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11 Day Northbound to Ningaloo - Self Drive
11 Day Northbound to Ningaloo - Self Drive
Perth to Ningaloo is one of Australia's great scenic drives and the road hugs the Indian Ocean Coastline. The region is packed with white beaches, outback desert, laid-back coastal towns and the worlds largest fringing coral reef. meet the friendly dolphins at Monkey Mia, swim with the largest fish on earth and follow the wildflower trails. This 11 day self drive takes you to the best spots along the 1,100 km coastline. 
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  • During the months of July to September, enjoy the myriad of colours from the spring wildflowers dotted along the coastal highways
  • Spend time at Ningaloo Marine Park on the north-west coast with the opportunity to swim with whale sharks
  • Explore breathtaking Coral Bay with the option to swim with the graceful manta rays or take a quad bike trek
  • Meet the playful dolphins off the coast of Monkey Mia and enjoy the fantastic beaches
  • Visit the striking Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park for some excellent photo opportunities
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Day 1: Perth - Geraldton (417km)

Set out in the early morning towards the historic twin towns of Dongara and Port Denison. Spend some time exploring these historic coastal spots or stop at Greenough River Nature Trails located just to the south of Geraldton. Look out for the beautiful wild spring flowers (July - September).

  • Standard: Hospitality Geraldton, Surestay Collection by Best Western - Queen Motel Room
  • Superior: Nesuto Geraldton Apartment Hotel - Premier Studio
Day 2: Geraldton - Carnarvon (476km)

Continue north to the tropical fruit town of Carnavon. Visit a banana plantation, view the spectacular blowholes and from May to October buy fresh seafood directly from the factories.

  • Standard: Hospitality Cararvon, Surestay Collection by Best Western - Queen Motel Room
  • Superior: Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon - Executive Queen Motel Room
Days 3 & 4: Carnarvon - Exmouth (363km)

Drive north to through the splendr of Coral Bay to Exmouth, the northern gateway to Ningaloo Marine Park. Spend a full day exploring Ningaloo Marine Park; snorkel, drive, take a cruise or swim with Ningaloo whale sharks (April to June) or discover beautiful Cape Range National Park nearby.

  • Standard: Exmouth Escape Retreat - 1 Bedroom Apartment
  • Superior: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort - Standard Room
Day 5: Exmouth - Coral Bay (150km)

Re-trace your tracks today back to the stunning Coral Bat. Depart early to make the most of the day with the opportunity to swim with manta rays and take a quad bike trek to secret beaches for drift snorkelling.

  • Standard: Ningaloo Coral Bay - Bayview Room
  • Superior: Ningaloo Coral Bay - Bayview Ningaloo Villa
Days 6 & 7: Coral Bay - Monkey Mia (579km)

Drive south along the North West Coastal Highway to Money Mia in the Shark Bay Heritage Area. With a full day to relax in this beautiful area you can visit the dolphins or stroll along the fantastic beaches. There are also boat tours which leave Monkey Mia to view the dugongs (sea cows) grazing amoung the seagrass beds.

  • Standard: RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort - Beach View Room
  • Superior: RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort - Superior Beach View Room
Days 8 & 9: Monkey Mia - Kalbarri (390km)

Begin the journey south today as you travel to Kalbarri where you'll enjoy a full day at leisure. This is the ideal place for the nature lover with the adjacent Kalbarri National Park offering the magnificent Murchison River Gorges, walks to the natural rock arch know as Natures Window, and activities including fishing, diving or just relaxing.

  • Standard: Kalbarri Edge Resort - Studio
  • Superior: Kalbarri Edge Resort - 1 Bedroom Spa Apartment
Day 10: Kalbarri - Cervantes (377km)

Make your way further south today to the town of Cervantes, prehaps stopping at Jurian Bay for pristine white sands and entricing clear waters. The Nambung National Park is famous for the Pinnacles, as expanse of natural limestone formations piercing skywards from the sand.

  • Standard: Pinnacles Edge Resort - Studio HOtel Room
  • Pinnacles Edge Resort - Spa Suite
Day 11: Cervantes - Perth (200km)

Enjoy time on the beach or some fishing before making your way back to Perth.

  • 10 nights accommodation on a room only basis unless otherwise specified
  • Self drive kit, maps & instructions (delivered to pre tour hotel)

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