Northbound to Ningaloo

10 Day Self Drive - from £899

A 10 day epic return journey from Perth along the Indian Ocean coast to the renowned Ningaloo Reef.


  • Whale Sharks of Ningaloo Marine Park
  • Cape Range National Park
  • Dolphins of Monkey Mia
  • Natures Window at Kalbarri National Park
  • The Mysterious Pinnacles

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Your Self Drive Adventure

Day 1 - Perth to Geraldton (417 km)

Begin your journey with an early morning start to reach the historic twin towns of Dongara and Port Denison, located 4 hours north of Perth. There are some quaint historic coastal villages to explore, picturesque nature walks including the Greenough River Nature Trail located about 20 minutes south of Geraldton in the town of Greenough.

Geraldton is the main port and administration centre of the mid-west region, noted for its beautiful wild spring flowers and the countryside.

Standard: Ibis Styles Geraldton
Deluxe: Best Western Hospitality Inn

Day 2 - Carnarvon (476 km)

Continue north to the tropical fruit town of Carnarvon. The region is famed for its vast number of banana plantations as well as the spectacular Carnarvon blowholes.

Standard: Best Western Hospitality Inn
Deluxe: Best Western Hospitality Inn

Day 3 & 4 - Exmouth (363 km)

Drive north through the splendour of Coral Bay to Exmouth, the northern gateway to Ningaloo Marine Park. A two night stay in the region will allow you time to explore the Ningaloo Marine Park; snorkel, dive, take a cruise or swim with Ningaloo whale sharks (from April to June). Alternatively, the beautiful Cape Range National Park is less than an hour’s drive - a spectacular place of rugged limestone ranges, breathtaking deep canyons such as Yardie Creek surrounded by 50 kilometres of pristine beaches, in particular, Turquoise Bay.

Standard: Potshot Hotel Resort
Deluxe: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort

Day 5 & 6 - Monkey Mia (705 km)

Drive south along the North West Coastal Highway to Monkey Mia, 26 kilometres from Denham in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area.
Enjoy a day of rest, to relax and experience this beautiful area. Visit the dolphins or just relax on the fantastic beaches. There are also boat tours which leave Monkey Mia to view the dugongs or ‘sea cows’ which graze among the seagrass beds.

Standard: RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort
Deluxe: RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

Day 7 & 8 – Kalbarri (390 km)

The journey south begins today, but there is still plenty to see and do on the journey back to Perth over the coming days. With its pristine beaches and towering coastal cliffs, Kalbarri is the ideal place for the nature lover.

Explore Kalbarri National Park including the magnificent Murchison River Gorges, take a walk to the natural rock arch known as Nature’s Window, or spend the day fishing, diving or just relaxing.

Standard: Kalbarri Palm Resort
Deluxe: Kalbarri Edge Resort

Day 9 - Cervantes (377 km)

Make your way further south today to the town of Cervantes and the Nambung National Park. If you wish, stop off at Jurian Bay, for pristine white sands and enticing clear waters. The Nambung National Park, which includes the Pinnacles, is located just 17 kilometres south of Cervantes. Spend the rest of the day exploring the amazing Pinnacle rock formations.

Standard: Cervantes Pinnacles Motel
Deluxe: Cervantes Pinnacle Motel

DAY 10: Perth (200 km)

Enjoy time on the beach or some fishing before making your way back to Perth.

10 Day Self Drive - from £899

with flights from £1595

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a double or twin room, and include pre-booked accommodation, air-conditioned car and unlimited kilometres. Hotels specified are subject to availability and may be substituted by one of a similar or higher standard.

Self Drive Touring

Relaxed and enjoyable self drive tour. Book them as they are or ask your consultant to add extra days in the places you choose.

Your self drive includes:

  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Air-conditioned car
  • Standard or deluxe hotels
  • Inclusive vehicle insurance
  • Maps and driving information
  • Flexible itineraries
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