Western Explorer




Easy Camping


Broome – Perth




Next Tour: 10th - 21st August 2022

We travel from Broome to Perth through WA’s typical outback country. Rugged ancient landscapes including Karijini National Park, Mt Augustus and the Kennedy Ranges, are not places you can just swing by. Our 12 day tour from Broome to Perth, which coincides with the northern wildflower season, is an ideal way to explore all three in one go.

We spend three nights at the magnificent Karijini National Park, famous for its spectacular gorges, waterfalls and cool swimming holes. It boasts an abundance of plant life and is also home to a variety of marsupials, including the endemic Pilbara Ningaui (Ningaui timealeyi) and Little Red Antechinus (Dasykaluta rosamondae).

Measuring at over twice the size of Uluru, Mt Augustus is a dramatic peak. The stunning colours change at dawn and dusk; bright pink, orange and red with the occasional green reflect. The vegetation is open mulga shrubland with several endemic plant species, including a native hibiscus, a Mulla-Mulla and a striking native foxglove.

Kennedy Range is one of the world’s most ancient land formations, with delicate patterns on rock faces due to water and wind erosion. The area is a biological hotspot, from twisted fig trees in its gorges and spinifex atop the plateau, to the wattles, mallee and wildflowers across the surrounding plain. You may also be lucky enough to see Euros and rock-wallabies living in caves.

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Extended Trip Details


Day 1Broome to De Grey RiverDeparting Broome early this morning we’ll begin our journey south. We will travel via the Great Northern Highway and the Boreline Road to the De Grey River to set up camp. The water holes formed in the river during the dry season are a great place to view wildlife and birds visiting the water for a drink. Accommodation: Bush camp De Grey River LD
Day 2De Grey River to Karijini National ParkOn our journey this morning we’ll pass through Marble Bar. We’ll have a look around this well known Pilbara town and then head to Karijini National Park. We should have time to swim at Fern Pool, a picturesque swimming spot fed by a natural spring. Lush green ferns surround the pool and a cascading waterfall completes the oasis. Accommodation: National Park Camp BLD
Day 3 & 4Karijini National ParkWe’ll spend the next two days exploring and photographing the natural features of Karijini National Park, including Oxers lookout, Weano Gorge and Dales Gorge. As some of the most spectacular sights in WA, they are not to be missed. Accommodation: National Park Camp BLD
Day 5Karijini National Park to Tom PriceThis morning we’ll explore Mt Bruce (Western Australia’s second highest mountain), and then head to Tom Price where you can enjoy some free time while the crew restock our fresh food supplies. Accommodation: Campsite Tom Price BLD
Day 6Tom Price to Mt AugustusLeaving Tom Price we’ll continue south, passing through station country as we travel towards Mount Augustus. We should arrive at our campsite late afternoon, which will be our base for the next two nights. Accommodation: Campsite at Mt Augustus Caravan Park BLD
Day 7Mt AugustusToday we will undertake a variety of walks including one up Mount Augustus to enjoy magnificent views, one to an Aboriginal rock art display and a walk to visit a shady waterhole. Accommodation: Campsite at Mt Augustus Caravan Park BLD
Day 8Mt Augustus to Kennedy RangesLeaving Mt Augustus this morning we’ll head to the Kennedy Ranges. We will drive through the semi-arid Gascoyne region where we should see plenty of Little Corellas, Pink and Grey Galahs, Wedge-tailed Eagles, and wildflowers. We’ll set up camp in the shadow of the towering cliff face on the eastern side of the ranges. When camp is set up, we will go for a 2km walk on the Temple Gorge Trail. It has wonderful views up and into the red towering cliffs. Accommodation: Kennedy Ranges Bush Camp BLD
Day 9Kennedy RangesThis morning a walk to the top of the range will reward you with stunning views over the plain and small tufted covered sand dunes. This afternoon we will visit the intriguing Honeycomb Gorge, named after it’s honeycomb filigree pattern etched into the rock walls. Accommodation: Kennedy Ranges Bush Camp BLD
Day 10Kennedy Ranges to MurchisonBack on the road today, we’ll continue south via Gascoyne Junction. We will be stopping along the way for wildlife and wildflower sightings. Accommodation: Murchison Camp Ground BLD
Day 11Murchison to Coalseam Conservation ReserveToday we’ll continue through Murchison country which boasts unique scenery and should be rich with Everlastings and other wildflowers. There will be time this afternoon to take a walk through the reserve. Accommodation: National Park Campsite BLD
Day 12Coalseam to PerthToday we head back to Perth via the coastal highway. We will have many opportunities along the way to stop and enjoy the Spring wildflower displays. The tour ends with our mid to late afternoon arrival in Perth. BL

NOTE: the above itinerary may be varied according to conditions and advice.


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๏ Well-maintained vehicle with all front facing, seat- belted, mostly reclining coach style seats

๏ 4 crew – naturalist guide, driver/cook and 2 camp support crew members

๏ Easy Camping included (camp is set up and packed away each day for you)

๏ Self-inflating air mattress and stretcher bed

๏ All eating utensils

๏ Meals as per itinerary: breakfast (B), lunch (L), dinner (D)

๏ Morning teas

๏ Fruit available on board the vehicle throughout the day

๏ Campsite fees

๏ All national park entrance fees

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