Perth to Exmouth Tour | One Way
Perth to Exmouth Tour | Coral Coaster
This 5 day Perth to Exmouth Tour is an exceptional showcase of Western Australia’s natural wonders
$940 Hostel Dorm
$1245 Private Twin/Double
$1465 Private Single Room
**Private ensuite facilities available on request, subject to availability at the time of booking.
$940 Shared Dormitory
$1245 Private Twin/Double
$1465 Single Room
**Private ensuite facilities available on request
Introducing our Perth to Exmouth Tour
Take a journey along Western Australia’s Coral Coast, a region known for its stunning natural scenery, diverse wildlife and gorgeous beaches. View sand dunes so white they could be mistaken for snow! Marvel at the limestone Pinnacles and then take in the beautiful scenery of Kalbarri National Park. Monkey Mia is sure to delight with its friendly bottlenose dolphins. Then it’s on to the jewel of the Coral Coast, the famous Ningaloo Reef, for 2 days exploring the pristine waters and searching for turtles! You’ll get to experience the best nature has to offer on this Perth to Exmouth Tour.
- Tour Code: AT-WA5PX
- Operates *Tues & Fri *NOV – MAR
- 18 guests Average Group Size
- Departs 7:45am
- Ends 10:00am (Day 6)
- 5 x Breakfast
- 5 x Lunch
- 4 x Dinner
- 5 x Nights Accommodation
- Wifi on board
- Hotel Pick up & Drop off
- onboard water
- All entrance fees included
- Check out on the 6th day is at 10am
- See the coastlines of Lancelin
- Discover the Pinnacles Desert
- Explore the stunning gorges of Kalbarri National Park
- Hike to Natures Window and the Z Bend in
- Wander along Shell Beach mad of white
- Experience the closest wild Dolphin encounter in Australia
- Scenic country journey on your return to Perth
- Snorkel the Ningaloo Reef at Coral Bay
- Guided tour of Cape Range National Park
- Swim at Turquoise Bay
- Join a swim with Whale Shark tour May – July
Perth to Exmouth Tour – Jurik, 2019
“This trip was a highlight of my travel. The guide, Jason, was very knowledgeable, friendly and had a great sense of humour. Good driver too, great guide and good cook!...“
Enjoy an outdoor adventure with us on our Perth to Exmouth Tour, a journey which takes in the best sites along the West Coast. The Coral Coast abounds with unspoilt beaches, brilliant turquoise waters, deep red sands and many wildlife viewing opportunities. Experience this truly unique part of Australia, a haven for nature lovers. You won’t be short of stunning photo opportunities on this journey from Perth to Exmouth, taking away many long lasting memories!
Begin your journey viewing gorgeous white dunes and rugged coastal scenery before wandering among the Pinnacles rock formations. We then venture into Kalbarri National Park to hike through some of the oldest exposed rocks on the planet. Journey past ancient fossils into the deep red gorge before resting on the banks of the Murchison River. The iconic Nature’s Window is sure to be highlight also.
Your visit to Shark Bay, World Heritage Listed for its natural beauty, will definitely impress. Marvel at the contrast between the red sands and the blue waters as you look out for emus and the elusive thorny devil. Get up close with Monkey Mia’s famous wild dolphins who come in close to shore making for great viewing and photo opportunities. You may even spot a turtle or dugong!
Finish your epic adventure with 2 days exploring the Ningaloo Reef with time in both Coral Bay and Exmouth. The Ningaloo Reef, a World Heritage Listed site, is home to an abundance of marine life. Snorkel in search of sea turtles, octopus, nudibranchs and many species of fish right from the beaches! Or choose to join an organised manta ray, whale shark (seasonal) or humpback whale (seasonal) tour. Cape Range National Park, where rugged mountains stretch down to the Reef, offers great hiking and beach activities also. However you spend your 2 days here, the memories you make are sure to last a lifetime.
Day 1 Perth to Exmouth Tour
Kick off your adventure viewing coastal scenery and white sand dunes. Follow up with a guided tour through the Pinnacles Desert before enjoying lunch by the sea then journey up 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. (L, D)
Day 2 Kalbarri to Monkey Mia
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). Enjoy a great photo opportunity at Nature’s Window before strolling a beach made entirely of tiny shells. Then it’s on to Monkey Mia for our accommodation by the beach. (B, L, D)
Day 3 Monkey Mia 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 we get back on the road mid-morning. We’ll visit the fascinating rock formations, the Stromatolites, before settling into our accommodation in Coral Bay, located right on the famous Ningaloo Reef (B, L, D)
Day 4 Coral Bay to Exmouth
You’ll have most of the day to explore the Ningaloo Reef at your own leisure. Choose to join a boat tour or enjoy free time to experience the beautiful beaches 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 we take the short drive up the peninsula to Exmouth and check into our accommodation for two nights in the town centre. (B, D)
Day 5 Explore Exmouth
Today we 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 snorkelling at the stunning Turquoise Bay (snorkel hire $10), visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, relax at Milyering Visitors Center and more before finishing the tour in the late afternoon.
During Whale Shark Season you may wish to join a day tour to swim with Whale Sharks. We will meet up with you after your incredible experience in the afternoon. (B, L)
Day 6 Tour finale
Today you will join your tour group for Breakfast before saying your good bye’s. Check out is at 10am. (B)
What to bring
Sunscreen, Water Bottle, Hat & Sunglasses, Warm clothes, Windbreaker, Camera & Comfortable walking shoes, Luggage up to 15kg, Small day bag & toiletries.
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)
Glass Bottom Boat on the Ningaloo Reef with Coral Bay Ecotours
Join Coral Bay Ecotours for a tour of the Ningaloo Reef on board their glass bottom boat. Learn about the tropical and temperate fish and corals you see under the glass. Choose between a 1,2 or 3 hour journey. The 1 hour is glass viewing only. The 2 hour journey includes viewing through the glass and a snorkel site. The 3 hour includes viewing through the glass, snorkelling and a visit to the turtle sanctuary, where you can view turtles feeding and coming up for air in the shallows. Your skipper can even try to get the turtles under the glass for you! Snorkel tours include equipment.
Whaleshark swim with Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours
(Seasonal March-July) Get set for an unforgettable day, as you head out to swim next to the biggest fish in the sea, the whale shark! This is truly a once in a lifetime experience and one that you will never forget! Start the day with a reef snorkel, where you can explore the coral gardens and view beautiful fish. You may even spot a sea turtle or reef shark! Then experience the awe of swimming along-side the whale shark, which are typically 5-10m in length here! All equipment is provided, including a wet-suit if required. Morning and afternoon tea and a delicious lunch also included. (competent swimmers only)
Whaleshark/Humpback Whale swim with Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours
(Seasonal Aug – Sept) Join King’s Ningaloo Reef tours for an unforgettable day out on the water. Start the day with a reef snorkel, where you can enjoy the beautiful coral gardens and fish. You may even spot some turtles or reef sharks! Then they’ll head out in search of humpback whales and whale sharks with the help of a spotter plane. The humpback whale swim is dependent on the willingness of the whales to be part of the tour. In the event the whales are uncooperative, the plane will search for another group. Should a whale shark be spotted on the day also, guests can upgrade their ticket to include a whale shark swim for an additional $110. All equipment is included as well as a wetsuit if required. Moring and afternoon tea and a buffet style lunch supplied also. (competent swimmers only)
Scuba Dive the Navy Pier with Dive Ningaloo
(Certified divers only) The Navy Pier Exmouth has been voted one of the top 10 dive sites in Australia and one of the top shore dives in the world. The dive is to a maximum depth of 15m and strong currents mean that dives can only be completed during slack tide. Therefore, dive times will vary day to day. Search for nudibranchs, scorpion fish, octopus and eels. Huge groupers, sea snakes, grey nurse sharks, reef sharks and wobbegongs are commonly seen here also, as well as a beautiful array of fish and corals. There is a $50 Navy Entrance payable in cash only on the day (included in above pricing). All equipment supplied.
Scuba Dive the Ningaloo Reef with Exmouth Dive Centre
Explore the underwater world during 2 reef dives with Exmouth Dive Centre. There are numerous dive sites to choose from and these will be selected on the day based on conditions. Tours typically run from 7.30am until 4.30pm. See amazing coral formations, beautiful fish, reef sharks, turtles, nudibranchs, eels and more during your 2 dives. All equipment is provided.
*Please note these tours are not operated by us and can have different terms and conditions. We recommend you contact the operator directly via their websites for booking details and terms and conditions. Weather can impact on these tours, which is outside of our control. Tours may be cancelled, in which case a full refund will be issued by the operator. As we are dealing with wildlife, they are always expected but never guaranteed.
Where to meet
Our central meeting point is
Below is a full list of our hotel pick locations
** Please arrive 5-10 mins prior to you nominated pickup time so as not to delay or miss your tour.
Cancellations within 14 days or failure to board on the day, will result in 100% full fare forfeiture. Date change fees apply outside of 14 days $150 per person. Read Full Terms and Conditions here
Our commitment to sustainability
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.
Part of our responsibility is educating guests on minimal impact practices and the importance of ensuring the safety of wildlife and the environmental sustainability of the destinations we visit.
Learn more about EcoTourism: https://www.ecotourism.org.au/
Autopia Tours would like to begin by paying our respects to the traditional owners of this country. Please be conscious and respectful of the sensitivities of indigenous culture and the spiritual connection they have with the land at all times.
The natural behaviours of wildlife are to be respected and not interfered with. When viewing wildlife, people should take care to avoid rapid or sudden movements, which could frighten the animal, and should keep noise to a minimum and refrain from touching, petting or feeding all wildlife including birds. Contact with people can introduce diseases to wildlife and can cause them to become aggressive.
Wildlife should not be handled or fed, unless by certified wildlife handlers. Feeding wildlife can alter their natural foraging behaviour and can lead to disease or illness through contact with people and the introduction of foods that are harmful to their digestive system. Feeding wildlife can also cause them to become aggressive toward people.
Wildlife that appears to be in distress, injured or in danger should be reported immediately to the appropriate authority, such as your Guide/Tour Leader, a National Park Ranger or Visitor Centre Staff.
Protecting our National Parks
People should remain on designated walking tracks, behind safety barriers/fences and follow all directions given by the guide/tour leader. Venturing off these can alter fragile ecosystems and can harm wildlife shelters and native vegetation. There are other dangers to be aware of too, such as cliff edges, unstable rock formations, overhanging tree branches and slippery ground cover. Remaining on tracks ensures safe visitation for guests and the environment.
No flora or fauna should be removed from their natural setting. This includes dead wood, fallen leaves, flowers and so forth, as they form part of the ecosystem of the region and their removal could cause a disturbance.
All buses are fitted with waste bins. No organic waste should be disposed of onto the ground. Although organic, items such as banana peels, apple cores, bread and other food scraps, are not natural/native to the region and can introduce pest species, diseases or harm to wildlife if found and eaten. We recommend all passengers bring a water bottle with you on our Perth to Exmouth Tours. Purchasing bottled water contributes large amounts of plastic into the landfill. Therefore, we ask guests to bring their own bottle, as there is access to water refill stations available on our vehicles. Please ensure you stay hydrated throughout the tour to reduce the risk of sun exposure and dehydration.
All our guides carry a current Level 2 First Aid certificate. Please report any accident or illness to your tour guide. We recommend anyone with an existing medical condition to carry their medication with them on tour and to notify their tour guide at the beginning of the tour.
If you are a smoker! We ask you to refrain from smoking whilst in the company of other passengers and limit it to designated smoking areas. Smoking is not permitted on any of our vehicles, or in any type of accommodation including permanent campsites. We make frequent ‘comfort stops’ to allow free time for guests but cannot guaranteed smoke breaks. Please ensure you dispose of your cigarette butt responsibly and appropriately.
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This trip was a highlight of my travel. The guide, Jason, was very knowledgeable, friendly and had a great sense of humour. Good driver too, great guide and good cook! This trip offers a perfect way of exploring the west coast, getting to see the most beautiful places. The accommodation ist mostly dormitory style backpackers hostels, nice and clean. The bus is comfortable and reliable. You will get to enjoy the comforts of being driven around while being told interesting facts and stories. It's good value and I'd recommend it to everyone! My wife and I joined this trip for 5 days to Exmouth. We upgraded to Motel style accommodation which was just quite comfortable. Highly recommend our guide Jason. Thanks Autopia Tours
This trip was a highlight of my travel. The guide, Jason, was very knowledgeable, friendly and had a great sense of humour. Good driver too, great guide and good cook! This trip offers a perfect way of exploring the west coast, getting to see the most beautiful places. The accommodation ist mostly dormitory style backpackers hostels, nice and clean. The bus is comfortable and reliable. You will get to enjoy the comforts of being driven around while being told interesting facts and stories. It's good value and I'd recommend it to everyone!
My wife and I joined this trip for 5 days to Exmouth. We upgraded to Motel style accommodation which was just quite comfortable. Highly recommend our guide Jason. Thanks Autopia Tours