Be captivated by the Coral Coast
Road trips don’t get any more spectacular than the Coral Coast Highway, where the desert meets the sea – here, bucket-list encounters are the stuff of daily life. Stretching from Perth to Exmouth, this cinematic 1,200-kilometre route is one of Australia’s most iconic drives. Highlights along the way include the craggy Pinnacles (lunar-like limestone formations within Nambung National Park), cinematic Kalbarri National Park, home to a magnificent gorge and blooming lovely wildflowers, the candy-coloured pink lake and not one, but two UNESCO World Heritage areas: Shark Bay and Ningaloo Reef.
Fly and Drive
Exploring Western Australia has never been easier, thanks to handy, cost-effective fly/drive options from Avis Australia. Follow Monty’s example and take advantage of Avis’ great-value, one-way car-hire deal between Perth and Exmouth. For a two-year period, from 1 April–31 October 2019 (and again in 2020), Avis is generously reducing its one-way relocation fee (usually $1,000) to just $250 (driving Perth to Exmouth), or $150, if you’re driving from Exmouth back to Perth. Normal car-hire rates and conditions apply.
Keen to keep cruising?
Western Australia offers a wealth of amazing, accessible road trips, including Margaret River: tucked away in Australia’s southwest corner, a three-hour drive from Perth. This scenic region is perfect for wildlife-packed kayaking and breathtaking bush and locally guided coastal walks through national parks; make time for the region’s tempting wineries and restaurants, too. Fancy going on the trail of beaches, forests, vineyards and deserts – spying dolphins and whales along the way? The Great South West Edge has your name on it. This amazing road trip from Perth to Esperance can be comfortably tackled in around 11 days.