2019 WA Regional Tourism Conference - Pre/Post Conference Touring

Optimise your trip to Karratha with pre- and post-conference touring options. Below is a range of packages and tours available before and after the event. 

Please note the booking information for each option as listed, additional fees apply. Minimum numbers may apply and trips may be cancelled should minimum numbers not be met. Please refer to cancellation policies of individual companies or tours.  

To register for the 2019 WA Regional Tourism Conference, click here. 

Tour Packages

Tour Package 1 (Half Day)
Available Sunday, September 15 and Thursday, September 19. 7.30am - 12.30pm. 

A morning exploring the unique Burrup Peninsula and the Islands of the Dampier Archipelago. The Murujuga National Park features up to a million amazing aboriginal rock petroglyph carvings that should soon be world heritage nominated. Let the traditional custodians take you on a 1.5-hour cultural experience at Ngajarli (Deep Gorge) before joining Brad from Discovery Cruising for a 2-hour cruise around some of the spectacular islands of the Dampier Archipelago. Enjoy some time swimming or snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters before returning to Karratha.

  • Pick up from accommodation at 7.30am
  • Transfer by bus to the Burrup Peninsula
  • Experience Murujuga Rock Art & Cultural Tour (1.5 hours)
  • Discovery Cruising boat trip to the Dampier Archipelago Islands for swimming and snorkelling (2 hours)
  • Return to Karratha 12.30pm

Cost: $120pp

Click here to book. Enter code TCWA2019 to book. 

 

Tour Package 2 (Full Day)
Available Sunday, September 15 and Thursday, September 19. 7.30am - 5.15pm.

A morning exploring the unique Burrup Peninsula and the Island of the Dampier Archipelago. The Murujuga National Park features up to a million amazing aboriginal rock petroglyph carvings that should soon be world heritage nominated. Let the traditional custodians take you on a 1.5-hour cultural experience at Ngajarli (Deep Gorge) before joining Brad from Discovery Cruising for a 2-hour cruise around some of the spectacular islands of the Dampier Archipelago. Enjoy some time swimming or snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters before returning to Karratha. Enjoy lunch at one of the many cafes in Karratha (at own expense).

This afternoon we will pick you up from the Red Earth Arts Precinct for your afternoon experience. We head north to Cape Lambert and meet our local tour guide for a 1.5-hour tour of the Rio Tinto port industrial facility that loads a continuous stream of bulk carriers destined for export. Next, we head to Point Samson to experience some of the new water sports activities now available at The Cove Holiday Village. Take to the water on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard, try your hand at fishing from a tinny, or take a bike for a spin. There is also snorkelling gear available to explore the coral gardens of Honeymoon Cove. After all that activity we will return you to Karratha approximately 5.15pm. 

  • Pick up from accommodation at 7.30am
  • Transfer by bus to the Burrup Peninsula
  • Experience Murujuga Rock Art & Cultural Tour (1.5 hours)
  • Discovery Cruising boat trip to the Dampier Archipelago Islands for swimming and snorkelling (2 hours)
  • Return to Karratha 12.30pm for lunch (own expense)
  • Pick up from REAP at 1.30pm
  • Transfer to Cape Lambert for a unique resources tour of Rio Tinto's port and loading facilities
  • Transfer to Point Samson and The Cove Holiday Village
  • Enjoy 1.5-hour water sports activities; choose from hiring a boat to go fishing, SUP boarding, swimming, cycling, snorkelling or kayaking in the calm waters of Honeymoon Cove
  • Return to Karratha at 5.15pm

Cost: $195pp

Click here to book. Enter code TCWA2019 to book. 

 

Additional Tour Options

To book any of the below additional tour options, please contact the Karratha Tourism & Visitor Centre via email: visitkarratha@karratha.wa.gov.au

 

Mackerel Islands Escape: Karratha to Thevenard (Plane)
Available Saturday, September 14 - Sunday, September 15, or Thursday, September 19 - Friday, September 20. Minimum 4 people.

Includes:

  • Depart Karratha airport direct to Thevenard Island via light aircraft
  • Beach cabin accommodation (own room)
  • Special guided activity
  • Island dinner
  • Continental breakfast
  • Kayak or SUP rental
  • Return flight from Thevenard to Karratha

Cost: $849pp

 

Mackerel Islands Escape: Karratha to Thevenard via Onslow (Self-Drive)
Available Saturday, September 14 - Sunday, September 15, or Thursday, September 19 - Friday, September 20. Minimum 2 people.

Includes:

  • Depart Karratha via Avis car rental to Onslow, approx. 3 hours (fuel not included)
  • Arrive Onslow and board light aircraft transfer to Thevenard Island
  • Check in to 2-bedroom beachfront cabin
  • Special guided activity
  • Island activity
  • Continental breakfast in your cabin
  • Kayak or SUP rental
  • Return scenic flight from Thevenard to Onslow
  • Drive Onslow to Karratha

Cost: $519pp

 

Karijini Overnight Packages with Aviair
Available September 15 - 16. Minimum 4 people. 

Canyoning Adventure - discounted rate $1,485 per person.
Guided Canyon Walk - discounted rate $1,417 per person.
Single supplement $149 per person.

Tour inclusions - click here.

 

Helicopter Flights with HeliSpirit
Available throughout the conference. Minimum 2 people.

Karratha & Nikol Bay Helicopter Flight (18 minutes) - discounted rate $156pp
Burrup Peninsula & Angel Island Helicopter Flight (30 minutes) - discounted rate $260pp
Dampier Archipelago Islands Helicopter Flight (45 minutes) - discounted rate $396pp

Flight details - click here.

 

Millstream/Chichester National Park Day Tour with Pilbara 4WD Charters
Available Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15. Minimum 2, maximum 4 people.

Includes BBQ lunch and a bottle of sparkling wine.

Cost: $195pp

 

Snorkelling/Diving Cruise with Pilbara Dive & Tours and Discovery Cruising
Available Sunday, September 15. 12.30pm - 4.30pm.

Meet at Hampton Harbour Boat and Sailing Club, Dampier for 12.30pm departure (own transport required). Includes guided eco-snorkel, free time to snorkel, snorkelling equipment, history talk on Pirates Cove, afternoon tea.

Cost: $125pp

 

1 Day Barrimirndi Day Tour Millstream/Chichester National Park with Ngurrangga Tours
Available Thursday, September 19. 

Spend the day exploring the Millstream-Chichester National Park with Clinton Walker, award winning Aboriginal tour guide, and learn the traditional stories about how the Warlu (Serpent) created Millstream during a time known as Ngurra-nyunjunggamu (when the world was soft).

Cost: $300pp