Through the Pilbara

Through the Pilbara

Tour one of Australia’s most isolated regions and uncover some of the wonders that have been billions of years in the making—ancient landscapes with deep rocky canyons leading to peaceful plunge pools. Visit remarkable National Parks, massive open-cut mines, areas renowned for gold fever of the late 1800s and townships imbued with the area’s secrets.

Tour one of Australia’s most isolated regions and uncover some of the wonders that have been billions of years in the making—ancient landscapes with deep rocky canyons leading to peaceful plunge pools. Visit remarkable National Parks, massive open cut mines, areas renowned for gold fever of the late 1800s and townships imbued with the area’s secrets.

 

Fly/Coach/fly

8 days

 

Ultimate Experiences

• Marvel at the beauty of Karijini National Park

• Tour the BHP Billiton Whaleback Mine

• Take a walk through Dales Gorge, Fortescue Falls and Circular Pool

• Explore New Norcia’s Spanish inspired buildings

 

INCLUSIONS

• Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis

• Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane area*

• Pickup and return locations throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney

• Flights

• 20 quality meals

• Traveller’s Refund Guarantee

• Entries and attractions as shown

• Modern luxury tour coach

• Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Director

• Robert’s Famous Homemade Morning Tea

 

*As per conditions

 

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Day 1

Home – Port Hedland
The vast expanse of our country becomes apparent today as our flight arrives into Port Hedland late afternoon. The growth of this port is due largely to the iron ore boom, making it one of
the world’s largest mineral ports.
Ibis Styles Port Hedland

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Day 2

Port Hedland – Karijini National Park
This morning awake to amazing constructions that have made this town famous, from the huge port and iron ore loading facilities to the FIFO camps. We stop for lunch before travelling inland to Karijini National Park. The resort at Karijini is a unique experience and a two night stay allows time to enjoy the rugged natural outback surroundings in the Hamersley Ranges.
2 Nights Karijini Eco Retreat

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Day 3

Karijini National Park
Enjoy this amazing National Park with short walks to Hancock Gorge, Junction Pool Lookout, Oxer Lookout and Joffre Gorge. Return to our retreat for a sit down lunch on the veranda before an easy afternoon of touring, including a visit to the Karijini Park Information Centre and the lookout at Fortescue Falls.

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Day 4

Karijini National Park – Dales Gorge – Newman
Today we will take time to discover more of the beautiful Karijini National Park. Explore Dales Gorge, Fortescue Falls and Circular Pool, with a range of walking tracks of varying lengths.
Continue our journey through this remarkable Pilbara area to Newman, known for its native flora and fauna and rich natural resources, enjoying a picnic lunch along the way. This afternoon visit the massive BHP Billiton’s Mt Whaleback Mine which was established in 1968 and is the largest single pit open cut iron ore mine in the world. Please note: due to Workplace Health and Safety requirements, you will be required to wear a hat, comfortable enclosed footwear, a long sleeved shirt and long pants.
Seasons Hotel

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Day 5

Newman – Meekatharra
Depart Newman in awe of the overturned landscapes of the mines through the Hammersley Range and the machinery that seem so enormous in real life. Continue to Meekatharra – the largest township of the Murchison/East Gascoyne region and this afternoon, visit Peace Gorge, a fascinating area of granite formations.
Auski Inland Motel
Please note tonight’s accommodation will be in ensuited van cabins.

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Day 6

Meekatharra – Dalwallinu
Travel this morning to Mount Magnet, located at the hub of the Murchison region. Visit the Mount Magnet Mining and Pastoral Museum where you will gain some insight into the early pastoral and gold mining activities of the area. Continue on through the Wheatbelt region to Dalwallinu, a tiny oasis with paved streets and houses set in the midst of a sea of wheat.

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Day 7

Dalwallinu – Perth
Travel via Moora to New Norcia, a town established in 1846 as a mission by the Benedictine Monks. After lunch and a tour of New Norcia Museum, Art Gallery and Information Centre, continue on via Bindoon, Muchea and Upper Swan before arriving in Perth.
Mercure Perth

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Day 8

Perth – Home
Visit Kings Park before transferring to Perth Airport for your flight home.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING BRISBANE: $4,495 per person

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING THE HUNTER: $4,805 per person

Single Supplement available @ $854 extra

 

 

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Name Address Contact Details
Belmont Shops S Bus Stop on Pacific Hwy (Southbound) near
Marshall Property, Belmont
Charlestown Smart St Bus Zone in Smart St outside Presbyterian Church
(opposite library car park), Charlestown
Doyalson Wentworth Ave S Bus stop past RSL Club (Southbound)
Cnr Pacific Hwy & Wentworth Ave, Doyalson
Kariong Information Ctr At Kariong Information Centre car park,
The Avenue, Kariong
New Lambton Wests S Bus Stop on Hobart Rd near Harker Oval
across from Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton
Swansea Blackswan S Bus stop approaching Blackswan Waterfront Motel
on Pacific Hwy (Southbound), Swansea
Sydney Domestic Airport Sydney Domestic Airport
Thompsons Corner Rest Area On Castle Hill Rd, OPP. Church St
MT Wilberforce Lookout Reserve
Thornton AAJ Depot All Australian Journeys - Thornton Depot
3 Woodford Place, Thornton
Tuggerah Westfield Bus stop near cinemas at the back of
Westfield Shopping Centre, Tuggerah
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