Blessed with remarkable beaches, award-winning wineries, vast national parks and unique wildlife, Western Australia is the country at its finest. Go off-grid in the Kimberley, swim with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef and take an expedition cruise around the remote north-western coastline. This is Australia away from the crowds.
After arrival in Perth, we’ll whisk you away to the heart of the Margaret River wine country for a three-night stay at Cape Lodge. As you’ll be staying in Western Australia’s most renowned food and wine region, there’s plenty of culinary activities to choose from. Visit local farmer’s markets, tour iconic wineries, or learn a secret or two at the gourmet cookery school. By night, you’ll feast on seasonal produce and home-grown ingredients at the lodge’s exceptional restaurant.
Fly to Broome, in the north of Western Australia, for a seven-night stint aboard the intimate, luxury cruise ship True North. Discover the remote, barren and truly magnificent Kimberley region on a ship designed to go where no others can. You’ll see striking beaches, vast gorges, unexplained rock-art, extraordinary wildlife, monster barramundi and crashing waterfalls. Set off on one of the expedition boats for a fishing, diving or snorkelling excursion, or board the ship’s own helicopter straight from the deck for a scenic flight over island archipelagos.
Back on dry land
Disembark in Wyndham for a two-hour drive to El Questro Homestead, your home for the next three nights. Set amid the untamed wilderness of the East Kimberley region, from here you’ll explore one of Australia’s last true frontiers. Discover bubbling hot springs, tumbling waterfalls and untouched gorges on horseback or by foot, El Questro’s enthusiastic rangers will tailor an itinerary to suit your individual tastes.
Whale sharks & Sand Dunes
Last but not least, end your trip with three nights at the incredible Sal Salis. Set in the remote sand dunes of Cape Range National Park, this beautiful safari camp is just steps from the Ningaloo Reef. Australia’s largest fringing coral reef, Ningaloo is one of the country’s best kept secrets and plays host to migrating whale sharks each year. Glide beside a gang of these gentle, mottle-skinned giants on a whale shark swim, and be sure to keep an eye out too for manta rays, turtles and humpback whales while in the teeming waters. The lodge also arranges kayaking and fishing excursions. The star-studded night skies here will provide a suitably epic backdrop to the end of your Australian wilderness adventure.