Join our Exmouth Explorer trip for a 12-day journey from Perth to Exmouth, and back. This road trip will take you and 11 new friends to some amazing places along the northwest coast.
There are so many incredible experiences and memories to be made during this trip. Keep reading to learn about some of the highlights of our Exmouth Explorer trip.
Kalbarri Skywalk + Nature’s Window
The Kalbarri Skywalk is a man-made structure that contains two viewing platforms. The Skywalk stands 100 metres above the gorge in Kalbarri National Park. From the Skywalk, you can see amazing views of the Murchison River Gorge and the surrounding landscape. The Kalbarri National Park is also home to many other stunning sites including Nature’s Window. This iconic photo spot is a natural window that has been crafted into a layered rock formation but winds overtime.
The Quobba Blowholes are a spectacular site where strong ocean swells push water through sea caves and then out of small holes in the rocks. This creates jets of water that can spray up to 20 metres in the air. Located 75 kilometres north of Carnarvon, this amazing site is a must see on Australia’s north west coast. The nearby “Aquarium”, a calm coral-filled lagoon just one kilometre south of the blowholes is also a worthwhile stop. This snorkelling spot is popular due to it’s calm waters and abundance of fish and shells. It is also a nice spot to stop for a picnic on the beach.
Swimming with Dolphins in Monkey Mia
Monkey Mia is located on the eastern coast of the Peron Peninsula and is known for it’s wild dolphin experience. If you visit the beach in the morning, you have the opportunity to see the dolphins that come right up to the shore and watch them be fed. The dolphins visit the shore most mornings, however, as the dolphins in Monkey Mia are wild, it is not guaranteed that the dolphins will show up. Monkey Mia is also popular for it’s stunning beaches, red sand dunes, and wildlife. At Monkey Mia, you are likely to spot dugongs, sharks, rays, turtles, pelicans, and emus, as well as the famous dolphins. We recommend hiring kayaks at Monkey Mia and exploring the amazing coastline from the water.
Coral Bay is a small coastal town with stunning beaches and snorkelling spots that are part of the Ningaloo Reef. The Ningaloo Reef is a world heritage site that stretches more than 700,000 hectares and is known for its beautiful corals and sea life. We recommend snorkelling the Ningaloo Reef at Bill’s Bay in Coral Bay. Here, you will find large fish and beautiful coral just a few meters off the beach. If you are lucky, you might even spot a turtle or stingray while you snorkel.
Cape Range National Park
Cape Range National Park is home to some of the best beaches you will experience. It also contains amazing snorkelling spots and scenic hikes. Turquoise Bay, located inside Cape Range National Park, is possibly one of the best beaches in the world. Turquoise Bay is also home to an amazing snorkelling spot where the current takes you from the south of the bay to the north over beautiful corals. Another well known snorkelling spot inside Cape Range that is worth a visit is Oyster Stacks.
Diving with whale sharks (optional)
For a more adventurous snorkelling experience, you can join a tour to swim alongside the largest fish in the sea – the whale shark. This optional activity will take you on a day tour to the deeper areas of the Ningaloo Reef where the whale sharks migrate through from March to August. Although whale shark tours are a bit pricey, they are definitely well worth the cost.
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