While the weather might be cooling down here in Perth the beauty of living in Western Australia is that there’s always somewhere warm to escape to. At this time of year most travelers head north towards Exmouth and the Ningaloo Reef where the skies are blue, the weather is warmer and the sun still shines. It’s also whale shark season, from April to July each year the gentle giants of the ocean begin to migrate and appear in large numbers.
Chase the sun and explore Western Australia’s coral coast this winter. On this five day trip from Perth to Exmouth you will explore Western Australia’s picturesque beaches, exotic marine life and national parks. Standing knee-deep on the water’s edge you can feed the dolphins at Monkey Mia or hire a kayak and venture a little further into the Indian ocean. There’s plenty of unique experiences to be enjoyed along Western Australia’s coral coast.
5 Day Perth to Exmouth Tour
Day 1) Perth to Kalbarri
The first stop of the tour is to the impressive Pinnacles Desert in the Nambung National Park. Stop in a the Discovery Centre and enjoy lunch by the sea. After a quick stop in Geraldton it’s on to the Big River Ranch for some true blue Aussie hospitality and an overnight stay.
Day 2) Kalbarri to Shark Bay
Today you visit the Murchison Gorge, Natures Window and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park. You will have the option to try abseiling into the gorge ($30p/p) if the conditions allow, you can then cool off with a swim in the Murchison River before you’re back on the bus traveling north to Shell Beach and Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort for your stay.
Day 3) Shark Bay to Kalbarri
This morning you will meet the famous Monkey Mia dolphins! Then you can join the optional 1 hour wild life sail ($35p/p), hire a kayak and go for a paddle ($15p/p), chill out at the beach or at the resort. Jump back on the bus mid morning and see the the breathtaking rock formations and the Stormatolites before you settle into your accommodation in Coral Bay.
Day 4) Coral Bay
Today is yours to enjoy the many great tours and activities Coral Bay has to offer. Go for a stroll on the beach and check out the shark nursery, swim with the manta rays, go for a scuba dive or snorkel the Ningaloo Reef only metres from the shore (all activities at own expense). This evening you’ll drive to Exmouth and check into your accommodation.
Day 5) Exmouth
Today you spend exploring 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), visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, relax at Milyering Visitor Centre and more before we return to our accommodation late afternoon. Spend your last night with the group this evening and bid farewell to the return passengers early in the morning.