With over 500 species of fish and 200 species of coral, the 300-km-long World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef is one of the most biologically diverse marine environments on Earth. And the best part is, you can step straight off the beach and discover the reef.
Here, you can swim with gentle whale sharks, manta rays, turtles or humpback whales, which migrate through the nutrient-rich waters of Ningaloo Marine Park. Spend your Coral Bay days snorkelling through lively and colourful coral gardens in crystal clear waters. Meet Monkey Mia’s friendly wild dolphins or spot dugongs and turtles in the warm waters of Shark Bay, another World Heritage Area. In Jurien Bay, meet with playful ‘sea puppies’: endangered Australian sea lions.
For inland explorers, kangaroos, emus and an array of birdlife can be found in the Coral Coast’s rugged red-dirt ranges and pristine national parks. Hike across the rugged limestone ranges of the epic Cape Range National Park, where the desert meets the reef, or explore spectacular Francois Peron National Park by four-wheel drive.
Venture out onto a 100-metre-high skywalk for dramatic views over Kalbarri National Park’s 400-million-year-old river gorges, or go kayaking, boat cruising, abseiling or fishing. See the iconic Hutt Lagoon by foot, buggy or scenic flight and marvel at its otherworldly pink hues. Or witness kaleidoscopes of colour as over 1,000 species of wildflowers bloom spectacularly during season.
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In Geraldton it is all about the lifestyle! With a beautiful Mediterranean climate, the sun shines almost all the time. In winter the temperature averages around 20°C and 33°C in summer. It makes for the perfect beach lifestyle, whether it’s water sports, a spot of fishing, saying hello to the friendly sea lions (playful ‘sea puppies!’) or just relaxing on the world-class beaches.
In addition to the spectacular turquoise water and white sandy beaches, Geraldton has a booming café and restaurant scene. Marine Terrace’s West End has cemented itself as a go-to for locals and visitors alike with the popular strip featuring great coffee, food and retail. Not to mention Geraldton’s array of cuisine and dining options which feature local produce.
While Geraldton is classed as a ‘regional city’, it boasts a cosmopolitan lifestyle with an array of modern bars and nightlife to match. There’s an ever-growing events and entertainment scene — with everything from live music, theatre, comedy, dance and Fringe Festivals, Geraldton is cementing itself as a lively entertainment hub. In addition, to add to that, the arts and culture scene has it all – from galleries, history, street art and a lot more!
Throughout winter and spring, Kalbarri National Park erupts in a riot of colour with 800 native species bloom. Western Australia is home to one of the largest collections of wildflowers in the world – there’s more than 12,000 species, 60 per cent of which can’t be found anywhere else on Earth.
The Mid West is a diverse and highly adaptive region making it an exciting place to live, work, travel, or study. Dine alfresco by the ocean, lay in a field of wildflowers, explore dramatic landscapes or immerse yourself in a remarkable diving experience at the Abrolhos Islands. Exciting and vibrant local communities with a strong sense of belonging are proactive, connected and welcoming. Being a great place to work and play attracts and retains workers and families to the region.
The Gascoyne is located in the north west of Western Australia including key townships of Denham, Carnarvon, Coral Bay, Exmouth and Gascoyne Junction. The region has more than 600 kilometres of Indian Ocean coastline, and stretches more than 500 kilometres inland through to the remote outback. Vast, rugged, beautiful, and timeless, the Gascoyne region epitomises outback Australia.
The Gascoyne region provides unique seascape and landscape tourism experiences, including Mount Augustus- traditionally known as Burringurrah, the world’s largest monolith at twice the size of Uluru- as well as the spectacular Kennedy Range National Park. The Kennedy Range and Mount Augustus National Parks provide authentic outback experiences that complement the region’s renowned coastal offerings including the internationally recognised Ningaloo Reef near Exmouth and the Shark Bay World Heritage Area located nearby to Denham. The region is also an excellent destination for experiencing colourful seasonal wildflowers.
A highlight of the region, the Carnarvon area is abundant with tropical fruits, succulent seafood and a vast array of temperate climate fruit and vegetables, which has earned it the descriptor of ‘the food bowl of Western Australia’. Take the self-drive trail along North and South River road, known as the ‘Fruit Loop’ revealing the heart of the horticultural industry.
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