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Perth to Broome Drive


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Coral Bay to Shark Bay

Coral Bay – Carnarvon – Hamelin Pools – Francois Peron National Park


Coral Bay to Ningaloo - 62 km | 50 m
Coral Bay to Broome - 1,350 km | 13 hr 45 m
Coral Bay to Monkey Mia - 580 km | 6 hr
Coral Bay to Perth - 1,120 km | 11 h 45 m

blowhole Coral Bay
Blowhole, Coral Bay. Photo:  summerofseventyfive via IG

Coral Bay

In addition to Exmouth and Cape Range National Park, Coral Bay is another base camp from which to explore Ningaloo Reef and swim with whale sharks and manta rays. There are plenty of tour operators here that will take you out to swim with these gentle giants.

At Ningaloo Kayak Adventures you can kayak, paddleboard, sea scooter and snorkel all for $80 for the day. You are likely to see rays, turtles, tropical fish, harmless reef sharks and dolphins.

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Snorkeling in Coral Bay. Photo: oceancollectivemedia via IG
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Snorkeling with whale sharks. Photo: jesshaddenphoto via IG
Snorkeling at Coral Bay
Snorkeling Coral Bay. Lion Fish. Photo: Coral Bay Eco via IG
Manta Rays
Manta Rays at Coral Bay. Photo: oceancollectivemedia via IG
Snorkeling with Dugong
Snorkeling with dugongs at Coral Bay. Photo: oceancollectivemedia via IG


The pleasant coastal town of Carnarvon sits 238 km (2.5 hr drive) south of Coral Bay. There are better camping options here, supermarkets, coastal blowholes, and excellent Space and Technology Museum, jetties out to sea and fruit orchards.

Things to do in Carnarvon

Carnarvon Space and Technology Centre
Carnarvon space and technology centre. Photo: jodieannwalters via IG
carnarvon fruit loop
The Carnarvon Fruit Loop. Photo: megangarsideh via IG
cactiifarm Carnarvon
A cactus farm at Carnarvon. Photo: lukewardsb via IF

Carnarvon Caravan Parks and Camping

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The Bluff, Quobba Station, north of Carnarvon. Photo: emmilio via IG

Hamelin Pool Stromatolites

Have you ever wondered what Earth looked like 3.7 billion years ago? Hamelin Pool will give you an indication. It is home to the oldest and largest living fossils on earth and is the best example of its kind in the world.

You’ll pass its turn off on your way to the Shark Bay World Heritage Site and you can view these amazing life forms without causing damage by walking on a purpose-built jetty and looking down at the Hamelin Pool stromatolites below.

Francois Peron National Park and its coastal camping sites is just a 116 km (1 h 20 min) drive away and they're listed in our next article – Monkey Mia and Shark Bay World Heritage Area.

new beach, bush bay
New beach, Bush Bay. Photo: summerofseventyfive via IG
Ningaloo marine life
Ningaloo Marine Interactions will take you to the reef.

Map of the Broome to Perth Drive

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