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7 Day Perth to Exmouth Explorer & Ningaloo Reef Return

Perth

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Highlights

  • Wonder at the limestone outcrops of The Pinnacles
  • Explore the stunning gorges of Kalbarri National Park
  • Hike to Nature’s Window and the Z Bend in Murchison Gorge
  • Experience a wild dolphin encounter in Monkey Mia
  • Wander along Shell Beach made entirely of tiny white cockle shells
  • Snorkel the Ningaloo Reef and discover the underwater world of Coral Bay
  • Opportunity to swim with Manta Rays, Whalesharks or dive The Navy Pier
  • Relax & unwind in the clear waters of Turquoise Bay
  • Guided tour of Cape Range National Park with spectacular lighthouse views
  • Stay overnight at a unique and traditional Australian Farmstead before returning to Perth

 

Includes

  • 6 Nights dorm accommodation - with shared bathroom (Kalbarri Monkey Mia Coral Bay Exmouth Geraldton)
  • Includes 6 x Breakfast, 5 x Lunch, 5 x Dinner
  • Admission to all National Parks
  • Dolphin experience fees
  • Guided walks (~8km total)
  • Australian wildlife sightings, in the wild!
  • Hosted by an experienced driver-guide
  • Comprehensive local tour commentary
  • Air-conditioned mini-coach travel
  • Selected Perth pick-up/drop-offs points

Itinerary

Day 1: Perth to Kalbarri National Park

Kick off your adventure with a guided tour through the Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park, before enjoying lunch by the sea at Jurien Bay and journey up Indian Ocean Drive for some stunning coastal views. Stopping off at the must-see attraction just outside of Geraldton, known as the Pink Lake located off the coral coast highway (conditions permitting). Then it’s on to the seaside town of Kalbarri for our overnight accommodation. Meals: Lunch & Dinner. Accom: Kalbarri YHA Backpackers Shared Dormitory (with shared bathroom) or similar alternative. Driving Distance: 575km. Hike Distance: 2km.

Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 2: Kalbarri to Monkey Mia

Rise early for a magical start to the day, with a photo opportunity at sunrise at either Nature’s Window or the Kalbarri Skywalk. Visit the marvels of The Murchison Gorge and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park where water has carved its way through sandstone. Witness bright pops of color here during wildflower season (spring). We then travel on to the famous Billabong Roadhouse for refreshments and lunch (at guests' own expense), this iconic landmark has been serving WA visitors since 1962. Great healthy meal options to choose from are plenty of gluten-free alternatives. From here, we visit the remarkable living fossils known as The Stromatolites located within the World Heritage Listed Shark Bay. Then it’s on to Monkey Mia for our accommodation by the beach. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner. Accom: RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort Backpackers Shared Dormitory (with shared bathroom) or similar alternative. Options: Kalbarri Abseiling Z-Bend (suspended until late 2022). Driving Distance: 450km. Hike Distance: 3km.

Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 3: Monkey Mia to Coral Bay

This morning meet the famous Monkey Mia Dolphins and get some amazing photos. Enjoy chill-out time on the beach here or enjoy a coffee at the restaurant before we get back on the road in the morning. Check out the spectacular cliff views overlooking Denham at Eagle Bluff. Take a stroll along a beach made entirely of tiny shells followed by lunch. Before heading off to settling into our accommodation in Coral Bay, located right on the famous Ningaloo Reef. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Accom: Ningaloo Coral Bay Backpackers Shared Dormitory (with shared bathroom) or similar alternative. Driving Distance: 580km. Hike Distance: 2km.

Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4: Coral Bay to Exmouth

You’ll have most of the day to explore the Ningaloo Reef, Australia’s largest Fringe reef, at your own leisure. 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 only metres from shore. This evening we take the short drive up the peninsula to Exmouth and check into our accommodation for two nights in the town centre. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Accom: Potshot Hotel Resort Backpackers Shared Dormitory (with shared bathroom) or similar alternative. Options: Swim with Manta Rays, Snorkel Ningaloo Reef, Glass Bottom Boat Tours. Driving Distance: 155km.

Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5: Exmouth

Today we explore Cape Range National Park, a spectacular place 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, before finishing the tour in the early afternoon in time for lunch. Free time in the afternoon to explore the township of Exmouth only a 500 meter walk from our accommodation or sit back and enjoy the pool at our accommodation. Or choose to join a whaleshark or humpback swim tour and spend the day meeting some of the Ningaloo Reef’s most famous visitors (at guests' own expense and seasonal). Visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse at sunset. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Accom: Potshot Hotel Resort Backpackers Shared Dormitory (with shared bathroom) or similar alternative. Options: Whaleshark or Humpback Swim (pre-booking required). Driving Distance: 135km. Hike Distance: 1km.

Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 6: Exmouth to Geraldton

Visit the town of Carnarvon and one of the local banana or mango plantations (seasonal). Enjoy lunch on the waterfront of Carnarvon, before stopping off for a photo opportunity overlooking the Murchison River. Refreshments stop along the way at Billabong for coffee & ice-creams. Before arriving at our final overnight destination in Geraldton. The group will enjoy their final dinner together at The Murchison Tavern after a long day of driving, discounted meals are available at guests' own expense. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. Accom: Geraldton Backpackers on the Foreshore Shared Dormitory (with shared bathroom) or similar alternative. Driving Distance: 785km.

Meals :Breakfast

 

Day 7: Geraldton - Perth

Enjoy the HMAS Sydney Memorial with stunning views of Geraldton. Take a walk along the 3 bay walk at Green Head before wandering amongst the sand dunes of Lancelin. If you’re feeling adventurous, try out sandboarding for a bit of fun! Return to Perth late afternoon. Kick back and relax on the bus for the last stretch, take in the last views of the scenic countryside before making our way back towards Perth, with drop off starting around 5:00pm Meals: Breakfast. Driving Distance: 465km.

Meals :None

 


Pickups / Departures

Departs: Fridays

Pick Up: Default Pick up point - Criterion Hotel - 560 Hay St, Perth

Returns: Perth approx 5pm


Extras

What to Bring

2L Refillable water bottle
Wide-brim hat, sunglasses & sunscreen
Bathers or swimwear
Beach towel & toiletries
All-weather clothing (extreme conditions day/night)
Comfortable walking shoes, closed shoes
Overnight bag & small day pack
15kg overnight bag & small day pack
Flashlight, headlamp or torch
Insect repellent & camera
Money for snack and meals
Optional snorkelling gear and camera

Extra Costs

Any meals not indicated 
Additional tours or hire equipment 
Travel insurance highly recommended


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7 Day Perth To Exmouth Explorer & Ningaloo Reef Return

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