West Coast & Karijini


Perth - Exmouth - Karijini NP - Perth

13 Days, min. 4 max 6 people, in well equipped airconditioned 4x4 with hotels/chalet/accommodation

Departure: on request as private charter / next tour planned April 6, 2013

Day 1: Perth - Cervantes (PL)

After departing Perth we head for the sand dunes in Lancelin followed by a visit to the Nambung National Park altwith its famous Pinnacles. These are more than 10,000 up to 5 m high limestone formations. Then we are heading to the Mount Lesueur National Park, famous for its 900 different species of flora.
Overnight in Dongara

Day 2: Cervantes - Kalbarri (B,PL)

Via Geraldton, biggest city in the Mid West and famous for its rock lobster industry to Port Gregory with its Pink Lake, whose beta-karotine is farmed for the food industry. Later we visit the coastal lookouts like Natural Bridge, Castle Cove and Red Bluff.
Overnight in Kalbarri

Day 3: Kalbarri - Monkey Mia (B,PL)

We visit Kalbarri NP mit Nature's Window, Z-Bend und Hawks Head Lookouts. On our way to Monkey Mia we stop at the Shell Beach, where billions and billions of coquina shells form a unique shell beach . At the shell quarry we see how in the old days, people were cutting the shell blocks used for buildings and we also visit the Stromatolites (living fossils) and the fishing town of Denham.
Overnight in Monkey Mia

Day 4: Monkey Mia - Coral Bay (B,PL)

altIn the morning we wait for the Bottlenose Dolphins which usually visit the beach each morning. After a short lecture by the ranger, we continue on to Coral Bay. At the Ningaloo Reef we are able to snorkel from the beach to discover an abundance of marine life.
Overnight in Coral Bay

Day 5: Coral Bay (B,PL)

Today we spend the day in Coral Bay, your chance to snorkel, dive or book an excursion by boat. At Ningaloo Reef there are many Whales, Dolphins, Dugongs, Manta Rays. It is 260km long(the reef is pristine and still virtually untainted)and offers more than 220 different species of corals. April/May is the best season for Whale Sharks.
Boat Tour Optional
Overnight in Coral Bay

Day 6: Coral Bay - Exmouth (B,PL)

Now we travel to the Cape Range National Park with its spectacular gorges and sandy beaches. Many of the bays are ideal for snorkelling and diving. We might be lucky enough to spot some rock wallbys around Yardie Creek
Overnight in Exmouth

Day 7: Exmouth (B,PL)

Shothole Canyon. One more day to be spent at the Marine Park and a chance to visit Shothole Canyon and Charles Knife Road.
Overnight in Exmouth

Day 8: Exmouth - Tom Price (B,PL,D)

Mining town Tom Price (747 m) is the highest town in Western Australia. In 1962 iron ore was discovered at here. Today it is transported by rail to Dampier from where it is distributed. The Mine is open cut and can be visited. Mount Nameless at 1128m is the highest mountain accessible by car offering wonderful panoramic views.
Overnight in Tom Price

Day 9: Karijini National Park (B,PL)

Tom Price is our gateway to the Karijini National Park with its many gorges, mountains, creeks, plateaus, one of the most beautiful national parks in Western Australia.
There is Hamersley Gorge with its many coloured rock formations and tranquil pools. Hancock Gorge which has access via a ladder, is definitely worth the climb which then reveals aged marbled walls and rock pools, then off to Weano Gorge and Handrail Pool for a refreshing bath. Joffre Falls is only a short stroll from the car park and offers a beautiful view to the pool. Junction Pool Lookout offers an impressive view over several steep gorges.
Overnight in Tom Price

Day 10: Karijini National Park (B,PL)

One more day to be spent in the Karijini Park. Circular Pool can be viewed from the car park or if you are fit enough you can walk down for a refreshing bath. From Dales Gorges we are hiking to Forrtescue Falls and have another chance for a swim.
Overnight in Tom Price

Day 11: Tom Price - Mount Augustus (B,PL)

Today's goal is Mount Augustus which can be reached via 274km of good Gravel Road and 135km of Track. We watch the sunset at Emu Point
Overnight Mount Augustus


Day 12: Mount Augustus (B,PL)

Mount Augustus is 8km long und 3km wide, 730m high and three times as old as Ayers Rock (Uluru). It has a lot of engravings. At sunrise or sunset the colours can change from minute to minute.
Overnight in Cue.

Day 13: Cue - Perth (B,PL)

On our way back to Perth we visit Walga Rock, 48 km west of Cue. It is approx 2 km long with a cave containing Aboriginal Paintings including one believed to depict Dutch ships visiting WA coast in 17th century.


PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT WE DO NOT ALWAYS INCLUDE MOUNT AUGUSTUS,
SOMETIMES WE WILL TRAVEL VIA NEWMAN TO PERTH, PLS ASK FOR THE CURRENT ITINERARY

B=Breakfast, PL=Picnic-Lunch

Included

  • departure guaranteed with 4 people max 6 pax
  • well equipped luxurious 4x4
  • Hotels/Chalets/ accommodation as per programme
  • Breakfast
  • Picnic-Lunches
  • Soft Drinks
  • all entries into National Parks

Please bring with you: duffelbag (suitcases can be left a your Perth hotel), good shoes, Shorts and T-shirts during the day, light long trousers and jumper for the evenings, hat, towel, sun-protection, bathers.

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