Western Australia road trip along the coast

Highly recommended! I got myself a caravan from Lucky Rentals which was pretty cheap at about $50 per day. Since the gas has been also pretty cheap lately, I decided to do a car trip through Australia which I wanted to do for quite some time.

It was early fall in Australia (March), so the temperatures were still high during the day (about 30-35 degrees Celsius). In the Perth area the nights were somewhat cool at about 20 degrees, but up North the nighttime was exactly right to sleep in the caravan: about 23 to 25 degrees.

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Sunset about 200 km North of Perth

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Beautiful scenery on the Indian Ocean coast

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The first stop for the night on the ocean coast

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The full moon over the ocean

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The Pink Lake about 500 km North of Perth – yes, it is pink

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Drive North long the coast of Western Australia

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One of the beaches at Exmouth, where I spent several days

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Sunset close to Exmouth, Western Australia

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The Turquoise Bay – one of the best beaches in Australia and pretty remote

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The car I was traveling in

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A lighthouse close to Exmouth – behind it is the closest point to Bali in Australia

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Afternoon at Coral Beach about 150 km south of Exmouth

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Coral Beach – would be hit by a Cyclone just a couple days later

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Rainbow over the road on the way back

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3000 km drive in Australia

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A satellite tracking station from the Apollo era and space museum in Carnarvon – a small town in Western Australia

On the way back I learned that there was a Cyclone coming from the North. So I drove south a couple days sooner and always stayed ahead of the Cyclone Olwyn. When it reached me in Northern Perth it had lessened in power to only a thunderstorm.

However, the Northern communities that I had visited just a few days earlier were badly hit. Some people said it was the worst Cyclone they had in decades.


2 Comments to Western Australia road trip along the coast

  1. Karen says:

    I love your travel blog Paul Eric! Absolutely stunning photos. I am so glad you stayed ahead of the cyclone. I look forward to your next post about more adventures 🙂

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