Be at one with the ocean as you explore this pristine stretch of the Coral Coast over six days in a four-wheel drive, a beautiful way to experience this classic journey. From the subtropical oasis of Carnarvon to the underwater wonderland that is Ningaloo Reef and Gnaraloo’s outstanding surf breaks, this rugged road trip enchants water babies and wildlife-lovers alike.
Roll down the windows of your vehicle so there’s no mistaking the scent of just-picked fruit dancing on the breeze from Carnarvon’s plantation. Uncover the town’s early-settler history, before taking a sunset stroll along the picturesque palm-lined bay, ice cream in hand.
With the Indian Ocean as your navigational guide, follow the highway for an unforgettable aquatic adventure. Experience the awe-inspiring power of the tides at Blowholes Road – the gateway to the southern Ningaloo Reef – where strong swells force jets of water through the sea caves below. This is nature in all its bountiful, beautiful and breathtaking glory.
Continue the road-less-travelled to eco-certified Quobba Station. Fish, snorkel and dive, or check out the wildlife. Stretch out under a galaxy of stars and listen to the roar of the ocean. If you’re seeking rustic luxury, you just found it.
Enter an underwater paradise and paddle alongside shoals of tropical fish while snorkelling the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef, one of the most biologically diverse marine environments on the planet. Witness the serene beauty of whale sharks, humpback whales and manta rays – swimming alongside these magnificent creatures is truly humbling. Back on land, look out for dolphins, dugongs and migrating whales passing by from June to November, as well as loggerhead turtles and their hatchlings from October and November.
Surfers can experience the unmatched thrill of riding the huge left-hand reef break at Red Bluff, while a road that’s best navigated by four-wheel drives leads to Gnaraloo. Here, wind and waves combine to create the ultimate aquatic playground.