Dolphins, Reef & Parks
Duration: 8 nights self-drive tour
Price from: £739pp
Cervantes 1 night
Kalbarri 1 night
Carnarvon 1 night
Ningaloo Reef 2 nights
Monkey Mia 2 nights
Geraldton 1 night
Day 1 Perth/Cervantes: Travel north to Yanchep National Park with its unique flora and fauna. Stop and take one of the treks or visit Crystal Cave. Continue to Cervantes, the entry point to the Pinnacles Desert within the Nambung National Park.
Day 2 Cervantes/Kalbarri: Travel through the Kalbarri National Park, with acres of bushland and scenic gorges. If time allows, head up to the lookouts and hike the trails to gaze in awe at the incredible landscapes. Continue to Kalbarri and watch the sunset reflect on the dramatic coastal rock formations that have been shaped by the forces of nature over 400 million years.
Day 3 Kalbarri/Carnarvon: Enter Shark Bay World Heritage & Marine Park, an area dotted with spectacular beaches. Carnarvon is one of the main places for growing tropical fruits and tours of banana plantations can be arranged locally.
Day 4 Carnarvon/Ningaloo Reef: The magnificent Ningaloo Reef lies along the Coral Coast. Here you can swim and snorkel viewing whale sharks, manta rays and tropical fish, yards from the beach.
Day 5 Ningaloo Reef: At leisure to explore this UNESCO World Heritage listed underwater wonderland.
Day 6 Ningaloo Reef/Monkey Mia: Early start venturing south along the coast to Monkey Mia. Here dolphins swim up to the beach (sightings are not guaranteed) and rangers hand feed them.
Day 7 Monkey Mia: Day at leisure to relax or explore the area. Wildlife cruises are available or you can join a cultural tour to see Shark Bay’s unique flora and fauna through the eyes of its traditional owners and custodians.
Day 8 Monkey Mia/Geraldton: Head south through the Kalbarri National Park to Geraldton. Take a coastal walk or pause at one of the many restaurants for some fabulous seafood.
Day 9 Geraldton/Perth: Travel back along the coast, before returning your hire car in Perth.
Accommodation: 3* Cervantes Pinnacles Motel; 3* Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort; 3* Best Western Hospitality Inn, Carnarvon; 4* Mantarays Ningaloo; 3* Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort; 3* Best Western Hospitality Inn, Geraldton.
Meals: Room only.
Tour price: The price shown is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes 9 days group B car hire and accommodation as outlined.