Travel & Touring | WA Road Trips

If you're exploring WA's Wheatbelt and Coral Coast regions on a road trip and want a tangible map or guide, we've got you sorted.

We've curated a few handy driving itineraries for you to download, print out and bring with you in case of spotty WiFi or bad phone reception. Now all that's left to do is hit the road.

Coastal discovery

Distance and days Approx 1,825km round trip, allow 7 days.
Why do it?

Dongara and Port Denison - Monkey Mia dolphins - Hamelin Pool stromatolites - Eagle Bluff - Dirk Hartog Island - Peron Homestead - Kalbarri National Park - Nature's Window - Pink Lake - The Pinnacles - Hangover Bay

When to go For a whale shark swim, visit during winter. Otherwise, year-round. 

Explore the World Heritage Listed Shark Bay, meet the friendly Monkey Mia dolphins, tackle epic Kalbarri hikes and sample fresh seafood in Cervantes on this epic road trip along the Coral Coast. Along the way, you'll be treated to incredible views, wildflower trails in springtime, plenty of historic sites and natural pools to cool off in. 

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Perth to Exmouth via Coral Bay

Distance and days Approx 2,900km round trip, allow 11 days.
Why do it?

Pinnacles Desert - Gascoyne Food Trail - Ningaloo Reef - Cape Range National Park - Coral Bay - Shell Beach - Eagle Bluff

When to go Anytime. If visiting in summer, avoid lengthy hikes in hot temperatures.

If you're hoping to beach-hop your way along the Coral Coast, look no further than this epic road trip. Winding from Perth to Exmouth, this coastal route offers plenty of white beaches to relax on, the stunning Ningaloo Reef to snorkel over, rugged gorges in the Kalbarri National Park to explore, and fascinating museums in Geraldton to wander through.

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The Open Wheatbelt Trail

Distance and days Approx 740km round trip, allow 3-4 days.
Why do it?

York - Narembeen - Shackleton Lakes - Karlgarin Hills - Wave Rock - Mulka's Cave - Corrigin Museum

When to go Between November and March for clear skies and war weather.

Make your journey to Wave Rock through open Wheatbelt country. Travelling through the quaint towns of York, Hyden, Quairading and Narembeen, you'll enjoy country hospitality, natural bushland and wildflowers (in season), spectacular night skies and plenty of authentic agricultural experience.

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Dryandra Woodland Drive

Distance and days Approx 560km round trip, allow 2-3 days.
Why do it?

Walk trails through Narrogin - Barna Mia animal sanctuary - Albert Facey Homestead - Yarling Brook - Yornaning Dam - Dryandra Woodland - Pumphrey's Bridge

When to go All year-round, or spring to see the wildflowers.

The journey to the Dryandra Woodland area is scenic, peaceful and filled with plenty of local flora and fauna. This shorter road trip ventures through Narrogin, Popanyinning and Cuballing, stopping at plenty of nature-based attractions, including the Barna Mia animal sanctuary, farm stays, the Dryandra Woodland reserve and other lush woodlands.

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Turquoise Coast and Wheatbelt Gems

Distance and days Approx 700km round trip, allow 3-4 days.
Why do it?

Pinnacles Desert - Moore River - Badgingarra National Park - New Norcia - Bolgart Bell Tower - Julimar Conservation Park - Swan Valley wineries - Whiteman Park

When to go Anytime, or springtime for wildflowers.

Just north of Perth, this drive along the Turquoise Coast is the perfect way to explore what the north west corner of the Wheatbelt has to offer. Along the way you'll find the small towns of Jennacubbine, Toodyay and Lower Chittering, country pubs, fascinating Indigenous heritage, national parks, sweeping nature reserves and a few farm stays.

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Need a place to stay along the way?

RAC members save up to 20%* on accommodation at RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park, RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, RAC Cervantes Holiday Park.

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*Terms and conditions apply. Member rate varies according to season. See full website for details. 
Last updated: December 2020