Perth to Geraldton (419km – 4.5hrs)
Travel north along the Indian Ocean Drive (continues north from Wanneroo Road), through the coastal towns of Cervantes and Greenough.
Stay in Geraldton town and explore the beautiful Chapman Valley before making your way onboard Eco Abrolhos, a luxury live-abroad 35 meter multi-hull cruising vessel. Eco Abrolhos offers five, seven and nine day cruising tours around the larger Abrolhos island sets. The tour includes visiting a black-natural pearl farm, snorkelling or scuba diving the 400 year old Batavia shipwreck and spotting the endangered Australian sea lions.
Stay just north of Geraldton - Oakabella Homestead in Northampton is Heritage Tourism at its finest. It’s also known as WA’s most ‘spooky’ haunted house! Park up the RV or pitch a tent; it’s also pet-friendly so your pooch is very welcome. Enjoy lunch or some light refreshments including their famous (and award winning) Devonshire tea (the scones are amazing!) but don’t forget to take the homestead building and heritage tour, on offer three-times daily.
Overnight: Geraldton or Northampton
Geraldton to Shark Bay (307km – 3.5hrs)
For a remote and exclusive accommodation for up to 14 people, stay at Dirk Hartog Island situated in the pristine World Heritage Area of Shark Bay and just metres from the Shark Bay Marine Park. Accommodation options include the self-contained rustic Villa or the Eco Lodge - the original limestone shearers' quarters built over a century ago. Tourists visit the island for its unique and endangered bird and wildlife, 4WDing, fishing, snorkelling and bush walking.Bookings are essential.
Overnight: Dirk Hartog Island, Shark Bay
Shark Bay to Kalbarri (375km – 4.5hrs)
Known for its rugged cliff-line, inland gorges and National Parks, Kalbarri is home placed between the Indian Ocean and the Murchison River. Stay where the sunset meets the sea, Kalbarri Seafront Villas is superbly located in the heart of Kalbarri right across from the beach.
Kalbarri to Perth (573km – 6hrs)
Wake up early and take the scenic coastal road out of Kalbarri. Along the way visit the Pink Lake or Hutt Lagoon near the town of Port Gregory. Continuing south towards Perth, consider a rest-stop at Dongara-Port Denison for a sweet treat from the local bakery.