Coral Bay & Karijini National Park
Perth to Broome or Broome to Perth (8 Days and 8
Day 1 Perth to Kalbarri
We suggest an early start to ensure a chance
at a Kalbarri sunset. Head north to the wheat port of Geraldton
which is an ideal spot for lunch. At Northampton, turn toward
Port Gregory then follow the coastal road into Kalbarri. Take
time to stop at some of the coastal cliff locations, the Natural
Bridge being the most spectacular. Time to relax and enjoy
local seafood for dinner to night. Suggested overnight stay
- Kalbarri Palms Resort.
2 Kalbarri to Monkey Mia
On you way out of Kalbarri, take the time to
visit the Murchison River gorges, Hawks Head and Nature’s
Window are worth the 26km detour.
Once at the Northwest highway, turn left and
make your way north to the Overlander Roadhouse where the
turnoff to Denham and Monkey Mia is well sign posted.
Pass through the original pearling town of Denham
where any supplies required should be purchased as shopping
is very limited at the resort. Suggested overnight stay -
Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort.
3 Monkey Mia to Coral Bay
Backtracking is required to the Overlander Roadhouse
but stop at Shell Beach, Eagle Bluff and Hamelin Telegraph
Station on the way back to truly appreciate this World Heritage
Stay on the Northwest Highway until you reach
the Minilya Roadhouse and follow the signs to Coral Bay. Suggested
overnight stay - Coral Bay Lodge.
4 Coral Bay
No need to pack the car today. Head straight
to the beach. Coral Bay can be experienced in many ways from
a simple snorkel off the beach to a glass bottom boat to a
full scale dive experience.
Just ask our friendly staff when booking what
activity best suits you. Suggested overnight stay - Coral
5 Coral Bay to Tom Price
Sadly we must leave this bit of paradise behind
but many more adventures await us down the track.
Go north from Coral Bay towards Exmouth at Bullara
turn right and rejoin the Northwest Highway heading for Nanutarra
where you will follow the road into Paraburdoo and Tom Price,
the gateway to Karijini National Park.You are now travelling
in remote areas with great distances between facilities so
always make sure you top up with fuel at each opportunity,
carry plenty of water and a few snacks. Suggested overnight
stay - Karijini Lodge,Tom Price.
6 Tom Price
Karijini National Park would take months to
explore in its entirety. Its best to plan ahead the things
you would most like to see and the method to experience them.When
booking your tour be sure to ask for the Pilbara Holiday Planner
which will help you make your choices.
We can make the bookings for you or contact
the local operators on the spot although some popular tours
and locations do get booked out. No matter what your choice,
hiking and walking are an essential part of a Karijini Experience
so you will appreciate a cold drink and a soft bed at the
end of today. Suggested overnight stay - Karijini Lodge,Tom
7 Tom Price to Marble Bar
The drive north takes you back through the Park so anything
missed yesterday, can be arranged for today.
Today's destination is one of Australia’s most famous
locations, one that not many can claim to have visited.
Legend has it that Marble Bar experienced 100 days where
the temperature never dropped below 100 degrees making it
the hottest place in Australia.
When you get there, there is a plaque to prove it but don't
worry, your room is air-conditioned. Suggested overnight stay
- Marble Bar Roadhouse.
8 Marble Bar to Broome
Today you will marvel at the vastness of the Australian Outback.
Make sure your water bottle is full and all things including
the car and yourselves are topped up.
Stops are limited and the distances great but as you cruise
along in air conditioned comfort, think of the early prospectors
and explorers who travelled this country with camels, on horse
back or simply walked.
Suggested overnight stay - Seashells Resort.