7-Day Perth to Perth Multi-Day Trip via Exmouth Including Monkey Mia and Coral Bay
Enjoy a journey up the west coast from Perth to Exmouth and return and experience amazing coastline, spot the wildlife and enjoy the landscape. Visit the Pinnacles Desert, go hiking in Kalbarri national Park, see the dolphins in Monkey Mia the world heritage area of Shark Bay and spend time in Coral Bay at the Ningaloo Reef where you have the opportunity to swim and snorkel with Whale Sharks (seasonal) or Mantarays. Relax in Exmouth at the stunning Turquoise Bay in Cape Range National Park before the return journey back to Perth that includes Greenough Wildlife Park and Sandboarding in the Lancelin Sand Dunes.
Day 1: Perth to Kalbarri (L,D)
Your first stop today is the impressive Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park. Enjoy a fully guided tour through these amazing limestone formations and drop in at the Discovery Centre before enjoying lunch by the sea. After a quick stop in the town of Geraldton it’s on to Big River Ranch for some true blue Aussie hospitality and an overnight stay.
Day 2: Kalbarri to Shark Bay - Monkey Mia (B,L,D)
Today visit the marvels of The Murchison Gorge, Natures Window and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park. Here you have the option to try abseiling into the gorge! (AU$30). If conditions allow, cool off with a swim in the Murchison River before jumping back on the bus traveling north to Shell Beach and Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort for your accommodation.
Day 3: Shark Bay to Coral Bay (B,L,D)
This morning meet the famous Monkey Mia Dolphins for some amazing photos. Then, join an optional 1 hour wild life sail (AU$35), hire a Kayak and go for a paddle (AU$15) or just chill out on the beach or at the resort. Back on the road mid morning visit the breathing rock formations, the Stromatolites, before settling in to your accommodation in Coral Bay, located right on the famous Ningaloo Reef.
Day 4: Coral Bay (B,D)
Today is yours to enjoy the many great tours and activities Coral Bay has to offer, with special discounts available. 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 on the Ningaloo Reef only meters from shore (all activities at own expense). This evening we take the short drive up the peninsular to Exmouth and check in to your accommodation
Day 5: Exmouth (B,L,D)
Today 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 snorkeling at the stunning Turquoise Bay (snorkel hire AU$10), visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, relax at Milyearing Visitors Centre and more before returning to your accommodation late afternoon.
Day 6 and 7: Exmouth to Kalbarri to Perth (B,L)
This morning bid farewell to your one-way passengers before your return trip to Perth. Visit the town of Carnarvon and one of the local banana or mango plantations (seasonal) before staying overnight at your accommodation in Kalbarri township. The next day visit the Kalbarri coastal cliffs and Pot Alley, a picturesque ocean gorge boasting spectacular ocean scenery. Next is Greenough Wildlife Park where you can feed the Kangaroos and get up close and personal with the snakes. Then finish off the tour in style as you try the unique sport of sand boarding in the amazing Lancelin sand dunes! Finally kick back and relax on the bus for the last stretch to Perth