The Why Not Bus is one of the best ways to explore the West Coast of Australia with other young independant travellers without hiring a campervan. Hiring a campervan can be a big expense so if you don’t want to hire a campervan, but still want that road trip vibe, then they Why Not Bus is for you. We run the trip as a family with everyone helping out when it comes to cooking, cleanining and setting up tents.

Western Australia offers so many hidden gems. From turquoise blue waters to red soil, lush green national parks and amazing rock formations. Karijini National Park alone offers some of the most ancient natural landscapes formed more than two billion years ago. With deep gorges, red cliffs, towering waterfalls and emerald green waterholes, this really is a special place to visit. There’s no better way to discover this vast and diverse region than by hopping aboard the legendary “Why Not” bus.

Why choose the why not bus?

What other travellers have said:

“The trip was more than I could have imagined, 2 weeks of laughter, and the spots we saw were incredible. Definitely an experience I’ll never forget. It felt like one big group of friends exploring the coast. I was worried it would feel like a school trip with it being arranged but it didn’t at all! It was stress free, flexible and just great vibes from start to finish! James and Jonny were great, and made the trip! I wish it didn’t have to end! Would 100% recommend!”


Don’t Rush – is the one rule of the Why Not Bus

The Why Not Bus is not your average tour. It’s designed for 18-39 year olds (they dont mind if youre a bit older but young at heart as well). The Why Not Bus are the only tour on the West Coast that runs specifically for Backapackers. The guides on the bus are all young fun and adventurous. You will spend less time on the bus each day; less crack of dawn wake-ups; fun party games at night and you’ll leave having made new freinds for life. They take a more chilled out approach to travelling with longer trips and more flexible schedules.

Budget-Friendly Travel

Traveling on a shoestring budget? No problem. The “Why Not” bus offers an affordable way to see the best of Western Australia without breaking the bank. This is acheivable by keeping food costs down. Unlike a traditional tour, you buy and cook food together as a group. The guides help co-ordinate and if you have any awesome recipe ideas – bring them along. Cooking together is such a bonding experience for the group.

Food costs are approximately $8-$10 per day depending on how fancy you all get. lol. There may be 1 or 2 nights when you all go out as a group together as well. And you are welcome to bring your favorite snacks as well. Everyone will add money to the food fund at the beginning of the trip. Depending on how much is spent, a little more many need to be added or money given back. (You will start with $80 on our Exmouth trips and $100 on our Broome trips to the kitty)

Accommodation in mainly in dorms as well as ECO tents in Karijini National Park, and you will wake up in some of the most dazzling places.

With shared accommodation options, communal meals, and cost-effective transportation. You can stretch your dollars further and make the most of your adventure Down Under.

Where do you sleep?

You will stay at a mixture of Campsites, Caravan Parks, and hostels, as well as ECO Tents in Karijini National Park. If you are camping, a 2 person tent, mattress and a sleeping bag is included.

Mates for life

Traveling solo? Don’t worry, you won’t be alone for long. The “Why Not” bus is a melting pot of cultures, languages, and personalities. Making it the perfect place to meet like-minded adventurers from around the world. After explore some of Australia’s most remote areas, you’ll be swapping travel stories around a campfire. From Exmouth to Broome stopping in at Karijini National Park. You’ll forge connections that will last a lifetime.

Explore Hidden Gems

Western Australia is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes. From ancient gorges and towering forests to pristine coastlines and vibrant coral reefs. Some of the places the “Why Not” bus might take you include:

  • Karijini National Park: Discover the rugged beauty of this ancient landscape, with its plunging gorges, sparkling rock pools, and towering waterfalls.
  • Coral Bay and Ningaloo Reef: Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Ningaloo Reef, one of the world’s largest fringing coral reefs, and swim alongside majestic manta rays, sea turtles, and colorful tropical fish.
  • Margaret River: Indulge your taste buds with some of Western Australia’s finest wines and gourmet delights in the picturesque Margaret River region, known for its world-class wineries, boutique breweries, and artisanal food producers.
  • The Pinnacles Desert: Step into another world as you wander among the eerie limestone pillars of the Pinnacles Desert, formed millions of years ago by the forces of nature.

Eco-Friendly Adventure

As responsible travelers, it’s important to minimize our impact on the environment. The “Why Not” bus is committed to sustainability, offering a more eco-friendly way to explore Western Australia. By sharing transportation with other travellers, you will reduce your carbon footprint and help preserve the natural beauty of this incredible region.

Where does the Why Not Bus go?

8 day Perth to Exmouth tour Explore the Pinnacles, Kalbarri National Park, Shark Bay, Ningaloo World Heritage areas, Monkey Mia Dolphins, Exmouth, Cape Range National Park and more!

12 Day Perth to Broome Explore the Pinnacles, Kalbarri National Park, Shark Bay, Ningaloo World Heritage area, Monkey Mia Dolphins, Exmouth, Cape Range National Park, Karijini National Park and more with our one of a kind Perth to Broome tour. 

13 day Perth TO Exmouth & Karijini Return Tour Explore the Pinnacles, Kalbarri National Park, Shark Bay, Ningaloo World Heritage area, Monkey Mia Dolphins, Exmouth, Cape Range National Park, Karijini National Park and more with our one of a kind Perth to Exmouth and Karijini Return tour

Exmouth TO Broome or Perth – VIA karijini NATIONAL PARK Come with us on an amazing adventure across Australia’s most impressive landscapes – from Exmouth to Broome stopping in at Karijini National Park.

What is included?

  • A guided tour along the West Coast.
  • All accomodation and national park fees.
  • Daily activities including beaches, town and national park visits and hikes. 
  • Pink Lake
  • Monkey Mia Dolphin Experience

What other activies are we are to join while on the tour?

Some of the extra bookable activities are (at own expense):

  • Sea Lion Experience
  • Manta Ray Snorkel or Dive on Ningaloo
  • Quad Bike Tours
  • Humpback or Whale shark swims
  • the above tours are not included in the tour price,

Chat to your guide if there is any activity you would like to do when the trip starts.

It is recommended to book activities like Whale shark and Manta Rays swims in advance as sometimes these fill up. We recommend using Ningaloo Reef Dive and Snorkel in Coral Bay and Exmouth Dive Centre in Exmouth but feel free to use any local provider you prefer. (Pickup location for tours in Exmouth is from Yardie Homestead)

All extra activities are run by external suppliers and whilst we have recommended suppliers, Why Not Bus takes no responsibility for these extra tours or if they get canceled for any reason. 

What do you need to bring?

  • Swim wear
  • Sunscreen
  • A sunhat
  • Insect repellent
  • Warm clothes
  • Walking shoes
  • A torch
  • Sense of Adventure

The bus has usb and 240v power available whilst the bus is driving to charge phones and cameras.

Please limit luggage to one reasonable sized backpack or suitcase (around 15kg) plus one carry on per person. Games, snorkelling and sports gear is available on the bus.

How do i book my spot?

Its simple – give us a call on 0410 624 684 or chat to us live on here or instagram and we will check availability and current specials for you as well as helping answer any further questions you may have. Or email us