Welcome to Cape Range National Park


Still, the jagged limestone peaks and heavily incised gorges of the rugged 506-sq-km park deserve acclaim – they offer relief from the otherwise flat, arid expanse of North West Cape, and are rich in wildlife, including the rare black-flanked rock wallaby, five types of bat and over 160 species of bird. Spectacular deep canyons cut dramatically into the range, before emptying out onto the wind-blown coastal dunes and turquoise waters of Ningaloo Reef.


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$1153.76 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9 Day Perth to Broome Adventure

ItineraryDay 1: Perth to KalbarriStop At: The Pinnacles, Cervantes, Western AustraliaOur first stop is Nambung National Park, home of the Pinnacles Desert. Here we will walk around the limestone rock formations and visit the discovery centre.We then continue our adventure North to Kalbarri, we explore some of the coastal areas of Kalbarri in the afternoon which can include sections of the Bigurda Trail & Eagle Gorge. Tonight we will experience our first bush camp.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bush Camping, sleeping in swags under the stars with minimal to no facilities. Day 2: Kalbarri to Shark BayPass By: Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs, Kalbarri National Park, Western AustraliaThe beauty of bush camping is that we rise with the sun and get moving early. From our camp we head into Kalbarri National Park where we hike the inland gorges of the park including Murchison Gorge Z Bend & Natures Window.From Kalbarri we head north towards Shark Bay and Monkey Mia, we have an awesome camp right on Shark Bay just meters from the World Heritage Listed waters edge, immersed in total wilderness and surrounded by nature we can soak it all up around the campfire.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bush Camping, sleeping in swags under the stars with minimal to no facilities. Day 3: Shark Bay to Coral BayPass By: Monkey Mia, Western AustraliaWe rise nice and early and visit Monkey Mia, this is where you can see the dolphins swim up the beach and listen to the story of why they are here. If you are lucky enough, you may be chosen to feed one of them!From Monkey Mia we wave goodbye to our aquatic friends and head for Coral Bay. We access another another private wilderness camp under the stars, complete with sunset, stars and campfire.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bush Camping, sleeping in swags under the stars with minimal to no facilities. Day 4: Coral Bay to ExmouthPass By: Coral Bay Beach, Coral Bay, Western AustraliaWe spend most the day at Coral Bay where there is a variety of activities to suit all tastes and budgets, including:-Relaxing and swimming on the beach-Hiring snorkels and exploring the bay-Joining a Manta Ray Snorkeling Boat Cruise (extra cost)-Joining a Whale Shark Snorkeling Boat Cruise (in season at extra cost)Late afternoon we will continue the short drive up to Exmouth to our camp site in Cape Range National Park. Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bush Camping, sleeping in swags under the stars with minimal to no facilities. Day 5: ExmouthPass By: Ningaloo Reef, Ningaloo, Western AustraliaToday is a whole day spent in Exmouth, on the Ningaloo Reef. You can decide to either spend the day exploring Exmouth with your tour guide, or book onto a Whaleshark tour (extra expense, seasonal).The day will be spent in Cape Range National Park, swim and/or relax on the beach at Turquoise Bay or even hire a snorkel. (voted one of the best beaches in Australia) We will also visit the Vlaming Head lighthouse which offer amazing views over the ocean and is a fantastic sunset location. tonight is our second night at our camp site in Cape Range National Park.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bush Camping, sleeping in swags under the stars with minimal to no facilities. Day 6: Exmouth to Karijini National ParkPass By: Karijini National Park, Karijini National Park, The Pilbara, Western AustraliaToday we say goodbye to the coast for a few days and head inland to the spectacular Karijini National Park where we will spend the night camping under the stars and begin to explore the gorges. Karijini National Park has many hikes and swimming holes/ waterfalls to enjoy.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bush Camping, sleeping in swags under the stars with minimal to no facilities. Day 7: Karijini National ParkPass By: Karijini National Park, Karijini National Park, The Pilbara, Western AustraliaWe spend today exploring what many people rate as their favourite Australian destination, Karijini National Park.The locations we visit in the park are:Hamersley GorgeWeano GorgeHancock GorgeHandrail PoolJoffre GorgeDales GorgeFortescue FallsFern PoolCircular PoolThere is so much to explore and some great hiking and swimming for the whole dayAt the end of Day 7 we return to camp and cook up another feast.Tour participants also have the opportunity to join a canyoning tour (at own expense) for today, enabling them to explore some of the the areas restricted to rope access only.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bush Camping, sleeping in swags under the stars with minimal to no facilities. Day 8: Karijini National Park to De Grey RiverPass By: Karijini National Park, Karijini National Park, The Pilbara, Western AustraliaToday we continue the rest of the gorges in the National Park that we have not yet done the day before. This would normally be East Karijini at Fortescue Falls, Fern Pool & Dales Gorge.In the afternoon we head off and stop in Marble Bar for lunch before we arrive at another private bush camp for our last night of the tour. Enjoy the campfire on tour one last time before we arrive into Broome tomorrow. Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bush Camping, sleeping in swags under the stars with minimal to no facilities. Day 9: De Gray River to BroomePass By: Broome Town Beach, Broome, Kimberley Region, Western AustraliaOur last day of the tour, we journey further north up to Broome. We stop in at 80 Mile Beach for a visit and some lunch on the way and finish the day of with a famous Cable Beach sunset. You will be dropped off at your Broome accommodation at the end of the tour. Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Bush Camping, sleeping in swags under the stars with minimal to no facilities.

$1153.76 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9 Day Broome to Perth Adventure

ItineraryDay 1: Broome to De Gray RiverPass By: 80 Mile Beach Caravan Park, Western AustraliaDeparting Broome nice and early we push South from Broome.Today’s job is to get some distance under our belt to make the following days easy, we stop at 80 Mile Beach for a refreshing swim in a crystal blue water and then get on a network of bush tracks which eventually take us into the heart of the Pilbara.Tonight Is your first experience bush camping with us near the De Grey River. Roll out your swag and enjoy the stars.Meals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bush camping with swags under the starsDay 2: De Grey River to Karijini National ParkPass By: Karijini National Park, Karijini National Park, The Pilbara, Western AustraliaWe wake up with the birds singing and leave our campsite to keep driving through the Pilbara region via Marble Bar, home to the famous IronClad Hotel where we can stop for a refreshment and good Aussie hospitality.Marble Bar is a unique outback town with a strong history, it also claims the title of Australia’s hottest town, summers are always up there in the high 40’s however back in 1922, long before anyone had invented air conditioning it got to a whopping 49.2C!From Marble Bar we’ll push further to reach what many people rate as their favourite Australian destination, Karijini National Park. Slot canyons, deep gorges and waterfalls abound in this outback oasis.This afternoon we normally explore/ hike and swim in the eastern side of Karijini delights which includes Fortescue Falls, Fern Pool & Dales Gorge.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bush camping in Karijini National ParkDay 3: Karijini National ParkPass By: Karijini National Park, Karijini National Park, The Pilbara, Western AustraliaOn day 3 we normally head over to Karijini visitor centre and the Weano area where we have fun in:Weano GorgeHancock GorgeKnox GorgeJoffre GorgeThere is so much to explore and some great hiking and swimming for the whole day.At the end of Day 3 we return to camp and cook up another feast spending put last night in the park.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bush camping in Karijini National ParkDay 4: Karijini National Park to ExmouthPass By: Yardie Creek, Exmouth, Western AustraliaAfter an early morning at Hamersley Gorge, we say goodbye to the spectacular inland gorges of Karijini National Park and head for the Coast, Exmouth. Arriving on the coast, we stop at the Ningaloo lighthouse to watch the sunset, another promise of a beautiful day awaiting. Then, we head straight for our bush camp in Yardie Creek.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bush camping in Cape Range National Park, Yardie Creek. (Exmouth)Day 5: ExmouthPass By: Cape Range National Park, Western AustraliaWe will spend the day today in Exmouth exploring the town and the Cape Range National Park. Spend some time snorkelling in turquoise bay (voted one of the best beaches in Australia). You could also book a whale shark swim today and snorkel with the biggest fish in the sea on the Ningaloo Reef (in season, at own expense) instead of spending the day on the beach. Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bush camping under the starsDay 6: Coral BayPass By: Coral Bay Beach, Coral Bay, Western AustraliaToday we spend in Coral Bay, upon the Ningaloo Reef. This beautiful Bay is free time for you to relax on the beach, snorkel, book a boat and snorkel tour, swim with mantarays, turtles, whalesharks, whale watching and more! (Activities are at own cost)Tonight we will bush camp under the stars after an incredible dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bush CampingDay 7: Coral Bay to Shark BayPass By: Shark Bay, Denham, Western AustraliaToday we are travelling to Shark Bay, A world heritage area for many reasons. Stop in and see the Stromatolites and see one of the reasons the peninsula is so special. We will then visit Shell Beach, you guessed it, a Beach made up entirely of small sea shells. Have a swim in the extra salty water before we set up our bush camp for the night. Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bush CampingDay 8: Shark Bay to Kalbarri National ParkPass By: Monkey Mia, Western AustraliaThis morning, we will go meet the friendly dolphins in Monkey Mia. Here, the dolphins swim close to the shore line and you will participate in the dolphin experience show. This involves learning about the area, the dolphins and If you are lucky, you may be chosen to feed a dolphin. Take a stroll along the beach or have a coffee in the beach cafe before we leave Shark Bay and head south to Kalbarri National Park. Hike through the National Park Z bend and visit the famous postcard Natures Window. Kalbarri National Park is absolutely stunning, you will need your cameras for this one. Tonight set up camp for our last night outside of Kalbarri on the coast.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bush CampingDay 9: Kalbarri to PerthPass By: The Pinnacles, Cervantes, Western AustraliaOn our last day of tour today, we will head for Nambung National Park, home of the Pinnacles Desert for a walk through the limestone pillars and yellow sand and a visit into the visitor centre. After here we take the last couple hours stretch to reach Perth and drop you at your accommodation to conclude your amazing 9 day tour with us.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Drop off at your accommodation

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Marine Life Discovery & Lagoon Snorkeling Tour from Exmouth

Which marine creatures will you see?The Ningaloo Marine Life Viewing and Snorkelling Tour runs year round. Depending on the season, you will be likely to see Manta Rays (August to November) and Humpback Whales (August to October). You may also be lucky enough to spot sea turtles (October to March), dolphins and more. Please note that this tour offers the opportunity to view the creatures of the outer reef from the comfort of our vessel. It does not include a spotter plane or swimming with Whale Sharks or Humpback Whales.  Please see our other tours for an extended full day tour options with swimming.Snorkelling the lagoonFollowing the marine life viewing, we will travel back into the Ningaloo Lagoon, the shallower sheltered inner area of the Ningaloo Reef. The lagoon is a wonderland for snorkellers, with an average depth of between 2 and 4 metres and warm waters. You are likely to view stunning tropical fish and many types of coral when you snorkel over the coral reef.  The protected lagoon forms an important nursery for hundreds of types of fish, molluscs and coral.Who is this tour suitable for?This intimate tour for a maximum of 10 guests is ideal for those who prefer to view marine life from the security of a vessel on the open ocean, before snorkelling in the protected waters of the lagoon. It’s perfect for families with children and for those looking for a shorter, relaxed half day tour option.The snorkelling component is best for moderately competent swimmers over the age of 10 years who have snorkelled before. We may be able to accept children younger than 10 who are competent swimmers to snorkel and can also cater to some special needs and movement restrictions – please contact us to discuss. High-quality wetsuits and flippers, including children’s sizes, and flotation devices are provided as required.Can you guarantee I’ll see particular marine creatures on my tour?We compare all our tours to an African Safari, where we search for animals in the wild. This tour is focussed on viewing Ningaloo marine life which is active at the time of your tour, and this can vary through the seasons. We do not use a spotter plane for this tour and cannot guarantee you will see a Humpback Whale, Whale Shark or any other specific marine life. For our tours that use spotter planes to track ocean life, please see our other tours.Where can I join this tour?Our luxury vessel, Wave Rider, departs from Tantabiddi Boat Ramp just north of the Cape Range national park entrance in Exmouth. Complimentary transfers are provided to and from Exmouth township for your tour. Advance Bookings for all tours are essential. Due to the small, intimate scale of our tours with a maximum of 10 places, we recommend booking several months in advance to avoid disappointment.

$647.44 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5 Day Perth to Exmouth Cruiser : One-Way

Day 1 - Perth to KalbarriOur first stop today the impressive Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park. Enjoy a fully guided tour through these amazing limestoneformations and drop in at the Discovery Centre before we have lunch by the sea. After a quick stop in the town of Geraldton it’s on to Kalbarri for our overnight stay. (L, D) Day 2 - Kalbarri to Shark BayToday we will visit the marvels of The Murchison Gorge, Natures Window and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park. Here you will have the option to try abseiling into the gorge! (extra cost) If conditions allow us, we will cool off with a swim in the Murchison River before we’re back on the bus traveling north to Shell Beach and the town of Denham for our accommodation. (B, L, D) Day 3 - Shark Bay to Coral BayThis morning meet the famous Monkey Mia Dolphins and get some amazing photos. Then chill out on the beach or at the resort before we get back on the road mid morning. We'll visit the breathing rock formations, the Stromatolites, before settling in to our accommodation in Coral Bay, located right on the famous Ningaloo Reef! (B, L, D) Day 4 - Coral BayToday is yours to enjoy the many great tours and activities Coral Bay has to offer, with special discounts available as an West Coast Cruiser passenger! Go for a stroll on the beach and check out the shark nursery,swim with the manta rays, go for a scuba dive or snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef only meters from shore (all activities at own expense). This evening we take the short drive up the peninsular to Exmouth and check in to our accommodation. (B, D) Day 5 - ExmouthToday we spend exploring 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 snorkelling at the stunning Turquoise Bay (snorkel hire $10), visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, relax at Milyearing Visitors Centre and more before we return to our accommodation late afternoon. (B, L, D)Morning Day 6 As your time with us comes to an end this morning, bid farewell to the return passengers as you continue on your Australian journey. 

$864.45 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7 Day Perth to Exmouth Cruiser : Return

Day 1 - Perth to KalbarriOur first stop today the impressive Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park. Enjoy a fully guided tour through these amazing limestoneformations and drop in at the Discovery Centre before we have lunch by the sea. After a quick stop in the town of Geraldton it’s on to Kalbarri for our overnight stay. (L, D) Day 2 - Kalbarri to Shark BayToday we will visit the marvels of The Murchison Gorge, Natures Window and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park. Here you will have the option to try abseiling into the gorge! (extra cost) If conditions allow us, we will cool off with a swim in the Murchison River before we’re back on the bus traveling north to Shell Beach and the town of Denham for our accommodation. (B, L, D) Day 3 - Shark Bay to Coral BayThis morning meet the famous Monkey Mia Dolphins and get some amazing photos. Then chill out on the beach or at the resort before we get back on the road mid morning. We'll visit the breathing rock formations, the Stromatolites, before settling in to our accommodation in Coral Bay, located right on the famous Ningaloo Reef! (B, L, D) Day 4 - Coral BayToday is yours to enjoy the many great tours and activities Coral Bay has to offer, with special discounts available as an West Coast Cruiser passenger! Go for a stroll on the beach and check out the shark nursery,swim with the manta rays, go for a scuba dive or snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef only meters from shore (all activities at own expense). This evening we take the short drive up the peninsular to Exmouth and check in to our accommodation. (B, D) Day 5 - ExmouthToday we spend exploring 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 snorkelling at the stunning Turquoise Bay (snorkel hire $10), visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, relax at Milyearing Visitors Centre and more before we return to our accommodation late afternoon. (B, L, D) Days 6 & 7 - Exmouth to Perth via NorthbrookThis morning bid farewell to our one-way passengers before our return trip to Perth. We visit the town of Carnarvon and one of the local banana or mango plantations (seasonal) before staying overnight on a farm in Northbrook. Visit a Wildlife Park where you can feed the Kangaroos and get up close and personal with the snakes. Finish off the tour in style as you try the unique sport of sand boarding in the amazing Lancelin sand dunes! Finally kick back and relax on the bus for the last stretch to Perth (B, L, D) (B, L)

$1226.15 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9 Day Perth to Karijini Explorer: Return - Fully Accommodated

Day 1 - Perth to KalbarriOur first stop today will be the impressive Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park. You will enjoy a fully guided tour through these amazing limestone formations and drop in at the Discovery Centre before we have lunch by the sea. After a quick stop in the town of Geraldton, it’s on to Kalbarri to see the coastal cliffs and check in to our accommodation for the night.Day 2 - Kalbarri to Shark BayToday we will visit the marvels of The Murchison Gorge, Natures Window and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park. Here you will have the option to try abseiling into the gorge (extra cost)! If conditions allow us, we will coolvoff with a swim in the Murchison River before we’re back on the bus traveling north to Shell Beach for our accommodation. Day 3 - Shark Bay to Coral BayThis morning meet the famous Monkey Mia Dolphins and get some amazing photos. Then join any of the optional activities or just chill out on the beach or at the resort. We visit the breathing rock formations ‘Stromatolites’ before we settle in to our accommodation in Coral Bay - Ningaloo ReefDay 4 - Coral BayToday is yours to enjoy the many great tours and activities Coral Bay has to offer, with special discounts available as an West Coast Cruiser passenger! Go for a stroll on the beach and check out the shark nursery, swim with the manta rays, go for a scuba dive or snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef only meters from shore (all activities at own expense). This evening we take the short drive up r to Exmouth.Day 5 – ExmouthToday we 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 snorkelling at the stunning Turquoise Bay (snorkel hire $10), visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, relax at Milyearing Visitors Center and more before we return to our accommodation late afternoon. Day 6 - Exmouth to Karijini National ParkWe travel east through station country and stop at Tom Price, the highest town in Western Australia. Here we get supplies before we head to the amazing Karijini National Park. We stay at the multi award winning Karijini Eco Retreat in Eco Safari Tents with your own veranda, quality beds, linen and hot showers!Day 7 - Karijini National ParkThe next day give us plenty of time to explore Karijini and to enjoy 2.5 billion years of evolution and 40.000 years of culture. We visit and hike the gorges, swim in amazing rock pools, stand under waterfalls and explore intriguing rock formations including Hancock Gorge, Weano Gorge and many more adventurous sights Day 8 & 9 Karijini to PerthStart your journey back to Perth through the rugged expanse of inland WA. Enjoy an overnight stay at Nallan Station, visit Benedictine Community of New Norcia, before arriving back in Perth. 

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