Batavia Coast Explorer

Various dates available upon application

On this 6 Day  West Coast Explorer trip we discover the hidden secrets of the Shipwreck Coast.

Learn about the first European visitors to the West Australian shores and their impact upon the original inhabitants and the environment. 

Explore the coastline and hear the stories from those long ago days when the Dutch East India Trading Company dominated the seafaring trade routes.


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Itinerary

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Day 1

Pickup in Perth and travel to Fremantle for a visit to the world renowned Shipwreck Museum, where we learn the tragic history of the Batavia Coast.

Fresh fish and chips for lunch at Fishing Boat Harbour.

Travel the picturesque Indian Ocean Drive to Geraldton.


Overnight motel, Geraldton.


Inclusions: lunch, dinner, museum entry.

Day 2

Visit the HMAS Sydney memorial in Geraldton. 

Travel via the Kalbarri coastal cliffs and lunch down by the Murchison River mouth.


Onto Hamelin Station and set up camp for two nights.

 

Sunset over Hamelin Pool.


Overnight Hamelin Station, camp/shearer's quarters if available, shared facilties.


Inclusions: breakfast, lunch and dinner


Day 3

Travel the 4wd tracks to Steep Point, the most westerly mainland point in Western Australia.


Lunch at the clifftop and return to our accommodation late afternoon.


Overnight Hamelin Station.


Inclusions: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 4

Leave Hamelin Station to visit Shell Beach and explore the Peninsula on the way up.


Visit Ocean Park and enjoy shark feeding and the aquarium.


Lunch at Little Lagoon and the opportunity for a hyper saline health giving swim.


Book into our motel accommodation and then explore Francois Peron National Park, culminating in a hot artesian water tub and a sunset BBQ at the old Homestead.


Overnight motel accommodation


Included: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Entry fees to parks and aquarium.



Day 5

A relaxing morning at Monkey Mia. Interact with the wild dolphins, relax on the beach, hire a kayak or take a scenic cruise.


In the afternoon, we head back to Denham and then travel to our Northhampton farmstay accommodation.


Overnight Northbrook Farmstay, shared facilties.


Inclusions: breakfast and dinner.

Day 6

On our return trip, we stop for lunch at Lancelin and a photo opportunity of the majestic sanddunes.


Afternoon stop in the Swan Valley for some wine tasting and a visit to the Chocolate Factory before travelling home.


Inclusions: breakfast and lunch, wine tasting.

Cost


PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE TRAVELLING IN SOME REMOTE AREAS AND CONDITIONS AND ACCOMMODATION WILL REFLECT THIS