Day 1 – Monday 17th Tullamarine – Melbourne (D)
Welcome aboard our scenic West Coast Spectacular Tour. This afternoon we enjoy a leisurely journey to Melbourne for our Overnight Stay at Best Western Airport Motel.
Day 2 – Tuesday 18th Melbourne – Sydney– Broome (B,D)
After breakfast we transfer you to Tullamarine Airport for an early morning flight to Broome via Sydney. You will be transferred to our motel before we meet our coach arriving from Derby who will give a short introductory tour of Broome. Today with increasing tourism, Broome is rapidly expanding into the most populous town in the Kimberley. Spend the Next Two Nights at the Oaks Resort Cable Beach.
Day 3 – Wednesday 19th Discover Broome – Cable Beach (B,D)
Enjoy a leisurely start this morning and discover Broome, renowned as ‘The Pearl of the West’. See Chinatown, a reminder of the town’s multi-cultural history, and Streeter’s Jetty, where the old pearl luggers unloaded their pearl shell. Visit the unique Pearl divers Cemetery. Broome still produces a large percentage of the world’s pearls. Later you can enjoy a walk along Cable Beach, with it’s brilliant turquoise water and magnificent white sands. Enjoy the sunset tonight at Cable Beach.
Day 4 –Thursday 20th Eighty Mile Beach – Port Hedland (B,D)
This morning we depart and pass through some of the most sparsely populated and remote areas in Australia. We take a walk on the Eighty Mile Beach. Continue to the huge industrial port of Port Hedland and discover the stories of this famous mining town and port. We stay overnight at the Hospitality Inn Port Hedland
Day 5 – Friday 21st Karratha – Pilbara (B,D)
A relaxing start as we travel to the historic town of Cossack, the first port in the North West. Enjoy a tour of the North West Shelf Visitors Centre, Parker Point Iron Ore Load Out Facilities and the Salt Works at nearby Dampier. Our overnight stay is at the Karratha International Motel
Day 6 – Saturday 22nd Newman (B,D)
Today we travel back up the North West Coastal Highway to the Great Northern Highway traveling to the Auski Roadhouse where we have our lunch break. We then continue onto Newman, the largest inland town in the Pilbara, it is a modern, attractive mining town in the heart of the Ophthalmia Ranges. Overnight Stay at the All Seasons, Newman.
Day 7 – Sunday 23rd Tom Price – Karjini National Park (B,D)
This morning we enjoy a guided tour of the Newman Open Cut Mine. Please Note: ALL passengers must wear long sleeve shirt/top, long pants & fully covered in shoes. We depart Newman and travel through the Karijini National Park, the Hamersley Ranges, visit Dales Gorge and see the picturesque Fortescue Falls on our way to Tom Price. Our Overnight Stay is at the Tom Price Hotel Motel.
Day 8 – Monday 24th Tom Price– Exmouth (B,D)
This morning we head through to Nanutarra situated on the Ashburton River for lunch. Continue through Giralia station, before arriving at the maritime town of Exmouth for our Overnight Stay at the Potshot Hotel, Exmouth.
Day 9 – Tuesday 25th Coral Bay Ningaloo Reef Cruise – Carnarvon (B,D)
Exmouth is one of the newest towns in Australia, founded in 1967 and excellent year round fishing has made it a main tourist attraction destination. This morning we visit Vlaming Head Lighthouse Lookout before travelling onto Coral Bay, gateway to Ningaloo Marine Park, for a cruise of the beautiful Coral Reef in a glass bottom boat. Continue on through vast pastoral holdings before crossing the usually dry Gascoyne River into Carnarvon, an oasis of tropical fruits, vegetables and bougainvillea’s galore. See the fishing boat harbour and the One Mile Jetty. We settle in for our Overnight Stay at the Carnarvon Motel.
Day 10 – Wednesday 26th Carnarvon - Shark Bay (B,D)
Explore World Heritage Shark Bay Marine Park. See the world’s oldest known living organisms, the Stramatolites, dated at 3.5 billion years old. We visit Shell Beach, where thousands of tiny shells line the water’s edge. Travel along the Peron Peninsula, located on the state’s most westerly point, to our Overnight Stay in Denham, at the Heritage Resort Shark Bay.
Day 11 – Thursday 27th Monkey Mia Dolphins – Kalbarri NP (B,D)
This morning you can interact with the bottlenose dolphins of Monkey Mia, (subject to appearance) before travelling further south with its impressive landscapes to Kalbarri National Park. Visit Hawk’s Head Lookout, enjoy spectacular views of Murchison River, one of the state’s most extensive river systems. Continue to Kalbarri where we enjoy its picturesque seaside views, and take a short drive to Red Bluff with its spectacular scenery. We settle in for our Overnight stay at the The Edge Resort, Kalbarri.
Day 12 – Friday 28th Geraldton (B,D)
Today we travel to and explore Geraldton, a port and administration centre for the mid west area. We visit the HMAS Sydney Memorial. Our Overnight stay is at the Ocean Centre Hotel Geraldton.
Day 13 – Saturday 29th The Pinnacles – Perth (B,D)
This morning we marvel at the amazing moonscape of coloured quartz with the fantastic limestone pillars that make up “The Pinnacles”. Be sure to bring your camera. Continue through the Swan Valley vineyards arriving in the beautiful city of Perth and settle in for the Next Two Nights at the Comfort Hotel, Perth.
Day 14 – Sunday 30th Perth City Sights (B,D)
This morning we enjoy a city sights tour of Perth, including the Botanical Gardens and Kings Park with its magnificent views of the city and Swan River. Enjoy Dinner tonight after a most relaxing day.
Day 15 – Monday 31st Morning Flight Home (B)
This morning we transfer to the Perth Airport for our return flight to Melbourne. You will be met at Melbourne and transferred to your respective destinations at the conclusion of a most enjoyable tour to the West Coast of Australia.