- Discover the surreal desert pinnacle formations
- Sand Board the vast white dunes of WA
- View the stunning gorges of Kalbarri National Parks
- Wander a beach made entirely of tiny shells
- Meet the resident dolphins of Monkey Mia
- Visit the fascinating rock formations of the Stromatolites
- Discover pristine white beaches & stunning coastal scenery
- See the underwater world of the Ningaloo Reef
- Unwind with a swim and a snorkel at Turquoise Bay
- Explore the deep canyons of the Cape Range National Park
- Inner City Perth Pick-up
- 5 Nights Dorm Accommodation
- 4x Breakfast, 4x Lunch, 5x Dinner
- Pinnacles Desert entrance fee
- Monkey Mia entrance fee
- Sandboarding (equipment provided)
- Knowledgeable Tour Commentary
- Experienced driver/guide
- Small Group Touring
Day 1: Perth to Kalbarri
Start your adventure in vast white sand dunes of Lancelin, show off your sandboarding skills before we venture to the Pinnacles Desert. Head to the pristine sea to enjoy a nice lunch then journey up Indian Ocean Drive for some stunning coastal views. Stop in Geraldton before travelling to the seaside town of Kalbarri for your overnight accommodation.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Kalbarri National Park to Shark Bay/Denham
Be mesmerized by The Murchison Gorge, Nature’s Window and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park where water has carved its way through sandstone. Have a go at abseiling (additional cost) and take a wander to witness vivid colours of the wildflower season (spring). Nature’s Window is an ideal photo opportunity to be had before strolling a beach made entirely of tiny shells. Then its time to settle in for our accommodation by the beach in Denham for the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Shark Bay to Coral Bay
Now it's onto Monkey Mia, where you will be the renowned Dolphins and get some incredible photos. Spend some time relaxing on the beach here or enjoy a coffee at the restaurant before we get back on the road mid-morning. We'll explore the spectacular rock formations, the Stromatolites, before settling into our accommodation in Coral Bay, located right on the famous Ningaloo Reef.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Coral Bay
Spend most of today exploring the Ningaloo Reef at your own leisure. Have the opportunity to join a boat tour or have some free time to experience the beautiful beaches Coral Bay has to offer. Take in the beautiful beach and check out the shark nursery, swim with the manta rays (additional cost) or go for a snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef only metres from shore. Later this evening we take a short drive up the peninsula to Exmouth and check into our accommodation for two nights in the town centre.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Exmouth
Enjoy a final day at the Cape Range National park, an almost surreal place of rugged limestone ranges, breathtaking deep canyons and 50km of pristine beaches. Chill out 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 more before finishing the tour in our destination, Exmouth, late this afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operates: Tuesday, Friday (all year round)
Departs from Perth: approx 7.00am
Returns to Exmouth: approx 4.00pm
We pick up from several central locations around the Perth CBD @ 7:25am – The Old Swan Barracks, at 2 Francis Street, Northbridge, is our primary point for pick-ups and drop-offs.
Alternative pick up points are:
- 7:00am – Fremantle YHA Prison (6A The Terrace, Fremantle)
- 7:20am – Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central (24 Mount St, Perth)
- 7:25am – The Old Swan Barracks (2 Francis St, Northbridge, near Perth Central train station)
- 7:30am – Ambassador Hotel (196 Adelaide Terrace, Perth)
- 7:35am – Criterion Hotel (560 Hay Street, Perth)
- 7:40am – Perth 178 Backpackers (178 James St, Northbridge)
- 7:45am – Billabong Backpackers (381 Beaufort Street, Perth)
- 7:50am – Witches Hat Hostel (148 Palmerston Street, North Perth)
Please note that these times are to be used as a guide only and your actual drop-off/arrival time may vary significantly due to circumstance.
Please note- you must arrive at your pickup locations at least 10 minutes prior to your allocated pickup time
We accept no responsibility if you fail to nominate a pickup location- this must be confirmed at least 24 hours prior with our reservations department, failure to nominate and board the bus will result in fare forfeiture
- Meals not indicated in the itinerary (own expense)
- Alcohol (own expense)
- Optional Extras: (see below we recommend you book these prior to departure, direct with the operator to guarantee availability)
Kalbarri Abseiling – $40 each for 2 descents
Start the day with adventure by abseiling down the gorge walls in Kalbarri National Park with Kalbarri Abseil. No previous experience is necessary, as full training will be provided on site. All equipment provided also. Get photos on your own camera, as guests not participating can take photos for you!
Swim with Manta Rays on the Ningaloo Reef with Coral Bay Ecotours – $165 each
Enjoy a 5-6 hour tour of the Ningaloo Reef with Coral Bay Ecotours. The day includes all equipment, including a short length wetsuit if required, morning and afternoon tea and a buffet style lunch of cold meats and salads. Enjoy the underwater dance of the manta rays as well as 2 reef snorkels where you will see beautiful fish, corals and possibly sea turtles and reef sharks! They’ll also make a visit to the turtle sanctuary, where you can view turtles coming up for a breath in the shallows.
Glass Bottom Boat on the Ningaloo Reef with Coral Bay Ecotours – from $37 each
Join Coral Bay Ecotours for a tour of the Ningaloo Reef on board their glass bottom boat. Learn about the tropical and temperate fish and corals you see under the glass. Choose between a 1,2 or 3 hour journey. The 1 hour is glass viewing only. The 2 hour journey includes viewing through the glass and a snorkel site. The 3 hour includes viewing through the glass, snorkelling and a visit to the turtle sanctuary, where you can view turtles feeding and coming up for air in the shallows. Your skipper can even try to get the turtles under the glass for you! Snorkel tours include equipment.
Whaleshark swim (seasonal March-July) with Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours – $350
Get set for an unforgettable day, as you head out to swim next to the biggest fish in the sea, the whale shark! This is truly a once in a lifetime experience and one that you will never forget! Start the day with a reef snorkel, where you can explore the coral gardens and view beautiful fish. You may even spot a sea turtle or reef shark! Then experience the awe of swimming along-side the whale shark, which are typically 5-10m in length here! All equipment is provided, including a wetsuit if required. Morning and afternoon tea and a delicious lunch also included.
Whaleshark/Humpback Whale swim (seasonal Aug – Sept) with Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours – from $295
Join King’s Ningaloo Reef tours for an unforgettable day out on the water. Start the day with a reef snorkel, where you can enjoy the beautiful coral gardens and fish. You may even spot some turtles or reef sharks! Then they’ll head out in search of humpback whales and whale sharks with the help of a spotter plane. The humpback whale swim is dependent on the willingness of the whales to be part of the tour. In the event the whales are uncooperative, the plane will search for another group. Should a whale shark be spotted on the day also, guests can upgrade their ticket to include a whale shark swim for an additional $110. All equipment is included as well as a wetsuit if required. Moring and afternoon tea and a buffet style lunch supplied also.
Scuba Dive the Navy Pier with Dive Ningaloo – from $190
The Navy Pier Exmouth has been voted one of the top 10 dive sites in Australia and one of the top shore dives in the world. The dive is to a maximum depth of 15m and strong currents mean that dives can only be completed during slack tide. Therefore, dive times will vary day to day. Search for nudibranchs, scorpion fish, octopus and eels. Huge groupers, sea snakes, grey nurse sharks, reef sharks and wobbegongs are commonly seen here also, as well as a beautiful array of fish and corals. There is a $50 Navy Entrance payable in cash only on the day (included in above pricing). All equipment supplied.
Scuba Dive the Ningaloo Reef with Exmouth Dive Centre – from $210
Explore the underwater world during 2 reef dives with Exmouth Dive Centre. There are numerous dive sites to choose from and these will be selected on the day based on conditions. Tours typically run from 7.30am until 4.30pm. See amazing coral formations, beautiful fish, reef sharks, turtles, nudibranchs, eels and more during your 2 dives. All equipment is provided.
*Please note these tours are not operated by us and can have different terms and conditions. We recommend you visit their websites for all the details and terms and conditions. Weather can impact on these tours, which is outside of our control. Tours may be cancelled, in which case a full refund will be issued by the operator. As we are dealing with wildlife, they are always expected but never guaranteed.