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7 Day Coral Coast to Perth Experience

You'll travel along the vast cinematic Western Australian Coral Coast on this 7 day expedition.
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Kalbarri National Park
turquoise ocean at Francois Peron National Park
Turtle at Coral Bay
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7 Day Coral Coast to Perth Experience

Explore untouched beaches, get up close to nature at Kalbarri National Park and stay at stunning locations. Swim with whale sharks at Monkey Mia and wander through the extraordinary Pinnacles in the Nambung National Park. This epic journey starts in Coral Bay and finishes in Perth.

Duration: 6 days

Starts: Exmouth

Finishes: Perth

+ Absolute Chauffer Inclusions:
  • Professional Driver Guide
  • Dedicated Travel Designer
  • Specialist Guides on all selected experiences
Your Experiences:
  1. 3 Hour Turtle Eco Tour
  2. Monkey Mia Nature Cruise
Your Locations:
  1. Coral Bay
  2. Kalbarri
  3. Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort
  4. Cervantes
  5. Perth

Day by day tour itinerary

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DAY 1
Learmouth airport to Coral Bay

A day to relax at Coral Bay

Today your private guide and vehicle will greet you on arrival at Learmonth Airport and transfer you the short distance to Ningaloo Reef Resort in Coral Bay. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

Beach at Ningaloo Reef
DAY 2
Guided Turtle Encounter

Today observe turtles in their natural habitat before travelling to Monkey Mia

Your guide will greet you at your accommodation this morning before taking you a short distance to your shared 3-hour Turtle tour. This Turtle tour is the best way to view turtles feeding in their natural surroundings. The experienced crew and their in-depth knowledge of the local turtle species and their behaviour, will show you the best way to view these amazing animals. As the only turtle tour conducted on a glass bottom boat, this experience provides you with the opportunity for coral viewing, fish feeding and snorkelling at two specially selected sites. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at a local beachfront café before checking out of Ningaloo Reef resort and making our way to Monkey Mia, arriving in the late afternoon.

Snorkeling at Coral Bay
DAY 3
Explore Francois Peron National Park

Witness the magnificent red dunes scattered with its native vegetation surrounded by turquoise water.

Venture across the incredible sights of the northern tip of the Peron Peninsula in the Francois Peron National Park and witness the magnificent red dunes scattered with its native vegetation surrounded by turquoise water. Roam the rugged terrain of the national park in the comfort of an air conditioned four wheel drive as you look out on the native flora and fauna. Explore the Ocean Park Aquarium and see native Australian marine life up close and traverse the plains of the region as you enjoy an informative bush walk and tour of the local wild flowers of the Francois Peron National Park. After a long day of exploring what the Peron Peninsula has to offer, unwind in a natural hot tub to soothe your muscles before returning to your accommodation

Francois Peron National Park
DAY 4
Nature Cruise to the Dugong playground

3 hour nature cruise - enjoy the outstanding marine life found in abundance

This morning you will be transferred to Monkey Mia Jetty for your 3-hour nature cruise.
Breathe in the fresh salty air as you step aboard your 18 metre sailing catamaran ‘Aristocat 2’ in search of the dugong and other endangered and amazing marine life that live and play in nature’s aquarium. Cruise to the Dugong Interaction Management Zone in search of the ever shy dugong (sirens of the sea), feeding on seagrass and popping of for the occasional breath of fresh air. Spot the sponging dolphin, seen nowhere else in the world. You may see other amazing marine life like huge Loggerhead turtles, stingrays and sharks. Jump into the boom net for an energizing ocean salt spa experience… or kick back with a refreshing drink from the fully licensed Ocean Lounge Bar (own expense). You will be returned to your accommodation in the early afternoon.

Cruise departs from Monkey Mia
DAY 5
Travel to Kalbarri

Highlights include Shell Beach and Stromatolite spotting

Mid-morning, we depart Monkey Mia and make the 4-hour journey to Kalbarri. We pass through the town of Denham for lunch, the incredible Shell Beach and Stromatolites. Following this is a stop at the Kalbarri National Park and iconic red river gorge –Hawks Head.
Your guide will take you to your Kalbarri accommodation for the evening.

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    1 Night Staying at Kalbarri Edge Resort

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    Approximate Distance: 398 km | 247

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    Total Driving Time: 4 hours

Kalbarri National Park
DAY 6
Kalbarri to Cervantes

Travel to the gateway of the Pinnacles Desert

This morning we depart Kalbarri and make our way to Cervantes. Cervantes is the gateway to Western Australia’s Pinnacles Desert and the beginning of Australia’s Coral Coast region. The town also boasts beautiful white sandy beaches and turquoise waters teeming with marine life, making it a popular choice for fishing or swimming, and enjoying tasty fresh seafood. Located in the heart of the Nambung National Park, the Pinnacles Desert is one of Australia’s most unique landscapes, featuring thousands of limestone spires, some up to 12 metres tall. Explore the desert on the designated four kilometre driving trail or stroll through them at your leisure on the 1.2 kilometre walking trail. Learn more about the Nambung National Park’s fascinating geology, flora and fauna at the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre. After enjoying lunch at the local bar and bistro and you’ve seen the Pinnacles, travel a little north to Lake Thetis – one of only five thrombolite, or ‘Living fossils’, sites in Western Australia. Cervantes is all about natural landscapes – take in the vanilla ice cream like sand dunes on a sand board or the natural lookouts over the Indian Ocean!

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    1 Night Staying at Pinnacles Edge Resort

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    Approximate Distance: 378 km | 235

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    Total Driving Time: 4 hours 8 mins

The Pinnacles desert
DAY 7
Travel to Perth

Heading for Perth via the Kalamunda National Park

Today we depart Cervantes and head back to Perth via Kalamunda National Park. Take one of the many walks available through Wandoo woodlands and granite outcrops and, if you’re lucky, spot one of the park’s endemic plant species. Afterwards, we will return you to your accommodation in Perth or airport for onward travel.

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    Approximate Distance: 199 km | 124 miles

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    Total Driving Time: 2 hours 20 mins

Perth City
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