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Journey of a Lifetime: Perth to Darwin Road Trip

Category: Inspiration, MDRTNT, Date: 27 May 2024

The Perth to Darwin road trip is a ‘classic’ Australian adventure along one of Australia’s most stunning coastlines, past world-renowned National Parks and featuring unforgettable vistas. Covering nearly 4,000km, this sizeable adventure is definitely worth it! Experience the breathtaking beaches, coral reefs, natural gorges, vibrant culture and vast open road on this epic journey.

To enjoy all the amazing attractions along this trek, we recommend leaving at least 2 weeks road tripping time. However, there is so much to see on this trip, you could easily allow 3-4 weeks and you would not be bored!

Where To Stay on Your Epic Journey

The road trip from Perth to Darwin is filled with amazing caravan and holiday parks that will only make your adventure more enjoyable. For caravan parks in Western Australia, check out the Caravan & Camping Western Australia website and for park options in the Northern Territory, check out the Caravanning NT website.

Some of the most popular parks along the route include:

Western Australia

  • RAC Cervantes Holiday Park
  • Jurien Bay Tourist Park
  • Kalbarri Tudor Holiday Park
  • Coral Bay Peoples Park
  • Tasman Holiday Parks – Denham Seaside
  • RAC – Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort
  • RAC Exmouth Holiday Park
  • Karijini Eco Retreat
  • Tom Price Tourist Park
  • RAC Cable Beach Holiday Park
  • Broome Caravan Park
  • Discovery Parks – Broome
  • Discovery Parks – Lake Kununurra
  • Discovery Parks – Lake Argyle

Northern Territory

  • Breeze Holiday Parks – Katherine
  • Nitmiluk Caravan Park
  • BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park
  • Darwin FreeSpirit Resort
Photos: Tourism Western Australia

Must-See Attractions on the Perth to Darwin Road Trip

  • The Pinnacles (Nambung National Park)
  • Kalbarri National Park
  • Shark Bay Heritage Area
  • Coral Bay & Ningaloo Reef
  • Karijini National Park
  • Cable Beach (with sunset camel riding)
  • Bungle Bungle Ranges (Purnululu National Park)
  • Lake Argyle
  • Katherine Gorge (Nitmuluk National Park)
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Florence Falls (Litchfield National Park)

Road Trip Itinerary Perth to Darwin

Photos: Tourism Western Australia / Tourism NT

1. Perth to Cervantes (213km)

2. Cervantes to Geraldton (223km)

3. Geraldton to Monkey Mia & Shark Bay (via Kalbarri National Park) (554km)

4. Monkey Mia to Coral Bay (optional stop in Carnarvon) (581km)

5. Coral Bay to Exmouth (152km)

6. Exmouth to Karijini National Park (618km)

7. Karijini National Park to Port Hedland (309km)

8. Port Hedland to Broome (609km)

9. Broome to Fitzroy Crossing (397km)

10. Fitzroy Crossing to Halls Creek (259km)

11. Halls Creek to Kununurra (and Lake Arygle) (358km)

12. Kununurra to Katherine (and Nitmuluk National Park) (515km)

13. Katherine to Kakadu National Park (152km)

14. Kakadu National Park to Darwin (via Litchfield National Park) (552km)

This incredible road trip through Western Australia and into the Northern Territory has something for everyone, showcasing some of Australia’s most beautiful scenery and majestic panoramas. If you’re looking for an epic road trip adventure this winter, Perth to Darwin may be the one for you!

For more road trip inspiration, check out our Road Trip tag.

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