West Coast & Ningaloo Reef Adventure
Your holiday package includes:
- Economy class flight to Perth, returning from Exmouth
- Private transfer from Perth airport to hotel
- 3 nights pre tour accommodation in Perth
- Margaret River, Busselton Jetty & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Full Day Tour
- 7 day West Coast & Ningaloo Reef Adventure, Perth to Exmouth
- Includes breakfast daily and transport by private vehicle and boat
- 2 nights in a Motel, 2 in a resort, 1 in a cabin and 1 in a lodge
- 2 nights post tour accommodation in Exmouth
- Deluxe Whaleshark Swim
Included West Coast & Ningaloo Reef Adventure activities
- Geraldton - Orientation Walk with Leader
- West Coast – Cervantes
- West Coast - Lancelin Sand Dunes Visit
- Nambung National Park - Pinnacles Desert
- West Coast - Hutt Lagoon (Pink Lake)
- Kalbarri National Park - Z Bend, Natures Window & Kalbarri Skywalk
- Northampton - Ku'arlu Mangga Indigenous Art Gallery Visit
- Kalbarri - Rock Lobster Pot Pull Boat Trip
- Shark Bay - Eagle Bluff Lookout & Denham
- Shark Bay - Shell Beach
- Shark Bay - Hamelin Pool Stromatolites
- Monkey Mia - Didgeridoo Dreaming Night Tour with Bush Tucker
- Monkey Mia - Dolphin Spotting with Local Ranger
- Carnarvon - Gwoonwardu Mia (Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre)
- Ningaloo Reef - Glass Bottom Boat Cruise & Snorkelling Experience
- Cape Range National Park - Vlamingh Head Lighthouse
***Rate based on twin share for travel 30 March to 10 April 2023***
***Alternative dates available, a surcharge may apply***
Margaret River, Busselton Jetty & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Full Day Tour
Known as one of Australia’s finest wine regions, the Margaret River region is an area blessed with natural beauty. Providing a diverse range of activities, this tour allows you to experience this high-profile Western Australian area in one day. We travel through farmland with grazing cattle and pass by coastal towns to Busselton, known as the gateway to the Margaret River Region. We stop for morning tea (own expense) at the iconic Busselton Jetty, the longest timber jetty in the southern hemisphere. Driving into the heart of the region we head to one of Margaret River’s oldest breweries for a gourmet platter lunch of local produce, with complimentary beer and cider tastings. Following lunch we sample some local wines, whilst gaining some industry insight on wine production. Next it’s on to Mammoth Cave for a guided tour through this gothic cave with vast chambers that reveal fascinating information on the region’s flora and fauna. Continuing south, through the Boranup Forest of enormous Karri Trees, we reach the most fascinating part of the region at Augusta. Here at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, marvel at the dividing point between the Southern and Indian oceans, a rare phenomenon to view the meetings of the two Oceans. Then we head north up to the township of Margaret River for a brief stop to stroll the main street. After a fantastic day giving you a full taste of this wonderful region, it’s back to Perth arriving at approximately 8:30pm.
West Coast & Ningaloo Reef Adventure
Day 1: Perth > Pinnacles > Geraldton
Meet your group early this morning for a welcome meeting in Perth, then enjoy the scenery on the drive to Geraldton. Along the way, you’ll stop at the largest dunes in Western Australia and The Pinnacles at Nambung National Park where natural limestone pillars tower above the sand to create an otherworldly landscape. From here, continue along the scenic Indian Ocean Drive via Cervantes and the Leaning Trees of Greenough and arrive in Geraldton in the afternoon. Join your leader for a walk around town to learn about the region’s maritime history, see St Francis Xavier Cathedral, and perhaps spot some seals as you stroll along the waterfront at sunset. Tonight is yours to enjoy at your leisure.
Day 2: Northampton > Kalbarri National Park
After a leisurely breakfast, head to our first destination of the day, historical Northampton. Join your leader for a walk around Northampton, one of the oldest towns in Western Australia, and admire dozens of historically significant buildings dating back to the 1800s. You’ll also visit a First Nations art gallery to see some beautiful pieces being made, and if you are lucky have the chance to meet the artists. After you leave Northampton, you’ll visit the Pink Lake at Hutt Lagoon and spend time at Kalbarri National Park where you can appreciate the park’s diverse scenery including Nature’s Window, Z-Bend Gorge and the amazing Kalbarri Skywalk. You’ll spend tonight at the well-located Kalbarri Edge Resort.
Day 3: Kalbarri National Park
After breakfast, jump on a boat at the Kalbarri Marina and set sail for the open ocean where you’ll learn about the local rock lobster industry and help pull up some lobster pots and re-bait them, ready to catch more delicious rock lobster before you return to the marina. The rest of the day in Kalbarri is yours to enjoy your way. Opt for a relaxing day at the beach or sign up for one of the many optional activities that are available in Kalbarri such as scenic flights, quad bike tours, canoe hire, or abseiling the Z-Bend at the national park.
Day 4: Shark Bay > Monkey Mia
After breakfast, you’ll spend the morning driving to Monkey Mia. Along the way visit the Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve and see marine stromatolites, or ‘living fossils’, which are widely regarded as the best of their kind in the world. You'll also enjoy a stop at beautiful Shell Beach, one of only two beaches in the world composed entirely of shells. Continue towards Denham and Shark Bay where you can stroll along the Eagle Bluff boardwalk and enjoy the view from the lookout. This afternoon is yours to relax on the pristine shores of Monkey Mia until later on when you'll join an evening First Nations experience where you will learn about Gutharraguda (Shark Bay) from the Nhanda and Malgana people. Try your hand at playing the didgeridoo or traditional conch shell and taste some bush tucker prepared by your hosts over the open fire. Tonight you’ll stay at a beachfront resort overlooking Shark Bay.
Day 5: Shark Bay > Monkey Mia > Canarvon
After breakfast, watch Parks and Wildlife rangers feed the resident bottlenose dolphins at Monkey Mia and learn about these animals and other local marine life. You’ll also have the opportunity to check out some of the delicious produce along the Gascoyne Food Trail and snap a photo at the Carnarvon Space and Technology Centre which was created to support NASA's Gemini, Apollo and Skylab programs. Stop at the Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre and learn about the region’s culture and country from its First Nations custodians on the way to Carnarvon where you’ll spend the night.
Day 6: Coral Bay > Ningaloo Reef > Exmouth
Today is an early start. After a stop to photograph the Carnarvon Cactus Farm, one of the town’s quirkiest sights, you’ll drive to picturesque Coral Bay, home to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef. Join your group for a glass-bottom boat tour where you can see up to 250 species of coral and more than 500 species of colourful fish. Take to the waters with a snorkel. Further along the coast take a stroll to Vlamingh Head Lighthouse. This evening, take a walk around Exmouth, relax at your hotel or perhaps join your group for a casual farewell dinner at one of the restaurants in town.
Day 7: Exmouth
Today your trip comes to an end after breakfast.
Deluxe Whaleshark Swim
Join us on an adventure of a lifetime snorkelling with these gentle Whaleshark giants in the nutrient rich waters of the Ningaloo Reef between March and early August. Our highly experienced, professional and fun crew will ensure your interactions with the biggest fish in the sea are relaxed, safe, and most importantly, unforgettable!! Enjoy morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and refreshments throughout the day and a glass of wine or beer to conclude your day. Take home a free video of your Whaleshark swim captured by a professional photographer.
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 21 July 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. Hotel location and inclusions may vary depending on availability and alternative dates of travel. 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.