16 days in Broome & The North West Itinerary

16 days in Broome & The North West Itinerary

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16 days in Broome & The North West Itinerary

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

2
nights
Carnarvon

Carnarvon ©
Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to OTC Satellite Earth Station Carnarvon, take an in-depth tour of Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Carnarvon Heritage Precinct, then make a trip to One Mile Jetty, and finally take in the waterfront at The Fascine.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Carnarvon online journey planner .

Melbourne to Carnarvon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Carnarvon due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in May, with highs in Carnarvon at 31°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Carnarvon

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum ©
Carnarvon Heritage Precinct ©
Carnarvon Heritage Precinct
The Fascine ©
The Fascine

3
nights
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ningaloo Marine Park. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Aqua Rush, and stroll through The Coral Bay Shark Nursery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Coral Bay trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Carnarvon to Coral Bay takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Karratha.

Things to do in Coral Bay

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

1
night
Karratha

Karratha ©
Karratha is a city in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, adjoining the port of Dampier. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Dampier Port, get great views at Staircase To The Moon, then grab your bike and head to Yaburara Heritage Trail, and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at Cossack Heritage Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Karratha Public Library, examine the collection at North West Shelf Visitor Centre, and then make a trip to Deep Gorge.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Karratha trip planner .

You can drive from Coral Bay to Karratha in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Hedland.

Things to do in Karratha

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Dampier
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Yaburara Heritage Trail ©
Yaburara Heritage Trail
North West Shelf Visitor Centre ©
North West Shelf Visitor Centre
Karratha Public Library ©
Karratha Public Library

3
nights
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. We've included these beaches for you: Pretty Pool and Spoil Bank. Let the collections at Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery and Don Rhodes Mining Museum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Dalgety House Museum, browse the different shops at Port Hedland Boulevard, make a trip to Koombana Lookout Port Hedland, and walk around Cemetery Beach Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Port Hedland tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Karratha to Port Hedland takes 3 hours. May in Port Hedland sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Port Hedland

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pretty Pool ©
Pretty Pool
Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery ©
Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery
Dalgety House Museum ©
Dalgety House Museum

4
nights
Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Get outdoors at El Questro Wilderness Park and Mirima National Park. Appreciate the collections at Waringarri Aboriginal Arts and Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Zebra Rock Gallery, explore the galleries of Birdland Functional Art, look for all kinds of wild species at Kangaroo Haven, and get engrossed in the history at Durack Homestead Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kununurra tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Port Hedland to Kununurra with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kununurra

Parks Nature Museums
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Mirima National Park ©
Mirima National Park
Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve ©
Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve
Zebra Rock Gallery ©
Zebra Rock Gallery