Western Australia Adventure

Company : G Adventures
Activity: Tours
Country: Australia
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 weeks
Approx Costs: 2000 to 2500 £ Pound (UK)

When it comes to Australia, find out why the west is best on this 18-day adventure from Perth to Exmouth.

Ever wanted to see kangaroos sunbathing on a beach? We’ve got that. Get to know the land and marine life of Australia up close and personal? We’ve got that too. We’ll cover ground from caves to reefs to deserts and beyond on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Don’t get left behind.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Perth
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Kalgoorlie
Head east through the desert of Western Australia to Southern Cross, a teeny town on the "Golden Mile" for a lunch stop. Continue on to Kalgoorlie, the largest town in the region, founded during the gold rush in 1893.

Day 3 Cape Le Grand NP
Visit the Super Pit, an open-cut gold mine. The mine is still in operation 24/7 and displays the mining activities. Continue on to Esperance, known for it's stunning setting amongst the bush, beach and granite. From here, head into Cape Le Grand National Park, taking in the blue ocean and white-sand beaches. Camp under the stars in a traditional 'swag' to get a real feel for the region.

Day 4 Cape Le Grand NP
Get out and explore this gorgeous national park. Hike up the granite formation of Frenchman's Peak for spectacular views of the area. Swim in Lucky Bay's and Hell Fire Bay's turquoise waters and watch the kangaroos sunbathe on the white powdery beaches. Spend another night camping in paradise.

Day 5 Albany
Drive to Albany. Opt to enjoy the coastal views over King George Sound by foot or by bike.

Day 6-7 Margaret River
Head for the Rainbow Coast. Stop at some of the regions most spectacular granite formations like The Gap and Natural Bridge. Marvel at the dramatic scenery carved by the waves of the Great Southern Ocean. Take a canopy treetop walk to discover these massive trees. Continue on to Margaret River, a spot famous for its wineries. Take a surf lesson then head straight to the vineyards. Enjoy a tour and wine tasting at a local winery.

Day 8-9 Perth
Visit the Ngilgi Cave for some natural wonders and Aboriginal legend. Listen to dreamtime stories and learn more about this ancient culture while listening to the sounds of the didgeridoo. Stop in Busselton on your way to Perth to stretch your legs on the famous jetty.

Day 10 Horrocks
Head out early for a day of highlights along the Batavia Coast. Catch the Pinnacles in the morning light. Continue on to the small fishing town of Lancelin. Have a go at sandboarding before moving on to Greenough Wildlife Park, a rescue facility that rehabilites Australian wildlife. Travel to Horrocks for the evening.

Day 11-12 Kalbarri/Kalbarri NP
On the way north to Kalbarri, visit the Hutt River Province, the oldest 'micronation' in Australia. With a population of 23, this principality is worth checking out. Visit some coastal attractions before reaching Kalbarri. In the afternoon opt for horseback riding, abseiling, canoeing or relaxing on the beach. Day 12, spend a full day in Kalbarri National Park hiking and exploring the area.

Day 13-14 Monkey Mia
Continue up the coast to Monkey Mia and Shark Bay. Visit the historic Hamlin Pool Telegraph Station and the famous stromatolites. This is one of only three places to see stromatolites in the world. Visit Shell Beach, made entirely of shells, and Eagle Bluff, before making it to Monkey Mia for the night. On Day 14 get a up close and personal with bottlenose dolphins at Shark Bay World Heritage Area. A major research site, these animals come right up to the shore on a regular basis. Enjoy an Aboriginal canoe tour.

Day 15 Coral Bay
Continue on to Carnarvon to witness the famous blowholes. Travel on to Coral Bay for an evening barbecue. This is a great place to spot whale sharks when they're in season.

Day 16 Coral Bay/Exmouth
Enjoy a free day in beautiful Coral Bay. Opt to take a marine eco tour, swim with manta rays or take a glass bottom boat tour to check out of the coral and fish species around the reef. In the late afternoon, continue on to Exmouth.

Day 17 Exmouth
Spend the day exploring Cape Range National Park. Opt to SCUBA dive in Navy Pier or snorkel the blue waters. Venture to the Vlamingh Head lighthouse and enjoy a day exploring yardic creek. Enjoy a final dinner in Exmouth together.

Day 18 Exmouth
Depart at any time. Looking for a lift back to Perth? Add on the "Perth Express" for a 2-day ride with your CEO back down south. Spend one night in a swag halfway before continuing on.

 

What's Included

  • Super Pit gold mine tour (Kalgoorlie)
  • Swag camping in Cape Le Grand NP
  • Hiking the Frenchman's Peak
  • Short hikes in Stirling Ranges
  • Rainbow Coast stops
  • Treetop canopy walk
  • Surf lesson
  • Wine tasting
  • Ngilgi Cave visit with Aboriginal legends
  • Busselton jetty stop
  • Pinnacles visit
  • Greenough Wildlife Park visit
  • Hutt River Province visit
  • Kalbarri National Park visit
  • Hamlin Pools Telegraph Station and stromatolites visit
  • Shell Beach and Eagle Bluff visit
  • Shark Bay World Heritage Area visit
  • Aboriginal canoe tour
  • Carnarvon blowholes
  • Dinner in Coral Bay
  • Cape Range National Park visit
  • Vlamingh Head lighthouse visit
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 16 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners. (Allow AUD360-450 for meals not included.)
  • Private van, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12.
  • Standard hotels (7 nts), basic hotels (3 nts), basic motels (2 nts), swag camping (4 nts), basic cabin (1 nt).

 

Trip Specifics

  • Start / Finish: Perth to Exmouth
  • Duration: 18 days
  • Trip Code: OAPW
  • Price: £2279 (available to book in other currencies)

 

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