North West Coastal Highway
- This article is an itinerary.
The North West Coastal Highway is in Western Australia and runs from Geraldton in the mid-west to Port Hedland in the north. It is numbered highway One - and is an extension of the Brand Highway that runs from near Perth to Geraldton.
Its an amazing trip, and including the Brand highway, the trip from Perth to Port Hedland is over 1,700 km. The Highway goes past some of the most impressive coastline in Australia.
Its a great trip and a busy highway, you need to be prepared for long sections between roadhouses, as well as hot long boring sections, good food supplies and water supplies are worth geting at the larger stops like Geraldton and Carnarvon
The Brand highway (the earlier stage of Highway One) starts in Perth and can be accessed from other routes at Dongara, Geraldton, and other places.
The highway has long monotonous sections where drivers fall asleep at the wheel - be vigilant in watching other vehicles movememnts and behaviour
- Return to Perth along the inland route - south along the Great Northern Highway that goes via Newman and Meekatharra
- Go further up the coast to Broome along the Great Northern Highway