Perth to Darwin Adventure Map
Perth to Darwin Adventure Map Windjana Gorge Sand Dunes Western Australia Beaches West Coast Australia Cable Beach Sunset Camel Ride Explore Karijini national Park Cruise Lake Argyle swimming in bell gorge

22 day Perth To Darwin Ultimate Adventure!

$4,285.00 $3,620.00

Transport:
All Terrain Vehicle
Difficulty:
Challenging
Accom:
Mixed(Dorm Share and Camping)
Duration:
22 days, 21 nights
Food:
Most Meals
Guided?:
Fully
Departs:
Saturdays at 7am (April to October)
Arrives:
Darwin on day 22 at 6pm approx
Take an unforgettable adventure on this 22 day trip between Perth and Darwin

The west really is the best! Escape the hustle and bustle of the East coast and come and explore the ‘real Australia’.

Spend plenty of time exploring Karijini National Park and taking in the coast at stunning spots like Exmouth, Coral Bay and Monkey Mia.

Make your way up the coast and inland exploring the beautiful ranges and swimming in the gorges. You’ll visit the Bungle Bungles, Kununurra, Lake Argyle, and of course conquer the amazing Gibb River Road!

Arrive in Darwin at the end of an amazing journey through the west!

Includes:

  • Friendly, Professional tour guide
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary (18 breakfasts, 20 lunches, 18 dinners)
  • Accommodation – Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Camping (with facilities) (8 nights), Hostel (7 nights), Permanent safari camp (with shared facilities) (2 nights), Permanent, furnished tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)
  • Transport in an All Terrain Vehicle
  • All national park entry fees

**You can do this trip in the reverse direction, Click Here to Check it out!!**

Paul little face“I absolutely love the West Coast! This tour is a fantastic way to explore Western Australia, The hikes are awesome, swimming holes and beaches are seriously like out of a dream, the natural beauty of the West Coast will make you escape from the everyday modern world and the guides are well trained and super informative!  – Paul  – One Stop Adventures Travel Expert

 

 

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Description

  • Explore Katherine Region
  • Visit Lake Argyle
  • Adventure through the Bungle Bungles
  • El Questro Station
  • Travel the Gibb River Road
  • Swim in beautiful Gorges and explore the stunning ranges
  • Karijini National Park
  • The Ningaloo Reef
  • Exmouth
  • Coral Bay
  • Feed the Dolphins at Monkey Mia
  • Australia's amazing West Coast

Day 1 - Perth/Kalbarri 

Perth’s one of those places that’s practically impossible to dislike. The weather’s great year-round, the vibe’s decidedly easygoing and there’s a good beach never too far away. If you have the time, book in a few days here before the trip starts. You’ll be happy you did. Two-hours north by road, on the edge of Western Australia’s Wheatbelt region, is Nambung National Park. The Pinnacles Desert is the highlight attraction here, with giant shards of limestone thrusting up from the earth to create an atmosphere that some find kinda spooky. The local emus don’t though – you’ll probably see them strutting about, wondering what all the fuss is about. From here it’s on to the dunes of Jurien Bay, where you might like to give sandboarding a shot. Then it’s back on the road Kalbarri, our base for the night.

Note: Total driving time today is about four-and-a-half hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres.

Accommodation
  • Hostel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Nambung National Park (Pinnacles) Entrance
  • Sandboarding Jurien Bay
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2 - Kalbarri to Shark Bay

This morning we drive to Kalbarri National Park for a hike through its diverse scenery. Following the Loop Walk, we arrive at Nature’s Window, which frames impressive views of the Murchison River Gorge below, before walking down for a dip in Z-Bend Gorge (at extra cost, there’s also the option to abseil down). After lunch we drive on to Shell Beach, supposedly one of only two beaches in the world composed completely of shells. We finish up the day in Shark Bay.

Note: Total driving time today is about four hours. Total walking distance is approximately five kilometres.

Accommodation
  • Hostel (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Abseiling in Kalbarri National Park - AUD30
Included Activities
  • Kalbarri National Park Entrance
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3 - Shark Bay to Coral Bay

Monkey Mia, on the other side of the Peron Peninsula, is a pretty little headland of white sands and turquoise waters. Better yet, it’s a place where, every day for the last 40 years, a pod of local dolphins has swum into shore for a free feed. This morning we’ll be there to welcome them, and then we’ll continue on to Carnarvon to see the stromatolites of Hamelin Pool. While not as visually impressive as their cousins, stalagmites, these rocky clumps are some of the oldest living things in the world. The day’s final driving will bring us to Coral Bay.

Note: Total driving time today is about five-and-a-half hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres.

Accommodation
  • Hostel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Monkey Mia Dolphins
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4 - Coral Bay to Yardi Creek 

World Heritage-listed and one of the largest fringing coral reefs in the world, Ningaloo Reef is a right national treasure. More than 500 species of fish and 200 species of coral are said to live here, along with turtles, dugongs, manta rays and whale sharks, so strap on a snorkel, head out, and see what’s swimming about. If you’re the type who prefers keeping dry, there’s also the option of cruising out to sea in a glass-bottom boat. Today’s a free day and what you spend it doing is entirely up to you. If you’re sea-shy, snub the beach altogether and head out on a quad bike ride. Tonight we make camp at our exclusive tent site in Yardie Creek.

Note: Total driving time today is about one-and-a-half hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres.

Accommodation
  • Yardi Creek Camp (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Snorkel with Manta Rays - half day trip - AUD165
  • Whale Watching (seasonal) from - AUD85
  • Glass Bottom Boat Cruises from - AUD37
Included Activities
  • Ningaloo Reef Marine Park
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5 - Exmouth and Cape Range National Park

Today’s a free day, so do whatever you feel. Head out on a dive trip in search of whale sharks (seasonal dependent and at extra cost) or wander up to Vlamingh Head Lighthouse with your guide and stake out your own little slice of tranquility in Turquoise Bay.

Note: Total driving time today is about one-and-a-half hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres.

Accommodation
  • Yardi Creek Camp (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Snorkel with the Whalesharks (April to July only) from - AUD350
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6 - Karijini National Park

Leaving the coast behind, we head into the Pilbara – a region famous for its wild, rust-coloured terrain and underground riches. Mining is big business here, which you’ll come to see when we pass through the iron-ore outpost of Tom Price on the drive to Karijini. Our campsite tonight overlooks the Hamersley Range. How many 5 Star resorts can boast that?

Today’s travel will take around six-and-a-half hours in total.

Accommodation
  • Karijini National Park Camp (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7 - Karijini National Park

Were it not slap-bang in the middle of nowhere, Karijini National Park would likely attract visitor numbers that would rival Kakadu and the Daintree. Fortunately though, it is. So it doesn’t. Which means the two days you’ll be spending exploring Karijini should be relatively crowd-free. Today you’ll visit Dales Gorge, Weano Gorge, Circular Pool, Fern Pool and Fortescue Falls – lovely places to swim, each and all.

Note: Total driving time today is only around 40 minutes, but you could be walking up to six kilometres.

Accommodation
  • Karijini National Park Camp (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Karijini National Park Entrance
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8 - Karijini national park

There’s a whole lot more exploring scheduled in for today, but the highlight attraction is a navigation of Hancock Gorge. This isn’t the easiest walk around – it includes clambering down a ladder – but your reward is a swim in the emerald waters of Kermit’s Pool.

Note: Total driving time today is only around 30 minutes, but you could be walking up to six kilometres.

Accommodation
  • Karijini National Park Camp (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9 - Pilbara Region

Prepare for a bit of driving today; we’ve got a fair distance to cover. On the plus side, the scenery is pretty captivating and you’ll get a good sense of the region’s immense scale. The major stop for the day is lunch in Port Hedland, and we spend the night at a working cattle station.

Today we drive for about five hours

Accommodation
  • Hostel (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAy 10 - Broome

Prepare for a bit of driving today; we’ve got a fair distance to cover. On the plus side, the scenery is pretty captivating and you’ll get a good sense of the region’s immense scale. The major stop for the day is lunch in Port Hedland, and we spend the night at a working cattle station.

Today we drive for about five hours

Accommodation
  • Hostel (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11 - Broome

Located at what often feels like the ends of the earth, with the ocean on one side and desert the other, Broome is a great place to chill out in for a few days. And that’s exactly what we do. With no scheduled activities for the next two days, how you spend your time here is completely up to you. Potter down to Chinatown, check out the Staircase Night Market, bask yourself on Roebuck Bay and perhaps sign up for a sunset camel safari along Cable Beach.
Accommodation
  • Hostel (1 night)
Meals Included

There are no meals included on this day.

Day 12 - Broome

Broome may well be beautiful, but it has a pretty dark side too. The pearling industry, which made the town its fortune, was one largely built on the practice of ‘blackbirding’, in which enslaved indigenous people were forced to dive for the shells. When slavery was abolished, the Japanese took up the work, and the town’s Japanese cemetery contains more than 900 headstones commemorating the lives lost. In 2010 a memorial was also established in honour of the Indigenous Female Pearl Divers. Learn more about the town’s history at the Broome Historical Museum, then perhaps catch a flick at the world’s longest-running outdoor cinema.
Accommodation
  • Hostel (1 night)
Meals Included

There are no meals included on this day.

Day 13 - Broome and Windjana Gorge

PICK UP DAY 13: Kimberley Klub, 06:30am

The town of Broome made its fortune from the pearling industry, though these days it’s better known as an easy going tourist town with a pretty striking strip of coastline. We set off into the West Australian wilds pretty early today, so consider arriving a day or two early if you fancy getting to know Broome better. After a bit of highway driving we reach the Fitzroy River, then it’s all off-road to the Napier Range. The main attraction here is Tunnel Creek, a vast cave system that extends 750 metres underground. It’s from here that the indigenous renegade Jandamarra waged his
rebellion against the colonial authorities – a legacy you’ll learn more about on walk through the tunnel with your guide.

Note: Total driving time today is around four hours. Total walking
distance is
approximately six kilometres.

Accommodation
  • Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Tunnel Creek exploration walk
  • Bunuba Indigenous Experience
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 14 - Windjana Gorge and Silent Grove

It might be hard to imagine these days, but Windjana Gorge was once an underwater reef. During the wet season a river flows all the way through it, but during the dry it’s really more a series of ponds and billabongs. We’ll set out on a bit of an explore, hopefully spotting a freshwater crocodile or two. The western Kimberley region is full of endless stunning gorges that have to be explored and this afternoon is no exception. After Lunch we adventure to Bell Gorge home to a stunning cascade of water flowing from the previous wet season rains that fall in the King Leoplold
Ranges. We enjoy an afternoon swim in the large plunge pool before making our way back to camp.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Windjana Gorge
  • Bell Gorge
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 15 - Silent Grove to Manning Gorge

We spend the morning exploring Adcock or Galvans gorge before making our way to Mt Barnett Station which will be our camp for this evening. After lunch we have the whole afternoon to explore and enjoy Manning gorge. After stretching your legs on the hike in you will be rewarded with a swim in a large rock pool at the base of Manning Falls.
Note: Total driving time today is around two hours. Total walking distance is approximately 6-8 kilometres.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Galvins Gorge
  • Adcock Gorge
  • Manning Gorge
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 16 - Gibb River Road to El Questro Station

Fording rivers and weaving through gorges, travel by 4WD along the wild Gibb River Road – a 600-kilometre stretch that winds right through the heart of the Kimberley. We’ve got a fair bit of ground to cover today, so there is a fair bit of drive time, but we’ll be breaking the journey up with lunch and at a few stop-offs along the way. This journey includes the iconic Pentecost river crossing in our 4WD. How Australian is that.Note: Total driving time today is around five hours. Total walking distance is approximately 2 kilometres.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Gibb River Road
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 17 - El Questro Station

Originally established as an enormous cattle station, El Questro is now a vast wilderness reserve sprawled over more than one million acres. Camping out here, you’ll really feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere – albeit an extremely beautiful middle of nowhere. The ochre-coloured massifs of the Cockburn Ranges frame the landscape whichever way you turn and numerous natural springs offer plenty of opportunities for a refreshing cool-off. Following a soak in Zebedee Springs, enjoy a short trek to either El Questro or Emma Gorge (where there’s a very pretty waterfall).
Then it’s another night camped out in El Questro.Note: Total driving time today is only around 45 minutes. Total walking distance is up to six kilometres.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 18 - Purnululu national park (Bungle Bungles)

So long El Questro, hello Bungle Bungles. Today we drive through the rugged landscape of Carr Boyd and the Durack Ranges into Purnululu National Park. This park is home-ground of the Bungle Bungles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dominated by massive sandstone karsts that rear hundreds of metres above the surrounding grasslands. We arrive at our bush camp in time to sit back and watch the sun set over the Osmond Ranges. If you’ve had enough of tent camping by now, you might want to spend tonight sleeping out beneath the stars snuggled up in a swag.
Note: Total driving time today is approximately five hours. Total walking distance is approximately five kilometres.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 19 - The Bungle Bungles

Strangely enough given their size, the Bungle Bungles only became known to white Australia in 1983 when they were ‘discovered’ by a film team – who then had to fly over the top by plane to find a route in by land. We know the way in, but you can sign up for a helicopter ride over the site if you wish. At ground level, we’ll go on a walk through Echidna Chasm – a long and narrow ravine banked on either side by 200 metre high rock walls – and enter the massive natural Amphitheatre of Cathedral  Gorge. Note: Total driving time today is around an hour. Total walking distance is
approximately five kilometres.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Helicopter Flight - Bungle Bungles - from - AUD350
Included Activities
  • Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle)
  • Echidna Chasm Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 20 - Kununurra and Lake Argyle 

Today we leave the Bungle Bungles for Kununurra, the largest town between  Broome and Darwin. Tonight’s campsite is on the shores of Lake Argyle. There are no further activities booked for the rest of the day, but an optional sunset cruise out on the lake is highly recommended.
Note: Total driving time today is around three-and-a-half hours. Total walking distance is approximately three hours.
Accommodation
  • Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 21- Lake Argyle to Katherine region

Lake Argyle is actually a man-made lake, though you’d never have guessed so from looking at it. For a body of water situated in the centre of the world’s second driest continent, it looks pretty at home. Barramundi, birds and freshwater crocs thrive in these waters, and the islands look like they’ve always been there (they used to be mountains). In the afternoon we push on across the state border into the Northern Territory.
Note: Total driving time today is around six-and-a-half hours. Total walking distance is approximately one kilometre.
Optional Activities
  • Lake Argyle Cruise - AUD30
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 22 - Darwin

On the final day of the trip, the group will either stop at the secluded gorge of Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) or take one last plunge into the cool waters of Edith Falls. In the afternoon, make your way to Darwin, where your adventure comes to an end. There are no more activities planned for today and you’re free to explore Darwin, but please book any onward travel the following day.

Note: Total driving today is around four hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres.

Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

 

B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner

Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure. Please refer to terms and conditions for more details.

What to bring

Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high)
hat and sunscreen
towel and toiletries
swimming gear
warm clothing in winter
water bottle
torch/flashlight
insect repellent
camera
pillow
sleeping bag (can be purchased for $35)
Notes

Itinerary may vary and/or attractions substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, traditional owner and national park requirements, particularly in November and April when the Gibb River Road and Purnululu National Park may be closed. See terms and conditions for full details.
This tour is only for fit and active people, who can hike 5-9kms a day over uneven terrain, often in high temperatures. Some hikes may require sections of walking/swimming through water. Temperatures can be extreme — very high during summer days and very cold during winter nights.
Due to the remote nature of the Pilbara region we use bush camps with limited facilities on some nights.
Upgrade to 5 nights private room with shared facilities, 6 nights private ensuite room and 1 night safari tent is subject to availability at time of booking. Remaining nights will be 4 nights camping and 4 nights bush camping with limited facilities. Please ask our Inside Sales Team or visit the website for more information.
National Park rules request that only biodegradable soap products are used whilst in Karijini National Park.
Due to distances covered, this trip involves early departures on some morning and frequent stops between destinations.
Adventure tours reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure.
Tour is not suitable for children.
Our tours are activity and participation based. During your travels with us you will have the opportunity to assist with daily activities such as setting up camp, collecting firewood, helping prepare meals and clearing dishes. None of this is difficult, however many hands make light work and any assistance provided to crew is always much appreciated. Most people agree that this type of activity helps you feel like less of a tourist and more of an explorer.?Package is made up of two individual tours, therefore you may travel with a different guide in each section.
A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies.
This tour requires a sleeping bag. You may bring your own with you or pre purchase a sleeping bag from us.
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure.
It is your responsibility to advise One Stop Adventures if you have any special dietary requirements or medical conditions (including allergies) well ahead of departure.
Please contact our inside sales teams for information on other available pick up points. If we do not hear from you, we will assume you will make your way to our default pick up point as listed on this document. We will not be responsible for missed pick-ups (and a missed tour) if we do not receive notification from you or your travel agent, and if you are not at the default pick up point at the appropriate time.


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