12 days in Exmouth & The Coral Coast Itinerary

12 days in Exmouth & The Coral Coast Itinerary

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12 days in Exmouth & The Coral Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
1
Coral Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Kalbarri
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Geraldton
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Jurien Bay
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. On the 3rd (Tue), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at The Coral Bay Shark Nursery and then identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Marine Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Coral Bay day trip tool .

Sydney to Coral Bay is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Coral Bay is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ningaloo Marine Park ©
Ningaloo Marine Park

3
nights
Kalbarri

Kalbarri ©
Isolated and lapped at by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the town of Kalbarri boasts a picturesque location amid the dunes and sands of westerly Western Australia.
Kalbarri is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Hutt Lagoon, identify plant and animal life at Kalbarri Pelican Feeding, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ross Graham Lookout, and take in the dramatic natural features at Island Rock & Natural Bridge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kalbarri trip planner.

Drive from Coral Bay to Kalbarri in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Geraldton.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Hutt Lagoon ©
Hutt Lagoon
Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle
Red Bluff ©
Red Bluff

3
nights
Geraldton

Geraldton ©
Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. Geraldton is known for museums, historic sites, beaches, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at HMAS Sydney II Memorial, identify plant and animal life at Waminda Wildlife Sanctuary, pause for some serene contemplation at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Town Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Geraldton trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Kalbarri to Geraldton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jurien Bay.

Things to do in Geraldton

Parks Beaches Museums
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HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial
Museum of Geraldton ©
Museum of Geraldton
Coalseam Conservation Park ©
Coalseam Conservation Park

3
nights
Jurien Bay

Jurien Bay, is a coastal town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 220km north of Perth facing the Indian Ocean.HistoryThe coastline around Jurien Bay was first known to Europeans in the 17th century. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Sea Spray Art by Kiera, then make a trip to Jurien Bay Jetty, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Molah Hill Lookout, stroll through Turquoise Way Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Cape Recreation Park.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jurien Bay trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Geraldton to Jurien Bay takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jurien Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Jurien Bay Jetty ©
Jurien Bay Jetty
Molah Hill Lookout ©
Molah Hill Lookout