7 Day Perth to Exmouth & Return

The 7-day Perth to Exmouth Adventure hugs much of the state’s coastline where the outback meets some of the most deserted, yet pristine beaches in the world. Meet the local dolphins at Monkey Mia, enjoy spectacular vistas along Kalbarri National Park’s skywalk, and snorkel your way along the marine paradise that is Turquoise Bay. 

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  • Discover Western Australia’s desert landscapes, national parks and sublime Coral Coast in rugged style on the ultimate small group overland adventure.
  • Visit the Pink Lake, Kalbarri National Park and Shark Bay
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a private vehicle, the expert knowledge of a passionate local guide and the magic of camping under the stars – what’s not to love about the land of Oz?
  • Why not check out the underwater aquarium of Ningaloo Reef by plane, glass-bottom boat or snorkel, and season depending, swim with the gentle giants of the deep – whale sharks!


  • Experienced tour guide
  • Meals as indicated: 6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Travel in all-terrain vehicle
  • Accommodation: Hostel (6 nights)
  • Activities as detailed in itinerary
  • National park entry fees
Day 1 : Perth to Kalbarri
Free-spirited we cruise up the Coral Coast, where ironically it feels like our adventure begins in the desert. Stop at Nambung National Park for a guided tour of The Pinnacles, where ancient limestone spires, jut spookily out of the desert. It’s then on to Geraldton, a township renown for rock lobster, pearls and shipwrecks, if time permits enjoy a visit to the pink lake (seasonal) before spending the night in Kalbarri.

Accommodation: Hostel (1 night) Kalbarri

The total driving time today is about 6.5 hours and approximately 600km. The total walking distance is approximately 2km.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 2 : Kalbarri National Park to Shark Bay
With endless beauty, it’s easy to imagine dinosaurs roaming the ancient interconnecting gorges of Kalbarri National Park. Carved out by the Murchison River and lined with red river gums, the towering cliffs are striped with a blood-red hue and contrast spectacularly with the azure hidden waterholes. Best vantage points are from Natures Window and Z-Bend lookouts or for the ultimate rush there’s the option of abseiling down. Toast the day in Denham, the gateway to Shark Bay

Accommodation: Hostel (1 night) Monkey Mia

The total driving time today is about 5.5 hours and approximately 470km. The total walking distance is approximately 5km.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3 : Monkey Mia to Coral Bay
Be blown away by the mysterious creatures of the big blue at Monkey Mia. With over 4000 square kilometres along the seabed, its literally splendour in the seagrass attracting the likes of turtles, whale sharks, bottlenose dolphins and dugongs. The wonder continues with the 3 billion-year-old Stromatolites, creating a carpet-like sculpture beside the sea at Hamelin Pool. Watch the sun sink and the stars come out at Coral Bay.

Accommodation: Hostel (1 night) Coral Bay

The total driving time today is about 6.5 hours. The total walking distance is approximately 2km.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4 : Coral Bay
The day is yours to explore paradise on earth at Ningaloo Reef. You can float the day away, but do remember to put your head under to see an explosion of colour, thanks to the 250 species of coral and over 500 species of fish. For those braver, choose to do a boat tour (additional cost) and swim beside turtles and manta rays or go for a snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef, only metres from the shore. Blissfully salty and sandy, we spend a night in Exmouth

Hostel (1 night) Exmouth

The total driving time today is about 2 hours and approximately 185km. The total walking distance is approximately 2km.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5 : Exmouth to Cape Range National Park
After breakfast you can choose to swim with the whale sharks (additional cost) who are well known for being the gentle giants of the ocean. Or, spend the day exploring Cape Range National Park, the result of ancient reefs pushing out from under the sea. Known for its contrasting scenery of rugged limestone ranges, deep canyons and beautiful beaches; you’ll spot wildlife such as emus, euros, red kangaroos, bungarras, bustards and a variety of birds. Take multiple dips at Turquoise Bay, before revelling in the last golden rays setting on the horizon at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse.

Accommodation: Hostel (1 night) Exmouth

The total driving time today is about 2 hours and approximately 180km. The total walking distance is approximately 2km.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6 : Exmouth to Northbrook Farm
On the road again we head south, so get comfy and switch off as the colour of the outback speeds by. A pit stop in Carnarvon is a no brainer, thanks to supplying the vast majority of Western Australia with prawns, scallops, crabs, fish, fruit and vegetables. We now travel South through the outback before arriving at our overnight stop at Northbrook Farm near Northampton. For our last night together, we’ll get a taste of real country life, feeding animals, playing farm-hand and listening to local stories under the stars.

Accommodation: • Hostel (1 night) Northbrook Farmstay

The total driving time today is about 8.5 hours and approximately 780km. The total walking distance is approximately 2km.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 7 : Northbrook to Perth
We leave our Farmstay to head to Geraldton, visit the HMAS Sydney memorial lookout and learn about the colourful history of this area, see the St Francis Xavier Cathedral and Point Moore Lighthouse. Slowly meandering back to Perth, we stop to visit Greenough Wildlife and Bird Park. A wildlife sanctuary promoting conservation and animal rescue; get up close to dingos, emus, orphan kangaroo joeys, saltwater crocodiles, handle lizards and even snakes. Before first drop-offs in town around 6.30pm; take your final selfies, swap contacts with fellow travellers and plot your next adventure…otherwise you’ll want to U-turn and experience it all again.

The total driving time today is about 4.5 hours and approximately 490km. The total walking distance is approximately 1km.
Meals :Lunch


Departure location: Tourist Stop Barrack Street Jetty at 7am

Select Saturday departures October to April.

Finishes: Central Perth approx 6.30pm day 7

What to Bring:

Sturdy walking shoes
Hat and sunscreen
Water bottle (at least 2 litres)
Towel and toiletries
Camera/phone and batteries or charger
Bathers and towel for swimming
Power pack for charging without electricity (optional if desired)
Money for meals not included
Money for optional activities

Extra Costs:

There are a number of optional activities on this tour, all of which can be booked by your Guide on the bus.

  • Snorkel with Manta Rays – half day trip
  • Beach Snorkelling (own expense)
  • Whale Watching – 3 hours (seasonal)
  • Glass Bottom Boat Cruises from
  • Snorkel with the Whalesharks (own expense)
  • Snorkel at Turquoise Bay (own expense)


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