TRIP SUMMARY
Discover the best of Western Australia in this epic driving adventure, starting with wild, yet amazing, bush camps and transitioning into outback luxury, with unique glamping experiences. This trip is created by professional photographer and Tourism Australia ambassador, Sean Scott. It’s one of Sean’s absolute favourite road trips of Australia.

Drive through rugged landscapes in your own 4WD (with rooftop tent), camp on the most secluded beaches, experience an authentic Aboriginal Didgeridoo Dreaming Night Tour, marvel at spectacular salt lakes from an aeroplane, swim with manta rays in Coral Bay, go on a sunset whale watching cruise in Exmouth, and stay in deluxe eco tents at some of Western Australia's most fabulous glamping retreats.

• 14 Nights | 15 Days
• Deluxe Eco Tent (3 nights)
• Powered campsite (1 night)
• Non-powered campsite (3 nights)
• Didgeridoo Dreaming Night Tour
• Scenic flight above Francois Peron National Park
• Marine Eco Safari - Swim with Manta Rays
• Sunset Whale Watching Cruise
• 4WD car hire incl. rooftop tent (10 days)
• Price per person (twin-share)
From: $5,395 AUD
From
Sean
I have such good memories of this road trip – these are some of my favourite places on earth. I'm excited to share the journey and the photography locations with you. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Some of my favourite locations to photograph in Australia are included in this itinerary. The colours of the coral coast are absolutely mind blowing, and exploring Karijini National Park were some of the best times I've had with my kids.

Trip Highlights

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1: Perth to Cervantes
Pick up your 4WD in Perth and drive north to Cervantes, a charming coastal fishing town. Wander around the otherworldly landscapes of the Pinnacles and camp at Sandy Cape bush camp, right on the beach.
Activities
INCLUDED
Pick up your Red Dirt 4WD with Rooftop Tent
Safe, robust and perfect for couples or families, the Red Dirt 4WD is the ultimate vehicle for exploring the hidden gems of Western Australia. Your vehicle comes equipped with an Alucab rooftop tent which sleeps up to 2 people, a 40L Engel fridge, UHF radio, standard recovery tools, steel bullbar, safari snorkel and full length roof rack with unlimited kilometres at no extra cost.
FREE OPTION
Visit the Pinnacles
The stunning, moonlike landscapes of the Pinnacles will make you feel like you're walking on Mars. A great spot to stop, stretch your legs and take spectacular photos.
INCLUDED
Sandy Cape Beach Camp
A spectacular place to camp that Sean highly recommends. Sandy Cape will become your favourite beach campsite. It's operated by the Shire of Dandaragan.
Day 2
Day 2: Jurien Bay to Kalbarri
Drive from Jurien Bay to Kalbarri. Visit Hutt Lagoon (the Pink Lake) on your way. Experience the Kalbarri Skywalk, with breathtaking views of Murchison River Gorge's rust-red cliffs, flowing water and bushland from up high, and visit Nature’s Window in Kalbarri National Park.
Activities
Do
FREE OPTION
Pink Lake at Port Gregory
If the season is right, you can spot The Pink Lakes at Port Gregory on your way to Kalbarri. A perfect spot for incredible photos.
INCLUDED
Kalbarri Skywalk
The magnificent Kalbarri Skywalk only recently opened and you can see why there was so much anticipation. WA's latest attraction features two cantilevered viewing platforms offering stunning views of the Murchison Gorge and surrounds.
FREE OPTION
Visit Nature's Window
Stop at Nature's Window, one of Western Australia’s most iconic natural attractions formed from layers of Tumblagooda Sandstone.
FREE OPTION
Jacques/Jakes Point
Take in a coffee at the famous coffee hut at Jakes Point Surfing location. It's officially called Jacques Point, but known as Jakes by the locals.
Day 3
Day 3: Kalbarri to Denham
Make your way to Denham, home of the World Heritage listed Shark Bay. Spot dolphins in Monkey Mia and visit the remarkable Hamelin Pool stromatolites, the oldest and largest living fossils on earth.
Activities
FREE OPTION
Hamelin Pool Stromalites
Stop at the Hamelin Pool Stromatolites during your stay in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area. As the oldest and largest living fossils on earth, stromatolites are considered 'living fossils', part of the Earth's evolutionary history.
FREE OPTION
Monkey Mia Dolphins
Head to Monkey Mia Beach during feeding times, occurring between 7.45am and 12 noon, and greet the local dolphins (from a distance, of course).
INCLUDED
Didgeridoo Dreaming Night Tour
There is no other sound more synonymous with Australia’s ancient landscape than the didgeridoo. Relax around a campfire with didgeridoo meditation and about local Aboriginal culture and history. Wula Gura Nyinda Eco Cultural Adventures is owned and operated by Darren “Capes” Capewell, a descendant of the Nhanda and Malgana people. The tours aim to foster an understanding of the natural land, wildlife, stories and traditions of the region.
INCLUDED
Bush Camp at Tamala Station
As a true adventurer, you will love the bush camps on the beach at Tamala station. Big bonus — you can have a nice fire on the beach.
Day 4
Day 4: Francois Peron National Park
Hop on a plane with Shark Bay Aviation and marvel at the spectacular salt lakes and coastline from the air. After that, visit Peron Heritage Homestead for a soak in the hot artesian waters that once supplied water to stock on the former Peron Station.
Activities
FREE OPTION
Peron Homestead Precinct
Another hot tip from Sean — visit the Peron Homestead at night time. You can normally sit outside on your own in the Artesian hot tub and look at the stars.
INCLUDED
Shark Bay Aviation Tour
Take a flight with Shark Bay Aviation and check out the amazing salt lakes and coast from the air. This will be one of the highlights of your trip!
INCLUDED
Bottle Bay Campground
Spend the night at this pretty beach campsite with basic facilities. Also great for fishing, swimming and snorkelling.
Day 5
Day 5: Francois Peron National Park to Wooramel Station
Head to Wooramel River Retreat for a stay at a classic Australian working station. Camp right along the riverbank, relax in the naturally heated therapeutic artesian bore baths from the Birdrong aquifer and enjoy the wildlife. The outback at its best.
Activities
FREE OPTION
Artesian Bore Hot Baths
One of the highlights at Wooramel Station — the naturally heated therapeutic artesian bore baths. Waters from the Birdrong aquifer travel from a depth 240m below the ground to the surface under its own pressure. It is then piped into free flowing pools for you to take a dip in and relax.
INCLUDED
Camp at Wooramel River Retreat
A large shady site along the creek will be your resting place for the night. With nearby fire pits, unique tank bathrooms, a camp kitchen and nightly entertainment, this is a great spot for a stopover.
Day 6
Day 6: Wooramel Station to Red Bluff
Where the desert meets the Indian Ocean. Red Bluff is the location where Sean Scott shot his famous shark photos, making it one of his favourite places on earth.
Activities
FREE OPTION
Quobba Blowholes
On the way to Red Bluff, you will pass the Quobba Blowholes. This natural phenomenon is an impressive sight, with powerful ocean swells forcing water through sea caves and up out of narrow holes in the rocks, sometimes reaching heights of up to 20 metres!
FREE OPTION
Gnaraloo Surf Break
Make a stop at the famous surf break called Gnarloo Station. There are world class waves along Gnaraloo’s section of the west coast. Surfing in Gnaraloo has been a bit of a diamond in the rough. Surfers have been coming to this stretch of the west coast since the 1960s.
FREE OPTION
Rocky Pool
An incredible swimming lagoon, Rocky Pool is a freshwater pool near Carnarvon. No matter what time of the year you visit, you will be able to swim in the pleasant waters thanks to the year round warm climate.
INCLUDED
Quobba Station Homestead Camping
Spend the night at the one and only Quobba Station, with beautiful secluded campsites scattered throughout The Bluff. Camp here on the cliff and watch the whales, surf and wildlife right in front of you.
Day 7
Day 7: Red Bluff to Coral Bay
From Red Bluff, head to Warroora Station for another epic station based camp. With over 40 km of unheated coast, you are pretty much guaranteed to find your own secluded white sandy cove.
Activities
FREE OPTION
Watch the Marine Life
Marine life is in abundance with whale sharks, migratory whales, manta rays, dolphins, turtles and sharks and countless other fish and marine animals. Migratory Humpback Whales are a constant feature for several months of the year and can be easily seen from the shore playing almost constantly on the outer edge of the reef.
INCLUDED
Warroora Station Homestead Campground
Warroora Station has a unique station campground located 1500 metres from the beach. With a large camp kitchen, hot shower and toilet amenities, the campgrounds are spacious with lots of wildlife running around. Hello kangaroo, goanna, emu and the occasional cattle! Experience the authentic soul of the outback.
Day 8
Day 8: Coral Bay
Where the Ningaloo Reef is closest to the shore (only 500 meters away), Coral Bay is a true marine paradise. Today, you are going to swim with one of the ocean's most intriguing creatures — the manta ray. Get ready for a full day of action, that involves wet suits, snorkelling, delicious food and drinks, and of course, magnificent manta rays to swim with.
Activities
INCLUDED
Marine Eco Safari Manta Rays
Get ready for a spectacular day in the water with Coral Bay Eco Tours. This full day action packed marine ecotour adventure includes wet suits, snorkel equipment, fantastic food (morning tea, lunch, afternoon snacks and drinks). The highlight of this tour is, of course, the opportunity to swim with the awe inspiring manta ray, one of the largest winged creatures that live in our ocean.
Warroora Station Homestead Campground [included]
Warroora Station has a unique station campground located 1500 metres from the beach. With a large camp kitchen, hot shower and toilet amenities, the campgrounds are spacious with lots of wildlife running around. Hello kangaroo, goanna, emu and the occasional cattle! Experience the authentic soul of the outback.
Day 9
Day 9: Coral Bay to Exmouth
Explore the ultimate marine paradise that is Exmouth and head out into the Cape Range National Park. This is whale shark central and also a great place to see the humpbacks. The camping and beaches at Turquoise Bay are second to none.
Activities
Cape Range National Park
Cape Range National Park is whale shark central and a great place to see humpback whales. Situated on the west side of Exmouth, it's also a spectacular place of rugged limestone ranges, breathtaking deep canyons and pristine beaches. Sean's recommendation — the beaches at Turquoise Bay are second to none.
Sal Salis Wilderness Tent [optional]
If you're in need of a bit more luxury, we highly recommend Sal Salis, an exclusive eco-friendly luxury camp. Designed to blend with the environment, the spacious wilderness tents sit on raised platforms and offer wonderful views of the natural surrounds and the ocean beyond, as well as comfortable beds and an eco-en suite bathroom.
Tulki Beach Camping
This is the closes campground to the spectacular Turquoise Bay. Near the mouth of a dry creek system, the campsites in Tulki Beach campground are only a 200 metre walk to the beautiful beach. The perfect place for a swim, snorkel or canoe.
Day 10
Day 10: Exmouth
You're in for a memorable experience today — the Sunset Whale Watching Cruise run by the local Ocean Eco Adventures. There are also fantastic walking trails nearby. We recommend the Yardie Gorge trail, located in the spectacular Yardie Creek gorge.
Activities
Whale Shark Swim - April to End of July [optional]
What will surely become a highlight of your trip, embark on a magical whale shark discovery tour. The awesome people at Ocean Eco Adventures will take you by the hand and show you the wonders of Ningaloo in style and comfort. Did you know that the Whale Shark is the biggest and one of the rarest fish in the world's oceans?
Sunset Whale Watching Cruise - August to November [included]
From late August to November, the filter feeding Humpback Whales use the waters of the Exmouth Gulf as a resting point for the pods of adults and calves before they continue their journey down the West Coast back to their feeding grounds of Antarctica. Therefore countless pods of whales in the protected waters of the Gulf are day after day, resting, playing and providing amazing viewing opportunities as they perform spy hops, tail slaps, breeches, pectoral slapping and bubble blowing.
Sal Salis Wilderness Tent [optional]
If you're in need of a bit more luxury, we highly recommend Sal Salis, an exclusive eco-friendly luxury camp. Designed to blend with the environment, the spacious wilderness tents sit on raised platforms and offer wonderful views of the natural surrounds and the ocean beyond, as well as comfortable beds and an eco-en suite bathroom.
Tulki Beach Camping
This is the closes campground to the spectacular Turquoise Bay. Near the mouth of a dry creek system, the campsites in Tulki Beach campground are only a 200 metre walk to the beautiful beach. The perfect place for a swim, snorkel or canoe.
Day 11
Day 11: Exmouth to Karijini National Park
Head East to Karijini National Park, another one of Sean's favourites. Glamp at Karijini Eco Retreat and explore the incredible gorge walks. You will stay here for two nights.
Activities
Circular Pool
To get to the Circular Pool, you have to make a loose, steep descent, then an easy ramble to the hidden gardens of Circular Pool in Dales Gorge. Enjoy a swim in the refreshing permanent waters.
Deluxe Eco Tent [included]
Stay in one of the Eco Tents at Karijini Eco Retreat for a comfortable and natural "Glamping" experience for you to enjoy after your day of exploring all the many stunning sites within the National Park. Continental Breakfast, your own private ensuite bathroom and a front and rear deck are included. These tents are semi-permanent structures that incorporate ecologically sustainable principles and can easily be erected and dismantled in remote areas with little impact on the natural environment using recycled materials wherever possible.
Day 12
Day 12: Karijini National Park
Wake up in your luxurious tent and spend the day exploring the unbelievable landscapes of Karijini National Park.
Activities
Fortescue Falls and Fern Pool
Discover the many gorges and trails of the Karijini National Park. For example, walk down through the changing vegetation of the iron-rich gorge walls to the park's only permanent waterfall. Just a short distance from Fortescue Falls, you can swim in the refreshing, spring-fed Fern Pool.
Deluxe Eco Tent [included]
Stay in one of the Eco Tents at Karijini Eco Retreat for a comfortable and natural "Glamping" experience for you to enjoy after your day of exploring all the many stunning sites within the National Park. Continental Breakfast, your own private ensuite bathroom and a front and rear deck are included. These tents are semi-permanent structures that incorporate ecologically sustainable principles and can easily be erected and dismantled in remote areas with little impact on the natural environment using recycled materials wherever possible.
Day 13
Day 13: Karijini National Park to Eighty Mile Beach
Make your way to Eighty Mile Beach, the longest uninterrupted beach in WA, stretching for 220 kilometres. Eighty Mile Beach is also one of the world's most important feeding grounds for birds and a major nesting area for flatback turtles.
Activities
Sunset and Sunrise
Enjoy the magnificent sunsets of Eighty Mile Beach. Rise early and you will be treated with a spectacular sunrise.
Eighty Mile Beach Camp Site [included]
The Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park is located on the beachfront between Port Hedland and Broome, and is the perfect stopover on this long stretch of road. Recharge your batteries by enjoying the peace and solitude on a grassed, shaded powered site, with fresh water on tap. Enjoy the magnificent sunset and maybe you want to go fishing or shell collecting.
Day 14
Day 14: Eighty Mile Beach to Broome
Leave Eighty Mile Beach and make your way to Broome, the gateway to the wild Kimberley region. Have a drink on Cable Beach, watch the famous sunsets and sleep in style on the last night of this trip.
Activities
Cable Beach
A must do in Broome is to watch sunset on Cable Beach. Bring a drink and nibbles and join the hundreds of others in watching the famous sunset and camel tours.
Glamping Eco Tent [included]
Eco Beach Resort is a multi award-winning eco resort set amongst the pristine and untouched Kimberley environment. An unforgettable and unique wilderness experience with minimal impact on the surrounding landscape, you will have your own Eco Tent including a luxurious king sized bed and sunset views.
Day 15
Day 15: Broome
It's the last day of your trip! Explore more of the Broome awesomeness before heading home. Want to extend your trip? You can choose to fly out to the horizontal waterfalls and experience more of the Kimberley magic, or head out to remote Cape Leveque and discover the local Aboriginal culture.
Activities
Do
Fly to the Horizontal Falls [optional]
Journey with Go Horizontal Falls Tours deep into the heart of this pristine wilderness on a full-day tour from Broome. Experience the Horizontal Falls and more via return scenic flights and fast boat cruise.
Kooljaman at Cape Leveque [optiona]
Extend your trip by a day (or two) and experience the amazing Kooljaman at Cape Leveque, a remote wilderness camp owned and run by the Indigenous Bardi Jawi Communities. Sustained by solar power and local bore water, the low-impact accommodation has been specifically designed to capture the rugged character and beauty of Bardi Jawi country, and reflects the Aboriginal values of caring for land and country.
STORYTELLER

Sean Scott

About Sean
STORYTELLER

About Sean

An internationally recognised photographer, Sean Scott is known for his talent when it comes to capturing Australia. A born storyteller, Sean is an ambassador for Tourism Australia, with a sound track-record for exploring Down Under on epic road trips. His passion for photography fused with an appetite to unearth Australia makes him the perfect travel expert to create Airguides trips. Sean’s highly accredited work showcases the very best of Australia and is displayed in the homes (and hearts) of many Australians. His outstanding career is a credit to a collection of unbelievable adventures, each holding a timeless story, eager to be heard.

FAQ's

What is included?
• 14 Nights | 15 Days
• Deluxe Eco Tent (3 nights)
• Powered campsite (1 night)
• Non-powered campsite (3 nights)
• Didgeridoo Dreaming Night Tour
• Scenic flight above Francois Peron National Park
• Marine Eco Safari - Swim with Manta Rays
• Sunset Whale Watching Cruise
• 4WD car hire incl. rooftop tent (10 days)
• Price per person (twin-share)
Can I personalise this trip?
You sure can! Speak to our friendly team today and we will be more than happy to create a tailor-made itinerary for you, based on your travel wishes, group size or any special occasions.

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Unique travel packages created by trusted storytellers.
Each trip is personalised for you.
Sit back and relax. We take care of all planning and bookings.
We balance well planned itineraries with the flexibility to explore destinations.
Travel at your own pace and create your own adventure.
We combine luxury accommodation with one of a kind experiences.
Discover destinations and natural environments all from within the comfort of your desired level of luxury.
Everything you need for a dream trip at your fingertips, thanks to our detailed and personalised trip notes.
We're only a moment away whenever you need assistance or advice!
Our trips have a focus on those destinations less travelled.
We work with local and First Nations' travel companies where possible.
Responsible tourism is at the core of everything we do.

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