Beaches, exotic marine life, national reserves and the bluest ocean you'll see anywhere in the world, can all be found in Australia's Coral Coast.
This coastline region commence at Cervantes, where you'll find the unique rock formations of the Pinnacles and stretches as far north as Exmouth, home of the internationally renowned World Heriatge Listed Ningaloo Reef, this amazing area is also great for diving and fishing all year round with a variety of spectacular reefs and marine life, white sandy beaches and warm turquoise waters. Inland is just as exciting, as carpets of wildflowers burst into colour during the wildflower season.
The region offers amazing experiences and interactions with a variety of marine life, including meeting the dolphins of Monkey Mia, sea lions, manta rays, dugongs and humpback whales. Australia's Coral Coast is one of the few places in the world where you can swim with the world's largest fish - the whale shark. Check out Nature's Calendar for some suggestions of when to go.
Name a water sport and it's here - from world class windsurfing at Geraldton to Ningaloo diving that rivals the Great Barrier Reef.
World Class Natural Heritage
Western Australia's first World Heritage site - Shark Bay, is most famous for its smiling dolphins that come right into shore at Monkey Mia. The more secluded parts of this stunning peninsular are home to other incredible wildlife like manta rays, turtles and dugongs.
Locals love Coral Bay - the small seaside settlement at the southern end of the Ningaloo coast. Head here to get away from it all and stay within metres of a beautiful beach and calm waters for safe snorkelling and swimming.
The carefully preserved Ningaloo Marine Park is a bewitching marine experience. The untouched coral, amazing range of sea life and excellent visibility make for unforgettable diving and snorkelling.
Secluded Islands to Rugged Red Gorges
There are endless boat and beach fishing spots along the Coral Coast region coast, the hub of Western Australia's crayfishing industry.
From Geraldton, fly or cruise to the Abrolhos Islands, where you'll find fascinating history, secluded beaches and sheltered snorkelling waters.
Inland, the desert-scape of Nambung National Park is home to the strange limestone pillars called the Pinnacles.
One of the State's most magnificent and accessible national parks is Kalbarri. Steep gorges, carved out of the rugged red terrain over millions of years, provide amazing trekking and awesome scenery to capture on film.
The mighty Murchison River winds its way through the park, hosting a plethora of birdlife along its banks, while dolphins play in the ocean reaches. This is where the river meets Kalbarri - the tranquil holiday town sandwiched between calm riverside beaches on one side and the thrill of the ocean surf on the other.
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