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. We then drive up the beautiful Sunset Tourist Drive picking up from Scarborough Beach and Hillary's on the way. Our first stop is Lancelin for some sandboarding.
Then it's off to Nambung National Park to see the Pinnacles before reaching our overnight accommodation, where you have some free time to explore the area. (Dorms)
TUESDAY - DAY 2 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
The Kalbarri coast will take your breath away with its beauty; take in the unusual pink colouring of Hutt Lagoon, and try to spot migrating whales from the cliff tops in season, 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, in season we can enjoy a swim in a secluded pool, then on to Nature's Window. We make a stop at the new Skywalk, breathtaking twin platforms providing spectacular views over the gorge and surrounding bushland. After lunch we enter the Midwest Outback, land of few people and huge sheep stations. We drop into the strange Hamelin Pool stromatolites, some of the oldest organisms on Earth and believed to be among the first producers of oxygen, before entering the World Heritage area of Shark Bay and the unique Shell Beach. Tonight we stay at the Monkey Mia Resort 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 Bottlenose Dolphins, enjoy a real close encounter and some free time. Continuing north, we head to Eagle Bluff. From our cliff top spot we may see below us lots of wildlife including sharks. Travelling ever northwards you can see why the locals call this area Big Sky Country, also home to the second longest straight road in Australia. 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 arriving 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).
Late this afternoon we make our way up onto the Northwest Cape and into Exmouth. Overnight Potshot Resort (Dorms). We have use of all Resort facilities which include 2 swimming pools, bars and restaurants.
SATURDAY - DAY 6 (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today is yours to do as you want. There are day cruises with the whale sharks (in season, booking early is advised, 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. The 6-day one-way tour finishes this afternoon. Those returning with us have overnight accommodation, Potshot Resort (Dorms)
SUNDAY - DAY 7 (Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner)
It's time to head back to Perth, we travel south down the highway stopping to take a look at the extraordinary termite mounds which dot the landscape. We visit the beautiful scenery of the Carnarvon Foreshore and the historic town of Northampton provides many monuments, including The Old Convent, our accommodation for the night (Dorms).
MONDAY - DAY 8 (Breakfast)
Travelling further back down the highway we get a superb photo opportunity of the Leaning Trees of Greenough. We arrive in Perth at approximately 2pm on Monday.
Touring with local/guide, meals as indicated, accommodation as specified, National Park entry fees. Optional activities are not included.
7:30 AM Mon
Leave Monday mornings From Perth. Pick up Tourist Bus Stand 7.30am, Scarborough Beach and Hillarys Boat Harbour. 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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