17 Days Perth – Kimberley – Darwin: 4WD with 3 World Heritage Areas

17 Days Perth – Kimberley – Darwin: 4WD with 3 World Heritage Areas

17 Days Perth – Kimberley – Darwin: 4WD with 3 World Heritage Areas

In the northwest, the coast lures with corals and camels, pearls and prehistoric dinosaur tracks. Discover former coral reefs that form stunning gorges today. See freshwater crocodiles from up close, whose species carry around thousands of years on their scaly hump. Where beehive domes stretch into the sky and waterfalls fall into the depths, where rock pools invite you to swim, there you’ll discover billions of years of Australian history.

Tour Details

  • Min: 4 passengers / Max: 12 passengers
  • Price: twin: AU$ 8,850 / single: AU$ 11,280
  • Departs ex Perth: Tuesday 08.05.2018 / 10.07.2018 / 28.08.2018
  • Tour start: from your hotel in Perth or Fremantle
  • Private Charter Tours: can be booked on a private charter tour (May – September)

  • All prices are per person and valid until 31 March 2019


  • Transfers from airport to hotel/from hotel to airport:
  • – in Perth up to 3 days prior to the tour
    – in Darwin on day 17 of the itinerary

  • Transport in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle

  • Accommodation during the tour 16x in Hotels/Motels/Tented Safari cabins (wooden floor, real beds, ensuite)

  • Entry fees National Parks, World Heritage Areas, Didgeridoo Dreaming Tour Monkey Mia, catamaran cruise Monkey Mia, Shark Bay Interpretive Centre, Glass-Bottom-Boat cruise (incl. snorkelling gear), Tom Price Mine Tour, Willie Creek Pearl Farm, 4×4/Seaplan Tour Horizontal Falls, Geikie Gorge cruise, Day Tour Flight/4WD Bungle Bungle

  • Meals (16x B – Breakfast / 4x L – Lunch / 1x D – Dinner)

  • Daily extensive coffee/tea break with also juices, biscuits, muesli-bars, nuts, salty snacks, seasonal fruit and/or vegetable, dried fruit and lots more (including gluten free products) to choose from

  • Personal bag with comprehensive information package and useful bits and pieces for your Australian holida


Tour Overview


4x4 Tour


3 UNESCO World Heritage Areas


Pinnacles (Nambung National Park)


Abrolhos Islands by plane


Kalbarri National Park


Shark Bay World Heritage Area with Shell Beach and Stromatolites


Monkey Mia Dolphins


Glass-Bottom-Boat tour in Coral Bay / Ningaloo Reef


Karijini National Park


3 Nights in Broome’s famous Cable Beach Club Resort


Cape Leveque and Horizontal Falls Tour


Bungle Bungle Aerial Scenic Flight/4x4 Tour/Walking Day Tour


Flight from Kununurra to Darwin


German or English guided / French on request only


Free cold non-alcoholic drinks during driving


Comprehensive information kit in vehicles


24-hour German/French/English telephone service

Day 1 Perth – Geraldton
After pick up from your hotel we are leaving Perth headed north along the coast towards Cervantes, the entrance to Nambung National Park. The Pinnacles are among the most visited natural wonders of the state. Thousands of limestone pillars rise out of a stark landscape of yellow sand. There is ample time to explore the area and to take some colourful photos from these amazing formations. These impressions of lights and colours will stay with you for many years to come. We head north along the coast via Jurien Bay and Leeman towards Geraldton, the sunniest town in W.A. A visit to Mount Scott gives you the opportunity of an outlook over the town of Geraldton and Grey’s Bay. Here is also the memorial for the victims of the sunken warship HMAS Sydney II. Our sightseeing tour concludes by visiting the architecturally interesting St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in the town centre.
Accommodation: Best Western Hospitality Inn, Geraldton

Day 2 Geraldton – Kalbarri B                                                                   
The beautiful aerial scenic flight includes overflying the fascinating islands in the Pelsaert Group, the Easter Group and the Wallabi Group. In 1629, this was the scene of the famous mutiny of the Batavia. Back on dry land, we enter the Kalbarri National Park via Port Gregory. You can experience some of the most picturesque grazing land as well as the rough coastline. In the early evening we will arrive in the “laid back village” of Kalbarri.
Accommodation: Kalbarri Palm Resort, Kalbarri

Day 3 Kalbarri – Monkey Mia (Shark Bay) B                                               
After breakfast we will visit Kalbarri National Park for a second time where we enjoy the breathtaking view into the Murchison Gorge. Depending upon the season, our drive through the Kalbarri National Park to the World Heritage area of Shark Bay will be escorted by the famous wildflowers. In the afternoon we arrive in Monkey Mia, home of the well-known dolphins. Nearly every day of the year they come to the shore to give you a unique experience that will never be forgotten. After dinner a local Aborigine will introduce us on a walk into the indigenous culture. Enjoy the dreamtime stories and the sound of the didgeridoo under the clear and bright night sky of Australia’s Outback Coast.
Accommodation: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, Shark Bay 

Day 4 Monkey Mia (Shark Bay) – Carnarvon B                                           
In the morning you have the opportunity to come face to face with these famous dolphins. Before our first stop at Shell Beach we pay homage to this World Natural Heritage area with a visit to the Shark Bay Interpretive Centre in Denham. We will stop again, this time at Hamelin Pool where the world best known colony of stromatolites can be admired. Typical „Outback Australian impressions” will accompany you on the drive to Carnarvon.
Accommodation: Best Western Hospitality Inn, Carnarvon

Day 5 Carnarvon – Coral Bay (Ningaloo Reef) B
After enjoying breakfast our today’s destination will be beautiful Coral Bay. Here, we will encounter the 260 km long natural wonder of the Ningaloo Reef. Specialists say that the marine life of this reef is more abundant than that found at the Great Barrier Reef. As the reef is not far from shore it can be readily available to discover with the aid of snorkel and flippers on an outing in a glass-bottom- boat. The shallow waters of the reef is the homeland to various sea creatures, such as corals, unusual sea stars, crustaceans and over 500 species of different fishes. The rest of the day is for leisure.
Accommodation: Ningaloo Reef Resort, Coral Bay

Day 6 Coral Bay – Exmouth (Ningaloo Reef) B                                         
Today we take up our journey to Exmouth. Breathtaking views from Vlaming Head Lighthouse across North West Cape, beautiful Ningaloo Reef and gigantic antennas of the Naval Communication Station Harold E. Holt. During our short stroll in Mandu Mandu Gorge we are looking out for some rare inhabitants, Black Footed Rock Wallabies. Turquoise Bay creates the perfect scenes for some relaxation, contemplation on the many impressions of the past days, and the temptation of the effervescent Indian Ocean for a refreshing swim. Late afternoon we return to our accommodation in Exmouth.
Accommodation: Mantarays Beach Resort, Exmouth

Day 7 Exmouth – Karijini National Park B                                                 
Today, we are driving in a north-easterly direction across the Pilbara region. The traditional owners called their land „bilypara“ which could be translated with “dry”. No wonder: This area, which is twice as large as Germany, half of it consisting of desert and red coloured crests. Today’s accommodation is to be found in the heart of Karijini National Park. What a fantastic atmosphere and a guaranteed good night sleep!
Accommodation: Karijini Eco Retreat, Karijini National Park

Day 8 Karijini National Park B/L                                                             
The rock formations of Western Australia’s second biggest National Park belong to the oldest ones in the world, the landscape most impressive and colourful. The plateau which is rich in iron ore and therefore colored intensively red brown, offers spectacular lookouts and many gorges with permanent water pools. We walk down through the changing vegetation of the iron-rich gorge walls to the park’s only permanent waterfall. Just a short distance from Fortescue Falls, you can swim in the refreshing, spring fed Fern Pool. Finally, we visit the spectacular vantage point of the Oxer Lookout with its fantastic view on four gorges joining each other.
Accommodation: Karijini Eco Retreat, Karijini National Park

Day 9 Karijini National Park – Port Hedland B/L   
In the Tom Price region gigantic Open Cut excavation mining of iron ore is being carried out. In the course of the morning a visit to one of these mines enables us to capture impressions of the unbelievable ratio and dimensions on the Australian continent. The intensive colours of all these different rock formations combined with the awesome gorges leave an unforgettable experience. About midday we depart Western Australia’s iron ore region and head for Port Hedland, Australia’s busiest iron-ore shipping port. We might – if lucky – sight an endless iron ore train wheeling into or out of the port
Accommodation: Best Western Hospitality Inn, Port Hedland

Day 10 Port Hedland – Broome B                                                              
On our journey towards Broome we travel along the edge of The Great Sandy Desert with its small and meagre vegetation. Most of Australia’s northern coastline is bordered by extensive mangrove forest. One important exemption is Eighty Mile Beach. Enjoy the beauty of this white sandy beach and turquoise water of the Indian Ocean, renowned for fishing and shell collecting. Stingrays, stonefish and sharks are in abundance and good reasons to stay ashore. We reach Broome – Australia’s pearling capital – in the early evening.
Accommodation: Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome

Day 11 Broome B                                                                                    
Having a population of about 15,000 people, Broome is the commercial and touristic centre of the Kimberley. Chinatown, the rather small downtown area with its Asian touch is the focus of all urban activities. Sun Picture, the world’s oldest picture garden is surrounded by lots of cafés, restaurants, galleries, souvenir shops, jewellery shops and pearl jewellery shops. Ultimately Broome was and still is a world known pearling centre. Whereas in the past, mother of pearl was the main reason and big business, it is cultured pearl in modern days. Pearl diving has always been considered one of the most dangerous occupations, and one that has cost many lives. Evidence of this fact can be seen at the historic gravesites of the Chinese Cemetery and Japanese Cemetery. At Gantheaume Point, where red coloured sandstone rocks meet the deep blue ocean, a 130 million year old dinosaur’s footprint can be seen at a very low tide. In the pristine and warm water of the Indian Ocean around Broome you’ll find pearls which are among the most sought worldwide. Up until 1930 this small fishing town has met three quarters of the world’s pearling supplies and has become Australia’s pearling metropolis. By visiting the only pearl farm open to tourists in the Kimberley, you are given an insight into the pearling industry and its history. The rest of the day is simply for leisure. We meet again late afternoon at Cable Beach for a romantic and unforgettable sunset!
Accommodation: Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome

Day 12 Broome – Horizontal Falls – Broome B/L                                           
Australia is different in many ways. Here you’ll even find horizontal waterfalls! The Horizontal Falls, described as one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, are located deep within the pristine environment of Talbot Bay. And that is exactly what you are going to experience today! In a custom built 4×4 we are traveling deep into the heart of the Kimberley. Our first stop is the famous pearl shell church at Eagle Bay. After some refreshment at Cape Leveque, we fly to the Horizontal Falls. Experience a spectacular seaplane landing on the calm waters of Talbot Bay. Board „Jet Stream“, the fastest boat in the Kimberley. Experience an exhilarating thrill ride through the Horizontal Waterfalls. Now it is time to sit back and relax as you cruise through the spectacular untouched surrounding bays and creeks. You take off from Talbot Bay flying low level across the Buccaneer Archipelago, Cape Leveque, Beagle Bay, Willie Creek Pearl Farm and Cable Beach.
Accommodation: Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome

Day 13 Broome – Windjana Gorge/Tunnel Creek – Fitzroy Crossing B/L        
Today we are starting our Kimberley adventure: Our first section on the Gibb River Road which for many people is the ultimate thrill of all of Australia’s off-road roads. It is one of the most famous tracks in Australia’s northwest region. This legendary cattle track, the so-called “Beef Road”, was originally constructed to enable the farmers of the isolated north-western part of Western Australia to drive their cattle to the ports of Derby and Wyndham. The approach to Windjana Gorge National Park is very impressive. The vertical rock faces of the Napier Range look like an insuperable wall. Dating back approximately 350 million years ago a shallow tropical sea covered a large proportion of this area and formed a coral reef over 1,000 km in length. Fossils can still be found embedded in the walls of Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek. We have a very special surprise for you waiting in Tunnel Creek National Park: We will not walk across the park but we will wade through it. The track follows the streambed of Tunnel Creek along a 750 m long cave system – the oldest in Western Australia – below Napier Range.
Accommodation: Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing

Day 14 Fitzroy Crossing – Kununurra B                                                    
On its way to the Indian Ocean the mighty Fitzroy River crosses Geikie Range, a ragged limestone ground. On a length of 14 km the river exposed the walls of the prehistoric Devonian Great Barrier Reef. The so incurred canyon, Geikie Gorge, is the heart of the National Park. Whilst on a cruise through the canyon we will have the possibility to observe freshwater crocodiles and to gaze and wonder at the remaining dry coral reef now present by the coloured limestone walls of the canyon. In Halls Creek, a little excursion brings us to the so called China Wall. This vertical, up to 5m high wall of bright quartz is a simple result of erosion and is not man-made! Continuing our drive along the Great Northern Highway, between Durack Range and Carr Boyd Range, we head towards Kununurra.
Accommodation: Kununurra Country Club Resort, Kununurra

Day 15 Kununurra – Bungle Bungle – Kununurra B/L                                   
Today’s trip into the Bungle Bungle National Park is a highlight at its best. It gives you the great opportunity to experience a breath-taking view on unique rock formations from the air and on foot. From a small airplane you enjoy gorgeous bird’s eye views on Lake Argyle, the Carr Boyd Range and enormous cattle farms. While approaching the airstrip amidst the Bungle Bungle National Park the wonder world of these amazing limestone rocks opens up. By 4WD and on foot you reach Cathedral Gorge. Enjoy a picnic surrounded by fantastic rock sculptures reminding of bee-hives and let this unique atmosphere sink in. On the flight back to Kununurra you get great views of the Argyle Diamante Mine and the rough embankments of the Osmand Range. This day will provide you with unforgettable memories that you will keep all your life.
Accommodation: Kununurra Country Club Resort, Kununurra

Day 16 Kununurra – Darwin B                                         
Today, you are free to do whatever you want: relax at the hotel pool or have a stroll to the close-by town centre. You will be transferred to Kununurra Airport where you board an Airnorth flight to Darwin. After landing, you will be transferred to your accommodation in the town centre.
Accommodation: Hotel Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin

Day 17 Departure from Darwin B                                                               
Explore Australia’s top end city Darwin by foot. Later, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home. End of services after transfer.