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Western Shores & Whale Sharks
An epic journey discovering spectacular landscapes along the country’s lesser known west coast, culminating in Western Australia’s answer to the Great Barrier Reef: the pristine Ningaloo Reef Marine Park.
- Style: Fly Drive Holiday
- Duration: 14 days/13 nights
- Starts in: Perth
Guide Price £1469
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- Marine Wildlife
- Monkey Mia
- Pinnacles Desert
Days 1-3 Perth
Discover the relaxed city of Perth, home to beautiful parklands, great restaurants and gorgeous nearby beaches.
Day 4 Perth to Cervantes
Begin your journey up the Coral Coast with a short drive north. Stay in the quaint fishing village of Cervantes and explore the neighbouring Nambung National Park, finishing your day at the Pinnacles Desert to watch the setting sun reflect off hundreds of limestone pillars rising out of the golden sands.
Day 5 Cervantes to Kalbarri
Continue to Kalbarri, stopping to admire the natural bright pink hues of the Hutt Lagoon lake en route.
Days 6-7 Kalbarri
Hike through Kalbarri National Park’s stunning gorges and sandstone rock arches forged naturally over hundreds of years, or perhaps enjoy a canoeing trip along the Murchison River and marvel at the rugged outback landscape from the water.
Days 8-9 Kalbarri to Monkey Mia
Head to Monkey Mia, famous for its white sand beaches and daily visits from the playful bottlenose dolphins that come to feed in the shallow azure waters.
Day 10 Monkey Mia to Coral Bay
Today travel to beautiful Coral Bay. One of your longer drives, this route takes you to the southernmost point of the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park. Snorkel straight from the sands over colourful coral gardens and keep an eye out for graceful manta rays and turtles.
Day 11 Coral Bay to Exmouth
The laidback town of Exmouth is not just the gateway to Ningaloo Reef, you will also find an array of land based animals. Don’t be surprised if you meet a curious emu walking down the street or a ‘roo relaxing in the shade!
Days 12-13 Exmouth
A paradise for snorkellers and beach lovers alike, enjoy the calm protected waters inhabited by over 500 species of fish and relax on the vast sandy beaches. Head out on a once in a lifetime trip to swim with the whale sharks (Apr - Aug), the gentle giants of the deep that grow up to 18m long.
Day 14 Exmouth
Return your car to the airport and catch your onward flight as your adventure comes to an end.
Optional Excursions:Swan River Wine Cruise, from Perth
Rottnest Island Adventure, from Perth
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- 11 days Fullsize Inclusive Plus car hire including zero excess insurance, 10% discount (book by 31 Mar 20), unlimited mileage, 24 hour Roadside Assistance & additional drivers. A one way drop-off fee is payable locally
- 13 nights 3 to 4 accommodation
- 1 lunch
- Swim with Whale Sharks, from Exmouth
- International flights
- National Parks fees payable locally
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However, to give you a general idea of prices, flights to Perth currently cost from £762 in Economy, £1,992 in Premium Economy and £3,046 in Business Class
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