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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