8 days in Exmouth & The Coral Coast Itinerary

8 days in Exmouth & The Coral Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Exmouth & The Coral Coast Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  9​h 30​min
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Jurien Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Geraldton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Kalbarri
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Coral Bay
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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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. On the 20th (Fri), stroll around Jurien Bay Marine Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jurien Bay trip site .

Melbourne to Jurien Bay is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Jurien Bay is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Jurien Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Sandy Cape Recreation Park ©
Sandy Cape Recreation Park
Jurien Bay Marine Park ©
Jurien Bay Marine Park

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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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): learn about all things military at HMAS Sydney II Memorial, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Geraldton, then stroll through Town Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Francis Xavier Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Geraldton trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Jurien Bay to Geraldton by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Geraldton

Museums Beaches Outdoors
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HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial
Museum of Geraldton ©
Museum of Geraldton
St Francis Xavier Cathedral ©
St Francis Xavier Cathedral

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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.
On the 23rd (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Kalbarri Pelican Feeding, meet the residents at Rainbow Jungle, then explore and take pictures at Island Rock & Natural Bridge, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Hutt Lagoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Murchison River, explore the striking landscape of Ross Graham Lookout, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take some stellar pictures from Red Bluff.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kalbarri trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Geraldton to Kalbarri by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Hutt Lagoon ©
Hutt Lagoon
Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): head outdoors with Aqua Rush, look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Marine Park, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Coral Bay vacation planning site .

Getting from Kalbarri to Coral Bay by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coral Bay

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