Broome to Perth 11-day Tour

Our Broome to Perth 11-Day Tour gives you the opportunity to experience all the highlights of Western Australia - prepare to be blown away by the sheer scale and beauty of the landscapes and experiences that await you! Some of the activities include swimming with the Whale Sharks (in season), sunset quad bike tour at Coral Bay, Dolphin Cruise at Monkey Mia, Karijini National Park, tour beside the Rio Tinto Iron Ore Railway Line in the Pilbara, Snorkelling on the Ningaloo Reef, and a Cruise on Yardie Creek.

  • Double/Twin Share (per person):$11,311

  • Single: $13,053

Note: This tour is tailored for 4 people. For Groups of five or six we are able to tailor this tour and depart on your requested dates. Contact us for tour info and rates.

Tour Highlights

  • Eighty Mile Beach
  • View the North-West Shelf Gas Plant
  • Spinifex Hills Studios
  • Ancient Aboriginal Rock Art
  • Tour the Rio Tinto Rail Access Road between Tom Price and Karratha
  • Karijini National Park
  • Shark Bay World Heritage Park – Stromatolites, Shell Beach, Eagle Point, Monkey Mia Dolphins
  • Carnarvon where central desert reaches to ocean
  • Natures Window and Z Bend Kalbarri National Park
  • Visit HMAS Sydney Memorial Geraldton
  • Yardie Creek Cruise
  • Dolphin Cruise
  • Pristine Ningaloo Reef Cape Range National Park
  • Snorkelling at iconic Turquoise Bay
  • Glass bottom boat coral viewing and snorkel over the coral at Coral Bay
  • OTC Satellite Earth Station
  • Shell Beach
  • Pearl Farm visit
  • Monkey Mia Dolphins
  • Turquoise beaches and soaring cliffs
  • Steep cliffs of the Murchison Gorges
  • Pinnacles Nambung National Park


TOUR DEPARTURES FROM BROOME 2018

 

Depart Broome 01 April     Arrive Perth Wed 11 April        

Depart Broome 21 April     Arrive Perth Fri 04 May        

Depart Broome12 May       Arrive Perth Fri 25 May      

Depart Broome 02 June     Arrive Perth Fri 15 June        

Depart Broome 23 Jun       Arrive Perth Fri 06 July      

Depart Broome 14 Jul        Arrive Perth Fri 27 July         

Depart Broome 04 Aug      Arrive Perth Fri 17 Aug         

Depart Broome 25 Aug      Arrive Perth Fri 01 Sept        

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Day 1 -Broome  

This morning we meet you at either the Broome airport, or collect you from your hotel, or Kimberley Cruises adventure. We will spend the day in Broome itself, including browsing galleries and shops (with ample time to make any special Broome memory purchases).

Enjoy a delicious lunch at the iconic Matso's Brewery overlooking Roebuck Bay, before journeying one hour to our unique accommodation - the Ramada Eco Beach Resort. This multi-award-winning eco resort is set amongst the pristine and untouched Kimberley environment. Located 130 km south of Broome it provides guests with an unforgettable and unique experience.

Accommodation: Ramada Eco Beach Resort


Day 2 - Eco Beach to Port Hedland

Eighty Mile Beach

This morning we will be traveling parallel to 80 Mile Beach and skirting the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. We will stop for a lunch break at Eighty Mile Beach, which is a perfect place to find shells, take a dip and go for a walk on the spectacular beach. Continue south we will pass over the De Grey River, and head to Port Hedland, a coastal mining town renowned for its iron ore exports.   

Our last stop of the day is at the Spinifex Hills Studios, which is home to the Spinifex Hill Artists (SHA). This group are Port Hedland’s only professional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artist collective. You will be able to talk to the artists and maybe buy a painting to take home as a memento of your Western Australian adventure.

Accommodation: Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland


Day 3 - Port Hedland to Karratha

Point Samson, Burrup Peninsula, Dampier Rock Art, Red Dog Memorial

Port Hedland is one of the world’s largest and busiest ports, exporting Iron Ore from the Pilbara region. To get sweeping views of the port we will head to the Marrapikurinya Park on the waters' edge in the historic West End. Another vantage point can be found at Redbank Bridge, the perfect place to spot the incredibly long (up to 3 kms) BHP Billiton trains, which transport iron ore from Mount Whaleback in Newman to the port.  

Travelling south, we arrive at Karratha. This modern town was developed in the 1960’s to accommodate the processing and exportation workforce of the Hamersley Iron Mining Company and, in the 1980s, the petroleum and liquefied natural gas operations of the North-West Shelf Venture. The name Karratha comes from the cattle station from which land was reclaimed and in the local Aboriginal language means 'good country' or 'soft earth'.Today is explore the amazing Karratha region to specifically to see extraordinary highlights

Today we explore the region surrounding Karratha, including the famous Red Dog Memorial and the Dampier Rock Art Precinct. This region comprises the 42 islands and islets of the Dampier Archipelago (including the Burrup Peninsula) and contains the highest concentration of rock ‘carvings’ in the world, dated between 6,000 and 20,000 years.

Deep Gorge situated on the Burrup Peninsula is a wonderful natural record of Aboriginal culture. This area is recognised as one of the most prolific Aboriginal rock art sites in Australia. Over 10,000 individual rock engravings (petroglyphs) and etchings have been located in this archaeologically rich region. The collection of rock engravings number over one million across the Dampier Archipelago and Burrup Peninsula, many depicting images of the now extinct Thylacine (Tasmanian tiger). Prepare to be taken back in time and walk along the dry creek of this amazing gorge.

We will visit Hearson’s Cove, one of Western Australia’s prettiest beaches. Be sure to have your swimming costume handy as this is a beautiful spot to bathe. After a refreshing swim, we will visit scenic Point Samson which was at one time the third largest port in the north of WA after Geraldton and Carnarvon. A stop at the North-West Shelf Project Visitors Centre will give you the chance to learn about the gas processing from ship to shore.

Accommodation: The Ranges, Karratha


Day 4 - Karratha to Karijini National Park

Karratha, Tom Price, Karijini Eco Resort

This morning we tour into the heart of the Pilbara region and visit the Millstream-Chichester National Park. This park covers an area of approximately 200,000 hectares around the Fortescue River, the heartland of the Yindjibarndi people, this lush oasis of deep gorges and palm-fringed rock pools provides a stark contrast to the surrounding landscape of rocky escarpments and rolling spinifex-covered hills.

We will visit some of the most scenic attractions in this region, including Python Pool, Crossing Pool and Deep Reach, which is accessible only by unsealed roads. The run-off from the Hamersley Ranges flows via the Fortescue River into an underground aquifer that feeds the waters of WA’s Millstream-Chichester National Park. This natural reserve is believed to contain more than 1,700 million cubic metres of water and cover an area of almost 2,000 square kilometres.

Attracted by the bounty of water, early European settlers established an active pastoral station here, which remained in operation for over 100 years. Today, the original Millstream Homestead houses the Millstream Visitor Centre and museum, which we will visit.

In the afternoon, we will be traveling on the Tom Price Railway Road which is owned by Rio Tinto. These roads were built to provide maintenance access to their railway line, and include more than 1400 km of gravel road running through the Pilbara. We will be touring alongside the railway line to give you the opportunity to see long double engine trains carrying iron ore to Karratha.

In the late afternoon, we will arrive into to Karijini National Park, Western Australia’s second largest national park. The scenery driving in to Karijini National Park is extraordinary and a wonderful introduction of your time in this part of Western Australia.

Accommodation: Karijini Eco Resort


Day 5 - Karijini National Park

Today explore the spectacular Karijini National Park. Two billion years in the making, Karijini is one of Australia’s largest and most incredible national parks. Follow a trail or tour through some of the oldest rock formations on Earth, explore deep canyons, cavernous gorges, crystal clear rock pools and waterfalls. Bring your bathers to luxuriate in the pools.

Enjoy a walk among the mulga, spinifex, eucalypts, melaleuca and some 50 varieties of acacia, keeping a keen eye out for the euro (rock wallaby), dingoes, 133 species of birds and 92 species of amphibians and reptiles.

We will be visiting Dales Gorge, Joffre Gorge, Fortescue Falls and Fern Pool, Oxer Look Out and more.

Accommodation: Karijini Eco Resort


Day 6 - Karijini to Exmouth

Tom Price Nanutarra, Hamersley Gorge, Karijini National Park

Today’s highlights include the ever-changing landscape which is characteristic of the Ashburton outback station countryside, and a visit to the Nanutarra Roadhouse and Station which was established in 1879. Nanutarra Station and Paraburdoo is a 40-year-old purpose built mining town that lies on the desert fringe of the Hamersley Ranges. It is renowned for its beautiful scenery, wildlife diversity and interesting short history - including UFO sightings, the discovery of 200-year-old bones and royal visits.

We cross over the enormous Ashburton River, which floods extensively in the wet season fed be cyclones rejuvenating a vast region, and make our way down the North West Coastal Hwy to Exmouth for our two-night stay.

Accommodation: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, Exmouth


Day 7 - Exmouth Region

Cape Range National Park, Yardie Creek, Turquoise Bay

We will spend today enjoying all the highlights of Exmouth, including a drive along the Indian Ocean Ningaloo Reef side of Cape Range National Park to visit scenic sights.

Join a cruise at Yardie Creek. Enjoy the stunning gorges, unique flora and fauna, aboriginal history and the beautiful natural environment. After lunch, we head off to swim and snorkel at the famous Turquoise Bay. Drift over the colourful coral and see fish, rays and turtles.

Accommodation: Mantaray l Ningaloo Resort Exmouth


Day 8 – Exmouth to Carnarvon

Exmouth, Coral Bay, Charles Knife Gorge, Space and Technology Museum

After leaving Exmouth we visit the Charles Knife Gorge for fabulous views of Exmouth Gulf. Enjoy a drive on the top of Cape Range with deep gully’s and gorges dropping away below us, and a stop at the historic Wapet Oil Well No. 3 site.

We will stop at Coral Bay for a swim and/or snorkel over the nearby coral and enjoy a relaxing lunch by the beach. After our meal, we will drive to Carnarvon; a diverse and laidback town where the outback meets the coast. Carnarvon is recognised as a food bowl region, well known for its bananas, mangos, and luscious seafood. There is a rich indigenous culture, as well as stations producing wool and cattle.

We visit Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, Carnarvon Tracking Station and the OTC Satellite Earth Station. The station was built to support NASA’s Gemini, Apollo and Skylab programs. This is Carnarvon’s newest and highly rated tourist attraction; great fun for the kids, and the adults will learn all about how Carnarvon’s played its part in the space race. A

Accommodation: Carnarvon Best Western Motel


Day 9 - Carnarvon to Shark Bay Monkey Mia

Carnarvon, Denham, Monkey Mia Cruise

From Carnarvon, we journey to the Shark Bay World Heritage Area and marvel at the astonishing world-class natural attractions in the region. Shark Bay is well known for its white beaches, turquoise waters and rust-red sand dunes. It is primarily renowned for both its terrestrial and marine life. It is nature at its most pure.

We will stop at Hamelin Pool to view to view Stromatolites, which are one of the earliest forms of life to evolve on our planet. Living fossils, part of the earth’s evolutionary history. Further up we will visit Shell Beach which is home to billions of tiny Cardiid Cockle; the 60 km stretch of beach is covered to a depth of some seven to ten metres. A stop at Eagle Bluff will give you a scenic view over the coast; you might be lucky enough to spot Lemon Sharks, Stingrays, Turtles or Dugongs.

Our last stop for today is Monkey Mia Resort. Before dinner go for a walk along the beach to see the Dolphins or go for a refreshing swim.

Accommodation: Monkey Mia Resort


Day 10 - Monkey Mia to Kalbarri

Monkey Mia Cruise, Kalbarri

This morning, our second last day of the Broome to Perth tour, experience a very special breakfast whilst watching the dolphins come in close to the shore. After breakfast walk to the beach to see dolphin feeding and hear all about their lives in Shark Bay.

Join a three-hour boat cruise to see the dolphins in their natural environment and other wonderful sea creatures of the Shark Bay area, including dugongs, turtles, stingrays, lemon sharks, nervous sharks and sponge dolphins.

After lunch, we leave the Shark Bay World Heritage National Park and drive down to Kalbarri, which is nestled at the Murchison River mouth and surrounded by stunning coastline, soaring river gorges and protected bays. We will visit the amazing Kalbarri National Park for spectacular views of the Murchison River Gorges to see The Loop and Nature’s Window; a natural rock arch that frames the upstream views.

Accommodation:  Edge Resort Kalbarri


Day 11 - Kalbarri to Perth

Pinnacles, Geraldton, Kalbarri

Departing Kalbarri, we will see stunning coastal gorges and magnificent scenery on our drive along the coast, including Hutt Lagoon and the vivid pink Salt Lake where beta-carotene is harvested for commercial use, and Pot Alley.

We will make our way down the coast to Geraldton. This bustling town is the commercial centre for the Mid-West region, exporting Iron Ore, Mineral Sands, Wheat, Barley and Western Australian Rock Lobster. Whilst in Geraldton we visit the beautifully designed HMAS Sydney Memorial, which features a silver dome of 645 seagulls to represent the loss of HMAS Sydney sailors. We also stop at the St Francis Xavier Cathedral which was built in stages from 1914 to its eventual opening in 1938. The Byzantine style architecture of this cathedral is one of Monsignor John Hawes' greatest masterpieces.

Still in Geraldton we explore the Yamaji Art Centre which is Aboriginal owned and operated and provides professional services to support and develop Aboriginal artists living in the Lower Murchison region of Yamaji Country.

After lunch at Dongara, we will visit the Pinnacles in the Nambung National Park. The Pinnacles Desert contains many thousands of limestone pillars, resembling an ancient ruin. In geological terms the Pinnacles are a modern phenomenon, beginning to form as 'recently' as three and a half million years ago, and appearing as they are today between two million and twenty thousand years ago. Astonishing!

The final part of our 11-day Broome to Perth adventure involves a leisurely drive into the Perth CBD where we will transfer you to your accommodation, or airport.