Welcome to Shark Bay

On land, Shark Bay's biodiversity has benefited from Project Eden, an ambitious ecosystem-regeneration program that has sought to eradicate feral animals and reintroduce endemic species. Shark Bay is also home to the amazing stromatolites of Hamelin Pool.

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$55.64 Day Trips & Excursions


ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Buracona - Olho Azul, Ilha do SalWelcome to our 4x4 adventure by pick up. This program is completely devoted to nature, geology, ecotourism. With volcanic formations, wetlands, canyons carved by erosion of dunes, protected fauna and beaches, lots of adventure through almost 100% of road trails. Passing Ponta Preta, Algodoeiro, Calheta Funda, Murdeira Bay, Monte Leão, Fontona Oásis, a verdant area in the middle of the desert, fishing pear of Palmeira, and natural pools of Buracona with the famous "Magic Eye". After lunch visit “Terra Boa" stop to take amusing photos with the “mirages", then to the salt mines of Pedra de Lume, where you can float in water 26 times saltier than sea water. After 50 minutes stop at the salt mines, visits to Shark bay to see “the locals” and pass also by World champions Mitu Monteiro in Kite Beach. Return to Santa Maria passing by Igrejinha and arrival at hotel. Duration: 1 hour

$181.54 Outdoor Activities

4h ATV 500cc 4x4 Quad Island Adventure from Santa Maria

Start your journey with pickup from your hotel or meet your guide at Djadsal Moradias before starting your adventure on a ATV. Enjoy a coast to coast, off-road guided island tour to discover all the highlights of the island. Start your journey on the west coast exploring the Murdeira bay to see the Lion mountain, explore Palmeira, the main port of the island, continue off road to the amazing Burracona to witness two natural swimming pools and the blue eye...Witness the mirage by crossing the desert to Terra Boa. Spend time at Pedra de Lume, on the top of the old crater of the volcano, where you can find the second most salty water of the World.Arriving to the western side you will also be able to relax with your guide to Shark bay, see the lemon sharks in their natural environment. Next, cross through the canyons of Serra Negra, the natural reserve of the island and finally visit Kite beach, a beautiful white sandy beach full of colorful kite surfs. 

$936.79 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. 

$68.72 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Coastal Adventure Tour From Newcastle

CoastXP’s Adventure Tour is a premier offshore boating experience showcasing the magnificent Hunter coastline. Experience the breathtaking coastal scenery of Newcastle, with pods of resident dolphins, seabirds, turtles and other marine life.Enjoy the thrill as you cruise 30 kilometres down the Hunter Coast in comfort and safety on board CoastXP’s new custom-built vessel ‘Atmos’ to stunning Caves Beach and historic Catherine Hill Bay. Along the way you will have a unique view of Newcastle Harbour, historic World War Two coastal forts, world renowned surfing beaches and rugged cliffs.The tour visits Newcastle’s most impressive sights including the ANZAC Memorial Walk, the Bogey Hole, Glenrock Lagoon, Redhead Shark Watchtower and hidden gems Moon Island, Pinney's Headland and Shark Bay. Marvel at the amazing sea caves at Caves Beach, with CoastXP the only adventure boat to visit these caves up close. You will be captivated by the marine life and beautiful landscape of the Hunter Coast, including fascinating coal seams, volcanic rocks, and sedimentary cliffs. Many of these are important Aboriginal sites which carry great significance for the local Awabakal people.Highlights include: • Unobstructed 360° views • Safe and comfortable eco-tourism vessel • Local knowledge of the coastline • Up close experience of sea caves • Complimentary high-quality digital images of your trip (perfect for sharing with friends and family)Come and experience the Hunter Coast for yourself, with CoastXP!Tours Depart from Harbour Square Boat Dock, along the Honeysuckle Foreshore. 

$502.76 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4 Day Perth to Monkey Mia Cruiser : Return

Day 1 - Perth to Kalbarri Our first stop today is 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 Kalbarrito see the Coastal Cliffs and check in to our overnight accommodation. (L, D)   Day 2 - Kalbarri to Shark Bay Today we visit the marvels of The Murchison Gorge, Natures Window and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park. Here, you 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 bustraveling north to Shell Beach and the town of Denham for our accommodation. (B, L, D)   Day 3 - Shark Bay to Northbrook This morning we will meet the famous Monkey Mia Dolphins and get some upand close amazing photos. Then join optional 1 hour wild life sail (optional extra), hire a Kayak and go for a paddle (optional extra), chill out on the beach or at the resort. We will be back on the road this afternoon then we will be visiting the breathing rock formations and the Stromatolites. Our last nights accommodation will be at Northbrook on a farmstay. (B, L, D)   Day 4 – Northbrook to Perth On our final day we head to Lancelin Sand Dunes where you can try your hand at the unique sport of Sand boarding and visit a wildlife park, where you will interact with Australian wildlife. Finally, kick back andrelax on the bus for the last stretch to Perth, arriving at approximately 7:00pm. (B, L)

$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. 

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