Welcome to Coral Bay


Coral reefs lie just off the town beach, making it brilliant for snorkelling and swimming. It's also a great base for outer-reef activities such as scuba diving, fishing and whale watching (June to November), and swimming with whale sharks (April to July) and manta rays.

Development is strictly limited, so expect higher prices for food and accommodation. Exmouth, 152km away, has more options. The town is particularly busy from April to October.


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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.

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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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5 Day Perth to Exmouth Adventure

ItineraryDay 1: Perth to KalbarriPass By: The Pinnacles, Cervantes, Western AustraliaLeaving the city of Perth nice and early our first stop is Nambung National Park, home of the Pinnacles Desert. We will take a walk through the limestone pillars and yellow sand and visit the visitor centre to learn how it was formed.From here we continue our adventure north to Kalbarri National Park, we explore some of the coastal areas of Kalbarri in the afternoon which include the Coastal Cliffs. After a bit of outdoor action we’ll head for our first bush camp for the tour.Meals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bush CampingDay 2: Kalbarri to Shark BayPass By: Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs, Kalbarri National Park, Western AustraliaThis morning we will hike in the heart of the Kalbarri National Park. Hike through the Z bends to the Murchison River and visit the iconic postcard scene called Natures Window.From Kalbarri we head north towards Shark Bay, we have an awesome camp just meters from the World Heritage Listed waters edge. On the way in we will visit the Stromatolites and Shell Beach.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bush CampingDay 3: Shark Bay to Coral BayPass By: Monkey Mia Reserve, Monkey Mia, Western AustraliaThis morning we will go see the dolphins in Monkey Mia where they swim right up to the shore. participate in the dolphin experience show where you can learn about the area, the dolphins and if lucky enough you may be able to feed one. In the afternoon we leave Shark Bay and head north to Coral Bay where we access another another private wilderness camp under the stars, complete with sunset, stars and campfire.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bush CampingDay 4: Coral BayPass By: Coral Bay Beach, Coral Bay, Western AustraliaWe spend the day in Coral Bay where there is a variety of activities to suit all tastes and budgets, including;Relaxing and swimming on the beachHiring snorkels and exploring the bayJoining a Manta Ray Snorkeling Boat Cruise (extra cost)Joining a Whale Shark Snorkeling Boat Cruise (in season, extra cost)In the afternoon we leave and head to ExmouthMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bush CampingDay 5: ExmouthPass By: Yardie Creek, Exmouth, Western AustraliaToday we spend the day in Exmouth. We will relax on the beach in turquoise Bay (voted one of the best beaches in Australia), you can even snorkel right off the beaches here. Visit town and much more. Today there is also the option to book a whale shark tour instead of spending the day with your tour guide. (extra cost, in season)Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$935.29 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Exmouth, Kalbarri, Pinnacles, Ningaloo Reef, Perth: 7-Day Tour

Journey with us 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 that is Western Australia. Discover the unique rock formations within 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’ll also be opportunity to test your abseil skills (own expense).A visit to the World Heritage Listed region of Shark Bay will leave you in awe of the beauty of nature.  Here you can marvel at a beach made entirely of tiny shells, meet the world’s oldest living fossils, the stromatolites, and witness dolphins playing just off shore 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.  Or 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. We follow the road as far north as Exmouth Cape, a place 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 snorkelling haven of Turquoise Bay.From Exmouth we make our way back down towards Perth, opportunity for you to solidify new friendships and reflect on your adventure together. To break up your journey you will experience the thrill of sandboarding down some huge white sand dunes overlooking the water.Arrive back in Perth at approximately 6:30pmHighlights: • Discover the strange Pinnacles Desert landscape • Sand board down huge white sand dunes • Explore the stunning gorges of Kalbarri National Park • Witness a beach made entirely of tiny shells • Meet Monkey Mia’s resident dolphins • Stunning coastal scenery and pristine white beaches • Discover the underwater world of the Ningaloo Reef, • Scuba dive the Navy Pier (own expense) • Unwind at Turquoise Bay A moderate to advanced level of fitness is required to complete the walks.  Walks can be up to 4km in length, often steep and rocky sections in direct sunlight. 

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9 Day Perth to Broome Cruiser - One Way

Day 1 - Perth to Kalbarri Our 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 and head to Kalbarri (L,D) Day 2 - Kalbarri to Shark Bay Visit the marvels of The Murchison Gorge, Natures Window and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park. 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 (B, L, D) Day 3 - Shark Bay to Coral Bay This 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 rock formations ‘Stromatolites’ before we settle in to our accommodation in Coral Bay, located right on the 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. Go to the beach and check out the shark nursery, swim with manta rays, scuba dive or snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef only meters from shore (all activities at own expense). (B,D) Day 5 – Exmouth Today we explore Cape Range Nationalpark, 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, and more! (B,L,D) Day 6 - Exmouth to Karijini National Park Depart Exmouth with Integrity Coach Lines at 1PM to start your trip to Karijini National Park. When you arrive at the Tom Price Tourist Park later that day you will meet your guide from The Flying Sandgroper and get directed to the camp site for another good night of sleep.  Days 7 - Karijini National Park Your park entry is inclusive and we head down Hancock gorge destined for stunning Kermits Pool to feel the old country and a great swim. Passing through the Spider Walk.  After lunch we will travel to Knox Gorge before you will return to camp for dinner (B,L,D) Day 8 – Karijini National Park to Broome In the morning you we depart for Dales Gorge. We start with a swim in Fern Pool & check out Fortesque Falls. Hike through Dales Gorge to Circular Pool for another well earned swim and lunch. After lunch we will visit Karijini Visitors Centre. We will say goodbye after dropping you off to depart for Broome with Integrity Coach Lines (B,L).  Day 9 – Broome After a drive through Australia's Outback you will arrive in the morning of day 9 in Broome around 8:00 AM. You get dropped off at the Broome Visitor Centre and get to enjoy Broome. 

$646.40 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.