Perth to Darwin Diary

Hello! I’ve finally finished my Western Australia/Northern Territory trip – here’s a brief overview of what I got up to everyday (I’ll upload a photo diary later)…

Day 1

• Visited The Pinnacles

• Had a windy lunch at Jurien Bay

• Took a trip to the coastline at Kalbarri to see whales breaching at Eagle Gorge

• Stopped off to see a Pink Lake

Day 2

• Had a quick explore around Kalbarri NP – we went up to Nature’s Window and all the way down to the river at the bottom of the gorge

• Drove up to Shark Bay and stayed at Monkey Mia

• Stopped off to see the Stromatolites

Day 3

• Woke up early to see the dolphin feeding at Monkey Mia in Shark Bay

• Visited Shell Beach and the “Thong Shack” (Thong means “flip-flops” in Aussie!)

• Met a Thorny Devil at the side of the road

• Spent the evening at Coral Bay

Day 4

• Went on a glass bottom boat tour on Ningaloo Reef @ Coral Bay – I saw four grey reef sharks & a turtle!

• Spent the afternoon on the beach

• Drove up to Exmouth and had our first night of camping

Day 5

• Explored some of Cape Range National Park – we went snorkelling at Turquoise Bay and Oyster Rocks

• Took a trip up to the Lighthouse

• A trip into Exmouth – mainly to get some wifi!

Day 6

• Drove to Karijini National Park – we smashed out 700kms in one day!

• Sleeping in tents and swags

Day 7

• Explored Karijini – we visited Hancock Gorge, Weano Gorge and Kalaminda Gorge and discovered I really don’t like climbing down gorges

Day 8

• Went back into Karijini and went swimming at Knox Gorge (with a descent into and ascent back out of the gorge that felt like a life-or-death situation)

• We saw a brown snake right in our camp! This snake is the second most venomous in the world so that wasn’t fun…

Day 9

• Spent the day driving to Pilbara Region

Day 10

• Driving to Broome

• Visited Gantheaume Point

• Dinner at Kimberley Sands

Day 11

• Beach day at Cable Beach in Broome

Day 12

• Pool day and movies

Day 13

• Cable Beach

Day 14

• Saw the Prison Boab Tree

• Walked through Tunnel Creek and saw a crocodile

• Saw the bats make their evening trip out

• First night in the swags

Day 15

• Saw the Queen Victoria Rock

• Hiking and swimming at Bell Gorge

Day 16

• Walked up to Manning Gorge and went swimming in the pools

• Went to Galvans Gorge for the afternoon

Day 17

• Drove to El Questro

• Hiking to Emma Gorge and swimming in the freshwater pool

Day 18

• El Questro Gorge walk – scrambling over giant rocks and through rivers and leaping off boulders and hoping you didn’t hit your head on the side of the gorge and die

Day 19

• Drove to Purnululu NP

• Walked through the Echidna Gorge

Day 20

• Kununurra

• Cathedral gorge at Bungle Bungles/Piccaninny

• Lake Argyle

Day 21

• Sunrise boat trip on lake

• Drive to Katherine

Day 22

• Edith Falls

• Night out in Darwin

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Author: adventurousannabel

World wanderer, dreamer, traveller.

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