Western Australia is an absolutely incredible place to explore whole different side of Australia. From the iconic red dirt roads under clear blue skies and endless landscape to the stunning coral reefs of Shark Bay and the friendly local dolphins of Monkey Mia – it’s an adventure you’ll never forget.
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Departing every Tuesday and Friday you’ll overland up the coast of Western Australia enjoying spots like Kalbarri, Natures Window, The Pinnacles and Shell Beach just to name a few. Pick up at 7 am from Fremantle YHA and approx 7:40 am Perth city hostels & hotels. Return Perth on Day 4 at approx. 7:30 pm.
Perth to Kalbarri
The first stop is the Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park. Enjoy a fully guided tour through these amazing limestone formations and drop in at the Discovery Centre before we have lunch by the sea. After a quick stop in the town of Geraldton, it’s on to Big River Ranch for some true blue Aussie hospitality and the overnight stay. (L, D)
Kalbarri to Shark Bay
On the second day you can visit the marvels of The Murchison Gorge, Natures Window and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park. You have the option to try abseiling into the gorge! ($30) If conditions allow us, we will cool off with a swim in the Murchison River before we’re back on the bus traveling north to Shell Beach and the town of Denham for accommodation. (B, L, D)
Shark Bay to Kalbarri
In the morning we will meet the famous Monkey Mia Dolphins and get some up and close amazing photos. Then join optional 1 hour wild life sail ($35), hire a Kayak and go for a paddle ($15), chill out on the beach or at the resort. You will be back on the road in the afternoon to visit the breathing rock formations and the Stromatolites, before you settle in at the accommodation in Kalbarri township. The day will end watching the sunset overlooking the Murchison River. (B, L, D)
Kalbarri to Perth
In the morning you will visit the Kalbarri coastal cliffs and Pot Alley, a picturesque ocean gorge boasting spectacular ocean scenery. Next is the Greenough Wildlife Park where you can feed the Kangaroos and get up, close and personal with the friendly snakes. Then you will finish off the tour in style as you try the unique sport of Sandboarding in the amazing Lancelin sand dunes! Finally, you’ll kick back and relax on the bus for the last stretch to Perth, arriving at approximately 7 pm. (B, L)
Cost: $ 645
The tour price includes transport, all entry fees, experienced tour guide, accommodation, all meals as indicated, sightseeing as indicated and heaps of fun, adventure and culture.
Abseiling Kalbarri National Park $40 for 2 descents on a 25-meter red rock wall, Aboriginal Cultural Tour Wula Guda Nyinda Shark Bay $60 (availability dependant) and Kayak/ Stand up paddleboard hire from $25.
What to Bring
Comfortable walking shoes, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, camera, bathers & towel, insect repellent, small torch and warm clothes and rain jacket (Winter).
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