It’s a fair drive from Perth to Exmouth. I like to stop along the way for a night and here are some of my favourite spots.
Monkey Mia is only 720 km from Exmouth. Easily done in a day and roughly half way in your journey. There is plenty of accommodation in Denham and those dolphins are still coming ashore every evening for a feed.
Northhampton is just the other side of Geraldton and if you are looking for a ‘quiet’ nights sleep there are some great Bed and Breakfasts in town including one I stay at all the time – The Ostrich Farm.
Kalbarri and the surrounding towns like Port Gregory and Horrocks Beach are great stop off points with caravan parks and chalets all the go in these wonderfull beach front towns.
So there is no need to push yourself to get to your ultimate destination on the Ningaloo Reef. Take your time and smell the roses (or wildflowers!) along the way.