Kalbarri to Ningaloo
Having completed the first leg of your journey, Perth to Kalbarri, the second leg of our road trip takes us from Kalbarri to Ningaloo Reef. In this roadtrip you’ll be getting into the longer stretches of the drive, traveling through more remote areas. We recommend giving yourself lots of time and if you haven’t driven on roads in Western Australia, like this before make sure you top up your fuel whenever you can to avoid running out between service stations. Also make sure you have plenty of water to drink in case of a breakdown.
Drive to Shark Bay (385kms)
Shark Bay has so much to see and do. Once you leave the highway onto the Shark Bay turnoff road look out for Shell beach & Hamelin Pool. Shell beach is what it says…a beach of shells… millions of tiny white shells and no sand. Amazing.
At Hamelin Pool you will see the Stromatolites, the oldest and largest living fossils on earth.
Stay the night at Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort and get to meet the famous beach dolphins. Enjoy an interactive talk from one of the local Rangers in the morning. On your way back to the highway why not stop it at Ocean Park Aquarium and have a gander. They run tours every hour to talk about everything that is in the touch pools and aquarium. Its super interesting and a great way to learn more about the marine life in the Shark Bay and Ningaloo regions.
Denham Town is also worth a look around and the visitor centre is one of the best along the whole coast with plenty of information about the history of the area, and while you’re at it why not enjoy some fish and chips on the foreshore. Camping & 4wding in Francois Peron National park is another great activity. There is so much to enjoy here over a couple of days if you have the time.
Destination Wooramel Station Stay (219kms)
This is a beautiful place to stop for 1 night or a few days if you have the time. Go bird watching, follow river walking trails, explore the history of 4 generations on the station, take a self-guided 4WD tour of the whole station or simply relax in the hot artesian baths.
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Driving to Carnarvon (124kms)
Take a break in Carnarvon and grab a coffee or any supplies you may be running low on. Have a walk along the foreshore to stretch your legs and visit Carnarvon Visitor Centre to see what other activities might interest you in the area. Coral Coast Caravan Park is an award winning park with great facilities if you want to stay the night otherwise carry on to the Blowholes.
The Blowholes (51kms) is a great secluded place to camp the night and the blowholes themselves are pretty amazing to watch too. Make sure you have a towel handy…you might get wet!
Final Destination From Kalbarri to Ningaloo Reef and Coral Bay (239kms)
239 kms north of Carnarvon, you’ll arrive in Coral Bay. You will be amazed how small this little place is. Everything is on the one road and within easy walking distance. Head north, less than an hour drive and you will enter Cape Range National Park.
Alternatively, you can park up and leave the car alone for a few days while you jump on board Shore Thing for your diving adventure with Sail Ningaloo.
We offer a range of sail and dive tours where you will experience humpback whales, manta rays and snorkel the very best sites the Ningaloo Reef has to offer.