7 Day Wildlife and Nature Perth to Exmouth Tour

    For travel in 2023 see our 7 Day Perth to Exmouth Tour.

    Join us on the 7 Day West Coast Wildlife and Nature Experience Perth to Exmouth Tour. This small-group tour is designed for the up-close and personal wildlife experience.

    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 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 package includes six nights of quality 3-star accommodation, a tour guide, and daily breakfast and dinners.

    Optional activities 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.

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      Day 1 – Perth to Cervantes via Yanchep and Nambung National Park (the Pinnacles )

      Today you will be collected from your Perth accommodation between 7.00am and 7.45 am to meet your wonderful guide who will show you the remarkable West Coast of Australia.

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

      We then journey to the Pinnacles Desert Nambung National Park. Be guided through the desert learning about how these fascinating rocks formed over thousands of years. Witness the uniqueness of this landscape. You will be amazed by the colours of the sun setting over this iconic Australian landscape.

      Travel to the tiny town of Cervantes for your overnight stay.

      Meals: Lunch & dinner included

      Accommodation: Cervantes Edge Resort or similar

      Day 2 – Cervantes to Kalbarri National Park

      Today, visit the regional city of Geraldton before venturing into the Kalbarri National Park, known for its amazing wildflowers, and stunning vistas of the Murchison Gorge.

      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.

      We will then take a hike into the Z Bend Gorge to another lookout and river trail walk, before joining a sunset at Nature’s Window.

      Head into the township of Kalbarri for your overnight accommodation.

      Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

      Accommodation: Kalbarri Edge Resort or similar

      Day 3 – Kalbarri to Monkey Mia

      Today is a big days drive to Monkey Mia, the small township located in the Shark Bay World Heritage area, which is rich in marine life and Aboriginal heritage.

      Our first stop is to explore the spectacular rock formations known as the Stromatolites which are the earth’s oldest living organisms, more than 500 million years old.

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

      This evening enjoying a delicious BBQ whilst watching the magical colours of sunset.

      Accommodation: RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort or similar

      Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

      Day 4 – Monkey Mia to Coral Bay

      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!

      We continue to explore the Coral Coast and marvel as the powerful ocean swells force water through sea caves and out of narrow holes at The Blowholes, before making our way into the laid-back coastal town of Carnarvon.

      Our last stop today on our journey to Coral Bay is at Bumbak’s plantation to indulge in their local produce. Don’t forget to try a homemade ice cream which is delicious.

      We arrive and settle in this evening late to the small coastal village of Coral Bay.

      Accommodation: Bay Lodge, Ningaloo Coral Bay or similar

      Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

      Day 5 - Coral Bay Activities and onto Exmouth

      Spend today out on the Ningaloo Reef, relax or take in one of the adventure activities in Coral Bay. All activities are optional and can be booked with your guide.

      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.

      In the late afternoon we travel onto our final destination of Exmouth, in the Gascoyne region.

      Accommodation: Potshot Hotel or similar

      Meals: Breakfast & dinner

      Day 6 – 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 7 – Cape Range National Park and then depart or extend your trip with two nights at Sal Salis Resort

      Our guide will take you to Cape Range NP to do a morning 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.

      We will then make our way to the airport where we will bid a final farewell to each other as our adventure comes to an end. We recommend that you book a late morning or lunchtime flight (subject to availability) for your departure.

      Meals: Breakfast

      Finish today or extend for two nights at the amazing Sal Salis Resort

      Days 8 & 9 - Optional Stay at Sal Salis Wilderness Resort

      Where the outback meets the reef… With just fifteen eco-luxe wilderness tents and one honeymoon tent hidden amongst the sand dunes overlooking Ningaloo Reef, Sal Salis provides a unique place from which to explore Western Australia’s coral coast and one of Australia’s best kept natural secrets.

      The camp lies with the coral reef and its marine residents just a few metres off shore. The coastal dunes and gorges in the Cape Range National Park provide a prolific terrestrial wildlife experience with red kangaroos, euros, echidnas, emus and more seen in and around the camp.

      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
      • Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of Lobster Shack
      • Sunscreen
      • Water bottle
      • Warm and wet weather clothing including hat, towel and swimwear
      • Camera
      • Insect repellent
      • Toiletries
      • Money for meals or optional purchases
      • Departures for 2023 being currently planned. Ask us for more details.
      How do i get back to Perth after the tour?

      We recommend flying from Exmouth (Learmonth) back to Perth once the tour ends. Or stay in Exmouth for a couple of extra nights to relax.


      This was a great small group tour with an easygoing and knowledgeable tour driver/guide - Gus. We found the tour to be well paced. The accommodation was excellent. The food was very good. - some breakfasts being too much food, we felt. We enjoyed all the sites visited. It was unfortunate that the sea excursions in Coral Bay and Exmouth were cancelled due to the windy weather. Overall, a very enjoyable experience.
      Dorothy Hurdle
      Age Group: 65 - 75

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