A week after I arrived in Australia, I managed to find a group doing the exact road trip I was seeking. We left Perth and drove up to Exmouth in 7 days stopping along the way at The Pinnacles, Shell Beach, Monkey Mia and a dozen look outs and national park stops. We spent 3 days in Coral Bay and Exmouth and then headed over to Karijini National Park before driving home in a day and a half.
THE highlight was certainly swimming with a 10 meter long whale shark in Exmouth, which I’ll post more about later. Other highlights included the gorges in Karijini, swimming for 15 minutes with a sea turtle in Coral Bay that didn’t seem to mind my presence, and the summation of the various lookouts on the drive up.
Here are some shots from the road trip. The one above is of the group (minus one member who wasn’t feeling well) on shell beach – a beach up to 15 meters deep made entirely of small shells.