Best of the Coast

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Best of the Coast

from £1,599
Duration: 10 days
Countries: Australia
See the marine life at Shark Bay, check out the rare stromatolites, explore Cape Range National Park, take a canoe tour with Aboriginal guides and learn about their legends.

Best of the Coast

There’s so much that’s awesome about Australia that it’s hard to nail down what’s best. We think we’ve managed to do it on this 10-day trip from Perth up the coast to Exmouth. We pack in plenty of authentic Aussie experiences, from spotting tons of native wildlife to taking canoe tours with Aboriginal guides and learning about their legends. See the marine life at Shark Bay, check out the stromatolites, explore Cape Range National Park and more. The best? Oh, yes.


Day 1Perth
Arrive at anytime.

Day 2Perth/Horrocks(1B)
Enjoy a full day of highlights — visit the Pinnacles and sandboard in Lancelin and Greenough Wildlife Park and animal rescue facility. Continue to Horrocks Beach on the Batavia Coast for the night.

Day 3Horrocks/Kalbarri(1B)
Visit the Principality of Hutt River, the oldest 'micronation' in Australia. See some coastal attractions before reaching Kalbarri. Opt to horseback ride, abseil, canoe or simply relax on the beach.

Day 4Kalbarri(1B)
Explore Kalbarri NP with a free afternoon in this Western Australian Adventure Capital.

Day 5Kalbarri/Monkey Mia(1B)
Continue up the coast to Monkey Mia and Shark Bay. Visit the historic Hamelin Pool Telegraph Station and the famous stromatolites. Visit Shell Beach before making it to Monkey Mia for the night.

Day 6Monkey Mia(1B, 1D)
Get up close and personal with bottlenose dolphins at Shark Bay World Heritage Area. A major research site, these mammals come right up to the shore on a regular basis. In the afternoon, enjoy an Aboriginal canoe tour.

Day 7Monkey Mia/Coral Bay(1B, 1D)
Continue to Carnarvon to witness the famous blowholes. Travel on to Coral Bay for an evening barbecue. This is a great place to spot whale sharks when they're in season.

Day 8Coral Bay/Exmouth(1B)
Enjoy a free day in Coral Bay. Opt to take a marine eco tour, go snorkelling, or take a glass bottom boat tour to check out the Ningaloo Reef. In the late afternoon, continue on to Exmouth.

Day 9Exmouth(1B, 1L, 1D)
Spend the day exploring Cape Range NP including Yardie Creek and Turquoise Bay. Opt to scuba dive in Navy Pier or snorkel the blue waters. Venture to the Vlamingh Head lighthouse. Enjoy a final dinner in Exmouth together.

Day 10Exmouth(1B)
Depart at any time.

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What's Included

Pinnacles visit
Greenough Wildlife Park visit
Hutt River Province visit
Kalbarri National Park visit
Hamlin Pools Telegraph Station and stromatolites visit
Shell Beach and Eagle Bluff visit
Shark Bay World Heritage Area visit
Aboriginal canoe tour
Carnarvon blowholes
Dinner in Coral Bay
Cape Range National Park visit
Vlamingh Head lighthouse visit
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners. (Allow AUD200-250 for meals not included.)
Private van, walking.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12.
Standard hotel (3 nts), basic hotels (3 nts), swag camping (2 nts), basic cabin (1 nt).

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