Uncovering the Best of the Coral Coast: First Stop Cervantes.
Embark on a remarkable journey along the awe-inspiring Coral Coast Highway, spanning 1,100km of unspoiled coastline, from the charming town of Cervantes, just two hours north of Perth, Western Australia, to the magnificent Ningaloo Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed treasure. This extraordinary stretch of land showcases some of Australia’s most iconic and beloved attractions
This scenic coastal route will lead you through charming seaside towns, including our very own Cervantes. Cervantes beckons with its pristine white sandy beaches and vibrant turquoise waters, offering a haven for beach lovers and water enthusiasts alike.
With its idyllic coastal charm, the town has become a sought-after destination for fishing, swimming, and tranquil family retreats. Beyond its breathtaking shoreline, Cervantes serves as a perfect launchpad for a plethora of thrilling land and water-based activities, ensuring an unforgettable experience for every visitor. Conveniently located just a scenic 2-hour drive north of Perth, Cervantes awaits with its captivating beauty and boundless adventures.
You can discover a myriad of incredible attractions and experiences that make the Coral Coast a must-visit destination. So if you’re headed on up the Coral Coast, make your first stop Cervantes and visit the following:
Check out the Lake Thetis Stromatolites:
Step into a world rarely seen, where time stands still and ancient living organisms thrive. At Lake Thetis, one of Western Australia’s five thrombolite sites, encounter these 3000+-year-old living fossils along the boardwalk surrounding the lake. Delight in the chance to spot an echidna or kangaroo while taking in the remarkable surroundings.
Visit the Pinnacles Desert:
Venture into the heart of Nambung National Park and be awestruck by the iconic Pinnacles Desert. Witness the awe-inspiring sight of 30,000-year-old limestone towers rising from the golden earth. Explore this otherworldly landscape during the day to witness their natural grandeur, or stay until dusk to witness their magical illumination under the starry night sky.
Experience the ultimate seafood delight at Lobster Shack in Cervantes:
Embark on a short factory tour and witness the impressive sight of 20 tons of live lobsters. Indulge in the culinary masterpiece of fresh lobster dishes in the restaurant, accompanied by breathtaking views of the ocean and the gentle sea breeze caressing your face.
Head out on a Sea Lion Tour:
Witness the captivating antics of the playful sea lions as you embark on a thrilling sea lion-watching tour from Lobster Shack. Marvel at these “labradors of the sea” as they dance and dart through the crystal-clear waters.
While the Indian Ocean Drive offers a tantalising glimpse into the wonders of the Coral Coast, the adventure doesn’t end here. Extend your road trip and continue along the full Coral Coast Highway to uncover even more treasures and create lifelong memories in this mesmerising region of Western Australia.