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Please note: We don't include the car in the prices as there are so many choices. You can either book your own car or we'd be pleased to do it for you.


The Coral Coast Tour
9 or 12 days
Covers all the main highlights of W.A.'s amazing coastline north of Perth to Exmouth.

The South West Tour
5 or 9 days
Spectacular coastlines, huge Karri forests and vineyards.

Perth to Broome
14 or 17 days
Coral Coast Tour but finishing in laid back, tropical Broome. There's the option to add the spectacular gorges & waterholes of Karijini National Park.

Perth to Darwin
21 days
Coral Coast Tour plus the breathtaking Kimberley and Northern Territory's stunning Kakadu National Park.
The Coral Coast Tour
The Coral Coast Tour

Discover W.A.'s incredible Coral Coast. You'll see all the main highlights - The Pinnacles, Kalbarri's amazing gorges and rugged coast, the Shark Bay World Heritage area (including Monkey Mia's dolphins) and the stunning Ningaloo Reef.

12 day tour

AU$ 2,261 BOOK NOW

Includes: 11 nights accommodation plus:
Full day at Kalbarri, Shark Bay, Coral Bay and Exmouth

9 day one way tour

AU$ 1,863 BOOK NOW

Includes: 8 nights accommodation plus:
* Return flights are not included

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Pinnacles at sunsetThere's so much to see and do in each area that these tours are organised so that you drive to an area one day, explore via car and foot the next and then move on to the next area the following day where you do the same again. A day exploring each main centre gives you time to visit the wonderful coastline and countryside and soak up the atmosphere.

Pinnacles Desert - 250km north of Perth in the Nambung National Park you'll find these incredible limestone pillars emerging from the desert. A dawn or dusk visit is a must to capture them in the right light. Surrounding the park are beautiful, empty beaches and a wildflower wonderland in Spring.

Murchison River Gorges and Coastline - Kalbarri is a lovely small town on the banks of the Murchison River where it flows into the Indian Ocean. South of town are spectacular beaches, huge towering red coastal cliffs and amazing pink lakes. Kalbarri National Park is accessed by a good condition 26km gravel road. You'll see rugged outback with stunning gorges carved out over the millennia by the Murchison River. Visit Z-Bend, The Loop and Nature's Window. You'll experience the incredible isolation of this pristine area and if you'd prefer not to take the gravel road in your vehicle, guided tours can be arranged.

Pink Lake, Z-Bend and Kalbarri Cliffs

Monkey Mia dolphinsMonkey Mia Dolphins - Wake up early and stroll down to the beach to see wild dolphins just a metre or two from the beach! With one eye out of the water they are genuinely interested in who's there and it's amazing to see them playing so close to shore.

On the way in (or out) of this World Heritage Listed area you'll see the huge views over Shark Bay from Eagle Bluff, walk on Shell Beach made up of tiny cockle shells as far as the eye can see & wonder at Stromatolites which are the earth's oldest living fossils. They saw the dawn of life itself and are widely accepted as being responsible for making the earth suitable for higher life forms.

A great optional excursion at Monkey Mia is to walk with an aboriginal guide who'll explain the history of the area, show you how to find bush tucker, water and medicine and bring the barren desert to life. It's a highly recommended experience and especially at just AU$30 per person.

Ningaloo Reef & Cape Range National Park - Ningaloo is the longest fringing reef in the world and its isolated location means it is one of the most pristine too. You can snorkel or dive on the incredible 300km reef simply by stepping off the empty white beaches into the amazing underwater world with over 520 species of fish and 250 species of coral. Swim with manta rays and turtles all year round and whale sharks in season (April to September) and then visit the deep red outback gorges of Cape Range National Park before cruising up Yardie Creek with a Ranger who will tell you all about the local area (optional). Forget The Great Barrier Reef - Ningaloo is next to shore, remote, pristine and with good facilities at the tiny village of Coral Bay and the slightly larger town of Exmouth.

This is a spectacular tour through the outback along an unspoilt coastline with friendly people, good accommodation and loads to see on the way. If you'd like to see the 'real' Austrlalia - this is it.

Coral Bay