Welcome to Cape Range National Park


Still, the jagged limestone peaks and gorges of the rugged 510-sq-km park deserve some acclaim of their own – 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 200 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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$147.12 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

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.

$658.35 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. 

$805.47 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7 Day Perth to Exmouth Cruiser : Return

Day 1 - Perth to Kalbarri Our 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 Bay Today 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 Bay This 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 Bay Today 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 - Exmouth Today 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 Northbrook This 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)

$1246.82 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 sightsDay 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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Western Australia Adventure

When it comes to Australia, find out why the west is best on this 18-day adventure from Perth to Exmouth. Ever wanted to see kangaroos sunbathing on a beach? We’ve got that. Longed to meet the land and marine life of Australia up close and personal? We’ve got that too. We’ll cover ground from caves to reefs to deserts and beyond on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Don’t get left behind.

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Best of the Coast – Western Australia

There’s so much that’s awesome about Australia that it’s hard to nail down what’s best. We think we’ve managed to do it on this 10-day trip from Perth up the coast to Exmouth. We pack in plenty of authentic Aussie experiences, from spotting tons of native wildlife to taking kayak tours with Aboriginal guides and learning about their legends. See the marine life at Shark Bay, check out the stromatolites, explore Cape Range National Park and more. The best? Oh, yes.