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WALKING IS ONLY PART OF THE ADVENTURE

WALK KARIJINI & NINGALOO

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

JOIN US FOR A GUIDED PACK FREE 7 DAY WALK

INCLUDED WOWS – NINGALOO REEF WHALE SHARK SWIM OR SNORKELLING EXPERIENCE OR NATURE WALK & CRUISE, ECO GLAMPING AND CATTLE STATION ACCOMMODATION, WINES & MEALS + MORE

SAVE UP $800 PER COUPLE OR $400 PER PERSON WITH OUR 2024 WINTER ESCAPE SPECIALS!* BOOK NOW AS SALE ENDS 30 APRIL 2024!

WALK SNAPSHOT

7 DAYS – 6 NIGHTS

PACK FREE GUIDED WALK – ONLY CARRY A DAY PACK

NINGALOO REEF EXPERIENCE

NATURE CRUISE EXPERIENCE

UNIQUE ECO RETREAT GLAMPING

UNIQUE CATTLE STATION ACCOMMODATION

LOCALLY SOURCED MEALS & WINE INCLUDED

ECO FRIENDLY – ECO TOURISM ACCREDITED

DEPARTURE DATES

REGULAR DEPARTURES FROM MAY TO AUGUST 2024

NOTE: OUR TOUR RUNS IN TWO DIRECTIONS – KARIJINI TO EXMOUTH AND EXMOUTH TO KARIJINI.

PRICES FROM $5999 PP*

TOUR PRICES

Winter Escape savings of up to $800 per couple or $400 per person are available on all 2024 departures when you pay in full at time of booking. 

Hurry – Offer ends 30 April 2024!

Private group walks are available and require a minimum of 10-12 guests. You can choose a departure date subject to availability. See details and prices below.

MAY – SEPTEMBER 2024 DATES
WINTER ESCAPE DEALS

Normal Price…………..…… $6399
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FIRST TIME PASSENGERS:
Winter Escape Special…… $6099
SAVE $300 per person
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TRAVELLED WITH
LIFE’S AN ADVENTURE BEFORE:
Winter Escape Special…… $5999
SAVE $400 per person
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Winter Escape Special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Limited spots available – offer ends 31 March 2024! See departure dates tab for specific dates. Normal Price requires $400 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior. Past passengers $100 extra saving also available on normal priced fares. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras. See full ticket conditions below under Discount information.

PRIVATE GROUPS
10 – 12 participants

Departure date of your choice

PRICES
Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discount rates.

Departure date of your choice is subjective to availability. A minimum group size of 10 required. Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discounted rates. Additional Past Traveller’s’ discount not available for groups. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras.

The following extras can be purchased with your tour:
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SOLO TRAVELLERS
WILLING TO SHARE
If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room, we will attempt to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender. If we can’t find you a match of the same gender by around 8 weeks prior to the tour, you will be charged the single supplement cost.

SOLO TRAVELLERS
WANTING THEIR OWN ROOM
For those wanting to guarantee their own room, a single supplement cost will be charged at the time of booking. Subject to availability.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $1600
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FLEXI-WALK ADD-ON
Cancel for Any Reason:

Purchase a FlexiWalk Add-On for normal price tickets and cancel 96 hours prior to departure for any reason. See conditions below for full details.
Price: $639 per person.
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TRAVEL INSURANCE
We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE

FLEXIWALK – CAN CANCEL FOR ANY REASON

Our FlexiWalk is a new optional Add-On that allows guests to cancel their tour last minute and not be penalised. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this product gives our guests certainty in a time of uncertainty. 

Click here for full conditions on our FLEXIWALK Option.

DISCOUNT INFORMATION

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT

Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

EARLY BIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS

Refunds or cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • NO Credit card fees apply.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

CREDIT FOR CANCELLED ACTIVITIES

If a tour activity has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a credit for this missed activity can be applied to any future bookings. Click here.

BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

Before you book please read our Booking Terms and Conditions. Click here.

CHECK OUT THE WOW-MAZINGS YOU'LL EXPERIENCE

When you walk with Life’s An Adventure you can be sure that our aim is to deliver a tour beyond your expectations. When comparing other tours in this region be sure you check that you don’t you have to carry your own gear and that your accommodation is not a long distance from where you are walking. We believe our tours deliver exceptional value for money, with all the creature comforts you are after.

Join our the Karijini and Ningaloo Reef tour with Life’s an Adventure and enjoy a Pack Free walk with your overnight bags transported for you, leaving you free to walk with as little as water and a camera.

This is an all-inclusive tour with no hidden extras.

  • Professionally guided – Our CEO’s – Chief Experience Officers who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • 3 nights accommodation at Karijini Eco-Retreat
  • 1 nights accommodation at Cheela Plains Station
  • 2 nights accommodation at Exmouth Escape Resort or an alternative comparable accommodation
  • 6 x breakfasts
  • 7 x lunches
  • 6 x dinners served with wine
  • Wow Factor Ningaloo Reef Whale Shark or snorkelling experience (or optional walk)
  • Transfers to/from the walk each day
  • National Park Fees
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk

NOTE:

This itinerary also departs in the reverse order to the below detailed itinerary. See Departure Dates for itinerary starting location.

GETTING THERE: 

Guests will need to fly to Paraburdoo in Western Australia on the morning of day one of the tour. Qantas and Virgin operate regular flights from Perth to Paraburdoo. Flights from Perth to Paraburdoo are 1 hour 45 mins duration.

At the time of creating this tour we based departure dates around scheduled flights. Unfortunately schedule changes with airlines are a possibility. If you cannot find flights which match the arrival and departure date to our itinerary, clients (at own expense) will have to book a pre or post night accommodation. 

TRAIL NOTES:

Hamersley Gorge Walk 1km, 3 hours return. Moderate to Difficult Grade.

TERRAIN: 

There’s a short descent into the gorge. Expect some rock-hopping and uneven ground but a well formed trail.

ITINERARY: 

Welcome to Western Australia. Guests will fly today from Perth to Paraburdoo. Please enquire best flight times to book or our flights team can arrange your flights for you. Our guides will collect you from the airport and drive 1.5 hours directly to Karijini National Park.

Our aim, over the next few days, is to get you straight to the best sites Karijini National Park has to offer with its narrow red-rock gorges, swimming holes and classic Pilbara scenery.

Upon arrival at Paraburdoo Airport, we drive 1 ½ hours to Karijini National Park and head straight to the awe-inspiring Hamersley Gorge. Your walk today takes in the contrasting ecosystems of the Pilbara, as we descend from the dry plains into the cool, shady greenness of the gorge where you will marvel at the contrasts between the red rock, lush ferns and the clear pools hidden below.

This is a dramatic gorge, full of colour texture and reflections and a great spot for a swim. There are several lookouts giving spectacular views of the Karijini gorge system.

After a glorious day exploring you check into your luxury glamping accommodation at the Karijini Eco Retreat which will be home for the next three nights. Then, enjoy a fabulous dinner with wine at Alfresco Restaurant while watching tonight’s rich, colourful, long-burn sunset typical of outback Western Australia

TRAIL NOTES: 

Dale Gorge and Knox Gorge Walks – 5.4km, 5 hours. Moderate to Difficult Grade.

TERRAIN: 

There are some good dirt paths but today’s walks are largely on uneven, rocky and unmodified terrain. Be prepared for some scrambling over rocks and a small amount of ledge walking. In and out of the gorge’s are steep, short ascents with steps.

WALK ITINERARY: 

After a hearty breakfast our guides take you on a series of short but challenging walks today as you explore Dale Gorge and Knox Gorge.

Today you will witness how the power of water has shaped Karijini. There are impressive waterfalls, and deep, cold pools as well as spectacular lookouts.

This morning we’ll walk into Fortescue Falls (approx 1.5hrs), enjoying various breaks along the way with optional swimming before walking to Fern Pool.

We’ll then transfer to Knox Gorge. This is an ancient part of our Earth where the slow but impressive process of erosion has carved out a unique landscape from rocks that are more than 2,000 million years old.

Afterwards we return to our accommodation for relaxation followed by dinner served with wine.

TRAIL NOTES: 

Mt Bruce Walk – 9km, 6 hours. Difficult Grade.

TERRAIN: 

The trail varies from easy, gentle gradients to sections of steeper terrain and one short section that requires scrambling up a rock chute, with some exposure.  Overall it is a clear and well defined trail, with sections on uneven, rocky and unmodified terrain. Total climb is 450m in elevation change.

WALK ITINERARY: 

You will rise above it all today, for spectacular views across the Spinifex-clad Pilbara landscape.

You will climb to the summit of Mt Bruce, Western Australia’s second-highest peak, at 1,234 metres above sea level.

The Aboriginal name for Mount Bruce is Punurrunha and while the summit trail has some steep and rocky sections many walkers regard this as one of the finest and most exciting mountain walks in Western Australia. It is also a great chance to see some of Western Australia’s unique wildlife including the Pebble Mound Mouse and Rothschild’s Rock Wallaby.

We all walk halfway up Mt Bruce, at this point those who wish to continue to the summit to enjoy a lunch with a view with continue with one guide, while the rest of the group descends the mountain to enjoy lunch back at the Eco-Retreat.  

There is an option to go to Joffre Gorge for a swim.

After our walk, we make our way back to our accommodation to relax before enjoying dinner and wine in the restaurant.

TRAIL NOTES:

Hancock and Weano Gorge Walks total – 2km, 2 hours. Moderate Grade.

TERRAIN:

Like the other gorge walks, there are some good sections of dirt paths but also some uneven, rocky and unmodified terrain. Be prepared for some scrambling over rocks and a small amount of ledge walking.

WALK ITINERARY:

Another day of strapping on your boots and heading out to explore two of Karijini’s finest and most famous gorges – Hancock and Weano.

The walks are challenging in places, with some wading through water and clambering over rock ledges, but these are not difficult walks and the gorges are truly amazing.

At times, the gorge walls are just an arms-length apart and the rich red colour and banding of the rock is simply breathtaking. You will discover beautiful jade pools nestled deep within the gorge complex, including the famous Handrail Pool. These walks are a photographer’s paradise. 

After this fabulous finale, you will leave Karijini and drive 3 hours to our accommodation at Cheela Plains Station, a family-owned and managed cattle station located in the semi-arid, pastoral rangelands of the Pilbara with a unique environmentally-centred grazing system.

If time permits we can visit a local waterhole, Munderie Springs which is on the property in the late afternoon for a quick dip.

Tonight we’ll enjoy traditional country hospitality and a fabulous home-cooked meal with wine.

ITINERARY:

After a hearty country breakfast, today we head west towards Exmouth.

As Western Australia is a big state it will take you much of the day to drive to the coast but there is plenty to see along the way, particularly Western Australia’s famous wildflowers.

While wildflowers vary in abundance with the seasons, and from year to year, there is always something interesting and colourful in flower and this section of road is renowned for its swathes of purple Ashburton pea, yellow flowering sennas (cassias) and acacias, purple mulla mullas and the iconic Sturt’s Desert Pea.

On route, we will also visit the spectacular Charles Knife Canyon and stretch our legs whilst taking in the magnificent views. 

After a late lunch, we then continue on to your accommodation at Exmouth Escape Resort in Exmouth, where you will be staying for the next two nights.

Tonight you enjoy dinner at the onsite Whalers Restaurant which prides itself on fresh, honest flavours and sources the finest local seafood, steaks and produce. Served with wine.

ON THE REEF:

Swim with the gentle Whale Sharks

For adventure-lovers and nature-lovers, nothing compares to the exhilaration of swimming with the gentle giants of Ningaloo Reef – the whale sharks.

The World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef is one of the largest, most reliable and best-managed whale shark aggregations in the world. An estimated 300-500 whale sharks make their way to Ningaloo annually between March and August.

Mark Norek Lifes An Adventure MD said… “However, this is only a rule of thumb and when we did the tour in September, we swam with the whale sharks. The crew said, they also look for Humpback whales and Manta Rays. On the tour we saw all three marine animals. At the end of the day you can be not so lucky, but the tour was amazing and the Coral alone was well worth the day out let alone swimming with Whale sharks – it was the best day tour I have ever done!”

Reef Snorkelling tour

If you’re not into swimming with the Whale Sharks, a reef snorkelling tour is also available for all participants on the same tour.

Ningaloo is one of the longest and most pristine fringing reefs in the world and is home to manta rays, turtles, and a plethora of colourful fish and corals. While today’s reef tours are optional they are highly recommended.

ON THE LAND:

For those who like to keep their feet firmly planted on land, you can explore the ancient, limestone gorges of Cape Range National Park, home to the rare black-flanked rock wallaby.

The walks include Mandu Mandu and Yardie Creek gorges which offer amazing views from the top of Cape Range highlighting the dramatic contrast between the arid landscape and the rich blue of the Indian Ocean.

There is also the opportunity to explore some of the park’s pristine beaches and coastal areas.

TRAIL NOTES: 

Walk 1: Mandu Mandu Walk: 3km, 2 hours. Moderate Grade followed by Yardie Nature Walk and Gorge Trail: 2km, 1 hr 40 minutes. Moderate Grade.

TERRAIN: 

Uneven, rocky and unmodified terrain. Sections of good, well-defined track but also sections of the bouldery and sandy riverbed. Largely flat walks with some small ascents and descents.

WALK ITINERARY: 

For those who are keen to walk today, we start the day with the Mandu Mandu walk, a moderately difficult trail that winds its way along a rocky creek bed, deep into the gorge. A steep path takes you up to the gorge rim where, on your return, you can enjoy the views over Ningaloo Reef and the surrounding country. On your walk, keep your eyes peeled for black-flanked rock wallabies.

There are steep gradients and rough, uneven surfaces along this trail. This walk is along a gentle, well-defined path that winds along the edge of Yardie Creek with views of the gorge, creek mouth and Ningaloo Reef.

Along the walk, you may see emus and a variety of birds. The trail then meets the more difficult Yardie Gorge Trail taking you high above Yardie Creek.

At lunchtime we join a fabulous cruise along Yardie Creek which is classed as a Nature Reserve. You’ll enjoy its stunning gorges, unique flora and fauna, local history and the beautiful natural environment. You’ll be surprised at the wide array of wildlife living in the gorge, including the rare black-footed rock wallaby, egrets, ospreys,  Western bowerbirds and a variety of marine life

After our day’s activities, all guests return to our accommodation at Exmouth Escape Resort with the remainder of the day at leisure.

Tonight enjoy dinner in the restaurant served with wine while you talk about our day’s adventures.

ITINERARY:

After breakfast, your tour concludes, the end of a remarkable journey.

The rest of the day is free to explore the town of Exmouth at your leisure. Make your own way to the airport.

DEPARTING:

Lunchtime and early afternoon flights are available from Exmouth to Perth, either option can be booked. From Perth flights can be booked to your home port.

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PERSONALISED TOURS

Our tours are curated to be personal and intimate with a maximum group size of 12 – 16 guests. However, if you’d like to have a bigger group, contact us for more details.

CEO GUIDES

Our guides are CEOs – Chief Experience Officers – and their passion is to give you a world-class walk. We pride ourselves on employing a talented team of passionate CEOs who all have a passion for their tour. They’re committed to your safety and have a genuine desire to provide an enriching, immersive and wow-mazing walking experience.

21 TOURISM AWARDS

We don’t mean to boast but it is awesome to be recognised for having tours that people love walking on. We’ve won 21 Tourism Awards of Excellence including the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Australia’s Best Adventure Company. Awards are great, but our biggest accolade which we value even more, is that our clients come back and travel with us time and time again.

GENUINE ALL-INCLUSIVE

Our walking tours are all genuinely all-inclusive – so once you pay for your tour there are no hidden extras. During your evening meals, you won’t need to put your hand in your pocket to pay for wine as it’s included in the price of the tour and if you tour has a stunning scenic chopper flight or eco wildlife cruise – it’s 100% part of your tour package. What’s more – there are No Credit Cards fees.

FLEXIWALK

Our FlexiWalk is a new optional Add-On that allows guests to cancel their tour last minute and not be penalised. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this product gives our guests certainty in a time of uncertainty. 

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