A comprehensive 7 night self driving itinerary of Western NL. Offering the chance to experience the best of what Western Newfoundland has to offer. Expect to see UNESCO world heritage sites, spectacular Gros Morne National Park, rugged coastlines, as well as an abundance of wildlife.
Document Kit Includes: Travel Wallet, Full Itinerary, Vouchers, Driving Directions, Maps & Supporting Literature
7 Nights Accommodation
Intermediate Car Rental for Duration (Unlimited kms, CDW Insurance, Airport Fees, Additional Driver Fee & Taxes)
Western Brook Pond Boat Cruise
All Meals (unless stated)
National Park Entrance Fees
Car Rental Extras (Gas, PAC Top up Insurance, GPS and taxes on extras)
Car Parking Fees
Harmonized Sales Tax at 15%
Any additional items not stated
Day 1 – Deer Lake/Gros Morne National Park
Arrive Deer Lake and pick up your rental car, drive north along the Viking Trail Viking Trail to Gros Morne National Park – designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 for its impressive geological features, the 1805 sq. kilometer park offers beauty and adventure that are unsurpassed by any in the world. Overnight Gros Morne National Park.
Day 2 – Gros Morne National Park
Take time to fully explore the south side of this beautiful area of Newfoundland. Visit the impressive Discovery Centre and the scenic communities of Woody Point and Trout River. Gros Morne is a hiker’s paradise catering to all abilities, with over 19 hiking trails to choose from covering over 100kms throughout the park. (Hikers trail guide available at Discovery & Visitor Centre’s). Overnight Gros Morne National Park.
Day 3 – Gros Morne National Park
Today explore the north side of the park. Highlights include the scenic community of Norris Point and Rocky Harbour – the service hub of the Gros Morne area. Take time to visit Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse and Bonne Bay Marine Station. In the afternoon, enjoy a spectacular Western Brook Pond Fjord Boat Tour – the only way, other than by helicopter, to see the spectacular Western Brook Gorge. Enjoy a 45min boardwalk stroll to the dock before enjoying a leisurely cruise into the gorge – be at one with nature as you see the dramatic ravine-like sides of this inland fjord tower over 600 metres above you. Overnight Gros Morne National Park.
Day 4 – Gros Morne National Park/Main Brook
Depart Gros Morne National Park driving north along the great Northern Peninsula, enroute take time to visit Port au Choix National Historic Site and view artifacts of the Maritime Archaic people who occupied the region over 3700 years ago. Continue on to Main Brook. On arrival relax and capture the extreme beauty and tranquility of your natural surroundings. Relax and enjoy the spectacular views which overlook South West Pond. Activities available for the more adventurous include hiking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Overnight Main Brook.
Day 5 – Main Brook
This morning depart Main Brook and drive to St. Anthony. Visit the Grenfell Historic Properties and learn of the impact that Sir Wilfred Grenfell had on the social, medical and economic climate of the early 1900s during his worldwide mission. The historic properties tell the story of the evolution of Northern Newfoundland and Labrador and the people of the region over the last 100 years. Continue on to visit both L’Anse aux Meadows – the only authenticated Viking settlement site in North America and Norstead Viking Village – a fascinating re-enactment of how Vikings lived over 1000 years ago. If time permits, visit Dark Tickle Eco Museum, Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve or Pistolet Bay Provincial Park. Continue to Main Brook. Overnight Main Brook.
Day 6 – Main Brook/Humber Valley Area
Today take a leisurely drive back down the Viking Trail and onto the scenic Humber Valley – a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. A whole host of activities are available nearby ranging from hiking, kayaking, zip-lining, caving and cycling. Overnight Steady Brook.
Day 7 – Humber Valley Area
This morning why not drive to Newfoundland’s second city – Corner Brook, located on the south shore of the Humber Arm. Places to visit re the City Museum, the Newfie Bullet Historic Train and the Captain James Cook Monument. Further afield follow the Captain Cooks Trail following along the spectacular South Shore of the Bay of Islands – site of the former Frenchman’s Head Lighthouse and the picturesque communities of Bottle Cove and Lark Harbour. Continue back to Steady Brook – enroute, see Shellbird Island – best viewed from the rest area at the exit from Bay of Islands to Marble Mountain. According to local legend, the Spanish buried treasure on Shellbird Island in the Humber River and if you look closely, you will see the face of The Old Man in the Mountain in a rock formation “standing guard” over the island. Also be sure to visit Steady Brook Falls, one of the Humber Valley’s most scenic areas. Overnight Steady Brook.
Day 8 – Humber Valley Area/Deer Lake
Depart Steady Brook and drive the short distance to Deer Lake Airport where you will drop off your rental car ready for your onward journey.