Jewels of the North West (BCA) 2022

Broome, Coral Coast & Perth

Duration

18 Days

Departs

Wednesday 31 August, 2022

From

$8,290

Your next holiday awaits!

“”I loved the opportunity of seeing this great country and the work BCA does.””

This Tour Includes

Christian Tour Leader throughout

Air-conditioned long distance touring coach

Return economy class airfares included

Quality Accommodation Private Facilities

17 Breakfasts
10 Lunches
17 Dinners

Sightseeing as outlined & all entry fees

Luggage assistance if required

Tour Summary

Come with CFT to explore one of the last true wilderness areas on Earth and be inspired by Australia’s vast landscapes as well as the dedicated BCA Field Staff who serve God in these remote regions. We will go on an unforgettable journey of discovery as we tour a part of Australia that is often difficult to access as an individual traveller.

Travel through varied landscapes covering billions of years in history – enjoy dramatic gorges, ancient mountain ranges, stunning waterfalls, ochre cliffs and soak up the sight of glorious white sand beaches and azure oceans.
Wander around the Pinnacles, get friendly with dolphins at Monkey Mia and enjoy six very different cruises including Katherine Gorge, Lake Argyle and Ningaloo Reef.

A journey of unique experiences – explore ancient rock art sites with views over the Arnhem Land floodplains, cruise the dramatic Geikie Gorge and travel through the remote Kimberley. Visit the isolated 80 Mile beach, stand in a vast Pilbara mine, wander on a beach made up entirely of millions of snow-white shells or just bask in the simple beauty of watching the sun go down over the ocean.

Along the way, we will get a chance to meet and enjoy fellowship with the people and their families for whom you pray and support through Bush Church Aid.

The incredible Outback of North West Australia awaits, be inspired …

The CFT Team

Your Travel Itinerary

Day 1
Wednesday 31 August 2022

Home - Broome

Depart home ports and fly into Broom where you will be met and welcomed by your Tour Leader to be transferred to our accommodation. There will be time to freshen up before joining your fellow passengers for dinner.

Day 2
Thursday 1 September 2022

Broome Sightseeing

Broome is the home of beautiful South Sea pearls and their discovery in the 1800s saw Japanese, Filipino and Malay pearl divers arrive in droves, creating a melting pot of cultures; immerse yourself in Broome’s multicultural heritage with a visit the Japanese Cemetery and the Pearl Lugger Museum. Travel back in time when we visit the striking rust-red cliffs at Gantheaume Point to look at ancient dinosaur footprints. Enjoy time at leisure in the centre of town – explore, shop and relax until mid- afternoon when we will collect you and return you to the resort.

Overnight: Broome

Day 3
Friday 2 September 2022

Broome - Leisure - Camel Ride on Cable Beach

A day of leisure to enjoy the beauty of Broome, whether you laze by the pool or wander around town. This afternoon we will spend time on famous Cable Beach, renown for 22 kilometres of white sand and turquoise waters. Get ready for a quintessential Broome experience and marvel at a spectacular Indian Ocean sunset from the back of a friendly camel. NOTE: A 90kg weight restriction applies to camel rides.

Overnight: Broome

Day 4
Saturday 3 September 2022

80 Mile Beach - Port Hedland

Today we are on the road and will begin to appreciate the distances BCA missionaries need to travel. Half way to Port Hedland we visit stunning 80-mile Beach where the Great Sandy Desert approaches the Indian Ocean. This area is one of the most important sites for migratory shorebirds, or waders, in Australia.

In Port Hedland, we will meet BCA Field Staff at the Anglican Church and they will join us for dinner this evening.

Overnight: Port Hedland

Day 5
Sunday 4 September 2022

Newman - Worship

This morning we will gather to worship with the folk of Port Hedland before leaving for Newman.

Travel through rugged BCA country before we reach Newman, the largest modern mining town in the East Pilbara region. Tonight, we will be joined by the Newman BCA Staff, Roger & Amanda Kyngndon, for dinner.

Overnight: Newman

Day 6
Monday 5 September 2022

Time at Leisure - Mine Visit

A rest from travelling as we spend the morning at leisure time in this mining town.

After lunch we will tour the largest single open-cut iron ore mine in the world; a tour of the Mt Newman Mount Whaleback Mining Company will give you an understanding of the powerful machinery used in the mining of these rich ore deposits. (Clothing restrictions apply – long sleeves, trousers and covered shoes required).

Accommodation: Newman

Day 7
Tuesday 6 September 2022

Karijini National Park - Tom Price

Today we travel through Karijini National Park, one of WA’s most spectacular natural attractions, two billion years in the making. We are heading to Tom Price via Dales and Joffre Falls – a beautiful day of gorges and changing scenery. This evening our dinner guests will be the local BCA Family.

Overnight: Tom Price

Day 8
Wednesday 7 September 2022

Millstream Chichester National Park - Karratha

This morning we take the Hamersley Iron Road to Millstream Chichester National Park, an oasis in the Pilbara desert region; the presence of permanent water attracts over 120 bird species, 30 mammal species, 150 reptile species and 500 plant species. As we travel from the desert to the coastal town of Karratha we will stop at Python Pool and Roebourne, the oldest town in the North West. Along the way, we may see one of the massive iron ore trains heading from the Pilbara to the coast.

Tonight, we will be joined for dinner by local BCA Field Staff.

Overnight: Karratha

Day 9
Thursday 8 September 2022

Exmouth & Coral Coast

We depart for Exmouth, our drive taking us over the Fortescue River to the Nanaturra Roadhouse before we detour west towards the range along the Exmouth Gulf. Exmouth is the “Northern Gateway” to the Coral Coast, an area of world-heritage significance and a microcosm of everything that is rare, beautiful and special on our planet. This region includes the spectacular rocky gorges and beautiful coastline of the Cape Range National Park and the pristine Ningaloo Marine Park. Our dinner guests tonight will be BCA Field Staff Frank and Jo Nicol.

Overnight: Exmouth

Day 10
Friday 9 September 2022

Cruise Ningaloo Reef - Carnarvon

Today we head south to enjoy our Coral Bay cruise on the famous Ningaloo Reef – a marine wonderland with the reef close to shore. From Coral Bay, we drive onto Carnarvon, a coastal town situated at the mouth of the Gascoyne River. The town is surrounded by a vast variety of agriculture which we will drive through as we head for our accommodation.

Overnight: Carnarvon

Day 11
Saturday 10 September 2022

Hamelin Pool - Shell Beach - Denham

This morning we will have a tour of Carnarvon, a tropical oasis on the doorstep of the Indian Ocean. We will travel south to Hamelin Pool, home to the most diverse and abundant examples of Stromatolites in the world, unique creatures often referred to as “living fossils”.

On our way to Denham, the most westerly town in Australia, we will visit Eagle Bluff and the beautiful Shell Beach; a 70-km snow-white beach made up of millions of tiny shells up to 10 metres deep.

Overnight: Denham

Day 12
Sunday 11 September 2022

Worship - Time at Leisure

This morning we will enjoy worship in Denham. This afternoon you can chose to relax or explore at leisure. Wander around Denham’s Jetty and soak up the beauty of the town’s surroundings – it’s easy to see why Shark Bay is World Heritage listed.

Overnight: Denham

Day 13
Monday 12 September 2022

Monkey Mia - Kalbarri National Park - Kalbarri

This morning we hope to mingle with the famous bottlenose dolphins who have been coming to visit Monkey Mia for over 50 years. Keep in mind that dolphins swim free in the ocean and even CFT cannot guarantee their appearance.

From here we travel onto one of WA’s most beautiful National Parks, Kalbarri National Park, and Hawks Head Lookout to view the dramatic Murchison River Gorge.

We hope to see the spectacular wildflowers of the region (subject to the flowering season) and may be lucky to spot some of the almost 200 species of birds, including Sea and Wedge-Tailed Eagles that call the river home. Keep an eye out for the iconic WA Black Swan that breeds by the hundreds in the shallow pools.

Accommodation: Kalbarri

Day 14
Tuesday 13 September 2022

Kalbarri National Park - Coral Coast - Geraldton

We continue to travel south along the Coral Coast from Kalbarri to Geraldton. Whilst it is only a short distance, we will have a packed lunch en route so we can enjoy more of Kalbarri National Park. We visit the Hole in the Rock or “Nature’s Window”, a natural formation in the rock that frames the river perfectly inside it when viewed from the right angle.

We drive onto Geraldton, the region’s only deep-water port, arriving mid-afternoon. Enjoy some time at leisure before we meet up for dinner.

Overnight: Geraldton

Day 15
Wednesday 14 September 2022

Sightseeing

Today will include a tour of the Geraldton Cathedral, where we will meet the Dean and BCA Field Staff Brendan & Laura Hurley. We will do some local sightseeing including a visit to the HMAS Sydney II Memorial where we will remember the 645 crew members lost to war in 1941.

Enjoy some free time to explore the town – Geraldton is situated at the heart of the Batavia Coast so why not visit the Western Australian Museum to see the tragic stories revealed by relics of shipwrecks ?

Accommodation Geraldton

Day 16
Thursday 15 September 2022

The Pinnacles - Perth

Today we travel south to Perth stopping in Nambung National Park; wander amongst the ancient desert sculptures of the Pinnacles – unique weathered rock spires of limestone rising out of golden sand dunes. We arrive in picturesque Perth late afternoon, a last stop in our Outback adventure. Perth is the capital of Western Australia and sits where the Swan River meets the southwest coast – sandy beaches line its suburbs, and the huge, riverside Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Mt. Eliza offer sweeping views of the city.

Overnight: Perth

Day 17
Friday 16 September 2022

Perth Sightseeing

Explore the city of Perth at your own pace from an open top double decker bus – we have included a 24-hour ticket on the Perth Explorer which will take you to all the popular spots around Perth including Kings Park, Northbridge, Crown Perth, Elizabeth Quay, The Perth Mint and Art Gallery.

Don’t miss the Swan Bells, one of the largest musical instruments on Earth. Enjoy a complete circuit bus tour with full commentary or Hop-on / Hop-off as you wish.

Tonight, we will enjoy a farewell dinner at our hotel where we will be joined by Rev Robert Healy, BCA Western Australian Regional Officer.

Accommodation: Perth

Day 18
Saturday 17 September 2022

Perth - Home

We bid farewell to our newly made friends and head home feeling blessed by the wonderful people we have met and unique experiences we have shared.

All Inclusive Fares

Jewels of the North West (BCA) 2022 Pricing

Departs from: Description Twin PP Single
FROM SYDNEY Sydney Domestic Airport $8,290 $9,990
FROM MELBOURNE Melbourne Domestic Airport $8,290 $9,990
FROM BRISBANE Brisbane Domestic Airport $8,290 $9,990

Tour Code:

NWA22085CFT

Departs:

Wednesday 31 August, 2022

Returns:

Saturday 17 September, 2022

Departing:

SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, BRISBANE

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Wednesday 31 August, 2022
18 Days

Tour Partner BCA

Joining a CFT BCA Outback tour takes you to remote parts of Australia whilst connecting you with BCA Field Staff and local church communities. These tours financially support BCA and visits to Ministry Centres are spiritually enriching for all.