Great Western Safari Northbound - Overland Trip
3 weeks: Perth to Darwin (IN-POP)Relax on a Perth beach, Traverse the gorges of Karajini, Encounter dolphins in Monkey Mia, See the bizarre Pinnacles Desert, Drift over the amazing Ningaloo Reef, Chill out on Cable Beach, Traverse the bumpy Gibb River Road, Experience the beauty of El Questro, Explore the mysterious Bungle Bungle Ranges, Enjoy a yarn over an icy-cold beer in Darwin
Travel the vast spaces of the north-west coast of Australia into the red heart of the outback on this incredible journey from Perth to Darwin. Discover the rugged beauty of the landscape, swim with dolphins, explore gorges and tackle some of the toughest roads in Australia on this adventure to remember.
Hotel (2 nts), lodges (2 nts), camping with facilities (10 nts), bush camping (6 nts), farmstay (1 nt)
When not camping the standard accommodation is multishare.
Allow AUD $200 for meals not included.
ItinerariesDay 1 Perth
Relax on the beach or at the football.Day 2 Kalbarri National Park
Explore surreal moonscapes in the Pinnacles Desert. Spend a relaxing evening around the campfire on a riverside ranch.Days 3-4 Monkey Mia
Encounter dolphins up close and discover the magnificent sights of Gathaagudu (Shark Bay) through Indigenous eyes.Days 5-6 Coral Bay
Snorkel, scuba or swim on the amazing Ningaloo Reef. Keep an eye out for manta rays and turtles, or get close to the ocean's largest fish, the whale shark.Days 7-8 Karijini National Park
Explore red gorges and stunning wildflowers. Cool off in idyllic Karijini waterholes then once the sun sets, tell tall tales by starlight.Day 9 Eighty Mile Beach
Camp near these sweeping shores and take in panoramic Indian Ocean views, just a short walk from camp.Days 10-12 Broome
Shop for pearls, take a sunset camel ride or chill out with a cocktail on Cable Beach. Explore Broome's cultural diversity on an optional afternoon tour of the town. Sample local mangoes, beers, seafood and bush tucker, capped off with a sunset beach barbecue.Day 13 Windjana Gorge
Travel off the beaten track in the Kimberley Ranges. Explore amazing underground caves at Tunnel Creek and spy crocodiles basking in the afternoon sun at Windjana Gorge.Days 14-15 Gibb River Road
The rugged Gibb River Road snakes through the King Leopold Ranges and some outstanding gorges. Cool off in tranquil rockpools and camp in the Kimberley bush.Days 16-17 El Questro
This sprawling Outback cattle station can be explored by land, water or air. Ride horses, take a river cruise or fly over the property by helicopter to experience the Never Nevers vast, desolate beauty.Days 18-19 Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle Ranges)
Tackle a rough, dusty dirt road to reach the Bungle Bungle 'beehives', created by erosion and river flows over 20 million years. Until recently the region was only known to locals.Day 20 Timber Creek
Travel across Gregory National Park and over the border into Timber Creek, reputedly Australia's best barramundi fishing spot.Days 21-22 Darwin
Take a refreshing dip at Edith Falls en route to Darwin, the tropical Northern Territory capital.