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Perth to Monkey Mia, Friday to Monday

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Perth to Monkey Mia, Friday to Monday

Howdy!

So there’s a long weekend coming up, and my friend and I are doing a quick little roadtrip from Perth to Monkey Mia and back.

This is our current plan. We’re leaving Friday morning and have to be home by Monday arvo so I can fly home to Melbourne.

We’re looking for some stuff or activities to add in along the way.

Day 1

Leave Perth

Lancellin Sandboarding

Lancellin ocean side beer garden

Pinaccles

Jurien Bay – swimming with sea lions

Sandy Cape sandboarding + paddleboarding

Geraldton + memorial hill lookout

Pink Lake Lookout – Hutt Lagoon

Kalbarri Coastal Cliff Lookouts

Accomodation – Kalbarri Beach Resort

Day 2

Kalbarri exploring

Natures Windows in Kalbarri

Shell Beach

Eagle Bluff

Shark Bay

Denham

Monkey Mia

Camel Ride at Monkey Mia

Accom – RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

Day 3

Explore Monkey Mia

See dolphins (first sight at 7.30am)

Glass bottom boat to see turtles and dugongs at Shark Bay

Oakabella Homestead – Australias Most Haunted House

Stay in Geraldton tonight

Accom – The Gerald Apartment Hotel

Day 4

Greenough Waterhole

Greenough Wildlife Habitat

Back in Perth, say goodbye to friend.

Be at Airport at 12.30pm

2pm flight home to Melbourne!

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Western Australia, Australia
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Kalbarri National Park, Australia
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1. Re: Perth to Monkey Mia, Friday to Monday

With the amount of driving time that's involved, I really don't think you have time to add anything else to this ambitious itinerary. Be aware that daylight hours are short and you will be driving in kangaroo country, so limit your night time driving as much as possible unless you have experience in roo-dodging.

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2. Re: Perth to Monkey Mia, Friday to Monday

This is a joke, right?

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3. Re: Perth to Monkey Mia, Friday to Monday

I think the poster must have found a list of tourist attractions and decided to try and do everything.

As previous comments indicate this is all not possible. Direct driving Perth to Kalbarri is 6 hours but with just rest stops ( not sightseeing) it’s probably closer to 7. With shorter daylight that virtually a day trip- maybe with one or two sightseeing activity on the way.

Here’s an example of a 6 day driving itinerary to allow a bit of sightseeing:

https:/…6-day-shark-bay

You need to decide what is ‘ must do’ and adjust your wish list.

Edited: 17 May 2018, 06:06
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