Pilbara & Ningaloo Reef Happy Camper Adventure Tour
(Ex Perth) Western Australia - Sat 25th May 2019

Max Participants:
10
Location:
(Ex Perth) Western Australia
Date:
Sat 25th May 2019
Start Time:
12:00am
End Time:
12:00am
Duration:
13 days
Meals:
10 Lunches 12 Breakfasts 9 Dinners
Non-Member Cost:
$3150.00 per person
Member Cost:
$2995.00 per person
Deposit Required:
$500.00
Tagged:
camping hike outback

Join us on one of our unique Women Only Happy Camper Tours, as we journey through some of the best country Western Australia has on offer!  

From experiencing remote outback stations, rugged coastlines, exploring stunning marine life within world heritage listed Ningaloo Reef and then onto discover amazing landscapes & hidden gorges at spectacular Karijini National Park, this tour has it all!  Packed with adventure, exploration, spectacular scenery, great hikes, relaxation and best of all.... in the company of like-minded women.


Gallery

Karijini Gorges
Crossing the line
Walking
Wild flowers
Making Tea
Nature's Window Kalbarri
Camping in Style

Location

Please note map locations and route are approximate only

Highlights

● Kalbarri National Park

● Ningaloo Reef

● Karijini National Park

● WA Wildflower Season

● True Blue Outback Station Experiences

● Camping under the Stars

Itinerary

Departing Perth early this morning we begin our journey north, enjoying the variety of Western Australian Wildflowers along the way. We stop in at Dongara’s Moreton Terrace en-route to grab a cuppa and enjoy a picnic lunch in the shade of the giant fig trees.

After lunch we continue north, through historic Greenough, the port city of Geraldton and via Lynton Convict Settlement towards Kalbarri. Just before we reach Kalbarri, we take you to some of the most impressive vantage points along this rugged red coastline. Here you can stretch your legs and enjoy the stunning views, while keeping an eye out for migrating whales, or more commonly, the pods of dolphins regularly gracing these waters. Once checked in at our accommodation, we’ll freshen up before regrouping and walk to the local pub to enjoy our first evening meal together.

Meals: Lunch

Accommodation: Motel Style - Multi share (unless single requested & available at time.)

After breakfast this morning, we take a drive out to Kalbarri National Park to explore the rugged terrain and relative seclusion of the mighty Murchison Gorge. We undertake a couple of short walks to access lookouts along the river gorge at The Loop (Nature’s Window) and Z Bend. Once we’ve enjoyed our time here, we’ll head off to our station stay, arriving in the afternoon, set up camp and have plenty of time to relax in the naturally heated therapeutic artesian bore baths to soothe the muscles. Later … it’s dinner around the campfire enjoying the amazing night skies and the friendly outback atmosphere

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping (you have the privacy of your own roomy tent)

We take a little time this morning to enjoy the station surrounds before heading off to Exmouth. Some may like to take a walk along the river walking trail listening to the sounds of nature, watching the wildlife and landscape unfold, others may choose to explore the treasures of the historical tip or take another natural bath.

Mid morning we say goodbye to our station friends and drive onto Exmouth. On our arrival, we’ll check in, set up camp and then we have free time to explore the town, or jump in the pool for a swim before we re-group and head out to one of the local restaurants/pubs for dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Camping (you have the privacy of your own roomy tent)

We’ve purposely built in this day of leisure for you to enjoy your choice of activity while exploring WA’s world famous Ningaloo Reef. Some may choose to swim with the Manta Ray’s, some booking full or half day kayaking/snorkelling tours, some taking part in a Yardie Creek boat tour or other boat tours. We can provide you with a list of available tours (and operators) on booking this trip.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping (you have the privacy of your own roomy tent)

We take the giant leap from Exmouth across to Pilbara’s Cheela Plains Station today. We expect to be on the road for around 6 - 7 hours including a couple of breaks, before our arrival at this welcoming family owned and managed Cattle Station. This afternoon we enjoy sunset viewing over the expansive Pilbara plains and afterwards, settle in for the eve around the campfire.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping (you have the privacy of your own roomy tent)

Today we experience all Cheela Plains has to offer, on a full day 4WD Gorge Tour. This tour is lead by a knowledgeable local guide with expert commentary, we have a chance to swim & discover fresh water mussels at refreshing Mussel Pool, we’ll explore & discover magnificent South Vivash and Beasley Gorges and drive through tree lined Horseshoe Creek. Truly an unforgettable and unique Pilbara experience that many have yet to discover!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping (you have the privacy of your own roomy tent)

This morning we pack up camp early, head into Tom Price to pick up supplies and grab a cuppa, before heading into Karijini National Park for our first hike within the amazing gorge system. We take you scrambling & rock hopping in Knox Gorge and then onto Joffre Falls lookout, before setting up camp at the Karijini Eco Retreat Campgrounds where we'll enjoy our first meal in Karijini under the stars.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping (you have the privacy of your own roomy tent)

Today, we head to the eastern end of the park, calling into the Visitors Centre and then heading further into the park, where we’ll spend all day exploring Dales Gorge, so get your walking shoes and swimming gear at the ready! The walking trails here are well marked and designed for a wide range of fitness levels, however they can be rocky underfoot at times and you will need to negotiate steep steps to gain access to the trails within the gorge itself. You will be rewarded though with amazing swimming opportunities at Fern Pool, Circular Pool & Fortescue Falls…once cool, we then ascend.

At the end of our day, we’ll drive back to camp, freshen up and head over to the Karijini Eco Retreat Restaurant where we’ll relax and enjoy dinner together "our shout".

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping (you have the privacy of your own roomy tent)

This morning will be an early start for those who have chosen and pre-booked to join West Oz Active on their full day Red Gorge Adventure Tour (Optional - please read the fitness requirements on their website). For those who are not doing this tour, don’t worry ...there will be plenty of action for you during the day! We head off to Weano Gorge for lots of walking, swimming and rock hopping, then after lunch we explore magnificent Hancock Gorge, where we have the option of challenging ourselves a little to reach the serenity of Kermits Pool.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping (you have the privacy of your own roomy tent)

We pack up camp early this morning, as we have a long drive to Nanutarra. We have a reasonable stop in Tom Price where our guides will collect provisions for the group, while you enjoy a cuppa, stretch your legs and grab something to have for lunch on the road.

We’ll make a couple of brief toilet stops along the way and hope to reach our destination late afternoon. After setting up camp, we’ll take a short walk down to the banks of the mighty Ashburton River where we'll enjoy sunset drinks & nibbles.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping (you have the privacy of your own roomy tent)

Today we head back to the wonders of Wooramel Station for another overnight stay, arriving with plenty of time to relax, explore the walking trails and enjoy more of what this fabulous station has to offer.

Another night around the campfire enjoying the starry skies.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Twin or Triple Share in Jackaroo Quarter's

We start the day at a leisurely place, before heading off mid-morning to our final destination for the day, Dongara. Once in Dongara, we check into our accommodation and then you may like to explore one of the nearby nature walking trails abundant with wildflowers at this time of year, take a stroll around town enjoying the history, or enjoy a little retail therapy.

Later, we get together at a local restaurant/pub where we’ll enjoy our final meal together.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel/Motel Rooms Twin Share (single on request if available)

Today we make our way back to Perth, stopping along the way to photograph the wildflowers and grab a bite to eat for lunch. We aim to arrive back home around mid-afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast

Includes

2 Experienced & Fully Qualified Driver/Guides

All Transport from Perth & return in 12 Seater Air-Conditioned Bus with luggage trailer

1 Night's Accommodation Jackaroo Quarters

2 Night’s Accommodation - Motel Style

9 Night’s Accommodation - Happy Camper Style

All Camping Equipment, including easy to erect tents, comfy chairs, self inflating mattress and stretcher bed

Quality Meals as per itinerary (we cater well for all dietary requirements)

Fruit and Snacks

All National Park Fees

Camping Fees

Full Day 4WD Tour at Cheela Plains Station

10 Lunches

12 Breakfasts

9 Dinners

Excludes

Optional activities in Exmouth & Karijini

Alcoholic or Soft Drinks (welcome to BYO)

Pillows & Sleeping Bags (Can be hired from us with prior notice - $40 Sleeping Bag / $5 Pillow)

Travel Insurance (recommended)

Travel Expenses/Flights to/from Perth

Items of a Personal Nature

More Information

Other things to Note:

You'll have a free day in Exmouth, providing you with the option of joining a full day or half day tour within Ningaloo Reef eg: Kayaking/Snorkelling (Dugongs/Turtles etc), Yardie Creek Boat Tour, or Swimming with the Magical Manta Rays etc - We will provide the options that are available to you, along with the costs.

You may also have the opportunity in Karijini National Park to tackle a full on adventure tour "Canyoning, Abseiling & Tubing in the Red Centre” - Optional Activity at additional Cost to the Tour & Subject to Availability & Level of Fitness.

The optional tours will be provided to you on booking & should be requested at the time of booking your holiday with us, to ensure you don't miss out. Also at any time throughout the tour, if you'd rather kick back at camp under the shade of a tree and read a book ... you can!!  

It's your holiday and if you choose not to walk, swim or explore on any given day, that's totally cool with us. Age - No barrier on our tours, you just need to have good mobility and a good attitude.  On this particular tour as a guide, the ages generally range from 25 through to 75.

Most people join our tours as 'solo' travellers, so you'll never feel alone ... we're a very inclusive & friendly bunch! 

No Princess Policy

Princess crossed out

To join this tour, you need to be willing to put up and pack down a tent (we work in pairs and we show you how to do it ... it's easy once you've done it), bog in and help with washing up/camp duties, adopt a ‘go with the flow’ attitude.  You need to be able to navigate your way up and down rocky steps, through gorges and walk on unstable rocky surfaces at times without assistance. (Some in Karijini are challenging)  You also need to be able to swim.  Most importantly ... it's WA Outback Country and where we're going is a LONG WAY, we've done our best to keep travelling times to a minimum where possible, however ...you need to be able to handle being in a vehicle for several hours at any one time.


Cancellation & Refunds

Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:

  • 60 days plus prior to trip departure - Loss of deposit
  • 59 - 30 days prior to trip departure - 50% Of The Tour Cost
  • 29 - 15 days prior to trip departure - 75% Of The Tour Cost
  • Within 14 days of the trip departure - 100% Of The Tour Cost

No refund is available after departure of a tour has commenced.


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