The Pilbara offers spectacular coastal and in-land tourism experiences sure to impress travellers from all walks of life. Australia’s North West has a number of suggested itineraries to help you plan your trip in a way that suits you.

The Epic Pilbara Road Trip

Taking you to the best of the 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.

From Karijini to Karratha in a 4WD vehicle, this 10-day, 3-legged journey, is best experienced from April to October. For the ultimate road trip, coincide your trip with the incredible Karijini Experience festival which occurs around Easter each year.

  • 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

Click here to read the Epic Pilbara Road Trip itinerary.

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The Ultimate Pilbara Road Trip

If time is no barrier this Ultimate Pilbara Road Trip will take you to see everything the region has to offer.

The Ultimate Pilbara Road Trip weaves its way through the entire Pilbara starting coastal in Onslow and finishing inland in Newman. Weave between the awe-inspiring national parks and world-class marine parks, and experience some of the world's most significant cultural landmarks along the way.

Some roads may need a permit before commencing your drive – check with the local visitor centre before embarking on your journey.

Click here to read the Ultimate Pilbara Road Trip itinerary.

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Pilbara Wildflower Trail

Over half a million square kilometres of mangroves, off shore islands, deep gorges, mountain ranges, desert sand dunes and river pools ensure the Pilbara’s flora is as diverse as the landscape.

Plants and flowers in the Pilbara have evolved unique adaptations to survive in an arid climate that receives most of its rainfall during summer by way of tropical cyclones.

From July to September wildflowers of all colours, sizes and shapes, like the unmistakable Sturt’s Desert Pea, fluffy Mulla Mulla, the tall majestic Ashburton Pea or any number of the 65 species of Acacia (wattle) can be seen throughout the region.

For the local Indigenous people the plants and flowers of the Pilbara provided much more than just aesthetic qualities, and are still used today for food, medicine and ceremonial use.

Click here to learn more about the Pilbara Wildflower Trail.