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Best of the Coast – Western Australia
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Theres so much thats awesome about Australia that its hard to nail down whats best. We think weve managed to do it on this 10-day trip from Perth up the coast to Exmouth. We pack in plenty of authentic Aussie experiences, from spotting tons of native wildlife to taking kayak tours with Aboriginal guides and learning about their legends. See the marine life at Shark Bay, check out the stromatolites, explore Cape Range National Park and more. The best? Oh, yes.

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  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: OAPE/145009
  • Starts: Perth, Australia
  • Finishes: Exmouth, Australia
You will Visit
  • Perth
  • Exmouth

Itinerary

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Day 1: Perth

Arrive at anytime.
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. If you arrive early, opt to visit nearby Freemantle, visit a vineyard at the Swan Valley Wineries, hit the beach at Cottesloe, take a day trip to Rottnest Island to spot the adorable Quokka, or explore the city at your own pace!

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Day 2: Perth/Geraldton

Enjoy a full day of highlights — visit the Pinnacles and Greenough Wildlife Park, an animal rescue facility. Continue to Geraldton on the Batavia Coast for the night.
Head out early for a day of highlights en route to Geraldton.

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Day 3: Geraldton/Kalbarri

Visit the Principality of Hutt River, the oldest 'micronation' in Australia. See some coastal attractions before reaching Kalbarri. Opt to horseback ride, abseil, canoe or simply relax on the beach. Camp under the stars in a traditional swag (padded canvas bedroll).

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Day 4: Kalbarri

Explore Kalbarri NP with a free afternoon in this Western Australian adventure capital.

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Day 5: Kalbarri/Monkey Mia

Continue up the coast to Monkey Mia and Shark Bay. Visit the historic Hamelin Pool Telegraph Station and the famous stromatolites. Visit Shell Beach before making it to Monkey Mia for the night.

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Day 6: Monkey Mia

Get up close and personal with bottlenose dolphins at Shark Bay World Heritage Area. A major research site, these mammals come right up to the shore on a regular basis. Later, enjoy an Aboriginal kayak tour.

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Day 7: Monkey Mia/Coral Bay

Travel on to Coral Bay, arriving in time for a spectacular Western Australia sunset. This is a great place to spot whale sharks when they're in season.
Travel through Carnarvon on the way to Coral Bay, known for it's tropical fruits and seafood, and home to One Mile Jetty, Carnarvon Tramway and the OTC dish.

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Day 8: Coral Bay/Exmouth

Enjoy a free day in Coral Bay. Opt to take a marine eco tour, go snorkelling, or take a glass bottom boat tour to check out the Ningaloo Reef. In the late afternoon, continue on to Exmouth.
There are plenty of options here to enjoy the reef and surrounding area.

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Day 9: Exmouth

Spend the day exploring Cape Range National Park including Yardie Creek and Turquoise Bay. Opt to scuba dive in Navy Pier or snorkel the blue waters. Venture to the Vlamingh Head lighthouse. Enjoy a final dinner in Exmouth together.

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Day 10: Exmouth

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Pinnacles visit
    • Greenough Wildlife Park visit
    • Hutt River Province visit
    • Kalbarri NP visit
    • Stromatolites visit
    • Shell Beach and Eagle Bluff visit
    • Shark Bay World Heritage Area visit
    • Aboriginal canoe tour
    • Cape Range NP visit
    • Vlamingh Head lighthouse visit
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Standard hotel (5 nts), basic hotel (2 nts), swag camping (2 nts)
    • 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • See the marine life at Shark Bay
  • Check out the rare stromatolites
  • Explore Cape Range National Park
  • Take a canoe tour with Aboriginal guides and learn about their legends