Best of the Coast – Western Australia
Day 1 Perth
Arrive at anytime.
Day 2 Geraldton/Batavia Coast (1B)
Head out early for a day of highlights along the path to Geraldton. 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 Geraldton for the evening.
Days 3-4 Kalbarri/Kalbarri National Park (2B)
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 4, spend a full day in Kalbarri National Park hiking and exploring the area.
Days 5-6 Monkey Mia (2B,1D)
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 6 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 7 Coral Bay (1B,1D)
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 8 Coral Bay/Exmouth (1B)
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 9 Exmouth (1B,1D)
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 10 Exmouth (1B)
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. Look for this Extra when booking this tour or ask your sales CEO or agent about it. Note: The journey back is roughly two 12-hour days. Transport is the van you travelled with from Perth and the overnight is in a swag at a roadhouse halfway. Breakfast the next morning is included as is your CEO/driver.