West Coast Road trip from Perth to Broome Via Pinnacles, Geraldton, Kalbarri, Monkey Mia, Coral Bay, Exmouth, Karijini and more.
Join us on an amazing 13-day drive from Perth to Broome and see Australia’s most impressive landscapes.
Explore the Pinnacles, Kalbarri National Park, Shark Bay, Ningaloo World Heritage Area, Monkey Mia Dolphins, Exmouth, Cape Range National Park, Karijini National Park, and more with our one of a kind Perth to Broome tour!
For this tour, you will join us for our ENTIRE trip up to Exmouth. After, travel to Karijini eco-retreat.
Over the following two days, you will be taken to some of Western Australia’s most impressive terrain. Be ready to hike and swim through the many gorges of Karijini National park. This really is one of Australia’s most unique National Parks!
The trailer is armed with a kitchen, fridge, snorkeling gear, games, tents, sleeping bags, and mattresses. All you need to bring is yourself, a sense of adventure, and the desire to see the real Australia!
Become part of the Why Not Bus family! Laugh your ass off with your new friends, share funny experiences. Or bust out the red cups for some competitive party fun. We encourage everyone to be who they want to be! Experience true freedom hundreds of Kms from the ‘Real World’!
National Park Fees Monkey Mia Dolphin Entry Fee 2 Nights Hostel Dorm 2 Nights Karijini Glamping tents 4 Nights Bush/Beach Camping 3 Nights Holiday Resort Camping Overnight Integrity Buses Auski Road House to Broome Hikes/Daily activities
To save you $$$’s we have kept the trip price low giving you the option to add additional activities along the way.
– Accommodation and National park fees included; We camp throughout the trip at a mixture of holiday parks, bush campsites, and hostels. All Accommodation and National Park fees are included in the trip price. (Occasionally during extreme weather conditions you may be required to pay an extra $10-$15 on top of the trip price for emergency alternative accommodation options).
– Food; At the beginning of each trip we all put in $60 into a ‘food fund’. This is then used to buy ingredients that make up the delicious feasts we eat along the way. On average you can expect to spend between $5 to $10 a day for food
– Sleeping bag/ Mattress/tent rental; To cover cleaning and repair costs, these can be rented for the duration of the trip for $10per person. Our tents accommodate 2 people
Extra Optional Activities
Sea Lion Boat Trip: Take a 2hr boat trip to the Jurien Bay Marine Park where you will snorkel and see the local sea Lion population ($70) *Why Not Bus Exclusive
– Whale Shark Swim; An all-day experience that includes swimming with these magnificent creatures, a warm-up reef snorkel, and a delicious lunch for the cheapest price in town at $360 (Coral Bay) or $380 (Exmouth).
– Surfing; Take a surf Lesson or board rental in Exmouth, ($60 or $25 respectively) *Why Not Bus exclusive
– Ningaloo Manta-Ray Tour; Spend an epic day at Ningaloo reef in coral bay. snorkel the outer reef and later swim with 2-3m manta rays ($145)
– Rent a Kayak; Paddle through the world Heritage ecosystems of Shark Bay and Ningaloo reef ($25)
– Coral Bay Snorkel Gear Rental; 2 days $10.
Day 1 Before we start our one of a kind Perth to Broome Tour, we set off to the local shops and stock up on food for our delicious home-cooked meals. We then head north with our first stop along the way for a quick lunch. Enjoy the impressive views along the Indian Ocean drive and then explore the pinnacles desert. A short drive brings us to our private campsite where we kick back for the night. Watch the sunset with your new mates and enjoy a beer!
Day 2 – Geraldton and the Pink Lake Sleep off your hangover or have an early morning swim then hit the road around 9.30 am. Before lunch, we checkout Geraldton foreshore and museums then head to the spectacular Pink Lake for some rad photo ops! The campsite tonight is at the scenic lucky bay, walk the sand dunes or swim as the sun goes down. There is plenty of space at the campsite so time to turn the music up and let your hair down for the night.
Day 3 – Kalbarri National Park Hit the road and see the Scenic Kalbarri cliffs before a quick swim and cold shower at the river mouth. Then explore the amazing Kalbarri National Park with a few hours of hiking to Nature’s Window and the Z Bend. In the late afternoon, we hit the road to our overnight stop by the river.
Day 4 – Shark Bay This Morning we drive into the World Heritage site of Shark Bay. Check out Shell Beach, relax and swim in the crystal clear water. After lunch, we drive into the town of Denham. It’s now time for a bit of luxury as we set up camp at the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort. After dinner and an amazing sunset, you can head down to the jetty and spot wildlife with your torch or kick back on the grass around the campsite.
Day 5 – Monkey Mia, Dolphins & Carnarvon Wake up and walk 50m down to the water’s edge. It’s time to meet the famous Monkey Mia Dolphins, if you are lucky you will get to feed flipper his scaly breakfast! There are now a few free hours to explore swim or rent a kayak. We hit the road around lunchtime and travel to Carnarvon to resupply. The campsite is a short drive north of here where we will settle in for the night.
Day 6 – Coral Bay We roll into coral bay mid-morning and set up camp. There are now essentially two free days to explore, Snorkel the amazing reef, (Optional Fishing charter, diving, whale shark tours) or just sit with your new friends on the beach and enjoy this special place. Usually, things will kick off pretty early and by late afternoon everyone is ready to blow off some steam and party up! Truth or Dare anyone? Our campsite is 5 min walk from the beach and everything else in town. You will fall in love with this place the moment you arrive!
Day 7 – Coral Bay Extra day in coral bay! Today you can really see the reef at its finest, only meters from the beach are huge coral formations and large fish. If you are lucky you might swim alongside a turtle or friendly reef shark! (Optional Fishing charter, diving, Manta Ray Tours, whale shark tours)
Day 8 – Exmouth Surfing go for one last swim or sleeping in before we drive to Exmouth. In the afternoon we have the option to rent a surfboard or do a lesson ($25, $50) our campsite tonight can vary depending on what the group feels, in town or by the beach.
Day 9 – Cape Range National park, Whale Sharks, Ningaloo Reef Our lucky Whale shark/Humpback swimmers will be picked up from the campsite early morning. The rest of the group will travel to the Cape Range National Park and explore the many sites. The lighthouse at sunset really sets the scene for our last night together and if we are lucky we will see the Humpback Whales breaching on the Horizon! The last night at the campsite is a nice time to spend with your new mates, make plans to meet in future travels, or wonder how you can find a way to come back!
Day 10 – EXMOUTH to Karijini Travel inland to the red earthed heart of the Pilbara. Keep an eye out the window for wildlife and maybe even a cheeky dingo. Arrive at Karijini Eco retreat this afternoon.
Day 11 – Karijini National Park: Day 1 Today Explore Knox gorge, Hancock Gorge and hike down into Kermits Pool for a refreshing swim. Then walk Weano Gorge and visit Handrail Pool. We also check out Oxers, Junction Pool & Jofre lookouts.
Day 12 – Karijini National Park: Day 2 Today Head to Dales Gorge and swim at the picturesque Fern Pool. Then check out Fortesque Falls. Now hike 1.5 km through Dales Gorge to Circular Pool for a swim. This afternoon take the Integrity Coach bus to Port Headland and break until 1.30 am when you will travel Overnight to Broome
Day 13 – Sleep on the coach and arrive in the beautiful Broome by 8.15am
There is a $30 mandatory accommodation upgrade in school holidays payable in cash on departure: Tours Apr 11th, 4th July, 26th Sept,
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