Perth to Kalbarri


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Road Tripping from Perth to Ningaloo Reef is an adventure and is highly recommended as a part of a Sail Ningaloo holiday.

By car, the journey along the West Coast is around 1,200 kms and takes you through the amazing Coral Coast. Western Australia is a great state to drive through and we suggest breaking the trip into a couple of days travelling. The following road trip plan takes you from Perth to Kalbarri and then Kalbarri to Ningaloo Reef.

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For the first leg of the trip, here are a list of sights that you should take in along the way:

Drive to Lancelin (126km)

Lancelin is a great place for a coffee and a spot of sandboarding to stretch the legs. Or even stay the night if you are not in a rush and wander the relaxing beaches or do a spot of fishing.

Cervantes and the Pinnacles (87kms)

About an hour’s drive north is Cervantes, home to the Pinnacles (unique limestone spires) in Nambung National Park.  Here you can take a scenic drive or follow the walking trail around the Pinnacles. Then carry on to Lake Thetis and view the 3000-year-old Thrombolites.

Next Stop Jurien Bay (28kms)

Try a spot of 4wding near Jurien Bay or if you’re visiting during wildflower season (June & October) head slightly inland to Lesueur National Park and check out the spectacular site of colour covering the whole park.

You can even drive to the top of Mount Lesueur for some awesome panoramic views.

Swimming with Sea Lions Tour

We highly recommend swimming with the Sea Lions at Jurien Bay with Sea Lion Charters or Turquoise Safaris. The trip leaves at 7:30am/8:30am (summer/winter) and returns approx. 2.5hrs so there is plenty of time to continue the drive after or just sit and relax in your accommodation and look at all the photos you took of these mischievous ocean puppies.