Perth, WA, Australia

West Coast Cruiser​

Starting from

$895 AUD

Departure time

5 Day Perth to Exmouth Cruiser : One-Way

West Perth  -Rendezvous Hotel, 24 Mount St, Perth – 7.30am
East Perth – Ambassador Hotel, 196 Adelaide Terrace, Perth – 7:40am
Central Perth – Perth City YHA, 300 Wellington St, Perth – 7:45am
Northbridge – Old Swan Barracks, 2 Francis Street, Perth – 7:50am
North Perth – Billabong Backpackers, 381 Beaufort Street, Highgate – 7:55am

9 Day Perth to Broome Cruiser : One-Way

West Perth -Rendezvous Hotel, 24 Mount St, Perth – 7.30am
East Perth – Ambassador Hotel, 196 Adelaide Terrace, Perth – 7:40am
Central Perth – Perth City YHA, 300 Wellington St, Perth – 7:45am
Northbridge – Old Swan Barracks, 2 Francis Street, Perth – 7:50am
North Perth – Billabong Backpackers, 381 Beaufort Street, Highgate – 7:55am

Pricing options

$895.00 5 Day Perth to Exmouth Cruiser : One-Way
$1,595.00 – 9 Day Perth to Broome Cruiser : One-Way
$1,795.00 – 9 Day Perth to Broome Explorer : One-Way – Fully Accommodated

Explore

Join out tours for the best value in WA. Visit the Pinnacles Desert, Meet Monkey Mia Dolphins, Snorkel the Ningaloo Reef, Camp in Karijini and Relax in Broome.Tour is in participation with the experienced Flying Sandgroper. Perfect for young, adventurous & budget conscious…

GENERAL INFORMATION

WHAT TO BRING

West Coast Cruiser operates in outback and remote areas and Western Australia’s weather conditions can often be extremely hot or cold. For this reason, we suggest you pack accordingly. Here is a list of the basics you should consider when packing for your tour:

Day Tours:

  • Small carry-on bag
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal spending money

Extended Tours:

    • Insect repellent
    • Small torch
    • Closed walking shoes
    • Warm clothes and Rain jacket (Winter)
    • Swim wear
    • Towels (x2)
    • Water bottle
    • Camera
    • Hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Personal spending money
    • Sleeping bag (9 Day Perth to Broome Cruiser Tour Only)
    • Watershoes/Sandals (Perth to Broome Tours Only)
    • Dry-pack (Optional – Perth to Broome Tours Only)

What to Expect?

Our tours are aimed at the young and the young at heart and include hikes of 2+ kilometers over moderate to difficult terrain. A moderate level of fitness is required to fully participate in our activities. Our northern itineraries also include activities such as snorkeling, swimming and canyoning. Our tours to

Broome include hikes of up to 6 kilometers often in high temperatures and humidity. Our guides play music and games in the bus and our tours are fun and energetic! Our tours have shared accommodation included. Private rooms with shared facilities can be requested (extra costs involved) and are subject to availability. Our guides are passionate about providing the ultimate customer experience. However, as part of your involvement in our tours, we kindly ask that (as a team) you actively participate in our day-to-day activities, including;

  • the packing/unpacking of the bus.
  • the cooking of meals and cleaning up afterwards.
  • looking after your own and each other’s safety.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Note about meal changes. 

NOTE: As of September 1st 2019 West Coast Cruiser will no longer be supplying all meals on tour. Some lunches and dinners will now be purchased by passengers at restaurants and cafes along the way. We have done great deals with these restaurants and cafes to ensure great value & quality in cool venues. We have made this change to give you a good mix of self-cooked lunches and dinners and dine-in lunches & dinners. Offering more choice and better quality while saving time for not having to cook, will give you more time to enjoy Australia’s West Coast. We do still provide some meals on tour, approximate total meal expenses per tour can be found in the table at the bottom of this page

Note about accommodation changes.

NOTE: As of September 1st 2019 West Coast Cruiser now stays in 2 bedroom apartment, motel style accommodation in Kalbarri, and at the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort in Shark Bay right on the beach! We have made these changes after a lot of customer feedback and as part of our quest to be the best budget tour operator in Western Australia, adding even more comfort to our already fully accommodated (no camping) tours! *Accommodation subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Approximate expenses for meals on this tour:

AUD $120 ($17 p/day)

*Breakfast is supplied each morning of the tour. Costs per day are average numbers. Some days you will spend a little more, and some days you will spend nothing at all as West Coast Cruiser is still supplying some meals on tour.

5 Day Perth to Exmouth Cruiser : One Way

What is included? 
Pick up in Perth City and drop off in Exmouth, 5 Nights shared accommodation – 1 Night in Apartments & 4 Nights in Hostels (upgrade to private room on request) , a meeting with the famous Monkey Mia Dolphins, Meals as per itinerary, Air-conditioned Transport, Entry fees to The Pinnacles Desert, Kalbarri National Park, Cape Range National Park, Attractions as listed, An experienced and licensed Tour Guide, loads of fund and more!

Meal Key

BP= Breakfast Provided 
LP = Lunch Provided 
DP = Dinner Provided 
LOE = Lunch Own Expense 
DOE = Dinner Own Expense 

Lunches and dinners at own expense are bought at restaurants and cafes along the way. We have done great deals with these restaurants and cafes to ensure great value & quality

Average Total Meal Expenses: AUD $120 ($24 per day)

Itinerary
Day 1 – Perth to Kalbarri
Kick off your adventure with a guided tour through the Pinnacles Desert and drop in at the Discovery Centre before lunch by the sea. After a sightseeing stop in Geraldton it’s on to the Kalbarri Beach Resort in the seaside town of Kalbarri for our overnight stay in our own apartments
(LOE, DOE)

Day 2 – Kalbarri to Monkey Mia
Visit the marvels of The Murchison Gorge, Nature’s Window and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park. Here you have the option to try abseiling (own expense). Cool off with a swim in the Murchison River before we head north to Shell Beach and the most Westerly Town in Australia, Denham, for our accommodation at the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort. This evening relax and enjoy the facilities.
(BP, LP, DP)

Day 3 – Monkey Mia to Coral Bay
Today you meet the famous Monkey Mia dolphins, a photo opportunity not to be missed. Go for a swim or hike or just chill out on the beach until it’s time to go. Later today explore the live rock formations, the Stromatolites’ before we settle into our accommodation in Coral Bay, located right on the door step of the breathtaking Ningaloo Reef.
(BP, LOE, DOE)

Day 4 – Coral Bay
With no fixed schedule, today is yours to enjoy the many activities Coral Bay has to offer, with special discounts available as a West Coast Cruiser passenger, this is your chance to swim with the manta rays or whale sharks (April – August), go off-roading in the dunes to see turtles, hire a kayak or go for a snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef only metres from shore (all activities at own expense). This evening we take the short drive up the peninsular to our accommodation in Exmouth there we will check in for two nights

(BP, LOE, DP)

Day 5 – Exmouth
Today we explore the remote and rugged Cape Range National park, a spectacular place of limestone ranges, deep canyons and 50km of pristine beaches bordering the Ningaloo Reef. Experience the stunning Turquoise Bay, visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and Milyearing Visitors Centre before we return to our accommodation in Exmouth. Alternatively, during Whale Shark season (April – August), today is your opportunity to swim with these gentle giants (own expense).
(BP, LP, DOE)

Morning Day 6 
As your time with us comes to an end this morning, bid farewell to the return passengers as you continue on your Australian journey.

9 Day Perth to Broome Cruiser: One-Way

What is included?
Pick up at selected hostels in Perth City, Drop off in Broome, 1 night in apartments, 4 nights in hostels + 2 nights camping + 1 night on integrity coach, A meeting with the famous Monkey Mia Dolphins, Air-conditioned Transport and Entry fees, meals as per Itinerary, An experienced and licensed Tour Guide and loads of fun!

Meal Key

BP= Breakfast Provided 
LP = Lunch Provided 
DP = Dinner Provided 
LOE = Lunch Own Expense 
DOE = Dinner Own Expense 

Lunches and dinners at own expense are bought at restaurants and cafes along the way. We have done great deals with these restaurants and cafes to ensure great value & quality

Itinerary

Day 1 – Perth to Kalbarri
Kick off your adventure with a guided tour through the Pinnacles Desert and drop in at the Discovery Centre before lunch by the sea. After a sightseeing stop in Geraldton it’s on to the Kalbarri Beach Resort in the seaside town of Kalbarri for our overnight stay in our own apartments
(LOE, DOE)

Day 2 – Kalbarri to Monkey Mia
Visit the marvels of The Murchison Gorge, Nature’s Window and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park. Here you have the option to try abseiling (own expense). Cool off with a swim in the Murchison River before we head north to Shell Beach and the most Westerly Town in Australia, Denham, for our accommodation at the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort. This evening relax and enjoy the facilities.
(BP, LP, DP)

Day 3 – Monkey Mia to Coral Bay
Today you meet the famous Monkey Mia dolphins, a photo opportunity not to be missed. Go for a swim or hike or just chill out on the beach until it’s time to go. Later today explore the live rock formations, the Stromatolites’ before we settle into our accommodation in Coral Bay, located right on the door step of the breathtaking Ningaloo Reef.
(BP, LOE, DOE)

Day 4 – Coral Bay
With no fixed schedule, today is yours to enjoy the many activities Coral Bay has to offer, with special discounts available as a West Coast Cruiser passenger, this is your chance to swim with the manta rays, go off-roading in the dunes to see turtles, hire a kayak or go for a snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef only metres from shore (all activities at own expense). This evening we take the short drive up the peninsular to our accommodation in Exmouth there we will check in for two nights
(BP, LOE, DP)

Day 5 – Exmouth
Today we explore the remote and rugged Cape Range National park, a spectacular place of limestone ranges, deep canyons and 50km of pristine beaches bordering the Ningaloo Reef. Experience the stunning Turquoise Bay, visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and Milyearing Visitors Centre before we return to our accommodation in Exmouth. Alternatively, during Whale Shark season (April – August), today is your opportunity to swim with these gentle giants (own expense).
(BP, LP, DOE)

Day 6 – Exmouth to Karijini National Park

Sleep in or enjoy your morning in Exmouth before you depart Exmouth close to your accommodation (44 Maidstone Cres) with Integrity Coach Lines at 1PM to start your trip to Karijini National Park. When you arrive at the Tom Price Tourist Park later that day you will meet your highly experienced guide from The Flying Sandgroper and get directed to the camp site for another good night of sleep. 
(BOE, LOE, DOE)

Days 7 – Karijini National Park
In the morning you will Meet & Greet at the Camp Kitchen. Your guide will make you a continental breakfast and throws the Karijini map out to detail the plans for the Karijini experience. Your park entry is inclusive & we will enter the west side of the park. We get down to business straight away and head down Hancock gorge destined for stunning Kermits Pool to feel the old country and a great swim. Passing through the Spider Walk. We also check out Oxers, Junction Pool & Jofre lookouts. After lunch we will travel to Knox Gorge where we explore this often overlooked gorge, a real gem. More swimming and some quiet time to reflect are possible for sure! After your amazing day you will return to camp and your guide prepares a well cooked meal & the kettle goes on for a cuppa tea & socialising. Get ready for a comfortable sleep in stretcher beds in our dedicated camp 
(BP, LP, DP)

Day 8 – Karijini National Park to Broome
In the morning you will get a breakfast served by your guide before we depart for Dales Gorge. We start the day with a quiet swim in the lovely Fern Pool & check out Fortesque Falls. Afterwards we hike 1.5 km through Dales Gorge to Circular Pool for another well earned swim and lunch. After lunch we will visit Karijini Visitors Centre. Here you will have the opportunity to learn more about Karijni’s past, present & future, engage with traditional owners & browse the gift shop. We will say goodbye after dropping you off to depart for Broome with Integrity Coach Lines 
(BP, LP, DOE). 

Day 9 – Broome
After a drive through Australia’s Outback you will arrive in the morning of day 9 in Broome around 8:00 AM. You get dropped off at the Broome Visitor Centre and get to enjoy Broome. You can either go for a swim at the stunning Cable Beach, explore China Town and its pearling history, watch a movie at the world’s oldest open-air cinema or ride a camel on the beach at sunset or lay back and relax in the almost always beautiful weather in Broome! 
(BOE, LOE, DOE)

9 Day Perth to Broome Explorer : One-Way - Fully Accommodated

What is included?

Pick up in Perth City, Drop off in Broome, total of 8 nights shared accommodation, 1 Night in Apartments, 5 nights in hostels + 2 nights glamping experience in Eco Safari Tents (upgrade to private room on request), a meeting with the famous Monkey Mia Dolphins, Meals as per itinerary, Air-conditioned Transport, Entry fees for The Pinnacles Desert, Kalbarri National Park, Cape Range National Park, Karijini National Park, Attractions as listed, An experienced and licensed Tour Guide and loads of fun!

Meal Key

BP= Breakfast Provided 
LP = Lunch Provided 
DP = Dinner Provided 
LOE = Lunch Own Expense 
DOE = Dinner Own Expense 

Lunches and dinners at own expense are bought at restaurants and cafes along the way. We have done great deals with these restaurants and cafes to ensure great value & quality

Average Total Meal Expenses: AUD $170 (19 per day)

Itinerary
Day 1 – Perth to Kalbarri
Kick off your adventure with a guided tour through the Pinnacles Desert and drop in at the Discovery Centre before lunch by the sea. After a sightseeing stop in Geraldton it’s on to the Kalbarri Beach Resort in the seaside town of Kalbarri for our overnight stay in our own apartments
(LOE, DOE)

Day 2 – Kalbarri to Monkey Mia
Visit the marvels of The Murchison Gorge, Nature’s Window and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park. Here you have the option to try abseiling (own expense). Cool off with a swim in the Murchison River before we head north to Shell Beach and the most Westerly Town in Australia, Denham, for our accommodation at the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort. This evening relax and enjoy the facilities.
(BP, LP, DP)

Day 3 – Monkey Mia to Coral Bay
Today you meet the famous Monkey Mia dolphins, a photo opportunity not to be missed. Go for a swim or hike or just chill out on the beach until it’s time to go. Later today explore the live rock formations, the Stromatolites’ before we settle into our accommodation in Coral Bay, located right on the door step of the breathtaking Ningaloo Reef.
(BP, LOE, DOE)

Day 4 – Coral Bay
With no fixed schedule, today is yours to enjoy the many activities Coral Bay has to offer, with special discounts available as a West Coast Cruiser passenger, this is your chance to swim with the manta rays, go off-roading in the dunes to see turtles, hire a kayak or go for a snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef only metres from shore (all activities at own expense). This evening we take the short drive up the peninsular to our accommodation in Exmouth there we will check in for two nights
(BP, LOE, DP)

Day 5 – Exmouth
Today we explore the remote and rugged Cape Range National park, a spectacular place of limestone ranges, deep canyons and 50km of pristine beaches bordering the Ningaloo Reef. Experience the stunning Turquoise Bay, visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and Milyearing Visitors Centre before we return to our accommodation in Exmouth. Alternatively, during Whale Shark season (April – August), today is your opportunity to swim with these gentle giants (own expense).
(BP, LP, DOE)

Day 6 – Exmouth to Karijini National Park
Up early we travel east through station country and stop at Tom Price, the highest town in Western Australia. Here we get our supplies before we head to the amazing Karijini National Park. We stay at the multi award winning Karijini Eco Retreat in Eco Safari Tents with your own veranda, quality beds, linen and hot showers! (BP, LOE, DP)

Days 7 & 8 – Karijini National Park/Port Hedland
The next 2 days give us plenty of time to explore Karijini National Park and to enjoy 2.5 billion years of evolution and 40.000 years of culture. We visit and hike the gorges, swim in amazing rock pools, stand under waterfalls and explore intriguing rock formations including Hancock Gorge, Weano Gorge and its adventurous Handrail Pool, Dales Gorge, Circular Pool, Fortescue Falls, Fern Pool and more. Then late on day 8 we travel further north to Port Hedland for our last nights accommodation 

(Day 7:BP, LP, DP -Day 8: BP, LP, DOE).

Day 9 – Port hedland to Broome
This morning sees us arrive at 80 Mile Beach for some stunning photos. Upon arrival in Broome your guide will take you for a tour around town before dropping you off in town. (BP, LOE) 

Note: Accommodation is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances

LOCATION

Western Australia 

The large majority of the 2 million inhabitants live in the southwestern part of the state, in or close to Perth, the capital and one the most isolated cities of this size anywhere in the world. Outside of the Perth area there are fewer than 500,000 people, hence the demoynm Sandgropers. The largest towns outside Perth metro include Albany and Broome, less than 30,000 population each depending on seasonal fluctuations. Beyond the coast, Western Australia’s vast interior is very sparsely populated, with only a handful of townships with over a few thousand residents. Mining settlements and cattle stations are thinly-spread so it is all too easy to find yourself alone in a 100 mile radius.

One of this state’s main attraction is its overall huge expanses and distance between places.

Geography

Mount Augustus is widely claimed to be the world’s largest monolith

Western Australia covers about third of the total land mass of Australia. It encompasses climatic zones from the monsoonal and tropical north, to the temperate and Mediterranean south, and the desert and barren inland. Apart from the south-western coast, the majority of the land is extremely old, eroded, flat, arid and infertile.

Many of the population centres are isolated from one another, and from the other populated zones of Australia. This and the tough environment may account for a more independent spirit than in the eastern states.

The vastness of the state is certainly not to be underestimated when planning your trip. If it were a country, it would be in the top 10 by area, as large as Argentina, larger than any African or European country, and one and a half times the size of Alaska. It is the largest sub-national administrative division in the world besides the Sakha Republic in Russia.

Perth and the south-west corner including Margaret River and Albany are easily accessible. Visiting much of the rest of the state requires some planning, and will probably require some long drives. Never plan on doing a road trip, without clearly telling either the authorities or someone else, on your planned route, as you could have considerable delays if you break down. Make sure you always have lots of water (and spare fuel) with you.

Sealed highways and byways

Unsealed (dirt) roads and tracks

Track in Western Australia

Unsealed roads require preparation and research. They should not be taken lightly, and you would be unwise to just set off down a dirt road without having done your homework. Be cautious. On some more remote tracks, it could be weeks until anyone finds you or your body if you break down. Road conditions, weather, availability of fuel and spares, contact (phone/radio), and survival supplies should be on your checklist.

The Gunbarrel Highway may not be what you would think of as a highway. It may not even be what you would think of as a road.

That said, some of the best scenery and adventures that Western Australia has to offer lies on its dirt roads. Some can be traversed, slowly, and with care, by an average driver. Study your route, and be prepared for conditions.

  • The legendary Canning Stock Route is an 1800 km long cattle track from Willuna in the northern Goldfields to Halls Creek in the Kimberley, crossing the inner desert parts of the state. It is one of the most remote tracks on the planet, with absolutely no facilities, fuel or food supplies, and runs hundred kilometres from any civilization. Prior fuel dropping arrangements and thorough research about the dangers involved in the crossing are absolute prerequisites. Attempting the track in the summer is madness.
  • The 650 km long Gibb River Road crosses through the heart of the Kimberley in the North through majestic scenery, with some facilities along the route. Open only during the dry.
  • The Gunbarrel Highway crosses the heart of the continent from Wiluna to Kata Tjuta in the Northern Territory.
  • The comparatively easier Tanami Track crosses the Tanami desert to the Red Centre in Northern Territory.
  • The Great Central Road, regularly graded, may be attempted by strong 2WD (with very cautious and prepared drivers). It crosses several aboriginal lands (for which you will need permits) right to Kata Tjuta in the Northern Territory.

Cities:

  • Perth — The state capital of Western Australia and one of the most remote large cities in the world
  • Albany — the largest town on the south coast of the state
  • Broome — gateway to the Kimberley and a fashionable tourist destination among Australians
  • Esperance — on the south coast with a fine coastline and beaches
  • Kalgoorlie-Boulder — a historic mining town in the east
  • Kununurra — final stop before you enter the Northern Territory
  • Mandurah — a rapidly growing city nestled between estuary and ocean is popular for fishing and crabbing

Other Destinations:

  • Kalbarri National Park — explore vibrantly coloured gorges and cliffs sculpted by the Murchison River as it flows to the sea
  • 1 Coral Bay and Exmouth — 1250km from Perth, are gateways to the magnificent Ningaloo Reef
  • Karijini National Park — a major destination in the Pilbara, featuring huge canyons and gorges, and nice hikes through majestic scenery
  • 2 Margaret River — a fine winery and surfing region about 250 km south of Perth, a weekend playground for Perth.
  • Mount Augustus — rivalling the better-known Uluru in Northern Territory for size, it’s often claimed to be the largest monolith on Earth
  • Pinnacles Desert — an eerie landscape of limestone pillars rising from the sand about 100 km north of Perth
  • 3 Purnululu National Park — a UNESCO World Heritage Site features the enigmatic Bungle Bungle dome formations
  • 4 Shark Bay — on the westernmost point of Australia, the small town is known for stromatolites and the dolphins at Monkey Mia
  • Southern Forests — get among lush ancient forests around Denmark and Pemberton where towering karri and marri trees fringe the rugged coastline of D’Entrecasteaux National Park

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