Two straightforward days' drive from the metro region, a great adventure awaits...
From the Pilbara’s offshore islands and interesting coastline to some of the world’s oldest petroglyphs, we move inland through Karijini and Millstream Chichester national parks to see the modern story of the Pilbara and its resources industry, its indigenous art and past, and on to the East Pilbara and Karlamilyi. The Pilbara is unique. The Pilbara rocks.
The great drive transition through the Pilbara is first from south to north, of course.
We leave the metro area, head up Great Northern Highway and stay overnight somewhere like Mount Magnet to break the trip, arriving in Newman about teatime on the second day.
Or we head up the coast — North West Coastal Highway, aiming for Carnarvon, about 900km north of the centre of Perth. By mid morning the next day, we’re peeling off east on the 136 towards Paraburdoo and Tom Price.
Either way, it’s just enough time to get us back into the swing of being on the road. It sets us up for a Pilbara adventure — south to north.
But think differently. To see what it’s made of, and decide what suits you, cut the Pilbara into four parts, from west to east. This is how we can reveal and see the true nature of this remarkable region.
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