8. From Perth: 6-Day Whale Shark Snorkel and Ningaloo Reef Tour
Discover Western Australia by land and water on a 6-day guided trip from Perth with lodging, entry fees, and most meals included. Explore Nambung National Park, visit the village of Kalbarri, and relax on the beaches of Monkey Mia. Swim and snorkel alongside whale sharks on a glass-bottom cruise.
Day 1: Perth to KalbarriAfter pickup, leave Perth and head north along the coast towards Cervantes, the entrance to Nambung National Park. Once there, get plenty of time to explore the area and take some colorful photos of these unique formations.
Continue north along the coast past Jurien Bay and Leeman towards Geraldton, the sunniest town in W.A. Cruising along the coastal road, enter the Kalbarri National Park via Port Gregory. Experience some of the most picturesque grazing land and the rough coastline.
In the early evening, arrive in the laid-back village of Kalbarri.
Day 2: Kalbarri to Monkey MiaAfter breakfast, say farewell to Kalbarri and continue into the Kalbarri National Park with breathtaking views down to the Murchison Gorge. Depending upon the season, drive through the Kalbarri National Park to the World Heritage area of Shark Bay.
In the afternoon, arrive in Monkey Mia, home of the well-known dolphins. Enjoy time for relaxing and swimming on the beach. Before dinner, unwind on a catamaran cruise. Experience the silent sensation of sailing and capture a sweeping view of the coastline.
Day 3: Monkey Mia to CarnarvonIn the morning, get the chance to come face to face with the famous dolphins. Before the next stop at Shell Beach, pay homage to this World Natural Heritage area with a visit to the Shark Bay Interpretive Centre in Denham.
Later, head to Hamelin Pool where the world’s best-known colony of stromatolites can be admired. Get a taste of typical outback Australian impressions on the drive to Carnarvon.
Day 4: Carnarvon to Exmouth (Ningaloo Reef)After enjoying breakfast, today’s destination will be beautiful Coral Bay. Encounter the 260-km-long natural wonder of the Ningaloo Reef. Not far from shore, the reef can be readily available to discover with the aid of snorkeling gear and flippers on an outing in a glass-bottom boat.
Explore the shallow water of the reef, the homeland of various sea creatures such as corals, unusual sea stars, crustaceans, and over 500 species of different fishes. In the afternoon, continue the journey to Exmouth.
Day 5: Exmouth Whale Shark Snorkel TourHead to the jetty, meet the crew, and join a safety briefing before hopping on the vessel and getting fitted for wetsuits and snorkel equipment. The marine adventure begins with an introductory snorkel on the inner Ningaloo Reef.
Experience the thrill of swimming and snorkeling close to big, majestic whale sharks. You may also spot manta rays and humpback whales from the boat.
Day 6: Exmouth to Airport LearmonthFinish off your trip with a transfer to Learmonth Airport for your flight back to Perth (airfare not included).