Coates Wildlife Tours (March 2024)

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Specialists in Nature Tours since 1986

• Informative naturalist guides • Small groups (6 – 12 participants) • Private charters available

• Fully accommodated, assisted camping, and remote camping tours

South Australian Outback and Channel Country

14-Day Camping Tour – Departs Adelaide 30 May 2024 – Max 10 participants (6 in lead vehicles & 4 tag-alongs)

Join Tom Grove, owner and Director of Coates Wildlife Tours, for a true outback camping tour in South Australia. Leaving Adelaide, we will head to Wilpena Pound, an iconic natural wonder in the heart of the Flinders Ranges. We then begin the journey towards outback Queensland and discover the birdlife (especially waterbirds) found in the chan­nels, water­holes and lakes of Ram­sar Wet­land Coongie Lakes, and Diamantina National Park. A trip to this part of the world wouldn’t be complete without visiting Innamincka and Birdsville, deep in the heart of wild and isolated country, before ending the tour in Alice Springs.

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Western Wanderer Expedition

15-Day Easy Camping Tour (assisted camping) – Departs Perth 15 May 2024 – Max of 12 participants

Head north of Perth for seabirds, marine-life, coral reefs and ancient gorges. Tour highlights include a flight over the Abrolhos Islands with time for a short nature walk and snorkel, exploration of the Shark Bay World Heritage area including a visit to Monkey Mia, free time in Coral Bay to discover Ningaloo Reef (including time for an optional add-on Whale Shark Cruise & Swim), camping at 80-mile beach, Marble Bar (‘the hottest town in Australia’) and two days exploring the wonders of Karijini National Park. Tents and camp beds are put up and taken down for you on this trip by the Camp Support Crew.

Kimberley Wonders Expedition

13-Day Easy Camping Tour (assisted camping) –

Departs Broome 6 June 2024 – Max of 12 participants

Join us in the Kimberley region of Western Australia; one of the most remote and unspoiled wilderness areas in the world. We explore Purnululu National Park (the Bungle Bungles), the Gibb River Road and its many spectacular waterfalls and gorges, Parry Lagoons (great for wetland birds), Drysdale River Station, Windjana Gorge and Silent Grove. You will also take an 18-minute helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungles, and there is an optional (at extra cost) full-day visit to view Mitchell Falls, an incredible four-tiered waterfall.

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Western Explorer Expedition

12-Day Easy Camping Tour – Departs Broome 17 July 2024 – Max 12 participants

On this tour we travel from Broome to Perth through WA’s typical outback country. Rugged ancient landscapes, including Karijini National Park, Mt Augustus and the Kennedy Ranges, are not places one can just ‘swing by’. Our 12-day tour coincides with the northern wildflower season and is an ideal way to explore all three in one go. We also visit Coalseam Conservation Park, one of WA’s top wildflower hotspots. This tour is ‘Easy Camping’ so your tents and camp beds will be put up and taken down for you.


Contact us for further information on these tours and for details of our full natural history expedition program.

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