Twenty-one people were rescued after their tourist bus broke down 175km west of Meekatharra yesterday.
Staff from a nearby pastoral station attempted to repair the bus, but discovered it would take two days for parts to arrive.
About 4pm, police decided that arrangements could be made for emergency response and accommodation for the group, but the two staff and 19 passengers, most of which were in their 70s or 80s, decided to stay in the bus overnight and wait for a replacement to collect them.
A police spokesman said by 8pm the tourists contact authorities again with concerns there were not adequate blankets on the bus. Local police decided to transport the passengers.
A 30-seat bus from a local mining company was sourced by the Meekatharra Police Station and escorted by officers to the broken-down bus.Passengers were tired and some distressed and were taken to Auski Roadhouse where emergency accommodation was provided.