From turquoise waters to the red, rocky outback, Western Australia has it all.
This 8-day adventure is the perfect taste of the best bits of Australia’s nature. Spend time soaking up sun and snorkelling in Turquoise Bay at Ningaloo Reef – keeping an eye out for the famous whale sharks the whole time – before heading inland. You’ll pass classic outback scenes of auburn landscape and limitless horizons before arriving at Karijini National Park, where you’ll have a chance to learn about the ancient culture of the Banyjima, Kurrama and Innawonga people, the traditional owners of the land. Swim in the secluded natural pools and hike through the vibrant gorges as you disconnect from the world and connect with the land around you.
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 Weano Gorge, Joffre Lookout, Fortescue Falls and many other special gems in the area.
Spend time relaxing in the amazing rocky environment of Hamersley Gorge and cool off with a dip in its tranquil pools.
This trip requires a very good level of fitness as it includes some moderate to challenging walks on steep terrain to access the gorges, lookouts and waterfalls. Please ensure you only embark on walks that are appropriate for your fitness and ability. You must bring appropriate footwear for walking and clothing for spending all day outdoors.
Due to the remote nature of this itinerary and the policies of our local partners, travellers over the age of 60 will need to complete a form to self-assesses your fitness and suitability for this trip.
When travelling in Western Australia, temperatures can be very hot during the day and drop quite dramatically at night. Consider what time of year suits you best to travel, check weather forecasts in advance and pack accordingly.
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our Ningaloo Reef & Karijini Adventure trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Days 4 and 5 (Permanent Tented Camps) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
Due to the challenge of finding suitable accommodation in this region you will experience a mix of standards on this trip. Accommodation in Karijini National Park is a basic permanent tented camp and at the outback station they are simple cabins, all with shared facilities, while our hotel in Exmouth is a very comfortable choice. For the nights at the camp, we supply sleeping bags, but you are also welcome to bring your own.
START & END TIME
This trip begins at 11am in Exmouth on Day 1 and ends after breakfast back in Exmouth in the morning on Day 8.
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 well in advance of travel, as these can sell out quickly. 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.
This trip requires a very good level of fitness as it includes some moderate to challenging walks on steep terrain to access the gorges, lookouts and waterfalls. Please ensure you only embark on walks that are appropriate for your fitness and ability. You should bring appropriate footwear for walking and be ready to spend all day outdoors.
Due to the remote nature of this itinerary and the policies of our local partners, travellers over the age of 60 will need to complete a form that self-assesses their fitness and suitability for this trip.
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