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OUTBACK AND MARINE

Going outback in Western Australia does not mean leaving the glorious waterways behind.

Deep red earth leads to white sandy beaches and turquoise water - in some parts of Western Australia, the outback and coastline convene in an awesome display of natural beauty.

Australia's Coral Coast

 

The World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef is a 260 kilometre spectacle of colour and diversity.
 

Aerial view of Cape Leveque

Emerald lagoons teem with brilliant coral and over 500 species of vibrant tropical fish.

Turtles, mantra rays, whale sharks and humpback whales are just some of the marine life living in this colourful, unspoiled reef system.

Just inland are amazing red rock gorges and canyons including Charles Knife and Shothole.

At the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, explore Francois Perron National Park where the dry Australian outback provides a stunning backdrop to blue-green bays.

In a four wheel drive, you can delve into the most remote corners of this magnificent state.

 

Australia's Golden Outback

 

For another taste of outback and marine, go south to Esperance.

Cape Le Grand is a wild coastal landscape featuring rugged granite cliffs, sweeping heathlands and untamed inland swamps - the perfect place for a four wheel drive adventure.

Meanwhile, the Archipelago of the Recherche is home to flourishing New Zealand fur seal colonies and masses of seabirds.

 

Australia's North West

 

 
Cable Beach, BroomeStart in Broome, home of famous Cable Beach.
 
Blessed with azure waters fringed by 22 kilometres of pristine white sands, Cable Beach is hailed as one of the most beautiful beaches on earth.
 
A camel ride at dusk is a must - watch a fiery Broome sunset over the Indian Ocean.
 
Stock up on supplies and take the four hour trek from Broome to Cape Leveque.
 
This pristine town - home to sparkling, aquamarine waters and fruitful fishing - can only be reached via red dirt tracks.
 
On the Gibb River Road, a 660 kilometre stretch from Derby to Kununurra, discover Windjana Gorge - home to freshwater crocodiles, which are often spotted catching the sun's rays on the riverbanks.
 
This area was once an underwater island and is home to a 350 million year old fossilized reef.
 
Couple relaxing on cruise, Lake ArgyleHead deeper into the Kimberley highlands and you'll reach Bell Gorge, a postcard of cascading waterfalls and crystal-clear swimming holes.
 

 

 

 

suggested itineraries

Esperance

Esperance

5 Days

Esperance is one of Western Australia's natural gems - enjoyed by families and nature-lovers for its unspoiled coastline and stunningly white beaches. View More

 

Broome Getaway

Broome Getaway

7 Days

Cable Beach is arguably Western Australia's most famous coastal paradise, drawing visitors back time and again. View More

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