9 days in Broome & The North West Itinerary

9 days in Broome & The North West Itinerary

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9 days in Broome & The North West Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
Coral Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 30​min
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Marine Park and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Coral Bay trip planner .

Melbourne to Coral Bay is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Coral Bay due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Karratha.

Things to do in Coral Bay

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


Karratha ©
Karratha is a city in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, adjoining the port of Dampier. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see a world frozen in time at Cossack Heritage Trail, grab your bike and head to Yaburara Heritage Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Staircase To The Moon, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Dampier Port.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Karratha driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Coral Bay to Karratha takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Karratha

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Dampier Port
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Yaburara Heritage Trail ©
Yaburara Heritage Trail


Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Visiting Mirima National Park and Mitchell River National Park will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Emma Gorge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Questro Wilderness Park, snap pictures at Ivanhoe Crossing, and identify plant and animal life at Kangaroo Haven.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kununurra day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Karratha to Kununurra. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kununurra

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Mirima National Park ©
Mirima National Park
Kangaroo Haven ©
Kangaroo Haven
Molly Springs ©
Molly Springs