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7 Days$2960USD

Activities
  • 7 days walking
Accommodation
  • 6 nights accommodation
Meals
  • 6 Dinners
  • 6 Lunches
  • 6 Breakfasts
5
Moderate
 
 

Karijini National Park and Ningaloo Reef Trip highlights


  • Indulge in a refreshing swim amidst the stunning beauty of the Ningaloo Reef.
  • Explore the renowned Weano Gorge, Kalamina, and Joffre Gorges on an unforgettable walking adventure.
  • Discover ancient gorges adorned with serene swimming holes.
  • Ascend the heights of Mount Bruce, the second-highest peak in Western Australia.
  • Relax in the evenings as the guides prepare delicious 3 course meals
  • Experience the charm of Bullara Station, an authentic outback station awaiting your visit.
  • Relax in cosy outback accommodations, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

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  • Choose the unparalleled expertise of Australia's leading tourism provider with nearly 50 years of experience, backed by countless client testimonials and prestigious awards.
  • Retreat to cosy accommodations each night, seamlessly blending comfort and style, providing a haven of relaxation after days filled with exploration.
  • Indulge in the luxury of intimate exploration with our small group sizes, granting you exclusive access to hidden gems and personalised attention throughout your Karijini and Ningaloo adventure.
  • Experience an unparalleled adventure with our guides, unmatched professionals in adventure exploration, setting us apart as the premier choice in tourism.
  • Relax and revel in the seamless flow of your expedition, where meticulous planning and attention to detail ensure a stress-free and enjoyable exploration of Karijini and Ningaloo, leaving you with memories to last a lifetime.

Embark on a captivating journey as we explore the dramatic gorges of Karijini National Park and revel in the beauty of the Ningaloo Reef, striking the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation. Our expedition commences in Paraburdoo, guiding us northward to Karijini, where we encounter some of the world's most remarkable features and landscapes. With a leisurely pace, ample time is dedicated to absorbing the essence of the Pilbara region and indulging in refreshing swims in its picturesque swimming holes. Spend four nights in Karijini, engaging in walks, swims, exploration, and moments of pure relaxation, before we venture across to Exmouth and the enchanting Ningaloo Reef.

Trip Code: KJE

We will collect you from Paraburdoo Airport and journey towards our accommodation in the heart of the stunning Karijini National Park, ensuring you arrive in time for a sunset dinner. Limited flight schedules into the area necessitate group arrival flights into Paraburdoo as listed below to line up with the included group transfer. The itineraries are listed below. FLIGHT PERTH TO PARABURDOO - QF1624 depart Perth 15:30, arrive Paraburdoo 17:35 If you aren’t travelling on the group flight you must arrive BEFORE the group flight as the group cannot wait for later flight arrivals. We recommend you book your arrival flight at the same time you confirm your booking with us to guarantee your spot. If you wish to explore the area further prior to your tours departure we can offer a complimentary pickup from Tom Price central in the afternoon or you will need to make your own way to Karijini Eco Retreat on day one of your tour. If you wish to choose this option, please discuss this with your reservations consultant. Accommodation: Karijini National Park – Eco Retreat

Meals:  D

To commence our first action packed day, we'll start by exploring the awe-inspiring Dale's Gorge. This iconic location features the stunning Circular Pool and Fern Pool, set against the backdrop of deep red rocks and cascading waterfalls—a truly unforgettable Karijini experience. After immersing ourselves in the beauty of Dale's Gorge, we'll take a leisurely visit to the Visitor's Centre to gather information about the park and perhaps indulge in a refreshing ice cream. Following our stop at the Visitor's Centre, our journey continues to the spectacular Kalamina Gorge. While the path may present some rocky and uneven terrain, this walk is generally considered more manageable, offering a mostly gentle descent. At the base of the gorge, a pristine swimming hole awaits, providing the perfect opportunity to cool off amidst the natural wonders of Karijini. Once we've enjoyed the serenity of Kalamina Gorge, we'll head back to our accommodation for another delightful evening meal beneath the twinkling stars of the outback sky. Accommodation: Karijini National Park – Eco Retreat

Meals:  B,L,D

Mount Bruce stands as Western Australia's second-highest peak, and the Mt Bruce walk trail offers a magnificent ridge walk, featuring challenging yet rewarding steep and rocky sections. Along the route, one side provides a breathtaking vista of the Karijini Range, while the other reveals the expanse of an iron ore mine. This 9.5 km return journey will occupy a significant portion of our day, and the effort invested is undoubtedly justified by the stunning views and unique perspectives it offers. In the afternoon, we'll have the opportunity to walk right from our central accommodation to explore and take a refreshing dip at Joffre Falls, adding a delightful and rejuvenating conclusion to our day of exploration. Accommodation: Karijini National Park – Eco Retreat

Meals:  B,L,D

Embarking on our exploration, we'll delve into the heart of Karijini National Park, immersing ourselves in the enchanting landscapes of two iconic gorges – Hancock and Weano. While the walks present challenges in certain sections, they are well within reach for adventurers. Expect to navigate through some wading and clambering on rocks and ledges, as each step brings us closer to the breathtaking jade pools nestled deep within the narrow gorge walls. Our journey will unfold amid the stunning scenery, with highlights including the serene Kermits Pool and the captivating Handrail Pool. These natural wonders are sure to leave an indelible impression, offering moments of tranquility and awe in the midst of Karijini's rugged beauty. As the day unfolds, we'll relish the unique experiences these gorges provide, and enjoy a rejuvenating dip. As the day's adventures draw to a close, we'll return to our accommodation, carrying the excitement of our Karijini National Park experiences with us. Anticipation builds for the upcoming exploration of Ningaloo Reef, where a new chapter of awe and wonder awaits us. Accommodation: Karijini National Park – Eco Retreat

Meals:  B,L,D

After our exhilarating exploration of Karijini National Park, it's time to give our legs a well-deserved rest on this travel day. Given the vast expanse of Western Australia, our journey across to Exmouth will consume the whole day. However, the anticipation for what lies ahead will keep our spirits high as we traverse this magnificent terrain. Upon our arrival in Exmouth, a breathtaking sight awaits as we witness the sun gracefully setting into the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean. This celestial display serves as a fitting welcome to the coastal wonders that await us at Ningaloo Reef. We'll make our way to Bullara Station, where we'll relish our first night under the outback stars. This unique experience allows us to immerse ourselves in the tranquility and rugged beauty of the Australian outback, setting the stage for the adventures that await us at Ningaloo Reef. Accommodation: Bullara Station | Driving Time: Approx. 8hrs

Meals:  B,L,D

Embarking on a day of exploration, we'll venture into the captivating landscapes of Cape Range National Park. Our itinerary unfolds with a series of short walks, invigorating snorkels at stunning locations like Turquoise Bay and Oyster Stacks, and refreshing swims along the pristine coastline. This immersive experience allows us to discover the coastal wonders and witness the vibrant marine life that inhabits the crystal-clear waters. As we traverse the park, keep an eye out for the elusive rock wallabies and marvel at the incredible array of sea life, creating lasting memories against the backdrop of Western Australia's coastal beauty. Our journey continues with an exploration of Mandu Mandu Gorge (3km), where the rugged scenery and unique geological features captivate our senses. Later in the day, we'll return to our accommodation at Bullara Station. This day promises to be fabulous and relaxed, offering a perfect blend of adventure and serenity in the heart of Cape Range National Park. Accommodation: Bullara Station

Meals:  B,L,D

Having immersed ourselves in the aquatic wonders of Ningaloo, today invites us to appreciate the beauty of the region from solid ground. Locally known as the Badjirrajirra Trail, this 7km walk guides us into the heart of Cape Range National Park. Winding through limestone karst, the trail unveils gorges and showcases the expansive spinifex country, treating us to panoramic views that seem to stretch endlessly. In comparison to our previous exploits in Karijini, this trail is relatively moderate. Following our exploration of the Charles Knife Canyon, we'll return to the coastal waters for a final swim opportunity, concluding with a well-deserved lunch. In the afternoon, we'll drop you off at your accommodation in Exmouth, marking the transition to the next phase of your holiday. As a highly recommended activity, we suggest considering a whaleshark tour while in town. This can be seamlessly added to your tour either during the booking process or by conversing with your reservations consultant, ensuring a hassle-free and memorable experience.

Meals:  B,L


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Elevation

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Inclusions

  • 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners + snacks
  • 4 nights glamping accommodation nestled amongst nature in Karijini National Park
  • 2 nights comfortable lodgings at charming Bullara Station
  • Emergency communications and group first aid kit
  • Transport during the trip
  • All entrance and national park fees
  • Professional wilderness guide and support staff

  • Airfares
  • Pre or post tour accommodation
  • Items of personal nature such as laundry and postage
  • Backpacks
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Face masks and hand sanitiser

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$2960USD

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Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Karijini and Ningaloo Reef Explorer (East to West) trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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