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Western Australia's Coral Coast
16 days from £3,670pp
Explore the National Parks to view canyons and dramatic rock formations.
Marvel at the spectacular marine life including manta rays, whale sharks and turtles.
Explore the historic town of Fremantle, with its convict jails, whaling ships and old taverns.
Take a sunset walk along a deserted beach.
- Nambung National Park
- Kalbarri National Park
- Shark Bay
- Ningaloo Marine Park
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Perth.
Day 2 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
On-board your international outbound flight to Perth.
Day 3 Perth
On arrival in Perth you will be transferred by private vehicle to your downtown accommodation. The remainder of the day is free to relax. Why not shake off the jetlag with a walk around the new Elizabeth Quay district to explore the harbourfront, before heading to the state buildings for dinner.
Day 4 Perth
Day 5 Perth
Today you have a full day exploring Rottnest Island by foot, boat and bicycle. Spend some time relaxing on the stunning white sand beaches of this nature reserve just off the coast of Perth, and keep an eye out for the island's most famous furry inhabitant, the Quokka!
Day 6 Nambung National Park
Collect your hire car and drive north to Nambung National Park to spend the day exploring the remarkable Pinnacles Desert which sits in contrast against the blues of the Indian Ocean. Please note that your hire-car is subject to a one-way drop off fee which will need to be paid locally.
Day 7 Kalbarri National Park
Continue to Kalbarri National Park today. Along the drive you will pass Hutt Lagoon - famed for it's pink water due to the algae in the water. The best time of day to see it is when the sun is over head and with clear skies. On arrival into Kalbarri make your plans to explore one of the many walking trails past canyons and dramatic rock formations.
Day 8 Kalbarri National Park
Spend the day exploring Kalbarri National Park. Make sure you pack comfortable walking shoes and plenty of water for today - the Loop/Z Bend area is one of the best areas to see the wildflowers at certain times of the year and natures window is best at sunrise and sunset.
Day 9 Shark Bay
Today's drive will be at least 5 hours so make sure you get some lunch supplies on the way out of Kalbarri in the morning. On the way to Monkey Mia you will pass Hamelin Pool which is home to the oldest living organisms in the world and Shell Beach. As the name suggests, the bay is covered in thousands of perfectly bleached shells and the water is crystal clear.
Day 10 Shark Bay
Today you will have the chance to explore the rusty red soils, white sand beaches and stunning turquoise seas of the lesser known Francois Peron National Park. Your aboriginal guide will be sure to teach you stories of the dreamtime, how to find bush tucker and how to use traditional bush medicine.
Day 11 Ningaloo Marine Park
Head from Monkey Mia to Coral Bay today. We recommend breaking up the drive by stopping at Carnarvon for a stop to learn about the farming industry in the area. You will arrive into Coral Bay this afternoon with just enough time to get in the water and explore the shallow reef from the beach.
Day 12 Exmouth
Day 13 Exmouth
Today you will take a boat out onto the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef, with the chance to snorkel on the pristine reef off the Muiron Islands. Depending on the season you might also see turtles, mantarays, dugongs and coral spawning.
Day 14 Perth
Exmouth , Learmonth , Perth
Say goodbye to the beach life as you drive to nearby Learmonth Airport this morning and fly back to Perth. Once back in Perth, travel out to Cottesloe Beach to watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean and reflect on your trip.
Day 15 International return flight
Perth , International return flight
Day 16 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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