Enjoy a journey up the West Coast on Aussie Wanderers tour from Perth to Exmouth and experience a fantastic adventure, cool hostels, amazing coastline, native wildlife and the Ningaloo Reef along Western Australia's Coral Coast. Visit the Monkey Mia dolphins, snorkel the Reef, experience the thrill of Sandboarding and relax on the beach in Coral Bay. This tour has something for everyone. Kick off your adventure with a guided tour through the Pinnacles Desert and drop in at the Discovery Centre...
Vacation Style Family & GIT
Activity Level Medium
Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. It is the fourth-most populous city in Australia, with a population of 2,022,044 living in Greater Perth. Perth is part of the South West Land Division of Western Australia, with the majority of the metropolitan area located on the Swan Coastal Plain, a narrow strip between the Indian Ocean and the Darling Scarp. The first areas settled were on the Swan River at Guildford, with the city's central business district and port (Fremantle) both later founded downriver.
Perth was founded by Captain James Stirling in 1829 as the administrative centre of the Swan River Colony. It gained city status (currently vested in the smaller City of Perth) in 1856, and was promoted to the status of a Lord Mayorality in 1929.The city is named after Perth, Scotland, due to the influence of Sir George Murray, then Member of Parliament for Perthshire and Secretary of State for War and the Colonies. The city's population increased substantially as a result of the Western Australian gold rushes in the late 19th century. During Australia's involvement in World War II, Fremantle served as a base for submarines operating in the Pacific Theatre, and a US Navy Catalina flying boat fleet was based at Matilda Bay.An influx of immigrants after the war, predominantly from Britain, Greece, Italy and Yugoslavia, led to rapid population growth. This was followed by a surge in economic activity flowing from several mining booms in the late 20th and early 21st centuries that saw Perth become the regional headquarters for a number of large mining operations located around the state.
As part of Perth's role as the capital of Western Australia, the state's Parliament and Supreme Court are located within the city, as is Government House, the residence of the Governor of Western Australia. Perth came seventh in the Economist Intelligence Unit's August 2016 list of the world's most liveable cities, and was classified by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network in 2010 as a Beta world city.The city hosted the 1962 Commonwealth Games.
Perth is divided into 30 local government areas and 250 suburbs, stretching from Two Rocks in the north to Singleton in the south, and east inland to The Lakes. Outside of the main CBD, important urban centres within Perth include Fremantle and Joondalup. Most of those were originally established as separate settlements and retained a distinct identity after being subsumed into the wider metropolitan area. Mandurah, Western Australia's second-largest city, has in recent years formed a conurbation with Perth along the coast, though for most purposes it is still considered a separate city.
- 6 nights accommodation at hotel of choice, based on twin-sharing (2 persons per room)
- Meals mentioned in the itinerary as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Private transportation in a chauffeur-driven, air-conditioned vehicle
- Bottled drinking water during transfers
- Tours and activities as indicated in the itinerary
- Professional and licensed English-speaking guide (additional charge applies for other language-speaking guide)
- All entrance fees, donations and parking fees as per itinerary
- Public Liability Insurance
- 11% local government tax and 10% service charge
- Visa fee/arrangements if applicable
- Any domestic or international flights
- Any alcoholic beverages
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone call, room service, mini bar, etc
- Personal health and travel insurance
- Gratuities/ tipping for driver and/or guide and porterage
- Any applicable High Season and Peak /Festive Season surcharge
- Any additional excursion/optional tours/Activites that are not mentioned in the itinerary
Perth to Kalbarri ( - / L / D )
In and around Perth, KalbarriKick off your adventure with a guided tour through the Pinnacles Desert and drop in at the Discovery Centre before lunch by the sea. After a sightseeing stop in Geraldton it’s on to Big River Ranch in Kalbarri National Park for some true blue Aussie hospitality and our overnight stay.
Kalbarri to Shark Bay/Monkey Mia (B / L / D)
Day 2 - Kalbarri to Shark Bay/Monkey Mia Visit the marvels of The Murchison Gorge, Nature’s Window and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park. Here you have the option to try abseiling (additional cost). Cool off with a swim in the Murchison River before we head north to Shell Beach and Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort for our accommodation on the beach. This evening enjoy a multi award-winning Aboriginal cultural tour (optional).
Shark Bay to Coral Bay (B / L / D)
Meet the famous Monkey Mia dolphins, a photo opportunity not to be missed. Join an optional sea kayak (additional cost) or just chill out on the beach. Explore the live rock formations ‘Stromatolites’ before we settle into our accommodation in Coral Bay, located right on the famous Ningaloo Reef.
Coral Bay (B / - / D)
Enjoy free time to experience the many tours Coral Bay has to offer, with special discounts available as an Aussie Wanderer passenger. 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 we take the short drive up the peninsular to Exmouth and check into our accommodation for two nights in the town centre.
Exmouth (B / L / D)
In and around ExmouthToday we 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 Milyearing Visitors Center and more before we return to our accommodation late afternoon.
Day 6 & 7
Exmouth to Perth via Kalbarri (Day 6 B / L / D & Day 7 B / L)
Visit the town of Carnarvon and one of the local banana or mango plantations (seasonal) and stay overnight at our accommodation in Kalbarri township. The last day we 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. To finish off our great tour of the West, we visit the amazing Lancelin sand dunes where, if you’re after little more adventure, you may try the unique sport of sand boarding. Then kick back and relax on the bus for the last stretch to Perth, arriving at approximately 7.30pm.
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