• Pricing From $13,995 pp
  • Single Supplement $1,350
  • From Perth
  • Duration 11 Days
  • Max Group Size 29
  • Activity Level Moderate
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The North-West is one of Australia’s last untouched frontiers – remarkable rugged landscapes punctuated by spectacular reefs, abundant marine life and small local communities. Visit fascinating destinations such as Perth, Carnavon, Exmouth, Port Hedland and Geraldton. Discover the haunting beauty of Karijini National Park, famous for its sheer gorges, waterfalls and cool swimming holes. Marvel at the breathtaking turqoise of Ningaloo Reef, one of the largest fringing reefs in the world. Visit the exotic pearling town of Broome and see why Cable Beach’s white sand, kissed by warm crystal waters, is justifiably world famous.

You will stay in luxury accommodation including Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa and Karijini luxury tented camp. Travelling by private aircraft is the perfect way to cover such vast distances in this remote wilderness and affords truly incredible aerial flightseeing of the north west coastline.

Hightlights

  • Experience unsurpassed aerial sightseeing of the far north west coastline
  • Spend two nights in the Karijini National Park in a luxury tented camp
  • Explore the pristine Ningaloo Reef, one of the richest ecotourism destinations in the world
  • Visit the coastal towns of Carnarvon and Geraldton
  • Learn about the rich mining history of Port Hedland and Karratha
  • Spend two nights at the luxurious Cable Beach Club Resort in Broome
  • All touring, transfers and meals included
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code NW1800
Departs 14 Jun 2018
Returns 24 Jun 2018
Price From $13,995 pp
Single Supplement $1,350
Day 1: ARRIVE PERTH
From the moment you first check in for your Bill Peach Journeys Aircruise you will discover why we are the leaders in private luxury aircraft travel in Australia for over 34 years. Tonight your welcome dinner will be hosted by your journey director. The perfect opportunity to meet your fellow travellers.
Overnight: Duxton Hotel Perth or similar
Day 2: PERTH - CARNARVON

This morning, your friendly, professional and experienced Flight Crew and Journey Director will ensure that you will experience the journey of a lifetime from the moment you arrive at the departure lounge. Your knowledgeable Journey Director will ensure that all arrangements for your Bill Peach Journeys Aircruise will be taken care of throughout the entire tour so that your complete travel experience with us is seamless. After your initial check in, you will not need to check in again for each flight nor be troubled with luggage until your return at the conclusion of the Aircruise; all will be taken care of for you so that when you arrive into each new destination, your luggage will be waiting for you in your hotel room.

Now it’s time to relax and enjoy. Leaving the city behind, your journey commences as we depart Perth for Carnarvon. Most
famous for its banana plantations, Carnarvon is nestled on Australia’s Coral Coast at the southern gateway to the world famous
Ningaloo Reef. Tonight, enjoy an evening at your leisure.

Overnight: Carnarvon Motel or similar

Day 3: CARNARVON - EXMOUTH

This morning we commence our onward journey and depart Carnarvon for Exmouth. We cruise Yardie Creek Gorge on the North West Cape – enjoy the stunning gorges, unique flora and fauna, Aboriginal history and the beautiful natural environment.

Western Australia’s gorges are among its most impressive sights and Yardie Creek Gorge, in Cape Range National Park, is no exception. We continue onto Turquoise Bay to take in the breathtaking scenery before arriving at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse to witness the west coast sunset.

Overnight: Mantarays Ningaloo Reef or similar

Day 4: EXMOUTH - KARRATHA

Before commencing our journey north, we experience Ningaloo Reef up close and personal via glass bottom boat and discover the fire coral gardens, green sea turtle habitats, plenty of bommies, and a kaleidoscope of colourful fish. There truly is no better marine playground in the world. We take the incredibly scenic and at times dramatic road along Charles Knife Canyon. Located in Cape Range National Park, the canyon offers visitors some incredible and unforgettable views over the Exmouth Gulf. Mid-afternoon board your private aircraft for Karratha. The town was established in 1968 to accommodate the processing and exportation workforce of the Hamersley Iron mining company and, in the 1980s, the petroleum and liquefied natural gas operations of the North West Shelf Venture.

Overnight: Karratha International Hotel or similar

Day 5: KARRATHA - PORT HEDLAND

This morning we tour Karratha, one of the largest and fastest growing towns in the north of Western Australia and is known as ‘Munjaree’, the heart of the West Pilbara Coast. Discover Indigenous rock engravings and artefacts along the way. After lunch we commence the next leg of our journey arriving in the rugged mining town of Port Headland. The town is the second largest in the Pilbara region and is also the site of the highest tonnage port in Australia.

Overnight: Hospitality Inn Port Hedland or similar

Day 6: PORT HEDLAND - BROOME

An early morning tour of the BHP Mine is a fascinating insight into the regions resources. We board the aircraft and depart mid-morning to Broome. The breathtaking aerial sightseeing is a tour highlight before a welcome arrival into Broome. Home to one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches, it is tropical oasis famous for producing the world’s most sought after pearls. Cable Beach is a 22 kilometre-long stretch of pure white sand, set against a backdrop of red ochre cliffs and fringed by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. This afternoon we will tour Willie’s Pearl farm. This unique tour will give you insight into the fascinating process of modern cultured pearl farming. Learn how pearl technicians seed and harvest oysters and discover exactly what makes the perfect pearl. You’ll cruise Willie Creek’s azure waters and view live oysters suspended in their natural environment amongst native flora and fauna.

Overnight: Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa or similar

Day 7: BROOME

A full day at leisure to sit back and be immersed in the lifestyle and ambiance of beautiful Broome. For true relaxation, stroll the grand expanse of the famous white sandy Cable Beach, enjoy the facilities of the resort, and then watch one of the world’s most famous sunsets over the low tide. Alternatively, make your way into town to explore the melting pot of culture and history Broome has to offer. Shop for local pearls or crafts or simply meander through the charming town.

Overnight: Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa or similar

Day 8: BROOME - PARABURDOO - KARIJINI

This morning re-board our exclusive private aircraft and once again experience spectacular aerial views, this time over the remote far northwest coastline and the exquisite Buccaneer Archipelago. Accessible only via sealed road we arrive at Karijini Eco Lodge, nestled in the pristine bushland of Joffre Gorge, this eco-friendly property offers a cultural experience with a touch of luxury. This afternoon is at your leisure, guided nature walks are on offer or take the afternoon to simply enjoy the peace and tranquillity the retreat has to offer.

Overnight: Karijini Eco Retreat or similar

Day 9: KARIJINI

Karijini National Park is an iconic, unspoiled nature-based destination offering a unique and diverse landscape, and today we take the time to explore the region with our local guide. Karijini is famous for its dramatic creeks, spectacular gorges and towering sheer sided chasms up to 100 metres deep. Karijini National Park protects many different wildlife habitats, landscapes, plants and animals of the Pilbara. Wildflowers vary with the seasons and in the cooler months the land is covered with yellow-flowering cassias and wattles, northern bluebells and purple mulla-mullas.

Overnight: Karijini Eco Retreat or similar

Day 10: PARABURDOO - GERALDTON - PERTH

Transfer to the airport this morning where the private aircraft awaits to take you to Geraldton. Blessed with beautiful beaches
and a magnificent array of seafood, we enjoy a welcome break in Geraldton for lunch at a local restaurant enroute to Perth. Re-board our private aircraft for our final flight to Perth and the last of our aerial sightseeing experience. Tonight, your Journey Director invites you to a farewell dinner.

Overnight: Duxton Hotel Perth or similar

Day 11: DEPART PERTH

Today, your journey comes to an end. After a leisurely breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.


About Aircruising

An Aircruise with Bill Peach Journeys is the perfect way to explore these hard to reach destinations in the style, speed and comfort of your own private aircraft. The formula is simple – travelling by private aircraft means that we can land directly in each location ensuring time on the ground is spent discovering each region.

Fully Inclusive

When you travel on an Aircruise everything is included and arranged before you even leave home.  This means not only does your holiday include accommodation, dining and all excursions but every single one of these elements is the finest in its class.  Throughout the journey you will have a Journey Director on hand to look after you every step of the way.

Mode of Transport

  • This journey is taken either by a 30 seat SAAB 340B or Beechcraft 1900D
  • All seats feature comfortable legroom
  • The aircraft are flown by two experienced captains
  • The aircraft are pressurised and air-conditioned
  • There is a toilet on-board

Special transfer fare

A special transfer fare is available to guests joining this departure from other capital cities. Refer to the T&C’s for more information.

Coaches

The coaches that we use for the ground component of this journey are fully air-conditioned.

Level of fitness required: Moderate

This journey is more challenging and designed for the more active traveller who is looking to venture off the beaten path. To fully participate in all activities, the traveller must be able to walk up to 1km on even surfaces unaided, travel by four-wheel drive vehicles along ungraded roads and walk up steps unassisted.

We strongly urge you to consider the fitness rating before selecting your preferred journey, in respect for your fellow travellers. Bill Peach Journeys reserves the right to refuse travel to any client whose fitness level is below the recommended rating.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover you against such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss of baggage etc. Please make sure you carry a copy of your Travel Insurance policy with you at all times.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the T&C’s for more information. Terms & Conditions (PDF)