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Discover Perth & Ningaloo Reef

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,069

Explore Australia’s sunniest capital city and the world’s largest fringing coral reef on this adventure in Western Australia. Start in Perth to explore the sunny environment and tour the nearby highlights. Then connect to Exmouth to snorkel through the waters of the Ningaloo Reef.


This 8-day Australian vacation takes you from Perth to Exmouth to explore the Ningaloo Reef. It features economy, moderate, or first-class accommodations depending on your preference, shared tours, and is ideal for adventurous travellers.

Your journey begins in Perth, Western Australia’s capital and the most remote capital on the planet. Get to know this sunny city on the west coast with a city tour of its highlights and nearby Fremantle. Venture through King Park Botanical Gardens, stroll along the forest canopies of the Tree Top Walk, and feel the sand beneath your feet at Cottesloe Beach before cruising along the Swan River to see Perth’s swankest suburbs. The next day, swing by the lobster fishing town of Cervantes and learn about Australia’s lobster industry before venturing into the Pinnacles Desert to gaze upon the rocky limestone formations that transform the desert into an alien landscape. Cap off the day with a sandboarding adventure. On your final day in Perth, explore the tranquility of Rottnest Island with a 90-minute tour, seeing Wadjemup Lighthouse and strolling along the boardwalk of the rugged West End.

From Perth, fly north to Learmonth and connect to Exmouth, the resort town on Western Australia’s shoreline and the gateway to the Ningaloo Reef. The Ningaloo Reef is the world’s largest fringing coral reef and Australia’s second-largest reef. Spend a full day snorkelling through the west side of the reef or around the Muiron Islands to see the underwater world of dolphins, dugongs, manta rays, turtles, and bright coral. If you happen to visit between March and August, you can even take part in a whale shark adventure, seeing these gentle giants migrating through the waters. After your snorkel adventure, you’ll have a full day at leisure in Exmouth to take advantage of the resort town, explore the coastal tidal pools, and relax on the beach.

At the end of your stay, connect back to Perth for your onward travels.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,069

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Day 1

Arrive Perth

On arrival you will be transferred to your Perth hotel.

Australia’s sunniest capital city, Perth effortlessly blends urban cool with raw natural beauty. Its heart is bustling with new bars, restaurants, shopping and cultural spaces, and is also home to Kings Park - one of the world’s largest inner city parks. Just a short drive away are the beautiful wineries of the Swan Valley and a string of stunning beaches where you can watch amazing sunsets and even swim with wild dolphins. Little wonder The New York Times declared Perth a 'hipster haven'.

The balance of the day is at leisure.

Hotel Category Hotel
Economy Hotel Ibis Perth 
Moderate Mercure Hotel Perth
First Class Crowne Plaza Perth
Duration4 Nights
Day 2

Perth and Fremantle City Explorer with Swan River Cruise

This morning's tour takes in the highlights of Perth and Fremantle, giving an insight into the alfresco lifestyle locals enjoy. It features all of Perth city's key points of interest such as King Park Botanical Gardens where you can walk through the tree canopies on the Tree Top Walk and a picturesque drive-by of Cottesloe Beach. Visit historic Fremantle, a centre of cosmopolitan cafes and restored old buildings.  You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a cruise down the Swan River and upon your return home you will see some of Perth's most exclusive suburbs.

This afternoon is at leisure to explore Perth at your own pace.

Day 3

4 Wheel Drive Pinnacles, Koalas and Sand Boarding Adventure

After stopping at Caversham Wildlife Park in the Swan Valley to view koalas and hand feed kangaroos, you travel to the lobster fishing town of Cervantes for lunch. We stop at the Lobster Shack for an informative talk about the lobster industry, followed by a self guided tour through the purpose built factory.

Then it's onwards to the mystical Pinnacles Desert for an easy paced walk through the fascinating landscape where you will be in awe at the sheer size and number of these spiers. Afterwards enjoy a thrilling experience of sand boarding and 4-wheel driving over the vast sand dunes of Lancelin.

Day 4

Discover Rottnest Island

Explore the beauty and tranquility of Rottnest as you sit back and relax in the comfort of an air conditioned coach. This 90-minute tour around the island takes you out to some of Rottnest's most spectacular locations including the Wadjemup Lighthouse and the rugged West End and provides you with a complete interpretation of the island through your passionate and knowledgeable coach captain.

This tour will provide you with an insight into Rottnest's cultural and historical heritage, diverse wildlife and fauna and social heritage. You will also have a chance to step outside and have a stroll along the boardwalk at the majestic look-out point at West End.

This evening is at leisure to experience Perth's vibrant restaurant and bar scene.

Day 5

Arrive Exmouth

Today you will be transferred to Perth Airport for your flight up the coast to Learmonth (flight not included – additional cost applies) and then overland to Exmouth. Spend the next few days enjoying the unspoiled and sunny coast and Ningaloo Reef.     Ningaloo Reef is the world’s largest fringing reef, a 260-kilometre (162-mile) long coral reef swarming with turtles, tropical fish, manta rays, humpback whales and the elusive whale shark.

 

Hotel Category Hotel
Economy/ Moderate Potshot Hotel
First Class Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort
Day 6

Ningaloo Reef Snorkel Safari Cruise

A full day of ocean fun for everyone. Snorkel the West Side or the Muiron Islands exploring sights accessible only by boat and discover why everyone falls in love with Ningaloo Reef. Search for wildlife to view from the boat such as Dolphins, Dugongs, Humpback Whales & Whalesharks (boat viewing only). If we find Manta Rays or Turtles we'll hop in for a swim with them as well. Tour includes reef snorkels at different sites, equipment, snacks and buffet lunch. Qualified Divemasters and Instructors can teach you how to snorkel even if this will be your first time - no experience required.

Upgrade to one of the following excursions, depending on the season. Please inquire.  March- Aug: Whaleshark Adventure Tour  August- October: Humpback Whale        

Day 7

At Leisure in Exmouth

Spend the day being as relaxed or as active as you like

Day 8

Depart Exmouth

Today you will transferred back to the airport for your flight back to Perth (flight not included – additional cost applies)  and your onward travels

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Land Only
Prices in US $

Economy Hotels

Moderate Hotels

First Class Hotels

1 Jun - 31 Jul '19

$1,069 $1,229 $1,299

1 Aug - 9 Dec '19 1 Feb - 31 Mar '20

$1,069 $1,229 $1,359

10 Dec '19 -31 Jan '20

$1,069  $1,229 $1,219

  

Land Only
Prices in CA $

Economy Hotels

Moderate Hotels

First Class Hotels

1 Jun - 31 Jul '19

$1,349 $1,539 $1,599

1 Aug - 9 Dec '19 1 Feb - 31 Mar '20

$1,349 $1,539 $1,689

10 Dec '19 -31 Jan '20

$1,349  $1,539 $1,529

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip airport - hotel transfers in Perth and Exmouth
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Perth
  • Half-Day Perth and Fremantle City Explorer with Swan River Cruise
  • 4WD Pinnacles, Koalas and Sand Boarding Adventure with Lunch
  • Discover Rottnest with Coach Tour and with Lunch
  • Accommodation in Exmouth for 3 nights
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

OTHER INFORMATION: 

Day 6 of this itinerary offers the option of upgrading to one of the following excursions, depending on the season. Please inquire. 

March- Aug: Whaleshark Adventure Tour 
August- October: Humpback Whale

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

Hotel Blackouts

Dates

Hotel Ibis Perth & Mercure Hotel Perth 13 - 16 Mar '20
Crown Towers

22 - 23 Jun, 31 Dec '19, 24 - 26 Jan '20, plus every Saturday night year round.

Mantarays Ningaloo 1 - 8 Sep '19
DP PERTPK8DLEAAU
9 Mar 2020
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