How to get there

 

Skywest airlines and Qantas fly to Learmonth (Exmouth) from Perth. Check their schedules for flights.

Coral Coast Tours tel: 0427 180 568 ( +61427 180 568 from overseas) will pick up from the airport. Telephone to make arrangements.

Hire cars are available from Exmouth, they may charge a relocation fee for pick up or drop off at the airport. Allens Car Hire (08) 9949 2403, Budget (08) 9949 1534, Pilbara Europcar (08) 9949 2940.

Alternatively, fly to Carnarvon with Skywest and travel by bus or hire car. Avis and Budget both operate from Carnarvon

For Air Charters, there is an airstrip at Coral Bay.


Greyhound Pioneer Buses visit the settlement.


For those travelling by road, driving time from Perth is approximately 11 hours, plus any time spent sightseeing on the way. The road is sealed all the way to Coral bay.


Not much traffic or houses in the West

Highway 1 - The North West highway near the Exmouth turn off

Perth to Coral Bay

Location

Distance- km

Perth - city center

0

Muchea - start of Brand highway

62

Gingin

92

Junction Brand highway and North West highway

354

Dongara

361

Geraldton, turn off to town centre

424

Northampton

473

Galena bridge (Murchison river)

537

Billabong road house

653

Overlander road house

700

Wooramel road house

775

Not always dry - the main road after Cycline Steve - March 2000

The main road south of Carnarvon after Cyclone Steve - March 2000 - not a commonplace scene.

Carnarvon, turn off to town centre

892

Gascoyne river bridge

901

Minilya road house

1025

North West Highway turn off to Exmouth

1032

Lyndon river

1057

Tropic of Capricorn sign

1069

Photo oportunity at the tropic of Capricorn

Into the tropics !

Turn off - Exmouth Minilya road

1109

Coral Bay

1123

In the event that the Lyndon river has risen and the Minilya - Exmouth road is closed then the extra distance to travel from is 160 Km via the North West Coastal Highway and the Burkett road - 1 1/2 to 2 hours extra

   

 
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Revised: February 20, 2017.      Comments to