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
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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 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.

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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.

The Hermitage, the retirement home of Mosignor Hawes, located in Geraldton
Location

The Hermitage

Attraction GeraldtonGreenough

Contact:
+61 8 9921 3999
Address:
Hermitage Street, Geraldton, 6530
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The Hermitage is a charming historical building in Geraldton that was one of many designed by prominent architect and priest Monsignor John Hawes. This building held special significance to Monsignor Hawes as it was designed as his retirement house.

Windsurfing at Sandy Bay, Ningaloo Marine Park
Location Children Allowed

Sandy Bay

Attraction Exmouth

Contact:
+61 8 9949 1176
Address:
via Yardie Creek Road, Exmouth, 6707
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For a lazy holiday of swimming and relaxing, head to Sandy Bay near Exmouth on Western Australia's mid north coast. The shallow waters and wide expanse of endless white sand make this a great choice for families.

The 'Coffee Pot' tramway and Carnarvon jetty
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Carnarvon Tramway

Attraction Carnarvon

Contact:
+61 8 9941 1146
Address:
Annear Place, Babbage Island, Carnarvon, 6701
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The Carnarvon Tramway was built in the early 1900s and offers a scenic trip from the town centre to the port.

Jingamia Cave, located in the Watheroo National Park
Location

Badgingarra Nature Trail

Attraction Badgingarra

Contact:
+61 8 9921 3999
Address:
via Badgingarra National Park, (half way between Perth and Geraldton), Badgingarra, 6521
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The spectacular and diverse wildflower display along the Badgingarra Nature Trail is a sight not to be missed. Ensure you bring your binoculars and camera to capture the kangaroos, wedged tail eagles and emus at home in the vast bushland.

Aerial view of Ningaloo Marine Park
Location

Mandu Sanctuary Zone

Attraction Exmouth

Contact:
+61 8 9949 1176
Address:
Yardie Creek Road, Exmouth, 6707
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Mandu Sanctuary Zone provides an excellent opportunity for snorkelling amidst the stunning corals and abundant marine life of the world famous Ningaloo Reef.

Chapman Valley Wildflowers
Disabled Access Location Children Allowed

Chapman Valley Scenic Drive

Attraction GeraldtonGreenough

Contact:
+61 8 9956 6670
Address:
via Chapman Valley Road, Geraldton, 6530
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Scenic drives through fields of spring time wildflowers and picturesque farmland makes Chapman Valley a popular destination for self drive adventure. Located north east of Geraldton, Chapman Valley is a prime spot for wildflower fans.

Whale Shark with divers in the Ningaloo Marine Park
Disabled Access Location Children Allowed

Swim with the Whale Sharks

Attraction Exmouth

Contact:
+61 8 9949 1176
Address:
via Ningaloo Yardie Creek Road, Exmouth, 6707
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Swimming with Whale Sharks at Ningaloo Reef is one of Australia's must-do travel experiences. Taking the plunge with the world's biggest fish is an awesome and humbling experience. Small groups of only 10 swimmers at a time are dropped close by these docile giants are they move through the water.

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