Ningaloo & Cape Range Gourmet Adventure

Duration

Multi-Day

Region

Coral Coast

Distance

15 km

Difficulty

Intermediate

Embark on a 5-day luxe bucket list adventure along Australia’s Coral Coast, where the turquoise waters of Ningaloo and the rugged red gorges of Cape Range National Park set the stage for an unforgettable journey.

From the moment you arrive in Exmouth, our Ningaloo & Cape Range Gourmet Adventure promises a seamless blend of luxury, adventure and exploration.

Picture yourself at Vlamingh Lighthouse on day one, greeted by a mesmerizing sunset while indulging in a delectable cheese board and chilled bubbles.

The adventure unfolds with sea-kayaking on day two, offering an intimate encounter with Ningaloo’s sheltered lagoons and pristine beaches.

Swap paddles for hiking boots on day three as we venture to Yardie Creek and Mandu Mandu Gorge, exploring water-filled gorges and revelling in the thrill of rock scrambling. The turquoise waters beckon for relaxation on the beach and a glass-bottom boat adventure, showcasing Ningaloo from a unique perspective.

Day four brings the iconic Whalesharks Experience, inviting you to swim with the largest fish in the world and snorkel amidst the vibrant reef, with humpback whales gracing the ocean’s
horizon.

Concluding the adventure on day five, the Badjirrajirra Walk through Charles Knife Canyon offers a bird’s eye view into the gorge, winding through rocky gullies and spinifex bushland.

We will dine out in the evenings at Exmouth’s best local hotspots giving your tastebuds their own adventure!

Staying at Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, right on the waters edge in spacious two bedroom apartments, provides the perfect base to relax and unwind after each days’ adventure!

This luxe bucket list experience promises a symphony of breathtaking moments and unforgettable memories so you can be sure to nourish your soul and feed that sense of adventure.

Experience Includes

  • 5 day guided adventure experience in Exmouth region
  • 4 nights accommodation in 2 bedroom apartment at Mantarays Ningaloo Resort
  • All transport from arrival to departure as per itinerary
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Lagoon Explorer Sea-Kayaking full day experience
  • Full day Whaleshark swimming and snorkel experience
  • 3 x guided hikes in Cape Range National Park
  • 3 hr coral viewing glass bottom boat and snorkelling experience with View Ningaloo
  • All National Park fees.
  • Complimentary use of hiking poles
  • All planning, logistical, administrative and on-ground support.
  • Tour photos

Day 1 – Guest Arrival in Exmouth & Sunset Grazing

We’ll welcome our guests to their Ningaloo & Cape Range Adventure by whisking them away to Vlamingh Lighthouse to watch the sunset over Australia’s Coral Coast whilst we graze on a delicious cheese board and sip a cold glass of bubbles!

Day 2 – Sea-Kayaking Ningaloo

Sea kayaking is a fantastic way to explore the sheltered lagoons and beautiful beaches of Ningaloo; paddle into paradise and leave the crowds behind. Along the way you’ll look for turtles, rays, schools of fish, and coral life from your kayak. You may even see dugong and dolphins. Enjoy the contrasting scenery of reef and range that this UNESCO World Heritage-listed area offers – all from the best seat in the house.

Day 3 – Gorges, Creeks, Cruises & Wallabys

Today we swap our paddling gear for hiking gear as we head off to stunning Yardie Creek, the only permanent water source in the entire Cape Range National Park. After driving 1hr out to Yardie Creek we’ll head off to explore The Yardie Gorge walk, which is a 2km return walk, along the edge of the only water-filled gorge in Cape Range, that takes about an hour. We may also see black-flanked rock wallabies and bats here, as well as myriad bird life, including a massive osprey nest.

After this we’ll head to Mandu Mandu Gorge for some more exploration! This Gorge walk is next level from Yardie and does require some rock scrambling with technical terrain, but it’s a whole lot of fun!

After we’ve worked up a sweat, we’ll head to the coast to cool off in the turquoise waters of Ningaloo. We’ll take the opportunity to relax and unwind on the beach and enjoy some lunch before we board a glass bottom boat to view Ningaloo from a different angle. We’ll snorkel, swim with sub-tropical fish and view the reef for 3 hours before heading back to shore then out for another delicious dinner.

Day 4 – Whalesharks Experience

If you’re after a bucket list and iconic Exmouth adventure then you can’t beat swimming with the whale sharks!

We’ll get up close and personal with the largest shark in the world! You will marvel at the size, grace and beauty of these incredible animals. Whilst we’re out on the water, you’ll get the chance to snorkel on the reef and see humpback whales out in the ocean too!

Day 5 – Badjirrajirra Walk & Depart

After breakfast, we’ll head to Charles Knife Canyon to get a bird’s eye view into the gorge! We’ll then spend the next few hours exploring the trail as it winds its way through rocky gullies, small gorges and open spinifex bushland. We’ll head back to town to freshen up and have lunch before we officially close the experience.

Guests that are departing on the afternoon flight can jump aboard the OTBT Bus for a complimentary transfer, otherwise if you are staying on in Exmouth for some R ‘n’ R or more adventure, then you can arrange a transfer through Exmouth Charters or Escape Resort.

“The resort’s enviable location provides a casual yet stylish base for guests and visitors to explore this fascinating and unique Australia’s Coral Coast region. Only metres from the waterline, the design winning resort is built to compliment and highlight the natural environment.”
Mantarays Ningaloo Resort

Hiking: The hiking trails are rocky and can be technical, however are suitable for hikers with any level of experience and a reasonable level of fitness. You will be safely guided and supported by our expert team.

Sea-kayaking: The kayaks have a maximum weight limit of 110kg/person. This tour involves a moderate level of physical activity, lifting of equipment, and walking on uneven ground and soft sand.

Whalesharks & Snorkelling: To get the most out of this experience it is recommended for Guests that can swim. If you aren’t a confident swimmer or have never snorkelled before please advise team OTBT so we can support you through the experience.

 

Recommended Flights (not included in tour price)
Arrival

Perth – Learmonth

QF1602 12:35 – 14:35

 

Departure

Learmonth – Perth

QF 1603 15:40 – 17:30

A Guest Information Pack will be sent out upon registration which will include a packing list.

Payment: To secure your place on this tour you can either pay in full or pay a 20% deposit. With the balance due 30 days prior to tour departure. Payment requests will be emailed at intervals leading up to your departure to make paying off the balance more manageable.

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