Holiday Itineraries




Experience a road trip adventure which opens your eyes to the secrets of North West Australia’s historical, cultural and natural wonders. The Warlu Way follows the path of the warlu, or Dreamtime sea serpent, as it traverses the Pilbara region of Western Australia – ancient and sacred landscapes rich in natural beauty and enchanting Aboriginal stories.


Your journey takes you back in time to the mystical Dreaming era when the warlu emerged from the sea and travelled through the pulsing red heart of the outback, forming magnificent waterways as he moved.


The Warlu Way leads you almost 3,000km from sapphire seas and offshore islands, to lush oases, plunging gorges, soaring ranges and the ancient Aboriginal culture of Australia’s North West.


Choose to explore the Warlu Way in its entirety, or do it in sections by following the four interconnected routes:


Coastal | Inland | Manuwarra Red Dog Highway | East Pilbara Geoheritage


Get the FREE Warlu Way app:

Download from the App Store (Apple Users) | Download from Google Play (Android Users)

Enjoy easy planning and navigating for your Warlu Way trip with the dedicated Warlu Way app that doesn’t require an internet connection. Interpretive signage along the drive and the GPS triggered information and directions delivered by the app will assist you in your journey, locating services, tours and attractions, accommodation and dining, learning more about the country and travelling safely through the region. The free app includes offline maps, digital guides, and stop points with audio and text information to enhance your Warlu Way adventure!


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Warlu Way Adventure Guide


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Warlu Way Road Trip Map - North West Road Trips




Taking you to the best of the Pilbara Region’s national parks, coastal islands and historic areas from 40,000-year-old Aboriginal rock art to a 150-year-old pioneer ghost town.


The Epic Pilbara Road Trip is a self-drive itinerary for 4WD vehicles, starting in Karijini and ending in Karratha. This 10 day, 3 leg journey is best experienced from April to October. For an ultra special road trip, coincide your timing with the incredible Karijini Experience festival which occurs around Easter each year.


Try to book accommodation and tours at least 6 weeks in advance to avoid any disappointment, as the best experiences will often book out fast!


• Starting Destination – Karijini National Park
• Leg One – Karijini to Cheela Plains Station
• Leg Two – Cheela Plains Station to Mackerel Islands via Onslow
• Leg Three – Onslow to Dampier via Karratha


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Epic Pilbara Road Trip Map - North West Road Trips




These self-drive itineraries encompass a selection of the most extraordinary highlights in Western Australia's northern big nature playgrounds, from Perth to the Pilbara.


There are three routes to choose from:


Explorer     Adventurer     Wildflower


Each route will lead you to a range of iconic sites which reflect the natural beauty of Western Australia, combining pristine coastal seascapes with ancient gorge country, the ghosts of the gold rush and pioneer days, Aboriginal Dreamtime stories and rock art from one of the world's oldest living cultures.


Discover some of WA's most extraordinary natural phenomena:

• Lunar landscapes on the Pinnacles Desert drive at Nambung National Park

• Vibrant colours of Shark Bay, where the desert meets the ocean

• Wild friendly dolphins at Monkey Mia

• A favourite playground for whale sharks, the gentle giants of the sea, at Ningaloo, Coral Bay and Exmouth

• Ancient gorges and waterfalls over two billion years in the making at Karijini National Park

• The world's biggest rock - Mt. Augustus!

• From Karijini, continue your adventure on to the coastal outback of Onslow and the Mackerel Islands



Grand North West EXPLORER Self Drive Route

Grand North West ADVENTURER Self Drive Route

Grand North West WILDFLOWER Self Drive Route