11 days in Broome & The North West Itinerary

11 days in Broome & The North West Itinerary

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11 days in Broome & The North West Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Carnarvon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Ningaloo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Karratha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Port Hedland
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
5
Kununurra
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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Carnarvon

Carnarvon ©
Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along The Fascine, then get engrossed in the history at Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, then make a trip to OTC Satellite Earth Station Carnarvon, and finally don't miss a visit to Carnarvon Blowholes.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Carnarvon journey planner.

Melbourne to Carnarvon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Carnarvon, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Carnarvon reach 30°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ningaloo.

Things to do in Carnarvon

Museums Outdoors
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Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum ©
The Fascine ©
The Fascine

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Ningaloo

Ningaloo ©
On the 11th (Wed), explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ningaloo sightseeing planning app .

Drive from Carnarvon to Ningaloo in 3 hours. When traveling from Carnarvon in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ningaloo: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Karratha.

Things to do in Ningaloo

Wildlife Parks
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Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

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Karratha

Karratha ©
Karratha is a city in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, adjoining the port of Dampier. On the 12th (Thu), get lost in a book at Karratha Public Library, don't miss a visit to Dampier Port, examine the collection at North West Shelf Visitor Centre, then get great views at Staircase To The Moon, and finally don't miss a visit to Deep Gorge. On your second day here, take in the pleasant sights at Cossack Heritage Trail, then grab your bike and head to Yaburara Heritage Trail, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Cossack.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Karratha online day trip planner .

You can drive from Ningaloo to Karratha in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Hedland.

Things to do in Karratha

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Dampier, Cossack
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Cossack ©
Cossack
North West Shelf Visitor Centre ©
North West Shelf Visitor Centre
Karratha Public Library ©
Karratha Public Library

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Port Hedland

Port Hedland ©
Port Hedland is the second largest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, with an estimated urban population of 15,191, including the satellite town of South Hedland, 18 km away. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Spoil Bank, then stroll around Cemetery Beach Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pretty Pool.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port Hedland trip maker tool .

You can drive from Karratha to Port Hedland in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Port Hedland are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Port Hedland

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cemetery Beach Park ©
Cemetery Beach Park
Pretty Pool ©
Pretty Pool
Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery ©
Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery

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nights
Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Waringarri Aboriginal Arts and Birdland Functional Art. Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Mirima National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Emma Gorge, take in the views from Ivanhoe Crossing, contemplate the waterfront views at Molly Springs, and explore and take pictures at ZEBRA ROCK MINE GALLERY & CAMPGROUND.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kununurra road trip website .

Explore your travel options from Port Hedland to Kununurra with the Route module. While traveling from Port Hedland, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kununurra, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 20°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kununurra

Parks Nature Museums
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Mirima National Park ©
Mirima National Park
Hoochery Distillery ©
Hoochery Distillery
Waringarri Aboriginal Arts ©
Waringarri Aboriginal Arts