Western Australia is an absolutely incredible place to explore and a whole different side of Australia from the East Coast – figuratively and literally!
From the iconic red dirt roads under clear blue skies and endless landscape to the stunning coral reefs of Ningaloo and the friendly local dolphins of Monkey Mia – it’s an adventure you’ll never forget.
And if you’re looking for a way to explore it, meet some incredible new travel buddies and take in all the awesome adventures it has to offer jump on this epic Perth to Broome Return tour with the crew of West Coast Cruiser and discover why Western Australia is so magical!
Departing every Saturday you’ll overland up the coast of Western Australia enjoying spots like Karijini National Park, Coral Bay, Exmouth, Shell Beach just to name a few.
And it’s packed full of epic activities too – from wandering around the eerie Pinnacles to meeting the Dolphins of Monkey Mia snorkelling and exploring Kalbarri National Park.
For those who want to pack even more into their trip and make it even more memorable it offers up plenty of free time to add in options extras like whale shark or manta ray tours, kayaking, scuba diving and even quad biking.
It’s 7 days packed full of the best of Western Australia, the perfect way to discover what this amazing slice of Australia has to offer and share it with some friendly faces!
Got more time to play with or want even more Western Australian goodness? Check out the 14 day Perth to Broome tour!
Perth to Northhampton
Head north to the impressive Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park. Enjoy a fully guided tour through these amazing limestone formations and drop in at the Discovery Centre before we have lunch by the sea. After a stop in the town of Geraldton it’s on to Northbrook Farm Stay for some true blue Aussie hospitality and our overnight stay. (L,D)
Northhampton to Shark Bay
Visit the Beautiful Kalbarri National Park inc. the Murchison Gorge, Nature’s Window and hike down the Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park. Here you have the option to try abseiling (additional cost). This afternoon youwill head North to Shark Bay stopping on the way for lunch and a visit to Shell Beach (B,L,D)
Shark Bay to Coral Bay
Meet the famous Monkey Mia dolphins, a photo opportunity not to be missed. Relax on the beach or hire a kayak (additional cost). Explore the live rock formations ‘Stromatolites’ before we settle into our accommodation in Coral Bay, located right on the famous Ningaloo Reef. (B,L,D)
Enjoy free time to experience the many tours Coral Bay has to offer, with special discounts available as an Aussie Wanderer passenger. Go for a stroll on the beach and check out the shark nursery, swim with the manta rays (additional cost) or go for a snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef only metres from shore. This evening we take the short drive up the peninsular to Exmouth and check into our accommodation for two nights in the town centre. (B,D)
Join any of the optional activities available including snorkelling with the friendly giants of the sea, the whale sharks (seasonal/additional cost) or enjoying a fully guided tour of Cape Range National park, a spectacular place of rugged limestone ranges, breathtaking deep canyons and 50km of pristine beaches. Experience snorkelling at the stunning Turquoise Bay, visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and Milyearing Visitors Centre before we return to our accommodation in Exmouth. (B,L,D)
Day 6 & 7
Exmouth to Perth via Kalbarri
Visit the town of Carnarvon and one of the local banana or mango plantations (seasonal) and stay overnight at our accommodation in Kalbarri township. The last day we visit the Kalbarri coastal cliffs and Pot Alley, a picturesque ocean gorge boasting spectacular ocean scenery. Next is Greenough Wildlife Park where you can feed the kangaroos. To finish off our great tour of the West, we visit the amazing Lancelin sand dunes where, if you’re after little more adventure, you may try the unique sport of sand boarding. Then kick back and relax on the bus for the last stretch to Perth, arriving at approximately 7.30pm. (Day 6 B,L,D; Day 7 B,L)
Coral Bay & Exmouth
Cape Range National Park
Monkey Mia Dolphins
Shell Beach & Stromatolites
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse
Natures Window & Z-Bend
Kalbarri Coastal Cliffs
All entry fees
Experienced tour guide
All Meals as indicated
Sightseeing as indicated
Heaps of fun, adventure and culture!
Departure Days and Pick Up Location
Tuesday & Friday (all year round)
Pick up at 7:00am from Fremantle YHA & Perth city hostels & hotels.
Pick up Locations:
Fremantle – Yha Fremantle Prison, 6A The Terrace, Fremantle, 7.00am
East Perth – Ambassador Hotel, 196 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, 7:30am
West Perth – Rendezvous Hotel, 24 Mount Street, 7:30am
Central Perth – Criterion Hotel, 560 Hay Street, 7:40am
Northbridge/Train Station – Old Swan Barracks, 2 Francis Street, Perth, 7:40am
Billabong Backpackers, 381 Beaufort Street, Highgate, 7:45am
Perth 178 Backpackers, 178 James St, Northbridge, 7:45am
Witches Hat Hostel, 148 Palmerston Street, Perth, 7:50am
Abseiling Kalbarri National Park $40 for 2 descents
Aboriginal Tour Wula Guda Nyinda Shark Bay $60
Manta Ray Snorkeling Coral Bay $165 full day
Exmouth Whale Shark Snorkel $350 full day (seasonal)
Scuba Diving Coral Bay $190 full day
Quad Bikes Coral Bay $110 for 2 hrs
Glass Bottom Boat Cruise Coral Bay $55 for 2 hrs
Saltwater Dreaming Kayak Adventure Monkey Mia $50
Ningaloo Rush High Power Boat & Snorkel Tour Coral Bay $55 for 2 hrs
Departs Perth. Please inform Aussie Wanderer upon confirmation of your tour of any dietary and or health/medical requirements. Open date tickets please give 7 days notice to book. All bookings MUST reconfirm 48 hrs in advance. Ph: 08 9438 2070 or from outside AU: +61 8 9438 2070.
What to Bring
Comfortable walking shoes
Bathers & Towel
Warm clothes and rain jacket (Winter)
West Coast Cruiser