There are so many different ways to explore Western Australia. Driving through the open roads allows you to completely immerse yourself in all of the wonders there is to offer in Western Australia!
If you’re the adventurous type, or even just want to get out of your comfort zone, these five adventurous road trips are sure to leave you speechless, and will leave lasting impressions of beautiful Western Australia.
1. Kununurra and Kimberley
There is so much to soak in when you travel through the Kimberley region. It truly is a wonderous area of outback wilderness adventure. Take a self-guided hike through to the Emma Gorge trail, which is one of the best known trails through the Kimberley. After your one-hour trek you will be greeted by spectacular waterfalls be able to soak in the thermal pools at Zebedee Spring. There are plenty of opportunities to view the fabulous local aboriginal artworks and perhaps pick up a piece or two. It’s a great way to appreciate what makes Australia so unique!
Image: Emma gorge – Instagram @ben_broady
Esperance is like no other! It’s truly a beach-lovers delight. With turquoise waters and untouched islands, there is so much to see and do. Snorkelling and swimming are best done at Twilight Cove and Blue Haven Beach, which are recommended by the locals and find yourself lost under the sea with our beautiful marine life. If you’re looking to sleep under the stars beside the beach at Lucky Bay, there is a campsite which has solar hot showers, camp kitchens and barbecues. To sweeten the deal, there are also bush walking trails that lead to wonderful coastal views.
3. Coral coast
With so much beauty in Australian oceans, you’d be a miss not to head to the Iconic Coral Coast. With over 500 species of wildlife swimming around you or putting on a dazzling show in front of you, there are so many activities surrounding the Coral Coast. Head to the World Heritage-listed Shark Bay and Ningaloo Reef, where you can experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with the whale shark, the gentle giant of the sea! Since adrenaline is your thing, surfing at most of the beaches darting the coral coast is a breeze. Be sure to head over to Port Gregory to see one of our famous pink lakes: Hutt Lagoon, perfect for your Instagram! Finally, be sure to head over to Monkey Mia to have a chance at feeding their famous dolphins!
Image: Hutt Lagoon – Instagram: @driftingpixels@paulmichael
Broome is like no other. Its exotic, adventure filled beauty holds no boundaries. Here you can test your luck in trying to discover the largest and most beautiful pearl an oyster has to offer. Take a kayak across the mudflats of Roebuck Bay and discover the forgotten world of the dinosaurs the roamed these areas some 125 million years ago. If there’s one experience you cannot leave Western Australia without doing, it’s the ocean sunset camel train at Cable Beach. Ride single file on your mighty steed across the beach while you get lost in the beautiful Broome sunset. To top off a magical trip in Broome, be sure to witness the Staircase to the Moon, between March and October, when the full moon rises over the exposed mudflats at Roebuck Bay at extremely low tides and creates a beautiful optical illusion of stairs climbing their way to the moon. Definitely on the Bucket list!
Camel train at Cable Beach Instagram @paulmichael
5. The Pinnacles and Nambung National Park (Pic of pinnacles)
This is definitely where you need to be to completely immerse yourself in Australian wonder. Roughly 230kms from Perth, you will find the Nambung National Park, home to the beautiful Pinnacles desert. Follow the trails scattered through the desert and you’ll come to pass through limestone spires that have inhabited the land for over millions of years. Just a short drive from the national park is Lancelin. There you can spend the afternoon sandboarding on the largest sand dunes in Western Australia and soak up the beautiful Indian Ocean sunset at one of the peaks.
If these don’t tempt you get in a van and go on an epid road trip we’re not sure what will. Head over to the Travellers Autobarn Website to start planning your next adventure !