Western Australia is one of the best places in the world to explore from the comfort of a caravan. Countless adventurers have explored this vast state, seeing beautiful sites such as The Kimberley and Wave Rock, and iconic destinations like Margaret River. However, there are plenty of less well-known sites to explore, some of which we explore below.
An hour out of Esperance, in the southern part of Western Australia, is a natural gem that offers an amazing flora-and-fauna experience perfectly suited for a postcard. As you travel through Cape Le Grand National Park, the landscape changes into an alpine-looking terrain before the view reveals Lucky Bay, the whitest beach with the bluest waters and densely populated with kangaroos.
The largest rock formation in Australia (and the world) isn’t Uluru. Burringurrah is twice the size of the more famous Uluru, and it can be found in Western Australia. The giant rock is what’s known as a monocline, which means it has step-like folds and it’s truly a sight to behold. Dreamtime stories of the local Aboriginal Wajarri people have been found depicted in rock engravings nearby and can be viewed on a walking trail at Mundee, Ooramboo and Beedoboondu.
The small town of Coral Bay sits on the edge of the Indian Ocean and houses the beautiful Ningaloo Reef. Ningaloo Reef is a marine paradise and a favourite holiday spot for local West Australians. Its beautiful coral gardens, white beaches and the relaxing seaside town makes for a wonderful road trip destination.
The beautiful Ningaloo Reef continues up from Coral Bay to the small resort town of Exmouth. Together with the gorges of Cape Range National Park and the white sandy beaches of the Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth is yet another must-see destination. Exmouth is also the gateway to the nearby Ningaloo Marine Park, where you’ll find stunning coral reefs, colourful fish and migratory whale sharks.
Karijini National Park
In the heart of Western Australia, you’ll find the two-billion-year-old Karijini National Park which spans around 6274 square km. This expansive national park is the state’s second largest park and offers beautiful, rugged scenery, ancient geological rock formations, arid-land ecosystems and excellent recreational experiences. Some great activities include swimming in the spring-fed pools beneath Fortescue Falls, Oxer Lookout’s spectacular views and climbing Mount Bruce.
Horizontal Falls is a truly stunning natural phenomenon. In the turquoise waters of Talbot Bay, the fast-moving tidal current squeezes through two narrow gorges of the McLarty Range, pushing the water into rapid like formations which rush through the twin gaps at an astonishing rate, producing waterfalls turned on their side.