Safari In Western Australia

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Safari In Western Australia

Suggested duration

9 nights, plus a night or two en route if required.

When To Go

For the best wildlife spotting and weather conditions, visit March to September.

Find out more

To enquire about cost or book, contact your trusted travel planner or agent. Or you can DIY by contacting each lodge direct using the link below.


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 teaming 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.

Cape lodge is just a 3hour drive or a 1hour flight from perth

1 Cape Lodge Margaret River, Western Australia (3 NIGHTS)

Cape Lodge is world famous for its lavish wine region and reputation for fine food, but beyond the rolling vineyards is a backdrop of pristine beaches and forest and a biodiversity hotspot like no other. The Margaret River region boasts an exceptional concentration and diversity of species as well as the high degree of endemism amongst the tall karri forests, ancient limestone caves and scenic hiking trails.

A selection of must do’s

• Each year, over 35,000 Humpback and Southern Right whales make the long journey from Antarctica to Australia, where they can be seen enjoying the warm, pristine waters of the Margaret River Region.

• Enjoy a billy of tea and homemade orange cake while watching wild kangaroos in their native habitat.

• Don’t miss a 4WD adventure and walk on a spectacular section of the Cape-to-Cape Track with the Margaret River Discovery Tour.

1 Cape Lodge Margaret River, Western Australia (3 NIGHTS)

Cape Lodge is world famous for its lavish wine region and reputation for fine food, but beyond the rolling vineyards is a backdrop of pristine beaches and forest and a biodiversity hotspot like no other. The Margaret River region boasts an exceptional concentration and diversity of species as well as the high degree of endemism amongst the tall karri forests, ancient limestone caves and scenic hiking trails.

A selection of must do’s

• Each year, over 35,000 Humpback and Southern Right whales make the long journey from Antarctica to Australia, where they can be seen enjoying the warm, pristine waters of the Margaret River Region.

• Enjoy a billy of tea and homemade orange cake while watching wild kangaroos in their native habitat.

• Don’t miss a 4WD adventure and walk on a spectacular section of the Cape-to-Cape Track with the Margaret River Discovery Tour.

3hr drive to perth airport, 2hr flight to exmouth airport, 1.5 hr hosted transfer to sal salis

2 Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia (3 NIGHTS)

Where the outback meets the reef. Luxe wilderness 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. Sal Salis’s ecological principles also ensure that your stay generates a minimal environmental footprint.

A selection of must do’s

• Swim with Whale Sharks – Ningaloo Reef is one of the best places on earth to see and swim with Whale Sharks, Humpback Whales and Manta Rays, thanks to incredibly reliable sightings and responsibly managed interactions.

• See Red Kangaroos, wallaroos, rock wallabies and birdlife such as Pied Butcherbirds, Fairy Wrens, Kestrels, Zebra Finches. Ningaloo is also a major breeding area for turtles, which are known to nest in front of the tents.

• Explore the reef with minimal interference to the ecosystem and kayak to spots further offshore where an anchor is dropped in the sand while guests enjoy a snorkel of Blue Lagoon or Osprey Bay.

Humpback Whale Swim and Snorkel with Australian Wildlife Journeys 

A natural extension to your time on the Ningaloo Reef is a full day tour swimming and snorkelling with these majestic creatures! Add this to your itinerary after departing Sal Salis for an unparalleled immersive experience.

Venture out in a small group of 7 with a guide & videographer to record one of the most special, intimate encounters of the ocean. Afterwards, take a snorkel on the reef to see the amazing tropical fish, rays, turtles, and corals. There’s daily departures June – October, and mothers will typically move their calves into the Gulf area at Exmouth over these months. 

2 Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia (3 NIGHTS)

Where the outback meets the reef. Luxe wilderness 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. Sal Salis’s ecological principles also ensure that your stay generates a minimal environmental footprint.

A selection of must do’s

• Swim with Whale Sharks – Ningaloo Reef is one of the best places on earth to see and swim with Whale Sharks, Humpback Whales and Manta Rays, thanks to incredibly reliable sightings and responsibly managed interactions.

• See Red Kangaroos, wallaroos, rock wallabies and birdlife such as Pied Butcherbirds, Fairy Wrens, Kestrels, Zebra Finches. Ningaloo is also a major breeding area for turtles, which are known to nest in front of the tents.

• Explore the reef with minimal interference to the ecosystem and kayak to spots further offshore where an anchor is dropped in the sand while guests enjoy a snorkel of Blue Lagoon or Osprey Bay.

Humpback Whale Swim and Snorkel with Australian Wildlife Journeys 

A natural extension to your time on the Ningaloo Reef is a full day tour swimming and snorkelling with these majestic creatures! Add this to your itinerary after departing Sal Salis for an unparalleled immersive experience.

Venture out in a small group of 7 with a guide & videographer to record one of the most special, intimate encounters of the ocean. Afterwards, take a snorkel on the reef to see the amazing tropical fish, rays, turtles, and corals. There’s daily departures June – October, and mothers will typically move their calves into the Gulf area at Exmouth over these months. 

1.5 hr hosted drive to exmouth/learmonth airport, 2 hour flight to perth airport. next day, 3hr flight to kununurra airport, 2 hour hosted drive to el questro homestead

3 El Questro Homestead The Kimberley, Western Australia (3 NIGHTS)

In the middle of almost 1 million acres of Wilderness Park and 100km from the nearest town, the luxury of the El Questro Homestead sits in stark contrast to Western Australia’s rugged Kimberley landscape. Perched on a cliff top, with vistas across the Chamberlain River, the Homestead is a relaxed retreat catering for a maximum of 18 guests and exclusive and intimate access to the surrounding wilderness in the hands of the Homestead’s dedicated guides.

A selection of must do’s

• 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 endangered 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, Johnston Crocodiles and the always-cheeky Archer Fish are familiar inhabitants of the gorge.

3 El Questro Homestead The Kimberley, Western Australia (3 NIGHTS)

In the middle of almost 1 million acres of Wilderness Park and 100km from the nearest town, the luxury of the El Questro Homestead sits in stark contrast to Western Australia’s rugged Kimberley landscape. Perched on a cliff top, with vistas across the Chamberlain River, the Homestead is a relaxed retreat catering for a maximum of 18 guests and exclusive and intimate access to the surrounding wilderness in the hands of the Homestead’s dedicated guides.

A selection of must do’s

• 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 endangered 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, Johnston Crocodiles and the always-cheeky Archer Fish are familiar inhabitants of the gorge.

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