Monkey Mia, Kalbarri and the Pinnacles
5 Days and 4 Nights
Day 1 Perth to Kalbarri
We suggest an early start to ensure you capture
the sunset over the coastal cliffs at Kalbarri. Head north
from Perth, following the signs to Geraldton through the coastal
plain and northern wheatbelt area. Enjoy lunch in Geraldton,
then take the turnoff at Northampton.Travel through the historic
Hutt River Province and pass by the scenic coastal cliffs
prior to your arrival in Kalbarri. We suggest you try the
local fish for dinner tonight. Suggested overnight stay -
Kalbarri Palms Resort.
2 Kalbarri to Monkey Mia
As you head out towards the Northwest coastal
highway, take the time to drive out to The Nature’s
Window and Hawks Head for a spectacular view of the Murchison
A comfortable lunch stop is the Billabong Roadhouse
and an interesting afternoon break is a visit to the historic
Hamelin Pool telegraph station then head towards the original
pearling town of Denham.The last 22 kilometres brings you
through the world heritage
Shark Bay region to the home of the world famous
bottle nose dolphins of Monkey Mia. Suggested overnight stay
- Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort.
Day 3 Monkey Mia to Port Denison
The best time to visit the dolphins is early
morning. If you wish, there is an optional cruise around the
Shark Bay region then begin your journey south with a quick
stop at the amazing Shell Beach. Head south when you reach
the Overlander Roadhouse and make for the picturesque town
of Port Denison, just a short drive to the coast from Dongara.
Suggested overnight stay - Port Denison Holiday Units.
4 Port Denison to Cervantes
Continue your journey south and leave the main
highway just south of Dongara and follow the signs through
the fishing villages of Leeman and Greenhead towards Cervantes.
Stop for lunch then follow the road to Nambung National Park,
home to the mysterious Pinnacles. Here you can follow the
trail as you drive amongst these fascinating formations.There
are places to pull over for photo opportunities and an interpretive
centre to gather the necessary information on their formation.
Suggested overnight stay - Cervantes Pinnacles Motel.
Day 5 Cervantes to Perth
The drive from here back to Perth will take
about 3 hours so enjoy a leisurely breakfast and explore this
unique fishing village famous for its Western Rock lobster.
Also, in season between July and October, the area is prolific
in wildflowers where natural kaleidoscopes are a photographer’s