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From Fremantle: Rottnest Ferry & Bike Hire Package

1. From Fremantle: Rottnest Ferry & Bike Hire Package

Explore the island of Rottnest by bike. Take a ferry from Fremantle and experience the beaches and bays of this car-free environment on two wheels. Catch the ferry to Rottnest Island and collect your pre-booked bike hire to start your journey. Discover Rottnest Island by bicycle and experience over 63 beaches and 20 bays as you explore this unique Class A Reserve renowned for its high conservation and community values. Cycling is an environmentally friendly and fun recreational activity for all ages. As Rottnest Island has essentially no cars, cycling is one of the best ways to get around the island. With a free bike fitting and breakdown service available, this is the perfect way to experience Rottnest. Easily return your bike and catch your return ferry when you are done.

Broome: 45-Minute Pre-Sunset Cable Beach Camel Ride

2. Broome: 45-Minute Pre-Sunset Cable Beach Camel Ride

On this tour you can admire the views of the ocean as you enjoy a 45-minute camel ride along Cable Beach in Broome. At the starting point, you can check-in with the friendly staff and leave your belongings in the locked vehicle. You will then be introduced to the gorgeous camels, where the staff will allow you to give them a pat and will even take a photo for you on your camera. Once everyone has arrived, you will join together with the group for the safety induction with Alison Bird, Broome's most experienced and longest-serving camel operator. Listen as she tells you about her experience with camels through the West Australian outback, and watch as she carefully shows you how to mount and dismount your camel. You will then have a camel chosen specifically for you to ride. You will be personally assisted on top of your camel by the friendly and well-trained staff. When everyone is on board, it is time for the camel train to make its way down close to the water. Walk along the beach atop your camel and enjoy the fantastic views of the Indian Ocean. The staff will tell you the story of your camel, and you can take the opportunity to ask questions about your personal camel, about camels in general, or about Broome. You can also hand over your camera to the staff for them to take some photographs for you as you enjoy your walk along the beach. Towards the end of the ride, you will be reminded how to safely dismount from your camel. After the ride is over and you are back on the ground, you can say goodbye to your camel and head over to the check-in area to view and/or purchase the professional photos taken during your tour as well as the quality merchandise on offer.

Augusta: Jewel Cave Fully-Guided Tour

3. Augusta: Jewel Cave Fully-Guided Tour

Jewel Cave is the largest show cave in Western Australia, composed of three massive chambers. Visitors are immediately in awe of the sheer enormity of the first chamber, which is also home to one of the longest straw stalactites found in any tourist cave in Australia. Towering crystal formations, growing for many thousands of years, reach up towards delicate and intricate decorations suspended like vines across the ceiling. Hear stories of the "Tasmanian tiger" fossils found in the cave — these animals perished in the darkness after falling into the cave thousands of years ago. After exiting the cave, you'll have the option to take a self-guided walk through the towering karri forest above, during which you'll pass by the natural entrance to the cave, a small vertical shaft in the forest floor.

From Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry & Admission Ticket

4. From Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry & Admission Ticket

Visit Rottnest Island with same-day or extended return ferry tickets departing from Fremantle. Choose from multiple departure times to suit your schedule and maximize your time on the island. Board the ‘Quokka 1’ ferry, the newest and most environment-friendly vessel servicing Rottnest Island. Enjoy the 35-minute fast-ferry crossing in air-conditioned comfort with free WiFi. Kick start your island adventure with a beverage, light snack, and tea or coffee from the fully-stocked bar onboard (food and drinks not included in the ferry price). On arrival at the island, spend your day exploring. Enjoy a wide range of activities including bike riding, snorkeling and guided tours on the island (at your own expense). Purchase food from eateries or general stores or bring along your own packed lunch to savor in the tranquil setting.

Coral Bay: Ningaloo Reef 3-Hour Turtle Ecotour

5. Coral Bay: Ningaloo Reef 3-Hour Turtle Ecotour

Enjoy a 3-hour Turtle Tour on a glass-bottomed boat - the best way to view turtles feeding in their natural surroundings. Learn about the most commonly found sea turtle species on the Ningaloo Reef which is the Green Sea Turtle. The experienced crew will share their in-depth knowledge of this amazing turtle species and their behavior.  Take the opportunity to view the amazing coral, feed the fish, and snorkel at 2 specially selected sites. Snorkeling equipment, hot drinks, and snacks will be provided.

From Perth: The Pinnacles Desert Sunset and Star-Gazing Tour

6. From Perth: The Pinnacles Desert Sunset and Star-Gazing Tour

Discover the magic of the Pinnacles Desert on a guided tour. Head west to the Turquoise Coast and keep an eye out for native wildlife. Stop in Lancelin for a walk along the beach. Experience the thrill of sandboarding down giant sand dunes. Board the bus and visit Ngilgen Lookout to see seasonal wildflowers and admire views over the Indian Ocean. Go for a guided walk on the beach at Hangover Bay to see native plants that were used by the Aborigines for food and medicine when they lived off the land. Enjoy dinner at the Observation Deck in the Pinnacles Desert, accompanied by a glass of Margaret River wine. See the sunset over the Indian Ocean and later marvel at the stars with the help of Astro binoculars and a telescope.  See the Rings of Saturn through the telescope and photograph the moon by attaching your smartphone to the telescope.

From Margaret River: Margaret River Wine Adventure

7. From Margaret River: Margaret River Wine Adventure

Start your full-day adventure with pickup from your hotel in Margaret River. You’ll then be driven to the wine-producing region to visit 3 award-winning boutique wineries. These wineries produce high-quality wines on a small scale, and you will often have the opportunity to meet the owners.  Embrace your inner-winemaker and get hands-on in an exclusive Wine Blending experience where you'll learn all about this vital stage of the wine-making process, before creating your own unique concoction of wine to enjoy with your lunch! Be treated to a delicious lunch at one of the region's highly-rated restaurants. Enjoy fabulous food, a beverage to wash it down with, and stunning views. You'll also swing into a local chocolate producer in the area, to tantalize your tastebuds with delicious tastings of the goodness they deliver. To round things off at the end of the day, you'll then visit a local micro-brewery, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of delicious beers (own cost) and relax with your new crew of friends, and reminisce on an awesome day exploring the renowned Margaret River wine region! At the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped back to your accommodation in Margaret River with great memories and hopefully some delicious wine to enjoy too.

Cable Beach: 1-Hour Sunset Camel Ride

8. Cable Beach: 1-Hour Sunset Camel Ride

Meet the gorgeous camels of Broome, and give them a pat while the staff take a photo for you with your camera! On this 1-hour activity you’ll see the sun set over the Indian Ocean as you ride on a camel specially chosen for you. After everyone has arrived there will be a safety introduction provided by Alison Bird, the longest-serving camel ride operator in Broom. She’ll tell you about her experiences with camels throughout the West Australian outback. Watch as she shows you how to mount and dismount your camel. Alison will then choose a camel specifically for you to ride. The staff will assist you in mounting the camel, and when everyone in the group is ready to go, the camel train makes it way to the water’s edge. Take in the fantastic views of the Indian Ocean, and listen as the staff tell you the story of the camel in Australia. Watch in awe as the sun sets over the ocean. Hand over your camera to the staff for them to take some photographs as you enjoy your walk along the beach. Towards the end of the ride, you’ll be reminded about how to safely dismount. After you’re back on firm ground you’ll get to treat the camel with a well-deserved carrot.

Marine Eco Safari - Swim With Manta Rays

9. Marine Eco Safari - Swim With Manta Rays

Join this 5 to 6 hour Marine Eco Safari aboard the Kurni-Ku, custom built to specifically navigate around the Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef. It is the perfect way to experience one of the few places in the world with a resident population of Manta Rays all year round! Your tour begins at 8:00 AM at the Coral Bay Ecotours office (unless otherwise informed), followed by a short bus transfer to the jetty to board the vessel. Then you will head out for your first reef snorkel experience in Bills Bay, where you may encounter numerous fish, reef sharks, and other marine species and the beautiful coral gardens. After morning tea you will visit the sea turtle sanctuary where you can observe turtles feeding and surfacing for air. You will then head to Bateman’s Bay, where, with the assistance of a spotter plane, there is the opportunity to snorkel with Manta Rays. On the return home, you will stop for an afternoon snorkel.

Coral Bay Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

10. Coral Bay Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

See amazing coral reefs from the comfort of a glass-bottom boat. With its very shallow draft, spacious layout and superior design, Nhanya-Ku is perfect for taking you over the beautiful coral formations found in the lagoon gardens of the inner reef. This 1-hour coral viewing may be the perfect tour for you to experience all of the wonderful fish and different coral formations without having to get in the water. While on board, a knowledgeable crew will give an informative talk about the many things you’re seeing under the glass. Don't miss this perfect short excursion to make the most of your time in Coral Bay. 

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What people are saying about Western Australia

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Stuart our guide was extremely knowledgeable and an expert in his field. Very passionate and he loves imparting the history of Broome and the pearling industry. I had no idea how important the Pearling industry was to Broome's development. Next time we will also do the Willie Creek Pearl Farm. Enjoyed the titbit of muscle meat as well.

Boarding process was smooth and every staff member was excellent. Took the morning bus tour which gave ample time to explore the island before the return ferry. Damian made the bus tour very enjoyable and he was knowledgeable about Rottnest. Would highly recommend!

Our cave tour was incredible, an absolute must see if you are visiting that part of the world!

It was an amazing experience with fabulous guides who were so knowledgeable about the area!

I really loved the trip and made a lot of good friends