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Wonders of the Pilbara and West Coast

13 Days 1 Country 6 Cities

Australia's stunning West Coast is the star of the show on this holiday that includes an encounter with Monkey Mia's wild dolphins, Coral Bay and the startling landscape of Karijini.

 

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Wonders of the Pilbara and West Coast

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      • This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Australia's stunning West Coast is the star of the show on this holiday that includes an encounter with Monkey Mia's wild dolphins, Coral Bay and the startling landscape of Karijini.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: WPMB

      12 Nights

      accommodation

      21 Meals
      • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 9 dinners

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Perth

        • CRUISE on Ningaloo Reef

        • VIEW the Pinnacles, wild dolphins in Monkey Mia, Lighthouse Bay, sunset over Cable Beach

        • VISIT Kings Park Perth, HMAS Sydney Memorial Geraldton, Space and Technology Museum Carnarvon, Fortescue Falls Karijini National Park


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 9 dinners


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage, local tips and charges

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

        • All hotel charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Wonders of the Pilbara and West Coast

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Perth

      Ease into the relaxed remote city of Perth (flights to arrive before 12pm), joining your Travel Director this afternoon for a leisurely tour of the capital of Western Australia. Visit Kings Park and the scenic Botanic Garden on the broad expanse of the Swan River before indulging in a Welcome Reception and dinner with your fellow travellers this evening.

      Meal(s)
      Welcome Reception
      Dinner with wine
      Hotel
      Crowne Plaza

      2. Perth - Geraldton

      Embark on an epic road trip north, along the stunning Western Australian coastline. Our first stop is at Yanchep National Park, where we'll 'Dive into Culture' and immerse ourselves in the local Aboriginal culture in an authentic bush setting. We continue along the coast to the seaside hamlet of Lancelin and view the other-worldly Pinnacles, thousands of limestone spires that rise from the ochre desert floor. Later, we'll explore the seaside township of Geraldton and visit the HMAS Sydney memorial, honouring the souls lost in a World War II battle.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Mantra

      3. Geraldton - Monkey Mia (2 Nights)

      We travel to Hamelin Pool this morning to discover a colony of Stromatolites, described as the earliest record of life on earth. Nearby, we'll find Shell Beach, formed from billions of tiny white cockle shells, before continuing to Monkey Mia, whose crystal-clear waters and exquisite beach setting provide a beautiful backdrop for our two-night stay.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner with wine
      Hotel
      Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

      4. Monkey Mia Sightseeing

      Live in the moment on this leisurely day that begins with breakfast overlooking the tranquil turquoise waters of the bay. You could catch a glimpse of the famous Monkey Mia dolphins swimming into shore to be fed. (Note: As the dolphins are wild creatures, their appearance cannot be guaranteed.) Later today, your choice of sightseeing could see you relax around a campfire at an indigenous experience or unwind on a bay cruise at sunset.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      5. Monkey Mia - Carnarvon

      We venture north to Carnarvon today and visit the interactive Space and Technology Museum, which reveals the little-known town's role in the Space Race, followed by free time to explore.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner with wine
      Hotel
      Best Western Hospitality Inn

      6. Carnarvon - Exmouth (2 Nights)

      Connect with your exquisite natural surrounds today during a visit to the Cape Range National Park. At Coral Bay, cruise over the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef in a glass-bottomed boat, then visit Vlaming Head Lighthouse for panoramic views over Lighthouse Bay. A Trafalgar Highlight sees us overnight just metres from the waters of beautiful Exmouth Gulf.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner with wine
      Hotel
      Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort

      7. Exmouth Free Time

      A full free day to indulge in your own interests. Explore Exmouth on your own, swim alongside gargantuan Whale Sharks in Ningaloo Marine Park (April-July) on an Optional Experience or relax at the hotel pool, overlooking the Gulf - the choice is yours.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner with wine

      8. Exmouth - Karratha

      The magnificent views of Lighthouse Bay linger long after we continue our journey north to Western Australia's ancient Pilbara region. Known for its rich cultural heritage, brilliant red earth and vast mineral deposits, the region's diverse landscapes have been home to local Aboriginal people for centuries.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner with wine
      Hotel
      ibis Styles

      9. Karratha - Karijini

      Explore Western Australia's mining heritage with a 'Local Specialist' as you embark on a guided tour of Rio Tinto's massive open-cut iron-ore mine. Then, journey into the depths of the Pilbara to Karijini National Park, with its characteristic deep gorges, secluded emerald rock-pools and towering waterfalls. This evening, watch as the sun sets over the wilderness in one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories', relaxing on the deck of your safari-style eco-tent, with en suite, to the sounds of the surrounding bush.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner with wine
      Hotel
      Karijini Eco Retreat

      10. Karijini - Port Hedland

      This morning, you'll discover more of Karijini. Visit Fortescue Falls at Dale's Gorge and consider a walk to one of the park's rock pools. Later, we leave the bush behind for Port Hedland, a natural deep-water harbour and hub for major resource activity. Tonight, we dine at our hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner with wine

      11. Port Hedland - Broome (2 nights)

      Continuing north this morning, we skirt the fringes of the Great Sandy Desert and travel on to the former pearling Indian Ocean outpost of Broome. Our journey nearing its end, we join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner overlooking famous Cable Beach.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Farewell Dinner
      Hotel
      Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa

      12. Broome Free Time

      Enjoy a free day to explore this tropical hideaway on your terms. Take a leisurely stroll along Cable Beach, cool off in its turquoise waters, or wander through Chinatown and shop for pearls.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      13. Depart Broome

      Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. You'll be transferred to Broome Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-nz/tours/wonders-of-the-pilbara-and-west-coast?tripcode=wpmb for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Dive into Culture
        Gain a deeper understanding of the traditional Aboriginal caretakers of the Yanchep National Park during a cultural experience in the bush. (Day 2)

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing at the Rio Tinto Iron Ore Mine. (Day 9)

      • Stays with Stories
        Embrace a 'greener' side of life when you stay in an environmentally friendly retreat in pristine bushland in the heart of Karijini National Park. Owned by the local Gumala Aboriginal Corporation, the comfortable semi-permanent eco tents incorporate practices which ensure the sustainable management of the natural and cultural values of this ancient landscape. (Day 9)

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Perth

        • CRUISE on Ningaloo Reef

        • VIEW the Pinnacles, wild dolphins in Monkey Mia, Lighthouse Bay, sunset over Cable Beach

        • VISIT Kings Park Perth, HMAS Sydney Memorial Geraldton, Space and Technology Museum Carnarvon, Fortescue Falls Karijini National Park


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 9 dinners


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage, local tips and charges

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

        • All hotel charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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