38 days in Broome & The North West Itinerary

38 days in Broome & The North West Itinerary

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38 days in Broome & The North West Itinerary

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

9
nights
Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Head to Waringarri Aboriginal Arts and The Sandalwood Factoryfor some retail therapy. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Mirima National Park. Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Mitchell River National Park. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Artopia Kununurra, explore the striking landscape of El Questro Wilderness Park, get great views at Kelly's Knob Lookout, and explore the stunning scenery at Emma Gorge.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kununurra journey builder app .

Melbourne to Kununurra is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Kununurra. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect nights in Kununurra to be a bit warmer, around 24°C, while days are much warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Hedland.

Things to do in Kununurra

Parks Nature Museums
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Mirima National Park ©
Mirima National Park
Hoochery Distillery ©
Hoochery Distillery
Waringarri Aboriginal Arts ©
Waringarri Aboriginal Arts

5
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. For shopping fun, head to Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery or Port Hedland Boulevard. Visit Pretty Pool and Spoil Bank for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Dalgety House Museum, don't miss a visit to Cooke Point Viewing Platform, look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Keraudren Nature Reserve, and enjoy breathtaking views from Town Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Hedland tour builder app .

Explore your travel options from Kununurra to Port Hedland with the Route module. In May in Port Hedland, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Karratha.

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
Port Hedland Boulevard ©
Port Hedland Boulevard

7
nights
Karratha

Karratha ©
Karratha is a city in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, adjoining the port of Dampier. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Millstream-Chichester National Park. Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Murujuga National Park. The adventure continues: get great views at Staircase To The Moon, don't miss a visit to Deep Gorge, see the interesting displays at North West Shelf Visitor Centre, and take a leisurely stroll along Dampier Port.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Karratha online tour planner .

Getting from Port Hedland to Karratha by car takes about 3 hours. On the 17th (Fri), you're off toCoral Bay.

Things to do in Karratha

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Dampier
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Murujuga National Park ©
Murujuga National Park
Karratha Public Library ©
Karratha Public Library
North West Shelf Visitor Centre ©
North West Shelf Visitor Centre

7
nights
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Spend the 18th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at The Coral Bay Shark Nursery, head outdoors with Aqua Rush, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Marine Park.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Coral Bay trip builder website .

Getting from Karratha to Coral Bay by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. On the 25th (Sat), you're off toCarnarvon.

Things to do in Coral Bay

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

7
nights
Carnarvon

Carnarvon ©
Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. Carnarvon is known for museums and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, don't miss a visit to Gwoonwardu Mia - Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Culture Centre, admire all the interesting features of Carnarvon Speedway, and take a leisurely stroll along The Fascine.

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

Traveling by car from Coral Bay to Carnarvon takes 2.5 hours. May in Carnarvon sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Carnarvon

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum ©
One Mile Jetty ©
One Mile Jetty
The Fascine ©
The Fascine

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