West Coast Wonders
West Coast Wonders
9 days

Featuring the Pinnacles, Shark Bay, Dirk Hartog Island & Coral Bay

Overview

Walk through the eerie limestone spires of the Pinnacles Desert, discover historic settlements and homesteads, and immerse yourself in the marine environments of the Shark Bay and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Areas. Our West Coast Wonders tour showcases the very best of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, including a special half-day tour of historic Dirk Hartog Island.

Australian Destination Western Australia
International Destination
Tour Date 17 to 25 June 2021
Number Of Days 9 days
Tour Price From (per person twin share) $4,530
Tour Cost Adult$0
Tour Price Single Option $755

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highlights
  • Half-day adventure on Dirk Hartog Island
  • Steep Point – the western-most point of mainland Australia
  • Monkey Mia dolphin experience
  • Shark Bay World Heritage Area touring
  • Shark Bay eco cruise
  • Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre
  • Historic tour of Dongara
  • Central Greenough Historic Settlement
  • Oakabella Homestead and Tea Rooms
  • Coral Bay coral viewing
  • Carnarvon behind the scenes guided tour

Pre/post tour transfers (ex Perth, WA)

Airfares and taxes

20 meals

8 nights’ accommodation

Tours and attractions

Professional Villa Tour Leader and Coach Captain

Your holiday itinerary (ex Perth, Western Australia)
 
Day 1. Perth to Dongara (D)                                             
Departing Perth, head north stopping for morning tea in Lancelin. Then continue your journey north along the coast passing small coastal settlements before viewing the Pinnacles of Nambung National Park and exploring the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre. Lunch is at leisure in Cervantes. Overnight: Dongara Hotel, Dongara.
 
Day 2. Historic Dongara & Greenough (BLD)                    
With a local historian, discover the history and heritage of Dongara and Port Denison.  Listen to fascinating stories as you visit historic buildings and precincts. Next, we will visit Illegal Tender Rum Co for a behind the scenes tour of the rum production process and lunch on the deck. In the afternoon we will continue our walk down memory lane with a visit the historic hamlet of Greenough. Overnight: Dongara Hotel, Dongara
 
Day 3. Oakabella Homestead (BD)                                    
Today’s journey will reward you with vast views of outback Western Australia. We will stop in at historic Oakabella Homestead and Tea Rooms for a guided tour and a delicious morning tea. Overnight: RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, Monkey Mia
         
Day 4. Monkey Mia dolphins (BLD)                                   
Meet the friendly dolphins of Monkey Mia this morning, then cruise the sheltered waters of Shark Bay to view the spectacular coastline and many different species of birds and marine life. Overnight: RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, Monkey Mia
 
Day 5. Ocean Park Aquarium, Shark Bay (BLD)                          
Today, we will see the ancient stromatolites of Hamelin Pool. We’ll also get a close look at the region’s amazing marine life at Shark Bay’s Ocean Park Aquarium, including loggerhead turtles, tiger sharks and sea snakes. Overnight: RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, Monkey Mia
 
Day 6. Dirk Hartog Island experience (BD)                       
Travel to Dirk Hartog Island by boat to immerse yourself in the area’s spectacular landscapes and interesting history. Explore the island by four-wheel-drive, catch a rare glimpse of Steep Point – the western-most point of mainland Australia, and enjoy a delicious morning tea at the homestead. Following lunch, we’ll head north to Carnarvon. Overnight: Best Western Hospitality Inn, Carnarvon
 
Day 7. Coral Bay (BD)                                                       
In Coral Bay, the world’s largest fringing reef is just metres away from the shore and offers fabulous marine encounters. Stay dry with a below the water’s edge coral viewing cruise. Overnight: Ningaloo Reef Resort, Coral Bay
 
Day 8. Free day in Coral Bay (BLD)                                   
Today, enjoy the laid-back settlement of Coral Bay at your own leisure. Spend the day soaking up some winter sunshine and swimming in the crystal clear ocean of the Ningaloo Marine Park. Overnight: Ningaloo Reef Resort, Coral Bay
 
Day 9. Carnarvon (B)                                                        
Today a local Carnarvon resident provides a comprehensive tour of Carnarvon and its surrounds. Delve into the horticultural industries, visit heritage precincts and learn about the old marine industries. You will also visit the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum before boarding the flight to Perth. Upon arrival we see you safely home.
 
Itinerary subject to change. Terms and conditions apply. FreeCall 1800 066 272 for details.

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