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29 Day Perth to Darwin Overlander

from $8,590.00

This epic 29 day overland adventure combines our new West Coast Expedition, the 12 Day Perth to Broome with the ever-popular Kimberley trail from Broome to Darwin with , with a four night break from the road in the pearling capital of Australia and home to Cable Beach, Broome. En route, we explore the highlights of the wild west coast of Australia, the Pilbara, Broome & the Kimberley and Katherine until we reach the tropical city of Darwin.

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  • Tour Style Aboriginal Culture, Camping Plus Option, Camping Tour
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  • Group Size Medium Group
    20
All about the 29 Day Perth to Darwin Overlander.

This epic 29 day overland adventure combines our new West Coast Expedition, the 12 Day Perth to Broome with the ever-popular Kimberley trail from Broome to Darwin with , with a four night break from the road in the pearling capital of Australia and home to Cable Beach, Broome. En route, we explore the highlights of the wild west coast of Australia, the Pilbara, Broome & the Kimberley and Katherine until we reach the tropical city of Darwin.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Inclusions

Experienced Guide
Meals - 24 x Breakfasts, 25 x Lunches, 19 x Dinners
Camping & Twin Share Accommodation (Upgrade Options available)
National Park Entry Fees
Indigenous guided Tunnel Creek experience
Zebedee Springs Permit
Lobster Shack Tour
Ocean Park Aquarium
Mining Tour of Tom Price
National Park Entry Fees
East Kimberley Tours Bungle Bungles Camp Stay (2nts)
Triple J Tours Ord River Tour
Nitnit Dreaming Cultural Cruise

Options

30 minute Scenic Helicopter Flight over the Bungle Bungles – allow approx $395pp
El Questro’s Chamberlain Gorge Cruise – allow approx $60pp
Mitchell Falls scenic Helicopter Transfer – allow approx $150pp
Abseiling – allow approx $30pp
Swimming with Manta Rays – allow approx $180pp
Swimming with Whale Sharks (seasonal, April to July only) – allow $350-$370pp
Glass Bottom Boat Rides – allow approx $50pp
Kayaking – allow approx $30ph
Kalbarri Reefwalker Sunset Cliff Cruise – allow approx $50pp

Your Tour Guide can assist with booking these optional activities en route. Due to a limited season and high demand, swimming with Whale Sharks can be difficult to book locally. If you do not want to risk missing out, we recommend you pre-book with Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours in Exmouth for Day 6 of this tour.

  1. Day 1 Pinnacles Desert

    Depart Perth and head north to Nambung National Park to explore the amazing formations of the Pinnacles Desert, before continuing our journey through the scenic coastal town of Cervantes. Here, the Lobster Shack provides a close up encounter with the most valued single species fishery in Australia; the Western Rock Lobster. Experience first-hand how they are brought in from the wild, then watch how they are processed in the factory and packaged up to be sent LIVE to destinations all over the world. Next stop is for lunch in Geraldton, the second largest town in WA. The Hampton Rd historical walk is a great way to get a feel for early life in this beautiful area. Passing the pink lakes en route, we soon reach our accommodation in the pretty seaside town of Kalbarri. (D)

  2. Day 2 Kalbarri National Park

    In the rugged terrain and seclusion of Murchison Gorge, located in Kalbarri National Park, we explore Nature’s Window and Z-Bend Gorge - an exhilarating 150m descent into the heart of the gorge. Feeling adventurous? Give abseiling a go or join a sunset cruise (own expense). (BLD)

  3. Day 3 Shark Bay World Heritage Area

    Today's drive northbound will take us to the Shark Bay World Heritage area where we base ourselves for 2 nights in the most westerley township on the Aussie mainland, Denham. Visit beautiful Shell Beach - one of only two beaches in the world made entirely from shells. Take a guided tour of Ocean Park, where we see the raw fury of sharks feeding; discover endangered sea turtles, highly venomous sea snakes, excruciating stonefish and more! Learn about the secret lives of clownfish, stingrays, and visit rescued sea turtles with your entertaining tour guide. (BLD)

  4. Day 4 Shark Bay World Heritage Area

    After a short drive across the Peron Peninsula we make our way down to the beach to greet the world famous Monkey Mia dolphins. Spend a free day on the beach or opt for a sailing adventure to see more dolphins and even dugongs in this awesome location. (optional, at own expense and subject to availability) (BLD)

  5. Day 5 Exmouth

    Another big drive takes us all the way to Exmouth, via the fascinating stromatalites at Hamelin pool; the world's oldest living organisms! We will also stop in at the agricultural town of Carnavon. Three nights at our private camp on Yardi Creek Station allows time to explore the Ningaloo Reef and Cape Range National Park. (BL)

  6. Day 6 Exmouth

    A day trip to Coral Bay, famous for its idyllic beach and underwater world off shore is a highlight of the trip. Optional activities here include glass bottom boat rides, snorkelling adventures, quad bike rides and more. Alternatively, hire a snorkelling set and kick back on the beach, exploring at your own leisure. In the evenings relax at camp and spot kangaroos and emus, along with the array of birdlife. *Note that all optional activities are at your own expense. (BLD)

  7. Day 7 Exmouth

    Spend the day in the local area, visiting Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and Turquoise Bay. There is also free time for optional activities such as diving with Whale Sharks. (BLD)

  8. Day 8 Karijini National Park

    Today's drive will take us around 600km's inland to the heart of the Pilbara and for many, the highlight of our tour, Karijini National Park. Along the way we take in a guided mine tour at Tom Price to find out what drives the Pilbara before heading to our private camp for a night under the amazing outback stars. (BLD)

  9. Day 9 Karijini National Park

    Two full days of adventure is just the perfect amount of time needed to explore Karijini National Park and its amazing gorges. Formed over 2,500 million years ago, the Hamersley Ranges are some of the most unusual landforms on earth. (BLD)

  10. Day 10 Karijini National Park

    Deep in the gorges you’ll come across cascading waterfalls and fresh, still waterholes that are ideal for swimming. Dales Gorge, Fortesque Falls, Fern Pool, Circular Pool, Weano Gorge and Hancock Gorge are just some of the unforgettable areas we’ll visit. Definitely a highlight. (BL)

  11. Day 11 The Pilbara

    Say your sad farewells to Karijini this morning as we travel towards the coast and the iron ore town of Port Hedland. We have time for a quick town tour and to marvel at the incredible size of the iron ore industry. After lunch we continue on through the Pilbara region, where we spend the night together on an overnight station stay. (BLD)

  12. Day 12 Eighty Mile Beach

    On our final day we stop in for a stroll on Eighty Mile Beach before arriving in sunny tropical Broome! This afternoon we will explore Chinatown hearing fascinating stories of this colourful precinct. We take a drive through Old Broome to view typical Broome architecture and old Pearling Masters homes then view the aqua waters of Roebuck Bay at Town Beach and learn of Broome's One Day War. We then stop at Matsos Broome Brewery to sample their hand made ales and famous ginger beer (at own expense). Afterwards, visit the Japanese Cemetery and Broome Port, the base for many of today's Pearling vessels. Then travel by the Broome Race Course, before taking an easy paced walk at Gantheaume Point known for dinosaur footprints and hear the story of Anastasia's Pool. We then drive down onto Cable Beach for sunset (subject to beach conditions). Relax and enjoy a stroll, or a swim as you watch the sun disappear into the horizon. A drop off to your accommodation is provided at approximately 6.00 pm. (BL)

  13. Day 13 Broome

    Four nights in a motel in this fascinating outback town provides a break from the adventure: time to recoup and prepare for the wild and remote Kimberley leg of our epic overland journey. Kick back on Cable Beach, relax by the pool or, if you are up for more adventure, take on a day tour up the Dampier Peninsula to Cape Leveque or Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm. (No meals or activities are included in Broome)

  14. Day 14 Broome

    Free Day in Broome (No meals)

  15. Day 15 Broome

    Free Day in Broome (No meals)

  16. Day 16 Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek

    Departing Broome at 7:00am, travel through the remote and beautiful landscape, as the guide shares stories of local history, people and the environment. Enjoy a morning tea break by the Fitzroy River and visit the Derby 'Boab Prison Tree'. Before long we hit the Gibb River Road, and travel towards the Napier Range. Once a Devonian reef, these mountains are over 350 million years old and home to a diverse array of animals and plants. The perfect place to experience the stunning natural beauty of an outback oasis is the 3.5km geological wonder of Windjana Gorge. Beneath gorge walls rising 90m, we search for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and Indigenous bush tucker. After a picnic lunch, the afternoon is spent exploring Tunnel Creek with our local indigenous Bunuba guide, who will share ancient rock art and reveal the legend of his ancestor, Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hide-out in the late 1800's. In this 750-metre cave system carved through the Napier Range, we also discover stalactites, secret caves and a large variety of wildlife. A refreshing swim in an idyllic waterhole is a highlight of the day. Return to Windjana Gorge that evening to camp.(LD)

  17. Day 17 Silent Grove

    The day is devoted to exploring Bell Gorge, a hidden highlight of the West Kimberley. This idyllic retreat, considered amongst the most beautiful in the area, boasts cascading waterfalls and crystal clear pools formed over millions of years - an easy place to while away a few hours! (BLD)

  18. Day 18 Galvans Gorge & Mt Elizabeth

    En route to the Mt Elizabeth Station Homestead, discover lily-laden Galvans Gorge, and the tranquil retreat of Adcock Gorge, pausing for a refreshing swim. Once arriving at Mt Elizabeth homestead, which has been family operated since 1945 and in recent years has established tourism facilities for all to experience, you will be able to take in the natural beauty and isolation of the property. With creeks, gorges and diverse vegetation, you will be sure to enjoy the view and spend the day well relaxed. (BLD)

  19. Day 19 The Mitchell Plateau

    Our two day diversion to the majestic Mitchell Plateau is a highlight of the trip. Take on real 4WD country as we travel the rugged Kalumburu Road then turn off onto the Mitchell Plateau Track. After crossing rivers and passing through ancient Livistonia palm forests, we emerge from the savannah and onto the Mitchell Plateau. (BLD)

  20. Day 20 The Mitchell Plateau

    With two nights camping in the National Park, we trek to Little and Big Merten Falls, take a dip in pristine plunge pools and view Bradshaw rock art. There is an optional helicopter flight for a bird's eye view of this extraordinary landscape. (BLD/BLD)

  21. Day 21 Drysdale Station

    Drysdale River Station is an oasis in the outback. This million acre, family owned and operated cattle station, runs approximately 10,000 head of cattle and lies in the North Kimberley on the Gibb River Road. Hanging out in the true blue Australian outback means you have all the magical scenery and feeling of isolation you could ask for. On arrival you may wish to explore the nearby surroundings or sit back and enjoy a cold drink in the beer garden, warm yourself around the log fire in the cool night air. (BL)

  22. Day 22 El Questro Wilderness Park

    We continue our journey up the Gibb River Road to the iconic El Questro Wilderness Park. (BLD)

  23. Day 23 El Questro Wilderness Park

    Two nights here allows join one or more of the many activities on offer. This could include a refreshing dip in the Zebedee Springs, a trek into El Questro Gorge, Emma Gorge or a cruise on Chamberlain Gorge (own expense). Or simply explore this beautiful wilderness park at your own leisure. (BL)

  24. Day 24 Purnululu National Park: Bungle Bungles

    Head south down the Great Northern Highway to Purnululu National Park, home of the magnificent Bungle Bungles. Two nights here allows a full day to explore the highlights of this extraordinary National Park, the most famous of which, are the Bungle Bungle domes. Rivers created this landscape of unique orange and black striped 'beehive' geological formations over a period of 20 million years. Unbelievably, only the locals knew it existed until the early 1980's; once discovered by others, the area was made a national park in 1987. (BLD)

  25. Day 25 Purnululu National Park: Bungle Bungles

    We explore Echidna Chasm (2km), known for its towering Livistonia Palm trees, and take a short walk (2-3km) into stunning Cathedral Gorge, where towering rocks create a natural amphitheatre. There is time in the afternoon to take an optional scenic flight and enjoy a birds-eye view of the beehive domes (approx $350pp, own expense) to put it all into perspective. (BLD)

  26. Day 26 Kununurra

    Return north, to the heart of the east Kimberley: Kununurra. (BLD)

  27. Day 27 Kununurra

    After a free morning we join Triple J Tours on their Lake Argyle and Ord River Cruise: take a bus out to Lake Argyle, a vast man-made lake and thriving new eco-system. Enjoy a ground tour of the area including a visit to the historic Durack Homestead and a scenic lookout, before boarding a boat for a relaxing cruise along the Ord River back to Kununurra. The evening is free to discover Kununurra at your leisure (BL)

  28. Day 28 Katherine

    Continue east along the Victoria Highway and cross the border into the Northern Territory as we travel to the outback town of Katherine, home to the spectacular Nitmiluk Gorge. (BLD)

  29. Day 29 Nitmiluk Gorge & Darwin

    A morning cruise through Katherine (Nitmiluk) Gorge is a great start to our last day. Nitmiluk Gorge is an inspiring natural wonder comprising 13 different gorges, carved over a millennia by the Katherine River. On the Nitnit Dreaming Cultural Cruise, we explore two of these gorges, and discover the customs of the traditional land owners, the Jawoyn people. After the cruise, enjoy a dip in Edith Falls then travel into Darwin, arriving at approximately 6.00pm. (BL)

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