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Western Brook Pond Gorge, Newfoundland

Wonders of Western Newfoundland

10-day tailor-made self drive from £2,110 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

A road trip taking in the magnificent landscapes and national parks of western Newfoundland & Labrador

Highlights

  • Explore the magnificent Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • View wildlife from bald eagles, moose and whales from a Bonne Bay catamaran cruise
  • Enjoy the waterfalls and wildlife from a cruise of the freshwater fjord of Western Brook Pond

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Norris Point
  • 2 Nights St. Anthony
  • 1 Night L'Anse Au Clair
  • 3 Nights Norris Point

About

Recommended for:
Activity adventure | History & culture | Natural world | Self-drive

The province of Newfoundland & Labrador in Atlantic Canada is home to some of the country's most fascinating cultures and traditions, and you’ll have the chance to experience them on this tailor-made road trip. From Deer Lake – you’ll head north on the Viking Trail to its tip at St. Anthony, following a scenic coastal drive along Bonne Bay. Finish with a stay in Gros Morne National Park with its glacial valleys. intriguing rock formations and abundant wildlife

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
UK > Deer Lake > Norris Point

Relax with included airport lounge access before your flight to Deer Lake via Halifax, collect your rental car for your drive along the Viking Trail to Norris Point, your first destination located on the northern side of the Bonne Bay and adjacent to Gros Morne National Park, a world heritage site.

Next morning climb aboard a Bonne Bay catamaran cruise from Rocky Harbour and view the pristine waters, breath taking scenery, and treasures of the Bay, with commentary throughout the cruise highlighting the geological wonders, the rich cultural history, and the Bay’s fascinating diversity. It is a great opportunity to photograph the extraordinary wildlife such as bald eagles, moose, whales, and seabirds. 

Stay: Neddies Harbour Inn, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland (Superior)

Day 3
Norris Point > St. Anthony

Start your journey north along the Viking Trail toward St. Anthony. Enjoy spectacular ocean scenery as you drive along the coast line dotted with fishing villages. For the historical adventurer, make a stop in Port Au Choix and Port Au Choix National Historic Site where three ancient cemeteries of the Maritime Archaic People were discovered. The Visitor Centre offers great background to this culture with exhibits and artefacts. Continue to St. Anthony. Along the rugged ocean coastline you can witness the majestic wonder of whales and icebergs (note that the peak iceberg season is typically May/June and early July).

Stay: Grenfell Heritage Hotel & Suites, St. Anthony (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 4
L'Anse aux Meadows

Awaken today in St. Anthony at the very tip of the Viking Trail. Visit the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site comprising the remains of the oldest known European settlement of the New World. The colony of Vinland was excavated in the 1960s and the artefacts are on display supported by a film. Walk to the original village and discover the full scale replicas of Norse buildings. Return to St. Anthony for the night.

Stay: Grenfell Heritage Hotel & Suites, St. Anthony (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 5
St. Anthony > L'Anse Au Clair & Red Bay

Today you will travel across the Straits of Belle Isle to the shores of Labrador, where in the early 1500’s whalers from the Basques regions of Spain and France established a major whaling port. On the shores of Red Bay, the Basques rendered whale oil that lit the lamps of Europe. Today, you can wander around the former whaling town and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Red Bay and immerse yourself in the traditional life of a Basques whaler. On the way back, hike up the wooden stairs of Tracey Hill Walking Trail and enjoy a breathtaking view of Red Bay area. Overnight in L’Anse Au Clair.

Stay: Northern Lights Inn, L'Anse Au Clair (Superior)

Day 6
L'Anse Au Clair > Gros Morne National Park

This morning, return to the island and make your way back down the peninsula to the Gros Morne National Park. The spectacular scenery all around you will hold your attention for the entire trip, but remember to watch out for fishermen in their boats or whales as they migrate north or south. Shaped by colliding continents and grinding glaciers, Gros Morne’s ancient landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the greatest wonders of the world.

Stay: Neddies Harbour Inn, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland (Superior)

Day 7
Western Brook Pond Cruise

The morning is free to explore the area with your rental car. Enjoy a boat tour of the freshwater fjord of Western Brook Pond. The landlocked fjord is a rare sight. Carved by glaciers, and home to plenty of waterfalls and wildlife, it’s worth the trip alone. The rest of the day is free to explore the sites of the Gros Morne National Park.

Stay: Neddies Harbour Inn, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland (Superior)

Day 8
Gros Morne National Park

Enjoy a day exploring all of Gros Morne National Park on your own viewing glacial valleys, intriguing rock formations, magnificent sea arches and numerous types of wildlife. Don’t miss the internationally known Tablelands, a rare outcrop of the Earth’s mantle pushed skyward half a billion years ago.

Stay: Neddies Harbour Inn, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland (Superior)

Days 9-10
Gros Morne National Park > Deer Lake > UK

Depart and continue to Deer Lake airport for your connecting flight via Halifax to the UK, arriving on day 11 

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

10-day tailor-made self drive
from £2,110 pp incl. flights

Superior

15 May - 30 Jun 2024

from £2,110 pp. incl. flights

01 Jul - 15 Sep 2024

from £2,325 pp. incl. flights

Valid for travel: May - September 

Includes:

  • Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access
  • Return International flights between UK and Deer Lake via Halifax
  • 8 nights boutique accommodation with meals as stated
  • 9 days intermediate car rental 
  • Western Brook Pond cruise
  • Bonne Bay catamaran cruise and wildlife tour
  • Admission to the following historic sites - Red Bay National Historic Site / L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site / Port au Choix National Historic Site / Gros Morne National Park


Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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