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Perth: 7 Day Explorer Return Tour to Exmouth

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Perth: 7 Day Explorer Return Tour to Exmouth

From US$ 941.77 per person

Become an Exmouth Explorer and witness the many wonders of Western Australia’s Coral Coast region. Start your exploration in the Pinnacles desert, deep red gorges and swim with dolphins and sea turtles at the Ningaloo Reef.

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Duration 7 days
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English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the strange Desert Pinnacle Formations
  • Unwind and relax with a swim at Turquoise Bay
  • Explorer the stunning gorges of Kalbarri National Park
  • See beautiful coastal scenery & pristine white beaches
  • Meet Monkey Mia's friendly resident dolphins
Full description
Take a journey on the Exmouth Explorer along the idyllic west coast and experience a totally different side to Australia, a region many are yet to discover.  Start your adventure in the most remote capital city of Perth before heading north into the nature lovers’ paradise, Western Australia.  Begin your journey by visiting the Pinnacles desert, hike down to the banks of the Murchison River and peek through Nature’s Window into an ancient gorge.  For those seeking a unique view over the gorge, there will also be an opportunity to test your abseil skills (own expense). Visit the World Heritage Listed region of Shark Bay which will leave you in awe of the beauty of nature. Here, marvel at a beach made entirely of tiny shells, meet the world’s oldest living fossils, the stromatolites and witness dolphins playing just offshore at Monkey Mia. The region is not only home to around 2000 dolphins but also turtles, dugongs, kangaroos and emus! Be amazed by your visit to the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef, known for its diverse marine life, manta rays and whale shark visitors! Stay overnight in Coral Bay, a town right by the beach which boasts coral so close to shore you can swim out to view it. Alternatively, join a tour in search of whale sharks or manta rays. Whether you choose to join a boat tour or simply relax on the beach, the pristine beaches and turquoise waters here will leave a truly lasting impression.  Follow the road as far north as Exmouth Cape, where rugged mountains flow almost down to the sea. Stand atop Vlamingh Head at the lighthouse for views over the reef and ranges. In spring, you may even spot the migrating humpback whales go by. Complete your tour of the Cape with a visit to the snorkeling haven of Turquoise Bay.  From Exmouth, make your way back down towards Perth and solidify new friendships and reflect on your adventure together. Day 1 - Perth to Kalbarri Kick-off your adventure with a guided tour through the Pinnacles desert, where you can learn about the formations of the rocks. Follow up with a journey up to Indian Ocean Drive for some stunning coastal views. After a quick stop in Geraldton, it’s on to the seaside town of Kalbarri for our overnight accommodation.  Day 2 - Kalbarri National Park to Shark Bay/Denham Visit the marvels of The Murchison Gorge, Nature’s Window and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park where water has carved its way through sandstone. Here you have the option to try abseiling (additional cost). Witness bright pops of colour during wildflower season (spring).  Enjoy a great photo opportunity at Nature’s Window before strolling across a beach made entirely of tiny shells.  Then, it's on to Denham for accommodation by the beach.  Day 3 - Shark Bay to Coral Bay This morning, meet the famous Monkey Mia dolphins and get some amazing photos. Enjoy chill-out time on the beach here or enjoy a coffee at the restaurant before you get back on the road mid-morning. Visit the fascinating rock formations, the Stromatolites, before settling into your accommodation in Coral Bay, located right on the famous Ningaloo Reef. Day 4 - Coral Bay Spend most of the day exploring the Ningaloo Reef at your own leisure. Choose to join a boat tour or enjoy free time to experience the beautiful beaches the coral bay has to offer. Go for a stroll on the beach and check out the shark nursery, swim with the manta rays (additional cost) or go for a snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef, only metres from shore. This evening, take the short drive up the peninsula to Exmouth and check into your accommodation for two nights in the town centre.  Day 5 - Exmouth Explorer Today, explore 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 $10), visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, relax at Milyering Visitors Center and more before you return to our accommodation late afternoon.  Day 6 & 7 - Exmouth to Perth via Kalbarri Visit the town of Carnarvon and one of the local banana or mango plantations (seasonal) and stay overnight at accommodation in Kalbarri township. On the last 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. Then, kick back and relax on the bus for the last stretch to Perth, with drop off starting around 6:30 PM. 
Includes
  • 6 Nights Dorm Accommodation (with shared facilities)
  • Meals as Indicated – 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 6 dinners
  • All National Park Entrance Fees
  • Pinnacles entrance fee
  • Monkey Mia entrance fee
  • Highly Experienced Driver/Guide
  • Informative Tour Commentary
  • Small Group Touring Experience
  • Optional Activities (it is recommended to pre-purchase directly with operator prior to departure, to avoid missing out)
  • Meals not indicated
  • Alcohol
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Camera
  • Water
  • Daypack
  • Personal medication
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Flashlight

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • Please notify us of any special dietary requirements prior to departure
  • This tour and vehicle is not suitable for children or infants; there is a minimum travel age of 18 years old
  • A moderate to advanced level of fitness is required to complete the walks. Walks can be up to 7km in length, often over steep rocky sections in direct sunlight
  • Temperatures during the Western Australian summer can reach over 50 degrees in the shade. Overnight temperatures during winter can be very cold. Please be sure to bring adequate clothing for your visit
  • Pre-booking any optional activities in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment, especially around school and public holidays. Your guide is able to assist you whilst on tour but availability is not guaranteed
  • It is recommended that all guests have travel insurance organised prior to departure
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4/5

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It was a great tour with a nice and careful tour guide. We have seen a lot in the short time. The tour was perfect organized. The only thing I would change would be the first hostel we stayed. The rest of the accommodations where fine or very nice. I really appreciated the group spirit and all the stops at the petrol stations or at a shop on our way we made. They where looking good after us and we had a great time.

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January 17, 2020

It was amazing. Super organized and you could do a lot of things that you probably wouldn't have done otherwise. We even got an additional discount for many extra activities. Our guide was great too. Took care of everything, was there with everything, had a lot of background information and you felt very comfortable with her.

December 28, 2019

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