The Best of the West
27 Jul 2020
Western Australia Road Trip
14 day journey
Strap in and buckle up for an outback Australian road trip of a lifetime! Adventure awaits in Western Australia and we have made the most epic itinerary which will take you to some of the world’s best beaches, incredible food scenes and jaw-dropping gorges and outback. Exploring Australia’s backyard has never been so exciting. From Geraldton all the way to Kununurra, we recommend putting aside at least two weeks to properly complete this trip!
Stop Number 1 - Geraldton
Geraldton is your first stop, a four and a half hour drive from the Perth CBD and is undoubtedly one of the best spots on the Western Australian Coral Coast. Stay at the Belair Gardens Caravan Park just 250 metres from the water’s edge and prepare for breathtaking sights and must-see attractions. Whether it’s the hanging with seals at the stunning Abrolhos Islands, tasting Western Rock Lobster, fishing at the Chapman Valley Fishing Park, taking in the amazing Wildflower hotspots, or simply relaxing in the caravan park itself there is something to keep everyone busy. The city’s beaches and sunny climate make it a hot-spot for water enthusiasts and visitors looking to soak up the sun on some of Australia’s most pristine beaches. The park itself boasts incredible facilities and amenities, they even welcome your fury family members if you’re staying on a site, so bring the whole fam!
Geraldton to Horrocks – 1 Hour
Alternatively, if you’re feeling like staying somewhere a little bit quieter then just north of Geraldton is Horrocks, the perfect place to switch off. Horrocks Beach Caravan Park is that beachside destination you dream of, crystal clear waters that are waiting for you to swim, snorkel, surf or fish. The 7km stretch of beach makes for a peaceful atmosphere and is great for that morning or afternoon stroll. If you’re into fishing, and are fortunate enough to catch anything, there is a fish cleaning bay so you’ll be able to clean your catch and cook it for dinner that night! Now that’s a great seaside holiday.
Geraldton to Kalbarri – 2 hours
Next stop is just two hours north of Geraldton, the town of Kalbarri, where the outback meets the beaches and a popular tourist destination due to is year-round warm weather. Stay at either of the three parks we have in region, all offering their own purpose. Kalbarri is a spectacular national park that stretches over 183,000 hectares, with a 400 million year old river along side it. Wander through the coastal Gorges and magnificent wildflowers and visit the array of birds at Rainbow Jungle or have great fun at Pirate Park. For those needing an adrenalin fix, try canoeing or abseiling in the gorges, hire a boat to go fishing, skydiving or quad biking along the beaches. Foodies aren’t forgotten either with a great selection of restaurants and cafés in the area. But before any of this, don’t forget to feed the pelicans at 8:45am every morning right on the foreshore. Accommodation in Kalbarri at any of the Caravan Parks is top-notch as are the park’s facilities making it an ideal base for further adventures on Western Australia’s Coral Coast.
Nearest Top Park:
Kalbarri Red Bluff Tourist Park – Amazing natural and peaceful spot
Murchison Caravan Park – Prime location, walking distance to everything
Kalbarri Tudor Caravan Park – Best for families with kids
Kalbarri to Denham/Shark Bay – 4 hours
Shark Bay is next on this epic road trip, just four hours up the coast you will find Australia’s most Westerly Caravan Park, Denham Seaside Caravan Park. This real gem is set against the sparkling Indian Ocean and is packed with all the great things you need to make your seaside holiday an absolute cracker. The fabulous foreshore location is the perfect stepping off point for exploring the beaches, rockpools, inlets, and islands. Enjoy swimming, snorkelling, and fishing in the calm waters right in front of your cabin, caravan or tent. A must do when you’re here is visiting the Monkey Mia Dolphins, these playful creatures come up daily to show off and interact with humans, a real treat! Take a tour to Dirk Hartog Island for a private retreat and get a great taste of everything this town has to offer. After a big day go back to the park and finish with a cold drink and watch the extraordinary sunset across the water.
Shark Bay to Carnarvon – 3.5 hours
A tropical climate full of fresh fruit and gourmet food is our next stop, a quick three and a half hours and you’ll reach Carnarvon. Not only does this region provide 80% of Western Australia’s fruit and veg crop but also rugged coastlines, hidden beaches, and the spectacular scenery of the Australian outback, Carnarvon is the number one spot for a great Australian holiday. Let the Wintersun Caravan and Tourist Park be the perfect home away from home providing outstanding facilities and accommodation options. Visit Carnarvon’s Space and Technology Centre where you can learn about the role the town played in space history. Or maybe you want to try the local fruit, vegetables and seafood, visit the Gascoyne Growers Markets on every Saturday from May to October. Don’t miss the natural blowholes and huge surf which characterises this part of the coastline, or head inland to marvel at the rich red rock and rugged scenery at the Kennedy Range National Park. No matter what type of holiday you would like, the town of Carnarvon and this park will provide the ultimate holiday place.
Carnarvon to Tom Price – 8 hours
The next stop is a bit of a trek but not to worry, all you need is good food, music and company. The route is full of incredible views so you will find it hard to get bored. Tom Price is your next stop, known as the modern mining town of Australia. Tom Price Tourist Park is the ideal rest stop for any travellers who are ready to see everything Australia has to offer with views of the mountain ranges, and the true outback experience. There couldn’t be a more comfortable, friendly place at the end of a long day driving. Settle into the park and enjoy this desert oasis. Simply sit and soak up the breathtaking sunsets and scenery, with a pool to cool off, BBQs and campfires to cook up a meal and friendly, helpful staff, this is the perfect place to regroup and get ready for the rest of your outback adventure.
Tom Price to Port Hedland – 4.5 hours
Hopefully you’re feeling rejuvenated and ready for the next half of your trip. Four and a half hours up the road is Port Hedland. For incredible waterfront views stay at Discovery Parks – Port Hedland, with direct access to the beach you can be by the ocean whenever you want. Famous for having the world's largest bulk tonnage export port, it is perfect for fishing, crabbing and whale watching. Take a BHP Billiton Iron Ore Tour or a Reef Walk to discover Port Hedland’s rich ecosystem. Don’t miss out on seeing the unique phenomenon ‘Staircase to the Moon’, when the full moon rises at low tide, it’s a must-see. Occurring from March to November every year, and for only three days each month.
Port Hedland to Broome – 6 hours
Broome is the second to last stop on your journey, a six hour drive from Port Hedland. Full of colours and natural sensations, this beach region is popular for its sunset camel rides on the famous Cable Beach and its delicious food culture. This remarkable town in Australia’s Kimberley region offers so many postcard landscapes and ideal climate. Discovery Parks – Broome is the only park that is located right on the beach, need we say more? If you missed it in Port Hedland or simply want to see it again witness the "Staircase to the Moon" on your front caravan-step, remembering it only occurs three days each month between March to November. Crack out the marshmallows to toast over the firepits and count the stars in the skies right above you.
Broome to Kununurra – 11 hours
Last but definitely not least is Lake Kununurra, the longest trip of them all with an eleven hour drive to get there. Don’t be put off though, this drive is spectacular, with jaw-dropping natural beauties everywhere you look. Kununurra is located in the remote, rugged and awe-inspiring East Kimberly region. It’s the gateway to Western Australia and the eastern entry point to Gibb River Road and the World Heritage Listed Bungle Bungle Purnululu National Park, a must see for all travellers. Dive into adventure at Lake Argyle, a massive stretch of fresh water, jump in a canoe and enjoy the peaceful serenity. Kimberleyland Waterfront Holiday Park is the perfect place to kick back, relax and enjoy all that this spectacular region has to offer. As your final home away from home lap up the tropical style resort pool, sun lounges, lush green lawn and modern outdoor kitchen. Pour yourself a drink and cheers to what would have been a trip of a lifetime!
Sound like an adventure you want to experience? Jump in the car and hit the road, we have done all the planning for you.