Western Explorer

Easy Camping
Broome – Perth


Next Tour: 17th - 28th July 2024

We travel from Broome to Perth through WA’s typical outback country. Rugged ancient landscapes including isolated and harshly beautiful Karijini National Park, Mt Augustus and the Kennedy Range, 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 changes in its mood. The vegetation is open mulga shrubland with several endemic plant species, including a native hibiscus, a Mulla-Mulla and a striking native foxglove.

The 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 gorges and spinifex atop the plateau, to the wattles, mallee and wildflowers across the surrounding plain. The area is also home to wildlife and you may be lucky enough to see Euros and rock-wallabies living in caves. 

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Extended Trip Details


Day 1

Broome to De Grey River

Departing 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 2

De Grey River to Karijini National Park

On our journey this morning, we’ll pass through Marble Bar. We’ll 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 3-4

Karijini National Park

We’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 5

Karijini National Park to Tom Price

This 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 6

Tom Price to Mt Augustus

Leaving Tom Price, we’ll continue south, passing through station country as we travel towards Mount Augustus. We should arrive at our campsite late afternoon, our base for the next two nights. Accommodation: Campsite at Mt Augustus Caravan Park BLD
Day 7

Mt Augustus

Today 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 8

Mt Augustus to Kennedy Ranges

Leaving 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 beautiful views up and into the towering red cliffs. Accommodation: Kennedy Ranges Bush Camp BLD
Day 9

Kennedy Ranges

This 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 its honeycomb filigree pattern etched into the rock walls. Accommodation: Kennedy Ranges Bush Camp BLD
Day 10

Kennedy Ranges to Murchison

Back 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 11

Murchison to Coalseam Conservation Reserve

Today we’ll continue through Murchison country. With winter rains, the area should be lush and green, and wildflowers should be starting to emerge. There will be time this afternoon to take a walk through the reserve. Accommodation: National Park Campsite BLD
Day 12

Coalseam to Perth

Today we head back to Perth via the coastal highway. We will have many opportunities along the way to stop and enjoy the sights. The tour ends with our mid to late-afternoon arrival in Perth. BL

NB: The above itinerary may be varied according to conditions and advice.




๏  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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