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Please note: We don't include the car in the prices as there are so many choices. You can either book your own car or we'd be pleased to do it for you.


The Coral Coast Tour
9 or 12 days
Covers all the main highlights of W.A.'s amazing coastline north of Perth to Exmouth.

The South West Tour
5 or 9 days
Spectacular coastlines, huge Karri forests and vineyards.

Perth to Broome
14 or 17 days
Coral Coast Tour but finishing in laid back, tropical Broome. There's the option to add the spectacular gorges & waterholes of Karijini National Park.

Perth to Darwin
21 days
Coral Coast Tour plus the breathtaking Kimberley and Northern Territory's stunning Kakadu National Park.
Perth to Darwin
Perth to Darwin

Discover W.A.'s incredible Coral Coast before moving on to visit tropical Broome, the Kimberley and the Northern Territory's Kakadu. You'll visit The Pinnacles, Kalbarri's deep gorges and rugged coast, Shark Bay World Heritage area (including Monkey Mia's dolphins), Ningaloo Reef, Broome, the remote gorges of the Kimberley, Katherine Gorge and the breathtaking Kakadu National Park.

21 day tour

AU$ 4,344 BOOK NOW

Includes: 20 nights accommodation plus:
Full day at Kalbarri, Shark Bay, Coral Bay, Broome and Kakadu National Park

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There's so much to see and do on this trip that a good plan is to drive to an area one day, explore the beautiful coastlines and outback via car and foot the next and then move on to a new area the following day. This gives you time to properly discover each region, soak up the atmosphere and wonder at the amazing scenery on the way...

Pinnacles at sunsetPinnacles Desert - 250km north of Perth in the Nambung National Park you'll find these incredible limestone pillars emerging from the desert. A dawn or dusk visit is a must to capture them in the right light. Surrounding the park are beautiful, empty beaches and a wildflower wonderland in Spring.

Murchison River Gorges and Coastline - Kalbarri is a lovely small town on the banks of the Murchison River where it flows into the Indian Ocean. South of town are spectacular beaches, huge towering red coastal cliffs and amazing pink lakes. Kalbarri National Park is accessed by a good condition 26km gravel road. You'll see rugged outback with stunning gorges carved out over the millennia by the Murchison River. Visit Z-Bend, The Loop and Nature's Window. You'll experience the incredible isolation of this pristine area and if you'd prefer not to take the gravel road in your vehicle, guided tours can be arranged.

Monkey Mia dolphinsMonkey Mia Dolphins - Wake up early and stroll down to the beach to see wild dolphins just a metre or two from the beach! With one eye out of the water they are genuinely interested in who's there and it's amazing to see them playing so close to shore.

On the way in (or out) of this World Heritage Listed area you'll see the huge views over Shark Bay from Eagle Bluff, walk on Shell Beach made up of tiny cockle shells as far as the eye can see & wonder at stromatolites which are the earth's oldest living fossils. They saw the dawn of life itself and are widely accepted as being responsible for making the earth suitable for higher life forms.

A great optional excursion at Monkey Mia is to walk with an aboriginal guide who'll explain the history of the area, show you how to find bush tucker, water and medicine and bring the barren desert to life. It's a highly recommended experience and especially at

Coral Bay on Ningaloo Reef

Clams and coral just off the beach Ningaloo Reef & Cape Range National Park - Ningaloo is the longest fringing reef in the world and its isolated location means it is one of the most pristine too.

You can snorkel or dive on the incredible 300km reef simply by stepping off the empty white beaches into the amazing underwater world with over 520 species of fish and 250 species of coral.

Swim with manta rays and turtles all year round and whale sharks in season (April to September) and then visit the deep red outback gorges of Cape Range National Park before cruising up Yardie Creek with a Ranger who will tell you all about the local area (optional).

Forget the Great Barrier Reef - Ningaloo is next to shore without the need for a boat trip, remote and pristine. Coral Bay is a tiny village but it has a great bar/restaurant overlooking the reef while Exmouth is larger with more facilities. Both offer snorkel/dive trips, glass bottom boats tours and plenty of other excursions to keep you busy.

Gorges and cliffs in the Kimberley80 Mile Beach - a great spot on the road through to Broome, and as its name suggests it is 80 miles long. There is a caravan park available with all the regular facilities, and it makes quite a nice spot for a break.

Broome - The tropical paradise of Broome finally comes into view after the long drive up the west coast. It has beautiful Indian Ocean beaches, wonderful sunsets and a fantastic climate for much of the year. It has all the comforts of a holiday town but with bit of a frontier feel. Visit Malcolm Douglas's famous crocodile park, relax on Cable Beach, try some fishing off the jetty and rest before heading into the Kimberley.

The Kimberley - The Kimberley has incredible gorges, deep red cliffs, boab trees and huge rivers and wetlands. In the 'dry' season it's easier to explore and you can either take a tarmac road or (with the right vehicle and experience) be adventurous and drive the Gibb River Road - one of the great 4WD tracks of Australia. Lennard Gorge, Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge are a selection of the fantastic sights just waiting to draw you from the highway.

Kakadu National Park

Katherine - the third largest town in the Northern Territory, most famous for Katherine Gorge, the most spectacular of local attractions. Located in the Nitmiluk National Park just outside the town to the north east, Katherine Gorge is the most famous of a series of gorges found inside the park.

Litchfield National Park - A smaller brother to nearby Kakadu, Litchfield certainly doesn't disappoint! Fantastic waterfalls, plunge-pools and secluded atmosphere. An easy day-trip from Darwin too.

Kakadu National Park - Incredible wildlife with big crocs, stunning bird life, water buffalo and an amazing variety of plants and trees can be found in this wetland paradise.

Watching the sunset over the wetlands at Ubirr is magical and exploring the caves and aboriginal artwork at Nourlangie from 60,000 years ago provides an amazing insight into the country and the love the aboriginal people have for it.

No swimming allowed in these billabongs! An early morning boat tour on Yellow Water is a must to see the amazing variety of animal, bird and plant life in the park. The Rangers will tell you all about the region and point out things you would never see if you were on your own.

Darwin - is the capital city of the Northern Territory. A population of some 111,000 makes it by far the most populated city in the Northern Territory but the least populated of all Australia's capital cities. Laid back, multicultural, tropical and easy on the eye - all in all a great place to relax after a fantastic trip.

This is a spectacular tour through the outback along an unspoilt coastline with friendly people, and loads to see on the way. If you'd like to see the 'real' Australia - this is it!