A couple of weeks after arriving in Australia we decided to take off on a bit of a roadtrip. We drove about 2.250 km north from Perth up the coastline of Western Australia.

Our first stop was Cervantes a small town about 220 km off Perth known for its major natural attraction of Nambung National Park called Pinnacles.

The raw material for the limestone of the Pinnacles came from seashells in an earlier era that was rich in marine life. These shells were broken down into lime-rich sands that were blown inland to form high mobile dunes.

Our next stop was a place called Dongara which is a tiny and quiet little cray fishing town. Another 60 km north of there is another town called Geraldton that is known for its southerly winds that are howling in each year in the summer and because of this it has atrracted many wind and kite surfers from all around the world to visit.

Kalbarri was our next stop, known for its red dirt, beautiful national parks, and my favorite part which is Jakes Point Beach that has attracted many surfers for years and it is always good fun to come and hang out and watch the surf on a big day.

We left Kalbarri and headed towards Denham or Shark Bay as its called.

Shark Bay is actually two bays, formed by peninsulas lying side by side and it is also a place of contrasting colours and textures, plants and animals, land and sea. Its combination of unique wildlife, rich flora and stunning scenery is unlike that found anywhere else.

We headed north west from Denham and did a bit of driving along the coastline of Western Australia while heading to our next stop Carnarvon.

Carnarvon’s unique location, makes it a tropical oasis situated approximately 904 km north of Perth. Carnarvon is commonly recognised for its banana cultivation which makes it to a common destination for backpackers to find work on one of the many plantations, tropical fruits, fine seafood and warm climate and is situated in the heart of the Gascoyne Region on the doorstep of the Indian Ocean. It is the gateway to Australia’s Ningaloo Coast, and very close proximity to the Ningaloo Reef and World Heritage areas.

After leaving Carnarvon our next stop was Monkey Mia, where about a million people were lined up on the beach to watch the dolphins being fed.

We took off to our next stop Port Hedland before heading to our final destination Broome. Port Hedland is known for its massive resource industry, long trains, big ships and salt piles. But it’s just as rich in Indigenous culture, pioneering history and wildlife.

After a short stay at Port Hedland we made our way towards Broome our final destination along the west coast where I would settle down for the next 10 month during my stay in Australia.

Broome was founded on the pearling industry and is known to attract thousands of tourists each year for a coastal get-away to the magnificent wilderness region of the Kimberley. It’s also home to the world-famous white sands and turquoise blue waters of Cable beach.

The weather in Broome is defined by a dry season (May to October) and a wet season (November to April). In the dry season Broome experiences warm days and clear blue skies almost every day with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C. Humidity levels are low and the nights are cool. There is little rain at this time of the year, but the land is lush and green.

During the wet season Broome does not experience constant rain fall, but generally heavy, short downpours usually in the afternoons or late evening. Daytime temperatures average around the mid 30°C range. November is the hottest month of the year with high levels of humidity, even at night. Between January and March is the monsoon season, which can bring cyclones, rain and possible flooding.


 

 

 

 


For general information on finding great travel and accommodation deals in Australia, as well as tips and tricks to safe yourself some dollars while traveling the country check out my AUSTRALIA TRAVEL GUIDE.

If you are looking on traveling Western Australia by plane and need some nice places to stay, or if you simply feel like you need a little get-away from the good ol’ nights in your van click your way through of some of my favorite places to stay along the coast.


FREMANTLE

FREMANTLE HOSTEL

Located in the heart of Fremantle, the hostel is a nice and cosy place for backpackers who are travelling in the Perth region, Western Australia. Just a short stroll away you find the most amazing beaches, Fremantles iconic markets, Little Creatures Brewery, The Ship Wreck Galleries, The Maritime Museum, the Fremantle Prison and many other popular sights.

The Fremantle Hostel was just recently awarded as the winner with the Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor.


NINGALOO REEF RESORT

“Sometimes all you need in life is a beautiful view”.

Ningaloo Reef Resort is the best place to relax and get away from the perks of everyday life.

Ningaloo Reef Resort offers some excellent cabins with a stunning view of the garden. Enjoy your time away in style with the penthouse or grand cabins, or play it cool with their excellent units.

While in Coral Bay, you might be able to spot a sea turtle or a manta ray or catch a glimpse of a whale shark.


RAMADA ECO BEACH RESORT, BROOME

The most stunning multi award-winning eco resort set amongst the pristine and untouched Kimberley environment. Located 130km south of Broome the Eco Beach Resort provides guests with an unforgettable and unique experience.

The exceptional accommodation at the resort includes 25 superbly appointed Eco Villas interlinked by over 1km of elevated wooden boardwalks, and 30 luxurious safari style Eco Tents. For larger groups they also offer The Beach Houses, striking ocean front accommodation with amazing views of the Indian Ocean.


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