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 kayak 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 1 Perth
Arrive at anytime.
Day 2 Perth/Geraldton (1B)
Enjoy a full day of highlights — visit the Pinnacles and Greenough Wildlife Park, an animal rescue facility. Continue to Geraldton on the Batavia Coast for the night.
Day 3 Geraldton/Kalbarri (1B, 1D)
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. Camp under the stars in a traditional swag (padded canvas bedroll).
Day 4 Kalbarri (1B)
Explore Kalbarri NP with a free afternoon in this Western Australian adventure capital.
Day 5 Kalbarri/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 6 Monkey Mia (1B, 1L, 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. Later, enjoy an Aboriginal kayak tour.
Day 7 Monkey Mia/Coral Bay (1B)
Travel on to Coral Bay, arriving in time for a spectacular Western Australia sunset. This is a great place to spot whale sharks when they’re in season.
Day 8 Coral 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 9 Exmouth (1B, 1L, 1D)
Spend the day exploring Cape Range National Park 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 10 Exmouth (1B)
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