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9 Day Indian Ocean Adventure


  • Ningaloo Glass Bottom Boat Cruise
  • Yardie Creek Cruise
  • Ocean Park Aquarium
  • Monkey Mia Dolphins
  • Sealion Cruise & Swim
  • Cervantes Lobster Shack Lunch
  • Shell Beach
  • Pinnacle Desert Stargazing
  • Motel Accommodation
  • 8 evening meals, 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches


Western Australia


8 Nights Motel

Departure Dates

12 May 2025

Feature Name

Departure from Perth





Single Accommodation


Single Tent Only


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Itinerary Details

9 Day Indian Ocean Adventure

Day 1

(PL, MD, Motel) Departing Perth we get our first sights of our constant travelling companion in the West; the Indian Ocean. We explore the Pinnacle Desert before Lobster Lunch in Cervantes. In the afternoon wander along the beach at Thirsty Point before checking into the motel in Cervantes. After dinner head back into the Pinnacle Desert to view the stars and constellations twinkle in this stark landscape. Note; National Park entry included.

Day 2

(CB, MD, Motel) Out into the Jurien Bay Marine Park, home to a precious community of Australian Sea Lions, one of only 66 colonies in the world, all between Geraldton and Kangaroo Island (SA). Enjoy the frolicking sea lions from the boat or jump in to join in the playful antics. Lunch in Jurien before crossing the Irwin River through Dongara to Geraldton. Afternoon visit to the Museum of Geraldton with the best display of shipwrecks and nautical history including the Batavia, on the WA coast. Note: Sea Lion experience and Museum included.

Day 3

(CB, PL, MD) Up to Northampton before heading out to Port Gregory, settled in 1853 as a port and convict depot to cut a road and work the Geraldine Lead Mine. The port remained busy exporting lead, salt and whales until the 1920’s but is now a holiday village. Stopping to view the Hutt Lagoon Pink Lake and the Lynton Convict Depot on the way back to Northampton and Geraldton.

Adventure Option;

Abrolhos Islands Flight & Snorkel – Aprox $490

Taking off from Geraldton for a 30 minute scenic flight over the 200 Islands that make up the Houtman Abrolhos Group before landing on East Wallabi Island for a guided tour of the beautiful Turtle Bay. From there, you see spectacular coral reef while snorkeling through the clear blue water. You can also embark on a nature trail walk. Returning to Geraldton over even more islands.

Day 4

(CB, MD) Leaving the Wheatbelt as we cross over the Murchison River and enter the Station Country. In this country fresh surface water is extremely scarce. As we leave the North West Coastal Highway and take on the road to Shark Bay we visit the hyper-saline waters of Hamelin Pool and Shell Beach. Reaching Denham in the Francois Peron National Park.

Day 5

(CB, MD) Over to Monkey Mia where while dolphins have been visiting the beach for a feed for generations, then step aboard the catamaran for a cruise around nature’s aquarium in search of dugongs, sponging dolphins, loggerhead or green turtles, manta rays and other amazing and endangered marine life. Return to Denham for lunch. Then down to Ocean Park, an interactive aquarium, take an educational tour with a marine scientist by your side. Watch the raw fury of sharks feeding; discover alien moray eels, highly venomous sea snakes, excruciating stonefish and more. Note: Cruise and Ocean Park included.

Adventure Option;

Dirk Hartog Island – Aprox $300

Experience a thrilling marine transfer from Denham to Dirk Hartog Island that offers the chance to sight dolphins, manta rays and even whales. Morning tea on arrival then embark on a journey through history as you learn about the ‘Return to 1616 Nature Conservation’ program. Discover the rugged beauty of the eco-island’s landscape and learn about its World Heritage status. Locally sourced ocean to plate lunch, followed by a guided tour of the historical shearing shed to discover the islands pastoral history that operated for over 100 years. Soak up the sun on pristine beaches or explore further out to sea via kayak before heading back home feeling refreshed.

Day 6

(CB, MD) Off the Peninsula and back to the mainland, we meander up to Carnarvon with a free afternoon to rest up after a few solid days and in preparation for more exciting days on and in the water.

Day 7

(CB, MD) Continuing north around Lake Macleod to Coral Bay we enter the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Site, home to Ningaloo Reef, Australia’s largest fringing coral reef. There is time to swim and snorkel straight off the beach in the coral and marine life. In the afternoon we reach our final town for the tour, Exmouth at the head of the North West Cape.

Day 8

(CB, MD) Around the cape to Tantabiddi for a glass bottom boat cruise over the fringing reef. Viewing the extensive coral and varied marine life from the comfort of the boat with the knowledge of the skipper to find and identify everything. Return to Exmouth for lunch and then further down the coast to Yardie Creek for a different cruise in fresh water amongst the unique flora, fauna and local history of the stunning gorges of the Cape Range. Note: Two Cruises included.

Adventure Option;

Whale Shark Swim – Aprox $550

A magnificent day out on the water, once onboard you are taken for a warm up snorkel amongst the coral to get ready for the Whale Shark Dive, once the spotter plane finds the target it’s time to motor off. The skipper drops you ahead of the big fish in anticipation of it swimming by you. These calm giants are the only marine creature in the world that allow such a close and prolonged, wild interaction without being disturbed or changing course.

Day 9

(FB) A late check out before heading up to Vlamingh Head Lighthouse to say goodbye to the Indian Ocean after eight days of sun, sand, water and wildlife. Memories to last a lifetime. Flying out of Learmonth to Perth.

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