Fully escorted Western Australia Boutique Small Group Tour from $4,899 per person including international flights

Looking for an adventure like no other? Look no further! Commence your Western Australia adventure in the capital city of Perth before joining a fully escorted small group boutique tour along the coastline to Exmouth. The eight-day tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the awe-inspiring natural limestone Pinnacles, snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of Ningaloo Reef, and swim with the gentle and harmless whale sharks. You will also have the chance to experience Aboriginal culture, catch rock lobsters, go dolphin spotting, and experience the best of Western Australia.

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip International Economy Class Flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York JFK, Dallas, or Houston (domestic US flights can be added at an additional cost)
  • Internal Australia flights
  • Three nights in Perth at the 4.5* Crown Metropol
  • Half-day walking tour of Perth
  • Perth to Freemantle Cruise
  • Rottnest Express full day Experience Rottnest with Bike
  • 8 Days Fully Escorted West Coast and Ningaloo Rees small group boutique tour including accommodation in comfortable locally owned hotels
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges

Itinerary

Day 1 - Depart the US for Perth
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Day 2 - Cross International Dateline

Day 3 - Arrive Perth
Welcome to Western Australia! Transfer to your hotel by car service upon arrival in Perth.

With weather as welcoming as its friendly locals, Australia's sunniest capital city, Perth / Boorloo, offers adventures for everyone. Framed by the Swan River, the city boasts 19 pristine beaches, each blessed with dreamy Indian Ocean sunsets, and is home to one of the world's largest inner-city parks. Perth is home to the Swan Valley, the only wine region within an Australian capital city—just one of the effortless day trips within an hour of the city. You can also explore Perth's historic and bohemian port city of Fremantle / Walyalup, swim with playful wild dolphins in Rockingham, or cruise to Rottnest Island to meet plenty of quokkas, the world's happiest animal. Add a thriving metropolis of curated cultural experiences, luxury hotels, shopping precincts, rooftop bars, and waterfront dining at Elizabeth Quay / Goomup on the beautiful Swan River, and it's easy to see why Perth is such a relaxed and naturally adventurous capital city.

Accommodation - The Crown Metropol Perth is Perth's leading luxury hotel 5 minutes from Perth City. It is situated at Burswood Entertainment Complex beside the magnificent Swan River and is set in 100 hectares of superbly landscaped gardens and secluded parklands.

Day 4 - Perth Walking tour & Freemantle River Cruise
This 2-hour tour starts your day in Perth with a coffee (or tea) and a dash of culture, art, and history. Get to know the best street murals and art in Wolf Lane and other urban exploring hotspots. Your guide will showcase Perth'sPerth's street art, sculptures, and architecture, all while sharing quirky and engaging stories of Perth'sPerth's history.

Enjoy beautiful views as you cruise the calm waters between Perth and Fremantle. Your Captain will highlight the sights, including Perth's impressive Bell Tower, Kings Park, the restored Swan Brewery, Royal Perth Yacht Club, the magnificent homes overlooking the river, and Fremantle's busy inner harbor. Disembark at Freemantle and enjoy this historic port town and numerous outdoor cafes & restaurants

Day 5 - Rottnest Island by bike
Depart Perth by ferry to commence a full-day Experience Rottnest tour. Explore Rottnest Island by bike at your own pace and discover secluded beaches, snorkel among the reefs, and meet the local wildlife, including the quokka – unique to Rottnest Island – a friendly marsupial similar to a wallaby but the size of a domestic cat. The island is 11 kilometers long by 4 kilometers wide and takes approximately 3.5 hours to ride around.

Day 6 - Commence 8 Day Fully Escorted Small group Tour - Perth to Pinnacles National Park & Geraldton
Embark on your eight-day tour this morning and traverse Western Australia's Coral Coast Highway, a route that promises a visual feast. Depart from Perth and journey over eight days to Exmouth on one of the world's most vibrant road trips. Marvel at the otherworldly moonscapes that adorn the Indian Ocean coastline, explore ancient gorges and traverse two World Heritage-listed gems—Shark Bay and Ningaloo Reef, the world's largest fringing reef.

Your adventure starts with a welcome meeting in Perth before we set out for the trendy seaside resort of Geraldton. But this isn't just any journey. We'll stop off along the way to take in the largest dunes in WA and the mysterious alien-like limestone towers of the Pinnacles at Nambung National Park, as well as check out the Leaning Trees of Greenough and the lovely Jurien Bay, where you might spot a sea lion or two. In Geraldton, have an orientation drive around town before dinner, drinks, and a chance to get to know everyone.

Included Activities

  • Visit to the largest dunes in WA
  • Walk through the mysterious alien-like limestone towers of the Pinnacles at Nambung National Park
  • Geraldton orientation tour & the stunning HMAS memorial lookout

Included Meals - None

Accommodation – Hospitality Inn Geraldton

Day 7 - Northampton & Kalbarri National Park
After a leisurely breakfast, we head to historical Northampton, one of the oldest towns in Western Australia. We’ll catch some heritage buildings dating back to the 1800s, and meet the artists at a First Nations gallery. Next up: the Pink Lake at Hutt Lagoon, which truly lives up to its name, before gazing in awe at the wind-eroded sandstone of Nature’s Window, the spectacular Z-Bend Gorge, and the Kalbarri Skywalk at Kalbarri National Park.

Included Activities

  • Northampton - First nations community art gallery visit
  • Pink Lake at Hutt Lagoon
  • Kalbarri National Park - Z Bend, Natures Window & Kalbarri Skywalk

Included Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation – Kalbarri Edge Resort

Day 8 - Shark Bay & Monkey Mia
It’s a bit of an ocean-themed day today. Jump on a boat at the Kalbarri Marina to learn about the local rock lobster industry – and even pull up some lobster pots yourself, and keep your catch to enjoy later that evening! Then it’s one sealife legend to another, as we head off to scenic Monkey Mia, where the local Dolphin population thrives. Stop via the Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve for some ‘living fossils’, and one of Shark Bay’s picturesque lookouts. Put your feet up at Monkey Mia, or hit the water, before an evening First Nations experience courtesy of the Nhanda and Malgana people. This is your chance to try the didgeridoo or traditional conch shell, and taste some bush tucker.

Included Activities

  • Kalbarri - Rock Lobster Pot Pull Boat Trip - keep your catch to enjoy later that evening!
  • Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve for some ‘living fossils’
  • didgeridoo or traditional conch shell, and taste some bush tucker.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation – Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

Day 9 - Shark Bay & Monkey Mia
Here’s a post-breakfast activity you don’t get every day: Bottlenose dolphin-spotting with WA Parks & Wildlife experts. Learn a bit about these magnificent animals, and then take some well-earned time off to relax on the beach, snap photos to make the folks back home jealous, or sit at the bar and watch the wildlife go by. If you fancy it, there’s a sunset cruise, and you’re invited, feel free to bring a sundowner with you. If you’re lucky you might spot the elusive sea cows, or ‘Dugongs’.

Included Activities

  • Bottlenose dolphin-spotting with the Parks & Wildlife experts Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve for some ‘living fossils’
  • Free afternoon to walk the beaches, sand dunes or relax by the pool in paradise Optional Activity – Sunset cruise and the chance to spot the elusive sea cows, or ‘Dugongs’

Included Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation – Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

Day 10 - Carnarvon
It’s definitely a more spaced out day as we head to Carnarvon Space and Technology Centre for a quick photo stop. It was created to support NASA’s Gemini, Apollo and Skylab programs. Next up, we visit the Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre to learn about the region’s unique culture and country from its First Nations custodians. Snap some pics of the Carnarvon Cactus Farm, one of the town’s quirkiest sights, before heading to – Travel along the Gascoyne Food Trail. The trail features everything from bananas and avocados, to beans, beef, ice cream, and mangoes. Relax tonight – maybe take the chance for a stroll along the beautiful foreshore to a local restaurant?

Included Activities

  • Quick photo stop overlooking the Carnarvon Space and Technology Centre created to support NASA’s Gemini, Apollo and Skylab
  • Visit the Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre’
  • Gascoyne Food Trail. The trail features everything from bananas and avocados, to beans, beef, ice cream, and mangoes

Included Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation – Hospitality Inns Carnarvon

Day 11 - Coral Bay, Ningaloo Reef & Exmouth
Today we are off Coral Bay, home to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef, the world's largest fringing reef, we’ll embark on a glass-bottom boat tour and snorkel experience, to see up to 250 species of coral and 500 species of fish. Further along the coast we visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, with stunning views, then rest up in Exmouth town.

Included Activities

  • Visit Ningaloo reef on a glass-bottom boat tour and snorkel experience
  • Visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse with breathtaking views

Included Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation – Hospitality Inns Carnarvon

Day 12 - Exmouth
It’s your day. Experience a swim with the world famous whale sharks, go whale-spotting, swim with manta rays, or get your hiking boots on – the choice is yours. You can select your optional adventure when you book your tour, or your guide can help you get set up.

Optional Activities

  • Choose from many local activities on land or out on Ningaloo Reef - Swim with whale sharks, manta rays, or join a day tour to Cape Range National Park
  • Visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse with breathtaking views

Included Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation – Ningaloo Lodge Exmouth

Day 13 - Depart Exmouth
Sadly, all good things must come to an end. It’s time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers after breakfast. Bid farewell to Western Australia as you depart Exmouth via Perth for your return flight to the US or next destination in Australia.

 

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Costing Per Person starting from $4,899 per person

  • Single Supplement: From $950

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  • Upgrade to premium economy from $1,100 per person each way*
  • Upgrade to business class from $4,000 per person each way*
  • Can take the upgrade one way or round trip and combine premium/business classes on same ticket

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Terms & Conditions:

The package from pricing is based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room) for low-season stays for travel Sundays through Wednesdays from Los Angeles. Additional airfare costs apply for departures from other cities. A $50 air supplement applies each way for international travel from Thursday to Saturday. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Specific blackout dates apply to the accommodation and tour value add offers. Seats are limited and may only be available on some flights. Hotels are subject to availability. All prices reflect discounts for purchases made by check/wire; please see the terms and conditions for credit card payments. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply.

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