Kalbarri ‘Coral Coast’ Photo Adventure (Private)
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Let us take you on an amazing 5-day drive along Western Australia’s Coral Coast. Blue Tongue Tours in conjunction with local operators has put together this EXCLUSIVE small group fully escorted photographic journey to the peaceful township of Kalbarri, and it’s spectacular National Park.
Explore the stunning Pinnacles Desert, Geraldton, Hutt Lagoon ‘Pink Lake’, The Abrolhos Islands, Port Gregory, the lush green Swan Valley, the iconic Abbey of New Norcia and Mullewa – Western Australia’s Wildflower Mecca!
THE STRIKING LANDSCAPE OF THE CORAL COAST, ITS RUGGED COASTLINE, SNOW-WHITE SAND DUNES, ANCIENT RIVER GORGES, UNSPOILED COUNTRYSIDE AND THE AMAZING ARRAY OF SEASONAL FLORA WILL STAY WITH YOU LONG AFTER YOUR VISIT.
CORAL COAST’S NATIONAL PARK TRAIL TO KALBARRI (5-DAY TOUR)
A full 5-Days packed with local culture, pioneer landscape and fresh local produce for you to enjoy. Be one of the first to experience Kalbarri’s newly completed twin skywalks nestled on the edge of the gorge rim at the Inyaka Wookai Watju (West Loop), 100 meters above the Murchison River. Optional – Kalbarri River Gorges, Coastal Cliffs and Pink Lake scenic flight (subject to availability – cost not included in the tour).
Accommodation and meals throughout, exclusive private sight seeing, practical notes, one-to-one support tailored to your needs and a wealth of amazing photographic opportunities are just a few of the highlights.
Tour Highlight and Inclusions
Experience a unique itinerary along Western Australia’s Coral Coast specially designed for photographers. This Exclusive small-group photography tour has been carefully put together, allowing you to experience a diversity of breathtaking Australian inland landscape, rustic historic places and magical Coastal Cliffs and ocean views. We guarantee a wealth of photography opportunities, including small group tuition, practical notes and one-to-one support tailored to your individual needs while on-location learning the importance of image composition, available light and night photography techniques.
- 5 full days jam packed with an abundance of photography opportunities
- 4-Day option available on demand (limited itinerary)
- Daily breakfast, some lunches and dinners during the duration of the tour
- 4 night twin share accommodation (single room available on request)
- Comfortable air conditioned 4WD/ Bus (incl. 2 water bottle pp p/day & snacks)
- National Park Fees & all entrance fees to exhibits & locations that we visit
- Fish BBQ outback dinner experience in Kalbarri
- Lunch/ dinner at the iconic Lobster Shack in Cervantes
- Capture the breathtaking views of Kalbarri Inland River Gorges
- A varieties of wildflowers (seasonal)
- Landscape, fauna, nature, macro & nightscape photography tips
- Short accessible walks to explore some of the best photo locations on tour
- Nature Window, Hawk Head, Z-Bend, Sky Bridge, Bed Bluff, Pink Lake
- 2 hours Nature cruise on the iconic Murchison River (subject to availability)
- Explore the Abrolhos Island, including morning tea on the island (extra - optional)
- Breathtaking sunset and long exposure workshop at Jake Point
- 2 Nightscape and Astrophotography session (Milky Way in season)
- Coastal cliffs walk and beach discovery Photo Tour
- As it is our own personalised photo tour, we can stop when and where we want!
- Professional photography advise and one-to-one support
- Fully escorted tour with plenty of photography time
- Photography group of 2 – 6 participants maximum
- Complimentary Lightroom / Photoshop editing session, advice and troubleshooting
Flexible with date between April to October
Cost: $2860 per person / Single supplement $285
Take 5% off of the total costs of any tours when you sign up for 2 participants or more tours* (*conditions apply, not valid with any other offers, applicable only for direct online bookings)
Escape the busy tracks and experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn how to shoot dramatic scenery from sunrise to sunset, and capture some of Midland and Western Australia’s Coral Coast most breathtaking landscape. This Coral Coast – Kalbarri photo tour is offered as a stand-alone tour with option to add a pre – Perth tour extension or 3, 4 up to 7-Day tour down WA’s Southwest. It is a perfect tour to include a non-photographer companion.
Observers/ non-photographers companions can either tag along while you are out taking photographs, or do their own exploring of the surroundings and we’ll all meet up in the evenings to share a few stories of the day’s events.
Full payment at booking is required to secure your spot.
What Is Included?
A unique itinerary to Kalbarri specially designed for photographers
- 4x Breakfast, 5x lunch, daily snacks and 4 dinners
- A taste of fresh local produce throughout the duration of the tour
- Comfortable air conditioned 4WD/ Bus
- All entrance fees to exhibits, national parks & locations that we visit for photography
- Martial’s expertise in guiding and photographic instruction
Level of physical difficulty: 2-3 of 5 depending on tour selection
This Coral Coast & Kalbarri National Park 5-Day Tour starts in Perth and finishes in Perth. It is suitable for beginners and experienced photographers of all ages. A moderate level of fitness is required (some walking).
Exmouth Solar Eclipse Photo Adventure (7-Day Tour)
Explore – Relax – Enjoy! Let us take you on an amazing photography journey along the Coral Coast. This 7-Day adventure offers a spectacular selection of locations showcasing some of the most iconic landscape along the Western Australian coastline, 400 million years old inland River Gorges, an array of wildlife and sparkling nights under the stars. Capture the ever changing shadows at the Pinnacles Desert, the striking Pink Lake at Port Gregory, Kalbarri's Nature Window, and the breathtaking Ningaloo Reef Coastline
Enjoy an Outback open fire dinner at Wooramel Station, fresh local crayfish in Cervantes, Whalebone Brewery, and Kalbarri's iconic Finlay's Fish BBQ
Perth to Geraldton via the Pinnacles Desert. Early start from Perth to beat the traffic and catch the morning light over Nambung National Park. This morning we'll take the time to explore the Pinnacles Desert and enjoy a delicious meal at the Lobster Shack for lunch. Transit to Geraldton via the Indian Ocean road after lunch. Overnight stay in Geraldton. Hotel/ Motel style accommodation.
Transit to Carnarvon. Sunset session in Carnarvon, Night photography and light painting session at Carnarvon historic space station. The Carnarvon tracking Station played a major part in the Gemini program. After the conclusion of the Gemini program, the Tracking Station provided extensive support for the project Apollo missions to the Moon. Because of Carnarvon's unique geographical position, it was used to uplink the trans-lunar injection command to the Apollo spacecraft and was the prime link for the last hours of re-entry to Earth.
Transit to Exmouth. Time permitting, we'll make the detour to Coral Bay on either the way up or on our way down from Exmouth on day-5. If it is not too busy, we'll attempt a sunset and nightscape photography session at Vlaming Head Lighthouse at the point of the cape in Exmouth. The Sunset is absolutely spectacular from there, and it provide the perfect anchor point for astrophotography.
Early morning sunrise opportunity before setting up mid morning at a chosen location to capture the Solar Eclipse. Free time after the eclipse to explore Ningaloo Reef and take a drive up Charles Knife Canyon on time for sunset.
After checkout we’ll make the short drive back to Coral Bay and time permitting take the opportunity to go on a Ningaloo Reef Eco Tour or go for a swim and an early lunch before heading back onto the North West Coast Hwy
We’ll make a quick break in Carnarvon to refuel and do some grocery shopping before heading down the coast and setting up camp in Wooramel Station for the night. Wooramel is a photographer's delight if you enjoy bird watching and photographing old cars. Night photography session.
Transit to Kalbarri. Afternoon session in the Kalbarri National Park, photo ops at Nature Window, Z-Bend and Kalbarri Skywalk. Coastal Cliff and Beach Sunset and Twilight photography session as I share with you my favourite and most photogenic shooting locations!
Kalbarri to Perth via Hutt Lagoon aka the Pink Lake. Lunch in Geraldton before heading back to Perth on the scenic Indian Ocean road. Photo ops along the way and time allowing a last stop at the Pinnacles before saying our good byes back in Perth.
A perfect add-on before your EXMOUTH SOLAR ECLIPSE Photo Tour is our PERTH HALF DAY TOUR or our MARGARET RIVER Photo Tour extension.
Nature, Landscape, Fauna, Nightscape Photography and Wildflowers in season.
In addition to great daily photo opportunities and night excursions, we will also touch on the following photography topics, including:
- Dare to go manual Vs Auto camera settings, when to change
- Working with available light [read & understand the light]
- What lenses should I use
- Understanding your DSLR camera
- Camera settings for macro
- Camera settings for landscape photography
- Camera settings for nature photography
- Image composition, the golden rules and how to break it!
- How to read your histogram and how to fine-tune-it?
- Depth of Field calculation, be in control
- Camera settings to take the perfect shot every time
- Image composition, the golden rules and how to break it!
- Adjust your image exposure in relation to your subject
- Capturing raw
Personal Items & Weather Conditions
Temperature can range from: 8-24C in winter to 25-45C in the peak of summer
Average monthly rain for this time of year: 2day/ Jan-Feb- Mar and 8day/ Jun-Jul-Aug
Be organized and pack smart. Sturdy shoes, hat and sunscreen are essential. We will email you a more detailed and updated recommendation list on what to bring with your booking confirmation depending on the time of the years and weather conditions. I recommend packing a basic easy to grab jacket or lightweight rain coat, etc. in a smaller backpack or in your camera bag in case the weather changes suddenly.
Light weight rain jacket and rain pants. You don’t have to go all out here, but it will also help you to keep warm at night. * I really suggest a rain jacket if nothing else, the rain gear will keep you dry when walking in the parks. I have a pair of Teflon rain pants & jacket, super light and perfect to keep in you camera bag in case of a sudden change in the weather.
A warm jacket, long trousers and a jumper or light jacket during the winter month is a must. It can get really cold late afternoon with the sea breeze all year round.
Hat and sunscreen protection, water bottle is a must in Kalbarri.
Your favourite DSLR camera, a multi focal lens (i.e 18-70mm) or fix lens, the wider the angle the better, and a medium to long-range lens (i.e. 80-300mm), plenty of memory cards and fully charged batteries. A small steady tripod & cable release for long exposure is essential. Don’t forget to bring your camera manual if you are not 100% sure about your camera functions. Please note that for better results a recent DSLR digital camera is preferable (0-5yrs old) as technology changes. Polarizer filter, Neutral Density and grabs filters are not a prerequisite but are great tools to have for long exposure and colour saturation.
These tours and workshops are suitable for beginners and advanced photographers of all ages, however a good sense of humour and minimum fitness is recommended. Sturdy shoes, suitable warm cloths, drink bottle and a good camera bag!
A perfect add-on before your Coral Coast – Kalbarri Photo Tour is our Half Day Perth photo tour or after your Coral Coast – Kalbarri Photo Tour to join us on a 3-Day Trip to Margaret River
Take 10% off of the total costs of any WA tours when you sign up for 2 or more tours.
A perfect add-on before or directly after your Exmouth to Broome Photo Tour is our Half Day Perth photo tour or join us on a Margaret River Region Tour.
Take 5% off of the total costs of any tours when you sign up for 2 or more.
Perth-by-Night Photo Tour | Perth Photo Tour
Flexible with dates | Available all year round
Margaret River | Margaret River Photo Tour
Flexible with dates | Available all year round (Jan-Fev N/R)
Cancellations, Refunds, Guides & Weather Policy
Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellation Policy: A 25 – 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your seat depending on the tour that you have selected - refer to individual itinerary. Seats to be paid in full at the time of booking or within 4 weeks of departure on all Australian tours except all extended tours; 8 weeks for Karijini, Exmouth to Broome, Golden Outback & Southwest WA, Margaret River, Kalbarri Coral Coast 5-Day and Wave Rock, and 12 weeks on all extended European & USA tours including: Paris, Zermatt, Venice, Tuscany, Italian Dolomites, Swiss & French Alps tour and USA Canyons & National Parks. Cancellations less than 30 days on day tours no refund; 12 weeks for all extended tours, including: Karijini, Exmouth to Broome, Golden Outback & Southwest WA, Margaret River, Kalbarri Coral Coast 5-Day and Wave Rock, it also includes all our international tours & workshops: Paris, Zermatt, Venice, Cinque Terre, Tuscany, Italian Dolomites, Swiss & French Alps tour and all the North American tours. Deposits non refundable except tours cancelled due to sever weather, mechanical failure or minimum numbers not met; full refund will be given. Minimum and maximum numbers are at the discretion of the operator. Tours already commenced no refund. No refund for tours missed due to lateness & sickness. Travel insurance and public liability (in the even you accidentally damage someone else property) are mandatory on all our extended tours and highly recommended on day tours as well. Check-in 15 minutes prior to departure. Maximum 1 baggage* per person i.e. Camera bag water bottle jumper (Extra luggage* allowance on all extended tours (1 pp – personal effects) NOTE: We cannot guarantee that you will see kangaroos emus or any wild animals on our tours nor wildflowers as they are seasonal. For MasterClass workshops extended tours and international travel policy please check our website or individual tours.
Our tours leader is Martial Fatton – Blue Tongue Tours Owner/ Operator, however we reserve the right to provide a photographer of our choosing, which we guarantee is competent of their position. Your assigned photographer might change from initial notification until the tour departure due to illness, engagements or any other reason deemed necessary by Blue Tongue Tours, not limited to the photographers listed on this site. While we do our best to match you with a photographer of your choosing if requested, for these reasons we cannot guarantee a specific photographer for an individual tour.
Inclement Weather Policy
In the event of inclement weather, before the tour commences, you have the option of a) continuing the tour as planned and we’ll do our best to concentrate the tour to areas sheltered from the elements. At prior request, we can provide an umbrella. Or b) rescheduling the tour at no additional cost (availability permitting).
Itineraries are subject to change depending on weather and other circonstances beyond our control. Changes in the itinerary are always made to provide the best possible experience and safety of our clients!