Morning: Geraldton to Kalbarri
The Indian Ocean Drive ends in Geraldton, but your coastal adventure continues.
Head north on the North West Coastal Highway, turning onto Port Gregory Road/George Grey Drive to explore dramatic coastal rock formations, 400-million-year-old river gorges and dazzling spring wildflower displays (July to October) in Kalbarri National Park.
If you’re visiting between June and November, watch for migrating humpback whales and their young calves making the journey to their feeding grounds in the Southern and Antarctic oceans.
From Kalbarri town, you can go river cruising, beach fishing, deep sea fishing, bushwalking, kayaking, abseiling, rock climbing, horse riding, or just take in the view from the park’s lookouts, including the iconic Nature’s Window.
Take your pick from a good selection of local tours, dining options and accommodation styles.
Morning: Kalbarri to Perth
The Brand Highway (Route 1) will get you back to Perth in six and a half hours. But if you’re visiting between the months of July and October, consider making a detour inland from Geraldton through the wildflower hotspots of Mullewa, Three Springs and Carnamah.
This article originally appeared on Tourism Western Australia.