Western Deserts Tour

Western Deserts tour available in sectors Departs Alice Springs September 30, Broome October 6, Port Hedland October 6, Karratha Oct 7, or Oct 9, Newman October 10

Depart Alice Springs Sept 30 for Broome via Tanami Track, – Sept 30 – October 5 – Alice Springs to Broome (westbound)  6 days via Tanami Track  Westbound – including Geike Gorge cruise on Fitzroy River, Outback Aboriginal Art at Balgo, Warlukurlangu artists at Yuendumu and Tillmouth Wells, Wolfe Creek Crater, Balgo Aboriginal Art Community –

Departs Monday 130pm (after flights arrivwestern-deserts-tour-mape), completes Saturday after breakfast cable Beach Broome. Normal all camping price (5 nights) is $2880pp –  I will include 4 nights accommodation +incl 1 extra night in Broome (Oct 5) at this rate so only 2 nights camping (Rabbit Flat & Wolfe Creek Crater.

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October 6-16  – From Broome via West Coast WA, Pilbara, Karratha, (Burrup / Dampier Peninsula Rock Art, Karijini NP, Rio Tinto Mine at Tom Price, Newman, Leonora, Warburton, Giles weather station, Schwerin Mural Crescent, Petermann Ranges,  Lasseters Cave, Uluru, Alice Springs Including 8 nights accommodation at Port Hedland, Tom Price, Karijini 2, Newman, Meekathara, Uluru, Alice Springs, 2 nights camping at Tjukayirla and Warakurna. (accommodation upgrades available) Tour completes 10am morning of October 16 in Alice Springs. This sector cost is 11 days and $4850.

This tour sector follows similar route to below, but departs to Leonora, and Great Central Road to Uluru – see map above

Schwerin Mural Crescentis a magestic landform in the central deserts

 

All up Western Deserts Tour with Tanami Pilbara Karijini Gibson Victoria Western Deserts plus Uluru from and return to Alice Springs – Total 17 days.  Including accommodations as specirficed, all meals, parks entries etc is $7,730 per person or 2 persons cost is $15,460. Past passenger and group discounts apply.  Ask about joining in other locations ie Departs Alice Springs September 30, Broome October 6, Port Hedland October 6, Karratha Oct 7, or Oct 9, Newman October 10 – Ask for latest details

 

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Alternatively travel to Adelaide via Nullarbor Plain & Whale Watching

Pilbara & Western Deserts Explorer 4WD Tour  – October 6-15  – From Broome to Kalgoorlie, Nullarbor & Alice Springs (or Perth option) via West Coast WA, Pilbara, Karratha, (Burrup / Dampier Peninsula Rock Art, Karijini NP, Rio Tinto Mine at Tom Price, Newman, Leonora, Warburton (Aboriginal art cebntre), Giles weather station, Petermann Ranges, Docker River, Uluru   Alice Springs

(Perth options), or also  Nullarbor Plain, Caiguna, Eucla, Ceduna, Streaky Bay to Adelaide
Option to exit tour earlier to Perth (& other cities) – i.e. fly from Kalgoorlie 11 Oct (or Newman on 11  October)

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Day Overnight Daily Highlights
0 Start Broome WA Arrive early in Broome for Cable Beach swim and dinosaur footprints at Gantheaume Point
* 1 Port Hedland Remote Ocean Beach walks & 80 Mile Beach, Port Headland, Red Dog memorial
* 2 Karratha Pt Headland docks, Burrup / Dampier Peninsula rock art – Worlds largest collection of petroglyphs
* 3 Karijini NP Millstream NP to Hamersley Ranges via Pilbra Iron Railway Rd to Tom Price & Karijini NP
* 4 Karijini NP Karijini NP walks & Rio Tinto mine tour, Aboriginal art
* 5 Meekatharra Mt Newman, Aboriginal art , Collier Range NP
* 6 Kalgoorlie Walga Rock, Mt Magnet, Leonora
* 7 Caiguna Kalgoorlie & gold mines, or fly to Perth from Kalgoorlie option
* 8 Eucla Nullarbor & Bird Observatory, Telegraph, coastal cliffs, The 90 Mile Straight
* 9 Ceduna Whale watch, Head of the Bight (the Great Australian Bight)
* 10 Adelaide Streaky Bay whale watch, Spencers Gulf, Adelaide

Cost including all National Park entries, permits, professional driver & guide, all meals and motel style accommodation as available – 5 days/ 5 nights to Newman is $2880 or 6 days / 6 nights to Kalgoorlie is $3,300 or 10 days / 9 nights to Adelaide is $4,850.


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Cost including all National Park entries, permits, professional driver & guide, all meals and motel style accommodation as available – 5 days/ 5 nights to Newman is $2880 or 6 days / 6 nights to Kalgoorlie is $3,300 or 10 days / 9 nights to Adelaide is $4,850.

The Tom Price Rio Tinto Mine – The Mount Tom price mine is owned by Rio Tinto / Hamersley Iron and operated by Pilbara iron. The mine was developed in 1966, and is a massive ore body eight kilometres long and more than one kilometre wide. In 2004 the mine moved over 45Mt of material, and produced over 18Mt of iron ore.

Who was Tom Price – The town was named after Thomas Moore Price, who worked for the American company, Kaiser Steel. He arrived in the area in the early 1960’s to appraise deposits of ore and was instrumental in convincing the mining companies that it was worth mining here. He also played a major role in lobbying the State & Federal Governments to allow mining to proceed and for the ore to be exported. In September 1962 at the age of 71. Thomas Moore returned to America. He died from a heart attack whilst at his desk, only two hours after being advised of the very rich ore deposit discovered on the mountain here. In recognition of Thomas Moore Price and his efforts during the foundation of the industry, the mountain and our town, Tom Price was named after him.

Gina Rinehart, via the company (Lang) Hancock Prospecting, shares 50 per cent of the profits (around $1.5 billion) generated by the Hope Downs mine, which is operated by Rio Tinto and produces 30 million tonnes of iron ore annually. Another joint venture with Mineral Resources Limited at Nicholas Downs, northwest of Newman, is producing 500 million tonnes of ferruginous manganese. The Roy Hill iron ore project, south of Port Hedland, in the Pilbara is expected to begin production in 2013 with a yield of 55 million tonnes a year.

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