Are you thinking about hiring a campervan with a bunch of mates and hitting the open road to explore the best this country has to offer? This has to be one of the top things to do on every traveller’s bucket list.

Getting on the road with the windows down and your favourite tunes blasting out the stereo as you drive through the never-ending outback and into mind-blowing sunsets is sure to be a once in a lifetime trip, so make sure you’re fully prepared.
We want to share our top West Coast road trip with you, make sure these stops make the cut:

Total estimated driving time: 43 hours (without stops)
Number of Kilometers: 4,040km
Recommended days needed: 21 days

The Pinnacles Desert (home to the oldest fossils on earth)
Shark Bay (for dolphin and whale watching)
Ningaloo Reef and Cape Bay
Karijini National Park

Create an epic playlist, grab the snacks and buckle up, this road trip is going to take some time! We recommend you plan for at least 21 days, as there are miles to cover and plenty to see.
If you want more information on this must do campervan road trip then check out this blog post, otherwise read on for a quick summary.


Before you get on the road spend the first couple of days taking in the sights of Perth, a city full of nature, history, action and adventure, arts, culture, and dining. Once you’re done exploring then it’s time to commence your drive, heading northbound to Shark Bay. This 9-hour drive will take you along the coast, so make sure your phone or camera has enough charge to capture all the coastal and sunset shots.
On the drive up a must-see is the world famous Pinnacles desert. This awe-inspiring site is home to thousands of huge limestone pillars raised from the shifting yellow sands.


The second leg of this trip takes you from Shark Bay to the famous Ningaloo Reef.
When you’re ready to leave the coastal city of Kalbarri then jump back in the campervan and drive to Karijni National Park. If you want to snorkel, dive or swim with Sharks then make sure you take a route that goes Ningaloo Reef and Cape Bay. These renowned spots are great for spotting for whales, dolphins, dugongs, manta rays, huge cod, turtles and whale sharks.


The final leg of this trip takes you from Nitmiluk to Darwin.
Although it might look close together on the map, Nitmiluk to Darwin is almost 400km apart, and so we recommend that you allow about three full days to travel the distance. Next and final stop, Darwin! As the most northern city of Australia, Darwin is home to a stunning harbor and a tropical outdoor lifestyle and if you’re a fan of Asian food then you’re in for a treat!

From there it’s time to make your way back to Perth via Lancelin, where you can pull up the campervan, sit back, relax and watch the sunset from one of Australia’s tallest sand dunes.
For more West Coast adventures, come and explore our in-depth Guide:

To put it simply, a campervan road trip is the only way to see Australia. Speak to the team at Travellers Autobarn for more information and to book your campervan today.

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Author's Bio: 

Travellers Autobarn (est. 1993) is a ‘one stop shop’ for the backpackers and budget travellers planning their self-drive trip around Australia or simply up the coast in a campervan. We offer a range of station wagons and campervans for hire or sale from our six branches in Australia: Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Perth, and Melbourne. Enjoy unlimited kilometers, 24/7 roadside assistance, and free campground access. Browse our car and campervan rentals.