Monkey Mia, Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth 7-Day Tour

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Highlights include the Pinnacles, Pink Lake Hutt Lagoon, Nature's Window, Hamlin Pool Stromatolites,  Dolphin Cruise, Carnarvon OTC Centre,  Glass Bottom Boat, Snorkelling, Whale Shark Swim, Yardie Creek Cruise and exclusive touring with up to four liked mind guest.

Visiting Lancelin, Geraldton, Kalbarri, Denham, Monkey Mia, Carnarvon, Coral Bay, Exmouth and feel Western Australia’s wide open space. Experience Nature and Heritage with a personal touch. 

Tour Departures

  • We have a tour departure for 15 April 2019

For additional dates, please enquire and we’ll do our best to accomodate you.

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

  • Kalbarri Edge Resort

  • Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

  • Carnarvon Best Western Motel

  • Coral Bay Ningaloo Reef Resort

  • Mantarays Ningaloo Resort Exmouth X 2 Nights

Meals

  • Breakfasts - cooked or continental

  • Light lunches, can include, local café, picnic, roadhouse fare

  • Two-course dinners

Entry fees

  • Pinnacles Nambung National Park

  • Kalbarri National Park

  • Shark Bay World Heritage National Park

  • Monkey Mia

  • Cape Range National Park

Cruise fees

  • Dolphin Cruise Monkey Mia

  • Coral viewing and snorkelling at Coral Bay

  • Yardie Creek Cruise

  • WhaleShark Swim / Snorkel

Tour Exclusions 

  • Air flights from Exmouth Learmonth to Perth or other destinations.

Tour Highlights

  • Pinnacles Desert

  • Turquoise beaches and soaring cliffs

  • Steep cliffs of the Murchison Gorges

  • Monkey Mia Dolphins

  • Shell Beach

  • OTC Satellite Earth Station

  • Glass bottom boat coral viewing and

  • Snorkel over the coral at Coral Bay

  • Snorkeling at iconic Turquoise Bay

  • Pristine Ningaloo Reef Cape Range National Park

  • 3 Hour Dolphin and Sea Creature Cruise

  • Aboriginal Art

  • Delicious food

  • Yardie Creek

  • Visit HMAS Sydney Memorial Geraldton

  • Nature's Window in the Murchison River

  • Kalbarri National Park.

  • Shark Bay World Heritage Park – Stromatolites, Shell Beach, Eagle Point, Monkey Mia Dolphins

  • Carnarvon where central desert reaches to ocean

  • WhaleShark Swim Snorkel

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Spend 7 days exploring Western Australia’s astonishing Coral Coast region, including Shark Bay World Heritage and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area.


Day 1 - Perth to Kalbarri 

Pinnacles, Geraldton, Pink Hutt Lagoon, Pot Ally Gorge

This morning we travel north to the Pinnacles Desert to view the spectacular sight of thousands of limestone pillars that resemble an ancient ruin. Following the scenic Indian Ocean Drive, we break for lunch at the popular seaside town of Dongara.

Geraldton is a bustling town is the commercial centre for the Mid-West region, exporting Iron Ore, Mineral Sands, Wheat, Barley and Western Australian Rock Lobster.

In Geraldton we visit the HMAS Sydney Memorial, which features a silver dome of 645 seagulls to represent the loss of HMAS Sydney sailors.

We also stop at the St Francis Xavier Cathedral which was built in stages from 1914 to its eventual opening in 1938. The Byzantine style architecture of this cathedral is one of Monsignor John Hawes' greatest masterpieces.

We explore the Yamaji Art Centre which is Aboriginal owned and operated and provides professional services to support and develop Aboriginal artists living in the Lower Murchison region of Yamaji Country. 

 Northampton, one of the oldest settlements outside Perth today, classified by the National Trust as a Historic Town.

We will see stunning coastal gorges and magnificent scenery on our drive further up the coast, including Hutt Lagoon and the vivid pink Salt Lake where beta-carotene is harvested for commercial use, and Pot Alley.

Accommodation:  Edge Resort Kalbarri


Day 2 - Kalbarri to Monkey Mia Dolphins

Nature's Window, Shark Bay, Stromatolites, Shell Beach, Eagle Bluff, Denham, Monkey Mia

Kalbarri nestled at the mouth of the  Murchison River is surrounded by stunning coastline, soaring river gorges and protected bays.

Today, we visit the amazing Kalbarri National Park for spectacular views of the Murchison River Gorges to see The Loop and Nature’s Window; a natural rock arch that frames the upstream views.

At Shark Bay World Heritage Area marvel at the astonishing world-class natural attractions in the region. Shark Bay is well known for its white beaches, turquoise waters and rust-red sand dunes.

Shark Bay World Heritage Area  is primarily renowned for both its terrestrial and marine life. It is nature at its most pure.

Along the World Heritage Drive we stop at Hamelin Pool to view to view Stromatolites, which are one of the earliest forms of life to evolve on our planet. The living fossils are part of the earth’s evolutionary history.

Visit Shell Beach which is home to billions of tiny Cardiid Cockle; the 60 km stretch of beach is covered to a depth of some seven to ten metres.

A stop at Eagle Bluff will give you a scenic view over the coast; you might be lucky enough to spot Lemon Sharks, Stingrays, Turtles or Dugongs.

Before dinner at Monkey Mia Resort go for a walk along the beach to see the Dolphins or go for a refreshing swim. 

Accommodation: Monkey Mia Resort


Day 3 - Monkey Mia to Carnarvon

Three-hour Dolphin Cruise, Carnarvon One Mile Jetty Heritage Precinct

This morning, on day three of our Perth to Ningaloo Reef tour, experience a very special breakfast whilst watching the dolphins come in close to the shore.

After breakfast walk to the beach to see dolphin feeding and hear all about their lives in Shark Bay.

Join a three-hour boat cruise to see the dolphins in their natural environment and other wonderful sea creatures of the Shark Bay area, including dugongs, turtles, stingrays, lemon sharks, nervous sharks and sponge dolphins.

After lunch, we head further north to Carnarvon, a regional hub that provides essential services to the surrounding areas. The township lies at the mouth of the Gascoyne River and supports horticultural and fishing industries.

We visit the Carnarvon One Mile Jetty Heritage Precinct. The One Mile Jetty was built in 1897 and was the first port in Australia to transport commercial live stock by sea on a regular basis. State ships stopped in Carnarvon on average twice a week until they ceased operations in 1966.

Accommodation: Carnarvon Best Western Motel


Day 4 - Carnarvon to Coral Bay

Carnarvon town and Space and Technology Museum

Carnarvon is a diverse and laidback town where the outback meets the coast. It is recognised as a food bowl region, well known for its bananas, mangos, and luscious seafood. There is a rich indigenous culture, as well as stations producing wool and cattle.

This morning we visit the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, Carnarvon Tracking Station and the OTC Satellite Earth Station. The station was built to support NASA’s Gemini, Apollo and Skylab programs, before making our way up the coast to Coral Bay.

Accommodation: Coral Bay Ningaloo Reef Resort


Day 5 - Coral Bay to Exmouth

Glass bottom boat cruise, Charles Knife Gorge, Cape Range

The UNESCO Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area was established in 2011 and is regarded as one of the last great ocean paradises. The area was listed due to its marine and terrestrial assets including rare flora and fauna including the Whale Shark with 300 to 500 of these megafauna gathering at Ningaloo annually.

The Ningaloo Reef is one of the longest near-shore reefs in the world and Australia’s largest fringing reef system, stretching 300 kilometres from Red Bluff going north along the coast to Muiron Islands the north and Bundegi Beach east in the Exmouth Gulf.

After a leisurely breakfast, experience a glass bottom boat and snorkelling cruise on the Ningaloo Reef. Not only will you see the reef passing by under the glass, you will also get the chance to snorkel at two beautiful locations.

A highlight is to see a large coral formation known is Ayres Rock. Immerse yourself amongst hundreds of tropical fish and view magnificent coral gardens in this underwater wonderland.

After lunch, we tour to Exmouth and visit the Charles Knife Gorge for fabulous views of Exmouth Gulf. Enjoy a drive on the top of Cape Range with deep gullies and gorges dropping away below us. We end the way at the historical Wapet Oil Well No. 3 site before arriving into Exmouth for the evening.

Accommodation: Mantaray l Ningaloo Resort Exmouth


Day 6 - Exmouth Region

Whale Shark Swim ( In Season )

 Today you join the World's leading WhaleShark Swim team on the Ningaloo Reef. Experience the exhilaration of snorkelling and swimming with these magnificent creatures. On this cruise you will see other sea creatures on the way out to the WhaleShark Swim sight

If you can swim and snorkel, you too can safely experience the excitement and wonder of swimming with the world's largest fish. If you can't snorkel, we can teach you.

Accommodation: Mantaray l Ningaloo Resort Exmouth


Day 7 - Exmouth to Perth

Cape Range National Park, Yardie Creek, Turquoise Bay

We will spend this morning enjoying all the highlights of Exmouth, including a drive along the Indian Ocean Ningaloo Reef side of Cape Range National Park to visit scenic sights.

Visit Yardie Creek. Enjoy the stunning gorges, unique flora and fauna, and the beautiful natural environment. Visit Turquoise Bay.

Return to Exmouth for Lunch and transfers to Learmonth Airport.

  • Day 6 & 7 we swap the Whale Shark Swim Experience when not in season with day 7 as a full day tour to include the Yardie Creek Cruise and snorkelling at Turquoise Bay on Day 6

  • And Day 7 Morning is at leisure before transfers to Learmonth Airport for morning flight out.