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The Best Winter Road Trip Adventure from Perth  

Category: Inspiration, News, Date: 23 April 2024

Winter is the best time to start heading North from Perth on a road trip. This time of year is great to get back to nature, experience the winter beauty Perth and surrounding regions has to offer and have a great adventure! With this amazing road trip from Perth – Exmouth and Coral Bay, you can skip winter altogether!  

We’ve got the ultimate itinerary for this amazing trip including where you can experience the stunning blue waters, sand white beaches and Western Australia’s natural beauty. So, get ready to pack your bags and embrace the magic of a winter road trip in WA! 

Perth – Exmouth & Coral Bay Winter Road Trip Adventure 

Perth to Cervantes – approx 2 hours 

Australia’s Coral Coast

This epic WA winter adventure kicks off with a drive North from Perth, along the stunning WA West Coast to Cervantes. This stop takes you to the iconic Pinnacles Desert is the Nambung National Park. The Pinnacles were formed 30,000 years ago and are regarded as one of Australia’s most unique landscapes.  

Along the stunning shores of Cervantes itself, you can enjoy the local Cray fish, pristine white beaches, island and reefs. Enjoy a swim, snorkel or boat trip in this gorgeous little town and if you would like to stay overnight, why not stay at the nearby RAC Cervantes Holiday Park?  

Cervantes to Geraldton – approx 2.75 hours 

Tourism Australia

Next on your winter road trip, continue North towards Geraldton. We recommend stopping along the way at Jurien Bay to discover the ancient rock formations and sweeping white sandy beaches. You can also often spot Australian sea lions, dolphins and humpback whales from this stunning location so it is worth a pitstop on your journey!  

Once you arrive at the seaside city of Geraldton, explore the pink lakes, Aboriginal driving tails and local seafood. The city boasts tons of fun outdoor activities including kitesurfing, snorkelling, diving and unique walking trails. Once you’ve had your fill of fun, you can enjoy the city’s bustling food and drink scene, with delicious local produce and charming restaurants. There are plenty of accommodation options in and around Geraldton, to find a caravan or holiday park to stay at check out the Caravan & Camping WA website.  

Geraldton to Shark Bay (via Kalbarri) – approx 4.5 hours 

Tourism Australia

The next stop on your Western Australia adventure is one that nature lovers, thrill seekers and relaxation enthusiasts can all enjoy. However, first you have to make a pitstop at the stunning Kalbarri National Park and experience the famous Kalbarri Skywalk and the sweeping views over the Murchison River Gorge. Once you’ve explored this impressive region, continue North to Shark Bay.  

Shark Bay is a slice of Western Australia paradise. Offering picture-perfect views, a vivid and varied landscape and marvellous red earth that contrasts the bright white sand and turquoise-blue water. The region is great place to enjoy a range of outdoor adventures such as whale watching, sunset cruises, snorkelling and diving or even quad biking.  

Some must-visit destinations for Shark Bay is Little Lagoon, Monkey Mia Dolphin Experience and the Shark Bay World Heritage Centre. If you’re looking for a special camping experience, you can stay at the RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort or explore one of the other great holiday parks in the region. 

Shark Bay to Carnarvon – approx 2.5 hours

Tourism Australia

Continuing on your winter road trip adventure, just two hours up the road is the coastal oasis of Carnarvon. Winter is a great time of year to visit this region as you can spot humpback whales migrating and enjoy the local catch of prawns, scallops and crab. 

Carnarvon is known for its nearby blowholes, hosting the world’s biggest rock and its famous freshwater Rocky Pool. If you fancy staying in the area, check out these great holiday parks to book. 

Carnarvon to Coral Bay & Exmouth – approx 2.5-4 hours 

Tourism Australia

Heading North from Carnarvon, you will hit Coral Bay about an hour and a half outside of Exmouth. This little WA gem is a seaside haven, filled with crystal-blue, calm waters and white-sand beaches. It is also home to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef. This coastal paradise is the perfect place to discover fascinating marine life, snorkel the reef or glimpse the famous whale sharks and humpback whales known the frequent the region. The area also offers unique walking trails through national parks and stunning beaches, boasting tidal pools and turtle nesting.  

Once you’ve explored as much as you can of this beautiful region, it’s time to continue the adventure towards spectacular Exmouth. Known as a haven for divers and snorkellers, Exmouth is the perfect base to explore the beauty of Australia’s Coral Coast. Whether you want to explore the ancient cliffs and canyons of the breathtaking Cape Range National Park, rejuvenate next to the shimmering turquoise waters and white sandy beaches, or indulge in the delicious local cuisine, there is something for everyone at this Western Australia paradise.  

This epic winter road trip from Perth to Australia’s Coral Coast is an adventure like no other. Featuring the most spectacular landscapes, stunning scenery and unique wildlife experiences, you will only regret not exploring this area sooner. We hope you enjoy your adventure-filled winter road trip in Western Australia!

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