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 Shark Bay 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 Monkey Mia Return tour with the crew of West Coast Cruiser and discover why Western Australia is so magical!
Departing every Tuesday and Friday you’ll overland up the coast of Western Australia enjoying spots like Kalbarri, Natures Window, The Pinnacles and Shell Beach just to name a few.
It’s a 4 days fast track tour of the best of this part of Western Australia, the perfect way to discover what this amazing slice of Australia has to offer and share it with some friendly faces!
PLEASE NOTE: This Tour is no longer running. Check out all our West Coast Tours here
Perth to Kalbarri
Our first stop today is 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 quick stop in the town of Geraldton it’s on to Big River Ranch for some true blue Aussie hospitality and our overnight stay. (L, D)
Kalbarri to Shark Bay
Today we visit the marvels of The Murchison Gorge, Natures Window and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park. Here, you have the option to try abseiling into the gorge! ($30) If conditions allow us, we will cool off with a swim in the Murchison River before we’re back on the bus traveling north to Shell Beach and the town of Denham for our accommodation. (B, L, D)
Shark Bay to Kalbarri
This morning we will meet the famous Monkey Mia Dolphins and get some up and close amazing photos. Then join optional 1 hour wild life sail ($35), hire a Kayak and go for a paddle ($15), chill out on the beach or at the resort. We will be back on the road this afternoon then we will be visiting the breathing rock formations and the Stromatolites, before we settle in to our accommodation in Kalbarri township. Our day will end by watching the sunset overlooking the Murchison River. (B, L, D)
Kalbarri to Perth
This morning we visit the Kalbarri coastal cliffs and Pot Alley, a picturesque ocean gorge boasting spectacular ocean scenery. Next is the Greenough Wildlife Park where you can feed the Kangaroos and get up, close and personal with the friendly snakes. Then we will finish off the tour in style as you try the unique sport of Sandboarding in the amazing Lancelin sand dunes! Finally, you’ll kick back and relax on the bus for the last stretch to Perth, arriving at approximately 7:00 pm. (B, L)
Monkey Mia Dolphins
Pinnacles Desert & Nambung National Park
Shell Beach & Stromatolites
Natures Window & Z-Bend Gorge
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
Friday only (June 1st – October 31st)
Pick up at 7:00am from Fremantle YHA and approx 7:40am Perth city hostels & hotels. Return Perth on Day 4 at approx. 7:30pm.
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 on a 25 meter red rock wall
Aboriginal Cultural Tour Wula Guda Nyinda Shark Bay $60 (availability dependant)
Kayak/ Stand up paddle board hire from $25
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)
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