the quiet gorges all enveloped by tall gums. You have a single day to explore, so bring your stamina and sense of adventure. You’re heading deep into the national park, discovering hidden nooks and waterholes just begging you to swim in them. Things get hot here – why not dive in?

Day 6 : Karijini National Park - Exmouth

Location: Pilbara, Exmouth, Ningaloo Coast, Ningaloo Reef

Accommodation Name: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort

It’s an epic commute across the Pilbara from inland Karijini to Exmouth on the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Coast. While you’re driving, dream about all the marine creatures that await in Ningaloo Reef. Many fish and cetaceans live here year-round, but some larger-than-life visitors only drop in at certain times, on their migratory path.

Day 7 : Exmouth Free Time

Location: Exmouth, Ningaloo Reef

Accommodation Name: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort

Steel yourself for a few ‘pinch-me’ moments today. You could choose to snorkel (with an ethical operator) over Ningaloo Reef. Time of year pending, you may have whale sharks and possibly humpback whales in your company. Nothing quite prepares you for the initial moment you glimpse these gentle giants up close. Or, spend your day strolling the sand and cruising with dolphins at sunset. The choice is yours.

Day 8 : Exmouth - Carnarvon

Location: Exmouth, Coral Bay, Ningaloo Reef, Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, Carnarvon

Accommodation Name: Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon

You don’t need to get your hair wet to experience the sheer wonderment of Ningaloo Reef. A Coral Bay glass-bottom boat cruise gets you within a whisker of turtles, colourful coral and an embarrassment of fish. You won’t know where to look, although your on-board naturalist will help guide your gaze. From staring at the sea to staring at the stars: your next port of call is the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum. Did you know it played a role in the 1969 moon landing? Just one fascinating fact you’ll learn from your passionate guide.

Day 9 : Carnarvon - Monkey Mia

Location: Carnarvon, Hamelin Pool, Shark Bay, Shell Beach, Monkey Mia

Accommodation Name: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

While stromatolites might sound like something belonging in a cave, these ‘living fossils’ grow in the water at Hamelin Pool. Rock-like in appearance, they’re actually alive, and reveal what life might have been like 3.5-billion years ago. Remarkably, this is the world’s most abundant colony of them. It’s just one of the natural allures of the state’s World Heritage listed Shark Bay, which is also characterised by Shell Beach, formed from billions of coquina bivalve shells.

Day 10 : Monkey Mia Free Time

Location: Monkey Mia

Accommodation Name: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

Sparkling turquoise water, powdery white sand, ochre dunes – Monkey Mia knows how to dial up the drama. And then there are the wild resident dolphins, which famously swim to shore every morning to splash about in the shallows and interact with humans. It’s a hard act to follow. Perhaps choose an optional sunset cruise, or get some perspective of the bay on an optional scenic flight?

Day 11 : Monkey Mia - Geraldton

Location: Monkey Mia, Kalbarri National Park, Hawks Head Lookout, Geraldton, HMAS Sydney Memorial

Accommodation Name: Mantra Geraldton

Kalbarri National Park is known for many things: its gorges, towering coastal cliffs and rare wildlife among them – spot peregrine falcons from Hawks Head Lookout. And then there are the wildflowers, which bloom and blanket much of the countryside in spring, transforming it into a floral wonderland. Arriving in Geraldton, pay homage to sailors lost off the WA coast during WWII at the HMAS Sydney Memorial.

Day 12 : Geraldton - Perth

Location: Geraldton, Nambung National Park, The Pinnacles, Yanchep National Park, Perth

Accommodation Name: Crowne Plaza Perth

Two final wilderness highs provide a fitting end to this journey of contrasts. Within Nambung National Park, the Pinnacles create a moonscape that appears plucked from a science fiction film, its staggering collection of natural limestone structures jutting into the sky. It’s a spiritual place, as is nearby Yanchep National Park. Here, on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, Noongar man Derek Nannup’s Dreamtime stories tell the tale of how the land was created. His tours are hands-on, so expect to taste bush tucker and try the didgeridoo. Arriving in Perth you have a Farewell Dinner to swap contact details with your new friends and reminisce about your western adventure.

Day 13 : Farewell From Perth

Location: Perth

How do you pick a favourite adventure from the last 12 days? You don’t have to – let them all shine in equal measure in your memory.

What's Included

  • Travel Director and Driver Guide

    Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites

    2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Ningaloo Coast & Shark Bay.

  • Premium Hotels

    Centrally located premium hotels

  • Airport Transfers

    Arrival and departure private airport transfers

  • Dining

    12 Full Breakfasts, 8 Dinners with Wine, 1 Farewell Dinner

Mode of Transport

Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm into Broome Airport
Day 13 – flights to depart anytime from Perth Airport
Flights are not included in the holiday price
Return airport to hotel transfers are included in the holiday price

Accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort. The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes: Cable Beach Club Resort, Hospitality Port Hedland, Karijini Eco Retreat, Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon, Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, Mantra Geraldton, Crowne Plaza Perth.

Check out our Q&As

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a holiday with us is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    It is important to adhere to departure times while on tour for the comfort of everyone on-board, and to make sure no one misses out on the planned experiences. The coach will not be able to wait for you, and in some instances, if you miss a departure time you will need to make your own way to the next destination to re-join the tour.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    AAT Kings operated Guided Holidays have competitive single supplement rates available if you prefer to confirm your own room. Or we can match you to share with a guest of the same gender at no extra cost. If we fail to match you, we will accommodate you in a single room at no extra cost.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Over 100 years

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    We will email your documents to you approximately four weeks before your departure date provided you have completed your pre trip registration using the My Travel Portal. If you’ve booked through a travel agent, your documents will be emailed directly to your agent.

Reviews of this operator

Ann Purcell  

Well worth the money

24-Feb-2023

Absolutely wonderful trip. Tastes of southern Australia. Hotels were good quality. Sightseeing was amazing. Manuela our travel director was lovely. A great trip all round

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Lynda Whittingham  

Particularly loved QUEENSTOWN (jet boat) and plane ride over Mt Cook

18-Feb-2023

Great guide “Dexter” who was pleasant and knowledgeable, skilled and pleasant driver, Aaron, interesting activities, and comfortable hotels in good locations. I have been on organized bus trips in different countries and this company stands out. I would travel with them again. Read less

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Trusted Customer  

Milford Sound , West Coast , Queenstown, Christchurch

22-Feb-2023

The most professional tour group i have ever travelled with. Both tour director (Hope) & driver (Dave) had extensive knowledge of NZ. Highly recommended.

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Keith Jones  

Christchurch, Milford Sound and the Franz Joseph Railway journey

02-Mar-2023

Very professional service throughout. Friendly experienced tour guide imparting excellent knowledge and local anecdotes. Friendly professional driver enhanced the overall pleasure. Excellent hotels throughout the holiday.

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Allison Cooper  

Wonderful experience, highlight had to be Uluru so spiritual and beautiful

22-Feb-2023

Very professional. Excellent travel director very knowledgeable and a lovely guy. Amazing experience seeing do many great places.

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