My Red Earth Safaris tour from Perth to Exmouth was something I really looked forward to. I’d heard many good stories about the West Coast and couldn’t wait to explore it myself. And what an ultimate roadtrip it was! In 6 days we drove about 3000 km and saw the most beautiful places…
On Monday the tour started at 7.00 in the morning and began with pick-ups. After a short introduction and secretly looking at our new groupbuddies, our first stop was the Yanchep National Park where we saw WA koalas and went into a limestone cave. The enthusiastic guide told us everything about the cave and showed us some interesting shapes. Back on the road we could enjoy the Western Australian landscape, which is beautiful but a bit boring after a while. At night we stayed in a hostel in Cervantes and watched the amazing Pinnacles at sunset.
The next day it was an early start again and a lot of driving. First stop was Greenough Wildlife Park, where we got to hold baby kangaroos and feed the animals. On our way to Hutt River Province (a country within Australia ruled by one man) we saw the weird horizontal trees which grow like that because of the never ending wind. The group is getting closer and everybody is really friendly.
The third day it was time to explore the beautiful Kalbarri park. We hiked, abseiled and took many photos of Natures Window. This was the Australia you always see in pictures! Red big rock formations, blue cold gorges and amazing views make this experience complete. After Kalbarri we did a lot of driving and with my roadtrip music in my ears, once again I am completely happy. In the afternoon we saw the Stromatolites (the so-called living rocks) and went to Shell Beach, a beach that completely exists out of shells.
On Thursday we had to wake up early to see the famous bottle nose dolphins at Monkey Mia. This is the only place in the world where wild dolphins come to shore to get fed and if you are lucky you get to feed them. Amazing to see those dolphins so close to humans! After the dolphins we spend a lot of time on the road again, the West Coast really is the ultimate roadtrip coast In the afternoon we arrived at a remote cattle station where we spent the night. We went to see the sunset on the beach and enjoy a campfire and a brilliant starry night. It is really nice to see this part of Australia and the farmlife!
Friday it was an easy, relaxed day. We went to Coral Bay to snorkel in the Ningaloo Reef. There was an option to do a glass boat tour or swim with the manta rays, but I just snorkeled off the shore which was absolutely amazing. The Ningaloo reef has more hard coral than the Great Barrier Reef, but it is really beautiful and there are a lot of things to see (like sharks, turtles, rays, lionfish etc). In the evening we headed up to Exmouth to sleep in the Potshot Hotel.
The next day we explored some of Exmouth’s national parks and had a day off at the swimmingpool. The next days I went snorkeling in Turquoise bay and had an awesome time in Exmouth! Red Earth Safaris did a really good job on the whole tour and the driver was very friendly and involved with the group and I met some great people during this trip
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