Coates Wildlife Tours (May 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

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, known for its spectacular waterfalls and gorges. On this trip we will explore Purnululu National Park (the Bungle Bungles), the Gibb River Road, 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 the Mitchell Plateau to view Mitchell Falls, an incredible four-tiered waterfall considered to be one of the most spectacular in Australia.

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Tanami Desert Expedition

14-Day Camping Tour -Departs Alice Springs 22 June 2024 – Max 10 participants (6 in lead vehicles & 4 tag-alongs)

On this expedition you will explore the most isolated areas between Western Australia and the Northern Territory, including Newhaven Station, the Tanami Desert, Paruku, Wolfe Creek Crater and Keep River National Park. We hope to see a variety of arid zone plants and wildlife, especially at Lake Gregory and Lake Stretch, as well as freshwater species including Black Necked Storks, Brolgas, Black Swans and Spoonbills. Join us on this tour for ancient desert landscapes, inland lakes, scenic gorges and starry night skies.

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 Western Australia’s typical outback country. Rugged ancient landscapes including Karijini National Park, Mt Augustus and the Kennedy Ranges, are not easy locations to get to, but are well worth the journey. This 12-day tour is an ideal way to explore all three in one go, and to top it off, the trip has been timed to coincide with WA’s spectacular northern wildflower season. Finally, enjoy the ease and relaxed pace of ‘Easy Camping’ – no more setting up tents at the end of the day, instead they will be ready and waiting for you!

WA Outback Expedition

15-Day Camping Tour – Departs Perth 11 September 2024 – Maximum of 6 participants

This outback expedition follows two tracks built by Len Beadell, considered by many to be the ‘last real Australian Explorer’. His outback ‘highways’, the Connie Sue and Anne Beadell, pass through remote areas along the western side of the Great Victoria Desert, and provide opportunities to discover unique arid zone plants, wildlife, and landscapes. Additionally, two days will be spent at the Eyre Bird Observatory, a favourite amongst bird watchers, and two days following the Granite Woodlands Trail, which passes through one of the most extensive temperate woodlands left in the world.

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

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