Whale shark on Ningaloo Reef, Australia
FROM: R55,215 pp

Take in the best of Australia's west coast on this 8-day group tour travelling from Perth to Exmouth. Meet Aboriginal locals and learn to play the didgeridoo, take in the dramatic pink lake at Hutt Lagoon and discover the wild scenery of Kalbarri National Park. Spot dolphins at Shark Bay and snorkel beneath the waves along the Ningaloo Reef before spending a free day in Exmouth swimming with whale sharks or manta rays.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Geraldton - Stay at this trendy seaside resort and enjoy a short orientation tour of the town
Kalbarri National Park - See the eroded sandstone of Nature's Window and marvel at the Z-Bend Gorge, plus enjoy the view from the Kalbarri Skywalk
Shark Bay - Spot playful bottlenose dolphins and enjoy a quiet afternoon to relax on the beach
Ningaloo Reef – Watch colourful fish darting about from a glass-bottom boat cruise and dive beneath the waves on a snorkelling adventure
Hutt Lagoon - Marvel at the bright pink lake, caused by the natural algae that lives in the water
First Nations Experience - Meet Aboriginal Nhanda and Malgana people at a cultural evening and learn to play the digeridoo
Carnavon - Eat your walk along the Gascoyne Food Trail, sampling bananas, avocadoes, mangoes and more
Exmouth - Spend a free day doing as much or as little as you choose, with a range of optional activities to enjoy

Included

7 breakfasts
Escorted by an expert local guide
Visit to the largest dunes in WA
Geraldton orientation tour
Pink Lake at Hutt Lagoon
Kalbarri Rock Lobster Pot Pull Boat Trip
First Nations experience courtesy of the Nhanda and Malgana people
Visit to the Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre
Ningaloo Reef glass bottom boat trip
7 nights 3-4 star hotels
All transportation in private, air-conditioned vehicles
Walk through the limestone towers of Nambung National Park
First nations community art gallery visit in Northampton
Kalbarri National Park – Z Bend, Natures Window & Kalbarri Skywalk
Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve visit
Bottlenose dolphin-spotting
Gascoyne Food Trail
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.

Not Included

International flights and visas
Additional meals and drinks unless specified
Optional activities & additional attractions unless specified above
Airport transfers
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Perth to Geraldton

Perth - Geraldton. Welcome! Our tour will begin in Perth with a welcome meeting at 8.30am. Then it's time to depart. First, we visit Western Australia's largest dunes, which are magnificent to view. Next, we'll explore the limestone monuments known as the Pinnacles in the Nambung National Park.

During our trip, we'll stop in Greenough to see the Leaning Trees, a breathtaking natural wonder. In addition, we will visit Jurien Bay, a beautiful location where you may see sea lions.

When we arrive in Geraldton, we will take a short orientation drive around the town. This will allow us to become familiar with the neighbourhood before your first evening in Australia can be enjoyed at leisure.
Overnight: Geraldton

Day 2

Northampton & Kalbarri

Geraldton - Northampton - Kalbarri. Following a delicious breakfast, we drive to Northampton, one of the oldest towns in Western Australia. We will admire some of the buildings dating back to the 1800s and visit a First Nations community art gallery. Our next stop is the Pink Lake at Hutt Lagoon. This exquisite lake stands up to its name, with a vibrant pink coloration.

Continuing our journey, we will visit Nature's Window, the breathtaking Z-Bend Gorge and the Kalbarri Skywalk, all located within Kalbarri National Park. These sites offer breathtaking views and the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the natural beauty of the area.
Overnight: Kalbarri  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Monkey Mia

Kalbarri - Monkey Mia. Today begins with a boat tour from Kalbarri Marina to learn about the local rock lobster industry. You'll receive hands-on experience pulling lobster pots and keeping your catch for later.

En route to Monkey Mia, we stop by Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve to see stromatolites - living fossils, and to enjoy the scenic views of Shark Bay.

At Monkey Mia, you can rest or participate in water-based activities. In the evening we enjoy a unique First Nations experience, complete with traditional music and bush tucker. We dare you to try and play a didgeridoo!
Overnight: Monkey Mia  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Shark Bay dolphin spotting

Join WA Parks & Wildlife experts for an exciting morning of dolphin viewing after breakfast. After spotting these playful mammals, there is some downtime to unwind on the beach. There's an optional sunset cruise this evening - if you're lucky you may be able to spot some elusive dugongs!
Overnight: Monkey Mia  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Carnarvon

Monkey Mia - Carnarvon. Today we first head to the Carnarvon Space and Technology Centre for a quick photo stop. Following that, we visit the Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre to learn more about the region's distinctive culture.

Don't forget to take pictures of the Carnarvon Cactus Farm, one of the town's unique attractions. Later, we'll embark on the Gascoyne Food Trail, which has a range of culinary delicacies.

In the evening, take some time to unwind and go for a walk along the lovely foreshore before dining at a nearby restaurant.
Overnight: Carnarvon  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Coral Bay & Ningaloo Reef

Carnarvon - Ningaloo Reef - Exmouth. Today's destination is Coral Bay, which is famous for being home to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef. This is the world's largest fringing reef. During our visit, we will join a glass-bottom boat tour and enjoy a fun snorkelling experience, which will allow us to see some of the 250 different varieties of coral and 500 different species of fish that call the reef home.

Driving along the coastline, we stop to take in the beautiful views at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse before arriving in Exmouth, our base for the night.
Overnight: Exmouth  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Exmouth free time

Get the most out of your free day today with a variety of engaging optional activities. Take a swim with the legendary whale sharks, observe majestic whales, swim with graceful manta rays, or go hiking in Cape Range National Park - the choice is yours.
Overnight: Exmouth  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Exmouth

Our tour comes to an end today after you've enjoyed a final breakfast at our accomodation!
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 4 travellers. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
R55,215
R68,825
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At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Perth
Ends
Exmouth
Departs
Sundays
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
3-4 star hotels & acommodation
Tour Guide
Escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 7
Countries
Minimum Age
18
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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