“An Oasis in the Desert”

DAY 1 Arrive at school 6.30am, depart 7.00am, travel the Brand Highway where we lunch at Port Denison, before heading into Geraldton. Quick look around town, then heading north to the Billabong Roadhouse. [Bush Camp]

DAY 2 Arrive at Carnarvon for morning tea. Tour town, Babbage Island, Fishing Boat Harbour and visit Monro’s Banana Plantation to sample a choc-coated banana. We have lunch before traveling to Coral Bay where we set up camp at the Caravan Park.

DAY 3 A fun filled morning of swimming, snorkeling and beach activities. We also take a trip on the Glass Bottom Boat to view the spectacular coral and fish which the bay is so famous for. After lunch we pack up and head for Exmouth. (Overnight Osprey Bay) [Bush Camp]

DAY 4 Pack up and head for Yardie Creek Gorge in the Cape Range National Park for our Boat Cruise and explore the area. After lunch we visit the Milyering Visitors Centre and take in such sights as the Vlaming Head Lighthouse and Mangrove Bay. Our overnight camp is near the Barradale Roadhouse Site. [Bush Camp]

DAY 5 With our destination Karratha, we lunch and have a swim at Mardie [Fortescue Bridge]. Overnight stay at Hampton Oval [by the bay].

DAY 6 With our destination Millstream, we drop into Karratha for supplies before heading to the Ghost Town of Cossack for a look around. From here we head east through the Chichester Ranges to Python Pool for Lunch and a swim, then on to Millstream where we set up camp for the night [Overnight camp at Deep Reach Pool]

DAY 7 After a hearty breakfast we trek off through the giant Paperbark Forest to visit the Old Millstream Homestead and Museum, Watergardens and Lookout. Back to camp for a relaxing swim at Crossing Pool, have an early Lunch before making our way to the Karijini National Park and our overnight camp at Joffre Camping Area.

DAY 8 An exciting day exploring the gorge systems and visiting the lookouts of the National Park ~ Joffre Gorge and Falls, then after Lunch we head over to Dales Gorge. This afternoon we explore Fortescue Falls, Dales Lookout and Circular Pool & Falls. Overnight camp at Fortescue Camping Area.

DAY 9 Homeward bound, we journey across to Newman for a tour of the world’s biggest Iron Ore Mine. After a Hot Shower and a late Lunch we continue South through Meekatharra and Cue, were we stop for Dinner, [Purchase Own] before Expressing overnight to Perth.

DAY 10 Arrive back at School approximately 6.00am.