Perth to Darwin Escorted Tour 2019

From the stunning WA coastline with its turquoise waters and red gorges to the tropical lush Top End, the highlights will keep on coming!


Distance: 7,500kms
Tour Length: 35 days
Date of Tour: 22 June to 26 July 2019
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Join us to travel through one of the most wild, remote and beautiful expanses of wilderness on earth. If World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park and the dramatic Kimberleys are on your bucket list, you’ll love this tour!

We’ll show you all the best spots, introduce you to the locals and we’ve packed in heaps of extras too – 4WD trips to the Bungle Bungle, Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek in the remote and rugged Kimberleys, into the magnificent Karijini National Park and visits to outback cattle stations. An indigenous guide will take you through the ancient Mimbi Caves. There’s boat cruises to get up close and personal with nature in Kakadu National Park, Monkey Mia and the outback wonder of Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge), a glass bottom boat at Coral Bay, sunset cruise at Argyle Dam and so much more!

You will experience the local characters, fun evenings around the campfire, magnificent and diverse scenery, encounter amazing wildlife and discover hidden gems that you would never otherwise get to see.

Adventure in style in your premium motorhome with peace of mind knowing the highest level of insurance cover is also included. This route has remarkable diversity and is one of Gallivanting Oz’s most popular.

 

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Tour Highlights

  • Explore the Kimberleys with time in Broome, Derby and on boat and 4WD tours into wild and remote places such as Tunnel Creek, Windjana Gorge the Bungle Bungles and Geikie Gorge
  • You’ll love the brilliant red gorges at Karijini National Park, WA
  • The World Heritage listed Kakadu National Parkis everyone’s favourite and the dawn boat cruise in Yellow Water will ensure you see it at its best
  • Other boat cruises included at Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge), NT and Monkey Mia, WA and the sunset cruise on Argyle Damis sure to impress!

More Tour Highlights >>

  • Departing from Perth head north along the stunning coastline and turquoise waters of WA stopping to explore The Pinnacles, Kalbarri National Park including Nature’s Window and the interesting coastal towns.
  • Detour to Lesueur National Park for a spectacular wildflower display. See Hutt Lagoon, one of WA’s famous pink lakes!
  • Enjoy a cruise at Monkey Mia to interact with amazing marine life including the dolphins and maybe even a Dugong! (incl)
  • Visit the stromatolites (Earth’s oldest living organisms) at Hamelin Pool and Shell Beach made from billions of tiny white shells.
  • Enjoy a campfire under starry skies at an outback cattle station.
  • Spend time at the coral fringing Ningaloo Reef with a glass bottom boat and snorkelling experience as well as a boat cruise at Yardie Creek (incl). Plenty of time to relax and swim/snorkel in the Cape Range National Park
  • We’ve included a tour of Karijini National Park (incl) so you can experience the spectacular deep red gorges, hidden away in this remote outback pocket and later, a fascinating tour of a gigantic Open Cut Iron Ore Mine (incl)
  • Three nights in Broome to explore this stunning resort town, with a history as colourful as the landscape! This is free time, allowing you to choose your own adventure – explore town, take a sunset camel ride, indulge in a flight to the Horizontal Waterfall or a 4WD tour to stunning Cape Leveque (activity prices/details will be provided pre-tour, book early to avoid disappointment). As a trip to Broome wouldn’t be complete without enjoying a Kimberley sunset at world-famous Cable Beach, we’ll take you to the perfect vantage point to enjoy it – complete with sundowners and gourmet nibbles (incl)
  • Enjoy Derby and a 4WD day tour of Windjana Gorge andTunnel Creek (incl)
  • Explore the ancient Mimbi Caves with a local Indigenous guide
  • Take a boat cruise at Geikie Gorge (incl) and learn about the rich indigenous history and culture
  • Everyone talks about the Bungle Bungle Range and you’ll be going there! Enjoy a full 4WD day trip (incl) for you to experience another jewel in the Kimberley crown. Some may also like to do a helicopter ride (not incl) for a different perspective.
  • Be amazed by the ever changing landscape of Australia’s largest body of fresh water, Lake Argyle. You’ll enjoy a sunset tour which ends with ‘happy hour’ on the water (incl)
  • Soak in the Thermal Springs at Mataranka before enjoying a morning cruise up the famous Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) (incl)
  • Cruise through the lush wetlands and monsoon forest of the Mary River in our privately chartered boat for a sunset happy hour with nibbles and some croc-spotting! (incl)
  • Take a magical dawn cruise at Yellow Water, the most famous wetland in World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park, boasting abundant birdlife and big ‘salty’ crocs – a sight to remember! Aboriginal culture and rock art with a huge diversity of wildlife is all part of the Kakadu experience (cruise incl)
  • Overnight stay at the historic Mt Bundy Station and enjoy a station/WWII history talk from the station owners and enjoy dinner around the campfire
  • Visit breathtaking Litchfield National Park with its range of walks, swimming spots and giant termite mounds
  • We finish our tour in Darwin, former frontier outpost and now vibrant multi-cultural city which is steeped in WWII history (we suggest adding on an extra couple of days to see more of Darwin from a city hotel or keep your motorhome – must be pre-booked)
  • To start and finish our amazing tours on a high, we include dinner on these night plus have regular group meals/happy hours along the way

Detailed travel notes, maps and driving instructions provided. While this is an escorted tour we encourage you to explore at your own pace during the day with the support of our tour escorts close at hand.  You’ll love the camaraderie of our small group tours (max 8 motorhomes) with plenty of flexibility and inclusions, it’s no wonder we continually receive rave reviews. At Gallivanting Oz, we know it’s the small details that make all the difference.

 

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What Our Customers Say

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For us, this was the best way to see outback Australia. We travelled at our own pace and visited what we chose to but had the benefit of knowledge out of a great group to meet each night and morning. Dave and Jean were fantastic hosts – Rodney and Madelaine, 2018 Perth to Darwin Escorted Tour

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This was an extremely well organised trip with a huge variety of interesting experiences. Great camaraderie among the group and the very professional tour leaders kept us all well informed and cared for – Denise and Linda, 2018 Perth to Darwin Escorted Tour


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