Multi-day trip

Perth: 7 Day Explorer Return Tour to Exmouth

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Activity provider: Autopia Tours
Multi-day trip

Perth: 7 Day Explorer Return Tour to Exmouth

Activity provider: Autopia Tours
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Become an Exmouth explorer as you witness the wonders of Western Australia’s Coral Coast region on a 7-day trip. See the Pinnacles desert, red gorges, and the untouched beauty of the Ningaloo Reef.

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Duration 7 days
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  • Discover the strange Desert Pinnacle Formations
  • Unwind and relax with a swim at Turquoise Bay
  • Explorer the stunning gorges of Kalbarri National Park
  • See beautiful coastal scenery & pristine white beaches
  • Meet Monkey Mia's friendly resident dolphins
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Take a journey on the Exmouth Explorer along the idyllic west coast and experience a totally different side to Australia, a region many are yet to discover.  Start your adventure in the most remote capital city of Perth before heading north into the nature lovers’ paradise, Western Australia.  Begin your journey by visiting the Pinnacles desert, hike down to the banks of the Murchison River and peek through Nature’s Window into an ancient gorge.  For those seeking a unique view over the gorge, there will also be an opportunity to test your abseil skills (own expense). Visit the World Heritage Listed region of Shark Bay which will leave you in awe of the beauty of nature. Here, marvel at a beach made entirely of tiny shells, meet the world’s oldest living fossils, the stromatolites and witness dolphins playing just offshore at Monkey Mia. The region is not only home to around 2000 dolphins but also turtles, dugongs, kangaroos and emus! Be amazed by your visit to the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef, known for its diverse marine life, manta rays and whale shark visitors! Stay overnight in Coral Bay, a town right by the beach which boasts coral so close to shore you can swim out to view it. Alternatively, join a tour in search of whale sharks or manta rays. Whether you choose to join a boat tour or simply relax on the beach, the pristine beaches and turquoise waters here will leave a truly lasting impression.  Follow the road as far north as Exmouth Cape, where rugged mountains flow almost down to the sea. Stand atop Vlamingh Head at the lighthouse for views over the reef and ranges. In spring, you may even spot the migrating humpback whales go by. Complete your tour of the Cape with a visit to the snorkeling haven of Turquoise Bay.  From Exmouth, make your way back down towards Perth and solidify new friendships and reflect on your adventure together. Day 1 - Perth to Kalbarri Kick-off your adventure with a guided tour through the Pinnacles desert, where you can learn about the formations of the rocks. Follow up with a journey up to Indian Ocean Drive for some stunning coastal views. After a quick stop in Geraldton, it’s on to the seaside town of Kalbarri for our overnight accommodation.  Day 2 - Kalbarri National Park to Shark Bay/Denham Visit the marvels of The Murchison Gorge, Nature’s Window and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park where water has carved its way through sandstone. Here you have the option to try abseiling (additional cost). Witness bright pops of colour during wildflower season (spring).  Enjoy a great photo opportunity at Nature’s Window before strolling across a beach made entirely of tiny shells.  Then, it's on to Denham for accommodation by the beach.  Day 3 - Shark Bay to Coral Bay This morning, meet the famous Monkey Mia dolphins and get some amazing photos. Enjoy chill-out time on the beach here or enjoy a coffee at the restaurant before you get back on the road mid-morning. Visit the fascinating rock formations, the Stromatolites, before settling into your accommodation in Coral Bay, located right on the famous Ningaloo Reef. Day 4 - Coral Bay Spend most of the day exploring the Ningaloo Reef at your own leisure. Choose to join a boat tour or enjoy free time to experience the beautiful beaches the coral bay has to offer. 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, take the short drive up the peninsula to Exmouth and check into your accommodation for two nights in the town centre.  Day 5 - Exmouth Explorer Today, explore 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 snorkeling at the stunning Turquoise Bay (snorkel hire $10), visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, relax at Milyering Visitors Center and more before you return to our accommodation late afternoon.  Day 6: Exmouth - Geraldton

Visit the town of Carnarvon and one of the local banana or mango plantations (seasonal). Enjoy lunch on the waterfront of Carnarvon, before stopping off for a photo opportunity overlooking the Murchison River. Refreshments stop along the way at Billabong for coffee & ice-creams. Before arriving at our final overnight destination in Geraldton. The group will enjoy their final dinner together at The Murchison Tavern after a long day of driving, discounted meals available at guests' own expense.

· Day 7: Geraldton - Perth

Enjoy the HMAS Sydney Memorial with stunning views of Geraldton. Take a walk along the 3 bay walk at Green Head before wandering amongst the sand dunes of Lancelin. If you’re feeling adventurous, try out sandboarding for a bit of fun! Return to Perth late afternoon. Kick back and relax on the bus for the last stretch, take in the last views of the scenic countryside before making our way back towards Perth, with drop-off starting around 5:00 PM.

  • 6 Nights Dorm Accommodation (with shared facilities)
  • Meals as Indicated – 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners
  • All National Park Entrance Fees
  • Pinnacles entrance fee
  • Monkey Mia entrance fee
  • Highly Experienced Driver/Guide
  • Informative Tour Commentary
  • Small Group Touring Experience
  • Optional activities (it is recommended to pre-purchase directly with operator prior to departure, to avoid missing out)
  • Meals not indicated
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Guests are asked to meet the bus outside the front of Criterion Hotel at 7:25 AM. Please do not wait inside the lobby as you may miss the bus.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Flashlight
  • Daypack
  • Water
  • Personal medication
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Mobility scooters
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Please provide all the full names of those travelling on tour, along with any special dietary requirements or food allergies.
  • Children aged between 6 to 17 years old, must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian at all times
  • A moderate to advanced level of fitness is required to complete the walks. Walks can be up to 7km in length, often over steep rocky sections in direct sunlight
  • Temperatures during the Western Australian summer can reach over 50 degrees in the shade. Please be sure to bring adequate clothing for your visit
  • Pre-booking any optional activities in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment, especially around school and public holidays. Your guide is able to assist you whilst on tour but availability is not guaranteed
  • It is recommended that all guests have travel insurance organised prior to departure
  • Guests are asked to participate in the preparation of meals, clean up and vehicle unpacking/loading
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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 16 reviews

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I have just returned from this trip. As a solo traveller I was apprehensive about this trip. I honestly had the most amazing week, and it was anything but solo. There were a mixture of ages on the trip, but we all mixed and got along so well. It was truly a trip of a lifetime! The driving is long, but Gus our tour guide knew so many facts and kept us entertained and made sure there were plenty of comfort breaks. He was great and I couldn’t recommend himself or this trip enough! The hostel accommodation is basic, but we didn’t spend much time in there at all. 10/10 book it!!

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March 29, 2023

this was the perfect tour to feel connected with like minded people, a bit of adventure and exploring the countryside. I felt like I was back in a school trip with great energy and a general sense of fun. Our guide was lovely, and knowledgeable on our surroundings. It is quite a fast paced tour with packing up and unloading almost everyday, but the atmosphere and what you see makes that worth it.

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March 29, 2023

Linda was brilliant. She made everything so much fun and was an excellent guide. This is an adventure tour so be aware that you will be staying in Hostels that are not exactly 5 star accommodation. There is also a really substantial amount of driving, so it is more of a whistle stop tour than you might like. I had a brilliant time. It was excellent.

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March 29, 2023

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