Western Australia Adventure - Australia
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. Longed to meet 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.
Day 1 Perth
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Perth/Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Depart early from Perth and head east through Western Australia to Coolgardie. Continue on to Kalgoorlie.
Day 3 Kalgoorlie-Boulder/Esperance
Visit the Royal Flying Doctors and the Super Pit, an open-cut gold mine. Continue on to Esperance, known for its stunning setting combining the bush, beach and granite. Camp under the stars in a traditional swag (padded canvas bedroll).
Day 4 Esperance
Travel to Cape Le Grand National Park and hike up Frenchman's Peak for spectacular views of the area. Swim in the turquoise waters of Lucky Bay and Hellfire Bay. Return to Esperance for the evening.
Day 5 Esperance/Albany
Drive through the Stirling Ranges on the way to Albany. Opt to enjoy the coastal views over King George Sound by foot or by bike. Whale tours can be organized in season.
Day 6 Albany/Margaret River
Head for the Rainbow Coast. Stop to see highlights along the way like the Gap and Natural Bridge. Take a canopy treetop walk. Continue on to Margaret River, a spot famous for its wineries.
Day 7 Margaret River
Take a surf lesson then head straight to the vineyards. Enjoy a tour and wine tasting at local wineries.
Day 8 Margaret River/Perth
Visit the Ngilgi Cave to learn some Aboriginal legends. Stop at the famous jetty in Busselton en route to Perth.
Day 9 Perth
Enjoy a free day in Perth to explore the city or go further afield.
Day 10 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.
Day 11 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).
Day 12 Kalbarri
Explore Kalbarri NP with a free afternoon in this Western Australian adventure capital.
Day 13 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.
Day 14 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.
Day 15 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.
Day 16 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.
Day 17 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.
Day 18 Exmouth
Depart at any time.
Reference : GAH