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Coral Bay & Karijini National Park
Perth to Broome or Broome to Perth (8 Days and 8 Nights)
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.
Day 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.
Day 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 area. Stay
on the Northwest Highway until you reach the Minilya Roadhouse and
follow the signs to Coral Bay. Suggested overnight stay - Coral
Day 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 Bay Lodge.
Day 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.
Day 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 Price.
Day 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.
Day 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.
• Fatigue causes many crashes in Australia.
• When driving long distances, stop and rest every 1-2 hours.
• Try to have someone sit beside you to keep you company driving as
our NT roads can be long and straight.
• Alcohol and driving don’t mix.
• For experienced drivers the blood alcohol level is 0.05.
• Provisional drivers and young drivers may not have any alcohol before
• Seat belts and child restraints must be worn by all vehicle occupants.
• Always carry a copy of your driver’s license in English.
• Take plenty of water on all Outback trips;
• check distances and driving conditions;
• and ensure you have adequate petrol at all times.
• Remember, rule ‘Number 1’ in the Outback: if your car breaks down
you MUST stay with your vehicle for safety reasons.
• Don’t drive after dark.
• Parks & Wildlife Commission Northern Territory provides information
on camping, National Parks, and permits.
• Ensure you are informed re the safety of swimming in the ‘Top
End’ – many areas are not safe to swim due to crocodiles.
• Call +61 (0) 8 8999 4401 for information.
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