A journey combining three of Western Australia's renowned northern icons: Explore the magical wild Dolphins of Monkey Mia, gorges of Kalbarri and the mystical Pinnacles Desert.
|Start||Perth @ 08.00 am|
|Finish||Perth @ 07.00 pm|
We journey to the lobster fishing town of Port Denison for lunch by the water's edge, head to Greenough Flats, known for unusual 'leaning trees', travel via Geraldton and Northampton to Shark Bay to our accommodation at Monkey Mia.
(LD) Accommodation: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort or similar.
* Shell Beach
This amazing 60km-long stretch of snow-white beach is made up of billions of tiny coquina bivalve shells - one of only two beaches like it in the world.
* Monkey Mia
Wander the shores and watch for the famous Monkey Mia dolphins - they come
in regularly throughout the day to interact with people. Our accommodation is right by the beach, so you have even more chance of seeing them.
* Shark Bay
Explore this World Heritage Listed bay's amazing natural features and extensive marine life.
* Pinnacles Desert
This eerie 'moonscape' desert is made up of thousands of limestone pillars up to four metre tall, rising out of yellow quartz sand.
* Kalbarri National Park
Explore stunning scenery, red-rock gorges, spectacular coastal cliffs, birdlife and native animals and (in season) wildflowers in this protected park. We visit one of its most spectacular red river gorges, Hawks Head.
* Wildflowers (seasonal)
More than 12 000 species of wildflowers cover 2.5 million sq km for several months each year. In season, we take some time to enjoy their beauty.
Spend time at the waters edge this morning for a chance to interact with the wild dolphins (not guaranteed). This afternoon we visit Denham for lunch, then Shell Beach and the Stromatolites, and travel to Kalbarri National Park and visit Hawks Head.
(BLD) Accommodation: Kalbarri Edge Resort or similar.
Homeward bound, we enjoy sightseeing along coastal gorges, breaking for lunch at the rock lobster fishing village of Cervantes. We stroll through Pinnacles Desert before continuing back to Perth.