26 days in Exmouth & The Coral Coast Itinerary

26 days in Exmouth & The Coral Coast Itinerary

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26 days in Exmouth & The Coral Coast Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  24​h
1
Jurien Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Geraldton
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kalbarri
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Coral Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Karratha
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  25​h
End: London

4
nights
Jurien Bay

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. Escape the urban bustle at Sandy Cape Recreation Park and Turquoise Way Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jurien Bay Jetty and Jurien Bay Boat Harbour. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, Head underground at Drovers Cave National Park, take some stellar pictures from Molah Hill Lookout, and browse the exhibits of Sea Spray Art by Kiera.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Jurien Bay online itinerary planner .

London, UK to Jurien Bay is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Jurien Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Sandy Cape Recreation Park ©
Sandy Cape Recreation Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Drovers Cave National Park ©
Drovers Cave National Park

6
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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. Escape the urban bustle at Town Beach and Back Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Francis Xavier Cathedral and The Tin Heads. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at HMAS Sydney II Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre, explore and take pictures at Lavender Valley Farm, and visit a coastal fixture at Point Moore Lighthouse.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Geraldton itinerary app .

Getting from Jurien Bay to Geraldton by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Geraldton can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Geraldton

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial
Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre ©
Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre
Waminda Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Waminda Wildlife Sanctuary

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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.
Get outdoors at Chinaman's Beach and Island Rock & Natural Bridge. Discover out-of-the-way places like Blue Holes and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Murchison River, identify plant and animal life at Kalbarri Pelican Feeding, take in the dramatic natural features at Zuytdorp Cliffs, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalbarri trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Geraldton to Kalbarri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Chinaman's Beach ©
Chinaman's Beach
Blue Holes ©
Blue Holes
Ross Graham Lookout ©
Ross Graham Lookout

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Coral Bay

Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Step off the beaten path and head to Ningaloo Marine Park and The Coral Bay Shark Nursery. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Aqua Rush.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Coral Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Kalbarri to Coral Bay in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. On the 18th (Sat), you're off toKarratha.

Things to do in Coral Bay

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

4
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Karratha

Karratha ©
Karratha is a city in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, adjoining the port of Dampier. Get outdoors at Millstream-Chichester National Park and Yaburara Heritage Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cossack Heritage Trail and Staircase To The Moon. There's more to do: get lost in a book at Karratha Public Library.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Karratha route builder site .

Traveling by car from Coral Bay to Karratha takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Karratha

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Yaburara Heritage Trail ©
Yaburara Heritage Trail
Karratha Public Library ©
Karratha Public Library