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From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

1. From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

Explore the stunning beauty of Rottnest Island on a day trip with return ferry transfers from Fremantle or Perth. While there, enjoy an included 1-hour 45-minute bus tour in air-conditioned comfort and listen to live commentary as you discover the island's flora, fauna, and must-see locations. When booking, select your departure location from either Perth or Fremantle. If you depart from Perth, enjoy a Swan River scenic cruise past Fremantle and onward to Rottnest Island. Alternatively, board the ferry in Fremantle and enjoy the 35-minute journey to Rottnest Island. Upon arrival on the island, hop on board your bus tour. Take in Rottnest's amazing flora and fauna, including beaches, woodlands, and salt lakes. Learn about the island's colonial and maritime history from the live commentary, too. The bus tour covers all of Rottnest’s must-see locations, including the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, the majestic lookout point at the rugged Cathedral Rocks, and Cape Vlamingh. Afterward, have free time to explore the island at your own leisure, before boarding your return ferry.

Perth: Pinnacle Desert Sunset and Stargazing with Dinner

2. Perth: Pinnacle Desert Sunset and Stargazing with Dinner

Heading north away from the city towards Yanchep National Park, you will make a quick comfort stop which will provide an opportunity to see the koalas and kangaroos. From here you will go up the coast towards the magical Pinnacle Desert to view the mystical limestone rock formations. Arriving here in the late afternoon avoids the crowds and heat, and allows for breathtaking sunsets. Experience the moon-like landscape come to life as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean and the moon rises. Once darkness falls, you will head to the fishing town of Cervantes for your included dinner in a traditional Western Australian tavern to soak up a real Australian atmosphere. Following dinner, you will head out into the night to experience the star-filled night sky.  You will head back into the Pinnacle Desert to the observation deck to experience the tranquillity of the national park, and view the night sky without light pollution. Once you have had your fill of the enormous night sky, you will return to Perth arriving at approximately 11:00 PM.

Rottnest Island Day Trip by Ferry & Adventure Boat Tour

3. Rottnest Island Day Trip by Ferry & Adventure Boat Tour

Enjoy a full-day adventure to Rottnest Island from Perth or Fremantle with ferry transfers, a 1.5-hour adventure boat tour, and free time to explore.  When booking, select your ferry departure location, either Perth or Fremantle. From Perth, you’ll enjoy a scenic 1-hour cruise with live commentary along the Swan River to Fremantle before heading to the island.  Alternatively, join the ferry at Fremantle for just the 25-minute ride to Rottnest Island. Then embark on a 1.5-hour wildlife thrill ride aboard a purpose-built, high-powered vessel for the adventure of a lifetime.  This is the ultimate natural Rottnest adventure, with adaptive real-time commentary. Your guides are motivated and passionate about the island and feel privileged to be able to showcase this side of Rottnest. Circumnavigate Rottnest Island, weather permitting.  Experience an unforgettable, entertaining, and informative tour. The waters off Rottnest Island are teeming with wildlife, including majestic humpback whales who visit the area from September-November. Watch the delightful antics of the New Zealand fur seal colony out at Cathedral Rocks.  After your tour, have free time on the island to explore independently. You could perhaps rent a bike (at your own cost) or go swimming off one of the white-sand beaches before catching the return ferry back to Perth or Fremantle.

Perth: 7 Day Explorer Return Tour to Exmouth

4. Perth: 7 Day Explorer Return Tour to Exmouth

Take a journey on the Exmouth Explorer along the idyllic west coast and 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, Western Australia.  Begin your journey by visiting the Pinnacles desert, hike down to the banks of the Murchison River and peek through Nature’s Window into an ancient gorge.  For those seeking a unique view over the gorge, there will also be an opportunity to test your abseil skills (own expense). Visit the World Heritage Listed region of Shark Bay which will leave you in awe of the beauty of nature. Here, marvel at a beach made entirely of tiny shells, meet the world’s oldest living fossils, the stromatolites and witness dolphins playing just offshore at Monkey Mia. The region is not only home to around 2000 dolphins but also turtles, dugongs, kangaroos and emus! Be amazed by your visit to the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef, known for its diverse marine life, manta rays and whale shark visitors! Stay overnight in Coral Bay, a town right by the beach which boasts coral so close to shore you can swim out to view it. Alternatively, join a tour in search of whale sharks or manta rays. Whether you choose to join a boat tour or simply relax on the beach, the pristine beaches and turquoise waters here will leave a truly lasting impression.  Follow the road as far north as Exmouth Cape, where rugged mountains flow almost down to the sea. Stand atop Vlamingh Head at the lighthouse for views over the reef and ranges. In spring, you may even spot the migrating humpback whales go by. Complete your tour of the Cape with a visit to the snorkeling haven of Turquoise Bay.  From Exmouth, make your way back down towards Perth and solidify new friendships and reflect on your adventure together. Day 1 - Perth to Kalbarri Kick-off your adventure with a guided tour through the Pinnacles desert, where you can learn about the formations of the rocks. Follow up with a journey up to 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.  Day 2 - Kalbarri National Park to Shark Bay/Denham 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 during wildflower season (spring).  Enjoy a great photo opportunity at Nature’s Window before strolling across a beach made entirely of tiny shells.  Then, it's on to Denham for accommodation by the beach.  Day 3 - Shark Bay 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 you get back on the road mid-morning. Visit the fascinating rock formations, the Stromatolites, before settling into your accommodation in Coral Bay, located right on the famous Ningaloo Reef. Day 4 - Coral Bay Spend most of the day exploring the Ningaloo Reef at your own leisure. Choose to join a boat tour or enjoy free time to experience the beautiful beaches the 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, take the short drive up the peninsula to Exmouth and check into your accommodation for two nights in the town centre.  Day 5 - Exmouth Explorer Today, 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 snorkeling at the stunning Turquoise Bay (snorkel hire $10), visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, relax at Milyering Visitors Center and more before you return to our accommodation late afternoon.  Day 6: Exmouth - Geraldton Visit the town of Carnarvon and one of the local banana or mango plantations (seasonal). Enjoy lunch on the waterfront of Carnarvon, before stopping off for a photo opportunity overlooking the Murchison River. Refreshments stop along the way at Billabong for coffee & ice-creams. Before arriving at our final overnight destination in Geraldton. The group will enjoy their final dinner together at The Murchison Tavern after a long day of driving, discounted meals available at guests' own expense. · Day 7: Geraldton - Perth Enjoy the HMAS Sydney Memorial with stunning views of Geraldton. Take a walk along the 3 bay walk at Green Head before wandering amongst the sand dunes of Lancelin. If you’re feeling adventurous, try out sandboarding for a bit of fun! Return to Perth late afternoon. Kick back and relax on the bus for the last stretch, take in the last views of the scenic countryside before making our way back towards Perth, with drop-off starting around 5:00 PM.

From Perth: Pinnacles Desert Sunset & Stargazing with Dinner

5. From Perth: Pinnacles Desert Sunset & Stargazing with Dinner

Set off from Perth and discover Western Australia on this day trip. Stop by some great scenic locations including Lancelin Lookout and Nilgen Nature Reserve on your way to the natural landmark known as The Pinnacles. Dine under the stars at Nambung National Park before returning to Perth. Depart from the city and get ready to explore some stunning locations. After driving for 1.5 hours, stop and stretch your legs and enjoy the views at Lancelin Lookout, home to the largest network of dunes in Western Australia. Admire the snow-white dunes contrasted by the waters of the Indian Ocean. Continue to Nilgen Nature Reserve, a region abundant in flora and fauna. Wander through the area if the flowers are in bloom. If not, head over to Hangover Bay, where you can dip your toes in the crystal-clear waters or spot try and spot the bottlenose dolphins and sea lions. Journey on to the Nambung National Park to witness The Pinnacles at sunset, watching the colors change on the thousands of limestone pillars rising out of the desert. Enjoy a picnic dinner and listen to stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime and marvel at the night sky.

Perth Segway 1.5 Hour Kings Park Tour

6. Perth Segway 1.5 Hour Kings Park Tour

To begin, your experienced guide will ensure that you are confident and ready to ride your Segway. Outfitted with wireless headsets,every guest will hear commentary during the 90-minute tour. Travel up Mt Eliza from the city and enter Kings Park through leafy green, bush pathways leading into an avenue of trees bearing the names of Western Australia’s fallen soldiers. Suddenly you are surrounded by natural bushland with beautiful earthy smells and clean fresh air. Birds and animals abound as you cruise through secluded parts of the park. Almost as quickly, enter open parkland with vistas overlooking the picturesque Swan River and spend some time taking amazing photos. Cruise through the Botanic gardens and on to the Boab Tree where your guide will relay stories of how the Park evolved and also future plans.  Wildflowers, which are often unique to Western Australia, are pointed out in every different shape and color. These are everywhere in the Park most of the year and especially in spring season. On your return to the city, glide along the tree filled streets revealing historical buildings and places of interest; a wonderfully relaxing ride with nothing to do but enjoy the fresh air and take in the beautiful Parklands and magnificent river views. 

Perth: Pinnacles and Swan Valley Wine Day Tour with Lunch

7. Perth: Pinnacles and Swan Valley Wine Day Tour with Lunch

Drive through golden wheat fields bordered by the Darling Ranges to the east and the shimmering Indian Ocean to the west on this day trip to the Nambung and the Yanchep National Parks with pickup and drop-off in Perth or Fremantle. Taste Swan Valley wine and sit down to a nice lunch.  Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel and hop aboard a spacious and air-conditioned bus. Depart from Perth and head north along the scenic coast through the Yanchep National Park towards Cervantes, the entrance to Nambung National Park.  Marvel at the Pinnacles which are among the most visited natural wonders of the state. Thousands of limestone pillars rise out of a stark landscape of yellow sand. Have ample time to explore the area and to take some colorful photos of these amazing formations.  Travel back through the West Australian Heartlands. In season, this whole region is in bloom with spectacular wildflowers. The Swan Valley with its pastoral land and fertile soil awaits, provides for an exquisite winetasting experience.  In the early evening, arrive back in Perth where this tour ends at your hotel.

Northam: Avon Valley Hot Air Balloon Flight

8. Northam: Avon Valley Hot Air Balloon Flight

Treat yourself to something special while in the Northam or Perth area. Embark on a sunrise hot air balloon ride and take in spectacular views of the Western Australian countryside. Enjoy breakfast to top off the experience. About 1 hour before sunrise, meet the pilot and crew in the township of Northam, the main town in the Avon Valley. Jump into the vehicles to be driven to the chosen launch site for that day. Because balloons float in the wind, there are many different locations spread out around the valley to allow for the best flight the weather permits that day. Inflation and preparation last approximately half an hour and when the balloon is ready, you can climb on board, and off the balloon goes to float in the wind for about an hour. Take in beautiful views of the waking countryside just as the sun starts shining above the horizon. Ballooning is always magical: a gentle and peaceful adventure in which no one feels height sick. After the flight, the pilot will choose a suitable landing field and if you'd like, you can help in the pack up of this gentle giant. Head back to Northam for a well-deserved breakfast after the flight.

Perth to Exmouth 6-Day Coral Coaster One-Way Journey

9. Perth to Exmouth 6-Day Coral Coaster One-Way Journey

Take a journey along Western Australia’s Coral Coast, a region known for its stunning natural scenery, diverse wildlife, and gorgeous beaches.  Day 1 – Perth to Kalbarri Kick off your adventure by exploring the Pinnacles Desert in a guided tour before you journey up Indian Ocean Drive with its stunning coastal views. Make a quick stop in Geraldton, then onto the seaside town for your Kalbarri overnight stay. Lunch and dinner are included Day 2 – Kalbarri National Park to Monkey Mia Rise early for a photo opportunity at sunrise at either Nature’s Window or the Kalbarri Skywalk. Visit the marvels of The Murchison Gorge and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park. Travel on to the Billabong Roadhouse for refreshments and lunch (own expense). Visit the living fossils known as The Stromatolites, before movings on to Monkey Mia for accommodation by the beach. Breakfast and dinner are included. Day 3 – Monkey Mia to Coral Bay Say good morning to the famous dolphins of Monkey Mia. Relax on the beach or grab a coffee at the resort, before you get back on the road. Visit the fascinating rock formations, the Stromatolites, before you reach your Coral Bay accommodation next to the Ningaloo Reef. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included. Day 4 – Coral Bay to Exmouth Explore the Ningaloo Reef at your own leisure. Wander the beautiful Coral Bay beaches or check out the shark nursery. Snorkel the technicolor coral gardens only meters from shore. An optional boat tour or swim with the Manta Rays is available to purchase. Take a short drive up the peninsula to check-in to your Exmouth accommodation for two nights. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included. Day 5 – Exmouth 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 snorkeling at the stunning Turquoise Bay, before finishing the tour in the early afternoon in time for lunch. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included. Day 6 – Exmouth Conclude your tour with check-out from your accommodation at 10:00 AM. Breakfast is included.

Full Day Pinnacles Desert and New Norcia

10. Full Day Pinnacles Desert and New Norcia

Travelling through the Swan Valley, you arrive at New Norcia, home to Australia’s only monastic town which is renowned for its Benedictine Abbey. A little piece of Spain comes alive in this town, full of history, art, and architecture. Hear the local history before viewing the chapel and museum artefacts gifted to the monastery by popes and Spanish royalty. Visit the Famous Benedictine Community with a guided tour of the town and main sites including the museum and art gallery where you will find extraordinary artefacts dating back to when New Norcia was an Aboriginal mission.  Next you will move on to the Abbey Church; home to one of only two large Moser organs, originally crafted in Germany, followed by a visit to St Gertrude’s College, a grand gothic style building which was originally built as a girl’s boarding school and opened in 1908.   You then visit a produce shop selling olive oil, fruit, wine, New Norcia nut cake and breads before enjoying a fish and chips lunch and local breads and olive oil at the historic New Norcia Hotel. Then, travel on to Nambung National Park for an easy paced walk through the mystical Pinnacles Desert and see the Pinnacles from the look out over the park. If time permits, make a visit to the Pinnacle Desert Discovery Centre.  Return to Perth down the Indian Ocean Drive, arriving at approximately 19:30.

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Fanrastic tour!! Not so much danger as we seated most behind seats, and enjoyed much wave and sea animals. Especially 9year old my son was very excited to this tour. Thank you for this great experience for us.

Had a great trip up to Kings Park with Adam as our guide. Really enjoyed the morning and all the sights and information .

The activity was fabulous. I was alittle cold but jackets were offered if it was too cold.

Friendly crew, even will take care of small details like sunscreen lotion!!

Was amazing the staff and skipper were amazing and catered to all me never