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Coral Bay, Exmouth & Ningaloo Reef
Perth, Ningaloo Reef & return to Perth (7 Days and
Day 1 Perth to Billabong
Today is a driving day, necessary to give the maximum
time to enjoy the natural attractions found at Ningaloo Reef. Be
sure to take advantage of the “free coffee for driver”
campaign to ensure you drive relaxed and alert. Tonight enjoy the
atmosphere of a Aussie roadhouse and country pub and mingle with
the locals. Suggested overnight stay - Billabong
7 h 5 min (648.8 km) via State Route 60 and National Route 1
Day 2 Billabong to Coral Bay
Another day to enjoy the vastness of the Australian
outback. Carnarvon is an ideal stop for lunch then on through the
banana plantations to leave the NW Coastal highway at the small
community of Minilya.The road to Coral Bay is well signposted. Upon
arrival you will be amazed at the clarity of the water. Check out
the local shops for information as to diving, snorkelling, glassbottom
boats.We can make arrangements ahead of time for you or decide on
the spot If you are into to diving, this is THE spot.Your accommodation
for the next two nights is the Coral Bay Lodge, walking distance
to all facilities. At Coral Bay, you can just walk out to Ningaloo
Reef, no boats are necessary, the fish come to you! Suggested
overnight stay - Powered Camp Sites « Coral Bay Ningaloo Reef Western
4 h 45 min (474.9 km) via National Route 1
Day 3 Coral Bay
All the natural attractions of Coral Bay are on your
door step. Be active or sunbake on the white silver sand, the choice
is yours. For a complete list of all the available options, contact
us or your travel agent when booking to ensure you find the one
that suits you.
Suggested overnight stay - Powered
Camp Sites « Coral Bay Ningaloo Reef Western Australia.
Day 4 Coral Bay to Exmouth
It is only a short drive up the coast to Exmouth
so any morning activities at Coral Bay can be enjoyed before heading
to the top of the Northwest Cape. Exmouth is the gateway to the
Cape Range National Park. Again the range of activities is endless,
so let us know your needs and we’ll make sure your holiday
is exactly what you want.
Suggested overnight stay - RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park - Caravan
Parks In Exmouth
1 h 36 min (150.5 km) via Minilya-Exmouth Rd
Day 5 Exmouth
Diving or driving? For some real adventure, take the
4WD track down to Yardie Creek or dive with the whale sharks (in
season) or the manta rays which glide through the region all year
round. Today will be “full on” if you chose, so a cold
drink before dinner will be a great time to relax and reflect on
the fantastic attractions of the Ningaloo Reef. Suggested
overnight stay - RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park - Caravan Parks In
Day 6 Exmouth to Billabong
Sadly, all good things must come to an end and as
you head south you will have plenty of time to recall the many adventures
of the last few days that will last a lifetime. Tonight, renew acquaintances
and the Billabong Pub.
6 h 3 min (600.6 km) via Minilya-Exmouth Rd and National
Suggested overnight stay - Billabong
Day 7 Billabong to Perth
Geraldton is a convenient stop for lunch and enjoy
the unique sandstone architecture. If you are interested in diving
and things maritime, the Geraldton Maritime Museum contains significant
relics of major shipwrecks and the mementos of the adventures in
finding them. Before long the skyline of Perth will come into view
and the effort of driving will be far outweighed by the life long
experience of Coral Bay, Exmouth and the Ningaloo Reef.
• 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
• 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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