Ningaloo Reef & Karijini Adventure



per person
Duration: 11 Nights
Destination: Western Australia
Region: Australia
Deal Code: PA868ZX




This adventure is the perfect taste of the best bits of Australia’s nature. Spend time soaking up sun and snorkelling in Turquoise Bay at Ningaloo Reef – keeping an eye out for the famous whale sharks the whole time – before heading inland. You’ll pass classic outback scenes of auburn landscape and limitless horizons before arriving at Karijini National Park, where you’ll have a chance to learn about the ancient culture of the Banyjima, Kurrama and Innawonga people, the traditional owners of the land. Swim in the secluded natural pools and hike through the vibrant gorges as you disconnect from the world and connect with the land around you.

Your holiday package includes:

  • Return economy class flights to Exmouth with a stopover in Perth
  • 3 nights accommodation in Perth including breakfast
  • Private transfers, Perth airport return
  • Rottnest Island Bike & Ferry Tour
  • 1 night pre tour accommodation in Exmouth
  • 8 day Ningaloo Reef & Karijini Adventure by Intrepid, Exmouth return
  • Includes 7 nights accommodation & 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 4 dinners
  • Services of an expert Travel Director & Transport by Private Vehicle

Included Ningaloo Reef & Karijini Adventure Activities:

  • Cape Range National Park - Ningaloo Reef Excursion
  • Cape Range National Park - Ningaloo Reef Drift Snorkelling Adventure
  • Cape Range National Park - Milyering Visitor Centre & Jurabi Turtle Centre
  • Cheela Plains - Sunset Drinks, Dinner & Campfire
  • Cheela Plains - Outback Station Stay
  • Bullara - Morning Tea at Bullara Station
  • Karijini National Park - Kermit's Pool
  • Karijini National Park - Junction Pool
  • Karijini National Park - Joffre Gorge
  • Karijini National Park - Hancock Gorge
  • Karijini National Park - Fern Pool
  • Karijini National Park - Dales Gorge
  • Karijini National Park - Karijini Visitor Centre
  • Karijini National Park - Hamersley Gorge
  • Tom Price - Pub Lunch

***Rate based on twin share for travel 13 to 24 September 2022. Additional dates available, a surcharge mat apply.***

Rottnest Island - Bike and Ferry Tour
Travel to Rottnest Island from Perth City in only 20 minutes. Enjoy a courtesy hotel pick up from Perth, Northbridge and Scarborough hotels. Use pedal power to explore Rottnest Island at your leisure! With no cars allowed on Rottnest Island, cycling is one of the best ways to explore. Set off at your own pace and make your way around to all of the 63 beaches and 20 bays, cycle up to Wadjemup Lighthouse, or race out to rugged West End – the choices are endless! Don’t forget to take a famous Quokka Selfie! The duration will be 7 hours to 9 hours depends on your departure time.

Day 1: Ningaloo Reef / Exmouth
Welcome to Exmouth! Meet your local leader and fellow travellers for a Welcome Meeting at the hotel at 11am, then get to know everyone a little better over lunch. Then it’s time to head out and explore the town and the spectacular surrounding areas with your leader who knows it best. Kick things off with an orientation of the township, then venture into the Cape Range National Park. Here your leader will introduce you to a world of ancient gorges and glittering coastline. Pay a visit to the famously beautiful Turquoise Bay. With pristine white sands and bright blue waters, this is undoubtedly one of the world’s most breathtaking beaches. Don some snorkel gear and after a short lesson and safety briefing you’ll dive in to experience this underwater wonderland bursting with beautiful corals and marine life. Enter the water at the southern end of the beach, where the current will naturally take you down the length of the beach with minimal effort. Your guide will be in the water with you, pointing out amazing marine life and ensuring your comfort and safety during your time here. For those that don’t wish to snorkel, you may just choose to relax on the beach and take in the pristine white sands and bright blue waters. Following your snorkel adventure, it’s time to visit the Milyering Visitor Centre in Cape Range National Park. There’s a wealth of interesting displays to explore here – make sure you look for the fossilised megalodon tooth! Later pay a visit to the Jurabi Turtle Centre, where you can learn about the life cycle of the three species of turtles that nest (October to March) along the Ningaloo Coast. Stop off at several stunning lookout points where you can soak in the scenery and marvel at the iconic Ningaloo reef. After an exciting afternoon, you may like to join your fellow travellers for dinner at a local brewery in the evening and reminisce about the day’s discoveries over a tasty meal and craft beer.
Accommodation: Lodge

Day 2: Ningaloo Reef / Exmouth
This morning after breakfast you have the chance to don your swimmers for a day on the water. With a full free day you'll have the option of two activities – heading out in search of Ningaloo Reef’s famous seasonal Whale Sharks, which will need to be pre-booked, or soaking up the wonders of the reef with another snorkel drift. Head back out into the glistening blue and admire the amazing world under water. This evening is free to enjoy as you wish – your local leader will have plenty of recommendations for the best places to enjoy a fresh seafood dinner, so don’t hesitate to ask them.
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals: Breakfast

Special Information
Please note that swimming with whale sharks is not included on this trip and is an optional activity. It is very important that you pre-book any Whale Shark experiences, as this can sell out far in advance. Please also note that whale sharks visit the region between mid-March and mid-September only, so please make sure you schedule your trip accordingly if you would like to include this experience in your trip.

Day 3: Cheela Plains
Today after breakfast you’ll be saying goodbye to Exmouth and begin the approximately six and a half hour drive inland to Cheela Plains, with a stop at Bullara Station for morning tea and a lunch stop at Ashburton River. Along the way you’ll have plenty of time to appreciate the scenery of the Outback, before arriving at your destination, a remote outback station. Once here, you’ll drive to the top of a gorge for limitless views of the Cheela Plains, where you’ll have the chance to enjoy sunset drinks and dinner around the campfire with the group before settling into your nearby accommodation and watching the southern sky put on a show!
Accommodation: Outback station cabins
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Karijini National Park
This morning after breakfast you’ll make the approximately 1 hour and 40-minute drive to Tom Price, the gateway Karijini National Park. Once here, your local guide will show you the highlights including West Karijini, Hancock Gorge, Kermit’s Pool, Junction Pool and many other special gems in the area before you stop to enjoy lunch at the Weano Recreation area. After lunch you’ll travel to Joffre Gorge and descend from the heat to an oasis of pools for an afternoon of swimming or relaxing in the shade of the ferns. Once you’ve had a chance to recharge your batteries, you’ll head to your safari camp for the evening for dinner.
Accommodation: Permanent tented camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Karijini National Park
Today you have a full-day guided tour of the highlights of Karijini National Park ahead of you. Pack your swimmers as you will start the day with a dip in the spring-fed Fortescue Falls at Dales Gorge before hiking the two-hour round-trip to Circular Pool at the other end of the gorge for another well-earned swim before lunch. After lunch you’ll head to the Karijini Visitors Centre where you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the traditional owners of Karijini – the Banyjima, Kurrama and Innawonga people – and their connection to the land. From here, you’ll return to camp for the evening. Enjoy a cup of tea or a coffee in the afternoon and relax before enjoying another meal cooked by your leader under the southern sky.
Accommodation: Permanent tented camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Karijini National Park / Tom Price / Cheela Plains
After breakfast this morning you’ll leave your safari camp and make your way back to Tom Price to refuel, before heading to Hamersley Gorge, located in a different part of Karijini National Park. Here you can enjoy a relaxed morning of lazing around this amazing rocky environment, including a dip in the Jade Pools. Head back to a pub in Tom Price for lunch, before driving for the afternoon back to our station stay at Cheela Plains. After checking in and having time to freshen up, you’ll join the group for dinner at the accommodation.
Accommodation: Outback station cabins
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Exmouth
This morning after breakfast you’ll check out of your accommodation and begin driving back to Exmouth. After driving for approximately two and a half hours, you’ll stop at Nanutarra Roadhouse for lunch. Upon arriving in Exmouth in the afternoon check in to your accommodation for a chance to unwind. Perhaps catch up with your group again tonight for dinner and a chance to reflect on the incredible adventures you’ve shared in the Pilbara.
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Exmouth
Today your trip comes to an end after breakfast. Say goodbye to your fellow travellers or consider staying longer in Exmouth to further explore Ningaloo Reef and Cape Range National Park.
Meals: Breakfast

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Terms & Conditions

Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 12 May 2022 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and are subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Single travellers will share a twin a room with another traveller of the same gender. If you’d prefer not to share, a single cabin supplement is available at an additional charge. A single passenger cannot be booked or confirmed in a double cabin unless a single supplement is paid.