The Coral Coast of Western Australia starts two hour's drive north of Perth, and continues for more than 1,000 kilometres until it reaches Exmouth. The stunning coastal scenery, isolated beaches, a coral reef you can snorkel by just stepping off the sand, prolific wildflowers, unique Australian animals and the lure of the outback make this one of the world's great road trips. I have wanted to do it forever and last year I got the chance. David and I flew to Perth, hired a 4WD and headed north. As it turned out the road is sealed the entire way and we didn't need the 4WD even for the few dirt road side-trips but it was fun to have nevertheless.