Things to do in Kalbarri National Park

Our most recommended things to do in Kalbarri National Park

Perth: 7 Day Explorer Return Tour to Exmouth

1. Perth: 7 Day Explorer Return Tour to Exmouth

Take a journey on the Exmouth Explorer along the idyllic west coast and experience a totally different side to Australia, a region many are yet to discover.  Start your adventure in the most remote capital city of Perth before heading north into the nature lovers’ paradise, Western Australia.  Begin your journey by visiting the Pinnacles desert, hike down to the banks of the Murchison River and peek through Nature’s Window into an ancient gorge.  For those seeking a unique view over the gorge, there will also be an opportunity to test your abseil skills (own expense). Visit the World Heritage Listed region of Shark Bay which will leave you in awe of the beauty of nature. Here, marvel at a beach made entirely of tiny shells, meet the world’s oldest living fossils, the stromatolites and witness dolphins playing just offshore at Monkey Mia. The region is not only home to around 2000 dolphins but also turtles, dugongs, kangaroos and emus! Be amazed by your visit to the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef, known for its diverse marine life, manta rays and whale shark visitors! Stay overnight in Coral Bay, a town right by the beach which boasts coral so close to shore you can swim out to view it. Alternatively, join a tour in search of whale sharks or manta rays. Whether you choose to join a boat tour or simply relax on the beach, the pristine beaches and turquoise waters here will leave a truly lasting impression.  Follow the road as far north as Exmouth Cape, where rugged mountains flow almost down to the sea. Stand atop Vlamingh Head at the lighthouse for views over the reef and ranges. In spring, you may even spot the migrating humpback whales go by. Complete your tour of the Cape with a visit to the snorkeling haven of Turquoise Bay.  From Exmouth, make your way back down towards Perth and solidify new friendships and reflect on your adventure together. Day 1 - Perth to Kalbarri Kick-off your adventure with a guided tour through the Pinnacles desert, where you can learn about the formations of the rocks. Follow up with a journey up to Indian Ocean Drive for some stunning coastal views. After a quick stop in Geraldton, it’s on to the seaside town of Kalbarri for our overnight accommodation.  Day 2 - Kalbarri National Park to Shark Bay/Denham Visit the marvels of The Murchison Gorge, Nature’s Window and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park where water has carved its way through sandstone. Here you have the option to try abseiling (additional cost). Witness bright pops of colour during wildflower season (spring).  Enjoy a great photo opportunity at Nature’s Window before strolling across a beach made entirely of tiny shells.  Then, it's on to Denham for accommodation by the beach.  Day 3 - Shark Bay to Coral Bay This morning, meet the famous Monkey Mia dolphins and get some amazing photos. Enjoy chill-out time on the beach here or enjoy a coffee at the restaurant before you get back on the road mid-morning. Visit the fascinating rock formations, the Stromatolites, before settling into your accommodation in Coral Bay, located right on the famous Ningaloo Reef. Day 4 - Coral Bay Spend most of the day exploring the Ningaloo Reef at your own leisure. Choose to join a boat tour or enjoy free time to experience the beautiful beaches the coral bay has to offer. 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, take the short drive up the peninsula to Exmouth and check into your accommodation for two nights in the town centre.  Day 5 - Exmouth Explorer Today, explore Cape Range National park, a spectacular place of rugged limestone ranges, breathtaking deep canyons and 50km of pristine beaches. Relax on the beach or choose to go snorkeling at the stunning Turquoise Bay (snorkel hire $10), visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, relax at Milyering Visitors Center and more before you return to our accommodation late afternoon.  Day 6: Exmouth - Geraldton Visit the town of Carnarvon and one of the local banana or mango plantations (seasonal). Enjoy lunch on the waterfront of Carnarvon, before stopping off for a photo opportunity overlooking the Murchison River. Refreshments stop along the way at Billabong for coffee & ice-creams. Before arriving at our final overnight destination in Geraldton. The group will enjoy their final dinner together at The Murchison Tavern after a long day of driving, discounted meals available at guests' own expense. · Day 7: Geraldton - Perth Enjoy the HMAS Sydney Memorial with stunning views of Geraldton. Take a walk along the 3 bay walk at Green Head before wandering amongst the sand dunes of Lancelin. If you’re feeling adventurous, try out sandboarding for a bit of fun! Return to Perth late afternoon. Kick back and relax on the bus for the last stretch, take in the last views of the scenic countryside before making our way back towards Perth, with drop-off starting around 5:00 PM.

From Perth: 4-Day Coastal Loop to Monkey Mia Comfort Level

2. From Perth: 4-Day Coastal Loop to Monkey Mia Comfort Level

Day 1: Perth to Kalbarri Our coastal loop adventure begins with a walk along the stunning Greenhead Three Bays Walks. After lunch at Dynamite Bay, part of the Three Bays Walk, we travel up Indian Ocean Drive for some stunning coastal views. On the way to Geraldton, we stopped at the Hutt Lagoon Pink Lake, a must-see attraction just outside of town. Then it's on to the stunning coast of Kalbarri at the Natural Bridge and then we take a leisurely walk along Castle Cove. Enjoy an overnight stay in the sleepy seaside town of Kalbarri, where the Murchison River flows out into the Indian Ocean. Meals: n/a. Accom: Kalbarri Edge Resort. Driving: 575km. Hiking: 2.5km. Day 2: Kalbarri to Monkey Mia Start early to catch a glimpse of the Murchison Gorge, Nature's Window, and the Kalbarri Skywalk. Visit the marvels of The Murchison Gorge at the beautiful Hawkes head lookout in Kalbarri National Park, where water has carved its way through sandstone. Visit the well-known Billabong Roadhouse for lunch and refreshments (at guests' expense), an iconic landmark that has been serving visitors to Western Australia since 1962. From here, we visit the remarkable Shell Beach, and take a stroll along a beach made entirely of tiny shells. At Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, we will stay right on the beach with resident dolphins living close by, within the World Heritage Listed area known as Shark Bay. Free time to hire a Kayak (optional extra), relax on the beach, or look for turtles, dugongs, emus, and kangaroos that live here. Meals: Breakfast. Accom: RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort. Driving: 450km. Hiking: 3km. Day 3: Monkey Mia to Geraldton This morning we will meet the famous Monkey Mia Dolphins and get some up close and amazing photos. Stop in the lovely town of Denham, and wander along the foreshore. Check out the spectacular cliff views overlooking Shark Bay and spot wildlife at Eagle Bluff. We then head south with photo stops at Galena bridge and Coronation beach and then on towards our final overnight stay by the seaside in Geraldton. Meals: Breakfast. Accom: Hospitality Geraldton Motel. Driving: 385km. Hiking: 2km. Day 4: Geraldton to Perth Enjoy the HMAS Sydney Memorial with stunning views of Geraldton. Visit the Point Moore Lighthouse in Geraldton. On to Port Denison with a walk along the foreshore and to the lookout. Then head back along the Indian Ocean road with a stop in the town of Jurien bay with a walk along the Jetty. Then we travel to the seaside town of Cervantes to our fabulous lunch option at the famous Lobster Shack, plus a guided tour of the Lobster factory. From here we head to Nambung National Park to wander around the Pinnacles Desert. Kick back and relax on the bus for the last stretch before making our way back towards Perth by 6.30pm. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. Driving: 465km. Hiking: 2km. *Autopia Tours reserves the right to alter the route or itinerary stops during seasonal weather fluctuations and/or during park closures.

Perth to Exmouth 6-Day Coral Coaster One-Way Journey

3. Perth to Exmouth 6-Day Coral Coaster One-Way Journey

Take a journey along Western Australia’s Coral Coast, a region known for its stunning natural scenery, diverse wildlife, and gorgeous beaches.  Day 1 – Perth to Kalbarri Kick off your adventure by exploring the Pinnacles Desert in a guided tour before you journey up Indian Ocean Drive with its stunning coastal views. Make a quick stop in Geraldton, then onto the seaside town for your Kalbarri overnight stay. Lunch and dinner are included Day 2 – Kalbarri National Park to Monkey Mia Rise early for a photo opportunity at sunrise at either Nature’s Window or the Kalbarri Skywalk. Visit the marvels of The Murchison Gorge and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park. Travel on to the Billabong Roadhouse for refreshments and lunch (own expense). Visit the living fossils known as The Stromatolites, before movings on to Monkey Mia for accommodation by the beach. Breakfast and dinner are included. Day 3 – Monkey Mia to Coral Bay Say good morning to the famous dolphins of Monkey Mia. Relax on the beach or grab a coffee at the resort, before you get back on the road. Visit the fascinating rock formations, the Stromatolites, before you reach your Coral Bay accommodation next to the Ningaloo Reef. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included. Day 4 – Coral Bay to Exmouth Explore the Ningaloo Reef at your own leisure. Wander the beautiful Coral Bay beaches or check out the shark nursery. Snorkel the technicolor coral gardens only meters from shore. An optional boat tour or swim with the Manta Rays is available to purchase. Take a short drive up the peninsula to check-in to your Exmouth accommodation for two nights. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included. Day 5 – Exmouth Explore Cape Range National Park, a spectacular place of rugged limestone ranges, breathtaking deep canyons, and 50km of pristine beaches. Relax on the beach or choose to go snorkeling at the stunning Turquoise Bay, before finishing the tour in the early afternoon in time for lunch. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included. Day 6 – Exmouth Conclude your tour with check-out from your accommodation at 10:00 AM. Breakfast is included.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 13 reviews

It was a great tour with a nice and careful tour guide. We have seen a lot in the short time. The tour was perfect organized. The only thing I would change would be the first hostel we stayed. The rest of the accommodations where fine or very nice. I really appreciated the group spirit and all the stops at the petrol stations or at a shop on our way we made. They where looking good after us and we had a great time.

Linda was brilliant. She made everything so much fun and was an excellent guide. This is an adventure tour so be aware that you will be staying in Hostels that are not exactly 5 star accommodation. There is also a really substantial amount of driving, so it is more of a whistle stop tour than you might like. I had a brilliant time. It was excellent.

It was amazing. Super organized and you could do a lot of things that you probably wouldn't have done otherwise. We even got an additional discount for many extra activities. Our guide was great too. Took care of everything, was there with everything, had a lot of background information and you felt very comfortable with her.

Amazing trip. Linda, our guide, was extraordinary. 100% recommended to do alone, as a couple or with friends.