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Perth to Exmouth Tour 7 Days | Return Explorer

Perth to Exmouth Tour | Exmouth Explorer

Perth to Exmouth tour 7 days road trip seeking the West Coast’s most incredible destinations

$1345 Basic Dormitory (shared)
$1840 Standard Double (private)
$2335 Standard Single (private)

Not suitable for infants or children 5 years and under.

Children aged between 6 and 17 years old are required to stay in a shared private room and must be accompanied by a legal guardian or adult. As 3 nights contain an ensuite, 3 nights are shared bathroom facilites.

Basic Dormitory and Single Room fares apply to Adults 18+ over, with shared bathroom facilites.

Standard Rooms are not available during WA school holidays.

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Departure Schedule

WA 7 Day departure schedule 2022

Introducing our Perth to Exmouth Tour 7 days

Discover why Western Australia is a nature lovers’ paradise. Become an Exmouth Explorer and experience the many wonders of the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef. As you journey through the idyllic West Coast you will 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 that is Western  Australia. Hike down in to of the Murchison River and peek through Nature’s Window into an ancient gorge. read more

perth to exmouth tour 7 days

Tour details

  • Tour Code: PXR7
  • Operates Fridays
  • Departs 7:25am
  • Returns 5:00pm approx
  • 6 x Breakfast, 5 x lunch, 5 x dinner
  • 6 night accommodation
  • National Park entry fees
  • Guided walks (~9km total)
  • Australian wildlife sightings
  • Experienced driver guide
  • Air-conditioned small group travel
  • Comprehensive tour commentary
  • Select inner city pick up / drop off

Tour highlights

  • Wonder at the limestone outcrops of The Pinnacles in Nambung National Park
  • Uncover the beauty and adventure of Kalbarri National Park and valley views from the Skywalk
  • Early morning hike to Nature’s Window, The Z-Bend and clifftop views of Murchison Gorge
  • Visit the World  Heritage  Listed  Shark  Bay, to experience a wild dolphin encounter at Monkey Mia
  • Stroll along Shell Beach made entirely of tiny white cockle shells and oldest living fossils, The Stromatolites
  • Snorkel the Ningaloo Reef and discover the underwater world of Coral Bay
  • Opportunity to swim with Manta Rays or Whalesharks
  • Relax & unwind in the clear waters of Turquoise Bay
  • Guided tour of Cape Range National Park with spectacular lighthouse views

reviews
Perth to Exmouth Return Tour – Leong, 2019
“First time I joined a tour like that and it was quite simply amazing.
I joined the 7 Day Perth Exmouth Perth tour. The pick-up/drop-off from/to my hostel was easy and comfortable, the guide (Jason) was very friendly, funny, knowledgeable and a terrific guy!…”
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Full Itinerary

Day 1 – Perth to Kalbarri National Park

Kick-off your adventure with a guided tour through the Pinnacles Desert, before enjoying lunch by the sea at Jurien Bay and journey up Indian Ocean Drive for some stunning coastal views.  Stopping off at the must-see attraction just outside of Geraldton, known as the Pink Lake located off the coral coast highway. Then it’s on to the seaside town of Kalbarri for our overnight accommodation. (L, D) Accommodation: Pelicans Nest Kalbarri (Private – ensuite) or Kalbarri Backpackers YHA (Dorm – shared bathroom facilities). Driving distance 575km. Walking distance 2km.

Day 2 – Kalbarri National Park to Monkey Mia, Shark Bay

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 here during wildflower season (spring). We then travel on to the famous Billabong Roadhouse for refreshments and lunch (at guests’ own expense), this iconic landmark has been serving WA visitors since 1962. Great healthy meal options to choose from are plenty of gluten-free alternatives. From here, we visit the remarkable living fossils known as The Stromatolites located within the World Heritage Listed Shark Bay. Then it’s on to Monkey Mia for our accommodation by the beach. (B, D) Options: Kalbarri Abseiling Z-Bend (suspended until late 2021). Accommodation: RAC Monkey Mia Resort Budget Private & Backpacker Dorms or similar (shared bathroom facilities). Driving distance 450km. Walking distance 4km.

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Inclusions
  • 6 Nights’ accommodation (Kalbarri, Monkey Mia, Coral Bay, Exmouth x 2, Geraldton)
  • Includes 6 x Breakfast, 5 x Lunch, 5 x Dinner
  • Admission to all National Parks
  • Dolphin experience fees
  • Guided walks (~6-8km total)
  • Australian wildlife sightings, in the wild!
  • Hosted by an experienced driver-guide
  • Air-conditioned mini-coach travel
  • Comprehensive tour commentary
  • Select inner-city pickup and drop off points
Exclusions
  • Any meals not indicated – personal expenses
  • Additional tours, activities, and hire equipment
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended
Optionals

Kalbarri Abseil – for 2 descents (beginners)

Start the day with adventure by abseiling down the gorge walls in Kalbarri National Park with Kalbarri Abseil. No previous experience is necessary, as full training will be provided on site. All equipment provided also. Get photos on your own camera, as guests not participating can take photos for you!

Swim with Manta Rays on the Ningaloo Reef with Coral Bay Ecotours 

Enjoy a 5-6 hour tour of the Ningaloo Reef with Coral Bay Ecotours. The day includes all equipment, including a short length wetsuit if required, morning and afternoon tea and a buffet style lunch of cold meats and salads. Enjoy the underwater dance of the manta rays as well as 2 reef snorkels where you will see beautiful fish, corals and possibly sea turtles and reef sharks! They’ll also make a visit to the turtle sanctuary, where you can view turtles coming up for a breath in the shallows. (competent swimmers only) read more

What to bring

2L Refillable water bottle, hat, sunglasses & sunscreen, towel & toiletries, bathers or swimwear, all-weather clothing (extreme conditions day/night), comfortable sturdy hiking shoes (closed shoes), 15kg overnight bag & small day pack, flashlight, headlamp or torch, insect repellent & camera, recharge power bank, money for snack and meals, a sense of adventure.

Where to meet

Our main meeting point for this tour will be outside the front of the Criterion Hotel, 560 Hay St, Perth @ 7:25am.

Below is a full list of our hotel pick locations:

  • 6:45 – Mantra on Hay Perth, 201 Hay St, East Perth.
  • 6:45 – Quality Hotel Ambassador Perth, 196 Adelaide Terrace, Perth.
  • 6:50 – Pan Pacific Perth, 207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth.
  • 7:00 – Parmelia Hilton Perth, 14 Mill St, Perth.
  • 7:10 – Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central, 24 Mount St, Perth.
  • 7:25 – Criterion Hotel, 560 Hay St, Perth (main pickup)
  • 7:30 – Perth City YHA, 300 Wellington St, Perth.
  • 7:35 – Hostel G, 80 Stirling St, Perth.
  • 7:40 – DoubleTree Hilton Perth, 100 James St, Northbridge.
  • 7:45 – Billabong Backpackers, 381 Beaufort St, Highgate.
  • 8:05 – Whitfords Train Station, Station Entrance, Kingsley.

*Please arrive 5-10 mins prior to you nominated pickup location and time, so as not to delay or miss your tour. We ask you to wait outside the front of the hotel and not inside the foyer.

Booking terms

Our Contract 

All bookings are made with Get Lost Travel Pty Ltd / TA Autopia Tours (ABN 94 143 929 962) (us/we). By booking a trip with us you have agreed to be bound by the terms and conditions set out in these booking conditions. Your booking will be accepted by us on this basis. The services to be provided are those referred to in your booking confirmation and/or invoice. Accredited Bus Number: AC003612.

Validity 

Dates and itineraries are valid until 31 March 2023, from 1 April 2021 dates and itineraries are indicative only.

Standard Conditions 

Any references to ‘GLT’, ‘we’, ‘our’ and ‘us’ equates Get Lost Travel Pty Ltd, which applies to the following GLT brands and entities below: Autopia Tours, Wildlife Tours Australia, Boutique Touring Company and Geelong & Bellarine Tours.

Please take the time to read and understand the conditions of booking set out below prior to booking a trip with us. We strongly recommend that you also read the information relating to your product or service prior to booking to ensure that you understand the itinerary, style and physical demands of the tour you are undertaking. GLT will not be held responsible for passengers failing to familiarise themselves with the booking terms and conditions.

Although every effort is made, GLT shall not be liable for any illness, injury, damages, loss, delay or failure to join the tour that may occur due to factors beyond our control. We highly recommend all passengers have travel insurance coverage. GLT retains the right to alter routes, itineraries, bus type, fares, days of operation or even cancel tours if unforeseen circumstances occur. Other accredited tour operators may be used from time to time on some tours. Fares are shown in Australian Currency and are correct at the time of printing but are subject to change.

Traveller Information 

For us to confirm your travel arrangements, you must provide all requested details at the time of booking. We will collect certain information from you when you wish to book a trip, this information will be kept on file for 30-days for the purposes of contact tracing. The following personal information will be required: Your full name, contact details, email address, nationality, or Australian postcode and any pre-existing medical conditions you have which may affect your ability to complete your travel arrangements. For more information about how we treat your personal information, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

Booking Terms and Conditions 

Customer Responsible for Own Vaccination and Testing 

The customer shall comply with all Government (Federal, State and Territory) COVID entry restrictions and vaccination guidelines or testing requirements for entry into Australia and/or at the time of travel for tour and transport services. Where the customer is not vaccinated and/or tested prior to departure, the customer will forfeit any and all monies paid and GLT holds the right to refuse to board. Where the customer cancels due to travel restrictions other than vaccination or testing requirements, the operator shall have the discretion to

(a) offer a refund or credit voucher (to be used at a later time); or

(b) to forfeit any and all monies paid by the customer.

For the purposes of (a), the operator reserves the right to withhold such a reasonable sum to cover administrative expenses and other losses, dependent on when notice of cancellation is given by the customer.

Cancellations & Refund Policy 

Cancellation by the Traveller 

We understand that travel plans can sometimes change, if you cancel some or all portions of your booking the cancellation terms set out below will apply. A cancellation will only take effect when we receive written confirmation that you have sent to your relevant booking agent notifying them of your cancellation.

If you wish to change or cancel a trip:

Day Trips 

(a) Flexible Date Changes – unlimited supply of free date changes available up until 7-days prior to departure; or

(b) 2 to 7-days prior to departure:

  • we will hold 100% of the deposit paid by you as a credit voucher, valid for redemption within 3-years from the date of purchase
  • any credit voucher resulting from cancellation may be applied towards any other tour operated by GLT within Australia; or

(c) 8-days or more prior to departure,

  • we will refund the balance paid by you in connection to your booking less any unrecoverable costs; or

(d) failure to board on tour or cancelled within 2-days/48-hrs will result in full fare forfeiture of the ticket price and not eligible for a refund; or

(e) cancellation prior to departure due to you having COVID-19/ “flu-like symptoms”, supported by a medical certificate, we will refund 100% of monies paid by you either directly or via your booking agent.

Extended Trips

(a) Flexible Date Changes – unlimited supply of free date changes available up until 30-days prior to departure; or

(b) 14 to 30-days prior to departure:

  • we will hold 100% of monies paid by you as a credit voucher, valid for redemption within 3-years from the date of purchase
  • any credit voucher resulting from cancellation may be applied towards any other tour operated by GLT within Australia; or

(c) 31-days or more prior to departure,

  • we will refund the balance paid by you in connection to your booking less any unrecoverable costs; or

(d) failure to board on tour or cancelled within 14-days will result in full fare forfeiture of the ticket price and not eligible for a refund; or

(e) cancellation prior to departure due to you having COVID-19/ “flu-like symptoms”, supported by a medical certificate, we will refund 100% of monies paid by you either directly or via your booking agent.

Any credit travel voucher resulting from cancellation under (Cancellation by the Traveller) has an expiry date of 3 years and maybe applied towards any other available trip offered by us. This credit is transferable but not redeemable for cash.

Note different cancellation conditions may apply if/when booked through third party agents, your travel consultant will advise if differences apply. We strongly advise you to take out cancellation insurance at the time of booking. If you leave a trip for any reason after it has commenced, we are not obliged to make any refunds for unused services. If you fail to join a trip, join it after departure, or leave it prior to its completion, no refund will be made or compensation for departure costs incurred. The above cancellation terms are less than any unrecoverable costs by accommodation providers, travel agents, third-party affiliates and supplier fees.

Cancellation by the Operator 

Our trips are guaranteed to depart once they have one fully paid traveller onboard unless minimum group size specifically states otherwise (refer to Product Fact Sheets) or in the event of a Force Majeure resulting in the cancellation of a trip.

We may cancel a trip at any time up to 7-days (Day Trips) and 30-days (Short-Break / Extended Tours) before departure. Alternatively, we can cancel a trip at any time prior to departure if, due to terrorism, natural disasters, political instability or other external events occurs that deem it not viable for us to operate the planned itinerary.

Standard Cancellation 

If we cancel your trip, we can offer you a choice of:

(a) a 100% reimbursement of monies paid for your trip

(a) transfer amounts paid to alternative departure date or tour operated by GLT; or (c) issued with a credit travel voucher to the amount paid for your trip, valid for 3-years

Force Majeure Cancellation 

If a trip is cancelled due to a ‘Force Majeure Event’, we can offer you a choice of:

(a) a 100% credit voucher of monies paid for your trip; or

(b) a refund minus unrecoverable costs.

If the cancellation due to a ‘Force Majeure Event’ occurs after a trip has commenced, we can offer you a choice of a pro-rata:

(a) 110% credit voucher for the days that remain on your trip; or

(b) refund minus unrecoverable costs of the days that remain on your trip.

Any credit travel voucher resulting from cancellation as mentioned in (Cancellation by the Traveller): ● 3-year expiry date and may be applied towards any other available trip offered by GLT; ● are not redeemable for cash;

  • excludes flights or insurance as they will have their own booking conditions

In circumstances where the cancellation is due to external events outside our reasonable control, refunds will be less than any unrecoverable costs. We are not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking including but not limited to visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess or non-refundable flights.

A “Force Majeure Event” includes but is not limited to: acts of God; war; civil commotion; riot; blockade or embargo; fire; explosion; breakdown; union dispute; earthquake; epidemic, pandemic or other health emergencies; flood; windstorm or other extreme weather events; lack or failure of courses of supply; passage of any law, order, proclamation, regulation, ordinance, demand, requisition or requirement or any other act of any government authority, beyond the reasonable control of the parties, whether or not foreseeable, which would make it dangerous or not viable for a trip to commence or continue

Travel Insurance 

We recommend all guests have travel insurance and should be taken out at the time of booking prior to tour departure. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of US$200 000 for each of the categories of cover.

We also strongly recommend it covers cancellation curtailment, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have travel insurance connected to your credit card or bank account please ensure you have details of the participating insurer, the insurance policy number and emergency contact number with you rather than the bank’s name and credit card details.

Child Policy (Age Requirements) 

Our child and infant policy and pricing do vary depending on the trip; this is due to the diversity in our product range. All travellers under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian. For further details on tour, specific age restrictions see the product page FAQ.

Prices and surcharges 

Our tour prices are subject to variable and seasonal pricing, both of which are standard practices within the travel industry. This means our tour prices may vary at any time in accordance with demand, market conditions and availability. It is likely that different passengers on the same trip have been charged different prices. Your best option if you like the price you see is to book at that time. Any reduced pricing or discounts that may become available after you have paid will not apply. If you wish to cancel your booking to take advantage of a cheaper price, full cancellation conditions apply as set out below (Cancellation by the Traveller). The most up to date pricing are available on our websites. Please note that a surcharge may be applied to a purchase made by a credit card.

Alcohol Policy 

Alcohol is not permitted on board our vehicles. We reserve the right to refuse re-entry if passengers are overly intoxicated and propose a threat to other passengers, our driver or vehicle. We also reserve the right to advise at any time prior to departure and whilst in operation, that alcohol is no longer permitted. The legal drinking age in Australia is 18 years old, a photo ID is required.

Luggage Policy 

To maximise the comfort of your journey no luggage storage facilities are provided on our (Day Trips): It is recommended you bring a small day pack no bigger than 5-7kg. (Short-Break / Extended Tours): Maximum baggage allowance per person is 15-20kg preferably a soft travelling pack. Excessive amounts of luggage may incur a surcharge fee. Inappropriate luggage presented on the day of departures such as surfboards, bikes and an excessive amount of luggage may result in refusal to board unless previously arranged. Other: mobility scooters, wheelchairs, pushers, prams, walking frames and other walking aids cannot be stored safely on our vehicles, please advise prior to booking if there are any of these aids required.

Pickup up & Drop Off 

GLT may offer complimentary inner city pickup and drop off services to various accommodation providers. Please note it is the customer’s responsibility to be waiting out the front of your selected pickup location (accommodation provider) at least 10 minutes before departure. Failure to wait out the front of your selected location may result in the tour guide being unable to locate you causing failure to load. GLT cannot be held responsible for passengers who fail to load.

Special Requirements 

Please notify the Get Lost Travel group of any dietary requirements, food allergies and/or medical conditions at the time of booking or 7-days prior to tour departure. Limited food options are available on extended tours, forward planning is required to ensure we can accommodate but not guaranteed.

Booking Confirmations & Enquiries 

All reservations must be confirmed within 48 hours of departure via email to [email protected]

Our commitment

At Autopia Tours, we actively promote the protection of flora and fauna on our Perth to Exmouth Tour. It is our duty to ensure there is minimal disturbance to this National Heritage Listed region and the species that call it home. Cultural sensitivity and respect for the traditional owners should also be shown at all times.
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FAQ

What is a suitable age for this tour?

Child policy for this tour is 6 years old and over, due to the nature of this tour, it’s not suitable for infants or children 5 years and under. Children aged between 6 to 17 years old are required to stay in standard private accommodation and must be accompanied by a legal guardian or adult. A moderate level of fitness is required to complete the walks.

What kind of vehicle do we travel in for this Exmouth to Perth tour?

We use 24-seater Mitsubishi Rosa mini-buses for this trip, this vehicle makes moving people easy, safe, and comfortable. With high back seats and large windows for unobstructed views. The maximum number of passengers we carry on this 7-Day tour is 21 people, with a minimum requirement of 8 people to guarantee the departure.

How much luggage can I bring on tour?

We ask that guests travelling on short break/extended tours bring small overnight bags and hand luggage only, as we have limited storage onboard our vehicles. Large suitcases and/or oversized luggage can be left at your hotel in Perth whilst you’re on tour.

How fit do I need to be for this tour?

A moderate level of fitness is required to complete the walks. Walks can be up to 6-8km in length, often over steep and rocky sections and in direct sunlight.  Length of walks may vary and will be at the guide’s discretion.

Do you cater to special dietary requirements?

Yes, please notify us if you have any dietary requirements or medical conditions at the time of booking, or at least a few days prior to departure, that way we can make any necessary arrangements.

Do I require travel insurance for Western Australia?

It is recommended that all passengers have personal travel insurance, given we’re actively exploring remote parts of the west coast of Australia with limited access to health professionals in the event of sickness or injury.  Autopia Tours is not authorised to provide information on the type of plan or policy options available. This can be provided by an accredited local travel agent or from your preferred insurance company.

Our COVID Statement

For your safety, we have implemented comprehensive hygiene measures and increased regular sanitation. Temperature checks of all staff will be conducted pre-departure, with disposable face masks and hand-sanitizer provided. For more information click here.

Customer Trip Report

Perth to Exmouth Tour – by Marilou B, Netherlands. Tuesday 9th April 2019

Last Tuesday I took off on what was gonna be one of the best trips I’ve ever done! Our tour guide Paul (aka Meatloaf) picked us up in Perth in the morning and off we went to start our 7 day trip along the west coast to Exmouth.
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