Ningaloo In A Day
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Exmouth, Western Australia
- Product code: PSQM5L
Join us for a fully guided day tour, exploring the highlights of Ningaloo Reef and Cape Range National Park - the best of reef and range, all in one day.
Your day begins with pick up from your Exmouth accommodation just before 7am. Your guide will greet you with the coffee or tea of your choice (hot chocolate or juice also available), to enjoy during the drive into Cape Range National Park and our first destination: Yardie Creek (approx. 1 hour 10 minutes). Along the way your guide will provide commentary on the natural and human history of the area, and you may be lucky enough to spot some of the local wildlife: emu, dingo, wallaroos or birds of prey. Upon arrival at Yardie Creek, your guide will brief you on the walk here, which is 2km return and will take 1-1.5 hours. There’s no need to rush here, as you navigate a couple of rocky scrambles with the help of your guide, spot black-flanked rock wallabies, osprey, and shore birds, and stop for photo ops.
Following some morning tea, we’ll then take the 20 minute drive up the coast to Turquoise Bay for a guided drift snorkel at one of Western Australia’s most famous beaches. Your guide will be with you every step of the way, and after fitting you out with snorkel gear, a snorkel and safety briefing, they’ll head into the water with you to point out beautiful corals and marine life. You can expect to see hundreds of colourful reef fish here, vibrant corals, and perhaps even a turtle or reef shark as you drift along with the current.
All of this adventurous activity means you will have worked up an appetite, so following our snorkel at Turquoise Bay we head up to the Milyering Visitor centre where your guide will prepare a fresh lunch while you take a look at the informative displays or the gift shop.
We then make our way back into Exmouth town, with a stop at the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse along the way, to take in the panoramic views of reef, range and Exmouth Gulf.
Your guide will farewell you at your accommodation around 3pm with a promise to have some photos of your adventure available soon for you to enjoy.
∙ This is a fully guided tour: your guide will be with you every step of the way ensuring your enjoyment and safety, in and out of the water. We’ll also share our photos of the day with you, free of charge.
· Spot endangered black flanked rock wallabies and ancient coral formations on your guided walk at Yardie Creek; marvel at the massive osprey nest and the forces of nature that have sculpted this gorge over millenia
· Snorkel the drift snorkel at Turquoise Bay, with your guide in the water beside you pointing out amazing marine life
· Visit Cape Range National Park’s Milyering Visitor Centre – make sure to see the megalodon tooth, life-sized dugong and loggerhead turtle
· Enjoy sweeping views of Ningaloo Reef and Exmouth Gulf from Vlamingh Head lighthouse, and learn about the interesting history of this area. You may also be lucky enough to see some of our estimated 35,000 to 45,000 humpback whales during their annual migration July to early OctoberTour
· Qualified, experienced guide
· Snorkelling gear: Snorkel, mask, fins, wetsuits in season
· Flotation devices if required: PFD (lifejacket, please advise on booking), pool noodle
· Morning tea and lunch – specific dietary requirements (E.g vegetarian, vegan, gluten free) can be catered for, please advise on booking
· Pick up/drop off from your Exmouth town accommodation
· Complementary tour photos taken by your guide
· Please come dressed in weather-appropriate clothing for the Yardie Creek hike: as a minimum you will need enclosed footwear (joggers, hiking sandals), shorts and t-shirt, and a hat
· Sunscreen/zinc. Please consider using ‘reef safe’ sunscreen
· Drinking water – you will need a full water bottle or camel bak/water bladder that can hold at least 1 litre. Your guide will have extra water to top up your water bottle if required.
· Bathers, boardshorts for snorkelling – EAC provide a long-sleeve rashie in the warmer months, wetsuit in the cooler months.
· Camera/phone for photos if you would like