West Coast & Ningaloo Reef Adventure (Northbound)

7 Days | Surround yourself with the history and sparkling waters of Western Australia.

5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews submitted.
EUR €2,595
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Explore otherworldly landscapes, turquoise ocean and rugged national parks on a tour which combines Western Australia’s red earth with the crystal clear waters of Ningaloo Reef. With shimmering beaches, First Nations experiences, National Trust-listed historic towns, and some of the most beautiful scenery you’ll find anywhere, this tour is big on adventure and showcases ‘the best of the west’ with a few surprises and lesser known sights along the way. With a knowledgeable local leader by your side, this seven-day small group tour offers something for everyone.

Trip overview

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Perth, Australia
Exmouth, Australia
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Min 15
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Min 1 - Max 16
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Visit The Pinnacles at Nambung National Park where natural limestone pillars tower above the sand to create an otherworldly landscape.
  • Snorkel the turquoise waters of Ningaloo Reef, where you’ll have views of the rich and diverse marine life and colourful coral underneath.
  • Join an evening First Nations experience where you will learn about Gutharraguda (Shark Bay) from the Nhanda and Malgana people. Try your hand at playing the didgeridoo or traditional conch shell and taste some bush tucker prepared by your hosts over the open fire.
  • Jump on a boat at the Kalbarri Marina and set sail for the open ocean where you’ll learn about the local rock lobster industry and help pull up some lobster pots and re-bait them, ready to catch more delicious rock lobster.
  • Watch Parks and Wildlife rangers feed the resident dolphins at Monkey Mia and learn about these animals and other marine creatures which call these pristine waters home.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip is also available in a southbound direction from Exmouth to Perth. Please check out 'West Coast & Ningaloo Reef Adventure (Southbound)' - trip code PVKF - for more details and departure dates.
  • This trip requires a moderate to good level of fitness as it involves some walking, allowing you to really get among nature. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.
  • When travelling in Western Australia, temperatures can be very hot during the day and drop quite dramatically at night. Have a think about what time of year suits you best to travel and pack accordingly.
  • Just as a heads up before you book: this trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.


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6 breakfasts


Private vehicle, Boat


Motel (2 nights), Resort (2 nights), Cabin (1 night), Lodge (1 night)

  • Geraldton - Leader-led town walk
  • Indian Ocean Drive - Leaning Trees of Greenough
  • Coral Coast - Lancelin Sand Dunes
  • Nambung National Park - The Pinnacles Desert
  • Coral Coast - Hutt Lagoon (Pink Lake)
  • Kalbarri National Park - Z Bend, Nature's Window & Kalbarri Skywalk
  • Northampton - Ku’arlu Mangga (Good Nest) Gallery visit
  • Kalbarri - Rock Lobster boat tour
  • Shark Bay - Eagle Bluff Boardwalk
  • Shark Bay - Shell Beach
  • Shark Bay - Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve
  • Monkey Mia - Didgeridoo Dreaming Night Tour
  • Monkey Mia - Dolphin Experience
  • Carnarvon - Gwoonwardu Mia Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre
  • Ningaloo Reef - Glass Bottom Boat Cruise & Snorkelling Experience
  • Exmouth - Vlamingh Head Lighthouse
Add on activities
  • Kalbarri - Chinamans Beach - Free
  • Kalbarri - Local Hikes - Free
  • Cape Range National Park - Snorkel with the Whalesharks (seasonal only) - AUD450

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Important notes

A Single Supplement is bookable on this trip, subject to availability at the time of booking. Please note that due to the small properties we use there is only a limited amount of single supplements available per trip departure. If you would like to book a single supplement and enquire about availability please speak to your booking agent.

This trip begins at 8.30am in Perth and ends after breakfast in Exmouth on the last day (day 7).

Swimming with whale sharks is not included on this trip and is an optional activity that you need to book online yourself. It is very important that you pre book any Whale Shark experiences, as this can sell out far in advance. Please also note that whale sharks visit the region between mid-March and mid-September only, so please make sure you schedule your trip accordingly if you would like to include this experience in your trip.

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5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews submitted.
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Beverley · Traveled June 2023
Fabulous trip with wonderful scenery, marine animals and experiences. Highly recommend!
Review submitted 30 Jun 2023

Rachel · Traveled June 2023
What a great trip! We did and saw so many great and unique things. This is the way to see and enjoy all that WA has to offer. Michael our tour guide added to our trip and experience with his knowledge and personality. Thank you again!
Review submitted 16 Jun 2023

Jill · Traveled April 2023
A wonderful trip north to Exmouth. Our guides showed us many sites on the way that we may otherwise not have known about. Jason was the best leader, friendly to all, knowledgeable, helpful and caring. I would recommend this trip to anyone.
Review submitted 28 Apr 2023

Laura · Traveled August 2022
I knew this trip was going to be great, but it turned out so much better than I imagined. I loved every minute of every day. The most fantastic way to see the West Coast, so much included to see and do. I only wish it was longer!
Review submitted 06 Sep 2022

Joy · Traveled June 2022
This trip is great way to explore the coast of WA. It's jam packed with interesting activities and time to explore the best of the coast. Be prepared for early starts and long drives, but it was really worth it.
Review submitted 10 Jul 2022
West Coast & Ningaloo Reef Adventure (Northbound)
EUR €2,595