Australia’s West Coast has just as much to offer as the more frequented East Coast including reefs, rocks, and endless beaches. Here we take a look at the top 5 things to see and places to visit along the way from Perth to Exmouth.
With Perth’s temperate climate all year long, heading north as autumn approaches means you can keep your summer time buzz going all along the way.
Famous for its epic sand dunes, Lancelin is a great place to hop off whilst making your way up the West Coast. With stunning beaches, you’ll get your first taste of WA’s unspoilt coastline, and you can also get in on some action by sandboarding down the dunes.
The scenery very much changes as you approach Kalbarri National Parks. Gone are the sensible sands of Lancelin and in their place great rock faces loom in front of you. Kalbarri is where you’ll find ancient gorges and waterways where you can enjoy kayaking down the Z-bend or take a famous tourist snap at ‘Nature’s Window’ - a naturally formed rock that frames the landscape beyond.
3. Monkey Mia
Monkey Mia is a must on your journey up the coast. A tropical resort awaits you with plenty of accommodation and activities on offer - but one you can’t miss is meeting the world famous Monkey Mia dolphins. These dolphins have been swimming into the shallows for years, so if you’re a fan of these playful marine mammals then join in the fun and get right up close to these wild dolphins.
4. Shark Bay
For a real taste of WA’s beach bum lifestyle, Shark Bay is the perfect hop off on your journey to Exmouth and is a great place to enjoy a spot of sea kayaking. If activities really are your thing then you can also get in on the action with windsurfing and kiteboarding. Shark Bay is also where you’ll find rusty-red sand dunes juxtaposed with pristine white sands on the beaches.
5. Ningaloo Reef
As you reach the northern end of your journey up the WA Coast you’re now in the perfect territory to encounter the West’s answer to the Great Barrier Reef - the Ningaloo Reef. Snorkelling and scuba diving are a must here as Coral Bay and Exmouth offer the perfect launchpad to explore the Reef. Visit from late March to early September and you’ll also have the chance to see the Whale shark’s as they migrate past the West Coast of Australia.
Article courtesy of BBM Live