The distance from Perth to Exmouth is 1248.6 kilometers and it takes 13 hours and 6 minutes along the National Route 1.
Start: Perth, Australia (Billabong Backpackers, Highgate)
Finish: Exmouth, Australia (Can Return)
Style: Backpacker Bus Tour
18th October, 9th, 23rdNovember and 7th December
11 day Return:
$1099 +($29 optional camping gear rental), 9 day/night One way:$899 +($29 optional camping gear rental). The National Park Fees, Monkey Mia Dolphin Entry Fee, 2 Nights Hostel Dorm, 5/4 Nights Bush/Beach Camping, 3 Nights Holiday Resort Camping as well as Hikes/Daily activities are included in the cost. (Occasionally during school holidays or extreme weather you may be required to pay an extra $10-$15 on top of the trip price for emergency alternative accommodation options).
At the beginning of each trip we all put in $60 into a ‘food fund’. This is then used to buy ingredients that make up the delicious feasts we eat along the way. On average you can expect to spend between $5 to $10 a day for food.
Sleeping bag/ Mattress/tent rental
To cover cleaning and repair costs, these can be rented for the duration of the trip for $10 per person each (payable when the trip starts). Our tents accommodate 2-3 people
Whale Shark Swim
You can enjoy an all day experience during your tour from Perth to Exmouth that includes swimming with these magnificent creatures, the Whale sharks, a warm-up reef snorkel and a delicious lunch for the cheapest price in town at $350 (Coral Bay) or $370 (Exmouth).
Take a surf Lesson or board rental in Exmouth, ($60 or $25 respectively)
Snorkel Gear Hire Coral bay
2 days $10
Rent a Kayak
Paddle through the world Heritage eco systems of Shark bay and Ningaloo reef ($25)
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Perth to Pinnacles
First day of the Perth to Exmouth tour go to the local shops and stock up on food for our delicious home cooked meals. We then head north for the first stop along the way for a quick lunch. Enjoy the stunning views along Indian Ocean drive and then explore the pinnacles desert. A short drive brings us to our picturesque beach side camp site where we kick back for the night. Watch the sunset with your new mates and enjoy a beer.
Day 2 – Geraldton and the Pink Lake
Sleep off your hangover or have an early morning swim then hit the road around 9.30 am. Before lunch we visit Geraldton or take an optional boat tour of Jurien Bay. Then we head to the magnificent Pink Lake for some photos. The campsite tonight is at the beautiful lucky bay, walk the sand dunes or swim as the sun goes down. There is plenty of space at the campsite so time to turn the music and let your hair down at night.
Day 3 – Kalbarri National Park
Visit the Scenic kalbarri cliffs before a quick swim and cold shower at the river mouth. Then explore the amazing Kalbarri National Park with a few hours of hiking to Nature’s Window and the Z Bend. In the late afternoon we hit the road to our overnight stop by the river.
Kalbarri National Park
The surrounds the lower reaches of the Murchison River, which has cut a magnificent 80 kilometre gorge through the red and white banded sandstone to create formations such as Nature’s Window and The Loop, Z-Bend and Hawks Head, with scenic gorge views at the Ross Graham Lookout and views of the town and river mouth at Meanarra Hill.
Along the coast, wind and wave erosion has exposed the sedimentary layers in the sandstone cliffs that plunge more than 100 metres to the ocean. Red Bluff, Mushroom Rock, Rainbow Valley, Eagle Gorge, Island Rock and the Natural Bridge are among the best-known features of this rugged coast.
Kalbarri’s exceptional wildflowers are at their best in spring and early summer. At the mouth of the Murchison River is the town of Kalbarri, which supports thriving fishing and tourism industries and provides a base for park visitors.
Kalbarri National Park is popular for sightseeing, picnicking, abseiling, rafting and canoeing (only after heavy rains and only if you are experienced, well equipped and have first contacted park rangers for advice).
Drinking water is not available in Kalbarri National Park so always carry your own supply.
Due to the hazardous terrain, groups undertaking long hikes should consist of at least five experienced people – the smallest group considered self-sufficient in an emergency. Overnight groups must notify a park ranger before and after completing the hike.
We recognise and acknowledge Nhanda people as the Traditional custodians of Kalbarri National Park.
Day 4 – Shark Bay
This Morning we drive into the World Heritage site of Shark Bay. Check out Shell Beach, relax and swim in the crystal clear water. After lunch we drive into the town of Denham followed by a stop at the Lagoon for a game of ultimate frisbee or cricket. It’s now time for a bit of luxury as we setup camp at the Monkey Mia Dolphin resort. After dinner and an amazing sunset you can head down to the jetty and spot wildlife with your torch or kick back on the grass around the campsite.
Day 5 – Monkey Mia, Dolphins & Carnarvon
Wake up and walk 50 m to the water’s edge. It’s time to meet the famous Monkey Mia Dolphins, if you are lucky you will get to feed flipper his scaly breakfast. There is now a few free hours to explore swim or rent a kayak. We hit the road around lunchtime and travel to carnarvon to resupply. The campsite is a short drive north of here where we will settle in for the night.
Day 6 – Coral Bay Day 1
We arrive in coral bay mid- morning and set up camp. There are two free days to explore, Snorkel the amazing reef, (Optional Fishing charter, diving, whale shark tours) or just sit with your new friends on the beach and enjoy this special place. Usually things will kickoff pretty early and by late afternoon everyone is ready to blow off some steam and party. Truth or Dare anyone? Our campsite is 5 min walk from the beach and everything else in town. You will fall in love with this place the moment you arrive.
Day 7 – Coral Bay Day 2
Extra day in coral bay.You can really see the reef at its finest, only meters from the beach are huge coral formations and large fish. If you are lucky you might swim alongside a turtle or friendly reef shark! (Optional Fishing charter, diving, Manta Ray Tours, whale shark tours)
Day 8 – Exmouth and Surfing
With the right weather conditions we can visit the Exmouth town beach and enjoy some water sports. Take a jetski and see dolphins and whales (in season) go tubing behind the jetskis for a wild adrenaline rush or just relax on the beach. In the afternoon we have the option to rent a surfboard or do a lesson ($25, $50) our campsite tonight can vary depending on what the group feels, in town or by the beach.
Day 9 – Cape Range National park, Whale Sharks, Ningaloo Reef
Our lucky Whale shark/Humpback swimmers will be picked up from the campsite early morning. The rest of the group will travel to the Cape Range National Park and explore the many sites. The lighthouse at sunset really sets the scene for our last night together and if we are lucky we will see the Humpback Whales breaching on the Horizon. The last night at the campsite is a nice time to spend with your new mates, make plans to meet in future travels or wonder how you can find a way to come back.
Day 10 (Return) – Head towards Home
Pack your belongings and say goodbye to your friends. People who are continuing north can be dropped in Exmouth or coral bay as we drive south. A roadside camp will be home for us tonight.
Day 11 (Return) – Arrive Perth
Drive towards Perth with quick stops in Northampton and for lunch, we will arrive at Billabong Backpackers around 4-5 pm to complete the Perth to Exmouth tour.
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