Our Longest WA Tours Adventure
13 day Perth TO EXMOUTH & Karijini Return Tour
How IT Works
Join us on an amazing drive from Perth to Karijini via Exmouth and see Australia’s most impressive landscapes.
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. If you would like to continue to Broome after Karijini check out our Perth to Broome Trip.
For this tour you will join our Perth to Broome passengers for 12 days to Karijini via Exmouth, from there the trip splits and you stay on the Why Not Bus for your ride back to Perth.
With most passengers between 18-35 and young enthusiastic guides we are the only West Coast tour just for backpackers! Become part of the Why Not Bus family! Laugh your ass off with your new friends, share funny experiences or bust out the red cups for some competitive party fun. We encourage everyone to be who they want to be! Experience true freedom hundreds of kms from the ‘Real World’!
Whilst the trip is predominantly camping there is a mixture of accomodation on the trip with nights split between bush camps, caravan parks, hostels and glamping. This allows you to experience a little bit of everything. We tow a custom camping trailer along, loaded with a kitchen, fridge, games, tents, sleeping bags and mattresses. All you need to bring is yourself, a sense of adventure and the desire to see the real Australia!
PERTH TO KARIJINI
RETURN TOUR Details
Start: 9.30am, Most second Saturdays from Billabong Backpackers, Highgate, Perth, Australia.
Finish: approximately 7.00pm Thursday, Day 13 at Billabong Backpackers, Highgate, Perth, Australia (Return Tour)
(We recommend if you are flying out of Perth once the trip finishes to book the flight for the next day incase of any unforeseen circumstances)
Destination: North West, WA
Style: Backpacker Camping Tour
- Sept – 14th,28th
- Oct – 12th,26th
- Nov – 9th,23rd
- Dec 7th
- Mar – 14th, 28th
- Apr – 4th, 18th
- May – 9th, 23rd
- Jun – 6th, 20th
- Jul – 4th, 18th
- Aug – 1st, 15th
- Sep – 12th, 26th
- Oct – 10th, 24th
- Nov – 7th, 21st
- Dec – 5th
13 day Perth-Exmouth-Karijini-Perth:
$1599+($29 optional camping gear rental)
- National Park Fees
- Monkey Mia Dolphin Entry Fee
- 2 Nights Hostel Dorm
- 2 Nights Karijini Glamping tents
- 5 Nights Bush/Beach Camping
- 3 Nights Holiday Resort Camping
- Hikes/Daily activities
(Accomodation may vary slightly on some trips due to weather, school holidays or other circumstances)
How IT Works
Join us on an amazing drive from Perth to Broome and see Australia’s most impressive landscapes.
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.
For this tour you will join us for our ENTIRE trip up to Exmouth. After, travel to Karijini eco retreat then back to Perth
Spend two days in Karijini National Park. Be ready to hike and swim through the many gorges. This really is one of Australia’s most unique National Parks! on Wednesday afternoon start the drive back to Perth arriving on Thursday evening.
The trailer is armed with a kitchen, fridge, snorkelling gear, games, tents, sleeping bags and mattresses. All you need to bring is yourself, a sense of adventure and the desire to see the real Australia!
Become part of the Why Not Bus family! Laugh your ass off with your new friends, share funny experiences or bust out the red cups for some competitive party fun. We encourage everyone to be who they want to be! Experience true freedom hundreds of kms from the ‘Real World’!
To save you $$$’s we have kept the trip price low giving you the option to add additional activities along the way.
– Accommodation and National park fees included; We camp throughout the trip at a mixture of holiday parks, bush campsites and hostels. All Accommodation and National Park fees are included in the trip price. (Occasionally during extreme weather conditions you may be required to pay an extra $10-$15 on top of the trip price for emergency alternative accommodation options).
– Food; At the beginning of each trip we all put in $80 into a ‘food fund’. This is then used to buy ingredients that make up the delicious feasts we eat along the way. The overall food costs vary from trip to trip but you can expect to spend between $5 to $10 a day for food. (Overall food costs for the trip may require a little extra to be added to the $80 during the trip or some money refunded to you from the $80 at the end)
– Sleeping bag/ Mattress/tent rental; To cover cleaning and repair costs, these can be rented for the duration of the trip for $10per person. Our tents accommodate 2 people.
Sea Lion Boat Trip: Take a 2hr boat trip to the Jurien Bay Marine Park on Day 2 where you will snorkel and see the local sea Lion population ($70) *Why Not Bus Exclusive
– Whale Shark Swim; An all day experience that includes swimming with these magnificent creatures, a warm-up reef snorkel and a delicious lunch for the cheapest price in town at $380 (Exmouth on day 9).
– Surfing; Take a surf Lesson or board rental in Exmouth, ($60 or $25 respectively) *Why Not Bus exclusive
– Ningaloo Manta Ray Tour; Spend an epic day at Ningaloo reef in coral bay on Day 6. snorkel the outer reef and later swim with 2-3m manta rays ($145)
– Rent a Kayak; Paddle through the world Heritage eco systems of Shark bay and Ningaloo reef
-Snorkel Rental; 2 days snorkel rental in coral bay ($10)
(All extra activities are operated by external suppliers and not by Why Not Bus)
Day 1 - Perth to Pinnacles
Before we start our one of a kind Perth to Broome Tour, we set off to the local shops and stock up on food for our delicious home cooked meals. We then head north with our first stop along the way for a quick lunch. Enjoy the impressive views along Indian Ocean drive and then explore the pinnacles desert. A short drive brings us to our camp site where we kick back for the night. Watch the sunset with your new mates and enjoy a beer!
Day 2 - Geraldton and the Pink Lake
We head to the beach for the morning or optional Sea Lion Experience before heading towards Geraldton and then the spectacular Pink Lake for some rad photo ops! The campsite tonight is at the scenic lucky bay, walk the sand dunes or swim as the sun goes down. There is plenty of space at the campsite so time to turn the music up and let your hair down for the night.
Day 3 - Kalbarri National Park
Day 4 - Shark Bay
This Morning we drive into the World Heritage site of Shark Bay. Check out Shell Beach, relax and swim in the crystal clear water. It’s now time for a bit of luxury staying at Monkey Mia Dolphin resort. After dinner and an amazing sunset you can head down to the jetty and spot wildlife with your torch or kick back on the beach.
Day 5 - Monkey Mia, Dolphins & Carnarvon
Wake up and walk 50m down to the water’s edge. It’s time to meet the famous Monkey Mia Dolphins, if you are lucky you will get to feed flipper his scaly breakfast! We hit the road mid morning and travel to Carnarvon to resupply. The campsite is a short drive north of here where we will settle in for the night.
Day 6 - Coral Bay
We roll into coral bay and set up camp. There are now essentially two free days to explore, Snorkel the amazing reef, (Optional Fishing charter, diving, whale shark tours) or just sit with your new friends on the beach and enjoy this special place. Usually things will kickoff pretty early and by late afternoon everyone is ready to blow off some steam and party up! Truth or Dare anyone? Our campsite is 5 min walk from the beach and everything else in town. You will fall in love with this place the moment you arrive!
Day 7 - Coral Bay
Extra free day in coral bay! Today you can really see the reef at its finest, only meters from the beach are huge coral formations and large fish. If you are lucky you might swim alongside a turtle or friendly reef shark! (Optional Fishing charter, diving, Manta Ray Tours, whale shark tours)
Day 8 - Exmouth
Today we head up to Exmouth, Once camp is setup we head down to one of their amazing beaches for the afternoon. If the conditions are right you can try out a bit of surfing on some nice, chilled beginner waves.
Day 9 - Cape Range National park, Whale Sharks, Ningaloo Reef
Today travel to the Cape Range National Park for a bit of hiking and a snorkel at the award winning Turquoise Bay. Optional Whale Shark swim. (If conditions aren’t right for surfing on day 8 but are good we can go for a morning surf)
Day 10 - EXMOUTH to Karijini
Travel inland to the red earthed heart of the Pilbara. Keep an eye out the window for wildlife and maybe even a cheeky dingo. Arrive at Karijini Eco retreat this afternoon.
Day 11 - Karijini National Park: Day 1
Today Explore Knox gorge, Hancock Gorge and hike down into Kermits Pool for a refreshing swim. Then walk Weano Gorge and visit Handrail Pool. We also check out Oxers, Junction Pool & Jofre lookouts.
Day 12 - Karijini National Park: Day 2
Today Head to Dales Gorge and down to Circular Pool for a swim. Now hike 1.5 km through Dales Gorge to Fortesque Falls. This afternoon we say goodby to the group heading up to Broome and start our journey back to Perth. Tonight we will do our last bit of bush camping.
Day 13 - Travel to Perth
Day 13 is spent on the bus heading back towards Perth. Arrive in Perth on Thursday evening.