Attractions & events

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.

Ocean Park Aquarium, Denham, Western Australia
Disabled Access Location Children Allowed Pets Allowed Accredited

Ocean Park Aquarium

Attraction Shark Bay region

Contact:
+618 9948 1765
Address:
1 Ocean Park Road, Denham, 6537
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Get up close to the marine creatures of Shark Bay at Ocean Park Aquarium.

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.

Harold E. Holt Naval Communications Station, near Exmouth
Location

Harold E Holt Naval Communication Station

Attraction Exmouth

Contact:
+61 8 9949 1176
Address:
via Murat Road, Exmouth, 6707
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Approaching the Harold E Holt Naval Communication Station near Exmouth, you will not be able to miss Tower Zero, which is one of the largest towers in the southern hemisphere.

Hill River is found near Cervantes
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Hill River Four-Wheel Driving

Attraction Cervantes & Jurien Bay region

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Address:
Cervantes
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Accessible by 4WD track, the Cervantes to Jurien Bay track (accessible via the Indian Ocean Drive) is 25 km and will take you over the sand dunes onto the beach and crossing to Hill River.

Shell Beach, located near Denham
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Shell Beach

Attraction Shark Bay region

Contact:
+61 8 9948 1590
Address:
via Shark Bay Road, Denham, 6537
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Formed from billions of tiny shells, aptly named Shell Beach in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area is popular for swimming, beach combing and relaxing in the sunshine.

HMAS Sydney Memorial in Geraldton
Disabled Access Location Children Allowed

HMAS Sydney II Memorial Geraldton

Attraction GeraldtonGreenough

Contact:
+61 08 9956 6670
Address:
Mount Scott, Gummer Avenue, Geraldton, 6530
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For a moving tribute to the sailors who lost their lives on HMAS Sydney II during World War II visit the HMAS Sydney II Memorial in Geraldton.

Feather star (Crinoid) found near Lighthouse Bay, Exmouth
Location

Muiron Islands

Attraction Exmouth

Contact:
+61 8 9949 1176
Address:
via, Exmouth, 6707
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Go snorkelling and swimming at the Muiron Islands in the Ningaloo Archipelago and you'll be rewarded with views of tropical fish and coral. The two islands are just a short boat ride from Exmouth off the tip of the North West Cape.

Chapman Valley Wildflowers
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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.

Zuytdorp Cliffs, south of Useless Loop
Location

Zuytdorp Cliffs

Attraction Shark Bay region

Contact:
+61 8 9948 1590
Address:
via Useless Loop Road, Denham, 6537
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The spectacular Zuytdorp Cliffs stretch for more than 200 kilometres along the northwest coast near Denham. Best seen from the ocean, you can take one of several sightseeing cruises on offer to explore these magnificent cliffs. Alternatively take a scenic flight along this stretch of the coast.

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