Broome to Perth

Jump on the Share Bus from Perth to Broome and see the wonders of Australia’s largest state.

You’ll get to travel both down the coast and then inland. There are many beautiful, long, isolated beaches which you can use for swimming, kayaking and other water activities. Including swimming with dolphins! However, the real highlight is the Ningaloo Reef. It rivals the Great Barrier Reef, but you don’t need a boat, just jump in from the beach for some world-class snorkelling.

You will also see vast stretches of red land and desert as you head inland to explore spectacular Karijini National Park and other gorges.

Expect to get fit with lots of hiking, snorkelling and exercise as you appreciate the natural sights. This is a no-frills adventure – you’ll be setting up your own tents, cooking your own dinner and sharing your tent with another person. The target age group is 18-35.

Things to note

Please note this is a minibus rental, not a guided tour. You rent a seat on the bus. We provide a recommended itinerary to help guide you. You will rent your seat as either a ‘driver’ or ‘non-driver’.Non-drivers must never drive. Drivers can share driving and must be aged 21+ A few days before your trip you will be given a full guide book with free activities, paid activities, recommended campsites to visit, access to discounts, as well as recommended sights to see. Please bring your own water bottle, sunscreen and torch. However please limit your luggage to about 20kg – 1 big bag, and one day bag/small backpack. The minibus seats 12, anyone with a regular driver’s license can drive it. There is a trailer attached with all camping equipment and space for your bags. Be prepared to mostly free camp!Trip Highlights

  • World famous Karijini National Park
  • Swimming with dolphins in Monkey Mia
  • Snorkelling the Ningaloo Reef off the coast
  • The beautiful beaches of Cape Range National Park

Inclusions

General inclusions

  • Your Toyota Hiace Minibus, to drive to the places you choose (but not on 4WD roads!)
  • Fully equipped trailer with everything you need for camping, cooking, and fun (equipment list)
  • Consumables such as: toilet paper, oil, salt and pepper, gas, bin bags etc
  • Recommended itinerary (but you have freedom!)
  • Guidebook (for activities and camping locations – both free and pay sites)
  • Fuel consumption for unlimited km
  • Comprehensive insurance with roadside assistance
  • Special discounts on activities and accomodation
  • National Park Entries

Trip-specific inclusions

  • Last night in a hostel
  • Snorkelling gear to explore the Ningaloo reef from Coral Bay and Cape Range National Park

Exclusions

  • Most accommodation: although you can choose to stay at plenty of free camps, or budget pay camps
  • Food: We will give you all the equipment you need to cook what you like!
  • Sleeping bag: bring your own for hygiene reasons
  • Guide: it’s just you and fellow “rentees” driving this minibus. Enjoy!

Recommended itinerary

Day 01: Broome to 80 Mile Beach

Get on the bus with your new friends! Head over to a supermarket and do a big food shop together to prepare for the trip. The first day starts with a drive to incredible 80 Mile Beach. It is a very long beach but may not be safe to swim at because of crocodiles and sharks! However, It is famous for shell-collecting and fishing. Enjoy a drink, cook a communal dinner and get to know your trip buddies

Day 02: Marble Bar

Marble Bar is famous for being the hottest town in Australia. But don’t worry too much, it won’t be crazy hot yet. When you drive here you get to see some real red Australia – make sure you stop at the pub for a beer. Fortunately, there are a lot of gorges and waterholes around. Visit these, you can also camp at some gorges.

Day 03: Marble Bar/Port Hedland

Spend the morning checking out some gorges in the Marble Bar area, before heading to Port Hedland. Here you can visit the beach and buy any supplies you need before heading to Karijini.

Day 04/05/06: Karijini

Drive from Port Hedland to Karijini. It’s a long drive to Karijini, but once you are there set up a camp for a few nights – there’s a lot to see. There are falls, pools, hikes, gorges – look up some pictures. If you stop at a tourist information centre on the way you’ll be able to get some maps, and possibly join an abseiling/canyoning tour if you feel adventurous.

Day 07: Karijini to Exmouth

Spend the morning hours in Karijini National Park before beginning the long drive to Exmouth. We recommend setting up camp in a working station or a free camp before reaching Exmouth to chill out and the last couple hours drive in Exmouth the following morning

Day 08/09: Exmouth and Cape Range National Park

Cruise into Exmouth and check out the town and stock up on supplies and water. Then enjoy your time in Cape Range National Park! It is is an amazing place; camp here if you can! There is world-class snorkelling at oyster stacks. Or you can visit one of the most beautiful beaches in existence at Turquoise Bay. There is also some nice hiking available at Yardie Creek and Charles Knife Canyon. You can also organise a tour to swim with the whale sharks or go diving.

Day 10/11: Coral Bay

Spend the morning enjoying the beaches and snorkelling of Cape Range before heading south to Coral Bay. It’s a special place! It’s a very small town with a beautiful beach. The most special part is that you can snorkel the Ningaloo Reef right off the coast! Stay here for a couple of nights.

Day 12: Carnarvon

Make the most of a morning in Coral Bay before driving to Carnarvon. Go to town for a day and stock up on supplies. You can go see the farms in the area and pick up some mangoes and check out the boardwalk. If you feel like going further, you can visit the Quobba blowholes.

Day 13/14:

Monkey Mia and Shark Bay World Heritage Area Head towards Monkey Mia stopping at sights like Shell Beach, Eagle Bluff and the town of Denham on the way. Monkey Mia is famous for being able to feed and swim with dolphins! Stay overnight at Monkey Mia and enjoy the dolphin experience the next morning and laze by the beach, play games, and swim with dolphins during the day.

Day 15: Shark Bay World Heritage area and Hamelin Pool

Explore what you haven’t seen of the Shark Bay area: perhaps have a picnic at Little Lagoon. Head towards a stop at Hamelin Pool for the night. You can see stromatolites here.

Day 16: Kalbarri

Kalbarri is famous for its gorge, beautiful views and walks. Maybe you could hire a canoe or a boat to explore the gorge. You should definitely take a couple of the famous hikes, perhaps go swimming and if you are feeling very adventurous you could go abseiling!

Day 17: Kalbarri and Hutt Lagoon

Spend some more time in Kalbarri, and as you leave go check out Hutt Lagoon. It’s a pink lake! Crazy. Also, there is a guy that started his own sovereign nation nearby. Go check it out to get your passport stamped and meet a king.

Day 18: Geraldton and Ellendale Pool

Head to Geraldton to collect food and supplies and explore the town. There are some nice animal parks here, as well as an old haunted homestead. Just south of the town you can see the very beautiful Ellendale Pool. You can stop here for a swim or a walk, and even camp here.

Day 19: Greenhead and Jurien Bay

Spend a day beachside! As you head south you can visit Dynamite Bay near Greenhead where there are good picnic facilities and walking trails. However, the highlight is Jurien Bay as you can see sea lions! There is a good snorkel trail here and a fantastic beach camp at Sandy Cape where you can also snorkel.

Day 20: Pinnacles and Lancelin

View the world-famous Pinnacles at Cervantes! They look like something from another world. Then head south to Lancelin to play on giant sand dunes and go sandboarding, kayaking or swimming.

Day 21: Yanchep and Perth

Day 21 we head to Perth. Stop by Yanchep on the way to see koalas and kangaroos. When you arrive in Perth enjoy the rest of your day with your new mates. There’s plenty to see. Kings Park, beaches at Cottesloe, markets in Fremantle. Clean up the minibus and enjoy a beer with your new mates in a hostel. That’s the end of the trip!

Trip details

Broome to Perth

Trip length: 21 days

Prices:
Early bird: $774 (4+ weeks before Start Date)
Full fee: $848

Start Date:

  • 24th July 2020
  • 12th August 2020
  • 14th September 2020
  • 3rd October 2020
  • 10th October 2020

Discounts

Discounts are available:

  • if you book more than 4 weeks in advance
  • for groups of friends travelling together
  • if you want to stay on the Share Bus for more than one trip

Please send us an email for details and to ask for your discount eligibility.

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