Kalbarri Coral Coast Walking Tour

Experience the best of the Coral Coast in 8 days. Explore the Abrolhos Islands by air and land, Dirk Hartog Island, Pinnacles, wildflowers of Mt Lesueur NP and Coalseam and walk the red ocean cliffs and ancient gorges in Kalbarri and the Dolphins of Monkey Mia. – 8 Days, easy terrain, 50km:

Escape the cold this winter for a truly memorable adventure to the Coral Coast and Kalbarri National Park. Western Australia's Coral Coast is a stunning place, with peaceful gorges, spectacular coastline, beautiful wildflowers and amazing geology. This is the place where life first walked on the earth!


Over eight days, you will enjoy a number of walks within Kalbarri National Park, the colourful everlastings of Coalseam, a scenic flight and day trip to the "shipwreck" Abrolhos Islands, a spectactular full day marine excursion to Dirk Hartog Island, the Pinnacles, the dolphins of Monkey Mia and the hidden gem, Mt Lesueur National Park. Excellent healthy food, comfortable accommodation and professional guiding will make your experience all the more enjoyable.


The Coral Coast Kalbarri walking tour is relatively easy going, with plenty of time to relax. The longest walk is about 10 km and the terrain is not too difficult. There is some clambering on rocks, but we take our time.

*This tour starts in Perth and finishes in Monkey Mia. At the end of the tour you can choose to either fly back to Perth (at own expense) or choose the optional return road - transfer (additional $225) back to Perth with the guides. Apart from breakfast, meals are not included with the return transfer.


From $3,599.00 AUD per person
(single supplement $420.00)
Tour Length:
8 Days starting in Perth and finishing in Monkey Mia (Denham)
Distance walked:
Max 12 km in one day
Easy to Moderate; See FAQ

28. Aug - 4. Sep 2022

Highlights of this walk

Warm winter weather, strange and beautiful wildflowers, spectacular cliff-top walking, beautiful gorges and swimming holes. Explore the Abrolhos Islands by air and land, and experience the remote Dirk Hartog Island. Magic!

Walking Tour Itinerary

A guide will accompany you on each day’s walk. The itinerary may alter depending on local conditions and weather.

Day 1:  Perth to Pinnacles + Yued Ponar Trail, Mt Lesueur National Park

Day 1: Perth to Pinnacles + Yued Ponar Trail, Mt Lesueur National Park


We will leave the city at 7:30am and head to one of Western Australia’s most iconic destinations. The Pinnacles (Nambung National Park) is one of the strangest landscapes you will ever experience. Take a short walk around this limestone “forest” before we hit the road again towards our first big walk.

Our afternoon walk is at the stunningly pristine Mt Lesueur National Park. One of the best wildflower spotting locations in WA, this 7 km loop walk has some fabulous views and many endemic wildflower species. There are definitely some challenges to this walk, with some rocky ground and a few ascents, but it is doable for the everyday walker, and well worth the effort.

After the walk, we will head the short distance to Jurien Bay, where we will stay at the Jurien Bay Motel Apartments, and dinner will be a typical country pub meal down at the local.

Accommodation: Jurien Bay Motel Apartments

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Wildflower tour at Hi Vallee Farm, Coalseam Conservation Park and Geraldton

Day 2: Wildflower tour at Hi Vallee Farm, Coalseam Conservation Park and Geraldton


Wildflowers, wildflowers and more wildflowers! This is a really easy day, with a short drive out to Hi Vallee Farm in Badingarra, to meet local floral icon Don Williams and his wife Joy. Don will take us on a tour of his property, sharing all his knowledge from years in the bush. Whether you are a casual lover of colour, or a real flower geek, a few hours with this local character is a morning well spent.

After Don and Joy’s place, we will head north (2.5hrs) and roll out the yellow carpet! Whilst you may never have heard of Coalseam Conservation park, you have definitely seen photos of the carpets of colourful everlasting flowers. We have timed the departure of this tour to give us the best chance to see the everlastings at their peak, but nature can be cruel, so there are no guarantees.

There is a flat easy 3km walk within Coalseam which we will do, taking our time to enjoy one of Western Australia’s most memorable experiences.

From Coalseam it is about a 1.5 hr drive to Geraldton, where we will base ourselves for the next two nights.


Accommodation: IBIS Geraldton OR Hospitality Inn, Geraldton

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: A day tour of the Abrolhos Islands

Day 3: A day tour of the Abrolhos Islands

Scenic Flight

It’s an exciting day today as we hop on our own charter planes and fly over to the Abrolhos Islands, about 80 km off the coast of Geraldton. We’ll take a scenic flight over the chain of islands, learning about their history and infamous shipwrecks, before setting down at East Wallabi Island. Here you can enjoy a short guided nature walk and a snorkel in the pristine waters.

We return to Geraldton mid/late afternoon and then head up to the picturesque HMAS Sydney memorial lookout for sunset drinks and nibbles.

Accommodation: IBIS Geraldton OR Hospitality Inn, Geraldton

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 4: Kalbarri National Park, Murchison River Gorge

Day 4: Kalbarri National Park, Murchison River Gorge


We start the day with a 1hr 45min drive to Kalbarri. We’ll have a wonderful day today exploring some of the ancient gorges of the Murchison River. We’ll visit Natures Window and walk the 9 km Loop Trail, which takes us from the top of the gorge wall, down into the beautiful gorge itself to walk beside the river. If the weather’s nice, you might enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool water at lunch time.

In the afternoon, we’ll have an easy exploration of the Z Bend Gorge where we will take a short stroll and soak up the tranquil atmosphere.

Accommodation: Kalbarri Edge Resort

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Kalbarri National Park

Day 5: Kalbarri National Park


The views along the Kalbarri coast are nothing short of spectacular – with pink and red layers of sandstone cliffs contrasted against the turquoise Indian Ocean. We’ll walk the length of the Bigurda Trail in the morning. This trail stretches for 8 km along the top of the sea cliffs from Eagle Gorge to the Natural Bridge.

In the afternoon we’ll explore the coastal areas closer to town, including a 3 km loop walk around Mushroom Rock and Rainbow Valley.

Accommodation: Kalbarri Edge Resort

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Drive to Denham, Hamelin Pool Stromatolites, Shell Beach and Eagle Bluff.

Day 6: Drive to Denham, Hamelin Pool Stromatolites, Shell Beach and Eagle Bluff.

Travel Day

After all of the activity of the past few days, it is time to get some kilometres under our belt. We have about 375km to cover today. It’s a long drive to Denham, but we will be able to break up the drive with quite a few spectacular stops. Just outside of Kalbarri we will enjoy the grand views at Hawks Head and Ross Graham Lookout. After a long driving stretch we can stretch our legs admiring the famous 3.5 Billion-year-old stromatolites in Hamelin Pool. That’s billion with a “B”!

Then it’s onwards to Shell Beach for a little wander around this amazing beach, you might even choose to dip your feet into the water. From Shell Beach we make our way to Eagle Bluff before arriving at Denham to check in at our new home for the next 2 nights.

Accommodation: Heritage Resort Shark Bay, Denham

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Steep Point & Dirk Hartog Island Marine Safari

Day 7: Steep Point & Dirk Hartog Island Marine Safari

Boat Trip, snorkelling & swimming

Today’s adventure is truly unique. We will enjoy a full day marine Safari exploring Steep Point (the most westerly point of Australia), the magnificent Zuytdorp Cliffs and the historic Dirk Hartog Island. Snorkel in pristine World Heritage listed waters. See dolphins, dugongs, sharks, rays, turtles and whales (Jul-Oct).

All the snorkelling equipment will be provided, all you need to bring is a towel, swimmers, sun protection and your sense of adventure.

Accommodation: Heritage Resort Shark Bay, Denham

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Dolphins of Monkey Mia. End of tour in Denham.

Day 8: Dolphins of Monkey Mia. End of tour in Denham.

Dolphin Tour

This morning we have a 10am date with the dolphins at Monkey Mia! One of Western Australia’s much loved experiences, see the resident bottlenose up close and personal.

The tour ends just after lunch, with wet feet and a drop off in Denham. There are airport transfers from Denham. We recommend booking a flight after 1:30pm back to Perth (cost of flight not included in tour price ~$150-$300 or more during peak season). For those returning to the East Coast, there should be plenty of time to make an evening flight.

OPTIONAL Return to Perth:

Anyone booked on the optional return road-transfer to Perth will leave Denham just after lunch and drive to Geraldton for the night. The next day after breakfast (included with accommodation) we drive straight to Perth where you will be dropped off at the same pickup locations from Day 1. Meals (apart from breakfast) for the return to Perth are not included in the cost.



Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Details about accommodation, what to bring, transportation, food, etc.
Details about accommodation, what to bring, transportation, food, etc.


Accommodation is allocated on a double or twin share basis. A limited number of single supplements are available for an additional $400 (please note that there are no single rooms available at the last accommodation on Dirk Hartog Island due to the small size of this eco resort). Single supplements are not mandatory for solo travellers, we will room solo travellers with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender. 

We will be staying in 4 locations on this tour.

1 night at Jurien Bay Motel.

2 nights at the IBIS Gerladton OR Hospitality Inn, Geraldton

2 nights at Kalbarri Edge Resort.

2 nights at Heritage Resort Shark Bay, Denham. 

At all of the accommodations you will stay in comfortable ensuited twin share/double rooms. Breakfast and dinner will be enjoyed at the onsite restaurant or a local restaurant in the area.

What to bring

We will send you a list of what to bring when you book. Please note that you do not need to bring linen or towels.


Breakfasts are simple and healthy, with cereals, fruit, yogurt, toast, juice, teas and coffee available.

Tasty and varied lunches are prepared daily by your guides. They may include fresh salads, slices, cold meats, cheese, spreads and breads – either enjoyed as a picnic with the bus or a packed lunch out on the track.

In the evenings your guides will prepare some nibbles for you to enjoy before going out. Dinner is a two course meal. and will either be at a local establishment or at the hotel restaurant.

Each day your guide will carry tea, coffee and a home-made cake for morning tea. Fruit is also available for you to take with you. If you need additional snacks e.g. muesli bars, chocolate etc you will need to supply those. There will be time for you to purchase alcohol and supplies during the week

Please let us know of any special dietary requirements when you book.


We use a well serviced and maintained air-conditioned minibus to drive from Perth to Kalbarri and to and from the tracks each day. We’ll fly over the chain of Abrolhos Islands using Geraldton Air Charter small planes, piloted by experienced and knowledgeable pilots. We also travel by boat on the full day marine safari tour to Dirk Hartog Island.

This walk includes

Air charter and tour of Abrolhos Islands

Enjoy a scenic flight over the infamous 'shipwreck' islands, followed by a walk and a snorkel on one of the northern islands

All meals, homemade from the best ingredients

We pride ourselves on providing you with fresh, wholesome food. Enjoy healthy breakfasts, delicious home-made morning teas, fresh picnic and packed lunches, fruit and hearty two course dinners each day.

All transport via air-conditioned bus

Central pick-up points in Fremantle and Perth CBD. Transport each day to and from the track.

National Park entrance fees

Professional guiding and support from local guides

We go the extra mile to make sure your tour will be memorable. We guide you on each walk, tell stories about the surroundings and make sure you return home feeling better than ever.

Kalbarri Tour FAQs

How hard is the Kalbarri tour?

This is a fairly moderate tour. Some of the walks are rocky underfoot, however the distances are not long.

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What size plane do we take to the Abrolhos Islands?

We fly to the Abrolhos Islands with Geraldton Air Charters. They have a number of different types of planes depending on the size of our group. Here is a link which shows their current fleet http://geraldtonaircharter.com.au/fleet

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About Walking Tours In General

How hard are the walks?

The difficulty of the walks ranges from tour to tour, from easy to challenging. We design all of our walking tours to be achievable for those with a moderate level of fitness. We do recommend doing some training before most tours, because physical activity is always more enjoyable if you are physically prepared. We will send you information about how to train when you book.

When on tour we find that a positive mental attitude is most important and that if you focus on the scenery, the company and the moment, and not on the kilometres, then you find yourself reaching your destination with little problem. You can always have a day or sometimes an afternoon off to relax if you feel like it. If you have any concerns about your fitness or ability to complete a walk, give us a call on (08) 6219 5164 and we can talk you through it.

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Do I have to twin-share accommodation? Can I have my own room?

Our tour prices are based on rooms being twin share (two single beds in one room) or double (one double/queen bed in a room, shared by a couple). If you are travelling alone, we will place you in a room with someone of the same gender. If you have opted for a single supplement, this means you will have your own room but we won't always be able to guarantee your own bathroom and king/queen bed due to the types of accommodation we use for group bookings. Often we stay at 2 or 3 bedroom chalets so that we can cook and have a common area for the group to relax and mingle at the end of your days walk. If having your own bathroom is important, give us a ring and we will see if it is possible.

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Will I hold up the group if I’m a slow walker?

We find a lot of people who haven't been on a walking tour before worry about this, but it's rarely an issue. We keep a comfortable steady pace with plenty of opportunities to rest and take in the scenery along the way. Usually the group will spread out over a couple of hundred metres as we walk.

Normal walking pace on a formed surface like a road or footpath is around 4.5 - 6 km per hour and we tend to average just over 3 km per hour on bush tracks. It's not a stroll but it's not a brisk walk either. If you feel you may be slower than this, try some longer training walks to increase your walking fitness.

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What is the average age of Inspiration Outdoors’ guests?

About 80% of our walkers are aged between 45 - 75, but we welcome all adults on our tours. We get a roughly 60/40 female to male split.

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What’s the food like? Can you cater for my dietary needs?

We serve simple, nutritious and delicious food on tour, using fresh and local ingredients as much as possible. Of course, if you like, you can indulge in some less nutritious treats as well - you're on holiday after all and the team bake some mean cakes. Breakfast, home-made morning tea, lunch, fresh fruit, pre-dinner nibbles and a two course evening meal are all included. We are happy to adapt our menu to suit many dietary needs including gluten free, vegetarian and vegan diets - please ask when you book.

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Are your walking tours just for “bushwalkers”?

Our walks are for anyone who enjoys walking and nature - bushwalkers or not. Our walks are conducted in safe, supportive and fun environments and you don't need specialised equipment or experience to undertake them. We give you information about what you will need to bring and how you should prepare for each tour and we're always here to answer any questions or concerns.

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Do I have to walk every day on tour?

Of course not - it's your holiday and you should do what you feel! Relax at the accommodation, come for a drive, get dropped off in town or go for a stroll of your own. On some days there is also the opportunity to walk for part of the day. This last option depends on whether there is vehicle access to the track.

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What do I have to carry when I walk?

Very little. A water bladder or bottles, a rain jacket, some personal first aid supplies and, on some days, lunch. You will probably want a camera as well. We return to accommodation each evening so there is no need to carry a large backpack.

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Beautiful walks in the daytime, relax with fellow walkers each evening

As much as this walk is a fantastic outdoor experience, it’s also a social experience, giving you a chance to enjoy the companionship and support of like-minded people.

Enjoy a cuppa with a slice of home-made cake for morning tea, and fresh healthy lunches, surrounded by nature. Finish each day with a delicious, nutritious dinner with the group.


From $3,599.00 AUD per person
(single supplement $420.00)

Reserve your seat with a $350 deposit and pay the balance closer to the tour.

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We can't guarantee the weather, bush fires or events beyond our control, but we do guarantee that:
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We stand behind our guarantees. If you come on a tour with Inspiration Outdoors and we do not fulfil these promises, we will give you your money back.

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  • 85 days or more, you will be refunded all monies paid, less a $50 administration fee.
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