Nanutarra Roadhouse to Carnarvon, Australian Roadtrip.

Posted on 22 November 2012

The sun goes down

                                                                                               Sunset at Exmouth
                                                                                 By Jayegirl99 - Flickr Creative Commons

Between Port Hedland and Perth is a wonderful stretch of road joining Nanutarra Roadhouse and Carnarvon. The well maintained and wide road is a short distance from the western Australia coast and encompasses some beautiful sights and stops. Head South from Nanutarra Roadhouse and make a turn towards Exmouth Gulf. On the way up to Exmouth (or on the return) stop in at Kailis Fisheries where you will find a retail store stocked with delicious fresh and frozen prawns, crabs, squid and reef fish. (the shop is only open from April to November).  Heading  North reach Exmouth town. This is an ideal base to explore the North West Cape region and the perfect place to surf, windsurf, snorkel dive or fish. There are also many opportunities to bushwalk, birdwatch or take breathtaking pictures.

Yardie Creek
Charles Knife Canyon
By Julien Carnot- Flickr Creative Commons

Camp in the Cape Range National Park and experience the rugged beauty of this area with it's spectacular gorges and picturesque coastlines.  Take in the panoramic views of Charles Knife Canyon from one of the many walking tracks or take a boat ride on the crystal blue waters to view the Yardie Creek Gorge.

Turquoise Bay
Ningaloo Reef
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After you've seen everything that you want to see head south to Coral Bay. Stop in at Ningaloo Marine Park where divers can take a plunge around the exquisitly coloured coral reefs or viewers from boats can witness some awesome creatures such as Whale sharks, manta rays and humpback whales. 

Coral Bay is breathtakingly beautiful with a coral reef that stretches 2km into the bay to form a pristine lagoon. Surrounded by sparkling white beaches, Coral bay is the perfect place to lay in the sun, swim or snorkel. With two caravan parks and a basic supplies shop, you'll be able to stay in Coral Bay very happily.  

Continue the journey south to Carnavon, a flourishing fruit and vegetable region. Buy Fresh 

Roadie Details:

Distance traveled: Approx. 362km+
Dog friendly campsites: Minilya, Carnarvon
Number of Recommended campsites on route: 10
Dump Stations: Yes
Track Notes: Sealed and good on most routes, Sealed but bumpy Minilya-Exmouth Road.

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Author: Rohan Marx+

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