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From Fremantle: Rottnest Ferry & Bike Hire Package

1. From Fremantle: Rottnest Ferry & Bike Hire Package

Explore the island of Rottnest by bike. Take a ferry from Fremantle and experience the beaches and bays of this car-free environment on two wheels. Catch the ferry to Rottnest Island and collect your pre-booked bike hire to start your journey. Discover Rottnest Island by bicycle and experience over 63 beaches and 20 bays as you explore this unique Class A Reserve renowned for its high conservation and community values. Cycling is an environmentally friendly and fun recreational activity for all ages. As Rottnest Island has essentially no cars, cycling is one of the best ways to get around the island. With a free bike fitting and breakdown service available, this is the perfect way to experience Rottnest. Easily return your bike and catch your return ferry when you are done.

Marine Eco Safari - Swim With Manta Rays

2. Marine Eco Safari - Swim With Manta Rays

Join this 5 to 6 hour Marine Eco Safari aboard the Kurni-Ku, custom built to specifically navigate around the Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef. It is the perfect way to experience one of the few places in the world with a resident population of Manta Rays all year round! Your tour begins at 8:00 AM at the Coral Bay Ecotours office (unless otherwise informed), followed by a short bus transfer to the jetty to board the vessel. Then you will head out for your first reef snorkel experience in Bills Bay, where you may encounter numerous fish, reef sharks, and other marine species and the beautiful coral gardens. After morning tea you will visit the sea turtle sanctuary where you can observe turtles feeding and surfacing for air. You will then head to Bateman’s Bay, where, with the assistance of a spotter plane, there is the opportunity to snorkel with Manta Rays. On the return home, you will stop for an afternoon snorkel.

From Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry & Admission Ticket

3. From Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry & Admission Ticket

Visit Rottnest Island with same-day or extended return ferry tickets departing from Fremantle. Choose from multiple departure times to suit your schedule and maximize your time on the island. Board the ‘Quokka 1’ ferry, the newest and most environment-friendly vessel servicing Rottnest Island. Enjoy the 35-minute fast-ferry crossing in air-conditioned comfort with free WiFi. Kick start your island adventure with a beverage, light snack, and tea or coffee from the fully-stocked bar onboard (food and drinks not included in the ferry price). On arrival at the island, spend your day exploring. Enjoy a wide range of activities including bike riding, snorkeling and guided tours on the island (at your own expense). Purchase food from eateries or general stores or bring along your own packed lunch to savor in the tranquil setting.

Coral Bay Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

4. Coral Bay Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

See amazing coral reefs from the comfort of a glass-bottom boat. With its very shallow draft, spacious layout and superior design, Nhanya-Ku is perfect for taking you over the beautiful coral formations found in the lagoon gardens of the inner reef. This 1-hour coral viewing may be the perfect tour for you to experience all of the wonderful fish and different coral formations without having to get in the water. While on board, a knowledgeable crew will give an informative talk about the many things you’re seeing under the glass. Don't miss this perfect short excursion to make the most of your time in Coral Bay. 

Coral Bay: Ningaloo Reef 3-Hour Turtle Ecotour

5. Coral Bay: Ningaloo Reef 3-Hour Turtle Ecotour

Enjoy a 3-hour Turtle Tour on a glass-bottomed boat - the best way to view turtles feeding in their natural surroundings. Learn about the most commonly found sea turtle species on the Ningaloo Reef which is the Green Sea Turtle. The experienced crew will share their in-depth knowledge of this amazing turtle species and their behavior.  Take the opportunity to view the amazing coral, feed the fish, and snorkel at 2 specially selected sites. Snorkeling equipment, hot drinks, and snacks will be provided.

Whale Watching Cruise from Busselton, Augusta or Dunsborough

6. Whale Watching Cruise from Busselton, Augusta or Dunsborough

Enjoy an exciting and best value whale watching experience in Busselton, Augusta or Dunsborough. Cruise out into the pristine waters to see these lovable marine giants up close. Migrating humpback and southern right whales leave the cold, food rich Antarctic waters and begin arriving around June. Augusta, Busselton and Dunsborough are perfectly placed to view these spectacular wild animals as they make their way past, often stopping off for a rest and play. Geographe Bay, with its usually calm and sheltered waters, means a guided whale watching tour is the best way to see magnificent humpback and southern right whales up-close.

Coral Bay: 2-Hour Coral Viewing and Snorkeling

7. Coral Bay: 2-Hour Coral Viewing and Snorkeling

Enjoy this two-hour snorkel & coral viewing which takes place on board the Nhanya-Ku. Visit the pre-arranged meeting point 15-minutes before the tour commences. After a short meet and greet with your friendly and informative guide, you will then be guided to the departure area on the beach. Within a 2 to 3-minute walk from the meeting location, you will reach your custom designed, glass-bottom boat, the Nhanya-Ku. Not only can you see the reef passing by under the glass you will also have the opportunity to snorkel at two beautiful snorkel sites. Immerse yourself amongst hundreds of tropical fish and view magnificent coral gardens, along with other amazing wildlife that calls the World Heritage Ningaloo Reef home. All your snorkeling equipment is provided on board and your friendly and informative guides will be more than happy to assist with how to use the equipment.

Augusta: Jewel Cave Fully-Guided Tour

8. Augusta: Jewel Cave Fully-Guided Tour

Jewel Cave is the largest show cave in Western Australia, composed of three massive chambers. Visitors are immediately in awe of the sheer enormity of the first chamber, which is also home to one of the longest straw stalactites found in any tourist cave in Australia. Towering crystal formations, growing for many thousands of years, reach up towards delicate and intricate decorations suspended like vines across the ceiling. Hear stories of the "Tasmanian tiger" fossils found in the cave — these animals perished in the darkness after falling into the cave thousands of years ago. After exiting the cave, you'll have the option to take a self-guided walk through the towering karri forest above, during which you'll pass by the natural entrance to the cave, a small vertical shaft in the forest floor.

From Broome: Cape Leveque 4WD Tour & Optional Return Flight

9. From Broome: Cape Leveque 4WD Tour & Optional Return Flight

Just a few kilometers out of Broome, head north on Cape Leveque Road. Journey over rugged terrain on unsealed sections of road to your first stop, Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community. Enjoy morning tea and see the famous pearl-shell alter of the Sacred Heart Church. Head further north to Lombodina, where traditional owners will take you on a guided walk of their community. Visit their craft shop where you will find many local handmade products. Next stop is Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm for a chef prepared lunch followed by an insightful tour of the pearl farm. Enjoy an afternoon swim in the beautiful turquoise waters of Kooljaman. Sit back and relax or stroll along the sandy white beach. Opt for the return scenic flight (must be pre-booked) down the beautiful coast to arrive in Broome at approximately 5:00 PM or head back to Broome by coach, arriving at approximately 7:30 PM.

Broome: 45-Minute Pre-Sunset Cable Beach Camel Ride

10. Broome: 45-Minute Pre-Sunset Cable Beach Camel Ride

On this tour you can admire the views of the ocean as you enjoy a 45-minute camel ride along Cable Beach in Broome. At the starting point, you can check-in with the friendly staff and leave your belongings in the locked vehicle. You will then be introduced to the gorgeous camels, where the staff will allow you to give them a pat and will even take a photo for you on your camera. Once everyone has arrived, you will join together with the group for the safety induction with Alison Bird, Broome's most experienced and longest-serving camel operator. Listen as she tells you about her experience with camels through the West Australian outback, and watch as she carefully shows you how to mount and dismount your camel. You will then have a camel chosen specifically for you to ride. You will be personally assisted on top of your camel by the friendly and well-trained staff. When everyone is on board, it is time for the camel train to make its way down close to the water. Walk along the beach atop your camel and enjoy the fantastic views of the Indian Ocean. The staff will tell you the story of your camel, and you can take the opportunity to ask questions about your personal camel, about camels in general, or about Broome. You can also hand over your camera to the staff for them to take some photographs for you as you enjoy your walk along the beach. Towards the end of the ride, you will be reminded how to safely dismount from your camel. After the ride is over and you are back on the ground, you can say goodbye to your camel and head over to the check-in area to view and/or purchase the professional photos taken during your tour as well as the quality merchandise on offer.

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What people are saying about Western Australia

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 5,380 reviews

The tour was informative, personable, and enjoyable to listen too. Having lived in Perth for over 30 years our guide had many little stories and bits of curiosities that she wove in to make our tour entertaining - would thoroughly recommend to new visitors to this city.

Despite the cold windy weather, the cruise was good, and the Captain was very informative. The food was delicious and the staff were very helpful. Our seating area was comfortable and clean.

Was very professional in the way they helped everyone on board and very informative about the reef and caring about looking after it .

Loved the tour. Nice to have a small group. Only 8 of us and the 2 crew who were very good.

Great value and easy to collect bikes - great service all around thanks