Outback Coast and Mt Augustus Tour – 11 Days

Perth – Kalbarri – Monkey Mia – Denham – Denham/Francois Peron National Park  – Gascoyne Junction – Mt. Augustus  – Carnarvon – Denham – Geraldton – Perth

Take a colour-filled road trip where yellow moonscapes, ancient red gorges and wildflower blooms meet Indian Ocean blues. Mount Augustus National Park may be small in size, but it features one of the region’s biggest attractions, Mount Augustus. You will also encounter one of Australia’s most unique landscapes, the Pinnacles Desert. And all that in a small group up to 12 passengers only.

Tour Map

Tour Overview

  • Tour dates:

    Every Tuesday

  • Guaranteed departure:

    Min. 2 passengers

  • Private tours:

    Can be booked as a private tour (May – September) – surcharge apply

  • Combine this tour with:

    • All day tours
    • 2 Days Margaret River Tour
    • 2 Days Margaret River Wine Tour Exclusive
    • 2 Days Margaret River Cycle & Wine Tour
    • 2 Days Barna Mia Nocturnal Wildlife Tour
    • 3 Days Southern Experience Tour
    • 8 Days Best of the South West Tour
  • Block out dates:

    05.04.2022 / 12.04.2022 / 19.04.2022 / 01.12.2022 – 31.03.2023

  • PRICES:

    Price per person incl. GST in double room: AU$5,650.00
    Price per person incl. GST in single room: AU$6,888.00

Services Included

Transport & Accommodation

Transport in an air-conditioned bus or 4WD with a maximum of 12 passengers per vehicle

Accommodation during the tour 8x in Hotel/Motel

Accommodation during the tour 2x in Cabins (Mt. AugustusTourist Park)

Entry Fees

Entry fees National Parks, World Heritage Area Shark Bay, catamaran cruise in Monkey Mia, Shark Bay Interpretive Centre, Space & Technology Muesum Carnarvon

Meals

Meals (10x B – Breakfast / 7x L – Lunch / 3x 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

Free cold non-alcoholic drinks during driving

Extras

Comprehensive information kit in vehicles

Personal bag with a comprehensive information package and useful bits and pieces for your Australian holiday

Languages

English speaking guiding

German speaking guiding

French speaking guiding and other languages on request only

24/7 English/German/French emergency assistance

ITINERARY

Day 1 Perth – Kalbarri

We begin today’s journey via Perth’s wine growing region, the picturesque Swan Valley. New Norcia, the only Benedictine Mission in Western Australia and its Spanish atmosphere will invite you to a break. This carefully chosen, beautiful piece of land represents an important era of Australian history. We head north towards Geraldton, the sunniest town in W.A. Cruising along the coastal road 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 (Breakfast)

Day 2 Kalbarri – Monkey Mia

Kalbarri

After breakfast we farewell Kalbarri. We continue into the Kalbarri National Park with breathtaking views down to the Murchison Gorge. Drive to the World Heritage area of Shark Bay where we stop at Hamelin Pool where the world best known colony of stromatolites can be admired. In the afternoon we arrive in Monkey Mia, home of the well-known dolphins. We will take a cruise on a catamaran to experience the silent sensation of sailing and capture the five-star view of the coastline.

Accommodation: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, Shark Bay (Breakfast)

Day 3 Monkey Mia – Denham

In the morning you have the opportunity to come face to face with these famous dolphins. In Denham we pay homage to this World Natural Heritage area with a visit to the Shark Bay Interpretive Centre. The afternoon is for leisure.

Accommodation: Shark Bay Seafront Apartments, Denham (Breakfast)

Day 4 Denham – Francois Peron National Park

Today we will be exploring the close-by amazing Francois Peron National Park. It allows immersing you in nature and feel the energy of this world class park to where the red sand from the desert kisses the beautiful turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. We visit Point Peron and spectacular Skipjack Point. We look for turtles, rays and dugongs (seasonal). On the way back, we will watch out for lizards, birds and rare and endangered wildlife.

Accommodation: Shark Bay Seafront Apartments, Denham (Breakfast / Lunch)

Day 5 Denham – Gascoyne Junction

Today we are heading north. Near Wooramel Roadhouse we leave the highway towards the Outback settlement of Gascoyne Junction on the banks of the Gascoyne River. A nearby waterhole offers good bird watching opportunities and makes a great spot to enjoy sunset.

Accommodation: Junction Tourist Park, Gascoyne Junction (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 6 Gascoyne Junction – Mt. Augustus

In the morning we visit the impressive Kennedy Range National Park. After exploring the fascinating Honeycomb Gorge, we marvel at some unusual rock formations and intriguing Aboriginal petroglyphs. Lunch is served at a special place with commanding views of the magnificent escarpment. After lunch we set off to Mt. Augustus.

Accommodation: Mt. Augustus Tourist Park, Mt. Augustus (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 7 Mt. Augustus

Enjoy a full day of exploring the magnificent mountain tailored to the likings and fitness level of the group. Walk some of the eleven amazing trails, visit engrossing Aboriginal art sites and learn about the Wajarri’s spiritual connection to the land and about the history of the first European pioneers. For sunset drinks we settle down on a little hill which offers breathtaking views of the mountain and, finally, after dinner it’s time for stargazing.

Accommodation: Mt. Augustus Tourist Park, Mt. Augustus (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 8 Mt. Augustus – Carnarvon

Today we enjoy the magnificent sunrise from a lookout before we slowly make our way back to the coast. Return to Carnarvon via the same route but this time with multiple stops along the way to appreciate the unique Outback. We marvel at some intriguing rocky plains, enjoy sweeping views up to the horizon, cross some beautiful inland rivers and enjoy carpets of wildflowers (seasonal).

Accommodation: Hospitality Motel, Carnarvon (Breakfast / Lunch)

Day 9 Carnarvon – Denham

We start the day with a good look around in Carnarvon, visiting the Space & Technology Museum. The Museum offers a fascinating insight into the early stage of manned space travel and Australia’s contribution. After the visit it is time to head back to Denham.

Accommodation: Shark Bay Seafront Apartments, Denham (Breakfast / Lunch)

Day 10 Denham – Geraldton

Today we will visit amazing Shell Beach. 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.

Accommodation: Hospitality Motel, Geraldton (Breakfast)

Day 11 Geraldton – Perth

Our sightseeing this morning brings us to the architecturally interesting St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in the town centre. Leaving Geraldton, we head south along the coast via Leeman and Jurien Bay towards Cervantes. Here we visit the “Lobster Shack” and – after a delicious lunch – we get a lot of insights into this multimillion dollars export industry. In the afternoon we will visit 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 comeWe arrive back in Perth early evening when you will be transferred back to your chosen hotel where our round trip concludes.

Please note:

Please do not take any suitcases on tour to Mt. Augustus. Luggage for 5 days / 4 nights is sufficient. The remaining luggage can be stored at your hotel in Denham.

 

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