20 days in Broome & The North West & Perth Itinerary

20 days in Broome & The North West & Perth Itinerary

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20 days in Broome & The North West & Perth Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Kununurra
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
2
Karratha
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Coral Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Carnarvon
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Perth
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Emma Gorge and Ord River. Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Mirima National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Kelly's Knob Lookout, stop by The Sandalwood Factory, and admire all the interesting features of ZEBRA ROCK MINE GALLERY & CAMPGROUND.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kununurra trip tool .

Melbourne to Kununurra is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Kununurra is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Kununurra, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Karratha.

Things to do in Kununurra

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Mirima National Park ©
Mirima National Park
Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve ©
Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve
Kangaroo Haven ©
Kangaroo Haven

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 7th (Sat): browse the collection at Karratha Public Library, then get great views at Staircase To The Moon, then don't miss a visit to Deep Gorge, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Dampier Port. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): go for a walk through Cossack Heritage Trail and then grab your bike and head to Yaburara Heritage Trail.

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Explore your travel options from Kununurra to Karratha with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Karratha

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Dampier
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Yaburara Heritage Trail ©
Yaburara Heritage Trail
Karratha Public Library ©
Karratha Public Library
Deep Gorge ©
Deep Gorge

3
nights
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ningaloo Marine Park and The Coral Bay Shark Nursery. Spend the 10th (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and get outside with Aqua Rush.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Coral Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Karratha to Coral Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Carnarvon.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Aqua Rush ©
Aqua Rush

2
nights
Carnarvon

Carnarvon ©
Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): make a trip to Gwoonwardu Mia - Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Culture Centre, get engrossed in the history at Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, then don't miss a visit to OTC Satellite Earth Station Carnarvon, and finally don't miss a visit to Carnarvon Blowholes. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Carnarvon Heritage Precinct, take in the waterfront activity at Carnarvon Yacht Club - Marina, and then explore and take pictures at The Fascine.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Carnarvon travel route app .

You can drive from Coral Bay to Carnarvon in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Carnarvon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Carnarvon

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Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum ©
The Fascine ©
The Fascine
Carnarvon Yacht Club - Marina ©
Carnarvon Yacht Club - Marina

7
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Explore hidden gems such as Barna Mia Nocturnal Wildlife Experience and Matilda Bay Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets), Point Peron (in Rockingham) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, take a leisurely stroll along South Perth Foreshore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth trip app .

Explore your travel options from Carnarvon to Perth with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Carnarvon in September, with highs in Perth at 24°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, South Perth, Mandurah, Matilda Bay Reserve, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Matilda Bay Reserve ©
Matilda Bay Reserve
Point Peron ©
Point Peron

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