Treasures of the West Coast

From Darwin to Perth, uncover the treasures of Australia's west coast. Visit Kakadu National Park, Katherine, El Questro, Broome & Karijini National Park.

23 Days
Darwin to Perth
From (CAD)
$ 10,395
$ 10,045
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2019 Darwin > Perth

Big sky country

The west coast of this wide, brown land features some of the most spectacular and rare landscapes in the world. Big skies, deep gorges, plains that stretch to the horizon and all the colours of the rainbow. It’s country tied deeply to ancient lore and generations of stories and a place that will lay claim to your heart.
From sultry Darwin you’ll make your way down the coast. The prehistoric and incredibly beautiful Katherine Gorge will astound with its sparkling waters and deep sandstone cliffs, before you find yourself in rich farming country and the stunning El Questro Wilderness Park. Seek out rich wildlife before visiting the world’s largest diamond mine. Meet a traditional land owner and discover traditional culture and storytelling. Ride a camel along the famous Cable Beach or get up close with a friendly bottlenose dolphin in the turquoise waters of Monkey Mia before arriving in lovely Perth.
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23 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Darwin

    Welcome to cosmopolitan Darwin for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Darwin

    Cruise on the Adelaide River, home to the ‘jumping crocodiles’ or take a day trip to Litchfield National Park. Alternatively, enjoy a cruise on Darwin Harbour at sunset, take the hop-on-hop-off bus around town or do the WWII Bombing of Darwin tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Darwin > Kakadu

    Cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong, spotting crocodiles and bird life. Enjoy your overnight stay in Kakadu.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Kakadu > Katherine

    Optional flight - Take an optional flight over Kakadu National Park for a bird’s eye view of the wetlands and rocky terrain. (Additional expense).

    Discover the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Be amazed by the wildlife and Aboriginal art. Your home for tonight is Katherine.

    Your dinner cruise through Katherine Gorge will transport you into the spiritual world of the Jawoyn people and their remarkable culture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Katherine > Kununurra

    Explore the largest lake in the Southern Hemisphere, Lake Argyle, before joining your cruise down the spectacular Ord River. Relax tonight in Kununurra.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Kununurra > El Questro

    Optional flight - Take an optional flight over the Bungle Bungles for a bird’s eye view of these massive sandstone structures. (Additional expense).

    Your local guide will take you on a tour of Kununurra. Learn about the local importance of the sandalwood tree plus discover the Ord River Irrigation Scheme.

    Follow the Cockburn Range to the acclaimed El Questro Wilderness Park and your Special Stay for the next two nights.

    Optional El Questro Homestead upgrade - Opportunity to upgrade your stay to the deluxe El Questro Homestead. (Additional expense, must be booked before departure).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - El Questro

    Cruise through the Chamberlain Gorge or discover the traditional culture and history of El Questro. Alternatively join a park ranger on a bird spotting walk.

    Relax over evening drinks at the airstrip while capturing stunning views of the sunset over the Cockburn Ranges.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - El Questro > Halls Creek

    Admire the striking colours of the massive Carr Boyd Ranges as you travel to the world’s largest single producers of diamonds, the Argyle Diamond Mine. Join your Indigenous guide for a tour and lunch. Our overnight stay tonight is Halls Creek .

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Halls Creek > Fitzroy Crossing

    Visit the Yiyili Aboriginal Community School for a chance to meet the principal, hear about the school and see the local artwork.

    Cruise this afternoon on Geikie Gorge. Look out for sawfish, stingrays and freshwater crocodiles. Overnight is spent at Fitzroy Crossing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Fitzroy Crossing > Broome

    Meet a traditional land owner at the remarkable Boab prison tree and enjoy a cup of tea with an old drover.

    Optional flight - Take an optional scenic flight over the Buccaneer Archipelago including the Horizontal Falls. (Additional expense).

    Continue on to Broome with its white sandy beaches and tropical waters for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Broome

    Take a tour of Broome on a Harley-Davidson Trike or ride camels along the famous Cable Beach. Alternatively, visit Willie Creek Pearl Farm or enjoy a town tour that includes sunset on Cable Beach.

    Optional flight - Experience the incredible Horizontal Falls on an exhilarating seaplane flight. (Additional expense, replaces Scenic Freechoice activities).

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Broome > Port Hedland

    Explore the Pilbara and view some of the world’s most ancient landscapes.

    Discover the secrets of Port Hedland from your afternoon Port Hedland Harbour Cruise.

    Overnight stay in Port Hedland.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Port Hedland > Karijini National Park

    Put on your hard hat for a tour of the Mt Tom Price iron ore mine. Overnight at Karijini National Park.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Karijini National Park > Karratha

    Explore the ancient gorges and waterfalls of Karijini National Park. Visit Fortescue Falls and the Dale and Joffre Gorges for astounding views. Later, view the spectacular Hamersley Range with its sheer walls of rock, layered in many colours. Stay overnight in Karratha.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Karratha > Exmouth

    Travel along the North West Coastal highway to Exmouth for a two night stay at your gorgeous resort.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Exmouth

    Start your day with a Ningaloo Reef coral viewing cruise before visiting historic Vlamingh Head Lighthouse for stunning views over Lighthouse Bay.

    Enjoy a drink at the resort’s bar and watch the trawlers head out to begin their evening’s work.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Exmouth > Carnarvon

    Explore Coral Bay where the turquoise blue of the ocean meets the sandy bay with Ningaloo Reef underneath. You’ll spend the night at Carnarvon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Carnarvon > Monkey Mia

    Travel to Hamelin Pool to see the world’s best known colony of stromatolites. Enjoy two nights at Monkey Mia, home to bottle-nosed dolphins.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Monkey Mia

    This morning, cherish the opportunity to see the dolphins under the supervision of a national park ranger.

    Cruise through Shark Bay searching for dugong or sail into the sunset. Alternatively, dine on damper as you listen to stories of the Dreamtime.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  20. Day 20 - Monkey Mia > Geraldton

    See Shell Beach then continue to Kalbarri National Park and stop at Hawks Head for views of Murchison River Gorge. At Geraldton visit the HMAS Sydney memorial before arriving at your overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Geraldton > Perth

    Marvel at the extraordinary Pinnacles during your visit to Nambung National Park. Enjoy a two night Special Stay in Perth.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  22. Day 22 - Perth

    Journey to Rottnest Island for a chance to spot a quokka or partake in a food and wine trail through Swan Valley.  Alternatively, take a walking tour of Perth, cruise to the Port of Fremantle or enjoy an Upper Swan Valley cruise with lunch.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Perth

    After breakfast, bid farewell to your new friends, before returning home with many great memories.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Handcrafted luxury inclusions
  • Small group touring with no more than 40 guests
  • 5 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • 2 Scenic Sundowners event
  • Your choice of 20 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 41 meals – 22 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 18 dinners (D)
  • Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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