You can choose to experience any part of the world you want but, before you book your next vacation, you should consider trying multistop travel to Australia. As part of your trip, it’s worth taking an 800-mile road trip along the North West Cape, you’ll want to start at Perth.
Lancelin is just 90 minutes north of Perth and you can enjoy the journey by using the Indian Ocean Drive. Here you’ll find some stunning white beaches and, if you pay attention, you’ll come across some genuine experiences, such as the squatter’s settlement of Wedge, where the people are incredibly friendly.
That’s just a great reminder that it’s all about the journey, not the destination!
Head to Jurien Bay
If you have a little time to spare before you head north of Perth, it’s a great idea to start by heading 30 minutes southwest of Perth to Freemantle, it’s a great spot to grab a coffee before you head north.
You can then check out the beauty of Lancelin, visiting Nambung National Park on the way to see the bizarre collection of limestone monoliths that have been hammered into shapes by the strong winds and grains of sand.
Head towards Geraldton and you’ll pass through some enormous sand dunes in Lesueur National Park which gradually fade away to sheep pastures and fields of wheat. You can even check out the history of the area that covers how the area was originally settled by the English, who displaced the Aborigines.
At this point, you’ll want to grab a small plane and cover the 37 miles to the Abrolhos Islands. They are uninhabited and full of seabirds. You can also experience how magnificent the coastline is here and, if you’re lucky, you’ll see humpback whales in the sea below.
Kalbarri itself is a tiny fishing village with incredibly friendly inhabitants. However, before you get there it’s worth looking at Horrocks and the Hutt Lagoon.
The next step of your epic journey will take you through Mushroom Rock and you’ll experience what he surf can do to the land, just take a look at the natural bridges that have been created by the elements.
At this stage, you’ll traverse Kalbarri National Park where you’ll see wildflowers in all sorts of colours. You’ll note the electrical barrier that protects Shark Bay from feral goats. In fact, the bay is full of living fossils, black stromatolites have absorbed the sun for thousands of years and have become pure white.
Dirk Hartog Island
This national park used to be a sheep station and was named after a Dutch seafarer who arrived at the island in 1616.
There’s only one accommodation on the island and, despite being simple, it gives you everything you need to experience this 50-mile long island.
But, it’s worth a visit. There are high cliffs with massive blowholes that have been created by the sea. You’ll also find there are some great fishing spots.
Cape Range Peninsula
The last section of this epic drive will take you through Carnarvon where you’ll find an abundance of bioproducts. Cape Range is at Exmouth and will provide you with everything you need, whether you want to try snorkeling or craft beer.
You’ll also need to take a look at Vlamingh Head at the top of the Cape. If you’re looking for some great accommodation try Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef safari camp and enjoy the cockatoos at dawn, the sea turtles on the beach and count the giant clams.
Just take note that the road ends here, if you want to go further it’s down a sandy track.
Multistop travel to Australia is an option you should consider, it’s one experience you’ll never forget.