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Tour Operators

Western Australia's biggest coach tour company, Australian Pinnacle Tours (tel. 1300/551 687 in Australia, or 08/9417 5555; www.pinnacletours.com.au) serves Perth, the Southwest, Monkey Mia, the Northwest Cape, the Kimberley, and attractions about a day's drive away, such as New Norcia and the Pinnacles. Australian Pinnacle Tours also does four-wheel-drive tours. Western Xposure (tel. 1800/621 200 in Australia; www.westernxposure.com.au) specializes in soft adventure and promotes its tours as "eco-based," covering much of the state. Global Gypsies (tel. 08/9341 6727; www.globalgypsies.com.au) runs four-wheel-drive tag-along safaris into the Outback, including the Kimberley. The tours are fully escorted and catered, and there is limited passenger seating for non-drivers (three seats per tour). Global Gypsies can help with the hire of four-wheel-drive vehicles and all equipment.

Aerial tours make sense in Western Australia. Look into the personalized or set tours offered by Kookaburra Air (tel. 08/9417 2258; www.kookaburra.iinet.net.au). Tours from Perth can take you throughout Western Australia, including Ningaloo and Margaret River, and the Red Centre.

If you're looking for background information on indigenous (Aboriginal) issues and more particularly indigenous tours, check the website for the WA Indigenous Tourism Operators Collective (www.waitoc.com).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.