(Subject to change)
Day 1: Arrival in Darwin
transfer from the airport, meeting at the hotel, dinner together (not included) by the sea with a view of the Darwin skyline.
Day 2: Darwin – Katherine Gorge
B – Short city tour in Darwin. Then it’s on the Stuart Highway to Katherine. Stay at Edith Falls with bathing facilities.
Day 3: Katherine – Kununurra
B – Visit Nitmiluk National Park with a boat trip into two gorges. The Victoria Highway – across the border into Western Australia – leads to Kununurra. Long mountain ranges, initially densely forested, alternate with semi-arid areas of the steppes.
Day 4: Bungle Bungle – Kununurra
B – Early morning flight over Lake Argyle, the Argyle diamond mine and the very impressive Bungle Bungles. Later in the day, it’s historic Ivanhoe Crossing. Part of the day is free. Four-hour sightseeing tour (optional)
Day 5: Kununurra – Kimberley – Fitzroy Crossing
B – Along the eastern edge of the lonely and wildly romantic Kimberley region, you first go to the notorious town of Halls Creek and from there to Fitzroy Crossing. Finally, we finish the day in Fitzroy Crossing and sleep next to the mighty Fitzroy River in the evening.
Day 6: Fitzroy Crossing – Broome
B – Early in the morning, we take a boat through the Geikie Gorge. Then it goes west. We stop at the imposing Devonian Reef and the abstract Ngumban Ranges. In Derby, we see the most massive Kimberley Prison Boab tree Today, and we reach one of the famous locations of Western Australia – Broome, the pearl farming centre and stay two nights.
Day 7: Broome
B – free day at leisure on the beautiful ocean coast: Aboriginal people, pearl fishing, the spectacular sandy Cable Beach. 4-hour city tour (optional)
Day 8: Broome – 80 Mile Beach
B – We reach the Great Sandy Desert’s foothills and drive parallel to 80 Mile Beach. The area is sparsely populated. We stay overnight next to a lonely beach and have our traditional Aussi BBQ tonight.
Day 9: 80 Mile Beach – Port Hedland – Auski Roadhouse
B – Today, we drive through the Great Sandy Desert to Port Hedland. The endlessly long iron ore trains enter Port Hedland harbour. We see the typical, the mighty road trains, and the Chichester Ranges. Overnight in a roadhouse.
Day 10: Auski Roadhouse – Karijini National Park – Tom Price
B, L, D – From Munjinea (Auski Roadhouse), we visit the Karijini National Park: We hike the Dales Gorge, Circular Pool, Fern Pool, Fortesque Falls and the Munjinea East Gorge. Overnight, we stay in Tom Price.
Day 11: Tom Price – Pilbara Region – Coral Bay
The journey goes from the Hamersley Ranges through the Gibson Desert to the Pilbara Region and the Gascoyne region. The daily goal is Coral Bay.
Day 12: Coral Bay B
Free day – dive into the world’s largest fringing reef. Optionally you can go snorkelling or diving, watch whales or relax on the beach.
Day 13: Coral Bay / Ningaloo Reef Marine Park – Carnarvon
B – Ride in a glass-bottom boat over the colourful coral reef. If you want, you can snorkel and explore the corals on your own. The hotel is right on the beach; on offer, guided snorkelling or diving tours are options. In the early afternoon, we continue to Carnarvon
Day 14 .: Carnarvon – Monkey Mia
B – After a short sightseeing tour, we continue towards Monkey Mia with a visit to Shell Beach and Hamelin Pool. At Eagle Bluff, where, with little luck, you may see dolphins, whale sharks, dugongs, manta rays and humpback whales. The day ends at the Monkey Mia Resort.
Day 15: Monkey Mia Kalbarri National Park
B – The dolphins arrive between 7.30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. – usually. 9:00 a.m., a Catamaran trip to the turquoise blue bay of Shark Bay (World Heritage Site) starts. Then we continue to Kalbarri National Park and visit the Murchison River gorges. The daily goal, Kalbarri.
Day 16: Kalbarri National Park – Geraldton
B – The day begins with a relaxed hike to Red Bluff on the ocean side. Then there is enough time for Island Rock and the Natural Bridge. In Geraldton, we drive along the sightseeing route to our hotel
Day 17: Geraldton – Pinnacles – Perth
B – First, we visit the HMAS Sydney II monument. Later, we go south along the Indian Ocean Drive and Western Australia’s wheat belt to the Pinnacles in the Nambung National Park. The up to 4.5 m high limestone pillars of the “Pinnacles” are fascinating. Continue to Yanchep National Park with kangaroos and koalas. In the evening, we reach Perth.
Day 18: Perth
B – After breakfast, city tour, followed by a private stay or transfer to the airport