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Western Australia - Kalbarri to Karijini - Walking Holiday

Region: Western Australia // Dates: 10 - 25 September 2021
Western Australia - Kalbarri to Karijini Walking Holiday

Join this iconic journey of red earth, white-barked eucalypts, sandstone gorges, remote coastlines, wildflowers and wildlife. Over 16 days, we travel from south to north through some of the best of Western Australia’s wilderness areas and renowned national parks. Photograph the bizarre limestone pillars as they rise from the shifting sands at the Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park, just two hours from Perth. Enjoy time exploring Lesueur National Park before continuing through to Geraldton. Travel to Kalbarri National Park, where the Murchison River enters the sea through a series of sandstone gorges. Explore river gorges and sea cliffs; admire the floral beauty of the surrounding sand plains. Spend time at Monkey Mia, crusing to spot dugongs and other marine life. For some 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. Lastly spend 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.

Overview

Join this iconic journey of red earth, white-barked eucalypts, sandstone gorges, remote coastlines, wildflowers and wildlife. Over 16 days, we travel from south to north through some of the best of Western Australia’s wilderness areas and renowned national parks. Photograph the bizarre limestone pillars as they rise from the shifting sands at the Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park, just two hours from Perth. Enjoy time exploring Lesueur National Park before continuing through to Geraldton. Travel to Kalbarri National Park, where the Murchison River enters the sea through a series of sandstone gorges. Explore river gorges and sea cliffs; admire the floral beauty of the surrounding sand plains. Spend time at Monkey Mia, crusing to spot dugongs and other marine life. For some 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. Lastly spend 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.

Highlights

Highlights:
  • An extraordinary journey from south to north along Western Australia’s Coral Coast
  • Photograph the bizarre limestone pillars at Nambung NP
  • Experience the river gorges, sea cliffs & spring wildflowers of Kalbarri NP
  • Visit Monkey Mia, Francois Peron NP & World Heritage listed Shark Bay
  • Explore ancient fossil reefs at Cape Range NP
  • Float over Australia’s largest fringing coral reef at Ningaloo Marine Park
  • Enjoy three special days in the gorges & side chasms of Karijini NP
  • Two leaders are able to offer varied walk options

Details

Details:

10 - 25 September 2021 (15 nights)

Twin share/person (starts/ends Perth)
Advanced Early Bird: A$TBA
Regular: A$TBA
Single Supplement: A$TBA
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

Special Interest:
Botanical, Wildlife, History Geology

Walk Rating:
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.

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  • Jeremy Perks

    Born in South Africa, in his youth Jeremy served as an Officer in the South African Defence Force where he learned bush survival and leadership skills. He is an experienced four-wheel-driver who loves flora and fauna, and is a hobby photographer. Now based in Perth, Jeremy spends most of his life "on the road". Because of the vast distances in Australia, he often covers 10,000 kms in a month.

  • Ray Dickson

    Since arriving from Ireland in 1974, Ray Dickson has enjoyed living and working in the wide open spaces of Western Australia. Ray's love for the Australian outback and its unique wildlife is born out of many years working in the Pilbara, zoo keeper duties in the Perth Zoo and Northern Territory Wildlife Park. He has been guiding for speciality tour groups within Western Australia and Northern Territory for over 20 years. With interests including Geology, Ornithology, Herpetology, Australian Archaeology and Bushwalking, he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our Western Australia journeys.  

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