Experiences

Things to see and do in Australia’s Coral Coast region

With so many attractions and events on Australia’s Coral Coast, there’s an abundance of things to see and do for lovers of the great outdoors. The adventure begins at the mysterious and ancient Pinnacles, near Cervantes in the south, and culminates with the awe-inspiring Ningaloo Reef and pristine white beaches of Exmouth in the north. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a host of memorable holiday experiences.


For some inspiration, start by checking out the list of events and must-see top attractions in Australia’s Coral Coast.

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Yamaji Drive Trail map
Location

Yamaji Drive Trail

Attraction Geraldton region

Contact:
08 9956 6670
Address:
Geraldton
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The Yamaji Drive Trail map of Geraldton in Western Australia includes 14 indigenous sites that can be visited, all with interpretative signage.

Disabled Access Location Accredited

Rainbow Jungle - The Australian Parrot Breeding Centre

Attraction Kalbarri

Contact:
+618 9937 1248
Address:
Red Bluff Road, Kalbarri, 6536
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Rainbow Jungle - The Australian Parrot Breeding Centre is a beautiful parrot habitat, where you will find the largest parrot free flight aviary in the country.

Disabled Access Location Children Allowed Accredited

Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre

Attraction Shark Bay region

Contact:
+618 9948 1590
Address:
53 Knight Terrace, Denham, 6537
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The Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre is located in Australia's Coral Coast Region. As an accredited Visitor Centre they offer a one stop shop of information provided by local experts. Stock up on maps, get some ideas on the best things to see and do or book your tours.

The Greenough Pioneer Musuem, in Greenough
Location

Greenough Pioneer Museum

Attraction GeraldtonGreenough

Contact:
+61 8 9956 6670
Address:
Phillips Road, Greenough, 6530
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The Greenough Pioneer Museum is located 405 kilometres north of Perth on the Brand Highway and just 19 kilometres south of Geraldton. This area of the Midwest is known as the Greenough Front Flats and is a truly unique landscape.

OTC dish at the disused Space Centre in Carnarvon
Location

Big Dish

Attraction Carnarvon

Contact:
+61 8 9941 1146
Address:
via Gray Place, Carnarvon, 6701
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The `Big Dish' is a Carnarvon landmark. Take a drive out to the site of this massive satellite dish and marvel at the 29.5 metre diameter of the reflector. The building is not open to the public; however you can visit the site and enjoy the panoramic views of Carnarvon.

Little Lagoon, near Denham
Location Children Allowed

Little Lagoon

Attraction Denham

Contact:
+61 8 9948 1590
Address:
Monkey Mia Road, Denham, 6537
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Denham's Little Lagoon is a magnificent stretch of calm water ideal for swimming, fishing and frolicking in the clear shallow pools. Small children will delight in the lovely calm waters making the lagoon a perfect day out for the whole family.

The Point Moore Lighthouse, Geraldton
Location

Point Moore Lighthouse

Attraction GeraldtonGreenough

Contact:
+61 8 9956 6670
Address:
via Willcock Drive, Geraldton, 6530
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The red and white candy stripes of Point Moore Lighthouse are a spectacular sight that stands out proudly amidst the Geraldton landscape. Standing 34 metres high it was the first all steel tower built on the mainland of Australia, back in 1878.

The wreck of SS Mildura which was wrecked in 1907 while carrying cattle from the Kimberley
Location

Wreck of SS Mildura

Attraction Exmouth

Contact:
+61 8 9949 1176
Address:
via Mildura Wreck Road, Exmouth, 6707
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The intriguing sight of the shipwreck of SS Mildura can be seen from the shores of picturesque Lighthouse Bay. Most of the remains were salvaged and used for renovations and the hull was used for bombing practice in World War II.

Kayaking on Ningaloo Marine Park
Location

Ningaloo Marine Park

Attraction Exmouth

Contact:
+61 8 9949 1176
Address:
via North West Cape, Exmouth, 6707
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For swimming, diving and snorkelling at one of the world's most pristine reefs head to Ningaloo Marine Park near the towns of Coral Bay and Exmouth along Western Australia's north-coast. One of its star attractions is Ningaloo Reef which's one of the few places on earth where you can swim with the world's biggest fish, the Whaleshark.

Big Lagoon
Location

Big Lagoon

Attraction Shark Bay region

Contact:
+61 8 9948 1590
Address:
via Francois Peron National Park, Denham, 6537
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Big Lagoon is a series of magnificent tranquil lagoons located just outside of Denham. Sit on the shore and watch the abundant marine life including dolphins, sting rays and sharks as they frolic in the shallow waters.

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