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22 Day Darwin to Perth – Overland Adventure Tour

from $3,790.00$2,990.00

Explore Australia’s North West, from Darwin, through the Kimberley and Karijini National Park and down the remote West Coast. Enroute we will have you swimming in pristine waterholes, discovering the World Heritage-listed Bungle Bungles, exploring rugged desert gorges, kicking back on endless white sandy beaches, snorkelling over colourful coral reefs, telling tall stories round a campfire under a sparkling night sky… and much more! Take the road less travelled and enjoy this quintessential Aussie outback experience with us.

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All about the 22 Day Darwin to Perth – Overland Adventure Tour.

Explore Australia’s North West, from Darwin, through the Kimberley and Karijini National Park and down the remote West Coast. Enroute we will have you swimming in pristine waterholes, discovering the World Heritage-listed Bungle Bungles, exploring rugged desert gorges, kicking back on endless white sandy beaches, snorkelling over colourful coral reefs, telling tall stories round a campfire under a sparkling night sky… and much more! Take the road less travelled and enjoy this quintessential Aussie outback experience with us.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Inclusions

Experienced Guide
Meals as specified
Camping & Backpacker Dorm Share Accommodation
Four FREE nights in Broome
Sandboarding
National Park Entry Fees

Options

Abseiling – allow approx $30pp
Swimming with Manta Rays – allow approx $180pp
Swimming with Whale Sharks (seasonal, April to July only) – allow $350-$370pp
Glass Bottom Boat Rides – allow approx $50pp
Kayaking – allow approx $30ph
Sunset Cruise Lake Argyle – allow approx $30pp

Your Tour Guide can assist with booking these optional activities en route. Due to a limited season and high demand, swimming with Whale Sharks can be difficult to book locally. If you do not want to risk missing out we recommend you pre-book with Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours in Exmouth for Day 18 of this tour.

  1. Day 1 Darwin to Katherine Region

    This overland adventure kicks off from the Northern Territory’s tropical capital with a drive south to Nitmiluk National Park. Depending on the season, your adventure will get underway with a swim in the natural pool by the base of Edith Falls or an optional cruise through the croc-filled waters of Katherine Gorge. After lunch it’s on to our private campsite on the edge of Nitmiluk, where you have the option of spending the night in a permanent tent or snuggled up in a swag (an Aussie bedroll). (LD)

  2. Day 2 Katherine to Lake Argyle

    The Outback of the Kimberley region, which spreads across the northern region of Western Australia, is not as flat, dry and barren as many first expect. Today we’ll visit enormous Lake Argyle, which looks perfectly at home despite being entirely man-made. You have the option of taking a cruise and looking for native fauna have settled here in huge numbers – try to spy crocs, wallabies and rare birds. Soak up the backdrop of mountains-turned-islands as we explore some of the 700 square kilometre surface of the lake, then turn into camp under some seriously starry skies. (BLD)

  3. Day 3 Purnululu National Park: Bungle Bungles

    Via Kununurra we travel south to Purnululu National Park, home of the World Heritage-listed Bungle Bungles. The distinctive sandstone towers of the Bungle Bungle Range only became known to wider Australia when a group of documentary filmmakers stumbled across them in 1982. Travelling by both foot and vehicle, we’ll take you through the craggy gorges, past unique rock formations, and to hidden waterholes. The day closes with a stunning Kimberley sunset witnessed from this evening’s bush camp. (BLD)

  4. Day 4 Purnululu National Park: Bungle Bungles

    Today is all about getting to know the Bungle Bungles proper. First stop for the day is the ever-narrowing gap of Echidna Chasm. Formed over millions of years by water flowing through an opening in the sandstone, the path winds through palm-filled gorges up to 200 metres high though in parts only 1-2 metres wide. Next, trade the tight spaces of Echidna Chasm for the wide-open natural amphitheatre of Cathedral Gorge. From feeling dwarfed by these giant rock structures, get a very different perspective with a helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungles. Though an optional activity at extra cost, this is definitely an experience worth shelling out for. (BLD)

  5. Day 5 Bungle Bungles to El Questro

    Hit the road again, this time passing Warmun (Turkey Creek) and the Durack Ranges on the way to El Questro. Not too long ago, it was mostly cattle that got to enjoy the million-acre sprawl of El Questro. Thankfully for the rest of us, the owners recognised the beauty they had on their hands and turned it into a wilderness park in 1991. Arriving at our campsite, there’ll be time for a beer or two at the Swinging Arm Bar before dinner. (BLD)

  6. Day 6 El Questro Station

    At almost double the size of Luxembourg in Europe, there are plenty of scenic spots to explore in El Questro. On the drive in you will have got some clue as to the huge cliffs, deep gorges, waterfalls and swimming holes contained in the Cockburn Ranges, but now you’ll be exploring them on foot. Walk to Emma Gorge, cool off in a waterfall-fed subtropical pool and bliss out in the thermal springs of Zebedee. (BLD)

  7. Day 7 Gibb River Road & Mt Barnett

    Fording rivers and weaving through gorges, travel by 4WD along the wild Gibb River Road – a 600-kilometre stretch that winds right through the heart of the Kimberley. We’ve got a fair bit of ground to cover today, so there is a fair bit of drive time, but we’ll be breaking the journey up with lunch and at a few stop-offs along the way. Tonight’s camp is at Mt Barnett station located very close to Manning Gorge. (BLD)

  8. Day 8 Day 8 Bell Gorge & Windjana Gorge

    The western Kimberley region is full of endless stunning gorges that have to be explored and this morning is no exception. After breakfast we adventure to Bell Gorge home to a stunning cascade of water flowing from the previous wet season rains that fall in the King Leopold Ranges. We camp overnight at Windjana Gorge, a segment of 375 million-year-old reef, that was once underwater. Cut through by the Lennard River, which runs during the wet season then breaks up into little billabongs during the dry, this gorge attracts many species of bird and bat and is a great spot to see wild freshwater crocodiles. (BLD)

  9. Day 9 Day 9 Tunnel Creek

    The major attraction this morning is Tunnel Creek, an extensive limestone cave system that extends 750m underground. Inside, shards of sunlight stream in through crevices, little bats flutter about and enormous stalactites rear down from the ceiling. In the late 1800s, an indigenous man called Jandamarra waged a one-man uprising against European settlers, becoming a hero to his people. You’ll hear a bit about his legacy during a tour through Tunnel Creek, then make the final drive on to Broome, hopefully arriving in time for a stunning Cable Beach sunset. (BLD)

  10. Day 10 Days 10-12 Broome

    On day 10 we enjoy a Broome sights tour, learning about the rich history of the area in the pearling industry and take the truck onto the beach for a picnic afternoon, with perhaps a few beach games.Then with 2 free days there is plenty of time to sit back and relax on the beautiful Cable Beach or get out and about and explore the area. Venture up the Dampier Peninsula on a 1 Day Cape Leveque Adventure. (BLD/B/B)

  11. Day 11 Broome

    With 2 free days here in Broome there is plenty of time to sit back and relax on the beautiful Cable Beach or get out and about and explore the area. (B/B)

  12. Day 12 Broome

    With 2 free days here in Broome there is plenty of time to sit back and relax on the beautiful Cable Beach or get out and about and explore the area. (B/B)

  13. Day 13 Eighty Mile Beach & The Pilbara

    Departing Broome we cross the Great Sandy Desert, calling in at the coastal oasis of Eighty Mile Beach along the way where we can take a stroll along the beautiful white sand beach. We travel further South through Port Hedland checking out the enormous iron ore industry before setting up camp for an overnight station stay in the Pilbara Region where you’ll get to know your fellow travelers around the campfire. (LD)

  14. Day 14 Karijini National Park

    This morning we make our way to the remote but spectacular Karijini National Park, where we spend the next three days exploring the ancient gorges and stunning swimming holes. (BLD)

  15. Day 15 Karijini National Park

    We begin our Karijini experience with a visit to the Karijini Cultural Centre before heading for Fortesque Falls where you will be rewarded with a refreshing swim. The next two days are spent exploring, swimming and relaxing in the magnificent Karijini gorges. (BLD)

  16. Day 16 Karijini National Park

    One of the oldest landscapes on earth – the region will continue to amaze you. We will explore a number of gorges including Weano Gorge, Oxers Lookout, Hancock Gorge, amongst others. Overnight camp in Karijini. (BLD)

  17. Day 17 Exmouth

    Leaving Karijini, we travel through the vast bush land and station country on our way to Exmouth and onto our accommodation for the night - our semi-permanent camp on the beautiful Yardi Creek Station. (BLD)

  18. Day 18 Coral Bay

    Enjoy a day of freedom and relaxation. Go snorkeling (equipment provided) or diving, search for whale sharks (seasonal and at own expense) or view Vlamingh Head Lighthouse then choose to laze on the pristine beach at Turquoise Bay and soak up the sunshine. On the afternoon of Day 18 we make the short trip to beautiful Coral Bay. (BLD)

  19. Day 19 Coral Bay

    Spend the entire day snorkeling the world famous Ningaloo Reef and seeing the marine life that lives under the waterline. Alternatively, thrill-seekers can choose one of the many optional activities including quad biking, coral viewing cruises and scuba diving (at own expense). (BLD/BLD/BLD)

  20. Day 20 Carnarvon & Shell Beach

    Heading south we cross the Tropic of Capricorn and pass through the town of Carnarvon, famous for its bananas. We call in at unique Shell Beach – made up entirely of tiny shells before continuing on to Monkey Mia where you will be able to say hello to the famous wild dolphins that live here. (BLD)

  21. Day 21 Monkey Mia, Shark Bay & Kalbarri National Park

    Time this morning to visit your new best friends, the dolphins, before exploring the Shark Bay World Heritage area. We stop to view the stromatolites – the oldest living organisms in the world – before heading South for Kalbarri. Time permitting we will be able to view the Murchison Gorge and Natures Window this afternoon before arriving in this seaside resort town. (BLD)

  22. Day 22 Pinnacles Desert & Perth

    Departing via the coastal gorges of the Kalbarri National Park, we head to the beautiful seaside town of Dongara before travelling South through the fascinating landscape of the Nambung National Park and checking out the famous Pinnacle Desert. We then make our way to Perth arriving in the early evening where our tour concludes. (BL)

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Full details of Accommodation

Night 1 For our first night we enjoy the comfort of our private Katherine Safari Camp. Our Permanent Tents feature twin beds while the shared amenities, including toilets and hot showers, are located nearby.

Nights 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 &13 Camping in National Parks and on Cattle Stations involves dome tents (twinshare) and swags. Most camp sites have on site ablutions including hot showers and flush toilets.

Nights 3 & 4 Camping in Purnululu National Park is at the public campground, managed by the Department of Parks & Wildlife. Facilities are basic with National Park drop toilets only.

Nights 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20 & 21 Dorm Style Accommodation is multishare in local properties chosen for their ideal location and quality facilities. These could be in budget motels, backpackers or remote area cattle stations. Shared amenities include hot showers, flush toilets, swimming pool, kitchen and dining area.

Nights 14, 15 & 16 We have our own private camps at Yardie Creek Station and on the grounds of the Karijini Eco Retreat in Karajini National Park. These camps have twinshare dome tents on platforms and stretcher beds and exclusive-use kitchen areas. Shared facilities are nearby and include hot showers and flush toilets.

What to Bring

It is recommended that you bring a torch, broad-brimmed hat with sun visor for all round sun protection, sunscreen, swimming costume and towel, good walking/trekking shoes, insect repellent, a personal water bottle, warm clothes for the evening (particularly if travelling in Winter), personal toiletries and first aid, with any personal medication required.

You will also need to bring a pillow and a sleeping bag. 10ºC sleeping bags are available for sale at $35pp – these must be requested with our office prior to travel and can be kept following your trip or donated to local indigenous communities.

Notes

  • Your tour vehicle may be branded as Adventure Tours Australia, Western Exposure or Kimberley Wild Expeditions, but this tour is operated by Adventure Tours Australia.
  • Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, traditional owner and national park requirements.
  • National Park rules request that only biodegradable soap products are used whilst in National Parks.
  • Due to distances covered, this trip involves early departures on some mornings and frequent stops between destinations.
  • This tour is not suitable for children.
  • Wild Expeditions reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure.
  • Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure.
  • It is your responsibility to advise Wild Expeditions if you have any special dietary requirements or medical conditions (including allergies) well ahead of departure.
  • Are you over 70 years old? Due to the remote location and challenging nature of our extended camping tours it is essential for older travellers to review and sign our Medical Form to ensure you can participate fully in the itinerary.
  • It is you or your clients’ responsibility to contact Wild Expeditions with your preferred accommodation pick up point. Please contact our inside sales teams for information on other available pick up points. If we do not hear from you, we will assume you will make your way to our default pick up point as listed on this document. We will not be responsible for missed pick-ups (and a missed tour) if we do not receive notification from you or your travel agent, and if you are not at the default pick up point at the appropriate time.
  • This tour is a Combination of two separate tours: 10 Day Darwin to Broome and the 10 Day Broome to Perth. It may therefore have different guides for each stretch.
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