This is a journey of red earth, white-barked eucalypts, sandstone gorges, remote coastlines, wildflowers and wildlife. Over 16 days, travel from south to north through the best of Western Australia’s wilderness areas, which may be daunting for the sole traveller. Two hours from Perth, photograph the bizarre limestone pillars as they rise from the shifting sands at the Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park. Enjoy time exploring Lesueur National Park before we journey through to Geraldton. Travel to Kalbarri National Park, where the Murchison River enters the sea through a series of sandstone gorges. Explore the river gorges and sea cliffs and admire the floral beauty of the surrounding sand plains. Based at Monkey Mia, we cruise to spot dugongs and other marine-life. For contrast, the peninsula of Francois Peron National Park provides a refuge for rare and endangered flora and fauna. World Heritage listed Shark Bay is home to a profusion of marine life including dolphins, dugongs, turtles, rays, sharks and ancient stromatolites. A walk over ancient fossil reefs at Cape Range National Park contrasts with the weightlessness of snorkelling at nearby Ningaloo Marine Park, the largest fringing coral reef in Australia. Our tour finale is three days enjoying the gorges and side chasms (up to 100m deep) in Karijini National Park. Our journey ends with a flight from the north back to Perth.
- An extraordinary journey from south to north along Western Australia’s Coral Coast
- Photograph the bizarre limestone pillars at Nambung National Park
- Experience the river gorges, sea cliffs & spring wildflowers of Kalbarri National Park
- Visit Monkey Mia, Francois Peron National Park & World Heritage listed Shark Bay
- Explore ancient fossil reefs at Cape Range National Park & float over Australia’s largest fringing coral reef at Ningaloo Marine Park
- Enjoy three special days in the gorges & side chasms of Karijini National Park
24 August - 08 September 2017 (15 nights)
Twin share/person (ex Perth)
Advanced Early Bird: A$7,650 until 25/11/2016
Early Bird: A$7,850 until 08/05/2017
Single Supplement: A$1,350
Note: For guests who request a single room the single supplement will be charged. For single people who prefer to share, we will try to find a suitable room-mate, but if this is not possible the single supplement surcharge will apply.
Minimum Group Size: 10 guests
Botanical, Wildlife, History Geology
Easy to Moderate: 1 - 7km per walking day. Age is not necessarily as important as your fitness and recent walking experience, and anyone of reasonable fitness should be able to join this tour. We reserve the right to be flexible with the itinerary to allow for unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions and group fitness.