Slide background

Enjoy 20 nights onboard your luxury coach exploring pristine coastlines and rugged outback scenery on this extensive exploration of Australia’s wild west coast. You’ll venture into the rugged Kimberley region, where breathtaking waterfalls and mystical waterholes await you in landscapes abounding in native wildlife. From dynamic Perth to the mineral-rich Pilbara and the Karijini wilderness, this journey creates memories to last a lifetime.

Inclusions:

  • Economy airfare from Los Angeles to Perth & Darwin - Los Angeles (Addons available from your local airport)
  • 21 Days/20 Nights Fully Escorted tour including quality accommodation, most meals, travel by luxury coach, experienced driver guide and airport transfers.
  • ETA to enter Australia
  • All airport taxes

Highlights of your tour include:

  • Indigenous culture at Yanchep National Park
  • Walk amongst the mystical Pinnacles
  • Discover WA’s famous wildflowers (seasonal)
  • Get up close to the dolphins at Monkey Mia
  • Cruise on Coral Bay in Ningaloo National Park
  • Tour Rio Tinto's awesome Tom Price iron ore mine
  • Hike to the waterfalls at Karijini National Park
  • Spectacular Cable Beach Sunsets from your hotel
  • Cruise on Geikie Gorge
  • Visit an art gallery and view Indigenous artwork
  • Stay in permanent Safari Tents at Emma Gorge
  • Chamberlain Gorge Cruise
  • Thrilling Ord River boat ride
  • Dinner at Kununurra Sandalwood Factory
  • Visit to Hoochery Distillery for rum tasting
  • See the Katherine Outback Experience show
  • Cruise on Katherine Gorge with an Indigenous guide
  • Included Choice Experiences in Monkey Mia

*Limited tour departures apply: 30 June, 28 July, 25 August, 08 September 2019

Itinerary 

Customize this itinerary - Contact Us

Day 1 - Depart US
Depart the US for your flight to Perth, connecting via Sydney or Melbourne. Considering upgrading your flight? Consider premium economy from $600 per person additional each way or a life flat bed in business class from $2,000 each way.

Day 2 - Cross International Date Line

Day 3 - Welcome to Perth
Transfer to your accommodation on arrival. This afternoon when you meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at your hotel, set off on a city tour of Perth including a visit to Kings Park where you can see the broad expanse of the Swan River and wander around the Anzac Memorial and wildflower gardens. You'll also see the many public art instillations around the city and get a feel for the different precincts surrounding the CBD. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers over a delicious welcome meal. DW
Hotel: Crowne Plaza, Perth

350_DWA_per111801.jpg
350_DWA_per111802.jpg
350_DWA_per111803.jpg

Image: Destination Western Australia

Day 4 - Perth - Geraldton
You'll travel along the West Australian coastline to the port of Geraldton. Heading north to Yanchep National Park, you’ll enjoy a fantastic Aboriginal cultural experience in a bush setting. Meet your Aboriginal guide who’ll share with you their way of life and will treat you to the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo. It's a hands on experience where you'll have the chance to touch and feel traditional Aboriginal tools and it will have you rolling around with laughter. Continue along the coast to the seaside hamlet of Lancelin at lunchtime and then to Nambung National Park, home of the marvellous Pinnacles, a series of intriguing limestone formations. On arrival in Geraldton you'll visit the evocative HMAS Sydney Memorial and have the chance to discover the seaside township. B
Hotel: Mantra, Geraldton

350_DWA_pinnacles111801.jpg
350_DWA_pinnacles1111802.jpg
350_DWA_pinnacles1111803.jpg

Image: Destination Western Australia

Day 5 - Geraldton - Monkey Mia
Travel to Hamelin Pool to see the world’s best known colony of Stromatolites. Dating back to the beginning of life on earth, while they may not appear alive, these living structures have helped scientists unravel the history of life on earth! Later visit fascinating Shell Beach, one of only two in the world, formed from billions of coquina bivalve shells up to ten metres deep. Continue to the crystal blue waters and the pristine white shell and sandy beaches of Monkey Mia where you’ll stay for the next two nights. BDW
Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, Monkey Mia, 2 nights

Day 6 - Monkey Mia
Every morning, Monkey Mia's wild dolphins swim to shore to be fed and mingle with the people. After a leisurely breakfast overlooking the calm waters of the bay, watch the famous dolphins swim into shore (Note: As dolphins are wild their appearance cannot be guaranteed.) Today, choose from two Included Choice sightseeing experiences. B

350_DWA_monkeymia_111801.jpg
350_DWA_monkeymia_111802.jpg
350_DWA_monkeymia_111803.jpg

Image: Destination Western Australia

Day 7 - Monkey Mia- Carnarvon
Today we make the journey north to Carnarvon. On arrival you’ll visit the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum with plenty of time to explore. BDW
Hotel: Best Western, Carnarvon

Day 8 - Carnarvon - Coral Bay
Today you journey to the spectacular waters of the West Coast to North West Cape. Exmouth is situated on the boundary of Cape Range National Park and the Ningaloo Marine Park and was was built to house the families of US Navy personnel working at Naval Communication Station Harold E Holt. Head to Coral Bay, where we will hop onto a glass bottom boat, and cruise over World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef. On the coral cruise you'll see wonderful fish and bright unspoiled corals without having to get in the water. It's a fantastic experience! When you arrive into Exmouth you'll visit Vlaming Head Lighthouse for stunning view over Lighthouse Bay and enjoy a tour of the township with your Travel Director. Tonight stay just metres from the water, overlooking Exmouth Gulf. BDW
Hotel: Mantarays Ningaloo Reef Resort, Exmouth, 2 nights

Day 9 - Exmouth ‘Free Time'
After a leisurely breakfast, today is yours to do as you choose. Why not marvel at the size, grace and beauty of the Whale Shark as you swim alongside them in the pristine waters of the Ningaloo Marine Park, alternatively you could take a stroll along the beach, or relax by the hotel pool overlooking the water. B DW

350_DWA_exmouth_111801.jpg
350_DWA_exmouth_111802.jpg
350_DWA_exmouth_111803.jpg

Image: Destination Western Australia

Day 10 - Exmouth- Karratha
Before departing, take one last look over Lighthouse Bay and the Vlaming Head Lighthouse. Before continuing north to Western Australia's famous Pilbara region. Known for its rich cultural landscape, red earth and vast mineral deposits, the region's diverse landscape will fascinate you. Tonight enjoy dinner at your hotel. BDW
Hotel: Ibis Styles, Karratha

Day 11 - Karratha - Tom Price - Karijini
This morning, journey through the Hammersley Range to follow the mining rail lines to the town of Tom Price. Enjoy a guided tour of Rio Tinto's Open Cut Iron Ore Mine site. You will be amazed by the massive pit and see the huge machinery and trucks in action as you're lead to the heart of the operation. Next, journey in to the depths of the Pilbara to Karijini National Park. Located in the Hamerlsley Ranges, Karijini is famous for the natural beauty of its deep gorges, secluded emerald rock pools and ice blue waterfalls. Your stay tonight is in safari-style eco tents. You can sit on your private deck with a good book and relax watching the sun set and fall asleep to the calming sounds of nature. BLDW
Hotel: Karijini Eco Retreat, Karijini

Day 12 - Karijini National Park - Port Hedland
This morning we explore more of Karijini. The startling landscape of spectacular gorges, waterfalls and rock pools provides a striking contrast to the stark red landscape of the Pilbara. You'll explore Fortescue Falls at Dales Gorge and if you're up to it, you can take a walk to one of the national park's plunge pools. Port Hedland is a hub for major resource activity and is a powerhouse of the Australian economy. Its natural deep anchorage harbour sees the export of iron ore, salt, manganese, livestock and natural gas from the nearby off shore gas fields. Tonight enjoy dinner at your hotel. BDW
Hotel: The Esplanade Hotel, Port Hedland

Day 13 - Port Hedland - Broome
Skirting the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, we travel crossing vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands through Pardoo, towards the tropical resort town of Broome on the Indian Ocean. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for dinner overlooking Cable Beach. BDW
Hotel: Cable Beach Resort and Spa, Broome, 2 nights

Day 14 - Broome Free Day
Today you have a full day to explore this tropical hideaway. At some stage you may enjoy a leisurely stroll along the 22 kilometres of pristine sand and swim in the turquoise water that is Cable Beach. Wander through Chinatown or shop for pearls. Tonight, sit back and relax with a drink to watch the spectacular sunset over Cable Beach. B

350_DWA_broome_111801.jpg
350_DWA_broome_111802.jpg
350_DWA_broome_111803.jpg

Image: Destination Western Australia

Day 15 - Broome – Fitzroy Crossing
Today after a Broome city sights tour, travel to Geike Gorge for a relaxing cruise and to take in the magnificent colours and structure of the gorge's stone walls in the morning light. During the wet season, the Fitzroy River rises over 16 metres, staining the limestone walls of the gorge and flooding the national park with seven metres of water. In the dry season, the river transforms itself into a quiet stream strung beneath the towering cliffs of the Devonian Reef. Watch for freshwater crocodiles, fruit bats and wallabies as the 30 metre high walls of the gorge tower above you. Continue to Fitzroy Crossing. BDW
Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing

350_DWA_fitzroy_111801.jpg
350_DWA_fitzroy_111802.jpg
350_DWA_fitzroy_111803.jpg

Image: Destination Western Australia

Day 16 - Fitzroy Crossing – Halls Creek
Today we stop Stop at the indigenous Mangkaja Art Gallery and experience what the gallery is doing for the local community. This is a great opportunity to purchase some indigenous art from the locals. Later we will continue to Halls Creek, a town rich in history and culture. B L DW
Hotel: Kimberley Hotel, Halls Creek

Day 17 - Halls Creek – Emma Gorge
Today visit the Argyle Diamond Mine, the world's largest supplier of natural coloured diamonds. The mine has been operating since 1983 and has produced 800 million carats of rough diamond since! A local Indigenous guide will join you for an extensive behind the scenes look at the diamond mining process and teach you about the cultural significance of the mine. You'll see egrets, herons, ibises, magpie geese and maybe even a few jabirus and lurking crocodiles. Continue to El Questro Wilderness Park for your stay at Emma Gorge Resort. Nestled at the foot of the rusty red Cockburn Ranges, you won't even know the resort is there as you approach down the dusty dirt road, but before you know it, an oasis of native pandanus and palms appear. Staying in safari style tented cabins, you really feel like you're immersed in nature. It's bound to be a highlight! B L DW
Hotel: Emma Gorge Resort, El Questro, 2 nights

Day 18 - Emma Gorge
This morning awaken to the calls of native birds and head to the resort's large verandah for breakfast and beautiful views of the surrounding ranges. Next up you'll travel across the Pentecost River to the hub of El Questro Wilderness Park for a cruise on Chamberlain Gorge, a fresh waterhole fringed by tropical vegetation and 60 metre tall escarpments. Afterwards, spend a little time at the station and grab a bite for lunch before heading back to Emma Gorge Resort. This afternoon is free for you to relax and enjoy your surrounds. Maybe take a dip in the resort pool, lay back with a good book on your cabin's verandah or if you're up for it, join your Travel Director for a challenging hike to Emma Gorge for a dip in the c

350_DWA_emmagorge_111801.jpg
350_DWA_emmagorge_111802.jpg
350_DWA_emmagorge_111803.jpg

Image: Destination Western Australia

rystal clear waterhole. B DW

Day 19 - Emma Gorge - Kununurra
This morning you depart for Kununurra, the food bowl of WA. First up visit Hoochery Distillery, makers of Ord River Rum, the only rum made in Western Australia! Take a guided tour and hear how Spike Dessert and his family came to open the distillery, before you sit down and try their famous Ord River Rum Cake for morning tea. Later enjoy a visit to the historic Durack Homestead Museum. Later, cruise along the Ord River from Lake Argyle back to Kununurra and experience the abundance or birdlife these permanent waters have brought to the region. Experience a magical sunset on the water before you arrive in Kununurra. B DW
Hotel: The Kimberley Grande, Kununurra, 2 nights

350_DWA_Kununurra_111801.jpg
350_DWA_Kununurra_111802.jpg
350_DWA_Kununurra_111803.jpg

Image: Destination Western Australia

Day 20 - Kununurra
Today you can take an optional early morning scenic flight over the spectacular Bungle Bungle beehive domes before a tour of Kununurra, or you may like to forgo your tour of Kununurra for a full day in depth 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungle. Kununurra is the hub of local industry for agriculture, tourism and mining in the East Kimberley. Afterwards you'll have time to view the town from Kelly’s Knob Lookout before enjoying a free afternoon to relax and unwind. This evening, you’re invited to a privately hosted dinner at the Kununurra Sandalwood Factory in the heartland of Kununurra’s Sandalwood plantations. Enjoy a By My Guest presentation by a local Sandalwood expert and learn about this fascinating industry while you dine on fresh locally grown produce from the Ord Valley. B BG

350_DWA_bungles_111801.jpg
350_DWA_bungles_111802.jpg
350_DWA_bungles_111803.jpg

Image: Destination Western Australia

Day 21 - Kununurra - Katherine
Watch the landscape change as you journey across vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands into the Northern Territory's Top End. Later on you’ll meet Tom Curtain and experience his spectacular Outback show; it will be an experience you’ll never forget. B DW
Hotel: Paraway Motel, Katherine

Day 22 - Katherine - Darwin
This morning travel to Nitmiluk National Park. Take a relaxing cruise at Katherine Gorge on the placid waters of the river where you'll really feel the spirituality of the land and marvel at the towering cliffs while you spot wildlife and learn about the history and culture of the local Traditional Owners, the Jawoyn people. Travel north along the Stuart Highway stopping at Adelaide River War Cemetery along the way. On arrival in Darwin, enjoy a city sights tour of the tropical State capital, before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a delicious final dinner overlooking the waterfront. B FD
Hotel: Mantra Esplanade, Darwin

Day 23 - Depart Darwin
This morning after breakfast, bid farewell to your fellow travellers when your journey across Western Australia comes to an end. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the US or your next destination in Australia. B

 

Request a Quote

 

Consider adding one of these Australian experiences to your package

350x200_port_douglas.jpg

Port Douglas from $999 per person

Internal Virgin Australia flights to Cairns, 4 nights 4.5* Shantara Resort, Full Day Outer Barrier Reef snorkeling tour including lunch, Half Day Mossman Gorge & Aboriginal Dreamtime Walking tour, shuttle transfers Cairns to Port Douglas round trip

Read More

 

 

350x200_SYD_Harbour_Bridge.jpg

Sydney from $949 person

Internal Virgin Australia flights to Sydney, 4 nights accommodation at the 5* Amora Jamison, Half day small group city, Sydney Harbour morning tea cruise, Sydney Opera House tour, Blue Mountains Day tour, shuttle transfers Cairns from/to airport

Read More

 

 

350x200_Kangaroo_isljpg

Adelaide and Kangaroo Island from $1349

Internal Virgin Australia flights to Adelaide, 3 nights accommodation at the 4.5* Majestic Roof Garden, Full day 4WD tour to Kangaroo Island including one way flight & one way by ferry, Full day Barossa Valley wine tour, Private car transfers Adelaide from/to airport

Read More

 

 

350x200_WAlogo_270_1018.jpg
 
 

 

Conditions

Package from pricing is based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room) for travel Monday - Thursday from Los Angeles (addon flights from your local airport available for an additional cost) for bookings by 31 January 2019; $60 supplement applies each way for travel on Friday to Sunday. Ask an Aspire consultant for pricing for other travel dates. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Certain blackout dates apply on the accommodation and tour value add offers - check with your Aspire consultant. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Hotels are subject to availability. All prices reflect a discount for purchases made by cash/wire transfer/check, please see terms and conditions for credit card payments. There are no discounts for payment made by credit cards. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply.

A passport with extended validity past your travel dates and an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is required to enter Australia; Aspire Down Under can issue your ETA for a processing fee of $25 per person. A copy of the picture page of your passport and payment for your ETA is required at the time of booking.