Is there anything better than a summer spent following the coast, visiting a new beach every day? We think not! That’s why we’re bringing you a summer filled with sandy beaches, peaceful townships, and some of the best marine life in the world. All that, and more, awaits along Western Australia’s Coral Coast.
Perth to Geraldton
From Perth, head north along the Indian Ocean Drive. If you’re looking for a touch of adventure, make your first stop 1.5 hours along the way at Lancelin (Wangaree). Lancelin is nature’s playground for those keen on water sports, fishing, four-wheel driving and even sandboarding! Take to the water for surfing or snorkelling, or even kayak over to Lancelin Island to see an array of birdlife – you might even spot a dolphin or two. Alternatively, stick to land and visit the biggest sand dunes in Western Australia – the perfect place to give sandboarding or quad biking a go.
Once you’ve had your fill of adventure, hit the road and travel for just under an hour to Nambung National Park, home of the Pinnacles Desert: the most-visited tourist attraction in the state outside of Perth. The incredible limestone structures of the Pinnacles have been formed over thousands of years, and are a sight to behold. For an unforgettable experience, join a night-time tour for some of the best stargazing in the country.
From Nambung National Park, it’s a quick half-hour drive to Jurien Bay, where you’ll be blown away by the incredible views of the Indian Ocean. The protected waters of Jurien Bay arehome to an array of sealife, including sea lions and dolphins. For experienced scuba divers, you can head out into the crystal clear waters to explore the ocean’s natural environment, including ocean caves and coral reefs. From Jurien Bay, it’s a two-hour drive to the lively coastal city of Geraldton.
This is just a sneak peek! To read about the rest of the journey, check out the Summer Edition of Caravanning Australia.
Pictured: Jurien Bay. Image (C) Tourism Western Australia