Bus Tours From Perth to Exmouth
Join the amazing bus tour from Perth to Exmouth across Australia’s most impressive landscapes.
The distance from Perth to Exmouth is 1246.9 km and takes 12 hours and 51 minutes via National Route 1.
Perth to Geraldton(4H 30M)
Cervantes and the Pinnacles
An intimate fishing village blessed with turquoise waters and white sandy beaches, Cervantes is a must see destination. Just two hours north of Perth on the way to Exmouth with endless stretches of clear water and empty beaches it is a paradise. It even has its own offshore reef and secluded Islands for snorkelers.
Cervantes is also a doorway to the world renowned Pinnacles, which is a beautiful and ancient rock formation in the middle of the desert. A mysterious place of cultural importance this mystical site is a must see.
The Pinnacles Discovery Centre
At this centre you can learn how the mysterious Pinnacles formed through fantastic displays, soundscapes, videos and more.
Fishing at Hangover Bay and Kangaroo Point
Thanks to the extensive offshore reefs, these popular destinations are fishing hotspots.
Thirsty Point Lookout
Take the wooden boardwalk through the sand dunes up to Thirsty Point Lookout, where you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views.
It is a saline coastal lake in the mid-western region of Western Australia. The lake is situated east of the small town Cervantes on a Quaternary limestone pavement.
It is a large bay with a long strip of beachfront, seagrass meadows, a lighthouse and nearby amenities.
It is a picturesque bay offering an expansive, white sand beach, lookout point, swimming, boating and fishing.
The Cervantes Islands
Are a small group of islands in Western Australia, found to the south west of Cervantes.
Geraldton (or ‘Gero’ by locals) has some of the coolest history of any of the spots from Perth to Exmouth. If you’re keen to learn about Australia’s first inhabitants, Geraldton has an absolute boatload to enjoy with Aboriginal culture in the area dating back 40,000 years.
With a rich maritime history, the coastline surrounding Geraldton is home to a large number of wrecks, all with stories to tell. Visit the HMAS Sydney II Memorial to know about the Australian military history. With a captivating and unique design, the memorial commemorates 645 sailors who lost their lives in the Second World War. The memorial area also showcases some the most spectacular views of the town and the coast.
Things to See and Do
St. Francis Xavier Cathedral built in 1916, this church is a small but super quaint piece of W.A. architecture.
Pick Up a paddle and try some stand up surfing which is rapidly increasing in popularity throughout Australia. There’s a bunch of beaches (and places to rent a board) in the area.
Museum of Geraldton
It is a local history museum featuring a shipwreck gallery, old medical instruments and natural artefacts.
Point Moore Lighthouse
The red and white candy stripes of Point Moore Lighthouse are a spectacular sight and it is an icon of the port town of Geraldton. The 34 meter high Lighthouse was the first all steel tower built on the mainland of Australia in 1878. The Lighthouse’s beach is a popular spot for shore diving.
Geraldton is home to some of the best dive sights along the WA coast. Just off the coastline are easily accessible manmade natural dive sites, such as the famous Batavia Shipwreck and the South Tomi Shipwreck.
Windsurfing on Coronation Beach
Known as one of the world’s best windsurfing locations, it hosts many windsurfing competitions every year. Located 32 kilometers north of Geraldton it is the perfect spot for all sports that require wind.
Fishing and Diving at the Marina
The local waters of Geraldton are home to bream, mulloway, flathead, tailor and herring.
The price of accommodation ranges between Aus $ 78 – 287.50 per day.
Often overlooked, Carnarvon is a unique town with an intergalactic history. This little place became a piece of history when NASA set up a look out station to track THE Apollo space program. It is shut down now, but remnants of the old station still exist. With such a rich background a visit to the Space and Technology Museum is recommended.
Carnarvon is also a vibrant produce town and here you’ll find everything from agriculture to tropical fruit. Make sure to visit a local farmer who will offer you a taste of their delicious, fresh produce.
Things to See and Do
If you’re spending the night here, you have to walk along the Fascine at sunset. The scenery is unbelievable.
The price ranges between Aus$ 98- 150.
Geraldton to Denham (4H 20M)
After a short drive, you’ll stop at Kalbarri National Park where you can take in the amazing Murchison Gorge and Nature’s Window formation. You can swim in the Murchison River before walking through the gorge, marveling at the spectacular colors and rock formations.
Definitely worth a stop (or even a night or two), Kalbarri is home to stunning beaches, spectacular Sea Cliffs that rival the Great Ocean Road and a wide array of wildlife. An animal lovers’ paradise, Kalbarri is at the mouth of the Murchison River making stunning views of both a river and an ocean.
Walking through Kalbarri National Park and along the coast is a marvel to the senses. You can see everything from humpback whales and dolphins, to flocks of local pelicans. Kalbarri is surrounded by a bunch of protected swimming bays and secret gorges.
Between July and October, the landscape really comes alive with the colors of 800 wildflower species. Here you can see banksias, grevilleas, kangaroo paws and red-blossomed eucalypts across the landscape. From Kalbarri, drive north to Shark Bay.
Things to See and Do
Take a walk along the rock forms near the Natural Bridge and Island Rock. Not only is the scenery and trekking awesome, the views are world class.
Tucked into the World Heritage Listed Shark Bay region, Hamelin Pool is one spot everyone can feel connected to. Well the pool is home to an abundance of living stromatolites. They are the largest and oldest living microorganisms that still exist on Earth.
In fact these guys can be traced back almost 3.5 billion years. They are literally a link to the ancient world that we have evolved from. We think a living piece of everyone’s history is well worth a stop on the way from Perth to Exmouth.
Denham to Coral Bay (5H 40M)
Meet Monkey Mia’s famous bottle-nosed dolphins. They’re friendly with humans after years of being fed by fishermen. You are welcome to swim with them or feed them. You can swim, snorkel or dive at some incredible spots in Shark Bay, along with dolphins, it is home to whales, manta rays, turtles, sharks, a huge array of fish and a tenth of the world’s dugongs.
Shell Beach and Eagle Bluff
Seemingly just another beautiful large stretch of beach, Shell Beach is a hidden record keeper. Amazingly it is one of the two beaches in the whole world made entirely out of shells. It has millions and millions of shells.
It would be hard to leave Eagle Bluff off a list of musts. A magnificent wooden walkway, This is also a prime spot for taking a snorkel or dive with the valley below swarming with an array of sea life. A snorkel in Eagle Bluff will give you the opportunity to get in amongst dolphins, rays and even dugongs.
Things to See and Do
If you decide to snorkel keep your eyes peeled for the ultra-rare West Australian Seahorse. While we don’t guarantee you’ll catch one we have heard that they will mystically appear from time to time.
Coral Bay to Exmouth (1H 40M)
Spend the day in Coral Bay, which is right on beautiful Ningaloo Reef. Snorkel, dive, swim, and enjoy some time on the beach or visit the shark nursery. When you’re done relaxing, it’s a 1.5-hour drive to Exmouth.
Snorkling Lovers Paradise
With a name like ‘Coral Bay’ it’s no surprise that this is the stop for snorkeling lovers. Thanks to calm, protected waters the reef is alive with techno-colour fish, slow moving rays, ancient turtles, a captivating reef and so much more. The ecosystem here is immense and beautiful and more than worth driving the distance.
As the reef is practically on the shore, these captivating creatures are just a hop-skip and a jump away from the sand. Meaning you don’t need to make the choice between getting amongst it all or just chilling on the beach. Do both.
Things to See and Do
Jump on a boat and swim with Whale Sharks in Ningaloo Reef. A once in a lifetime adventure they are massive and amazing.
The Bakery! It’s world class! Big Kev’s Brekky Pie is up there as one of the favorites.
Head down to Cape Range National Park where you’ll explore spectacular rugged limestone ranges, incredible canyons and 50 km of pristine beaches. Go for a walk, enjoy the beach or go snorkeling at stunning Turquoise Bay before heading back to Exmouth.
What to See and Do in Exmouth
With superb year-round weather and blessed with a location on the shores of the Ningaloo Reef, there’s so much to see and do in this extraordinary corner of the world.
Catch a Wave at Surfers Beach
Grab your board this awesome reef break is an extremely popular surfing beach in Exmouth, particularly from July-October.
Visit the Jurabi Turtle Centre
Learn all about these fragile creatures that nest on Exmouth’s local beaches, and how you can help them survive.
Snorkel at Turquoise Bay
Voted 20th best beach in the world, the underwater marine life living amidst this beautiful coral system will astound you.
Take a Walk Through the Mandu Mandu Gorge
Marvel at the sheer walls of an ancient gorge carved by a river over millions of years.
Staying at Exmouth
Step off your Perth to Exmouth bus trip into the best accommodation in town. We recommend you stay with our friends at The Ningaloo Lodge or Potshot Hotel Resort.
Your Perth to Exmouth bus trip wouldn’t be complete without the Exmouth tours that make the region famous. There are many companies who offer tours and include Whale shark dive with Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours,Ningaloo Ecology Cruises,Ocean Eco Adventures and Exmouth Adventure Co.
Hop on Hop Off Tours in WA
Hop on Hop Off Pass
The pass is ideal for the independent traveller/s who doesn’t want to be tied to a tour group. It is valid for travel in any direction with unlimited stops and comes with a 12 month expiry.
Pass Types and Prices
1500 km pass is $ 265; 3000 km pass is $ 395 while the 6000 km pass is $ 750.