NINGALOO IN A DAY
Experience the best of Reef and Range, all in one day
Ningaloo In A Day: join us for a fully guided day tour, exploring the highlights of Ningaloo Reef and Cape Range National Park.
ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR:
Fully guided Yardie Creek gorge walk (hike) | Fully guided snorkel tour at Turquoise Bay | Lunch at Milyering Visitor Centre | Photo op at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse
7am to 3pm (8 hours including travel time)
TOUR INCLUSIONS AT A GLANCE:
Coffee/tea/hot chocolate on pick up | Morning tea and lunch | Transport and National Park entry fee | Snorkel guide and equipment | Hiking guide | Photos
Exmouth, Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park, Western Australia
Adults $209 | Children $189 (Age 6 to 17) | Family $677* (2 adults, 2 children). Additional children (on top of family price) $160*
*Direct bookings only. Please contact us for other group pricing.
This tour will run with a minimum of 4 people, and a maximum of 16. We work on a strict safety ratio of 1 guide to 8 guests for our adventure tours.
The tour involves walking on uneven surfaces, soft sand, and some rock scrambling. The Yardie Creek Gorge trail goes out and back on the same trail - there is the option to sit out any sections that you are not comfortable tackling and re-join the group on their return.
You will need an average level of fitness and mobility, and a sense of adventure, to enjoy this tour.
TOUR MEETING POINT:
Pick up from Exmouth accommodation starting from 6.45am.
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 travel time). 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, 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 taking in the scenic vistas before you.
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 - after fitting you out with snorkel gear, and 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 beautiful corals and 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 October
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
Your safety and enjoyment whilst participating in our Ningaloo In A Day tour are a top priority for us here at Exmouth Adventure Co. We provide the following good quality, clean equipment and inclusions on this tour:
- 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
- Qualified, experienced guide
- Complementary tour photos taken by your guide
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Please arrive for the tour 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, a warmer layer in cooler months, and a hat. You'll need to bring:
- Sunscreen/zinc. Please consider using ‘reef safe’ sunscreen.
- Hat, sunglasses
- A small day pack to carry water and camera can be handy for the Yardie Gorge hike
- 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 (we will have wetsuits available in the cooler months for snorkelling)
- Camera/phone for photos if you would like
Is this tour family friendly?
Yes, this is one of our recommended tours for families to enjoy together. The minimum age we take on this tour is 6 years old, there is no maximum age!
I am a solo traveller and would like to book this tour. Do you take single bookings?
Yes we do! Solo travellers are most welcome on our tours.
How many people will be on the tour?
We will run the tour with a minimum of 4 people; the maximum group size is 16 people We can cater for larger groups and provide customised tours, please contact us for more info.
Do you take beginner snorkelers, or people who have never snorkelled before?
Yes, novice snorkellers are welcome. Our guides are great teachers and will be in the water with you, ensuring your comfort, safety and enjoyment. Flotation devices (PFDs, pool noodles) are available on request.
Do I need to be super fit to enjoy this tour?
An average level of fitness and mobility, and a sense of adventure, are all you need to have a blast. The tour does involve some rock scrambling during the Yardie Creek walk, however as this trail is out and back on the same path, you can choose to stop and rest before the rock scrambling begins and enjoy the beautiful views, re-joining the group as they make their way back to the start point.
What is this tour's Cancellation Policy?
This tour has a 72 hour cancellation policy. Cancellations made within 72 hours of tour departure will incur 100% of the tour cost. Cancellations made outside of 72 hours will receive a full refund, minus any booking fees already paid.
Any cancellation due to COVID-related government restrictions beyond the customer's control, received by EAC in writing within 24 hours of restrictions being announced, is eligible for a full refund, minus any booking fee paid.