17 days in Exmouth & The Coral Coast, Karijini National Park & Broome Itinerary

17 days in Exmouth & The Coral Coast, Karijini National Park & Broome Itinerary

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17 days in Exmouth & The Coral Coast, Karijini National Park & Broome Itinerary

Start: Perth
Drive:  3​h
1
Jurien Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Geraldton
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kalbarri
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Coral Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Karijini National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Perth

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): go for a stroll along the water at Jurien Bay Boat Harbour and then kick back and relax at Sandy Cape Recreation Park. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Jurien Bay Jetty, take some stellar pictures from Molah Hill Lookout, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jurien Bay trip planner .

Perth to Jurien Bay is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Jurien Bay

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

3
nights
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. Take a break from the city and head to Town Beach and Back Beach. Head to Latitude Gallery Jewellers and Geraldton Regional Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Coalseam Conservation Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Geraldton, and see the interesting displays at The Tin Heads.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Geraldton tour website .

You can drive from Jurien Bay to Geraldton in 2.5 hours. February in Geraldton sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Geraldton

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Back Beach ©
Back Beach
Waminda Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Waminda Wildlife Sanctuary
Coalseam Conservation Park ©
Coalseam Conservation Park

4
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Blue Holes and Chinaman's Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Kalbarri Pelican Feeding and Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Murchison River, admire all the interesting features of Ross Graham Lookout, stroll through Pot Alley Beach, and take some stellar pictures from The Loop and Z Bend Gorge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kalbarri trip planner .

Drive from Geraldton to Kalbarri in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
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Chinaman's Beach ©
Chinaman's Beach
Island Rock & Natural Bridge ©
Island Rock & Natural Bridge

1
day
Coral Bay

Coral Bay
Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): kick back and relax at The Coral Bay Shark Nursery and then identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Marine Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Coral Bay travel route builder site .

Getting from Kalbarri to Coral Bay by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Karijini National Park.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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2
nights
Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park ©
Explore hidden gems such as Dales Gorge and Hamersley Gorge. Step out of the city life by going to Hancock Gorge and Joffre Gorge. There's lots more to do: stroll through Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool), take some stellar pictures from Oxer Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Kalamina Gorge.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Karijini National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Coral Bay to Karijini National Park in 7 hours. In March, daytime highs in Karijini National Park are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Karijini National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hancock Gorge ©
Hancock Gorge
Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool) ©
Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool)
Hamersley Gorge ©
Hamersley Gorge

3
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Shop till you drop at The Courthouse Collection and Broome Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at Reddell Beach and Roebuck Bay. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Broome Bird Observatory, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral, see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Broome travel route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Karijini National Park to Broome takes 10.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Broome Bird Observatory ©
Broome Bird Observatory
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Fishing Charters & Tours

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