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The Best of the West Road Trip

29 Jul 2020

Onslow to Lake Kununurra

When the weather gets cooler it’s time to start your winter road trip adventure at the top end of Western Australia and chase the sun. Not only is there warm weather but the nature, food and incredible scenery is unforgettable.

This 7-10 day journey will take you through the rugged outback, stunning coastlines and some of the best National Parks Australia has to offer, so just bring your holiday mode and get ready to explore. To make your planning easy, we've put together a road trip with the best spots you can’t miss!

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Stop number one - Onslow

Starting off this long desert road trip with a touch of a coastal setting in Onslow. A popular stop for holidayers heading up to Karratha and a great place to kick off your relaxed holiday. Come and stay with us at Discovery Parks – Onslow and do as much – or as little – as you please. A town enriched in its history of pearling, cattle farming and especially gold mining, visit Goods Shed Museum to learn all about this. Take it easy at either Sunrise or Sunset beach or take part in one of the many water activities. Catch your dinner at Five Mile Pool, a top place to go mud crabbing and come back to park to use our camp kitchen where you can show off your catch of the day!


Onslow to Pilbara – 4 hours  

Next stop, Discovery Parks – Pilbara, Karratha just four hours from Onslow, you will find your true outback experience. Karratha is the perfect base to explore the natural beauty of  the region. Karratha means ‘good country’ in the language of the local Indigenous community and you’ll be awestruck by the raw, natural treasures of the Pilbara in Australia’s North West. The massive gorges, crystal clear rock pools and waterfalls of Karijini National Park are a must-see. Just off the coast, the Dampier Archipelago and Mackerel Islands offer world-class boating, fishing, diving and snorkelling, while the seasonal natural phenomenon, Staircase to the Moon, is extraordinary. Our holiday park’s excellent accommodation choices and facilities are perfect for resting up at the end of a long day.


Pilbara to Port Hedland – 3 hours  

A short three hour drive and you’ll arrive at Port Hedland, the second largest town in the region. Discovery Parks – Port Hedland is a great base for outdoor adventures, from off-road driving to coastal walks and endless fishing hot spots. Located on a water-front location in Port Hedland it offers direct beach access, or you can enjoy easy explorations of the Pilbara Region of Western Australia's rugged North West. Visit the world's largest bulk tonnage export port, perfect for fishing, crabbing, and whale watching. The town is famous for its impressive resource industry so take a BHP Billiton Iron Ore Tour or a Reef Walk to discover Port Hedland’s rich ecosystem. Rich in Indigenous culture and bursting with wildlife, discover the diverse experiences this unique town has to offer.

Port Hedland

Port Hedland to Broome – 6 hours

Pack the snacks and queue the great playlist cause your next stop, Broome, is a six hour drive away. Discovery Parks - Broome is the only park in town located on the beach, with uninterrupted views over the turquoise waters of Roebuck Bay. After waking up to the gentle crashing of waves on the shore, head for a cuppa at the Town Beach Cafe on site. When you're ready, lace up your boots and take on this adventure. You can explore this town in the sky, ocean or land by plane, boat or car with incredible tours taking you through all the hidden treasures. The warm temperatures and tropical feeling will draw you straight to the iconic Cable Beach, an incredible landscape that stretches over 22kms where white sand meets bright blue water. Make sure you experience the sundowner Camel Tours, it's the perfect way to end your day - just make sure you don’t forget your camera, there will be plenty of photo opportunities on your ride. 

Top End WA

Broome to Lake Kununurra – 10.5 hours

Lots of people love to leave the best thing till last and that’s exactly what we have done on this road trip. Lake Kununurra is shared by swimmers, anglers, bird watchers and water sports enthusiasts alike and is the gateway to some of Western Australia’s most remarkable natural attractions. Although it is a long drive, there is so much to see and do on the way up. Let Discovery Parks – Lake Kununurra be your final home away from home, set on 10 acres of Australian bushland this is the only park on the edge of the lake. Boasting breathtaking waterfront views you can relax with friends or settle along the banks and enjoy the sunset show nature puts on as a feeling of calm envelops you. Around the park take a dip in the pool to cool off and cook up a storm in the BBQ areas provided. Check out the unusual rock formations of Mirima National Park and the incredible Bungle Bungle Ranges in Purnululu National Park or take a sunset cruise on Lake Argyle. Enjoy the heat on your back, soaking up some final sunrays before heading home and having a toast to what has been a trip of a lifetime.

Lake Kununurra

Jump in the car and head off on a great Aussie adventure! Get ready to see the best of the West.

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