21 days in Perth & Exmouth & The Coral Coast Itinerary

21 days in Perth & Exmouth & The Coral Coast Itinerary

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21 days in Perth & Exmouth & The Coral Coast Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Jurien Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Geraldton
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kalbarri
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Coral Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  27​h
End: London

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to City Beach and Warnbro Beach. Kids will enjoy Rockingham Beach and Matilda Bay Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Mullaloo Beach (in Mullaloo), Point Peron (in Rockingham) and Pandemonium Estate (in Baskerville). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Mettam's Pool, learn about winemaking at Kato's 3000 Grapes, make a trip to Winthrop Hall, and see the interesting displays at Aviation Heritage Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 8 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Perth hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Jurien Bay.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Rockingham, Millendon, Warnbro Beach, Kato's 3000 Grapes
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Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
Mullaloo Beach ©
Mullaloo Beach
Mettam's Pool ©
Mettam's Pool

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. Explore hidden gems such as Sandy Cape Recreation Park and Badgingarra National Park. Bring the kids along to Back Beach and Lancelin Island. The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour and take some stellar pictures from Molah Hill Lookout.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jurien Bay day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Perth to Jurien Bay takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Jurien Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lancelin, Badgingarra National Park
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Sandy Cape Recreation Park ©
Sandy Cape Recreation Park
Badgingarra National Park ©
Badgingarra National Park

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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like South Beach and Back Beach. Get some cultural insight at Central Greenough and Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Coalseam Conservation Park, look for gifts at Geraldton Platform Markets, and take a leisurely stroll along The Esplanade.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Geraldton online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Jurien Bay to Geraldton takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Geraldton

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Central Greenough, South Beach
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Coalseam Conservation Park ©
Coalseam Conservation Park
South Beach ©
South Beach
Back Beach ©
Back Beach

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Chinaman's Beach and Blue Holes. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Murchison River. The adventure continues: get great views at The Loop and Z Bend Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Kalbarri Pelican Feeding, make a trip to Hutt River Province, and hike along Mushroom Rock Walk Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kalbarri trip planner.

Getting from Geraldton to Kalbarri by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

The Loop and Z Bend Gorge
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Blue Holes ©
Blue Holes
Chinaman's Beach ©
Chinaman's Beach
The Loop and Z Bend Gorge ©
The Loop and Z Bend Gorge

1
night
Coral Bay

Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. On the 5th (Fri), stroll through The Coral Bay Shark Nursery and then identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Marine Park. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Aqua Rush and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Bay Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Coral Bay day trip planner.

You can drive from Kalbarri to Coral Bay in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Coral Bay Beach ©
Coral Bay Beach
Aqua Rush ©
Aqua Rush

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