Tour ID: 10020031
Travel through national parks, swim in the Indian Ocean, mingle with Australian wildlife, sit under a night sky with more stars than you ever imagined, nature’s own light show over the Pinnacles, hear yarns on a sheep station, visit Monkey Mia & Ningaloo Reef, the list goes on. Travel for 8 days from Perth to Exmouth and return, seeing the wonderful natural attractions that the Western Australia coast has to offer.
• National Parks
• Beautiful Kalbarri Coast
• Monkey Mia
• Sleep in shearers quarters
• Ningaloo Reef
MONDAY - DAY 1 (Lunch, Dinner)
Pickups start at 7.30am at the YHA on Wellington Street. Our first stop is at Yanchep National Park for a close encounter with some koalas. Depending on the weather we will either visit the Caves at Yanchep Park, or have a go at sandboarding in Lancelin. Next stop Cervantes, with time for the beach before we go to Nambung National Park to see the world famous Pinnacles at Sunset, one of the best times to see them. Overnight in Cervantes (Dorms).
TUESDAY - DAY 2 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today we visit Greenough Wildlife Park, and the unique horizontal trees before arriving at the Hutt River Province, a small breakaway country and the second largest on this continent. Meet Prince Leonard and hear about his passion for his own country. Don't forget to bring your passport! The Kalbarri Coast will take your breath away with its beauty, then enjoy a little free time in Kalbarri before a mouth-watering Aussie BBQ, overnight in Kalbarri (Dorms).
WEDNESDAY - DAY 3 (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
We travel deep into Kalbarri National Park to the awesome Z-Bend gorge for some optional abseiling and a hike down into this 400 million year old landscape,then on to see Nature’s Window. We drop into the strange Hamelin Pool stromatolites, before entering the World Heritage area of Shark Bay and the unique Shell Beach. Tonight we stay at the most western town in Australia overlooking the beautiful Shark Bay (Dorms)
THURSDAY - DAY 4 (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
We arrive at Monkey Mia in time to meet the world famous Bottle Nose Dolphins, enjoy a real close encounter and some free time.Tonight we have exclusive use of an Outback Sheep Station shearers quarters; really rustic and great fun - take a ride in the back of a ute to a private beach for sunset, toast marshmallows on the camp fire, sit and soak up the ambience of the Outback, test your astronomy skills at our million-star accommodation, and if you like, you can take your bed outside and fall asleep to the sight of the milky-way and the sounds of the Outback. Sheep Station shearers quarters,twin share (no upgrade available).
FRIDAY - DAY 5 (Breakfast,Dinner)
We stop on the Tropic of Capricorn before we arrive at Coral Bay. Here the beautiful Ningaloo Reef is just meters from the white sandy beach. Today is full of optional activities; you can sit on the beach and swim, hire snorkel and fins to explore the reef yourself, take a glass bottom boat for a guided tour of what the reef has to offer, or join the Eco day tour to swim with the Coral Bay manta rays (includes lunch). Overnight Potshot Resort (Dorms).
SATURDAY - DAY 6 (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today is yours to do as you want. There are day cruises with the whalesharks (in season, optional), dive charters to the outer reef (optional), or you can come on our FREE explorer tour out to Cape Range and Turquoise Bay. Hire snorkelling equipment (optional) and splash straight into the amazing underwater garden of the Ningaloo Reef either in the Bay or on the Drift. Hopefully we’ll spot turtles, octopus and reef sharks as well as a myriad of multi-coloured fish and, of course, the beautiful coral formations that make up the reef. We take a drive up to Vlamingh Head lighthouse for spectacular views over the tip of the peninsular before heading back to town and our overnight accommodation, Potshot Resort (Dorms).
SUNDAY - DAY 7 (Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner)
Travelling south towards our overnight stop at the Old Convent at Northampton where spooky things can happen. We will stop along the way regularly for anything we may see of interest, also fuel, lunch, toilets etc. Overnight in Northampton (Dorms).
MONDAY - DAY 8 (Breakfast)
It's time to head back to Perth. We should have you back in the city at around lunchtime.
Touring with local/guide, meals as indicated, accommodation as specified, National Park entry fees.
7:30 AM Mon
Leave every Monday morning From Perth. Pick up Perth City YHA 7.30am, Scarborough Beach 8.30am and Hillarys Boat Harbour at 9.00am. Allow 15-20 min for traffic delays
Small bag, hat, sunscreen, walking shoes, swim suit, warm clothes, camera, torch, towel and toiletries
No children under 15 unless discussed directly with Red Earth Safaris.
We are unable to guarantee that you will see dolphins at Monkey Mia. The dolphins are wild animals, and at times are not in the local area.
Shark Bay, Exmouth, Monkey Mia, Pinnacles Desert, Kalbarri and Coral Bay
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