10 Day West Coast 4WD Tour

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This ultimate road trip winds its way from Perth to Coral Bay and Exmouth to Australia’s Coral Coast. Encounter one of Australia’s most unique landscapes, the Pinnacles Desert, be stunned by the rugged gorges at Kalbarri and drift weightlessly over coral reefs at Ningaloo Marine Park. In Western Australia’s second-largest national park, rock pools inviting you to swim. Discover billions of years of Australian history. A fantastic journey with 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Shark Bay and Ningaloo Coast!

Tour Highlights

  • 4×4 Tour
  • 2 UNESCO World Heritage
  • Pinnacles (Nambung National Park)
  • Abrolhos Islands by plane
  • Kalbarri National Park
  • Shark Bay World Heritage Area with Shell Beach and Stromatolites
  • Monkey Mia Dolphins
  • Glass-Bottom-Boat Tour in Coral Bay / Ningaloo Reef
  • Karijini National Park

Tour Itinerary

(B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner (SD) Specialty Dinner

1
Perth - Geralton
Day 1
Perth - Geralton
After pick up from your hotel we are leaving Perth headed north along the coast towards Cervantes, the entrance to Nambung National Park. The Pinnacles are among the most visited natural wonders of the state. Thousands of limestone pillars rise out of a stark landscape of yellow sand. There is ample time to explore the area and to take some colourful photos from these amazing formations. These impressions of lights and colours will stay with you for many years to come. We head north along the coast via Jurien Bay and Leeman towards Geraldton, the sunniest town in W.A. A visit to Mount Scott gives you the opportunity of an outlook over the town of Geraldton and Grey’s Bay. Here is also the memorial for the victims of the sunken warship HMAS Sydney II. Our sightseeing tour concludes by visiting the architecturally interesting St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in the town centre.
Hospitality Motel, Geraldton
Ideally located in a quiet position, only minutes from the CBD, Hospitality Geraldton offers spacious, affordable and well-appointed rooms and deluxe self-contained apartments.
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Geraldton - Kalbarri (B)
Day 2
Geraldton - Kalbarri (B)
The beautiful aerial scenic flight includes overflying the fascinating islands in the Pelsaert Group, the Easter Group and the Wallabi Group. In 1629, this was the scene of the famous mutiny of the Batavia. Back on dry land, we enter the Kalbarri National Park via Port Gregory. You can experience some of the most picturesque grazing land as well as the rough coastline. In the early evening we will arrive in the “laid back village” of Kalbarri.
Kalbarri Palm Resort, Kalbarri
Kalbarri Palm Resort is located where the majestic Murchison River meets the exotic Indian Ocean and is walking distance from the beach and Kabarri Town Centre.
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Kalbarri - Monkey Mia (Shark Bay)
Day 3
Kalbarri - Monkey Mia (Shark Bay)
After breakfast we will visit Kalbarri National Park for a second time where we enjoy the breathtaking view into the Murchison Gorge. Depending upon the season, our drive through the Kalbarri National Park to the World Heritage area of Shark Bay will be escorted by the famous wildflowers. In the afternoon we arrive in Monkey Mia, home of the well-known dolphins. Nearly every day of the year they come to the shore to give you a unique experience that will never be forgotten. After dinner a local Aborigine will introduce us on a walk into the indigenous culture. Enjoy the dreamtime stories and the sound of the didgeridoo under the clear and bright night sky of Australia’s Outback Coast.
Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, Monkey Mia
Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort is situated midway up the West Australian coastline within the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, home to one of the world’s best-known dolphin encounters.
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Monkey Mia (Shark Bay) - Carnarvon (B)
Day 4
Monkey Mia (Shark Bay) - Carnarvon (B)
In the morning you have the opportunity to come face to face with these famous dolphins. Before our first stop at Shell Beach we pay homage to this World Natural Heritage area with a visit to the Shark Bay Interpretive Centre in Denham. We will stop again, this time at Hamelin Pool where the world best known colony of stromatolites can be admired. Typical „Outback Australian impressions” will accompany you on the drive to Carnarvon.
Hospitality Motel, Carnarvon
This property is located in the heart of South Carnarvon, steps from Gascoyne River and Fascine Boardwalk.
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Carnarvon - Coral Bay - Exmouth (Ningaloo Reef) (B)
Day 5
Carnarvon - Coral Bay - Exmouth (Ningaloo Reef) (B)
After enjoying breakfast today’s destination will be beautiful Coral Bay. Here, we will encounter the 260 km long natural wonder of the Ningaloo Reef. Specialists say that the marine life of this reef is more abundant than that found at the Great Barrier Reef. As the reef is not far from shore it can be readily available to discover with the aid of snorkel and flippers on an outing in a glass-bottom- boat. The shallow water of the reef is the homeland to various sea creatures, such as corals, unusual sea stars, crustaceans and over 500 species of different fishes. In the afternoon we take up our journey to Exmouth.
Mantarays Ningaloo Reef Resort, Exmouth
Mantarays Ningaloo, is the only resort on Sunrise Beach, which is the gateway to the world heritage listed Ningaloo Reef and the Cape Range National Park.
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Exmouth (Ningaloo Reef)
Day 6
Exmouth (Ningaloo Reef)
Breathtaking views from Vlaming Head Lighthouse across North West Cape, beautiful Ningaloo Reef and gigantic antennas of the Naval Communication Station Harold E. Holt. During our short stroll in Mandu Mandu Gorge we are looking out for some rare inhabitants, Black Footed Rock Wallabies. Turquoise Bay creates the perfect scenes for some relaxation, contemplation on the many impressions of the past days, and the temptation of the effervescent Indian Ocean for a refreshing swim. Late afternoon we return to our accommodation in Exmouth
Mantarays Ningaloo Reef Resort, Exmouth
Mantarays Ningaloo, is the only resort on Sunrise Beach, which is the gateway to the world heritage listed Ningaloo Reef and the Cape Range National Park.
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Exmouth - Karijini National Park (B)
Day 7
Exmouth - Karijini National Park (B)
Today, we are driving in a north-easterly direction across the Pilbara region. The traditional owners called their land „bilypara“, which could be translated with “dry”. No wonder: This area, which is twice as large as Germany, half of it consisting of desert and red coloured crests. Today’s accommodation is to be found in the heart of Karijini National Park. What a fantastic atmosphere and a guaranteed good night sleep!
Karijini Eco Retreat, Karijini
Karijini Eco Retreat is one of Australia’s leading eco-tourism attractions. Situated 1,500km north of Perth in WA’s second largest national park, the retreat offers safari-style eco tents, cabins and campsites nestled amongst native bushland at the edge of Joffre Gorge.
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Karijini National Park (B, L)
Day 8
Karijini National Park (B, L)
The rock formations of Western Australia’s second biggest National Park belong to the oldest ones in the world, the landscape most impressive and colourful. The plateau which is rich in iron ore and therefore colored intensively red brown, offers spectacular lookouts and many gorges with permanent water pools. We walk down through the changing vegetation of the iron-rich gorge walls to the park’s only permanent waterfall. Just a short distance from Fortescue Falls, you can swim in the refreshing, spring fed Fern Pool. Finally, we visit the spectacular vantage point of the Oxer Lookout with its fantastic view on four gorges joining each other.
Karijini Eco Retreat, Karijini
Karijini Eco Retreat is one of Australia’s leading eco-tourism attractions. Situated 1,500km north of Perth in WA’s second largest national park, the retreat offers safari-style eco tents, cabins and campsites nestled amongst native bushland at the edge of Joffre Gorge.
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Karijini National Park - Port Hedland (B)
Day 9
Karijini National Park - Port Hedland (B)
Until the departure today we enjoy the unique atmosphere of the resort. Eventually we depart Western Australia’s iron-ore region and head for Port Hedland, Australia's busiest iron-ore shipping port. We might - if lucky - sight an endless iron-ore train wheeling into or out of the port.
Hospitality Motel, Port Hedland
Overlooking the blue waters of the Indian Ocean, this accommodation is located just over 3km from the Port Hedland Centre. 
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Port Hedland - Broome (B)
Day 10
Port Hedland - Broome (B)
On our journey towards Broome we travel along the edge of The Great Sandy Desert with its small and meagre vegetation. Most of Australia’s northern coastline is bordered by extensive mangrove forest. One important exemption is Eighty Mile Beach. Enjoy the beauty of this white sandy beach and turquoise water of the Indian Ocean, renowned for fishing and shell collecting. Stingrays, stonefish and sharks are in abundance and good reasons to stay ashore. We reach Broome - Australia’s pearling capital - in the early evening.

Inclusions

Attractions Included

  • 4×4 Tour
  • 2 UNESCO World Heritage
  • Pinnacles (Nambung National Park)
  • Abrolhos Islands by plane
  • Kalbarri National Park
  • Shark Bay World Heritage Area with Shell Beach and Stromatolites
  • Monkey Mia Dolphins
  • Glass-Bottom-Boat Tour in Coral Bay / Ningaloo Reef
  • Karijini National Park

Coach Features

  • 12 seat 4WD bus
  • Air conditioned

Experiences Included

  • Specialist Driver/guide
  • Centrally located hotel/motel/tented safari cabins

Meals Included

  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • Daily extensive coffee/tea breaks with also juices, biscuits, muesli-bars, nuts, salty snacks, seasonal fruit and/or vegetable, dried fruit and lots more (including gluten free products) to choose from
  • Free cold non-alcoholic drinks during driving

Visited Locations

  • Broome
    Broome is a tropical delight and the gateway to the Kimberley, one of the world’s great wildernesses.
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  • Exmouth
    Exmouth is a small resort town on Western Australia’s North West Cape. It’s a gateway to nearby Ningaloo Marine Park with its coral reefs, colourful fish and migratory whale sharks.
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  • Karijini National Park
    Karijini National Park one of Australia’s most dramatic and spectacular destinations where gorges of ancient rock, cool swimming holes and showering waterfalls showcase this.
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  • Monkey Mia
    At Monkey Mia (850 kilometres or 530 miles north of Perth), wild dolphins have been dropping by for generations, garnering international fame, this is a World Heritage-listed for its natural assets, this is a wild, arid landscape of massive skies and stiff ocean breezes.
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  • Coral Bay
    Coral Bay is an idyllic introduction to the breathtaking beauty of the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef, with pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise waters it’s one of the few places on earth where you can come face-to-face with fascinating marine creatures like whale sharks.
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  • Carnarvon
    Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900 kilometres north of Perth, in Western Australia. It lies at the mouth of the Gascoyne River on the Indian Ocean.
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  • Kalbarri National Park
    This park of over 186,000 hectares in size, and located at the lower reaches of the Murchison River is one of Western Australia’s best known parks, with its scenic gorges though red and white banded sandstone and its soaring coastal cliffs.
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  • Geraldton
    Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia with naturally blessed surrounds, which includes beautiful beaches.
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  • Perth
    Perth is an urban oasis among the vast nature of Western Australia where soft-sand beaches and scenic parks meet a thriving metropolis of small bars, creative restaurants and curated street art.
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Attractions

  • Pinnacles (Nambung National Park)
  • Abrolhos Islands by plane
  • Kalbarri National Park
  • Shark Bay World Heritage Area with Shell Beach and Stromatolites
  • Monkey Mia Dolphins
  • Karijini National Park
  • Ningaloo Reef Glass Bottom Boat Tour
    On a shallow draft glass bottom boat, cruise over World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef at famous Coral Bay
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Available Dates

Dates Price per person
On Request
13 Aug 2024 - 22 Aug 2024
$ 5040 - $ 6420
$ 4788 - $ 6099
On Request
08 Oct 2024 - 17 Oct 2024
$ 5040 - $ 6420
$ 4788 - $ 6099
10 Day West Coast 4WD Tour
Days
10
Price from
AUD $4,788