7 Day Wildlife and Nature Exmouth to Perth Tour

    For travel in 2023 Book our 7 day Perth to Exmouth Tour.

    Introducing our epic 7 Day West Coast Wildlife and Nature Experience Exmouth to Perth Tour. Ruby red cliffs towering above turquoise seas, unique rock formations rising from the desert sands, and abundant wildlife roaming freely across the landscape – this seven-day tour will showcase the remote West Coast at its very best.

    This small-group comfort Exmouth to Perth tour with up to 18 passengers includes Dolphin feeding at Monkey Mia, hiking to Nature’s Window within the Kalbarri National Park, Lobster Shack behind the scenes tour, swimming in the clear waters of Coral Bay, strolling amongst The Pinnacles in Nambung National Park – and so much more.

    The tour includes six nights of quality 3-star accommodation, a tour guide, and daily breakfast and dinners. Travel over 7 days of adventure and beautiful nature. Fly to Exmouth (Learmonth) to meet the tour and traverse back to Perth over 7 days of adventure and beautiful nature. This is a comfortable tour experience on the west coast.

    Optional activities on our Exmouth to Perth comfort tour include swimming with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef, an encounter with majestic manta rays, and a stay at Sal Salis Wilderness Resort, where the outback meets the reef.

    This is a wonderful trip for nature enthusiasts and wildlife photographers alike, traversing the wild west coast of Australia over 7 days. Join us for a nature and wildlife west coast experience.

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      Day 1 – Exmouth and Cape Range National Park

      Today fly into Exmouth (Learmonth Airport) and meet your wonderful guide who will show you the remarkable West Coast of Australia. Enjoy the late afternoon exploring Exmouth and its’ amazing locations in the Gascoyne region.

      For those keen to get in the water our guide will take you for a shot snorkel at Turquoise Bay. The white, sandy shores located here give way to clear waters harbouring a plethora of marine life.

      Known as an excellent snorkel site that is easily accessible in most conditions, with a rich diversity of coral, fish and other marine life with an exceptionally beautiful beach and bay.

      Also, time permitting head to Cape Range National Park for the short hike through the arid rocky gorges on the Yardie Nature Walk. Located adjacent to the Ningaloo Marine Park, the rugged Cape Range in the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage area is a very unique area combining marine and terrestrial environments.

      Accommodation: Potshot Hotel or similar

      Meals: Picnic lunch & dinner

      Day 2 – Free day in Exmouth with an Optional Whaleshark Swim

      Today you can choose to relax after your fun and informative last five days, or take the opportunity to do a once in a lifetime activity by snorkelling and swimming with whalesharks.

      Every year whale sharks, the world’s largest known fish, make their way to the peaceful waters off the coast of Exmouth in their quest for food.

      Ningaloo Reef’s remarkable eco-system attracts hundreds of whale sharks with its abundance of naturally-occurring food that starts with the annual spawning of coral in March, and continues with the upwelling of nutrient-rich waters from the continental shelf that lies beneath Ningaloo. With plankton drifting closer to the surface, whale sharks gather en masse at Ningaloo to take advantage of easy, abundant feeding.

      While whale sharks can grow to an impressive 15 metres in length and have a mouth almost 1.5 metres wide, they pose no danger to humans. They are calm, slow moving, naturally curious fish that are undisturbed by snorkellers swimming in close proximity.

      Whale sharks prefer warm and temperate seas, and while they can be found in several other locations around the world for a month or two, there is no place quite like Ningaloo Reef to meet naturally-feeding whale sharks in such a large congregation across such an extended season. You’ll be awestruck by their size and beauty.

      Join other members of the group snorkelling with these gentle giants with a highly experienced and professional crew that will ensure your interactions with the biggest fish in the sea are relaxed, safe, and most importantly, unforgettable!

      Be first on the water while aircraft spot whale sharks and humpback whales from above and head directly to their location, guaranteeing more time swimming with the whale sharks. You will also see other marine life and coral from the fully equipped and customised vessels, while enjoying a full range of refreshments, beverages, and a tasty lunch as well as morning and afternoon tea.

      We’re proud to also donate a portion of every whale shark swim to Parks & Wildlife to assist in their research initiatives.

      In the evening today the group will go to Vlamingh Head Lighthouse for sunset.

      Accommodation: Potshot Hotel or similar

      Meals: Breakfast & dinner

      Day 3 – Coral Bay Activities

      This morning drive the short distance to Coral Bay and spend more time enjoying the Ningaloo Reef on some more great marine activities, or simply relax by the beach at Coral Bay.

      For those guests not wanting to do any paid optional activities they will have an opportunity to grab a quick lunch then enjoy a guided walk along the Coral Bay Walk Way. The two-kilometre walk takes you through the Pioneer and Naturalist Parks, where you can see kangaroos, emus and a variety of birdlife. Stop along the way to soak up the sun on the unspoiled beaches and lookout for an opportunity to see dolphins, manta rays and tropical fish right from the shore.

      Our recommended activities today which can be arranged by your guide are the Manta Ray tour ($205 per person), to see these majestic animals in their natural habitat.

      This full-day action-packed marine ecotour adventure includes wetsuits and snorkel equipment, fantastic food (morning tea, full lunch and afternoon snacks), drinks (coffee, tea, milo and cordial).

      The highlight of this fantastic marine ecotour is the opportunity to swim with the awe-inspiring manta ray, which the professional Eco tours staff will endeavour to deliver, in what has become almost a daily event in Coral Bay on the Ningaloo Reef. On this six to seven-hour adventure, you have the opportunity to snorkel on the magnificent Ningaloo coral reef, seeing hundreds of types of reef fish and exciting aquatic life such as reef sharks, turtles, giant clams and octopus.

      If you are not keen to do this then our other optional activities include:

      1 hour Coral Viewing (Glass bottom boat): $50.00 per person

      If you want to see the underwater wonders of Ningaloo’s Coral Bay as clearly as if you were right next to them, why not consider a glass-bottom boat. They’re a fantastic way to observe the splendid aquatic landscape while staying comfortable and dry. This tour grants you an immersive view of the interesting coral formations and marine life.

      2-hour Snorkelling & Coral Viewing: $74.00 per person

      This two-hour snorkel and coral View tour takes place on board Nhanya-Ku. Not only can you see the reef passing by under the glass, but you also have the opportunity to snorkel at two beautiful sites. Immerse yourself amongst hundreds of tropical fish and view magnificent coral gardens, along with other amazing wildlife that calls our World Heritage Ningaloo Reef home.

      3 hour Turtle Ecotour: $95.00 per person

      This turtle tour is the best way to view turtles feeding in their natural surroundings. Experienced crew and their in-depth knowledge of the local turtle’s species and behaviour, will show you the best way to view these amazing animals. As the only turtle tour conducted on a glass-bottom boat, this great value tour also provides you with the opportunity for coral viewing, fish feeding and snorkelling at two specially selected sites.

      Snorkelling gear is provided and coffee/tea/milo and biscuits are also included.

      Accommodation: Bay Lodge, Ningaloo Coral Bay or similar

      Meals: Breakfast & dinner

      Day 4 – Coral Bay to Monkey Mia

      This morning we continue to explore the Coral Coast as we travel the big distance to Monkey Mia.

      Stop at Bumbak’s plantation and indulge in local produce – Don’t forget to try a homemade ice cream which is delicious. See the heritage-listed One Mile Jetty and Esplanade.

      Marvel as powerful ocean swells force water through sea caves and up out of narrow holes at The Blowholes, before making your way into the laid-back coastal town of Carnarvon before heading this afternoon to the small township of Monkey Mia located in the Shark Bay World Heritage area, which is rich in marine life and Aboriginal heritage.

      Enjoy a delicious BBQ, whilst watching the magical colours of sunset.

      Accommodation: RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort or similar

      Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

      Day 5 – Monkey Mia to Kalbarri

      This morning experience one of Australia’s most famous wildlife encounters, watching the Monkey Mia Dolphins swim to shore and be fed in knee-deep water. This is a great opportunity for some incredible photos of these remarkable animals!

      Afterward visit Shell Beach, and marvel at the seemingly endless white stretch of beach composed of trillions of tiny shells. Spend time relaxing on the beach here or enjoy a coffee at the restaurant.

      This afternoon explore the spectacular rock formations, the Stromatolites. These spectacular rock formations are the earth’s oldest living organisms, more than 500 million years old.

      Then sit back and relax once again as your guide takes control of the wheel and ensures a safe journey to Kalbarri.

      Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

      Accommodation: Kalbarri Edge Resort or similar

      Day 6 – Kalbarri National Park to Cervantes

      We will have an opportunity to explore the main street of Kalbarri and Chinaman’s Point, where the Murchison River meets the sea.

      This morning we venture into the Kalbarri National Park, known for its amazing wildflowers, and stunning vistas of the Murchison Gorge, at Nature’s Window.

      We will then explore the National Park’s newly opened attraction, the Skywalk. The twin skywalks built 100m apart at the Inyaka Wookai Watju site, provide great views of the surrounding bushland. Shortly afterward we hike into the Z Bend Gorge to another lookout and river trail walk.

      After exploring this remarkable National Park, we journey onto Cervantes, the gateway to the Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park.  Enjoy a beautiful sunset before checking into the accommodation in Cervantes.

      Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

      Accommodation: Pinnacles Edge Resort or similar

      Day 7 – Nambung National Park to Perth via Yanchep National Park

      Be guided through the desert learning about how these fascinating rocks formed over thousands of years and witness the uniqueness of this landscape.

      Our next stop is the award-winning Lobster Shack where you will tantalise your taste buds. Enjoy a self-guided tour and learn how the exclusive Western Rock Lobster is captured in the wild and transported to shore, and take a journey through the live lobster processing plant.

      Enjoy lunch here before going underground in Yanchep National Park on a Crystal Caves tour and see a wonderland of natural cave decorations with stalagmites, helictites, columns and shawls.

      We then make our way into Perth, where your guide will drop you at your accommodation and wave a fond goodbye.

      Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

      What To Bring
      Booking Info
      • Discover the wildlife & wonder of WA’s Coral Coast
      • Explore the Crystal Caves in Yanchep National Park
      • Marvel at the weathered limestone pillars ‘The Pinnacles’ in Nambung National Park
      • Feel inspired by the stunning gorges of Kalbarri National Park
      • Hike to Nature’s Window and the Z Bend in Murchison Gorge
      • Explore the newly-opened Kalbarri Skywalk at the Inyaka Wookai Watju site
      • Stroll through the Shark Bay World Heritage Area
      • Get up close with the dolphins of Monkey Mia
      • Visit the beautiful Ningaloo Reef at Coral Bay
      • Marvel at ancient Stromatolites in Shark Bay
      • Wander along Shell Beach, made of trillions of tiny shells
      • Enjoy a scenic drive along the Coral Coast
      • Stroll along the blinding white sands of Coral Bay
      • Enjoy a guided walk along the Coral Bay Walk Way
      • Explore the laid back town of Exmouth at leisure
      • Swim at Turquoise Bay in Cape Range National Park
      • Join the possibilities of swim in the Ningaloo Reef ecosystem
      • Spot whales during the season
      • Sunscreen
      • Water bottle
      • Warm and wet weather clothing including hat, towel and swimwear
      • Camera
      • Insect repellent
      • Toiletries
      • Money for meals or optional purchases


      We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. It was well structured and our driver / tour guide, Gus was organised and professional. Distances travelled on some days were at the limits of what was comfortable given the size of the bus (we could have used a little more leg-room), but we were fortunate that there was a total of only 8 passengers, so appreciate that the tour went ahead, and the extra space we had.. Accommodation at each location was comfortable and clean and we certainly didn't go hungry.. The coastline and scenery on this trip is stunning and snorkelling on the Ningaloo Reef was a highlight. We were blessed with wonderful weather and would certainly recommend this tour at this time of year.
      Pam Snow
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