Tour Code: GOPE9

APT 9 Day Pilbara & Ningaloo Reef

From the dazzling coral coast of Western Australia, to the red, hot plains of the Pilbara, view this stunning land in all its glory. Begin with Broome’s beaches before plunging into the world of working cattle stations and vast mines

Fitness Level (1-4):

Tour Fitness level 2 out of 4

Tour Highlights:

  • Explore Millstream-Chichester National Park
  • See the stunning red plains of the Pilbara region

Tour Points

Bus Type: Medium
Accomodation: Cable Beach club, Karijini Eco Lodge, Novotel Ningaloo Resort
Group Size: 20



Tour Information

Day 1. Broome

Be transferred to your hotel for a day at leisure, then enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa

Daily Meals Included: • Dinner

Day 2. Broome, Eighty Mile Beach

Travelling south this morning, stop at the famous Eighty Mile Beach, a spectacular coastline that marks the end of the Great Sandy Desert. Keep an eye out for the migratory birds that call the wetland area home. Later, arrive at Port Hedland.

Stay: Port Hedland, The Esplanade Hotel

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 3. Marble Bar, Newman

Travel to Marble Bar, infamously known as the hottest town in Australia. Continue to Newman.

Stay: Seasons Newman Hotel

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 4. Mt Whaleback Mine Tour, Karijini National Park

Explore the Pilbara mining region as you take a tour of BHP Billiton’s Mt Whaleback Mine, the world’s largest open cut iron ore mine. Continue to the beautiful Karijini National Park.

Stay: Two Nights: Karijini Eco Retreat

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 5. Karijini National Park

Enjoy a full day to discover the impressive contrasting landscapes of Karijini National Park. Here, the ever-changing light showcases the intriguing geological structures. Spectacular gorges, crystal-clear waterfalls and leafy verdure provide a luscious setting that contrasts brilliantly with the arid red landscapes of the Pilbara. The tropical climate has allowed a vast range of flora and fauna to thrive here. See the rugged red beauty of Dales Gorge. Perhaps walk to stunning Joffre Falls, located near the eco retreat, or admire the rich red colours from Oxer and Junction Pool lookouts. Later, visit the stunning Fortescue Falls, a rare year-round waterfall that tumbles 20 metres over red rock benches that resemble steps.

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 6. Hamersley Gorge, Millstream-Chichester National Park, Karratha

Discover Hamersley Gorge where the refreshing waterfall and picturesque rock pools provide an idyllic haven within the dry and arid landscapes of the surrounding Pilbara. Visit the oasis of Millstream-Chichester National Park where palm-fringed pools are set against a background of rocky escarpments and rolling spinifex covered hills. Later, head for Karratha, known as ‘Sacred Earth’ in the local Aboriginal language.

Stay: Karratha International

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 7. Karratha, Dampier, Exmouth

Depart Karratha this morning. Upon arrival in Dampier, hear the stories of the north-west’s favourite canine on a visit to the famous statue of Red Dog before heading to the salt works. Journey south to Exmouth, gateway to the spectacular Cape Range National Park and Ningaloo Reef.

Stay: Two Nights: Exmouth, Novotel Ningaloo Resort

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 8. Ningaloo Reef Marine Park

Begin your day with a ride aboard a glass bottom boat. Lay back and relax on board or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of Ningaloo Reef Marine Park. Dive into a world where colourful coral, vibrant tropical fish and breathtaking giants live. Stop for a picnic lunch in the idyllic setting of Turquoise Bay. Considered one of the most beautiful bays in Western Australia, you have the opportunity to snorkel its warm waters. Pass the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse on your way back to the resort. This evening, enjoy a delicious Farewell Dinner.

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 9. Depart Exmouth

Your journey concludes with a transfer to the airport. If you are keen to extend your adventure, perhaps take the rare opportunity to swim with whale sharks.

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast