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Ningaloo, Whalesharks, Margaret River & Uluru

Suggested months: June, July, August.

You will discover the wonders of Ningaloo Marine Park, where you will be captivated by swimming with Whale Sharks, stunning coral reefs, along with the opportunity to spot a myriad of tropical fish, Manta Rays, dolphins, dugongs and reef sharks. Venturing south to Margaret River, experience the acrobatics of migrating Humpback Whales with options to taste some of the region's famous wine labels.

Upon arrival into Alice Springs, you will start an exploration of the inspiring landscapes, wildlife and Aboriginal culture of the Red Centre, including the awe-inspiring rock formations of Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Mount Conner and oasis of Kings Canyon.

Highlights of this wildlife vacation include:

  • Swimming with Whale Sharks and snorkelling the world’s largest fringing coral reef at Ningaloo
  • Viewing Humpback Whales as they make their epic migration past Augusta
  • Visit to the world's most famous rock, Uluru along with Kata Tjuta and Mt Conner
  • Rim walk around the botanically rich Kings Canyon, home to numerous bushbirds
  • Exploration of Aboriginal culture and history including Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience

Minimum Suggested Trip: 12 days - 4 days Exmouth/Ningaloo, 4 days Margaret River/Perth, 4 days Red Centre/Uluru

Price Guideline: Typically, the budget for small group touring packages across Australia excluding flights is:
4-star: Minimum AUD $400 per person per day (USD $300)
3-star: Minimum AUD $250 per person per day (USD $170)

Margaret River Ningaloo & Exmouth
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Type: Groups,Shared

Duration: Full Day - Ningaloo & Exmouth

Deluxe Whaleshark Swim

The opportunity to swim with the Whaleshark is one of the world’s greatest interactive marine encounters. This fish, the largest of the shark family and the largest fish in the world at an average of 12 meters (40 foot) in length, is a harmless plankton eater, with their graceful and passive nature providing an unforgettable day out on the waters of the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Marine Park.

Educational talks from on-board marine biologists, provide a fascinating insight into the rich biodiversity found in the area. Guests will be entertained by Bottlenose and Australian Humpback Dolphins, with a keen eye occasionally spotting Dugongs as they surface to take breath.

About Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo: As the region’s original eco-tourism operation, Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo is synonymous with experiencing the aquatic treasures of the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef Marine Park. Debbie & Mark Ferguson have been involved taking ecotours around Western Australia for over 20 years, managing the operations of a number of boats in various locations. The team is proud to specialise in small group tours for Whale Shark swims, Humpback Whale swims & watching, scuba diving and snorkelling and is active in numerous conservation projects including Whale Sharks, turtles and Manta Rays.

Seasonal highlights

Winter: Jun-Aug - Fish & Marine Invertebrates

Coral Spawn & Plankton reaches its highest concentration, Whale Sharks seen until the end of July Manta Rays around Exmouth, Parrotfish, Butterflyfish, Angelfish, Damselfish, Cardinalfish, Scissor Tails, Groper, Coral Trout, Nudibranches, Grey Nurse Sharks congregate around the Navy Pier competing for space with the Whitetip Reef Sharks and Wobbegongs.

Winter: Jun-Aug - Marine Mammals

Over 30,000 individual west coast Humpback Whales migrate to the area (opportunity to swim with them from July onwards) with Orcas prevalent. Pseudo Orcas, Minke Whales, Pilot Whales, Short-beaked Common Dolphins, Spinner Dolphins are occasionally sighted whilst Bottlenose and Australian Humpback Dolphins are abundant.

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Duration: Full Day

Outer Reef or Islands Scuba Dive & Snorkel

The Muiron Islands and Ningaloo Marine Park, is regarded as one of the most beautiful underwater wilderness areas in Australia. Upon cruising out across the pristine waters, guests will spend the day exploring different snorkel and dive sights accessible by boat only, with Dolphins, Rays and Turtles all regular encounters.

Snorkellers will be delighted to see colourful tropical fish including Parrotfish, Butterflyfish, Angelfish and Anemonefish amongst the spectacular coral bombies. Three species of turtle, Olive Sea Snakes, Manta Rays, Reef Sharks and surreal Nudibranches are highlights for enthusiasts. Free Nitrox for is available on all dives free of charge, with PADI Courses & Discover Scuba available for any unqualified visitors.

About Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo: As the region’s original eco-tourism operation, Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo is synonymous with experiencing the aquatic treasures of the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef Marine Park. Debbie & Mark Ferguson have been involved taking ecotours around Western Australia for over 20 years, managing the operations of a number of boats in various locations. The team is proud to specialise in small group tours for Whale Shark swims, Humpback Whale swims & watching, scuba diving and snorkelling and is active in numerous conservation projects including Whale Sharks, turtles and Manta Rays.

 

Seasonal highlights

Winter: Jun-Aug - Fish & Marine Invertebrates

Coral Spawn & Plankton reaches its highest concentration, Whale Sharks seen until the end of July Manta Rays around Exmouth, Parrotfish, Butterflyfish, Angelfish, Damselfish, Cardinalfish, Scissor Tails, Groper, Coral Trout, Nudibranches, Grey Nurse Sharks congregate around the Navy Pier competing for space with the Whitetip Reef Sharks and Wobbegongs.

Winter: Jun-Aug - Marine Mammals

Over 30,000 individual west coast Humpback Whales migrate to the area (opportunity to swim with them from July onwards) with Orcas prevalent. Pseudo Orcas, Minke Whales, Pilot Whales, Short-beaked Common Dolphins, Spinner Dolphins are occasionally sighted whilst Bottlenose and Australian Humpback Dolphins are abundant.

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Type: Groups,Shared

Duration: 2.5 hours (approx)

Augusta Whale Watching

The picturesque seaside town of Augusta is one of the best locations in Australia to view Humpback Whales as they make their epic migration north, filling the beautiful Flinders Bay area. Each year from late May, travellers will experience male Humpback Whales competing for the attention of females through various behaviours including breaching and thunderous tail slaps.

This area is also a critical calving area for the endangered Southern Right Whale in July and August, with the species resting before their migration to the feeding grounds in Antarctica in the Spring. Minke Whales and the largest animal to ever have lived, the Blue Whale are also sighting opportunities with White-bellied Sea Eagles, Osprey, Long-nosed Fur Seals, dolphins and albatross often delighting guests on board the luxurious Alison Maree catamaran.

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