See Australia’s wild side on this bucket list journey along the West Coast, home to an incredible and diverse array of native wildlife and some of the best conditions in the world to swim with ocean giants. The west is beaming with wildlife, from kangaroos, dolphins, whale sharks and turtles to endangered black-footed rock wallabies and endemic birdlife and fish species. This itinerary encompasses 3 distinct and diverse regions of Western Australia, each home to an exceptional luxury lodge or camp experience that offer a very personal connection to this vast land, the wilderness, its wildlife, the culture and its people.
Welcome to Perth! You will be met by an airport representative as you exit the aircraft to escort you through fast track immigration, assist in collecting your luggage and customs procedures. After exiting into the arrivals hall look for your private driver who will transfer you to Cape Lodge.
Additionally, there's an option to take a scenic flight to Cape Lodge rather than a road transfer upon arrival into Perth.
Margaret River, nestled in the southwestern corner of Australia, is renowned for its stunning landscapes and world-class wine region. This picturesque destination is celebrated for its pristine beaches, towering karri forests, and renowned wineries that produce exceptional varietals. Situated on its own vineyard, Cape Lodge offers guests a serene escape with elegant accommodations, gourmet dining, and access to nearby wineries, surf breaks, and hiking trails. The area's charm lies in its harmonious blend of natural wonders and refined pleasures.
- Each year, over 35,000 humpback and southern right whales make the journey from Antarctica to Australia, where they can be seen enjoying the warm, pristine waters of the Margaret River Region.
- Take a surf safari along 135 kilometers of pristine coastline and 75 of the world’s best surf breaks including one of the biggest waves in Australia.
- Don’t miss a 4WD adventure and walk on a spectacular section of the Cape-to-Cape Track and spot marron and birdlife at an ancient waterhole.
Included in your stay at Cape Lodge includes: Accommodation, daily breakfast, in room refreshments including water, soft-drinks, craft beer and snacks, afternoon tea served in the Drawing Room, Aperitif Hour with Cape Lodge wines in the restaurant lounge, Wi-Fi in guest rooms and public areas.
Optional additions: Three course dinner for 2 with selected wines with dinner
At the scheduled time, you'll depart back to the Perth Airport for your flight to Exmouth.
From Exmouth, meet your driver to be privately transfer to Sal Salis or arrange to arrive by air.
Ningaloo Reef, located along the remote coast of Western Australia, is a marine marvel that captures the essence of untouched beauty. This World Heritage-listed reef is celebrated for its vibrant coral formations, crystal-clear waters, and an abundance of marine life, including majestic whale sharks and colorful coral fish. What sets Ningaloo Reef apart is its accessibility, allowing snorkelers and divers to swim alongside these incredible creatures and witness the underwater wonderland up close. It's a place where the natural world remains largely untouched, offering an extraordinary opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in one of the Earth's most pristine and biodiverse marine ecosystems.
- Ningaloo Reef is one of the best places on earth to see and swim with whale sharks (mid March – July), humpback whales (August – October) and manta rays. Ningaloo Coast is also a major breeding area for turtles.
- See red kangaroos, wallaroos, rock wallabies and birdlife such as fairy wrens, kestrels, zebra finches.
- Explore the reef with minimal interference to the ecosystem and kayak to spots further offshore where an anchor is dropped in the sand to enjoy a snorkel of Blue Lagoon or Osprey Bay.
Included in your stay at Sal Salis: Wilderness tent accommodation, all meals and beverages, and activities such as snorkeling, guided walks, paddle boarding and kayaking.
This morning, you'll be transferred back to Exmouth to board your flight to Perth. With flights to Kununarra only in the mornings, you'll explore Perth for the night before making your way to the Kimberley tomorrow.
Once you arrive in Perth, you'll be transferred to your hotel COMO The Treasury for the night.
You'll be met in the hotel lobby at the appropriate time by your driver and be transferred to the airport.
Following your domestic flight to Kununarra, you'll be transferred to El Questro Homestead.
The Kimberley region in Australia is an untamed wilderness of unparalleled beauty and rugged grandeur. Located in the northwestern part of the country, it's a land of extremes, where fiery red cliffs meet crystal-clear waters, and ancient landscapes stretch as far as the eye can see. This remote paradise is home to some of the world's most unique natural wonders, from the towering sandstone formations of the Bungle Bungle Range to the pristine waters of Horizontal Falls. The Kimberley is a place where time seems to stand still, where Indigenous culture is deeply intertwined with the land, and where adventure seekers can explore its vast, unspoiled wilderness.
- Join an El Questro Ranger on an early morning excursion to bird watching sites close to the El Questro Homestead. The variety of ecosystems in the park attracts more than 100 different bird species. Regular sightings of the resident pair of dancing brolgas, colourful rainbow bee-eaters, the vivid Gouldian finch or sea eagles feeding their young.
- Jump onto an informative 4WD journey in a safari vehicle and discover Explosion Gorge, an amphitheatre style gorge in the Kimberley that will reveal its secrets during a 45minute cruise. Finish the tour at Branco’s Lookout, with views back to the Homestead and the Pentecost River below.
- Private Chamberlain Cruise. An El Questro Homestead ranger will take you on this 3km fresh waterhole cruise in the Homestead’s private dinghy to view the diverse flora and fauna; resident rock wallabies, freshwater crocodiles and the spitting sharpshooter archerfish are familiar inhabitants of the gorge.
Your stay at El Questro Homestead includes: luxury accommodations, gourmet meals daily, a fine selection of wine, beer, basic spirits and sparkling wine, and selected tours within El Questro including The Chamberlain Cruise, The Bush Culture, History & Nature Tour, Bird Watching Tour, Exclusive and complimentary use of Zebedee Thermal Springs, Sunset at Buddy's Point, and Guided Walks to the most spectacular gorges the Kimberley region has to offer.
Website: Cape Lodge
Located in Western Australia offering luxury accommodation in the Margaret River wine region, Cape Lodge is surrounded by its own vineyard and is likened to staying at a private country estate, yet with all the trappings and facilities of a world class private boutique hotel. The lodge has 22 romantically secluded rooms and a magnificent 4-bedroom private luxury Residence. Cape Lodge sits on 40 acres of manicured parkland and ornamental lakes and has its own 8 acre vineyard.
Website: Sal Salis
Sal Salis – where the outback meets the reef. Luxe wilderness eco tents hidden among the dunes overlook the world’s largest fringing coral reef, the Ningaloo. This wild bush luxury camp provides a unique place from which to explore Western Australia’s coral coast and one of Australia’s best-kept natural secrets.
Website: COMO The Treasury
The award winning, city-center Perth hotel is the epitome of COMO urban luxury: 48 contemporary rooms and suites with a beautiful pool in the historic State Buildings. Cuisine, wellness, service and lively events give this hotel its inimitable Australian spirit. The hotel is located in the State Buildings — which mark Perth's city centre — on the corner of St Georges Terrace and Barrack Street, a 20-minute drive from the airport.
Website: El Questro Homestead
Nestled within the Kimberley's vast and ancient landscape and hidden amongst burnt-orange cliffs and lush, green lawns sits El Questro Homestead, a pocket of luxurious exclusivity where you're encouraged to make yourself at home. This ten-suite hideaway is surrounded by avenues of frangipani trees and, once inside, offers chic yet cosy and comfortable interiors where bedrooms are cantilevered over the still and tranquil Chamberlain River. Each day at the Homestead is likely to start with birdsong and end with a locally sourced three-course dinner, and matched wines, under a blanket of stars. During a stay at the Homestead guests are offered complimentary excursions, allowing for a fully immersive Kimberley experience. With almost 700,000 acres to explore, the Homestead’s surrounding landscape is dramatic and expansive with something to offer everyone from adventurous explorers down to novice hikers and first-time four-wheel drivers.
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