- Meals (6 breakfasts, 6 lunch & 6 dinners)
- 6 Nights Dorm Accommodation
- All National Park Entrance Fees
- Pinnacles entrance fee
- Monkey Mia entrance fee
- Highly Experienced Driver and Guide
- Informative Tour Commentary
WHERE WE VISIT
- Pinnacles Desert
- Monkey Mia
- Shark Bay
- Ningaloo Reef
- Murchison Gorge
- Kalbarri National Park
- Coral Bay
- Cape Range National park
- Turquoise Bay
- Vlamingh Head Lighthouse
- Milyering Visitors Center
- Greenough Wildlife Park
- Kalbarri Abseiling - for 2 descents (beginners)
- Swim with Manta Rays on the Ningaloo Reef with Coral Bay Ecotours (snorkelling, competent swimmers only)
- Glass Bottom Boat on the Ningaloo Reef with Coral Bay Ecotours
- Whaleshark swim (seasonal March-July) with Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours (snorkeling, competent swimmers only)
- Whaleshark/Humpback Whale swim (seasonal Aug – Sept) with Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours (snorkeling, competent swimmers only)
- Scuba Dive the Navy Pier with Dive Ningaloo (certified divers only)
- Scuba Dive the Ningaloo Reef with Exmouth Dive Centre
WHAT TO EXPECT
Journey along the idyllic West Coast and experience a totally different side to Australia, a region many are yet to discover. The adventure starts in the remote capital city of Perth before heading north into the nature lovers’ paradise that is Western Australia.
Enjoy an action packed 7-day trip, complete with hikes, dolphin spotting and national park explorations. Ride down huge white sand dunes at Lancelin, hike down to the banks of the Murchison River and peek through Nature’s Window into an ancient gorge. Discover the strange Pinnacles Desert, explore the stunning gorges of Kalbarri National Park and discover the underwater world of the Ningaloo Reef.
Day 1: Perth to Kalbarri
The adventure starts in Perth with pick up from central locations around the CBD from 7.00 am. Hit the road and kick off your day with a drive to the huge white sand dunes of Lancelin. Test out your sandboarding skills here and get to know your fellow travellers.
Later, follow up the fun with a guided tour through the Pinnacles Desert. Once you've worked up an appetite, enjoy a tasty lunch by the sea.
Then, it's time to make the journey up Indian Ocean Drive for some stunning coastal views. You'll make a quick stop in Geraldton before heading on to the seaside town of Kalbarri where you'll spend the night.
Days 2: Kalbarri National Park to Shark Bay Denham
Today is a nature lovers dream! Start the morning with a visit to The Murchison Gorge, Nature’s Window and Z Bend in Kalbarri National Park. Here you can see where water has carved its way through sandstone and, if you're travelling here during spring, you'll witness bright pops of colour as it's wildflower season. At Nature’s Window, snap some stunning photos before strolling along a beach made entirely of tiny shells!
Later, it's on to Denham where you'll stay in accommodation by the beach.
Days 3: Shark Bay to Coral Bay
This morning, meet the famous Monkey Mia Dolphins and get some amazing photos with your new fishy friends Enjoy chill out time on the beach or enjoy a coffee at the restaurant before you hit the road again.
You’ll visit the fascinating rock formations, the Stromatolites, which are the oldest living lifeforms on our planet!
Afterwards, drive on to Coral Bay, located right on the famous Ningaloo Reef. This is where you'll be spending the night.
Days 4: Coral Bay
You’ll have most of the day to explore the Ningaloo Reef at your own pace.
Choose to join a boat tour or enjoy free time to experience the beautiful beaches Coral Bay has to offer. Go for a stroll on the beach and check out the shark nursery, swim with the manta rays (additional cost) or go for a snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef! You'll be wowed by the natural beauty and incredible marine life.
This evening, it's a short drive up the peninsula to Exmouth where you'll check into your accommodation for the next two nights.
Days 5: Exmouth Explorer
Today, explore Cape Range National park. This is a spectacular place full of rugged limestone ranges, breathtaking deep canyons and 50km of pristine beaches!
Relax on the beach or choose to go snorkelling at the stunning Turquoise Bay (snorkel hire $10). Visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, relax at Milyering Visitors Center and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere.
You'll return to your accommodation in the late afternoon.
Days 6 and 7: Exmouth to Perth via Northbrook
Wave goodbye to Exmouth today! It's off to the town of Carnarvon and one of the local banana or mango plantations (seasonal). You'll stay overnight at accommodation on an Australian wheat farm. Wake up to views of the scenic countryside before making your way back towards Perth.
Along the way, stop at Greenough Wildlife Park where you can meet Australian wildlife and hand feed the kangaroos. Then, kick back and relax on the bus for the last stretch to Perth. You'll arrive at approximately 6.30pm.