Itinerary – 11 Day West Coast Discovery Tour 2021
B Breakfast Provided
L Lunch Provided
D Dinner Provided
Day 1 – Sunday 18th July 2021 D
Home – Broome
After home pickups (or other prearranged pickup) we spend this morning travelling to the Sydney airport to board our flight into Broome. Your coach will be waiting for your arrival in Broome to transfer you to our motel. Relax and soak in the atmosphere of Broome before our first dinner together as a group. Our accommodation for the next two nights will be at the Mangrove Hotel (Ph: 08 91921303)
Day 2 – Monday 19th July 2021 BD
Broome and Surrounds
Enjoy a leisurely day around Broome, this will allow us for a visit to The Pearl Luggers Museum and The Japanese Cemetery to reflect upon the contribution the Japanese people made to the local pearling industry. You will also have opportunity to explore this beautiful, isolated, coastal town.
This evening we head out to the beautiful Cable beach, you may wish to choose the optional sunset camel ride (own expense) or just come along to take a stroll and admire the crystal blue water of the Indian ocean.
Day 3 – Tuesday 20th July 2021 BD
Broome ~ Port Hedland
Port Hedland is our destination as we travel along the Western edge of the Great Sandy Desert. Along our way, overlook the Salt Piles and maybe see some of Australia’s longest iron ore trains snake along their tracks into Port Hedland. Accom: Ibis Port Hedland (Ph: 08 9173 1511)
Day 4 – Wednesday 21st July 2021 BD
Port Hedland ~ Tom Price
Continuing our journey, we detour from the coastal roads and into The Pilbra Region as we head for our overnight stop at the iron ore mining town of Tom Price. A visit into the lush Karijini National Park will totally change your view of our Pilbra region as we see the beautiful gorges flowing throughout. Accom: Tom Price Motel (Ph: 08 9189 1101)
Day 5 – Thursday 22nd July 2021 BD
Tom Price – Exmouth
Our destination today is at Exmouth, home to the Exmouth Gulf; a rare and precious estuarine system. Surrounded by mangroves, white beaches and rugged ranges and is home to hundreds of incredible species of sea life. Travelling our isolated West Coast is so different to anywhere else in our country. We will travel what looks like the same stretch of road for hours but then come across something like Exmouth; so beautiful and unique. Our accommodation for tonight is at the Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort (Ph:08 9949 0000)
Day 6 – Friday 23rd July 2021 BD
Exmouth – Monkey Mia
Leaving Exmouth , we head to Carnarvon, the rich banana growing centre of the Gascoyne. Depending on seasonal influences, many varieties of wild flowers may decorate the landscape. Onwards to the Peron Peninsula, flanked by the waters of Shark Bay and Denham Sound to our night’s stopover at the tourist meca, Monkey Mia. Accom: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort (Ph: 08 9948 1320)
Day 7 – Saturday 24th July 2021 BD
Monkey Mia ~ Kalbarri
This morning hopefully the dolphins will arrive for their morning visit. Then onto Hamelin Pool to explore the “Stromatolites”, one of Earth’s ancient forms of rock vegetation, before journeying to the seaside town of Kalbarri, we will detour into the Kalbarri National Park with the opportunity for the energetic to take the short walk and view life through “Natures Window” (pictured on front of brochure). Accom: Kalbarri Edge Resort (Ph: 08 99370000)
Day 8 – Sunday 25th July 2021 BD
Kalbarri ~ Geraldton
Travelling South today along the coastal route, we discover Northampton, one of the oldest settlements outside Perth. Further travel sees us in Geraldton where we will stop to ponder at The HMAS Sydney Memorial Lookout and reflect with “the waiting woman” as to the fate of the sailors who perished in this wartime disaster. Enjoy a drive around town and admire the architectural genius of the priest Monsignor John Hawes at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. An early motel check-in will allow free time to relax or further explore this city on the Batavia Coast. Accom: Ocean Centre Hotel (Ph:08 9921 7777).
Day 9 – Monday 26th July 2021 B
The Pinnacles ~ Perth
Today we take a diversion from our “earthly” tour and head for the moonscape of limestone pillars at The Pinnacles in Nambung National Park. Ponder as to the formation of these “termite mound” type structures standing like monuments in a desert of time. Leaving The Pinnacles, we head for Perth where our accommodation for the next two nights is in the heart of the city. Tonight you decide what’s on the dinner menu as you have the opportunity to dine anywhere you chose in Perth City. Accom: The Travelodge Perth (Phone 08 9238 1888).
Day 10- Tuesday 27th July 2021 BD
Perth – Free day
Enjoy a free day to relax and explore this magnificent city. The elegant riverside parks and gardens complement the languid beauty of the Swan River in this, Australia’s most “sunny” capital. The main street, Hay Street, with it’s Mall, provides an excellent opportunity for some retail therapy or perhaps just a quiet coffee in one of its many sidewalk cafes (own expense). Our accommodation is within easy walking distance.
Day 11 –Wednesday 28th July 2021 B
Perth ~ Home
We know all good things must come to an end and today marks the last day of our holiday down the West Coast. We will travel to the Perth airport for you to board your flight into Sydney where another of our coaches will be waiting to return you to your home (or specified drop off location).
You may wish to combine this tour with our 9 Day Margaret River Tour that fly’s into Perth today.