This all inclusive package provides the complete Ningaloo Reef experience with none of the hassle. Combine our 5 Day Ultimate Safari with 3 nights accommodation at the 4.5 Star Novotel Resort, 3 buffet breakfasts, 2 dinners at local restaurants in town and your very own day spent swimming with the Whale Sharks.
-Complimentary Pick up/Drop off from your Exmouth accommodation in our air conditioned mini bus -Double Kayaks
-Paddles, PFD's, Skirts
-Hats, Rashies, Dry Bags, Wetsuit, Snorkel Mask/Fins
-Camping Gear (Swags, Tents, Pillows, Sleeping Bags, Sleeping bag liner, Chairs, Table etc..)
-All Food and Drinks (excluding alcohol)
-4 Nights Camping in Cape Range National Park
-Experienced Local Guide
-Numerous On-Shore and Off-Shore Snorkelling Sites
-Two Gorge Walks
-3 Nights Accommodation at 4.5 Star Novotel Resort
-1 Day Spent Swimming With the Whale Sharks -3 Continental Breakfasts -2 Dinners at Restaurants in Town
Drinking water (at least 2 litre) -Sunscreen -Sunglasses -Boardshorts/bathers x1 -Camera -Towel -Thongs/sandals/crocs -Evening wear (long sleeve pants, jumper, beanie, socks, shirt), Toiletries (please note there are no showers), Head Torch, Enclosed walking shoes, Small day pack
Ningaloo Reef has gained an impressive reputation as one of Earth’s last ocean paradises. The reef is 320 km long and is Australia's largest fringing coral reef and the only large reef positioned very close to the mainland. It can range from 150 metres to 15 kilometres offshore and encompasses a massive 5,000 square kilometres of ocean with 500 species of tropical fish and 220 species of coral in all. Ningaloo Reef is famous for it's superb for snorkelling and diving.
During winter months, the reef is part of the migratory routes for manta rays and humpback whales, its home to dolphins and dugongs. The beaches of the reef are an important breeding ground of the loggerhead, green and hawksbill turtles. We have been amazed to see a huge variety of wildlife, both marine and terrestrial The sheltered lagoons have the clearest turquoise water imaginable. Within the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park there are numerous sanctuary zones, totalling 34% of the total area, all with outstanding natural features and attractions.
The snorkelling on offer is phenomenal. Inside the reef it is rarely more than 4 meters deep, perfect for even novice snorkelers. We have discovered some excellent “un-named” snorkel spots that are accessible only by kayak.
-Day 1 Sunday
Relax and unwind as you check into your pre booked Exmouth accommodation at the 4.5 star Novotel Ningaloo Resort before starting your adventure the next day.
-Day 2 Monday
Your adventure starts when we pick you up from your accommodation between 7.45 and 8am. From there we drive into Cape Range National Park- a wonderfully scenic drive which usually takes about 30-40 minutes, depending on our launching spot for the day.
Once we arrive at our put-in, it's time to unload kayaks and get fitted out with sunshirts shirts, hats, lifejackets and snorkelling gear. We'll then load the kayaks with all the gear we need including morning tea and lunch, before the all important safety talk and paddling instruction.We then spend the morning kayaking together to a snorkel spot where we'll have morning tea & a guided snorkel. Along the way your guide will point out some of Ningaloo's spectacular features and wildlife.
After morning tea, it's time for some more kayaking and reef exploration before stopping for lunch. Lunch is a make-your-own affair from a wide selection of fresh rolls salads, meats, fruits and other goodies. We also provide hot and cold drinks and sun shade.
In the late afternoon we will either select a nice beach to camp on, or head back to base camp to kick back for the night. We then sit down to a healthy meal and good conversation under the stars before turning in for a peaceful night's sleep.
-Day 3 Tuesday
After a yummy breakfast we pack up and head off for more sea kayaking and snorkelling around the beautiful lagoons of Ningaloo Reef. Day two follows the same general outline as the first however we journey further along the Ningaloo coast exploring and discovering more
-Day 4 Wednesday
Here we mix things up by starting the day with a short Gorge walk that winds its way into the heart of the Cape Range National Park. Following this we head off for more seakayaking and snorkelling before returning back to base camp to unwind and relax.
-Day 5 Thursday
After another yummy breakfast we head off for another day off discovery, kayaking and snorkelling along the Ningaloo Coastline. In evening after returning to camp we head down to Yardie gorge for a short walk before watching the sun set over the landscape
-Day 6 Friday
Our last day begins at 7.00am with breakfast before packing up camp and heading off for our last day of Seakayaking and snorkelling. We aim to be back in town at approximately 4.30-5.00pm dropping you off at the 4.5 star Ningaloo Novotel Lodge. Unwind and relax before heading of for your pre-booked dinner in town, transport provided.
-Day 7 Saturday
Start your day with a continental breakfast at Ningaloo Novotel's own restaurant before beginning the final leg of your journey with our partner company Ningaloo Discovery. Here the crew will pick you up from your doorstep before driving out to Tantabiddi boat ramp and boarding your luxury boat for the day. Relax as the on board crew brief you on all the important safety talk and rough plan for the day. Warm up with a few practice snorkels on some spectacular coral reefs as the spotter plane launches and begins searching for the worlds biggest fish or enjoy morning tea and coffee! As soon as a whale shark is spotted its all systems go as the team divide you into groups and drop you in one at a time to watch the whale shark swim by. Depending on the day this can happen numerous times! By this stage the crew have prepared a healthy lunch to keep your energy up throughout the day. Relax in the afternoon and enjoy the sights or if you have the energy head into the water for some more whale sharking. After a long day the crew aim to have you back at your accommodation around 4-5.00pm. Unwind before heading out for a final dinner in town with all the friends you've made from your adventures.
-Day 7 Sunday
Enjoy a final breakfast at the Ningaloo Novotel before checking out in the morning.
*Itinerary is subject to changes due to weather or circumstances