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Treasures of the West Coast

From Darwin to Perth, our 23 day journey takes in the wonders of Kakadu National Park, Katherine, El Questro, Broome, Port Hedland, Exmouth and Monkey Mia.

23 Day
From (AUD)
$ 10,895
  • 2017 Darwin > Perth

    Big sky country

    The west coast of this wide, brown land features some of the most spectacular and rare landscapes in the world. Big skies, deep gorges, plains that stretch to the horizon and all the colours of the rainbow. It’s country tied deeply to ancient lore and generations of stories. A place that will lay claim to your heart – and you won’t mind one bit.

    From sultry Darwin you’ll make your way down the coast. The prehistoric and incredibly beautiful Katherine Gorge will astound with its sparkling waters and deep sandstone cliffs, before you find yourself in rich farming country and the unique El Questro Wilderness Park. Discover traditional Aboriginal culture and story, seek out rich wildlife before visiting the world’s largest diamond mine. Spend time in an Aboriginal community, ride a camel along the famous Cable Beach or get up close with a friendly bottlenose dolphin in the turquoise waters of Monkey Mia before arriving in lovely Perth.

    Tour Code:

    NABK

    Duration:

    23 Days

    Departure City:

    Darwin

    Return City:

    Perth

  • 23 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Darwin
      Highlights:
      Welcome dinner

      Welcome to cosmopolitan Darwin. Enjoy a two night stay.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Darwin
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Cruise on the Adelaide River, home to the ‘jumping crocodiles’ or take a day trip to Litchfield National Park. Alternatively enjoy a cruise on Darwin Harbour, take the jump-on-jump-off bus around town or the WWII Bombing of Darwin tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3 - Darwin > Kakadu
      Highlights:
      Billabong Cruise

      On your wetlands cruise this morning be amazed at the variety of bird life. Enjoy an overnight stay in Kakadu.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Kakadu > Katherine
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Katherine Gorge Cruise

      Optional flight - Take an optional flight over Kakadu National Park for a bird’s eye view of the wetlands and rocky terrain. Additional expense.

      Discover the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Be amazed by the fauna and Aboriginal art. Your home for tonight is Katherine.

      Enrich

      Your dinner cruise through Katherine Gorge will transport you into the spiritual world of the Jawoyn people and their beautiful culture.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Katherine > Kununurra
      Highlights:
      Ord River Cruise

      Explore the largest lake in the Southern Hemisphere, Lake Argyle, before joining your cruise down the spectacular Ord River. Relax tonight at Kununurra.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Kununurra > El Questro
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Farming tour

      Optional flight - Optional flight over the Bungle Bungles gives you a chance to see the orange and black strips of these massive sandstone structures. Additional expense.

      Enrich

      Your local guide will take you on a tour of Kununurra. Learn about the local importance of the sandalwood tree plus discover the Ord River Irrigation Scheme.

      Follow the Cockburn Range to the acclaimed El Questro Wilderness Park and your Special Stay for the next two nights at Emma Gorge in unique, deluxe tented cabins.

      Optional homestead stay - Opportunity to upgrade your stay to the deluxe El Questro Homestead. An exclusive retreat perched atop the magnificent Chamberlain gorge. This will substitute accommodation and touring activities. Additional expense and must be booked before departure.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - El Questro
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Choose between cruising through the Chamberlain Gorge or discover the traditional culture and history of El Questro. Alternatively relax with a picnic hamper or join a park ranger on a bird spotting walk.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - El Questro > Halls Creek
      Highlights:
      Argyle Diamond Mine

      Admire the striking colours of the massive Carr Boyd Ranges as you travel to the world’s largest single producers of diamonds, the Argyle Diamond Mine. Join your indigenous guide for a tour and lunch. Our overnight stay tonight is at Halls Creek.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Halls Creek > Fitzroy Crossing
      Highlights:
      Geike Gorge cruise
      Enrich

      Visit the Yiyili Aboriginal Community School for a chance to meet the principal, hear about the school and see the local artwork.

      Cruise this afternoon on Geikie Gorge. Look out for sawfish, stingrays and freshwater crocodiles. Overnight is spent at Fitzroy Crossing.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Fitzroy Crossing > Broome
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Boab prison tree
      Enrich

      Meet a traditional land owner at the remarkable Boab prison tree. Enjoy a cup of tea with an old drover and reminisce about the Kimberley cattle industry of old.

      Optional flight - Optional scenic flight over the Buccaneer Archipelago including Horizontal Falls. Additional expense.

      Continue on to Broome with its white sandy beaches and tropical waters. Enjoy a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Broome
      Highlights:
      Freechoice and Freechoice Dining
      Freechoice

      Either a tour of Broome on a Harley Davidson Trike or riding camels along the famous Cable Beach. Alternatively visit the Willie Creek Pearl Farm or enjoy a hovercraft tour along the coast.

      FreechoiceDining

      Dine at Kichi Kichi restaurant or Zanders, both on Cable Beach or at the Bali Hai Café.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Broome > Port Hedland
      Highlights:
      The Pilbara

      Discover the Pilbara and view some of the world’s most ancient natural landscapes. See Port Hedland’s harbour before your overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Port Hedland > Karijini National Park
      Highlights:
      Tom Price Iron Ore Mine

      Put on your hard hat for a tour of the Mt Tom Price iron ore mine. Overnight stay at Karijini National Park.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Karijini National Park > Karratha
      Highlights:
      Karijini National Park

      Visit Fortescue Falls and the Dale and Joffre Gorges of Karijini National Park for astounding views.
      View the spectacular Hamersley Range with its sheer walls of rock, layered in many colours. Stay at Karratha tonight.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Karratha > Exmouth
      Highlights:
      North West Gas Project

      Travel along the North West Coastal highway to Exmouth, your home for the next two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Exmouth
      Highlights:
      Ningaloo Reef

      Start your day with a Ningaloo Reef coral viewing cruise. Visit historic Vlamingh Head Lighthouse for stunning views over Lighthouse Bay.

      Sundowners

      Enjoy a drink at the resort’s bar and watch the trawlers head out to begin their evening’s work.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Exmouth > Carnarvon
      Highlights:
      Coral Bay

      Explore Coral Bay where the turquoise blue of the ocean meets the sandy bay with Ningaloo Reef underneath. You’ll spend the night at Carnarvon.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Carnarvon > Monkey Mia
      Highlights:
      Hamelin Pool Stromatolites

      Travel to Hamelin Pool to see the world’s best known colony of stromatolites. Accommodation for the next two nights is at Monkey Mia, home to bottlenosed dolphins.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Monkey Mia
      Highlights:
      Freechoice

      This morning you have an opportunity to see the dolphins under the supervision of a national park ranger.

      Freechoice

      Cruise through Shark Bay searching for dugong or sail into the sunset. Alternatively dine on damper as you listen to stories of the Dreamtime.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 20 - Monkey Mia > Geraldton
      Highlights:
      Kalbarri National Park

      See Shell Beach then continue on to the Kalbarri National Park. Stop at Hawks Head for views of the Murchison River gorges. At Geraldton visit the HMAS Sydney memorial before arriving at your hotel for an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Geraldton > Perth
      Highlights:
      The Pinnacles

      Be amazed at the Pinnacles today as part of your visit to Nambung National Park. Continue to Perth, your final hotel is a Special Stay for your last two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 22 - Perth
      Highlights:
      Freechoice and Farewell dinner
      Freechoice

      Journey to Rottnest Island for a chance to spot the unique quokka or partake in a food and wine trail through Swan Valley. Take a walking tour of Perth or alternatively cruise to the Port of Fremantle or enjoy an Upper Swan Valley lunch cruise.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 23 - Perth
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      After breakfast bid farewell to your new friends, before returning home with many great memories.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 4 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 24 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 1 Sundowners event
    • 2 memorable Special Stays
    • 43 meals – 22 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 20 dinners