25 Must Do’s in Australia’s Coral Coast

Traveljunkieindonesia.com – Western Australia is quite simply, huge. Self-driving is a very popular way to see Western Australia. Driving your own way around Western Australia is incredibly rewarding, and means you can control your itinerary and journey.

Australia’s Coral Coast in October has an average maximum temperature of 25.8° C, and average minimum of 16.3° C. Generally in spring the days are sunny and warm with evening cool to cold.

“I adore Shark Bay, and I love Little Lagoon and Shell Beach – the colours of the water and coastline are just glorious,” -Travel Junkie Indonesia said.

Travel Junkie Indonesia kept track of the details and idiosyncracies that make Australias’s Coral Coast so special. And, confident you’ll come across a million of your own but here are 25 things to spot, sample and savour along the way.

Shark Bay seen from in Skippers Aviation (Camera Sony alpha NEX-7)

1. Perth to Shark Bay with Skippers Aviation Airline.

2. Stay at Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort. Experience sailing cruises with Catamaran Aristocat 2, 4WDing, camel rides, snorkeling, kayaking and enjoy the famous daily dolphin visits.

3. Visit the Shark Bay world heritage area and swim with the friendly bottle nose dolphins love the warm waters of WA – spot turtles and dugongs, admire the Hamelin Pool stromatolites (one of the oldest and largest living fossils in the world) and snorkel and dive.

4. Eat like a local at Boughshed Restaurant, Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort.

Travel like a Aborigin at Monkey Mia (Camera Sony alpha NEX-7)

5. Take an indigenous eco discovery tour with Kepa Kurl. Travel to WA’s south east to Australia’s whitest beach, Lucky Bay in Esperance and learn about the Aboriginal heritage of the area on an eco tour. Or, head north to Monkey Mia in the World Heritage Shark Bay and learn about the area with Aboriginal guide Darren ‘Capes’ Capewell from Wula Guda Nyinda.

Traveling alone at the millions of tiny shells of Shell Beach (Camera Sony alpha NEX-7)

6. Visit Little Lagoon for sunbathing and swimming.

7. Marvel at the millions of tiny shells of Shell Beach.

An Emus on the road (Camera Sony alpha NEX-7)

8. Embark on an outback wildlife safari and spot some of WA’s shy furry friends, kangaroos, emus, possums, wallabies and birds.

9. Camp under the stars in one of hundreds of camping grounds in WA’s private and national parks – you’ll be amazed by the millions of stars lighting up the sky with clear views to the Milky Way.

10. Try some bush tucker. An Aboriginal cultural tour will introduce you to new bush flavours and fascinating facts about indigenous food at Monkey
Mia to find out what bush tucker is all about.

11. View breathtaking contrasts of red rock, pristine white sand and turquoise waters within Francois Peron National Park.

Hawkes Head and Ross Graham at Kalbarri National Park (Camera Sony alpha NEX-7)

12. Hike or simply marvel at the beauty of Kalbarri National Park’s stunning river gorges.

13. Discover why Kalbarri is referred to as the adventure capital of WA on a quad bike, abseiling, canoe or sand boarding trip

14. Spot Whale between June and November from Kalbarri’s towering coastal cliffs.

15. Stay at Kalbarri Edge Resort with 4-5 star features and facilities.

16. Experience the region’s history at the Western Australian Museum and HMAS Sydney II Memorial in Geraldton.

17. Experience country charm and heritage at nearby Northampton, Greenough and Dongara-Denison.

18. Drive the Monsignor Hawes Heritage Trail to Mullewa.

19. Relax on the new Geraldton foreshore and marina.

20. Take in the splendour of wildflower season particularly at Leseur National Park.

21. Interact with sea lions from Jurien Bay and Green Head.

22. Lobster Party at Lobster Shack. Indian Ocean Rock Lobsters are a 3rd generation, family-owned company and have been lobster fishing for more than 40 years.

Unique Pinnacles at Nambung National Park (Camera Sony alpha NEX-7)

23. Visit the unique Pinnacle at Nambung National Park.

24. 4WDing and sand boarding at Lancelin Sand Dunes.

Magical mystery tour in Australia’s Coral Coast (Camera Sony alpha NEX-7)

25. Continue the magical mystery tour back to Perth with ADAMS Coachlines.

A big thank you to Tourism Western Australia, Garuda Indonesia, and the others for the excellent #DiscoverWA trip.

So, free to comment and add some of your must do’s in Australia’s Coral Coast.

Happy Green Travels.

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