Welcome to West Coast


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Welcome to West Coast

See the West Coast in Whale Shark Season

Over 10 days, you’ll experience the very best that the West Coast has to offer. Going from Perth to Exmouth and back again – along with Rottnest Island. This is the tour for you to see more of Australia with Welcome to Travel.

Tour Length

10 Days

Perfect For

Travellers aged 18 – 39

Group Size

Max 27 people

Travel Style

Fully guided

Departure Date

2025 Dates TBC

Community Tour

Made for Welcome to Travellers

"The most incredible experience getting to explore the unique landscape of WA, meet the quokkas on Rottnest Island, see the stars in Exmouth and swim with whale sharks in the Ningaloo reef!"
Ciara | Ireland

Top Experiences

Australian Wildlife

The quokka and whale sharks…two different animals that you have the opportunity to see on this tour.

Unreal Beaches

See some of the best beaches that Australia has to offer.

Off The Beaten Track

The West Coast has it all…but it is unmatched for its scenic beauty. 

Welcome to Travel Community

All travellers on this tour would have done a Welcome to Travel tour before. 


Heading north from Perth to Exmouth and looping back round. This year we have added an extra day in Exmouth for you to enjoy more of the West!


The first couple of nights will be in a central hostel in Perth before we hit the road going up the West Coast in shared accommodation.

Welcome to West Coast Itinerary

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Arrival in Perth

Day 1

Welcome to Western Australia!

We know flying days can be a lot of effort and with people arriving at different times, we’ll be spending the first night in Perth so you can relax and recharge before an incredible 10 days ahead. 

Check into the Perth hostel from 2pm and later that afternoon say hello to your Welcome to Travel host who’ll be joining you and your fellow group travellers for a meet & greet presentation. We’ll be giving you a run down of everything to expect from the week, as well as a chance for you to get to know the group you’ll be spending the best week of your life with!

After the meet & greet, you’ll head out for dinner together and get an early night ready for tomorrow’s adventures…

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Day Trip to Rottnest Island

Day 2

Today we’ll be heading out to Rottnest Island! Home to a number of beaches, bays, and coves, you’ll get around the island by using the easiest and most fun mode of transport.. bicycles! The day will be spent exploring everything the island has to offer. Top picks will include beautiful bays, like Salmon and Narrow Neck Bay. 

The beaches are some of the most beautiful for snorkelling and spotting wildlife. On land you might even spot a Quokka as they wander around looking for food!

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Perth to Kalbarri National Park

Day 3

In the morning you’ll be heading to the lunar-like Pinnacles Desert, home to some of Australia’s most unique and fascinating natural landscapes. Thousands of tall limestone spires rise out of the yellow desert sands of Nambung National Park, cool or slightly eerie… you decide.

You’ll enjoy lunch by the sea at Jurien Bay and journey up the Indian Ocean Drive and watch some unmatched coastal views. On the way, you’ll stop off at the infamous Pink Lake! Thanks to algae that live in the water, when exposed to sunlight, the algae produces a red pigment that makes the lake turn a beautiful bubblegum shade of pink!

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Kalbarri National Park to Monkey Mia

Day 4

It’s only day four but it will already feel like forever! With so much more to pack in to the tour, today you’ll be visiting the marvels of The Murchison Gorge, grabbing the iconic shot at Nature’s Window and experiencing the Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park where the water has carved its way through sandstone. Today will definitely be one of many wow days.

You will even have the chance to go abseiling!

After another small drive, we will visit the remarkable living fossils known as The Stromatolites aka the ancient rocks aka the oldest evidence of life on Earth!?

Then it’s on to the beautiful Monkey Mia for our accommodation by the beach. Slay.

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Monkey Mia to Coral Bay

Day 5

Since you’re in Monkey Mia we can’t miss meeting the famous dolphins that live in the bay. You’ll have the morning to enjoy some West Coast beach time, whether that be going for a dip, a stroll or grabbing a coffee and enjoying the morning sunrise.

When we jump back on the road, you can check out the spectacular cliff views along the way overlooking Denham at Eagle Bluff and then take a midday stroll along a beach made entirely of tiny shells! (maybe don’t go barefoot for that part, ouch)

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Coral Bay to Ningaloo Reef

Day 6

After arriving in Ningaloo the night before, you’ll have most of the day to explore Ningaloo Reef, Australia’s largest fringe reef, at your own leisure. You can choose to join a boat tour, or enjoy some more beach time at any of the beautiful beaches Coral Bay has to offer.

For those who might want to explore a bit more for the day, you can check out the shark nursery or even book to swim with Manta Rays! In the evening we will take a short drive up the peninsula to Exmouth, where we will be staying here for three nights.

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Day 7

Today will potentially be one of the most exciting days of the trip!!

Drumroll please.

You have the opportunity of a lifetime to join a Whale Shark swim tour and spend the day meeting some of the Ningaloo Reef’s most famous visitors. This will be an activity you won’t forget and will be able to boast about to your friends and family forever!

If swimming and Whale Sharks isn’t your thing, don’t worry. This is an optional activity which you can book and instead you can enjoy a relaxing pool day or explore everything Exmouth has to offer!

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Cape Range National Park

Day 8

After a memorable day yesterday, you’ll all be on the biggest high. So let’s keep it there as you’ll be heading to explore Cape Range National Park, a spectacular place of rugged limestone ranges, breathtaking deep canyons and 50km of pristine beaches.

You can spend the day however you like, whether it be topping up the taken snorkelling in Turquoise Bay, playing some beach games or even booking a Yardie Creek boat tour. In the evening, we will head out as a group to visit the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse at sunset.

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Exmouth to Geraldton

Day 9

Next up is the town of Carnarvon, where you will be visiting the local banana or mango plantations depending on the season. For those who did their 88 days this may bring back some memories…

This day will be a bit of a longer road trip however you will be able to enjoy lunch whilst overlooking the waterfront of Carnarvon before stopping off for a photo opportunity at the famous Murchison River. You’ll then head to your final destination of the trip, Geraldton, where you and your group can head out for a family dinner after a long day of driving.

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Geraldton to Perth

Day 9

In the morning, you’ll visit the HMAS Sydney Memorial and appreciate the stunning views of Geraldton. Next take a stroll along the 3 bay walk at Green Head before wandering amongst the sand dunes of Lancelin! If you’re feeling adventurous, you can book a sandboarding session and show off your skills.

Once you’ve surfed some sand waves, kick back and relax on the bus for the last stretch, take in the last views of the scenic countryside before making our way back towards Perth.

Once you arrive back in Perth, you’ll share a final farewell meal and reminisce on the best week of your life. You’ve gone out of your comfort zone, you’ve seen and experienced new things, you’ve got amazing memories but most importantly, you’ve now got friends for life!

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Day 11

The dreaded day is here. Checkout day. You and your new besties will be flying out of Perth at different times so make sure you’ve said your goodbyes, exchanged socials and made future travel plans so the good times and Welcome to Travel memories never end!

Is this tour for you?

Community tours are here to reconnect with the Welcome to Travel Family, whilst seeing new places.

Want to travel further – get off the beaten path and see the remote West Coast but with a familiar travel family then this tour is for you.

The experiences you have travelling will last forever.
It's time for you to start making memories.

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