CORAL COAST SPECTACULAR
Day 1-2 This self-drive itinerary begins with a flight into Carnarvon from Perth where you pick up your hire car. Take an hour’s drive to spectacular blow holes and the entrance to Quobba Station. Staying in a beach-side shack, you’ll be inspired by the beauty of the coastline. During whale migration, Humpback Whales will pass by as dolphins surf in the endless rollers and Red Kangaroos drop in to drink at the station’s watering holes. Explore the coastal trails that wind up the sides of 100m cliffs.
Day 3-5 Heading north to Coral Bay, you’ll get a sense of the vast isolation of the desert. After dinner, you’ll join a sunset sail and stay overnight in the reef-side resort. The next day, you’ll join the scientists who’ve worked hard to protect Ningaloo for many years and study the resident Manta Rays. On your final day in Coral Bay, you’ll go quad-biking through the coastal dunes and take a final dip underwater, snorkelling on the reef, before a drive to nearby Exmouth.
Day 6 The last day of this trip is seasonally-dependent. During the months of April to July, majestic Whale Sharks appear off the coast. You’ll join a local research group that uses tourism to help fund vital research on these incredible animals (seasonal, Apr-Jul).
Day 7 Drive to the airport and drop off the hire car before your return flight.
“Drive down the main street, look at the horizon and see the reef. Straight away you want to get amongst it”