Perth to Exmouth with Why Not Bus
Perth to Geraldton by bus
The strip from Perth to Geraldton along the Indian Ocean Drive offers lots of sightseeing opportunities. The highlights include Yanchep National Park where you can see Koalas, the Pinnacles, the sand dunes around Lancelin, beaches along the turquoise coast and the oldest living organisms at Lake Thetis.
Geraldton to Kalbarri by bus
Geraldton is a small town that has come a long way in the past few years and is a worthwhile stop on any trip north. It’s home to some fabulous beaches, cute cafes, weekend markets, an excellent museum and the Yamaji Aboriginal Art Centre.
Kalbarri to Monkey Mia by bus
The main consideration is that from the North West Coastal Highway, it’s a 129 km drive to get to Denham and the road seems to stretch on forever. In short, it’s not a quick detour. Depending on how much time you have, you may or may not choose to take this option and drive to Carnarvon instead. If you’ve got a few extra days the Shark Bay Heritage area is a nature’s paradise that’s worthy of exploring.
Carnarvon to Exmouth by bus
Once past Carnarvon the road continues north. There’s an option to take a trip to the Blowholes and the strip of coastline from Quobba Station to the Red Bluff and Gnarloo Station. The Carnarvon Blowholes are a natural phenomenon and shoot water through cracks in the granite rocks making a massive roar in the process. They are particularly impressive on days with a big swell.
The blowholes are located 75 km from Carnarvon and again, it’s not a quick detour. If you have time there are some excellent camping options at Quobba Station and further along the track to Gnaraloo.
Overland Perth to Exmouth by Bus
Exmouth is the gateway to Cape Range National Park and much of the sensational Ningaloo Reef. It’s a top town to use as a base to explore the surrounding area and offers plenty of conveniences. My favourite thing is the emus who are frequently seen leisurely strolling up and down the main road. The highlight of course of any trip to Exmouth is swimming with whale sharks. Whale shark tours operate from Exmouth from April to October.
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