Copyright Roadtrips 2021
The road from Perth to Geraldton and beyond is one of beauty. From the otherworldly vistas of Nambung National Park to the bubblegum pink waters of Hutt Lagoon, this trip takes you through landscapes unlike anywhere else on earth. But it’s not all about the views. Imagine repelling down the side of a 45-metre tower or flying over an island atoll. The Coral Coast has plenty of adventure packed into every destination.
Perth to Yeal
Yeal is the first stop located just 10 minutes off of Indian Ocean Drive. There you’ll find the Gravity Discovery Centre that offers attractions that are both educational and fun. For those seeking for more thrills, climb to the top of the Leaning Tower - a 45-meter high structure that leans a full 15 degrees - and take in expansive views of the bush and then abseil down the side.
Yeal to Pinnacles Desert
Head north for around 1 and a half hours to the Pinnacles Desert. The limestone pillars jutting 3.5 meters out of golden windblown sands makes this area of Nambung National Park seem entirely otherworldly. That’s probably why it was one of Australia’s most visited attractions last year. Along with the breathtaking geological display, the park also boasts Lake Thetis. Ancient thrombolite fossils dot the edge of the waters creating another unearthly site.
Pinnacles Desert to Cervantes
Just 30 minutes away is Cervantes.
Cervantes is a quaint coastal town with its white sandy beaches and to-die-for seafood. Take the afternoon to explore Kangaroo Point and Hangover Bay while snorkelling, surfing and windsurfing.
Cervantes to Jurien Bay
Only 20 minutes from Cervantes, Jurien Bay is an excellent swimming and fishing spot. The marina also provides a safe haven for endangered Sea lions.
Jurien Bay to Greenough (VIA Geraldton)
On your way to Geraldton which is 2 hours away, stop off at the Greenough Historic Settlement.
A beautifully preserved slice of the 1860s, this settlement aims to show what everyday agricultural life for the people of Greenough was like. There are 24 different locations that make up this complete village including a mill, a church, and the simple yet stately cottages of the time period.
Greenough to Abrolhos Islands
From Geraldton you can explore the stunning Abrolhos Islands. These 122 coral rimmed islands are part of what gives the Coral Coast its name. Save the Galapagos and Madagascar, there are few places on earth that offer the kind of biodiversity you’ll find on this atoll. Just over 60 kilometers off the coast of Geraldton, there are countless charters that head to the islands for nature tours, fishing, and watersports.
Abrolhos Islands to Hutt Lagoon
Known as the “Pink Lake,” Hutt Lagoon is a must-see at Yallabatharra. The saltwater of the lake gets its colour from the presence of a kind of algae which is used to make red food dye. The mixture of the algae and the salt in the water can make the lake seem pink, lilac, or red. The best time to see the lake is sunset when the water reflects the colours in the sky to become even more vibrant.
Jurien Bay Tourist Park is steps away from the beach, with brand new holiday units, powered & unpowered camping sites.
Nesuto Geraldton Apartment Hotel offers Studio, one, two and three Bedroom spacious and self-contained Apartments.
Sunset Beach Holiday Park located right on the beachfront; it is the perfect base to explore the region.
Take a journey with Shine Aviation across to the Abrolhos Islands or further north to the picturesque Kalbarri region.
Watch fisherman pull and set crayfish/lobster pots around the pristine Geraldton waters and learn more about the industry and its history.
Relax and enjoy a sunset aboard the Nebraska II while anchored in the Murchison river. Complimentary Rock Lobster platter.
Fire up the pit and crack the keg – the BREWBQ has come to town!
Cutler & Smith is about quality food, drinks, conversation and good times with friends.
Located on the beach front, the Lobster Shack offers the complete lobster experience from lobster pot to cooking pot.
Rattan furniture, natural toy & children’s clothing store est 2017