Where to stay around Coral Bay/Exmouth?

Submitted: Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 14:21
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Hey Everyone,

We are leaving on Sunday for a 2 week trip to Broome for a wedding. I have 6 Days to get there I am thinking:

Mandurah - Monkey Mia
Monkey Mia - Coral Bay
Coral Bay - Cleaverville Beach
Cleaverville Beach - Eighty Mile Beach
Eighty Mile Beach - Broome

This allows us one day to stay someone an extra night when we like the place.

If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to here them on where to stay or maybe a different route. We are Self Sufficiant with a generator not Solar.

We want to come home down the middle, as this will be the 3rd time we have done the coast, Any Idea's? It has been suggested Barn Hill - Newman - Que - Mandurah, and as on the way up we have 6 days to get home.

Thanks heaps

Shane and Sherron
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Reply By: Motherhen - Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 19:16

Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 19:16
Anwhere along the coast from Coral Bay to Exmouth is lovely, so long as Yardie Creek is open. I don't think gennies are allowed in the national park camps though.

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Reply By: The Rambler( W.A.) - Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 20:51

Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 20:51
In my opinion forget Monkey Mia and use the extra time in Broome.Maybe a trip to Cape Leveque or Quondong.
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Reply By: jezza68 - Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 22:09

Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 22:09
I personally would not consider Monkey Mia or Coral Bay as stopovers. Monkey Mia is 360km round trip off of your route. The same for Coral Bay.
Maybe Kalbarri, Carnarvon, Cleaverville, 80 Mile and Broome?
Are you taking the Boreline Road home between Barn Hill and Newman?
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Follow Up By: andson - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 00:09

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 00:09
Thanks every for the info,

Jezza68 I guess my thoughts on going to Monkey Mia and Coral Bay is more so to see the places them self and to be part of the holiday not just a stop over. I went to Monkey Mia when I was a kid and last time we went to Coral Bay we didnt goto Monkey Mia because if was of the track.

This is what I am thinking now, please people tell me if i'm sharing to much info, I just really appreciate peoples feed back.

7th June Mandurah to Monkey Mia 930km
8th June Monkey Mia to Coral Bay 673km
9th June Coral Bay Layover
10th June Coral Bay to Cleaverville Beach 612km via exmouth gulf
11th June Cleaverville Beach to Eighty Mile Beach 518km
12th June Eighty Mile Beach to Broome 339km
13th June Broome to De Grey 547km
14th June Broome Layover
15th June Broome Layover
16th June Broome Layover
17th June De Grey to Karijini Natl Park 448km
18th June Karijini Layover
19th June Karijini to ????? ??km
20th June ?????? to Paynes find ??km
21st June Paynes Find to Mandurah 497km

I am thinking of taking the great northern highway.

thanks again and please give me any idea's you have we really appreciate it.

Shane and Sherron.
Shane & Sherron's "Our Life in HTML"

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Follow Up By: andson - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 00:18

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 00:18
whoops muffed that up!!!!

This is better:

7th June Mandurah to Monkey Mia 930km
8th June Monkey Mia to Coral Bay 673km
9th June Coral Bay Layover
10th June Coral Bay to Cleaverville Beach 612km via exmouth gulf
11th June Cleaverville Beach to Eighty Mile Beach 518km
12th June Eighty Mile Beach to Broome 339km
13th June Broome Layover
14th June Broome Layover
15th June Broome Layover
16th June Broome to De Grey 547kms
17th June De Grey to Karijini Natl Park 448km
18th June Karijini Layover
19th June Karijini to ????? ??km
20th June ?????? to Paynes find ??km
21st June Paynes Find to Mandurah 497km

Shane
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 01:02

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 01:02
Shane are you towing the rig in the picture. If so you have set yourself for some very long days. What you towing with......................a rocket??? :D
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Follow Up By: andson - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 01:21

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 01:21
Jeff,

A Holden Rodeo so YES A ROCKET :)

Shane
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Reply By: ozwasp - Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 22:32

Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 22:32
Hi Shane

I have to agree with a few posts about missing Monkey Mia - it's a long way out to not see much.

Given you're on your way to Broome and don't really have a lot of time to explore, I would recommend Coral Bay. As long as it's not school holidays, Coral Bay is a beautiful place and everything is within 200m. For this reason, I would stop at Coral Bay and then continue your trip to Broome. Also you can drive towards Exmouth to take a road back to the Great Northern highway.

Just a note - the road off the the Great Northern Highway into Coral Bay is a notorious black spot for roos... BIG roos. So just slow right down after dark (I've hit a few on this stretch - going slowly too).

Enjoy your trip and Coral Bay if you go. It really is beautiful

Regards, Will
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Follow Up By: ozwasp - Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 22:36

Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 22:36
P.S. If you don't think you can drive the 1200km from Mandurah to Coral Bay in 1 day, then think about going to Kalbarri. You can turn off at Northhampton and take the coast road in, then visit the gorges on the way out. It's a nice drive
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