NEW - The Indian Pacific - Reef to Reef : Itinerary

 

22 Days / 21 Nights

Airlie Beach - Sydney - Adelaide - Perth - Rotthest Island - Perth - Exmouth - Perth

 

Day 1: Arrive Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach is the vibrant hub of the Whitsundays. and the ideal mainland base for fun and adventure. 
OVERNIGHT: Mantra Boathouse

 


Day 12: Rottnest Island

Enjoy a ferry trip from Perth to Rottnest Island with Rottnest Express with so much to see and do. Best option is to take a guided tour and explore the island's most spectacular locations, see its unique wildlife and discover its colourful history. 

Day 2: Great Barrier Reef, Reefsleep

Transfer from Airlie Beach by fast ocean-going vessel and enjoy the day filled with fun activities in Australia's world famous Great Barrier Reef. 
OVERNIGHT: Reefsleep (L, D)

Day 13: Perth to Exmouth

After your flight from Perth to Exmouth, pick up your hire car and make your way to your accommodation.
OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort

Day 3: Great Barrier Reef, Reefsleep

Enjoy a full day experiencing the location. Swim and see the myriad tropical fish, corals and reef sharks. Non-swimmers can view from the underwater viewing chamber of the semi-submersible vessel.
OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Mantra Boathouse (B, L)

Day 14: Whale Shark or Humpback Whale Interaction Tour

Prepare for a life-changing experience. You have the change to swim with whale sharks or humpback whales (seasonal) on the world famous Ningaloo Reef. Lunch also included as well as a glass of bubbly to celebrate an encounter with nature you'll never forget. (L)
NOTE:
During NOV-MAR you will enjoy a half-day Marine Life Discover and Lagoon Snorkeling Tour.

Day 4: Leisure Day

Enjoy the lovely coastal town of Airlie Beach. Stroll one of the alfresco restaurants for fresh local seafood or handmade tapas.

 

Day 15: Leisure Day

Why not head to Cape Range National Park with its spectacular gorges in your hire car? Hike through walking trails and gorges offering best views in the west or relax on pristine sandy beaches with crystal clear turquoise water.

Day 5: Camira Sailing Adventure

Enjoy a full day sailing around the Whitsundays and take in all the showstoppers Whitsundays has to offer, including the jaw-dropping Whitehaven Beach, interactive shore experiences, swimming spots topped of with a beach barbeque for lunch. (L)

Day 16: Self-Drive to Carnarvon

Drive to Carnarvon via Goscoyne's picturesque coastline, or the rugged inland locations such as Kennedy Range and Mount Augustus National Park. 
OVERNIGHT: Woorame River Retreal

 

Day 6: Airlie Beach to Sydney

Check out of Mantra Boathouse in the morning for your flight to Sydney. On arrival in Sydney, spend the remainder of they day at your leisure. Amble through the city's laneways or enjoy views from Darling Harbour.
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Adina Apartment Hotel, Sydney Central

 

Day 17: Self-Drive to Shark Bay (Monkey Mia)

Monkey Mia is famous for it's dolphin experience and is surrounded by rusty red sand dunes, white sandy beaches and water teeming with wildlife. You can drive there via Hamelin Pool, a protected marine nature reserve where stromatolites, known as 'living fossils' are the number one attraction.
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

Day 7: Sydney Harbour, Bridge Climb

Climb an Australian icon, The Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb is sure to be a highlight and amoment you'll never forget.

Day 18: Leisure Day

Covering an area of more than 2.2 million hectares, Shark Bay is one of the world's greatest wilderness treasures with a unique combination of wildlife, flora and stunning scenery. Enjoy a day at your leisure.

Day 8: Board the Indian Pacific in Sydney

Depart Sydney's Central Station, settle into your first evening on the Indian Pacific. Enjoy the fabulous food, wine, service and social atmosphere of this much-loved rail journey. 
OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Indian Pacific (D)

Day 19: Self-Drive to Coral Bay

Self-Drive back towards Exmouth. Coral Bay is a small settlement that lies protected from the Indian Ocean by the Ningaloo Reef, where the coral starts right at the water's edge. 
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Bayview Coral Bay

Day 9: Indian Pacific, Broken Hill & Adelaide

After breakfast, prepare for your first Off Train Excursion in Broken Hill, followed by a day enjoying the outback scenery. Upon arrival in Adelaide, you'll have more Off Train Excursions to choose from before continuing your journey west (B, L, D)

Day 20: Marine Eco Safari - Manta Rays

This marine eco-tour is a full day of fascinating interactions with the ocean. Get up close and personal with manta rays. Your adventure includes wetsuits and snorkelling gear plus morning tea, lunch, and afternoon snacks. (L)

Day 10: Indian Pacific, Nullarbor Plain

Today is all about those amazing views as you cross this famous stretch of the Australian interior. Dinner this evening is under and outback sky on the edge of the country's largest sheep station at Rawlinna (seasonal) (B, L, D)

Day 21: Self-Drive to Exmouth

Take in any last-minute sights at Coral Bay before making the drive to Exmouth. Spend the afternoon relaxingby the pool as you relfect on the last couple of week's adventure.
OVERNIGHT: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort

Day 11: Indian Pacific, Perth

This morning, you will travel through the rolling hills of the Avon Valley, Arriving mid-afternoon to Perth. 
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Adina Apartment Hotel, Perth (B, L)


Day 22: Exmouth to Perth

After breakfast, check out of your hotel, return your hire car and board your flight to Perth.