Day 2-12 Exploring the Western Australia
- 11 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 11 Dinners
This is a flexible and remote area expedition. The itinerary will be adjusted to suit the tidal and weather conditions. Some of the areas you may visit:
The shoals offer some of the best snorkelling and diving opportunities in the world. Conditions permitting, spend 1-2 days at Clerke, Mermaid or Imperieuse reefs for snorkelling and diving opportunities. Guided by a marine biologist, snorkel in the coral gardens of the Aquarium at Clerke Reef, or dive along the sheer vertical walls and through coral canyons. Try a drift snorkel, or beach comb on Bedwell Island, keeping an eye out for the red-tailed tropicbird.
Spend a full day exploring this island group, with opportunities for swimming, snorkelling and birdwatching. Visit Champagne Bay and Turtle Lagoon. Discover Ground Zero of the atomic blast at Trimouille Island, and view the inscribed plinth there marking the site. Green, Hawksbill and flatback turtles are regularly seen here, as are whales and dolphins. The islands are an Important Bird Area, where fairy and roseate terns and sooty oystercatchers congregate.
The waters surrounding the uninhabited Muiron Islands are teeming with marine life. A variety of dive sites are on offer, including swim-throughs and ledges where nudibranchs, eels and angelfish hide. After in-water activities, stretch your legs on a stroll down the beach on these untouched islands.
With your onboard naturalist and historian, explore the archipelago’s pastoral, pearling and indigenous past that is still visible today in the form of ruins and petroglyphs. There are ample opportunities to explore the area’s historical and cultural sites before taking to the azure waters for snorkelling, kayaking and diving.
Ningaloo Coast & Reef
Spend 2-3 days here exploring this stunning coastline from Exmouth to Coral Bay. Snorkel and dive the outer reefs and relax on stunning beaches such as Turquoise Bay. While cruising the ‘Humpback Highway’ down the coast, you can see these majestic whales breach close by. Spend a day with an experienced local operator, with the chance to swim with some of the mega fauna this region is known for.
Explore Depuch Island’s other-worldly volcanic landscape, of significant cultural value to the Ngaluma tribe. See unique geology and petroglyphs dating back thousands of years.