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Perth to Exmouth 7 Day (Return) Explore Ningaloo Reef

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Luggage restrictions: One bag up to 20kg's is permitted in the trailer and a small handbag can be brought on the bus.
Vehicle: Rosa/Coaster – Small Group
Max Passengers: 20-24

Included in price:
● 6 x Breakfast, 6 x lunch, 6 x dinner ● 6 nights dorm share accommodation - with shared bathroom facilities ● National Park entry fees ● Guided walks (~9km total) ● Australian wildlife sightings, in the wild! ● Experienced driver guide ● Air-conditioned small group travel ● Comprehensive tour commentary ● Select inner city pick up and drop off points
Able to be purchased/hired:
Optional Activities: Kalbarri Abseiling – for 2 descents Swim with Manta Rays on the Ningaloo Reef with Coral Bay Ecotours Glass Bottom Boat on the Ningaloo Reef with Coral Bay Ecotours Whaleshark swim (seasonal March-July) with Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours Whaleshark/Humpback Whale swim (seasonal Aug – Sept) with Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours Scuba Dive the Navy Pier with Dive Ningaloo Scuba Dive the Ningaloo Reef with Exmouth Dive Centre *Please note these options 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 optional add-ons, which is outside of our control. Options 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.
What to bring:
● Water bottle - 1.5L ● Hat & sunglasses ● Sunscreen & insect repellent ● Swimmers, towel & toiletries ● Comfortable hiking shoes ● Camera & flashlight ● All-weather clothing ● Money for snack and meals ● 15kg overnight bag & small day pack ● A sense of adventure!
Fitness level required:
Child policies:
Due to the nature of the activities and accommodation options this tour is only suitable for those over 18 years.
Departure points:
Perth, Western Australia
Fremantle, Western Australia
Departure time:
7:00 AM Tue, Fri
Pickup/departure instructions:

Default departure point is the Criterion Hotel (560 Hay Street) at 7.25am.

A list of our only other available pick up locations and tentative times for this tour can be found here. Please notify us of your preferred pickup location and we will confirm your pickup time.

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.
For tours returning to Perth regulations state that we can only drop you off at your original pickup point or at the Criterion Hotel.

Duration: 7 Days / 6 nights Operates: Friday Departs: Perth 7:25am
Approximate Return Time:
5pm - Perth
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Tour Details

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Perth, Shark Bay, Fremantle, Exmouth, Monkey Mia, Pinnacles Desert, Kalbarri, Coral Bay, Denham, Geraldton, Cervantes and Ningaloo Reef
Departs From
Perth and Fremantle

Tour Description

Discover why Western Australia is a nature lovers’ paradise. Become an Exmouth Explorer and experience

the many wonders of the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef. As you journey through the idyllic West Coast

you will experience a totally different side to Australia, a region many are yet to discover!

Start your adventure in the most remote capital city of Perth before heading north into the nature

lovers’ paradise that is Western Australia. Hike down to the banks of the Murchison River and peek

through Nature’s Window into an ancient gorge. For those seeking a unique view over the gorge

there’ll also be an opportunity to test your abseil skills (own expense). A visit to the World Heritage

Listed region of Shark Bay will leave you in awe of the beauty of nature. Here you can marvel at

a beach made entirely of tiny shells, meet the world’s oldest living fossils, the stromatolites, and

witness dolphins playing just off shore at Monkey Mia.

The region is not only home to around 2000 dolphins but also turtles, dugongs, kangaroos and

emus! Be amazed by your visit to the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef, known for its diverse

marine life, manta rays and whale shark visitors! Stay overnight in Coral Bay, a town right by the

beach which boasts coral so close to shore you can swim out to view it. Or join a tour in search

of whale sharks or manta rays. Whether you choose to join a boat tour or simply relax on the beach, the pristine beaches and turquoise waters here will leave a truly lasting impression.

We follow the road as far north as Exmouth Cape, a place where rugged mountains flow almost

down to the sea. Stand atop Vlamingh Head at the lighthouse for views over the reef and

ranges. In spring, you may even spot the migrating humpback whales go by. Complete your tour

of the Cape with a visit to the snorkelling haven of Turquoise Bay. From Exmouth we make our way

back down towards Perth stopping for many comfort breaks and a farm stay. Take this last opportunity for

you to solidify new friendships and reflect on your adventure together.

Day 1: Perth - Kalbarri

Kick off your adventure with a guided tour through the Pinnacles Desert before enjoying lunch by the sea

then journey up Indian Ocean Drive for some stunning coastal views. After a quick stop in Geraldton and if

time permits a visit to pink lake (seasonal, not guaranteed) then it’s on to the seaside town of Kalbarri for our

overnight accommodation.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Accom: Kalbarri YHA Backpackers or similar

Driving Distance: 575km

Hike Distance: 2km

Day 2: Kalbarri - Monkey Mia

Visit the marvels of The Murchison Gorge, Nature’s Window and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park where

water has carved its way through sandstone. Here you have the option to try abseiling (additional cost).

Witness bright pops of colour here during wildflower season (spring). Enjoy a great photo opportunity at

Nature’s Window before strolling a beach made entirely of tiny shells. Then it’s on to Denham for our

accommodation by the beach.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accom: RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort Backpackers or similar

Driving Distance: 450km

Hike Distance: 4km

Day 3: Monkey Mia - 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 mid-morning. We'll visit

the fascinating rock formations, the Stromatolites, before settling into our accommodation in Coral Bay,

located right on the famous Ningaloo Reef.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accom: Ningaloo Coral Bay Backpackers or similar

Driving Distance: 580km

Hike Distance: 2km

Day 4: Coral Bay - Exmouth

You’ll have most of the day to explore the Ningaloo 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 or similar

Driving Distance: 155km

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 (snorkel hire $10 and a bond required), visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, relax

at Milyering Visitors Center and more before finishing the tour in the late afternoon. Or choose to join a

whale shark or humpback whale snorkel tour and spend the day meeting some of the Ningaloo Reef’s most

famous visitors (own expense and seasonal). There’s also the Navy Pier dive option for those that are

certified and have dived in the last 6 months (own expense).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accom: Potshot Hotel Resort Backpackers or similar

Driving Distance: 135km

Hike Distance: 1km

Day 6: Exmouth - Northampton

Visit the town of Carnarvon and one of the local banana or mango plantations (seasonal) and stay

overnight at our accommodation on an Australian wheat farm.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accom: Northbrook Farmstay or similar

Driving Distance: 785km

Day 7: Northampton - Perth

Take in the last views of the scenic countryside before making our way back towards Perth. We’ll stop along

the way to walk among the incredible Lancelin dunes. Then kick back and relax on the bus for the last

stretch to Perth, with drop off starting around 5:00pm

Meals: Breakfast

Driving Distance: 465km

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