WESTERN AUSTRALIA TOURS
Ahh, you contrary thing you. Everyone else is huddled up on Australia’s East Coast and you’ve made it all the way over to this page. You obviously don’t play by the rules. You like to be a bit alternative. A bit of a trail blazer.
Well, luckily for you, all the real adventures happen waaay out West. West is sort of best. (Shh. Don’t tell anyone over on the East Coast we said that).
Why? Well, there’s thousands of miles of unspoiled beaches where you can get that picture perfect Instagram and some peace and quiet, whale sharks to swim with, quokkas to cuddle, and a heap of stargazing opportunities hanging above the gorgeous national parks of the Kimberley, Karijini, and Kalbarri. Plus, there’s some pretty good wine in Margaret River, too. Head into our Perth Backpacker store to book your transport, tours, day trips and hostels.
WEST COAST ODYSSEY: 9 DAY TOUR
‘Wild, wild west’ may conjure up images of smelly drunk men in saloons and bad villains with even worse beards, but we promise you, Australia’s west is nothing like Westerns. And it’s still beauuutifully wild.
Days 1-3: Visit the surreal landscapes of the Pinnacles Desert, hike through the gorges and dunes of Kalbarri National Park, and watch dolphins feed at famous Monkey Mia.
Day 4-5: Head for Coral Bay and Cape Range on the dazzling Turquoise Coast. Snorkel or dive on the Ningaloo Reef, and swim with mantas and whale sharks, season permitting.
Day 6-9: Head into the wild. From Exmouth, spend two days in the Outback, staying in eco-tents and exploring the red canyons and jade swimming holes of Karijini National Park. Walk on the pristine sands of 80 Mile Beach before finishing up in Broome.
Duration: 9 days
Departs: From Perth from April to December.
Includes: All of your transport, eight breakfasts, eight dinners, two nights in a safari tent, a night in a swag, three nights in a hostel, group tour leader, and up to 16 new travel friends in your group.
WEST COAST EXPERIENCE: 5 OR 7 DAY TOUR
Worried you won’t get to see all of the huuuge West Coast in a week? PAH! Chill out, we’ve got this covered.
Day 1-2: Anyone for desert? Visit the otherworldly Pinnacles, where thousands of ancient limestone spires rise out of the dunes; stay on a ranch in Kalbarri National Park; and hike the Murchison Gorge, Nature’s Window and Z-Bend before heading north to Shell Beach.
Day 3-5: Seas these two days! Visit Shark Bay, Coral Bay and the Ningaloo Reef. Watch wild dolphins swim up to shore at Monkey Mia, snorkel the reef, and opt to swim with manta rays (own expense) or whale sharks (seasonal). If you’re on the 5-day trip, finish up in Exmouth.
Day 6-7: If returning to Perth, travel back via the coastal town of Carnarvon and stay overnight in a Kalbarri township.
Departs: From Perth. 7 days – Tuesday & Friday (year round). 5 days – Tuesday & Friday (year round), Plus Saturday 01Apr – 08Dec.
Includes: Multi-share hostel dorm, transport, 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners, a clued-up tour guide and up to 20 other travellers.
ROTTNEST EXPRESS DAY TRIP FROM PERTH
Quokka you looking at?! 20km off the coast of Perth lies Rottnest, a certifiable island paradise of pristine beaches, crystal clear snorkelling, dazzling marine life and the most adorable animal on the planet, the quokka. (Google immediately, you can forward your thanks later). Take the ferry over and spend the day cycling around the island, picnicking on beaches, swimming in the ocean and making cooing noises over all the creatures.
Departs: Daily from Perth
SWIM WITH WHALE SHARKS
It’s not often we’re left speechless (although we literally are, being underwater with a snorkel in our mouths), or use terms like “once-in-a-lifetime”. But snorkelling with these magnificent gentle giants, the world’s second largest fish, is one of them moments that truly warrants such hyperbole.
Head from Exmouth out to the Ningaloo Reef, one of the greatest marine habitats in the world, where spotter planes will locate the sharks. Plus, from Aug-Oct, you may also see humpbacks! Seriously, just stop now.
Departs: Daily from Exmouth between 01 Mar – 31 Aug
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