There is nothing like a cylcone to add some chaos to our lives! A big THANK YOU to our wonderful passengers who were so understanding throughout the whole ordeal of road closures, service delays and rebooking of services to get everyone moving again. Our office staff, drivers, agents and tour partners all strive to keep everyone informed with the most up to date information possible. We at ICL do this by SMS as it is the fastest and most reliable way to keep in contact, especially in remote areas. Ensure that you have a current mobile number on your booking or if need be, advise if email is preferred and check your account regularly. We also recommend taking out travel insurance as we do not offer refunds or cover any unforeseen costs associated with Road/Weather delays, flooding and operational delays as we cannot be responsible for any costs incurred by the passenger. We are happy to supply a letter for you to give your insurer if requested. You can read our full terms and conditions of travel here but you can always contact the office with any questions you have if you prefer.
Now... enough of the business stuff, lets talk about travel....travel Perth to Karratha or Broome to Karratha if that suits. Well, not just Karratha, but Dampier and Cossack too and what amazing places they are to visit!
Karratha, Dampier and Cossack
What’s in a name? The original inhabitants of the area the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi people, and the early settlers gave these places the interesting names that help make up the Pilbara region as we know it today:
KARRATHA - Aboriginal word, meaning "good country" or "soft earth".
DAMPIER - William Dampier, Buccaneer and explorer who travelled the North West Coast in 1699.
COSSACK - HMS Cossack which bought Governor Sir Fredrick Weld to the Tien Tsin Harbour in 1871.
PILBARA - Aboriginal word meaning "mullet" and was given to Pilbara Creek because of the fish found there.
Karratha is surrounded by so many natural wonders that are iconic to the area and a great place to base yourself and explore the beauty of the outback, from ancient Aboriginal rock art to picturesque beaches. If you enjoy water sports, boating, fishing, snorkeling, diving as well as bushwalking, then this place will be a dream come true.
Cossack is a landmark ghost town within the City of Karratha, situated on the waters of Butcher Inlet and place to some of the oldest buildings in WA! Take a look at the meticulously conserved remnants of this early settlement. Step back in time and immerse yourself with the history of the early settlers who came to the Pilbara in search of fortune. Learn the rich history of the area walking along the Cossack Heritage Trail.
Dampier is another magnificent location and very well known for the Red Dog Trail
The trail is 10km long and starts at the Red Dog Memorial Statue right at the entrance of town. At each point of interest a full colour informational sign will help you to discover not only Dampier’s story but of its most famous resident. The trail includes a gaming element bringing your experience to the next level! Visit sites in any order to complete the quest, just look up the answers online and use your answers to solve the puzzles.
Dampier promotes itself as the 'Gateway to the Dampier Archipelago' consisting of 42 uninhabited islands, rocks and unspoiled sandy beaches, excellent diving, fishing and snorkelling opportunities from offshore coral reefs.
Purchase a Hop on Hop off Pass and use it to explore not only this amazing part of the country but some of the best coastline in WA from Broome to Perth!
DOWERIN FIELD DAYS 28th August 2019
The Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days is an agricultural expo located in the Central Wheatbelt of Western Australia. The event has continually expanded over the past 54 years to become the largest and most successful event of its kind in the state. Integrity Coach Lines will provide coach transport from Burswood to the event and return on Wednesday 28th August. Keep an eye on our events page for more information. Be ready to get your ticket, they sell out fast!
Dowering Field Days are also taking expressions of interest for a departure from New Norcia. Contact Tiffany via email to register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org
Want a free ride to your next holiday destination?
Pop on over to our website and enter into our competition to win a 3000km Hop on Hop off Pass valued at $395!!!!
Winner will be notified at the beginning of July.
CONGRATULATIONS to our latest winner; Julie Smith!! We look forward to having you travel with us.