Discover Perth and the Coral Coast
Australia’s sunniest capital city, Perth effortlessly blends urban cool with raw natural beauty. Its heart is bustling with new bars, restaurants, shopping and cultural spaces, and is also home to Kings Park - one of the world’s largest inner city parks. Just a short drive away are the beautiful wineries of the Swan Valley and a string of stunning beaches. Little wonder The New York Times declared Perth a 'hipster haven'. The Coral Coast runs for 1100 kilometres from Cervantes to Exmouth with uninterrupted stretches of white sandy beaches lapped by pristine seas.
Ningaloo Reef is the world’s largest fringing coral reef. Reaching nearly 20 kilometres seaward and covering 5,000 square kilometres of ocean and is home to some 500 species of fish, graceful manta rays and turtles and over 300 varieties of coral.
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Discover Perth and the Coral Coast
Day 1-2 : UK - Perth
Make your own way to the airport for your flight to Perth.
On arrival at Perth Airport, you will take a private transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore the city. Embrace the best of both worlds in Perth, where soft sand beaches and scenic parks meet a thriving metropolis of small bars, creative restaurants and curated street art.
Hotel for 3 nights: Pan Pacific Perth
Day 3 : City Sightseeing
An included sightseeing tour showcases the highlights of Perth and Fremantle. You’ll see the Kings Park Botanic Gardens, the tree canopies on the Tree Top Walkway and the 750-year-old Boab tree. In downtown Perth you’ll see the WACA cricket ground, the Bell Tower, Perth town hall and St Georges Terrace. Visit the famous coastline of Cottesloe Beach on the way to Fremantle, the historical port on the mouth of the Swan River. After time in Fremantle take a cruise on the Swan River back to Perth. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore on your own.
Day 4 : Perth
Today you have a full day at leisure to explore the city. Why not take a trip to Rottnest Island or maybe an extended Swan River wine cruise? Head to the King Street precinct for designer labels, opals, pearls and gold, or visit Leederville, Ingewood and Guildford for vintage and antique shopping. The city’s 19 beautiful beaches, botanical gardens, bush walking trails, wine region and marine parks are bathed in sunshine for an average of 3000 hours every year and are just waiting to be explored.
Day 5 : Perth - Exmouth
Take an included transfer to the airport for your flight to Learmouth, where you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Mantarays Ningaloo, the only resort on Sunrise Beach, is your gateway to the world heritage listed Ningaloo Reef and the Cape Range National Park. Mantarays Ningaloo, in the Exmouth Marina has 68 hotel rooms and one and two bedroom self-contained apartments and bungalows. The complex includes Gold Plate Award winning Mantaray's restaurant, bar, lounge, resort-style swimming pool and gym with stunning beaches right outside your door.
Hotel for 5 nights: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort
Day 6-9 : Exmouth
Enjoy everything that this wonderful region has to offer, from swimming with sharks to snorkelling and diving, exploring the Cape Range National Park to lazing in the sun on the beach. Cruises run from Exmouth for divers, snorkellers and those who prefer to stay dry to see the very best marine life that the region has to offer. Perhaps you’ll try one, or maybe you prefer to laze in the sun on the beach.
To make sure that you see the best of the region we’ve included a couple of tours.
A trip on a glass bottom boat will whet your appetite for snorkelling as you glide over fire coral gardens, green turtle habitats and see a kaleidoscope of colourful fish. A passionate guide will narrate the tour, so you leave a real reef expert! Maybe you’ll be enticed to swim with sharks, or take a boat trip to see them, who knows?
For a day away from the water we’ve included a full day Safari. This 10 hour tour is a unique nature based experience showcasing Cape Range National Park natural beauty. You will have the opportunity to see the remarkable diversity of this area, encompassing rugged canyon country, beautiful beaches, Yardie Creek and Turquoise Bay. See the rugged beauty of Charles Knife Gorge and magnificent colours of Shothole Canyon. 4WD on deserted tracks through Cape Range and discover the unique flora and fauna. Enjoy an exclusive tour of tranquil Yardie Creek. Visit Milyering Visitors Centre and the panoramic Vlamingh Head Lighthouse.
Day 10-11 : Depart Exmouth - UK
A transfer will take you to the airport for your homeward flight.