Western Discovery Self Drive
Western Australia Self Drive. Explore the beautiful coastline of Western Australia on this 12-night tour, making your way from Perth to the stunning town of Broome.
Itinerary in Brief
- Cervantes – 1 Night
- Geraldton – 1 Night
- Kalbarri – 1 Night
- The Pinnacles – 1 Night
- Monkey Mia – 2 Nights
- Exmouth – 2 Nights
- Karratha – 1 Night
- Port Hedland – 1 Night
- Broome – 2 Nights
Travel the sunniest coastline in Australia as you make your way from Perth through the eerie scenery of the Pinnacles, past fringing reefs, dolphins and sharks to the pearling town of Broome in the tropical north.
- Limestone spires in the Pinnacles National Park
- See dolphins at Monkey Mia
- Ningaloo, Australias only fringing reef
- Cable beach and the pearl town of Broome
Day 1: Perth to Cervantes (124 miles)
Head north from Perth along the Indian Ocean coast road to the Pinnacles Desert and see the striking limestone spires before continuing to Cervantes. Overnight stay.
Day 2: Cervantes to Geraldton (140 miles)
Maybe see the pinnacles at sunrise then head to Geraldton, the Sun City with its great sunshine record and white sandy beaches. Overnight in Geralton.
Day 3: Geraldton to Kalbarri (100 miles)
Continue north today and call into the Kalbarri National Park with its stunning coastline, spectacular gorges and wildflowers during July and November. In Kalbarri perhaps take an optional river cruise or camel trek. 1 Night at Kalbarri.
Day 4: Kalbarri to Monkey Mia (248 miles)
Travel north to Monkey Mia, famous for its dolphins, sparkling blue sea and beautiful scenery. 2 Nights at Monkey Mia.
Day 5: Monkey Mia
Spend the day enjoying all that Monkey Mia has to offer and see the Dolphins and their babies swim in to shore to be fed. Or perhaps drive around Shark Bay, home to a captivating array of marine life including sharks, sea turtles and manta rays. Visit Shell Beach, a six kilometre stretch of beach made of millions of tiny shells.
Day 6: Monkey Mia to Exmouth (443 miles)
It is a fair drive today passing by Coral Bay to Exmouth, to your base for exploring Ningaloo Reef, the worlds largest fringing coral reef and the only one in Australia of any significance.
Day 7: Exmouth
Ningaloo Reef reaches nearly 20 kilometres seaward and covering 5,000 square kilometres of ocean and is home to some 500 species of fish, graceful manta rays and turtles, and over 300 varieties of coral. Perhaps you will drive and explore on your own from the beach, or maybe take an optional white shark discovery cruise. Either way, it is sure to be a fantastic day.
Day 8: Exmouth to Karratha (343 miles)
Take an inland route today, through the striking ancient outback landscapes of the Pilbara with its striking red terrain. Overnight stay in Karrahta.
Day 9: Karratha to Port Hedland (151 miles)
Spend some time looking round Karratha this morning then visit Roebourne and the small ghost town of Cossack before arriving in Port Hedland.
Day 10: Port Hedland to Great Sandy Desert Broome
The Great Sandy Desert is Australias second largest at just over one hundred and ten thousand square miles; you will cross part of it on the way to the pearling town of Broome. 2 Nights at Cable Beach.
Day 11: Broome at Leisure
Today is yours to spend at leisure. Perhaps stroll through town or head to Gantheaume Point; wander along the pristine sand or swim in the turquoise water at Cable Beach or visit the Crocodile Park and hold a baby croc. This evening sit back and relax as you watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean or perhaps you will take an optional camel ride along the beach.
Day 12: Broome departure
Your adventure ends when you leave your car at the airport and continue your journey down under.
- International flights from London Heathrow with various airlines
- 12 nights room only accommodation as shown
- 13 days Hertz group S car rental with MAX cover and unlimited mileage
- Meals on selected days
- Fuel for rental car, tolls, park fees and parking charges
- Meals other than those included
- Sightseeing and attractions not stated above or shown as optional
- One way drop fee (approx $1430 plus tax payable locally)