Kalbarri, Abrolhos Islands and Turquoise Coast Photography Tour 2021

Discover the pristine sand dunes, rugged red gorges, pink lakes, island archipelagos and the Pinnacles Desert on a photography tour to Kalbarri, the Abrolhos Islands and the Turquoise Coast!

Tour dates:
2 July – 7 July 2021
Tour length: 6 days
Led by: Seng Mah and Ty Stedman
Minimum 6 guests.
This tour begins and finishes in Perth.
Pace: Easy to moderate. Some locations will require hiking (along graded tracks) of between 15-20 minutes each way.

Wonder yonder to the beautiful Turquoise and Coral Coasts of Western Australia on a photography tour that takes you to the white beaches of Jurien Bay, the red rocky cliffs and spectacular gorges of Kalbarri, the sparkling waters of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, the stunning Pinnacles Desert and the white dunes of Lancelin and Cervantes. This is an easy six day photography tour that will sate your appetite for landscapes of the Australian Outback and Midwest coast!

Led by multi-accoladed photographers, Seng Mah and Ty Stedman, this is a tour that’s packed with iconic Western Australian scenery.

Tour Highlights

Day 1: Sand Dune Adventures and Jurien Bay
Sand dunes

You’ll be picked up from our meeting point in Perth and travel in the comfort of our coaster bus to Lancelin (about 2.5 hours), where you’ll have the opportunity to photograph the epic sand dunes there. Lunch is in Lancelin, after which we transfer to Jurien Bay on the Turquoise Coast of Western Australia. Sunset photography is at Sandy Cape, a beautiful arch of turquoise sea framed by sandhills and limestone headland.

Day 2: Jurien Bay to Kalbarri
Jurien Bay Jetty

We shoot the sunrise at the old remnants of the Jurien Bay Jetty, after which we return for breakfast and to check out of out hotel. We depart Jurien Bay for Kalbarri with several stops along the way to photograph the wind-blown trees near Greenough and grab lunch in Geraldton. We arrive in Jurien Bay in the late afternoon for a quick check-in before departing for a sunset shoot at Pink Lake in Port Gregory near Kalbarri. The pink hue of the lake is caused by carotenoid-producing algae Dunaliella salina in the water and depending on time and season, the pink hues can be red, pink or a light purple!

Day 3: Kalbarri

Nature's WindowKalbarri Gorge

Our visit to Kalbarri is all about the stunning red rock gorges carved out by the Murchison River. In the morning, we photograph Nature’s Window in Kalbarri National Park, followed by a visit to the new Kalbarri Skywalk to soak in the endless views of the gorges lit by the morning sun.
Much of the day in Kalbarri will be spent exploring the rugged coastline where tall cliffs plunge into surging waves.

In the late afternoon and into sunset, we visit the Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park to photograph the remarkable curves of the Murchison River deep within the gorge below. Time permitting, we will also re-visit either Nature’s Window or the Skywalk to photograph the scene in the different light at sunset.

Day 4: Kalbarri to the Houtman Abrolhos Islands

Pink Lake AerialWallabi Island CoveTerns

We kick off the day with a morning flight from Kalbarri to the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, a chain of 122 islands surrounded by the clear and sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean. These islands are the perfect place for some snorkelling, photography of seabird and seals, and exploring hidden coves and bays,

We have the morning on East Wallabi Island, finishing off with a scrumptious morning tea at the beach shelter, followed by a flight back to Kalbarri which takes us over the other islands of the archipelago and the Pink Lake, where you’ll have the opportunity to take aerial photographs of the Lake and its salt and brine shrimp ponds from the air.

On return to Kalbarri, we stop for a light lunch before heading to Geraldton.

Day 5: Geraldton to Cervantes and the Pinnacles
Pinnacles AstroPinnacles

We depart Geraldton for Cervantes on the Turquoise Coast, gateway to the Pinnacles Desert. We will be shooting sunset at the Pinnacles Desert and, weather permitting, may also partake of some astro photography at the Pinnacles too (weather permitting).

Day 6: Sand dunes at sunrise, and return to Perth

Ice cream dunes sunrise

The final day of the tour starts early as we head to the Ice-Cream Dunes (about 30 minutes from Cervantes) to photograph the sunrise there. The light of the rising sun on the gentle slopes of the sandy dunes give these dunes its name as the soft, white sand resembles mounds of ice-cream in the light. We return to Cervantes for breakfast before checking out and returning to Perth.

What’s included:

  • Land transport in a comfortable minibus or coaster.
  • All national park entry fees.
  • All accommodation during the tour.
  • Scenic flight to the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, with morning tea included.
  • All photographic tuition and guidance during the tour.
  • Group dinner on the evening of Day 5 of the tour (in Cervantes). Note this does not include alcoholic beverages.


  • Meals and drinks (except the group dinner noted above).
  • Photographic equipment. You will need to bring/supply your own cameras, lenses, tripods, batteries, filters, memory cards and so on.
  • Personal expenses, including laundry, wi-fi, medication and incidental meals.
  • Any transport or activities outside of the tour itinerary.

Price of Tour

  • AUD$3750 per person with your own room during the tour.
  • AUD$3375 per person if twin-sharing with your partner or spouse who is also a paying guest on this tour.


A deposit of AUD$800 will secure your place on this tour. This deposit is refundable if the tour is cancelled by the organiser (we require a minimum of 6 guests to run this tour). The final payment of the balance is due by 20 April 2021.

For details of the Terms and Conditions of our tours, including our Covid-19 Policy and cancellation charges, please read our Photography Tours Terms and Conditions.

To join this tour or contact us with your questions, please use the form below or email seng [at] venturephotography.com.au or telephone 0417 604 614.

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