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Western Australia

Region

As expansive as it is diverse, Australia’s West Coast and Pilbara region is undeniably one of the country’s most extraordinary wilderness destinations.

From Karijini National Park and the Coral Coast, to the historic townships of Port Hedland, Newman and Karratha, a 4WD journey between Broome and Perth reveals a land of remarkable contrasts.

Occupying a staggering 500,000 square kilometres of Western Australia, the Pilbara encompasses many spectacular landscapes and rock formations that are up to two billion years old. Remote communities founded on open ore mining offer an insight into the way of life experienced by those living in Outback Australia. Port Hedland and Australia’s hottest town, Marble Bar, overflow with stories of explorers and pioneers. And in Newman, the largest single-pit open-cut iron ore mine on earth awaits.

Inland, the iconic red landscapes of the Pilbara meet unlikely oases. At Karijini and Millstream-Chichester National Park, wide-open plains conceal emerald gorges, cascading falls and crystalline rock pools. World Heritage-listed Karijini also protects more than 800 varieties of flora, as well as rock-wallabies, echidnas and the rare Western Pebble-Mound mouse.

On the Coral Coast, the incredible seascapes of Ningaloo Reef, another World Heritage site, is simply unmissable. See ancient coral gardens, sea turtles and dugongs as you snorkel just offshore. Or swim with whale sharks to experience the majesty of the world’s largest fish, as they cruise past unperturbed by your presence.

The famous Monkey Mia dolphins of Shark Bay also offer an unforgettable wildlife encounter as they swim close to the shore. Nearby, Hamelin Pool is home to one of the richest concentrations of Stromatolites, the oldest living organisms on earth. 

When spring bursts across Australia's West Coast, wildflowers carpet the countryside with a riot of colour. From June to December, over 12,000 species can be observed, 60 percent are found nowhere else on earth. 

Nambung National Park is another great place to explore, renowned for its vivid golden plains and the eerie limestone formations, the Pinnacles. 

Offering some of the most impressive travel experiences in the world, Australia's West Coast and Pilbara region is a true nature lover's paradise.

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Signature Invitations

APT’s Signature Invitations have been carefully designed to offer that something extra. With these once-in-a-lifetime moments, you’ll experience the best the Outback has to offer.

Wild Dolphins of Monkey Mia

Meet the famous wild dolphins of Monkey Mia. The Bottlenose dolphins have been coming to feed at the shores of Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort for more than forty years.

The Pinnacles

Visit Nambung National Park, home to the eerie limestone Pinnacles.

Vibrant Wildflowers

Admire a stunning display of vibrant wildflowers from June to November.

Snorkel Ningaloo Reef

Take a glass bottom boat ride through Ningaloo Reef Marine Park and enjoy world-class snorkelling. Then, relish a picnic lunch on the shores of Turquoise Bay.

Wooleen Station

Made famous by ABC's Australian Story, meet owners David and Frances, who de-stocked this beautiful property, allowing the regeneration of the landscape to occur.

Karijini National Park

Enjoy an entire day exploring the natural beauty of Karijini National Park. Lush gorges, tumbling waterfalls and impressive rock formations await your discovery in this stunning national park.

Hotels, Lodges & Resorts

Experience the stunning surrounds of Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort on your 4WD Tour.

Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

Monkey Mia is located in the heart of Shark Bay World Heritage Area. It’s world-renowned as the place to go for a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with dolphins.

Stay at the Crown Metropol on your APT 4WD journey

Crown Metropol Perth

The ultimate in modern elegance, Crown Metropol Perth’s sumptuously furnished rooms promise to deliver a unique hotel experience.

Relax at the luxurious Novotel Ningaloo Resort during your 4WD Western Australia adventure.

Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort

This luxurious resort located in the Exmouth Marina, is the gateway to the spectacular World-Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef.

Stay in the heart of the Murchison region on your 4WD Tour to Wooleen Station.

Wooleen Station

This is the perfect property set in the heart of the dramatic Murchison region from which to view the beautiful wildflowers.

Experience a unique stay at Karijini Eco Resort during your 4WD Adventure.

Karijini Eco Resort, Karijini National Park

Enjoy an environmentally friendly stay at Karijini Eco Resort, the only permanent accommodation in Karijini National Park.

Bask in the idyllic surrounds of Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa on your 4WD Holiday.

Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa, Broome

This iconic resort boasts a luxuriant day spa, two swimming pools and a beachside bar to watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean.

Ambient Dining

Indulge in magnificent Waterfront Dining on your 4WD Holiday.

Special Dining Experiences

We understand that food is an important part of any holiday. That’s why no matter where in the Outback you travel with us, you’ll enjoy unique and special dining experiences specific to the region you are visiting.

From sunset drinks to picnics and special Welcome and Farewell dinners, with APT, superb dining is all part of the experience.


Be enticed by a magnificent Sunset Picnic during your 4WD Holiday. APT Exclusive

Picnic Lunch at Turquoise Bay

Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch at idyllic Turquoise Bay, then spend the afternoon snorkelling in the clear waters of Ningaloo Reef.


Experience panoramic sunset views over Cable Beach on your 4WD Adventure.

Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

The beachfront locale and relaxed ambience combined with outstanding cuisine is what makes a meal at Sunset Bar & Grill so special. Watch the sun set over the ocean as you're treated to a memorable feast.


Monkey Mia Seafood Dinner

Fresh seafood and a stunning locale make for a truly memorable dining experience at Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort.


All Meals Included

You can leave your wallet at home because all meals are included on our West Coast and Pilbara trips. You can relax knowing that the bill is already taken care of. 


Expert Driver-Guides

As the 'Best Domestic Tour Operator', we know that our Driver-Guides are key to your experience. They are the heart and soul of APT. They understand extraordinary travel experiences—and what they have to do to make them happen.

Our talented bunch of guides are passionate about the quality of the experience they deliver, and strive to give you as much insight into the region as possible.

Many of our guides are undertaking study in the areas of horticulture, ecology, cultural heritage & conservation, anthropology and astronomy.