There are regular flights to Perth Airport (Western Australia’s capital city) from major international hubs. These flights connect with intrastate flights to major towns within Western Australia’s Coral Coast. Find out more about travelling to Western Australia.
International Flights into Perth are operated by the following international airlines:
- All Nippon Airways (ANA)
- Air Mauritius
- Air New Zealand
- Batik Air
- Cathay Pacific Airways
- China Southern
- Garuda Indonesia
- Jetstar International
- Malaysia Airlines
- Malindo Air
- Qatar Airways
- Singapore Airlines
- South African Airways
- Scoot Airways
- Thai Airways
Domestic Flights from Perth to Coral Coast destinations:
Travel By Road:
The region is tied together by one world-class road trip, the 1,250km Coral Coast Highway between Perth and Exmouth. Excellent road conditions make it easy for those wanting to travel around Western Australia’s Coral Coast at their own pace.
Perth City is connected to the region via the Indian Ocean Drive, Brand Highway and Midlands Road - all of which converge into the Brand Highway at Dongara-Port Denison and lead you north to Geraldton. The North West Coastal Highway joins Geraldton in the south to Carnarvon in the north, with good sealed roads leading off the highway to coastal and country towns, such as Kalbarri and Shark Bay. The Minilya-Exmouth Road turns off from the North West Coastal Highway and leads you to Coral Bay and Exmouth.
Please note that travel times and distances between towns, attractions and roadhouse facilities can be long, especially in the north of the region, so it's important to bear this in mind and plan your trip before you hit the open road. The times and distances shown in our chart below are based on main roads. In some areas, there are alternative routes using unsurfaced roads for four-wheel-drive (4WD) tracks. We recommend that you check with local visitor centres for current road information.
Accessing the Coral Coast by road from Perth City
Get onto Mitchell Freeway and head north for 28 kilometres towards Joondalup. Take the exit toward Burns Beach Rd, turn right and follow for 2.1 kilometres. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Joondalup Drive. In 900 metres take a slight left at Wanneroo Rd, and continue heading north. Wanneroo Road will change into Lancelin Road which will then change into the Indian Ocean Drive. This will take you via the Pinnacles Desert to Cervantes.
Accessing the Coral Coast by road from Perth Airport
From the airport, make your way to Tonkin Hwy and head northeast on Tonkin Hwy for 13.9 kilometres. Take the exit ramp to Roe Hwy, turn right at Roe Hwy and follow for 16.3 kilometres. Make a sharp right at Middle Swan Rd and then a slight left to merge onto Great Northern Hwy. Continue north for 14.4 kilometres and turn left to stay on Great Northern Hwy. Turn left at the Brand Hwy and follow this north for 138 kilometres. Here you will see the sign for Bibby Road where you can head west towards Cervantes and the Pinnacles Desert, or continue north towards Geraldton, Kalbarri, Shark Bay and Exmouth.
Hire cars are available in all major towns throughout the Coral Coast and a full range of rental vehicles, ranging from motor homes to four-wheel-drives (4WDs), are available in Perth.
Western Australia's Road Safety Commission provides 'A Guide to Driving on WA Roads'. This resource is available in nine languages – English, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Malay, and is a free A5-sized guide that provides helpful information about Western Australian road rules and tips for driving in urban and regional areas.
Further information on WA roads is available from Main Roads Western Australia.
Travel around the Coral Coast by Coach:
Travel around the Coral Coast by 4WD campervan:
RedSands Campers hire 4WD campervans for those wishing to travel around the Coral Coast by camper, especially to hard to 4WD (only) locations such as Steep Point, Dirk Hartog Island, Francois Peron National Park and Kennedy Range National Park. If you’re keen to venture off the beaten track and travel around Western Australia’s Coral Coast in four-wheel drive mode, there are also a number of challenging tracks crossing coastal sand dunes and rugged bushland.
A range of packaged tours are available, ranging from four-wheel drive adventures to luxury coach tours. Search Coral Coast tours to find out more.
Key Travelling Resources:
Here are all the resources you'll need to plan your Coral Coast holiday, including Australia's weather/seasons; how to travel by air, road or water; booking accommodation and tours plus more; and, of course, a map to help you get around!