Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19

11 day Northbound to Ningaloo Geraldton • Carnarvon • Exmouth • Coral Bay • Monkey Mia • Kalbarri • Cervantes THE WEST COAST

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Discover deserted pristine beaches and turquoise bays on this epic road trip along the Coral Coast • Enjoy unique wildlife encounters including Ningaloo whale sharks from Exmouth and manta rays from Coral Bay • Swim with the dolphins from Monkey Mia in Shark Bay • Take the ultimate nature snapshot using Nature’s Window as your frame in Kalbarri National Park • Wander through the mystical Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park

Departures: Daily

Day 1: Perth - Geraldton (417km/ 259 miles/ 4.5 hours) Set out in the early morning towards the historic twin towns of Dongara and Port Denison. Spend some time exploring these historic coastal spots or stop at the Greenough River Nature Trail located just to the south of Geraldton. Look out for the beautiful wild spring flowers (July to September). Standard: Best Western Hospitality Inn Geraldton; Superior: Waldorf Geraldton Serviced Apartments Day 2: Geraldton - Carnarvon (476km/ 296 miles/ 5 hours) Continue north to the tropical fruit town of Carnarvon. Visit a banana plantation, view the spectacular blowholes and from May to October, buy freshly caught seafood directly from the factories. Standard: Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon (Motel Room); Superior: Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon (Executive Room) Days 3 & 4: Carnarvon - Exmouth (363km/ 225 miles/ 4 hours) Drive north through the splendour of Coral Bay to Exmouth, the northern gateway to Ningaloo Marine Park. Spend a full day enjoying Ningaloo Marine Park; snorkel, dive, take a cruise or swim with Ningaloo whale sharks (from April to June) or LAND AIR RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

Days 6 & 7: Coral Bay - Monkey Mia (579km/ 360 miles/ 6 hours) Drive south along the North West Coastal Highway to Monkey Mia in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area. With a full day to relax in this beautiful area, you can visit the dolphins or stroll along the fantastic beaches. There are also boat tours which leave Monkey Mia to view the dugongs (sea cows) grazing among the seagrass beds. Standard: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort (Beach View Room); Superior: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort (Superior Beach View Room) (2 nights) Days 8 & 9: Monkey Mia - Kalbarri (390km/ 242 miles/ 4 hours) Begin the journey south today as you travel to Kalbarri where you’ll enjoy a full day at leisure. This is the ideal place for the nature lover with the adjacent Kalbarri National Park offering the magnificent Murchison River Gorges, walks to the natural rock arch known as Nature’s Window, and activities including fishing, diving or just relaxing. Standard: Kalbarri Edge Resort; Superior: Kalbarri Beach Resort (2 nights) Day 10: Kalbarri - Cervantes (377km/ 234 miles/ 4 hours) Make your way further south today to the town of Cervantes, perhaps stopping at Jurian Bay for pristine white sands and enticing clear waters. The Nambung National Park is famous for the Pinnacles, an expanse of natural limestone formations piercing skywards from the sand. Standard: Pinnacles Edge Resort (Studio Room); Superior: Pinnacles Edge Resort (Spa Suite) Day 11: Cervantes - Perth (200km/ 125 miles/ 2.5 hours) Enjoy time on the beach or some fishing before making your way back to Perth. NOTE: Your vehicle is booked until the following day, but must be returned by the same time it was picked up on Day 1 to avoid any additional charges. PRICES INCLUDE • 10 nights’ hotel accommodation on room-only basis (unless specified otherwise)

1 3 Re-trace your tracks today back to the stunning Coral Bay. Depart early to make the most of the day with the opportunity to swim with manta rays and take a quad bike trek to secret beaches for drift snorkelling. Standard: Ningaloo Coral Bay (Coral Bay Lodge); Superior: Ningaloo Coral Bay (Ningaloo Villa) 2 discover beautiful Cape Range National Park nearby. Standard: Exmouth Escape Resort; Superior: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort (2 nights) Day 5: Exmouth - Coral Bay (150km/ 93 miles/ 1.5 hours)

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• Avis car rental for tour duration • Self-drive kit, maps & instructions

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