The Pilbara is a vast and sparsely populated region and it's important to keep this in mind.
Before you hit the road purchase a detailed road map and download the Warlu Way app

Day 1 Tom Price to Karijini 

120km (1&1/2 hour)drive Karijini eco retreat.jpg
Depart Tom Price to explore Hamersley Gorge for the afternoon before settling into your accommodation at Karijini Eco Retreat.

O/n accommodation Karijini Eco Retreat



Day 2  Karijini National Park West 50km (1 hour) drive. (B.L.D)Hamersley-Gorge-tour-in-Karijini-National-Park.jpg

Hope on board a day tour with Lestock Tours at 8.30 to explore Karijini National Park.  You will explore the Weano, Joffre and Dales Gorge areas including Oxer Lookout, a towering cliff face overlooking the junction of Weano, Joffre, Hancock and Red gorges. You will visit the renowned Karijini Visitors Interpretive Centre, which tells the stories of aboriginal culture and heritage, pastoral and mining histories, geology, fauna and flora.

The tour highlights include swimming opportunities at the spectacular Handrail and Fern Pools, Joffre and Fortescue Falls. Morning Tea and Lunch are provided on tour.

O/n accommodation Karijini Eco Retreat

Day 3 Karijini National Park to Newman 260km (3 hours) drive (B.L.D)Newman-Visitor-Place-Holder.jpg

Take a morning walk after breakfast to nearby Joffre Gorge. Travel via Kalamina Gorge and revisit any of yesterday’s highlights before leaving Karijini National Park and heading off to Newman.

O/n Accommodation Chalets, Visitor Centre Newman.


Day 4  Newman to Marble Bar 307km (4 hours) drive (B.L)marble bar.jpeg

Take a more adventurous and gravel road route through Nullagine and Australia’s hottest town, Marble Bar. The Marble Bar route takes you along a Geoheritage Drive trail where your Warlu Way App will guide you through the geology of the region. There are a number of potential gorges and sites to visit en route.

O/n Accommodation Travellers Rest Cabins, Marble Bar.

Day 5 Marble Bar to Port Hedland 2 hours (188km) drive Port Hedland.jpg

After breakfast, spend the morning exploring the historic gold mining region. Make sure you take a visit out to the Marble Bar itself for a swim. Departing Marble Bar after lunch, travel to Port Hedland in time to join Pilbara Tours at the Port Hedland Visitor Centre at 2.30 pm for their Salt Eco Tour or their Twighlight Tour departing at 4.30 pm.  Return to town and make your way to your accommodation. Enjoy dinner at the historic Esplanade Hotel

O/n Accommodation Port Hedland Discovery Holiday Park.TWA outback sunrise near Port Hedland110624-3.jpg

Day 6  Port Hedland 

Time to explore Port Hedland starting with a morning Seafarers Harbour Cruise at 9 am. This afternoon time is available to explore the historic trails and galleries pick up a self-guided map at the Port Hedland Visitor Centre.

O/n Accommodation Port Hedland Discovery Holiday Park 

Day 7 Port Hedland to Point Samson 250km (2 & ½ hours) drive (B.L.D)coveHolidayVillagePageHeader.jpg

This morning you travel down the NW Coastal Highway to the historic town of Roebourne. Stop off to visit the new interactive and interpretive Ganalili Centre in the historic Victoria Hotel. Roebourne is a hub for artists and you can take an opportunity to undertake an artistic workshop with Grateful Remnants.

The next stop is the historic town of Cossack and spend the afternoon exploring the restored buildings. If you are here in late July or early August you will be able to see the Cossack Art Awards exhibition. 

After your time at Cossack, please make your way to Point Samson. Perhaps try out their stand-up paddleboards or go snorkelling this afternoon before settling in. For dinner tonight head to the Tavern for their famous local fish and chips!

O/N Accommodation Cabin The Cove Holiday Village, Point Samson.

Day 8 Millstream-Chichester National Park  400km (5 hours ) drivingChichester National Park.jpg

After an early breakfast, head out to Millstream Chichester National Park via Python Pool (4WD dirt road access)  and enjoy a swim in the permanent pool at Deep Reach and some walks before making your way to Karratha. Return via the bitumen road.

O/n Accommodation Discovery Holiday Park Karratha



Day 9 Karratha and DampierMurujuga main page image.jpg

After breakfast at local speciality cafe Empire 6714, explore the rock art at Murujuga National Park or join a guided cultural tour with Experience Murujuga at Ngajarli (Deep Gorge) on the Burrup Peninsula. Take a swim at Hearson Cove (a great spot to watch Staircase to the Moon if you are there during the full moon) before heading to Dampier and taking a selfie with the Red Dog statue. 

Stop in for lunch at the Soak Cafe in Dampier for great food and excellent coastal views. Head back to Karratha for an optional helicopter flight with Helispirit and visit some of the amazing local lookouts or take a hike along the Yaburara Heritage trail. Pick up a map from the Karratha Tourism & Visitor Centre.

Maybe tonight enjoy a meal and cold drink at the local craft Brewery, Northwest Brewing Co or head into town to one of the many popular venues.

O/n Accommodation Karratha Discovery Holiday Park


Day 10 Karratha to Onslow. 328km (3 &1/2 hours) drive (B.LD)

Departing Karratha travel via the NW Coastal Highway to the turnoff to Onslow. Enjoy lunch at the waterfront restaurant of Onslow Beach Resort.

This afternoon you explore the highlights of Onslow and pick up a local map from the friendly staff at the Onslow Visitor Centre. Sites include Old Onslow, the Salt Lookout and the wonderful ANZAC park.

O/n Accommodation Onslow Beach Resort

Day 11 Onslow to Cheela Plains Station. 458km (4 &1/2 hours) drive (B.L.D)


Leaving the coastal trail travel via Nanutarra Roadhouse on the NW Coastal Highway and head towards Karijini. Next stop is Cheela Plains Station Stay.

This afternoon you pick up a map and information to drive yourself through the Beasley River Gorge time Trail before returning for sunset at the lookout behind the station.

O/n Accommodation Cheela Plains Station stay

Day 12 Cheela Plains Station Stay to Tom Price. 458km (4 &1/2 hours) drive (B.L.D)

Today is the last day of your Epic Pilbara Adventure. 


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