Western Wanderer

Easy Camping
Perth – Broome


Next Tour: 15th - 29th May 2024


The Pilbara is fascinating at any time. The wildlife is plentiful and the scenery is spectacular; green covered hills, red soil and refreshing rock pools.


The Abrolhos Islands consist of 122 islands, approximately 60 km off Western Australia’s coast. The marine environment surrounding them is a meeting place for tropical and temperate sea life. It is also one of the most important seabird breeding sites in the world. More than 90 seabird species have been identified on the islands.


Ningaloo Reef is one of the world’s most extensive fringing reefs and is home to 200 species of hard coral, 50 species of soft coral and over 500 species of fish. It’s a great place to swim, snorkel and enjoy a cruise in a glass-bottomed boat or swim with a whale shark. Colourful coral communities make up the reef while sea creatures thrive; sharks, dolphins, whales, whale sharks, birds, turtles, fish and more!


Karijini National Park has some of the oldest rocks on the continent and contains many beautiful gorges and rock formations. The park is also home to approximately 800 plant species. Two small, carnivorous marsupials are endemic to the area, the Pilbara Ningaui (Ningaui timealeyi) and the Little Red Antechinus (Dasykaluta rosamondae). Other marsupials that call the park home include the Western Pebble-mound Mouse (Pseudomys chapmani), Rothschild’s Rock-wallaby (Petrogale rothschildi), Red Kangaroo (Macropus rufus) and the Common Wallaroo (Macropus robustus).

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Day 1

Perth - Geraldton

Departing Perth early this morning, we head north, passing through the northern Kwongan (sandplain heath) to Nambung National Park and the Pinnacle Desert. We then continue through Dongara and historic Greenough into Geraldton. Accommodation: Campsite, Geraldton LD
Day 2

Geraldton - Abrolhos Islands - Geraldton

Today’s flight to the Abrolhos Islands will give us panoramic views of the island group. We will land on one of the islands and look at the wildlife, including various birdlife. There will be time for a swim and a snorkel, and you may even spot bottle-nosed dolphins and sea lions. Accommodation: Campsite, Geraldton BLD
Day 3

Geraldton - Hamelin

This morning we will visit the HMAS Sydney Memorial, where a guide will take us through the Sydney story, and the Maritime Museum, which has a great display of the Batavia and Abrolhos islands. We should arrive at Hamelin this afternoon with enough time to look around the Bush Heritage property. Accommodation: Camp Site, Bush Heritage Centre Hamelin BLD
Day 4

Hamelin - Monkey Mia – Hamelin (Shark Bay area)

Today we start our exploration of the Shark Bay Peninsular with a visit to Monkey Mia. We may be lucky enough to see the last dolphin feeding event. However, the timing and appearance are not guaranteed as the dolphins are wild. The rest of the day will be spent visiting the interpretation centre in the Francois Peron National Park, known for its contrasting red cliffs, white beaches and blue waters. On the way back to the campsite, we will stop at Eagle Bluff to have a look at the marine life from the lookout, Shell Beach Conservation Park (a stretch of coast totally made up of small shells) and the Stromatolites in the Hamelin Pool Marine Reserve. Accommodation: Camp Site, Bush Heritage Centre Hamelin BLD
Day 5

Hamelin - Bullara Station

An early start this morning as we continue towards Coral Bay. We will stop in Carnarvon on the way for a quick look at the town before arriving at Bullara Station (north of Coral Bay) in the late afternoon. Accommodation Camp Site, Bullara BLD
Day 6

Coral Bay

Another early start this morning as we head to Coral Bay for an optional (at passengers’ own expense) all-day Whale Shark Cruise (7.45 am). For those who don’t wish to join the cruise, there is plenty to do:- undertake an optional glass bottom boat/snorkelling cruise over the famous Ningaloo Reef, enjoy a swim or do some relaxing and sightseeing. Accommodation: Camp Site, Bullara BLD
Day 7

Bullara Station - Tom Price

Leaving Coral Bay, we continue north to Nanutarra Roadhouse on the banks of the Ashburton River, where bustard and bush stone-curlew can be found along the banks. We then head east towards Tom Price, the highest town in WA (‘Top Town in WA’). There should be several opportunities to stop for wildlife sightings during the day. Accommodation: Camp Site, Tom Price BLD
Day 8

Tom Price - Hamersley Gorge - Tom Price

This morning we drive along the west side of Karijini to Hamersley Gorge. There will be plenty of time to fully explore the gorge and swim in its refreshing waters. Midafternoon we head back to Tom Price, where there will be free time while the crew restock the fresh provisions. Accommodation: Camp Site, Tom Price BLD
Day 9

Tom Price - Karijini National Park

Today we travel to the Dales Gorge area of the national park. Our drive will take us past the second tallest peak in WA, Mt Bruce. There will be time here to walk part of the way to the summit and experience the expansive views. The Dales campground will be our home for the next two days. Accommodation: National Park Camp Site, Karijini BLD
Days 10 & 11

Karijini National Park

We will spend the next two days exploring the central and eastern sides of the park, including Dales and Kalamina Gorges. We will take walks, swim in water holes and enjoy one of Western Australia's most spectacular natural attractions. Time permitting, we will also call into the visitor centre. Accommodation: National Park Camp Site, Karijini BLD
Day 12

Karijini National Park - Marble Bar

Our journey today takes us to the pioneering town of Marble Bar. It has held the title of Australia's hottest town since 1924 and is famous for the banded red jasper bar across the Coongan River. We can take a long overdue shower and enjoy dinner (at your own expense) at the iconic Iron Clad Hotel. Accommodation: Campsite, Marble Bar BL
Day 13

Marble Bar

Today will be spent exploring the area around Marble Bar, which is rich in natural beauty and geological wonders. We will discover the history of the region's mining and secret wartime airbase and, of course, spend time enjoying the unique wildlife in the area. Accommodation: Campsite, Marble Bar BLD
Day 14

Marble Bar - 80 Mile Beach

This morning we return the Bore Line Road onto the Great Northern Highway and head north to 80 Mile Beach. Our campsite is located a short distance from the ocean and is a great place to enjoy a long beach walk, watch a spectacular setting sun or discover birds and other wildlife. Accommodation: Campsite, 80 Mile Beach BLD
Day 15

80 Mile Beach - Broome

We will have one last visit to the beach before heading into Broome. Our outback adventure ends with a midafternoon arrival into town, when we will drop you off at your chosen Broome accommodation. BL

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


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  • 4 crew members consisting of a naturalist guide, driver guide and 2 camp support crew members
  • Easy Camping included (camp is set up and packed away each day for you) 
  • Abrolhos Island flight
  • Well maintained vehicle with front facing, seat belted, mostly reclining, coach style seats
  • Meals as per itinerary: breakfast (B), lunch (L), dinner (D)
  • Fruit for snacking throughout the day
  • Morning tea each day
  • All national park entrance fees

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