must see, must do
Nambung National Park, near the town of Cervantes, is home to the Pinnacles – spears of limestone rising from the lunar landscape of the golden desert which make a spectactular sight, especially at sunset.
425 kilometres north of Perth and easily accessed by air and coach services, Geraldton is the administrative centre for the region and home to a thriving rock lobster industry. Offshore the Abrolhos Islands are a unique coral reef that provides an aquatic paradise for scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing, with warm, clear waters and prolific marine and birdlife. The Batavia Coast is rich in history, dating back to 1629 when the Dutch ship Batavia was wrecked on the Abrolhos Islands.
The history of WA's farming pioneers and the hardshops they faced is evident at museums in inland towns, whilst many of the small coastal villages have stretches of gloriously clear water beaches perfect for swimming and surfing.
Kalbarri is a popular winter holiday destination on the winding banks of the Murchison River adjacent to Kalbarri National Park. With a mild climate and lovely beaches it's a haven for swimming, canoeing, fishing and bushwalking and offers excellent facilities for visitors.
Towns along the Indian Ocean Drive include Dongara + Port Denison, Jurien, Cervantes, Geraldton, Kalbarri, Eneabba and Dandaragan.