Treasures of the West Coast

23 Days
Darwin to Perth
From (AUD)
$ 11,995
Dates & Pricing

2020 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 is country tied deeply to ancient lore and generations of stories, and a place that will lay claim to your heart.
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 stunning El Questro Wilderness Park. Seek out rich wildlife before visiting the world’s largest diamond mine. Meet a traditional landowner and discover traditional culture and storytelling. 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 Perth.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
NABK
Duration:
23 days
Departure City:
Darwin
Return City:
Perth

Selected Itinerary

23 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Darwin

    Welcome to cosmopolitan Darwin for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Darwin

    Freechoice

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Darwin > Kakadu

    Cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong, spotting crocodiles and birdlife. Enjoy your overnight stay in Kakadu.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Kakadu > Katherine

    Take an optional flight over Kakadu National Park for a bird’s-eye view of the wetlands and rocky terrain
    (at additional cost, please book prior to departure).

    Discover the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Be amazed by the wildlife 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 remarkable culture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Katherine > Kununurra

    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

  6. Day 6 - Kununurra > El Questro

    Take an optional flight over the Bungle Bungles for a bird’s-eye view of these massive sandstone structures (at additional cost, please book prior to departure).

    Enrich

    Your local guide will take you on a tour of Kununurra. Learn about the local importance of the sandalwood tree and 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.

    Take the opportunity to upgrade your stay to the deluxe El Questro Homestead (at additional expense, must be booked prior to departure).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - El Questro

    Freechoice

    Cruise through the Chamberlain Gorge or discover the traditional culture and history of El Questro. Alternatively, join a park ranger on a bird spotting walk.

    Sundowners

    Relax over evening drinks at the airstrip while capturing stunning views of the sunset over the Cockburn Ranges.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - El Questro > Halls Creek

    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. Your overnight stay is at Halls Creek.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Halls Creek > Fitzroy Crossing

    Cruise this afternoon on Geikie Gorge. Look out for sawfish, stingrays and Freshwater crocodiles. Visit a local indigenous art gallery. Spend the night at Fitzroy Crossing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Fitzroy Crossing > Broome

    Enrich

    Meet a traditional landowner at the remarkable Boab prison tree and enjoy a cup of tea with an old drover. 

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Broome

    Freechoice

    Take a tour of Broome on a Harley-Davidson™ Trike or ride camels along the famous Cable Beach.  Alternatively, visit Willie Creek Pearl Farm or enjoy a town tour that includes sunset on Cable Beach.

    Experience the incredible Horizontal Falls on an exhilarating seaplane flight (at additional cost and replaces Scenic Freechoice activities. Please book prior to departure).

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Broome > Port Hedland

    Explore the Pilbara and view some of the world’s most ancient landscapes. 

    Enrich

    Discover the secrets of Port Hedland from your afternoon Port Hedland Harbour Cruise. 

    Overnight stay in Port Hedland.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Port Hedland > Karijini National Park

    Put on your hard hat for a tour of the Mount Tom Price iron ore mine. Stay overnight in Karijini.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Karijini National Park > Karratha

    Explore the ancient gorges and waterfalls of Karijini National Park. Visit Fortescue Falls and the Dale and Joffre Gorges for astounding views. Later, view the spectacular Hamersley Range with its sheer walls of rock, layered in many colours. Stay overnight in Karratha.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Karratha > Exmouth

    Travel along the North West Coastal highway to Exmouth for a two night stay at your gorgeous beach resort.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Exmouth

    Start your day with a Ningaloo Reef coral viewing cruise before visiting 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

  17. Day 17 - Exmouth > Carnarvon

    Explore Coral Bay where the turquoise blue of the ocean meets the sandy bay at Ningaloo Reef. Visit the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, before arriving at your hotel in Carnarvon for your overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Carnarvon > Monkey Mia

    Travel to Hamelin Pool to see the world’s best known colony of stromatolites. Enjoy two nights at Monkey Mia, home to Bottlenose dolphins.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Monkey Mia

    This morning, cherish the 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

  20. Day 20 - Monkey Mia > Geraldton

    See Shell Beach then continue to Kalbarri National Park and stop at Hawks Head for views of Murchison River Gorge. At Geraldton visit the HMAS Sydney memorial before arriving at your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Geraldton > Perth

    Marvel at the extraordinary Pinnacles during your visit to Nambung National Park. Enjoy a two night Special Stay in Perth.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  22. Day 22 - Perth

    Freechoice

    Journey to Rottnest Island for a chance to spot a quokka or partake in a food and wine trail through Swan Valley. Alternatively, take a walking tour of Perth or enjoy a half day morning city explorer tour and cruise of Perth and Fremantle.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Perth

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Highlights
  • Watch the Kimberley sky change colours while sipping on Sundowners at El Questro
  • Enjoy dinner as you watch the sun set on a Katherine Gorge cruise
  • See the amazing colours of the ocean at Coral Bay
  • Visit Litchfield National Park with its unusual termite mounds
  • Watch the Bottlenose dolphins at play in the waters of Monkey Mia

Handcrafted luxury inclusions
  • Fully escorted group touring
  • 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 19 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 2 Scenic Sundowners event
  • 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 41 meals – 22 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 18 dinners (D)
  • Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability