Western Australia
Desert Safaris

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Our most recommended Western Australia Desert Safaris

Marine Eco Safari - Swim With Manta Rays

1. 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 Perth: The Pinnacles Desert Sunset and Star-Gazing Tour

2. From Perth: The Pinnacles Desert Sunset and Star-Gazing Tour

Discover the magic of the Pinnacles Desert on a guided tour. Head west to the Turquoise Coast and keep an eye out for native wildlife. Stop in Lancelin for a walk along the beach. Experience the thrill of sandboarding down giant sand dunes. Board the bus and visit Ngilgen Lookout to see seasonal wildflowers and admire views over the Indian Ocean. Go for a guided walk on the beach at Hangover Bay to see native plants that were used by the Aborigines for food and medicine when they lived off the land. Enjoy dinner at the Observation Deck in the Pinnacles Desert, accompanied by a glass of Margaret River wine. See the sunset over the Indian Ocean and later marvel at the stars with the help of Astro binoculars and a telescope.  See the Rings of Saturn through the telescope and photograph the moon by attaching your smartphone to the telescope.

Perth: Pinnacle Desert Sunset and Stargazing with Dinner

3. Perth: Pinnacle Desert Sunset and Stargazing with Dinner

Heading north away from the city towards Yanchep National Park, you will make a quick comfort stop which will provide an opportunity to see the koalas and kangaroos. From here you will go up the coast towards the magical Pinnacle Desert to view the mystical limestone rock formations. Arriving here in the late afternoon avoids the crowds and heat, and allows for breathtaking sunsets. Experience the moon-like landscape come to life as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean and the moon rises. Once darkness falls, you will head to the fishing town of Cervantes for your included dinner in a traditional Western Australian tavern to soak up a real Australian atmosphere. Following dinner, you will head out into the night to experience the star-filled night sky. You will head back into the Pinnacle Desert to the observation deck to experience the tranquillity of the national park, and view the night sky without light pollution. Once you have had your fill of the enormous night sky, you will return to Perth arriving at approximately 11.00PM.

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What people are saying about Western Australia

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 202 reviews

Enjoyed the sandboarding activity in Lancelin, which is the closest we got to snowboarding. The BBQ dinner at the Pinnacles was great. Despite the sudden cloud cover , the guides managed to find us a spot to star gaze.

We had a great time learning about how the Aboriginal peoples of Australia are off the land and the pinnacles were absolutely beautiful to see st sunset. This was a great tour and would recommend to anyone

A well thought out and run discovery tour with relevant information given in easy to understand format. I would do this tour again on a different season.

Better than expected great tour lucky to have two dives with mantas well supervised and imformative

Where very helpful arranging pick up and drop off point. Great dinner. Star gazing was lots of fun.