• HOLIDAY IDEAS - THE CORAL COAST

    Guide price from£2,119 PP
    Our suggested 14-day route will take you from Perth to Broome. You’ll drive along the Coral Coast to Cervantes, visit the Pinnacles of Nambung National Park. Meet the dolphins of Monkey Mia and enjoying the magnificent wilderness along the way.
    Tailor your experience exactly as you like, there is so much to experience in Western Australia and as well as our route suggestions, you’ll find even more ideas below for things to see and do throughout your stay.

    2,985 MILES 14 DAY ROUTE

    DAYS 1 – 2 
    Fly to Perth and spend one night in a city centre hotel. 
     
    DAY 3 
    Pick up your motorhome and drive along the Coral Coast to Cervantes, where you can visit the Pinnacles of Nambung National Park. These amazing natural limestone structures, some standing as high as five metres, were formed approximately 25,000 to 30,000 years ago, after the sea receded and left deposits of sea shells. Over time, coastal winds removed the surrounding sand, leaving the pillars exposed to the elements.


     
    DAY 4 
    Continue north along the coast to Kalbarri, and walk along the rugged cliff tops to see the spectacular sunsets where the Indian Ocean meets the Murchison River. Venture inland to Kalbarri National Park and marvel at the stunning scenery, swim in tranquil watering holes, or abseil down awe-inspring gorges.
     
    DAYS 5 – 6 
    Further along the Coast is Monkey Mia, famous for the dolphins and their daily ritual of swimming to shore to interact with humans. The Shark Bay Heritage Area has white sandy beaches, rust-red sand dunes and the famous Shell Beach, with a truly amazing variety of marine life which thrives in the clear turquoise waters of Shark Bay.

    DAY 7 
    Follow the coast to Carnarvon, known as the fruit bowl of Western Australia and is a lush oasis lying to the south of the world famous Ningaloo Reef. Witness the dramatic spectacle of the blow holes and enjoy superb fishing, surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing and swimming in the beautifully rugged surroundings of Quobba Station, Red Bluff and Gnaraloo.
     
    DAY 8
    Head to the northwest tip of Australia to Exmouth. Step off the shore near Exmouth, swim a few metres through the clearest turquoise water on earth, and you'll find yourself drifting over the world's largest fringing reef - the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef. This underwater paradise is a popular spot for all kinds of visitors, from dolphins, manta rays, turtles and humpback whales, to the largest fish in the ocean - the gentle whale shark.
     
    DAY 9
    From Exmouth travel to Karratha, a great base for exploring Millstream Chichester National Park, Karijini National Park and the 42 islands of the Dampier Archipelago. Walk the Jaburara Heritage Trail and discover indigenous rock engravings and artefacts. Head for Hearson’s Cove for a swim and catch the ‘Stairway to the Moon’ from May to October, or take a picnic to Miaree Pool and go for a refreshing dip.
    DAY 10
    Continue north to Port Hedland, famous for its natural massive resource industry, long trains, big ships and salt piles. But it’s just as rich in indigenous culture, pioneering history and wildlife. It’s a great spot for fishing and crabbing, whale watching and turtle nesting.


     
    DAYS 11-13
    Your final destination is Broome. Often referred to as the pearl of North West Australia, Broome is the coastal gateway to the magnificent wilderness region of the Kimberley. It’s also home to the world-famous white sands of Cable Beach, making it a popular holiday resort. 
     
    DAY 14
    Return your motorhome in Broome and catch your flight back to the UK.
    If you fancy a taste of the outback, from Geraldton, head inland from Geraldton to Pinda and Murchison Settlement on the Wool Wagon Pathway, and on to Gascoyne Junction rejoining the coast road at Carnavon. On the way explore the spectacular cliffs, rugged canyons and outback wildlife of Kennedy Range National Park. 
     
    Please note –
    some of the destinations mentioned above require a 4WD vehicle.

    BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

    Western Australia has a Mediterranean climate so this trip can be taken year-round, however we recommend travelling from November to April to enjoy some of the best weather and make the most of the activities on offer.

    Guide price based on economy flights. Prices vary depending on time of travel and availability.