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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3PerthKings Park, Aboriginal Walking Tours, Rottnest IslandIngot Hotel Perth, Pan Pacific Hotel Perth
3 - 4CervantesFishing Town, Adventure & OutdoorsCervantes Pinnacles Motel, Pinnacles Edge Resort
4 - 5KalbarriKalbarri National Park, Outback, Adventure & OutdoorsKalbarri Palm Resort Motel, Kalbarri Edge Resort
5 - 6Monkey MiaMonkey Mia Reserve, Dolphin Viewing, Beaches, Aboriginal CultureRAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort
6 - 7CarnarvonSeafood, Carnarvon Heritage Precinct, WaterfrontHospitality Carnarvon, Surestay Collection by Best Western
7 - 9Coral BayNingaloo Reef, Rich Marinelife, White Sand Beaches, Cruises & Water SportsNingaloo Coral Bay Bayview
9 - 11ExmouthCape Range National Park, Jurabi Coastal Reserve, Ningaloo ReefExmouth Escape Resort, Mantarays Ningaloo Resort Exmouth

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  • Adventure
  • Beaches
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

You will be transferred from Perth airport to your hotel in a private vehicle

Perth

2 Nights

Perth promises you the best of both worlds where an abundance of natural wonders coexist harmoniously with the charms of urban life. Here, green spaces and pristine beaches vie with museums, galleries, and wineries – all within a short span of the city center.

Included Activities

Group Tour of Rottnest Island
Discover the amazing natural and wildlife treasures of Rottnest Island on this tour. Come aboard the exciting Eco Express to take in the scenic beauty of Rottnest Island, ranging from picturesque bays to shining white beaches. Journey along a breathtaking coastline to catch glimpses of dolphin, osprey eagles and even humpback whales during season. Head to the Cathedral Rocks for views of the New Zealand Fur Seal colony and watch baby seals gamboling in the sun. Learn more about the precious marine ecosystem from your knowledgeable guide before you return with endearing memories and delightful pictures of Rottnest Island. (Full Day; Shared Activity & Transfer; Lunch Included)

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 3 - 4

Make your own way to the Perth city center and pick up your rental car

Drive yourself from Perth to Cervantes in your rental car (Duration: 2 hrs)

Cervantes

1 Night

Cervantes takes its name from the shipwreck of the Spanish vessel, Cervantes, off the coast of the Indian Ocean. This tiny fishing town, standing north of Perth in Western Australia, serves as an overnight stopover on the way to the region’s national parks and beaches.

Included Activities

Explore Nambung National Park on your own
Unearth the many secrets of Nambung National Park situated within the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. Find out about the history and culture of the native Yued people during your interactions. Visit the Pinnacles Desert, a showstopper attraction that boasts a surreal landscape featuring thousands of limestone pillars rising up from the sands. Set out on drives and walks through the desert dotted with myriad bushtucker including the famous Quandong Tree. Take in panoramic vistas of the landscape from the observation deck, or stay longer to indulge in stargazing. Later, observe the fascinating thrombolites and learn about their resident microorganisms during the loop boardwalk on the edge of Lake Thetis. Try your hand at fishing for exotic aquatic species at Cervantes, a coastal village that swells up during the rock lobster season. Make sure to sample the fresh and delicious seafood when passing through this town. Following a swim and snorkel session in Hangover Bay, fire up the gas barbecues and cherish picnic table meals on the beach. You can enjoy more beach time at Kangaroo Point. (Self-exploring Activity; Not included: Guide and Transfers; Fitness level: Easy)

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsRoom Only
StyleInternational
RoomStudio
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 4 - 5

Drive yourself from Cervantes to Kalbarri in your rental car (Duration: 4 hrs)

Kalbarri

1 Night

Kalbarri is a pretty little coastal town by the Indian Ocean in Western Australia, overlooked by stunning natural landscapes that shelter a healthy wildlife population. The town offers great swimming, surfing, angling and canoeing off its white sandy beaches and near the diving atolls.

Included Activities

Explore Kalbarri National Park on your own
Discover the diversity of Kalbarri National Park that features both coastal and inland sections. Explore the quaint town of Kalbarri known for its watersports and fishing experiences, alongside fresh seafood specials. Hike on easy trails and landmark viewpoints along the high sea-facing cliffs that afford fantastic views of Australia’s West Coast. During springtime, you can admire carpets of wildflowers, and enjoy humpback whale sightings in the Indian Ocean. Heading inland, take a cruise down the calm Murchison River and marvel at the dramatic inland gorges all around. Expect to spot an array of native wildlife including birds, fish, and kangaroos and emus among others. On the Z Bend river trail, apart from picnics with a view, explore the Four Ways area, which gives access to the river banks. Later, look out through Nature’s Window, an iconic natural attraction part of the picturesque loop walking trail. Enjoy more panoramic vistas of this scenic rust-red landscape from the twin Kalbarri skywalks at the Inyaka Wookai Watju site across the gorge. (Self-Exploring Activity; Not included: Guide and Transfers)

Hotel Options
RoomPalm Studio
MealsRoom Only
StyleInternational
RoomStudio
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 5 - 6

Drive yourself from Kalbarri to Monkey Mia in your rental car (Duration: 4 hrs)

Monkey Mia

1 Night

Monkey Mia is a charming little coastal resort town on the Coral Coast along the Indian Ocean, north of Perth and Denham. Its claim to fame is the Monkey Mia Reserve on the eastern shore of the Peron Peninsula in Australia’s Shark Bay World Heritage Area.

Included Activities

Group Tour: Aquatic Adventures in Monkey Mia
Embark on a sailing cruise onboard an ocean-racing catamaran to explore the marine-rich waters of Shark Bay. Beginning from Monkey Mia Marine Reserve, explore a part of Australia’s pristine Coral Coast. Expect to encounter bottlenose dolphins, green turtles, reef sharks, dugongs, manta rays, long toms and more. Laze about on the wraparound deck with ringside seating that offers various vantage points to observe wandering wildlife. Settling down on large trampoline nets, bask under the Australian sun, or relax on bean bags in the shade with drinks by your side. If you’re feeling active, join the enthusiastic crew in helping sail the boat while listening to anecdotes. Learn about the region’s history and also understand behavioral patterns of marine life here during conversations with expert local guides onboard. Clear out myths and gain insights into these sea creatures as you traverse the world-renowned nature research sites. Return to shore by early afternoon. (Shared Activity; Time: 1000 hrs; Duration: 3 hrs; Fitness level: Easy)

Hotel Options
RoomBeach View Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 6 - 7

Drive yourself from Monkey Mia to Coral Bay in your rental car (Duration: 6 hrs)

Carnarvon

1 Night

Carnarvon is nestled at the mouth of the Gascoyne River in Western Australia, close to Ningaloo Reef and the seaside town of Exmouth. Dotted with lush fruit and vegetable plantations, the town boasts supermarkets stocked with fresh local produce.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 7 - 9

Drive yourself from Carnarvon to Coral Bay in your rental car (Duration: 3 hrs)

Coral Bay

2 Nights

Coral Bay is a lovely little fishing town on Western Australia’s Coral Coast, north of the Tropic of Capricorn. Its white-sand beaches are the perfect gateway to the world’s largest and Australia’s only fringing reef, the Ningaloo Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Included Activities

Whale Shark Tour of Ningaloo Reef
Enjoy a day out exploring the rich waters along the pristine coast of Western Australia. Following a short coach ride and safety briefing at the jetty, hop on a boat and make your way to Ningaloo Reef. Marvel at the magnificent marine life that wanders about these coral gardens. Expect to see manta rays, reef sharks, and exotic fish during your morning snorkel session. Next, sip on tea or juices as your expert reef guide shares interesting information about the region. Head to the outer reef while the spotter plane ensures the best locations and conditions to venture underwater. Having found a friendly whale shark nearby, take turns to swim with, and admire these majestic creatures without disturbing its natural path. Back on board, gathering for a delicious buffet lunch, share your experiences with fellow guests. Shortly after, plunge into the waters for an afternoon snorkel at a different site within the reef. Finally, raise a toast with champagne on your way back to the shores. (Full Day; Duration: 8 hrs; Lunch and beverages included; Fitness level: Moderate)

Hotel Options
RoomCoral Bay Lodge - Ground Floor
MealsRoom Only
StyleInternational
Day 9 - 11

Drive yourself from Coral Bay to Exmouth in your rental car (Duration: 1.5 hrs)

Exmouth

2 Nights

Exmouth, standing halfway between Perth and Broome, is a seaside town surrounded by nature reserves along Australia’s North West Cape. The Cape Range National Park with its population of wild kangaroos and rugged landscape of sandstone cliffs and gorges lies within easy distance.

Included Activities

Group Tour: Scuba Diving in Ningaloo Reef
Explore the wonders of the underwater world on this exciting scuba diving tour of Ningaloo Reef. Settle into a sturdy boat as you head out to explore the dive sites at either Lighthouse Bay or West Side. Enjoy the unique experience of diving at two different sites that are suitable for novice as well as expert divers. Come up close with over 500 species of fish and nearly 250 types of corals as you navigate the clear waters. Get a glimpse of the turtles and reef sharks that live in the area. Depending on the season, you may chance upon manta rays, humpback whales, or even whale sharks! Savor the memorable experience of hearing whale song as you skim over the ocean floor. (Full Day; Group Size: 2-17 guests; Fitness Level: Easy.)

Hotel Options
RoomOne Bedroom Apartment
MealsRoom Only
StyleResort
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort

Make your own way to the Exmouth city center and drop off your rental car

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 2,990 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 3,290 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation and meals, as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions, as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services, as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip

Not Included

  • Entrance fees and meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Visa and tourism fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare
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Australia: Coral Coast Discovery Tour

11 days $ 2,990 / person

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