60 days in Exmouth & The Coral Coast Itinerary

60 days in Exmouth & The Coral Coast Itinerary

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60 days in Exmouth & The Coral Coast Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
Jurien Bay
— 14 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h
— 12 nights
Drive:  7​h
Coral Bay
— 12 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
— 11 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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. Get in touch with nature at The Pinnacles Desert and Back Beach. Visit Sandy Cape Recreation Park and Dynamite Bay for some beach relaxation. Explore Jurien Bay's surroundings by going to Cervantes (Nambung National Park & Emu Downs Wind Farm), Hi Vallee Farm (in Warradarge) and Badgingarra National Park (in Badgingarra). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Stockyard Gully National Park. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Lesueur National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Hangover Bay, explore the striking landscape at Stromatolites, steep yourself in history at Macpherson Homestead, and admire the masterpieces at New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Jurien Bay trip itinerary site .

Melbourne to Jurien Bay is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Jurien Bay due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Jurien Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cervantes, Lancelin, Eneabba, New Norcia, Macpherson Homestead
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The Pinnacles Desert ©
The Pinnacles Desert
Nambung National Park ©
Nambung National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours


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. Get outdoors at South Beach and Hell's Gate Beach. Visit Town Beach and Back Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Geraldton side-trips: Port Denison (The Fishermen's Memorial Lookout and Obelisk & Granny's Beach), Irwin Heritage River Trail (in Dongara) and Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church (in Mullewa). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Coalseam Conservation Park, and stroll through Pages Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Geraldton sightseeing planner.

Getting from Jurien Bay to Geraldton by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Geraldton can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Geraldton

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Greenough, Port Denison, Abrolhos Islands, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church, Irwin Heritage River Trail
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HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial
South Beach ©
South Beach


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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Chinaman's Beach and Port Gregory Beach. Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Hutt Lagoon. Go for a jaunt from Kalbarri to Northampton to see Elbenjo animal sanctuary about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs, look for all kinds of wild species at Zuytdorp Cliffs, get great views at Island Rock & Natural Bridge, and explore the activities along Murchison River.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kalbarri trip planner .

Traveling by car from Geraldton to Kalbarri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kalbarri National Park, Elbenjo animal sanctuary
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Ross Graham Lookout ©
Ross Graham Lookout
Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature’s Window ©
Nature’s Window

Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and The Coral Bay Shark Nursery. Spend the 9th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Marine Park and head outdoors with Aqua Rush.

Before you visit Coral Bay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Kalbarri to Coral Bay in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. You will leave for Karratha on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Coral Bay

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


Karratha ©
Karratha is a city in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, adjoining the port of Dampier. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cossack and Cossack Heritage Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Millstream-Chichester National Park and Murujuga National Park. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Staircase To The Moon, make a trip to Deep Gorge, get lost in a book at Karratha Public Library, and head off the coast to Burrup Peninsula.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Karratha trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Coral Bay to Karratha in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Karratha

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dampier, Cossack, Burrup Peninsula
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Yaburara Heritage Trail ©
Yaburara Heritage Trail
Cossack ©
Murujuga National Park ©
Murujuga National Park