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Pilbara Discovery Tour -11 Days

Pilbara Region

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Cost: $4500 per person Single Supplement $859

Includes: Accommodation – Dinner Bed Breakfast, morning & afternoon tea, Lunch & entries. 

Day 1. Home — Cervantes 
(Monday 14th August (L/D)
Be amazed at the Gravity Discovery Centre, hands-on experience and Lunch. Marvel at the Stromatolites. Nambung National Park, home to the Pinnacles, a desert area spotted with many ancient rock pillars amid shifting sand dunes.
Overnight Cervantes Motel.

Day 2. Cervantes – Geraldton 
Tuesday 15th August (B/L/D)
Located at the mouth of the Irwin River Dongara is a delightful holiday resort town, famous for its rock lobsters and casual atmosphere. Tour the famous gaol and WA Museum Geraldton. Look out from HMAS memorial where 645 young Australian Sailors lost their lives when the HMAS Sydney 11 sank. Relax at the Ibis All Seasons Motel.

Day 3. Geraldton – Carnarvon
Wednesday 16th August (B/L/D)
Depart via historic Northampton and Port Gregory view pink lake and through Kalbarri to see Kalbarri National Park is a photographer’s delight at the Skywalk and Ross Graham Lookout. Travel over the Galena Bridge onto Overlander Roadhouse and Wooramel overnight Carnarvon.

Day 4. Carnarvon
Thursday 17th August (B/L/D)
Carnarvon, was founded in 1883, as a port, was named after Henry Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon. Explore the Carnarvon then Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, visit Carnarvon Heritage Jetty Precinct before heading out to the awesome Blow Holes and Hot Spring. Overnight Carnarvon.

Day 5. Carnarvon – Karratha
Friday 18th August (B/L/D)
We travel North West Coastal Highway with breaks at Minilya, Nanutarra, Fortescue River. Karratha City adjoins the port of Dampier and was established in 1968 for Hamersley Iron mining Company and in 1980s the petroleum and liquefied natural gas operations of the North West Shelf Venture Overnight Karratha.

Day 6. Karratha – Port Hedland
Saturday 19th August (B/L/D)
Explore Karratha and Dampier, Red Dog Memorial onto Roebourne, Cos-sack now an historic ghost town and Point Samson Cape Lambert is a port facility operated by Rio Tinto Iron Ore . Overnight at Hospitality Inn Port Hedland.

Day 7. Explore Port Hedland
Sunday 20th August (B/D)
Port Hedland is known by the Indigenous name Marapikurrinya, which means “place of good water” This land-locked area is the world’s largest bulk tonnage export port, Port Hedland is the second largest in the Pilbara population of 15,298 as of 2021 census Explore Don Rodes Museum, visit the Botanical Gardens and enjoy a twilight tour of the port. Stay at Hospitality Inn.

Day 8. Port Hedland – Newman
Monday 21st August (B/L/D)
The Yule River was named in 1861 after Thomas Newte Yule. Lunch at Fortescue Falls and explore the Karijini National Park, including Circular Pool, Kalamina Gorge and Joffre Falls. New-man was built in the 1960s by the Mount Newman Mining Company following the discovery of rich iron deposits on nearby Mount Whaleback. It was the start of the resource boom in Western Australia in the 1970s.
Overnight Newman Motel.

Day 9. Newman – Meekatharra
Tuesday 22nd August (B/L/D) 
Closed shoes, long pants and long-sleeved shirt will be required for a tour of Mt Newman Iron Ore Mine before setting off along the Great Northern Highway. Collier Range National Park. “25 Mile well” on the Great Northern Highway has been restored as a monument to the drovers and stockmen driving in the region. Meekatharra is a former gold rush town. The first settlement occurred in 1894. It is an Aboriginal name meaning ‘place of little water’ and is an area known to the Yamatji Aboriginal people. A base for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Overnight at the Auski Motel.

Day 10. Meekatharra – Dalwallinu
Wednesday 23rd August (B/L/D)
We head south to Cue. Gold was discovered in 1892 and the town was named after an early prospector Tom Cue. Lake Austin and the town are both named after surveyor Robert Austin, who was the first European to explore and chart the area in 1895. Mount Magnet is an old gold rush town and Robert Austin named the Hill consequence of the magnetic properties of rocks at the summit. Paynes Find was named after the prospector, Thomas Payne, who was the first to discover gold in the area. Overnight Dalwallinu Motel.

Day 11. Dalwallinu – Home
Thursday 24th August (B/L)
Pack up as we make our way home through Wongan Hills, Enter the Avon Valley through the ballooning Town of Northam first explored in 1830 It was named by Governor Stir-ling, probably after a village of the same name in Devon, England Welcome home to the South West for our last afternoon tea.

Finish of Tour Another enjoyable Royal Gala Itinerary

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