7 Day Perth to Exmouth Return Tour

From: $1,895.00

  • Return transfer 
  • 6 nights dorm accommodation
  • West Coast highlight
  • Includes 6 breakfasts 5 lunches 5 dinners
  • Admission to all national parks


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With the Autopia Adventures return tour, Perth is your starting point. Before heading north into Western Australia, a nature lover’s paradise,. Hike down to the Murchison River’s banks and peer through Nature’s Window into an ancient gorge. There will also be an opportunity to test your abseiling skills for those looking for a unique view of the gorge (own expense). A visit to Shark Bay, a World Heritage Site, will leave you in awe of nature’s beauty. Above all, at Monkey Mia, you can marvel at a beach made entirely of tiny shells, meet the world’s oldest living fossils, stromatolites, and watch dolphins play just off shore.


  • Departs Perth  7.25 am
  • Returns to Perth 6 pm


  • Wonder at the limestone outcrops of The Pinnacles in Nambung National Park
  • Uncover the beauty and adventure of Kalbarri National Park and valley views from the Skywalk
  • Early morning hike to Nature’s Window, The Z-Bend and cliff top views of Murchison Gorge
  • Visit the World Heritage Listed Shark Bay, to experience a wild dolphin encounter at Monkey Mia
  • Stroll along Shell Beach made entirely of tiny white cockle shells and oldest living fossils, The Stromatolites
  • Snorkel the Ningaloo Reef and discover the underwater world of Coral Bay
  • Opportunity to swim with Manta Rays or Whalesharks
  • Relax & unwind in the clear waters of Turquoise Bay
  • Guided tour of Cape Range National Park with spectacular lighthouse views

Your travel itinerary

Kick off your adventure with a guided tour through the Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park, before enjoying lunch by the sea at Jurien Bay and journey up Indian Ocean Drive for some stunning coastal views. Stopping off at the must-see attraction just outside of Geraldton, known as the Pink Lake located off the coral coast highway (conditions permitting). Then it’s on to the seaside town of Kalbarri for our overnight accommodation. Meals: Lunch & Dinner. Accom: Kalbarri YHA Backpackers Shared Dormitory (with shared bathroom) or similar alternative. Driving Distance: 575km. Hike Distance: 2km.

Rise early for a magical start to the day, with a photo opportunity at sunrise at either Nature’s Window or the Kalbarri Skywalk. Visit the marvels of The Murchison Gorge and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park where water has carved its way through sandstone. Witness bright pops of colour here during wildflower season (spring). After lunch by the River mouth in Kalbarri we travel on towards Monkey Mia with plenty of comfort stops along the way before arriving at our accommodation by the beach. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner. Accom: RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort Backpackers Shared Dormitory (with shared bathroom) or similar alternative. Options: Kalbarri Abseiling Z-Bend (suspended until late 2022). Driving Distance: 450km. Hike Distance: 3km.

You’ll have most of the day to explore the Ningaloo Reef, Australia’s largest Fringe reef, at your own leisure. Choose to join a boat tour or enjoy free time to experience the beautiful beaches Coral Bay has to offer. Go for a stroll on the beach and check out the shark nursery, swim with the manta rays (additional cost) or go for a snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef only metres from shore. This evening we take the short drive up the peninsula to Exmouth and check into our accommodation for two nights in the town centre. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner. Accom: Potshot Hotel Resort Backpackers Shared Dormitory (with shared bathroom) or similar alternative. Options: Swim with Manta Rays, Snorkel Ningaloo Reef, Glass Bottom Boat Tours. Driving Distance: 155km.

Visit the town of Carnarvon and one of the local banana or mango plantations (seasonal). Enjoy lunch on the waterfront of Carnarvon, before stopping off for a photo opportunity overlooking the Murchison River. Refreshments stop along the way at Billabong for coffee & ice-creams. Before arriving at our final overnight destination in Geraldton. The group will enjoy their final dinner together at The Murchison Tavern after a long day of driving, discounted meals available at guests’ own expense. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. Accom: Geraldton Backpackers on the Foreshore Shared Dormitory (with shared bathroom) or similar alternative. Driving Distance: 785km.

*Due to extensive cyclone damage in 2021 Northbrook Farmstay is closed and an alternative accommodation provider in the region has been sourced. Geraldton Backpackers on the Foreshore has kindly offered to host us, until such time as the property can be rebuilt.

Enjoy the HMAS Sydney Memorial with stunning views of Geraldton. Take a walk along the 3 bay walk at Green Head before wandering amongst Stromatolites of Lake Thetis. Have a lavender ice cream at the Yanchep Lavender farm before kicking back on the bus as we head into Perth with drop off starting around 6:00pm. Meals: Breakfast. Driving Distance: 465km.

Autopia Tours reserves the right to alter tour routes or itinerary schedules during seasonal weather fluctuations, park closures, and for operational reasons.


  • 6 Nights’ accommodation (hostel/resort)
  • Meals 6 x breakfast, 5 x lunch, 5 x dinner
  • Admission to 4 National Parks
  • Dolphin experience fees
  • Guided walks (up to ~9km, grade 1-4)
  • Hosted by an experienced driver-guide
  • Air-conditioned small group touring

Age Limit

Adults 18+ in a shared dormitory room are eligible for this Autopia tour’s (Per Person) pricing. Unsuitable for youngsters under the age of 17.

Important info before travel

  • A sense of adventure
  • 2L refillable water bottle
  • hat
  • sunglasses and sunscreen
  • a towel and toiletries
  • bathing suits or other swimwear
  • all-weather clothing (for extreme day/night conditions)
  • comfortable walking shoes closed shoes
  • 15kg overnight bag
  • small day pack
  • flashlight
  • headlamp or torch
  • insect repellent
  • camera!

What is a suitable age for this tour?

Child policy for this tour is 6 years old and over, due to the nature of this tour, it’s not suitable for infants or children 5 years and under. Children aged between 6 to 17 years old are required to stay in standard private accommodation and must be accompanied by a legal guardian or adult.

How fit do I need to be for this tour?

A minimum moderate level of fitness is required to complete the walks. The length of walks will be between 2km to 3km each day, often over steep rocky sections and in direct sunlight and high humidity. An approximate 8km walk is included in this tour. Embarking on walks will be at the guide’s discretion to ensure the safety of guests.  Therefore a medium/high level of fitness is required and a doctor’s certificate is required for people over 70 years (30-days prior to travel).

Do you cater to special dietary requirements?

Yes, please notify us if you have any dietary requirements or medical conditions at the time of booking, or at least a few days prior to departure, that way we can make any necessary arrangements.

What type of food do we eat on tour?

Most of the meals are prepared by our tour guides with basic camping-style food options and on occasions, they will be provided by our accommodation providers onsite. Guests are asked to participate in the preparation of meals, clean-up, and vehicle unpacking/loading as it’s a great way to get to know and connect with your fellow travellers.

Are National Park fees included in the tour cost?

Autopia Tours includes Parks Australia fees within the tour price, this covers our guests for a 4 x National Parks which include Nambung, Kalbarri, Monkey Mia Conservation, and Cape Range National Parks. Park Passes are not available for purchase by guests not traveling onboard our tours.

Where do we stay overnight?

Given the limited accommodation options in these regions, on occasions, we need to split our group across different properties based on the room fare type requirements. Guests booking a Basic Dorm Bed are paired with other solo travelers in a room, where possible of the same gender but not guaranteed. Here is a list of the properties we use, or a similar alternative.

  • Night 1 – Kalbarri Backpackers YHA – services Dormitory Beds with shared bathroom facilities (PXR7-B) only
  • Night 1 – Pelicans Nest Kalbarri – services Private Double/Twin/Single Rooms with ensuite bathroom (PXR7-S, PXR7-P) only
  • Night 2 – RAC Monkey Mia Resort & BPs – services both Dormitory Beds and Private Double/Twin/Single Rooms with shared facilities (PXR7-B, PXR7-S, PXR7-P)
  • Night 3 – Ningaloo Coral Bay Resort & BPs – services both Dormitory Beds and Private Double/Twin/Single Rooms with shared facilities (PXR7-B, PXR7-S, PXR7-P)
  • Night 4 & 5 – Potshot Hotel Resort & BPs – services both Dormitory Beds with shared facilities and Private Double/Twin/Single Rooms with ensuite Bathroom (PXR7-B, PXR7-S, PXR7-P)
  • Night 6 – Geraldton on the Foreshore BPs – services both Dormitory Beds and Private Double/Twin/Single Rooms with shared facilities (PXR7-B, PXR7-S, PXR7-P)

What kind of vehicle do we travel in for this Exmouth to Perth tour?

We use 24-seater Mitsubishi Rosa mini-buses for this trip, this vehicle makes moving people easy, safe, and comfortable. With high back seats and large windows for unobstructed views. The maximum number of passengers we carry on this 7-Day tour is 21 people, with a minimum requirement of 8 people to guarantee the departure.

How much luggage can I bring on tour?

We ask that guests travelling on short break/extended tours bring small soft overnight bags and hand luggage only as we have limited storage onboard our vehicles. Large suitcases and oversized luggage can be left at your hotel whilst you are on tour. This tour is not suitable for anyone who requires the use of a mobility-aid, wheelchair, walker, and or stroller.

Do I require travel insurance for Western Australia?

It is recommended that all passengers have personal travel insurance, given we’re actively exploring remote parts of the west coast of Australia with limited access to health professionals in the event of sickness or injury.  Autopia Tours is not authorised to provide information on the type of plan or policy options available. This can be provided by an accredited local travel agent or from your preferred insurance company.

What is the temperature like in Western Australia?

The weather in Western Australia can fluctuate and be extreme at times. It is not unheard of for temperatures to reach over 40+ degrees Celsius during the day and in the evening the temperature drops dramatically. Please ensure you have checked the average temperatures for the time of year you are travelling and have packed adequate clothing. In the event of rain or inclement weather, your experience will still go ahead, unless contacted by the provider.

What is your Vaccination Policy?

In accordance with current Government regulations, it is no longer a requirement to be double vaccinated, although we do highly recommend it.

Our COVID Statement

For your safety, we have implemented comprehensive hygiene measures and increased regular sanitation. Temperature checks of all staff will be conducted pre-departure, with disposable face masks and hand-sanitizer provided. For more information click here.

Kalbarri Abseil – for 2 descents beginner level [day2 option] – book onboard payable direct
Start the day with adventure by abseiling down the gorge walls in Kalbarri National Park with Kalbarri Abseil. No previous experience is necessary, as full training will be provided on-site. All equipment was provided also. Get photos on your own camera, as guests not participating can take photos for you!

Swim with Manta Rays on the Ningaloo Reef with Coral Bay Ecotours [day4 option] – require pre-bookings, please contact us
Enjoy a 5-6 hour tour of the Ningaloo Reef with Coral Bay Ecotours. The day includes all equipment, including a short-length wetsuit if required, morning and afternoon tea, and a buffet-style lunch of cold meats and salads. Enjoy the underwater dance of the manta rays as well as 2 reef snorkels where you will see beautiful fish, corals, and possibly sea turtles and reef sharks! They’ll also make a visit to the turtle sanctuary, where you can view turtles coming up for a breath in the shallows. (competent swimmers only).

Glass Bottom Boat on the Ningaloo Reef with Coral Bay Ecotours [day4 option] – book onboard payable direct
Join Coral Bay Ecotours for a tour of the Ningaloo Reef on board their glass bottom boat. Learn about the tropical and temperate fish and corals you see under the glass. Choose between a 1,2 or 3-hour journey. The 1 hour is glass viewing only. The 2-hour journey includes viewing through the glass and a snorkel site. The 3-hour includes viewing through the glass, snorkeling and a visit to the turtle sanctuary, where you can view turtles feeding and coming up for air in the shallows. Your skipper can even try to get the turtles under the glass for you! Snorkel tours include equipment.

NOTE: Guests are not able to book Whaleshark Swims on [day4] as they return after the bus has already left Coral Bay. All optional activities in Coral Bay must be finished by 3:45-4:00pm at the latest.

Whaleshark swim with Exmouth Dive [day5 option] – require pre-bookings, please contact us
(Seasonal March to August) Get set for an unforgettable day, as you head out to swim next to the biggest fish in the sea, the whale shark! This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience and one that you will never forget! Start the day with a reef snorkel, where you can explore the coral gardens and view beautiful fish. You may even spot a sea turtle or reef shark! Then experience the awe of swimming alongside the whale shark, which is typically 5-10m in length here! All equipment is provided, including a wet suit if required. Morning and afternoon tea and a delicious lunch are also included. (competent swimmers only)

Humpback Whale swim with Exmouth Dive [day5 option] – require pre-bookings, please contact us
(Seasonal August to October) Join us for an unforgettable day out on the water. Start the day with a reef snorkel, where you can enjoy the beautiful coral gardens and fish. You may even spot some turtles or reef sharks! Then they’ll head out in search of humpback whales and whale sharks with the help of a spotter plane. The humpback whale swim is dependent on the willingness of the whales to be part of the tour. In the event the whales are uncooperative, the plane will search for another group. Should a whale shark be spotted on the day also, guests can upgrade their ticket to include a whale shark swim for an additional $110. All equipment is included as well as a wetsuit if required. Morning and afternoon tea and buffet-style lunch are supplied also. (competent swimmers only)

*Please note these tours are not operated by us and can have different terms and conditions. We recommend you contact the operator directly via their websites for booking details and terms and conditions. Weather can impact these tours, which is outside of our control. Tours may be canceled, in which case a full refund will be issued by the operator. As we are dealing with wildlife, they are always expected but never guaranteed.

Get Lost Travel Pty Ltd wishes to acknowledge All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters on which we live, operate, and travel through. We pay our respects to their Elders past present and emerging and recognise their continuous connection and contribution to country, community and culture.

Our Contract 

All bookings are made with Get Lost Travel Pty Ltd (ABN 94 143 929 962) (us/we). By booking a trip with us you have agreed to be bound by the terms and conditions set out in these booking conditions. Your booking will be accepted by us on this basis. The services to be provided are those referred to in your booking confirmation and/or invoice. Accredited Bus Number: AC003612.


Dates and itineraries are valid until 31 March 2025, effective from 01 August 2023 dates and itineraries are indicative only.

Standard Conditions 

Any references to ‘GLT’, ‘we’, ‘our’ and ‘us’ equates to Get Lost Travel Pty Ltd, which applies to the following GLT brands and entities below Autopia Tours, Wildlife Tours Australia, Walking Country, Wayoutback Australian Safaris, Australian Bus Charters & Tailormade Touring, Boutique Touring Company and Geelong & Bellarine Tours.

Please take the time to read and understand the conditions of booking set out below prior to booking a trip with us.

We strongly recommend that you also read the information relating to your product or service prior to booking to ensure that you understand the itinerary, style and physical demands of the tour you are undertaking. GLT will not be held responsible for passengers failing to familiarise themselves with the booking terms and conditions.

Although every effort is made, GLT shall not be liable for any illness, injury, damages, loss, delay or failure to join the tour that may occur due to factors beyond our control. We highly recommend all passengers have travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage, should they have to cancel a trip at the last minute.

GLT reserves the right to modify routes or itineraries, vehicle types, fares, days of operation, or even cancel tours when unforeseen circumstances arise. This is especially true during seasonal weather fluctuations and/or during park closures due to traditional landowner ceremonies. Other accredited tour operators may be used from time to time on some tours.

Fares are shown in Australian Currency and are correct at time of printing but are subject to change.

Traveller Information 

For us to confirm your travel arrangements, you must provide all requested details at the time of booking. Your full name, contact details, email address, dietary requirements (if applicable), nationality, or Australian postcode and any pre-existing medical conditions you have that may affect your ability to complete your travel arrangements.

For more information about how we treat your personal information, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

Booking Terms and Conditions 

Customers Responsible Travel

The customer shall comply with all Government (Federal, State, and Territory) conditions of entry into Australia and/or at the time of travel for tour and transport services.

In the event that a traveler needs to cancel unexpectedly due to visa restrictions, a medical condition, family reasons, or changes to regulations imposed by the government, the operator shall apply discretion when applying cancellation policies in these circumstances. The operator reserves the right to withhold such a reasonable sum to cover administrative expenses and other losses, dependent on when notice of cancellation is given by the customer.

It was previously recommended by the Department of Health that commercial passenger vehicle drivers and passengers wear fitted face masks whilst in transit to minimise the spread of the virus. This is no longer mandatory, but rather at the driver’s or traveler’s own discretion. Some remote regions have limited access to RAT tests, so multi-day travelers are still advised to bring some along.

In the unlikely event that a traveller must leave a tour midway after it has commenced, or attempt to join a tour after departure, the operator is not required to reimburse any aspects of the tour that they did not participate in. As part of this, the traveler is responsible for any relocation expenses incurred from the point of departure to their nominated destination and is the traveller’s responsibility and will not be reimbursed.

Note: Different cancellation conditions may apply if/when booked through third-party agents. Your travel consultant will advise if differences apply. Travelers are strongly advised to purchase personal cancellation insurance at the time of booking.

Cancellations & Refund Policy 

Cancellation by the Traveller 

We understand that travel plans can sometimes change, if you cancel some or all portions of your booking the cancellation terms set out below will apply. A cancellation will only take effect when we receive written confirmation that you have sent to your relevant booking agent notifying them of your cancellation.

If you wish to change or cancel a trip:

Day Trips 

(a) 0 to 1 day / within 24-hrs from the experience start time or failure to board on tour:
● will result in a 100% cancellation fee / full fare forfeiture of the ticket price and not eligible for a refund; or
(b) 2 to 6 days prior to the departure:
● will result in a 50% cancellation fee, to cover unrecoverable tour expenses; or
(c) 7+ days prior to the departure:
● we will refund the full balance paid by you in connection with your booking; or
● flexible date changes – unlimited supply of free date changes available; or
● alternatively, we can issue a credit voucher for the amount paid to travel on another day

Short Break / Extended Tours

(a) 0 to 14 days before the departure date or failure to board on tour:
● will result in a 100% cancellation fee / full fare forfeiture of the ticket price and not eligible for a refund; or
(b) 14 to 29 days prior to the departure:
● will result in a 50% cancellation fee, to cover unrecoverable tour expenses; or
(c) 30+ days prior to the departure:
● we will refund the full balance paid by you in connection with your booking; or
● flexible date changes – unlimited supply of free date changes available; or
● alternatively, we can issue a credit voucher for the amount paid to travel on another day

Any credit travel voucher resulting from a cancellation under (Cancellation by the Traveller) has an expiry date of 3 years and may be applied towards any other available trip offered by us. This credit is transferable on experiences, however not redeemable for cash.

Note different cancellation conditions may apply if/when booked through third-party agents, your travel consultant will advise if differences apply. We strongly advise travellers to take out personal cancellation insurance at the time of booking.

Cancellation by the Operator 

Our trips are guaranteed to depart once minimum group sizes have been met for the tour, unless it specifically states otherwise (refer to Product Fact Sheets) or in the event of a Force Majeure (refer below) resulting in the cancellation of a trip.

We may cancel a trip at any time up to 3-days (Day Trips) and 14-days (Short-Break / Extended Tours) before departure. Alternatively we do have the right to cancel a trip at any time prior to departure if external events occur that deem it not viable for us to operate the planned itinerary.

Standard Cancellation 

If we the tour operator cancel your trip, we can offer you a choice of:
(a) a 100% reimbursement of monies paid for your trip
(b) transfer amounts paid to an alternative departure date or tour operated by GLT; or
(c) issued with a credit travel voucher to the amount paid for your trip, valid for 3-years

Force Majeure Cancellation 

If a trip is cancelled due to a ‘Force Majeure Event’, we can offer you a choice of:
(a) a 100% credit voucher of monies paid for your trip; or
(b) a refund minus unrecoverable costs.

If the cancellation due to a ‘Force Majeure Event’ occurs after a trip has commenced, we can offer you a choice of a pro-rata:
(a) 110% credit voucher for the days that remain on your trip; or
(b) refund minus unrecoverable costs of the days that remain on your trip.

Any credit travel voucher resulting from a cancellation as mentioned in (Cancellation by the Traveller):
● 3-year expiry date and may be applied towards any other available trip offered by GLT;
● are not redeemable for cash;
● excludes flights or insurance as they will have their own booking conditions

In circumstances where the cancellation is due to external events outside our reasonable control, refunds will be less than any unrecoverable costs. GLT cannot be held responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking including but not limited to visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess, or non-refundable flights.

“Force Majeure Event” includes but is not limited to: acts of God; war; civil commotion; riot; blockade or embargo; fire; explosion; breakdown; union dispute; earthquake; epidemic, pandemic or other health emergency; flood; windstorm or other extreme weather event; lack or failure of courses of supply; passage of any law, order, proclamation, regulation, ordinance, demand, requisition or requirement or any other act of any government authority, beyond the reasonable control of the parties, whether or not foreseeable, which would make it dangerous or not viable for a trip to commence or continue.

Acceptance of Risk

Australia is home to a wide range of dangerous animals, extreme weather conditions, and varied terrain. Experiencing these dangers while camping, hiking, or passing time outside may increase your personal risk. Safety is our number one priority and our guides are highly trained to ensure passenger safety at all times. Get Lost Travel Pty Ltd cannot accept responsibility for any loss, injury, or accident caused by passengers onboard our tours.

Travel Insurance

We recommend all guests have personal travel insurance which should be taken out at the time of booking prior to tour departure. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident death, 24/7 medical expenses, and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of US$ 200,000 for each of the categories of cover.

We also strongly recommend it covers cancellation curtailment, COVID-19 cover, personal liability, and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have travel insurance connected to your credit card or bank account please ensure you have details of the participating insurer, the insurance policy number, and the emergency contact number with you rather than the bank’s name and credit card details.

Alcohol Policy

Alcohol is not permitted on board our vehicles. We reserve the right to refuse re-entry if passengers are overly intoxicated and pose a threat to other passengers, our driver, or our vehicle. We also reserve the right to advise at any time prior to departure and whilst in operation, that alcohol is no longer permitted. The legal drinking age in Australia is 18 years old, photo ID is required.