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Perth to Darwin Itinerary

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Perth to Darwin Itinerary including the Gibb River Road  in  28 days

 

Day 1     Perth – Cervantes/ 247 kms/ 3 hours

The Pinnacles of Namburg National Park are the major attraction of Cervantes. Those amazing limestone structures can reach five metres and were formed between 25,000-30,000 years ago. Stay at the RAC Cervantes Holiday Park.

Day 2     Cervantes – Kalbarri/ 378 kms/ 4.5 hours

Kalbarri offers many natural attractions such as exceptional wildflowers in Spring and early summer. The top attractions to visit are: Nature’s Window, The Loop, Z-Bend, Hawks Head and Ross Graham Lookout. Kalbarri also offers many water sport activities such as canoeing. Stay at the Murchison Caravan Park with many sites having sweeping views across the Murchison River.

Day 3     Kalbarri – Monkey Mia/ 397 kms/ 5 hours

Monkey Mia is renowned for being one of the best places where to encounter dolphins. Stay at the RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort.

Day 4     Monkey Mia – Non-travel day

Spend the day relaxing and meet the friendly pod of dolphins.

Day 5      Monkey Mia – Coral Bay/ 581 kms/ 7.5 hours

Coral Bay is a spectacular paradise which draws visitors from around the world. From diving to whale watching or simply relaxing, Coral Bay has it all. You can even swim with sharks! This is also where sharks come to get cleaned by fish! A commercial tour is the best way for people to observe this natural phenomenon while also enjoying the other marine life that inhabits the area. You can also book a tour to swim with Mantra Rays! Stay at the Bayview Caravan Park.

Day 6      Coral Bay – Exmouth/ Cape Range National Park/ 152 kms/ 2 hours

Exmouth is very popular for its diving, surfing and snorkeling. You can get up close to the local whale sharks in the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park which is one of the only places in the world where whale sharks appear regularly near the shore, where visitors can see them. Stay at the RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Resort.

Day 7      Exmouth/ Cape Range National Park – Non-travel day

The Cape Range National Park is just 40 kilometres from Exmouth and offers a variety of attractions ranging from bushwalking to birdwatching. Explore Yardie Creek, a spectacular gorge, Shothole Canyon and Charles Knife Canyon.

Day 8      Exmouth/ Cape Range National Park – Karijini National Park/ 674 kms/ 8.5 hours

Stay at the Eco Retreat Campsite or Dales Gorge Campground.

Day 9      Karijini National Park – Non-travel day

Karijini highlights include Fortescue Falls, Circular Pool and Fern Pool in Dales Gorge. The junction of four mighty gorges – Red, Weano, Joffe and Hancock Gorges can be viewed from Oxers Lookout.

Day 10    Karijini – 80 Mile Beach/ 581 kms/ 7.5 hours

This beach is famous for its amazing sunsets, shell collecting and fishing. Stay at 80-Mile Beach Caravan Park. It is the longest stretch of beach in WA.

Day 11     80 Mile Beach – Broome/ 376 kms/ 4.5 hours

Broome is a compact town to explore and attractions are all within 15 minutes drive.

Must see & do:

  • Camel ride on Cable Beach
  • Matso’s mango beer brewery
  • Fishing
  • Whale Watching
  • Pearl tour
  • Sunset

Day 12     Broome – Non-travel day

Day 13     Broome – Cape Leveque/ 210 kms/ 2.5 hours

The Dampier Peninsula stretches about 200 kilometres north of Broome along the partly unsealed Cape Leveque Road. You can swim in the sparkling water, go snorkelling, fishing or relax and enjoy the beautiful landscapes. Experience the amazing force of the giant tides, standing waves and whirlpools of King Sound near Cygnet Bay. Stay at Kooljaman for the night.

Day 14     Cape Leveque – Non-travel day

Enjoy the pristine beaches and spectacular coastline.

Day 15      Cape Leveque – Windjana Gorge/ 544 kms/ 7 hours

Windjana Gorge National Park is one of the Kimberley’s most stunning gorges!

Day 16      Windjana Gorge – Bell Gorge/ Silent Grove/ 179 kms/ 2 hours

Enjoy a bushwalk and experience the tranquility of Manning Falls. Silent Grove’s campsite is the best place where to set up camp and to see Bell Gorge and Bells Falls.

Day 17       Bell Gorge/ Silent Grove – Manning Gorge/ 122 kms/ 1.5 hours

Enjoy a bushwalk and experience the tranquility of Manning Falls. Manning Gorge is a great place to camp for one night.

Day 18      Manning Gorge – El Questro/ 344 kms/ 4.5 hours

Visit Barnett River Gorge en route and enjoy the hospitality of a pioneering family-owned cattle station and explore the magnificent waterholes on the property. Look out for incredible aboriginal art on the rock walls surrounding the waterholes. Stay at El Questro’s campsite.

Day 19       El Questro – Non- travel day

Spend a couple of days exploring the park. Visit the thermal pool at Zebedee Springs, Emma Gorge or take a boat down the Chamberlain Gorge and fish for barramundi.

Day 20      El Questro – Purnululu National Park/ 265 kms/ 3.5 hours

Stay at the Bungle Bungles Caravan Park.

Day 21       Purnululu National Park – Non – travel day

Bushwalking, plane or heli-tours, bus tours, station tours and more. From Bungle Bungle Caravan Park there is 70-80km of rough 4WD road to either Echidna Chasm or Cathedral Gorge. Plan ahead and allow yourself enough time to visit a few attractions. Suggested trips: Visitor centre, Cathedral Gorge and Picaninny Creek Walk – including Whipsnake Gorge and Picaninny Lookout. The park’s main feature, the Bungle Bungle Range, stands 300 metress above the spinifex covered plain and is dominated by the famous orange and black banded beehive-shaped dome. The park has limited accessible drinkable water. Good to know that our Safari Camprite trailers can hold 160 litres of drinkable water!

Day 22      Purnululu National Park – Kununurra/ 252 kms/ 3 hours

Visit Lake Argyle. It is the largest lake in Australia and home to abundant wildlife.  Check in at one of the many campsites available in Kununurra such as Ivanhoe Village Resort.

Day 23      Kununurra – Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk NP/ 541 kms/ 7 hours

Nitmiluk National Park has 13 stunning gorges which can be explored by foot, canoe, boat or helicopter. The most popular ones are Edith Falls and Katherine Gorge. Powered and non-powered sites are available near the Gorge Caravan Park and non-powered sites are available at Leliyn (Edith Falls). If you have time for a walk, Sweetwater Pool can be reached by a short 4.5 kilometre walk from Leliyn / Edith Falls.

Day 24      Nitmiluk NP – Kakadu / 328 kms/ 4 hours

Kakadu is by far the most popular place in the Top End. It is Australia’s largest national park covering 20,000 hectares with stunning landscapes and amazing Aboriginal rock art sites. There are many options for campsites and it would depend on how far you drive in the national park.

Day 25     Kakadu – Non – travel day

Explore on foot, join a cruise or guided tour, spot crocs or birds and make a splash in one of the many waterfalls.

Day 26     Kakadu – Litchfield National Park/ 341 kms/ 4.5 hours

Head to Litchfield National Park which is home to amazing waterfalls. It is a popular day tour destination but we would recommend staying overnight in order to explore as much as you can.

Day 27     Litchfield National Park – Non – travel day

It is possible to swim (even under the waterfalls!) and there are many beautiful walks starting from most popular sites. Camping is available year-round at Wangi and Florence Falls. Four-wheel drive camping areas are available at Tjaynera Falls (Sandy Creek), Surprise Creek Falls and Florence Falls.

A summary of activities you could do during your time at Litchfield:

  • swimming
  • camping
  • bushwalking
  • wildlife spotting
  • visit scenic lookouts
  • view historic ruins at Blyth Homestead and Bamboo Creek
  • four-wheel driving.

Day 28    Litchfield National Park – Darwin/ 159 kms/ 2 hours

Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory. A few must-do include the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, aboriginal art galleries and Crocosaurus Cove. Located in the heart of the city, it allows you to get up close to crocodiles.

Total Kilometers: 6,671 kms
Total Travel Hours: 84 hours

Travel times are estimated based on an average speed of 80km p/h. While the maximum legal speed while towing is 100km p/h, the travel times indicated should allow for delays due to road works as well as fuel, toilet and snack stops.
Travel times and distances are approximate and we recommend using as a guide only along with a published map book.

Images: Courtesy of Tourism Western Australia and Northern Territory

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