The brief was simple enough really. Jam as much of Western Australia into three weeks as we could. As it turns out we didn’t do too bad.
We got in five nights in Karijini NP; swam with whale sharks in Exmouth and ended it all with three nights relaxing in Broome. Two Four Wheel Drives, four travellers (seven for a few days if you include the French backpackers) and a whole lot of fun.
Our itinerary was roughly as follows:
Sun 15 June Fly to Perth
Day 1-Mon16 Perth to Denham (820km). Visit Pinnacles. Denham 2 nights
Day 2-Tues17 Denham
Day 3-Wed18 Denham to Coral Bay (560km). Coral Bay 1 nights
Day 4-Thurs19 – Coral Bay to Cape Range NP, through the Military testing area. Alot of sand dunes and corrugations. Cross Yardee Creek. Cape Range NP 2 nights.
Day 5-Fri20 Cape Range NP – Swim with whale sharks.
Day 6-Sat21 – Drive from Cape Range NP to Karijini, via the Warlu way. Stopping at Exmouth (737Km). Karijini NP 5 nights. 3 nights at dales, 2 nights at Eco Retreat.
Day 7 Sun 22. Karijini NP
Day 8-Mon23. Karijini NP
Day 9-Tues24 Karijini
Day 10-Wed Karijini
Day 11-Thurs Karijini To Milstream NP. Approx 314Km. Milstream NP 3 nights.
Day 12-Fri27 – Millstream.
Day 13-Sat28 Millstream
Day 14-Sun29 Millstream to Eighty Mile Beach (or Cape Keraudren) (634km) 1 night
Day 15-Mon30 Eighty Mile Beach to Broome (380Km). Broome 3 nights.
Day 16-Tues1 Broome
Day 17-Wed2 Broome
Day 18-Thurs3 Broome to Newman. About half way to Perth. Overnight in the car.
Day 19-Fri4 – Newman to Perth.
Day 20-Sat5 – Home safe and sound in Perth. Warm Bed, and Pub for footy the next day.
Day 21 – Perth.
Day 22-Sun 6 July – Fly back to Melbourne.
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