Perth to Broome

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

At first you’ll travel up the coast. 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: Yanchep and Lancelin

Explore Yanchep National Park to see koalas and kangaroos, before heading to Lancelin to play on giant sand dunes and go sandboarding, kayaking or swimming.

Day 02: Pinnacles and Jurien Bay

View the world famous Pinnacles at Cervantes! Then spend a day beachside. Snorkel at Sandy Cape, fish the jetty, walk around town, see sea lions! If you feel like more beach time you can head to Dynamite Bay near Greenhead where there are good picnic facilities and walking trails.

Day 03: Ellendale Pool and Geraldton

Stop at the beautiful Ellendale pool for a swim and a walk. You could even camp here if you want. Otherwise, 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.

Day 04: Hutt Lagoon and Kalbarri

On the way to Kalbarri stop at Hutt Lagoon. It is a pink lake! Crazy. Once you’ve finished taking photos, head to Kalbarri it is famous for its gorge, beautiful views and walks.

Day 05: Kalbarri Spend a second day in Kalbarri.

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 06 and 07: 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 and swim with dolphins during the day.

Day 08: 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 09: 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 10 and 11: Coral Bay

Coral Bay is 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 and 13: Cape Range National Park

Cape Range National Park 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 14: Cape Range National Park and Exmouth

Spend the morning at Cape Range National Park, before heading to the town of Exmouth – and stocking up and exploring. Drive a couple of hours towards Karijini National Park before setting up camp for the night.

Day 15, 16 and 17: Karijini National Park

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 18: Karijini and Port Hedland

Spend the morning in Karijini before heading to Port Hedland. There’s nothing too special about Port Hedland, but you can get some food and go to the beach again for the first time in days!

Day 19: Marble Bar

Marble Bar is famous for being the hottest town in Australia. But don’t worry too much unless you visit in summer. 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 20: 80 Mile Beach

Spend the morning in the Marble Bar area; perhaps see some gorges or prospect for gold. In the afternoon head to 80 Mile Beach. It is a very long beach, but may not be safe to swim at because of crocodiles and sharks! It is famous for shell-collecting and fishing but other than that, it is the only beach here. A very, long, beach.

Day 21: Broome

Head to Broome with your new friends! Perhaps go for a Camel Ride at sunset at Cable Beach, or visit Gantheaume Point. A beer to celebrate the end of the journey will be appreciated!

Trip details

Perth to Broome

Trip length: 21 days

Prices:
Early bird: $822 (4+ weeks before Start Date)
Full fee: $895

Start Date:

  • 24th April 2020
  • 1st May 2020
  • 8th May 2020
  • 22nd May 2020
  • 5th June 2020
  • 19th June 2020
  • 3rd July 2020
  • 17th July 2020
  • 19th August 2020
  • 7th September 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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