Western Australia may seem like a daunting place. Covering an entire third of the continent of Australia, this vast wilderness houses some of the world’s oldest cultures, incredible wildlife and unmatched natural beauty – it truly is a remarkable place. What with so much to see you may be wondering where on earth to start your trip. Luckily, we’ve put together the ultimate Western Australia itinerary to ensure you don’t miss out on any of the incredible sights WA has to offer.
Begin your journey in Western Australia’s sunny capital, Perth – you may want to spend a couple of days exploring before embarking on the road trip of a lifetime. From spending an afternoon admiring the view in riverside Kings Park to immersing yourself in the cities ballet or opera scene at The Perth Cultural Centre you’re sure to find something brilliant to do. First stop after Perth: The Pinnacles. Marvel at the unique landscape of towering limestone formations, before you taking on the sand dunes of Jurien Bay. The final stretch of the day will take you to the quiet beach town of Kalbarri, where you’ll be bedding down for the night.
You spend the start of your second day in Kalbarri National Park, admiring the dramatic scenery of the Murchison Gorge, Natures Window and Z-Bend Gorge, where you can go swimming or abseiling. After a lunch on the beautiful Shell Beach it’s time to hit the road and drive on to Shark Bay.
The third day is for all the animal lovers as you’ll get the chance to meet the famous Monkey Mia bottlenose dolphins; they are fed by park rangers and swim up to the shore several times a day. After this, its time view the fascinating stromatolites of Hamelin Pool, before travelling up to Coral Bay, home of the spectacular underwater world of the Ningaloo Reef.
Spend the day exploring the picturesque Coral Bay, home to 250 species of coral and over 500 species of fish. Snorkel in the world heritage site of the Ningaloo reef or cruise the crystal clear waters in a glass-bottom boat, the choice is yours. The evening drive takes you on to Exmouth for snorkelling in Turquoise Bay, swimming with whale sharks (depending on the time of year) and to spot hopping kangaroos.
Next, you’ll be heading inland through the Pilbara region to Karijini. With amazing gorges, waterfalls and natural pools, you’ll want to spend a couple of days here to fully explore Western Australia’s outback oasis. Formed more than 2.5 million years ago, it features some of the most unusual landforms on Earth, perfect for photo opportunities.
On the penultimate day continue onwards to the Pilbara region, where you’ll get to learn about the iron ore industry, before spending the night in an outback station. Spend your final day enjoying the white sands of the breath-taking Eighty Mile Beach, followed by your arrival into the Kimberley region and Broome.
Want to take this awesome trip? Book your place on Adventure Tour Australia’s 10 day Perth to Broome Overland Tour.
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