Experience the best of Western Australia, from outback to ocean
The best of Australia’s west is waiting on a 14-day adventure from Exmouth to Perth. From classic outback scenes of auburn landscape and limitless horizons to clear blue waters and dazzling coastline, this journey takes it all in. Look out for whale sharks while snorkelling in Turquoise Bay at Ningaloo Reef, learn about the ancient culture of the Banyjima, Kurrama and Innawonga people at Karijini National Park, watch dolphins being fed in Monkey Mia, explore the rugged landscapes of Kalbarri National Park and marvel at The Pinnacles at Nambung National Park. With a local leader by your side, you’ll see beneath the surface of a land that has so much to offer.
Enjoy the turquoise waters of Ningaloo Reef, where you’ll have views of the rich and diverse marine life and colourful coral underneath.
Drive to the top of the gorge for limitless views of Cheela Plains, where you’ll have the chance to enjoy sunset drinks and dinner around the campfire.
Explore the highlights of Karjini National Park, including West Karijini, Hancock Gorge, Kermit’s Pool, Junction Pool and many other special gems in the area.
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.
Visit The Pinnacles at Nambung National Park where natural limestone pillars tower above the sand to create an otherworldly landscape.
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’.
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.
For your time in Karijini National Park you will be accompanied by a second guide, which will give you the option between more physically demanding walks, or more moderate walks.
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.
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our West Coast, Ningaloo & Karijini Adventure trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
A Single Supplement is bookable on this trip, subject to availability at the time of booking. It covers all nights of this trip, except nights 4 and 5 in Karijini National Park. 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.
Due to the challenge of finding suitable accommodation in the Pilbara region you will experience a mix of standards on this trip. Accommodation in Karijini National Park is a basic permanent tented camp, at the outback station they are simple cabins, all with shared facilities, while our hotel in Exmouth is a very comfortable choice. The remainder of the accommodation is in classic motels and/or hotels. For the nights at the camp we recommend you bring your own sleeping bag.
START & END TIME
This trip begins at 11am in Exmouth on day 1 and ends upon arrival in Perth in the late afternoon/early evening on the last day (day 14).
SWIMMING WITH WHALE SHARKS
Swimming with whale sharks is not included on this trip and is an optional activity. 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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