Discover the Coral Coast

Coral Coast

Shark Bay ©robertpaulyoung/Flickr

One of the most under-rated travel destinations in Australia is the Coral Coast. Comprising of about 1,100 kilometers of coastline along the Indian Ocean, the Coral Coast makes a brilliant destination for outdoor lovers. There are many things to see and explore along this scenic coast: from unique sea life, to cultural and historical monuments and much more.

Plus, the coast offers some of the best diving spots in Australia. Should you decide to choose the Coral Coast instead of the coast of Queensland or other popular locations on Australia’s East coast, you will not regret it. Here are some amazing attractions that speak for themselves:

Ningaloo Reef

The Great Barrier Reef might be Australia’s largest and most famous reef, but this does not mean that it is the one and only. Actually, the Ningaloo Reef along Coral Coast can be just as interesting to see. The great variety of tropical fish makes Ningaloo Marine Park an ideal location for snorkeling an diving. But colorful fish and corals are not the only things to see here: Ningaloo is a favourite habitat for the whale shark, which makes it the no. 1 location for those who want to experience the trill of encountering the largest of all sharks.

great white shark ©Julie-Edgle/Flickr

great white shark ©Julie-Edgle/Flickr

Shark Bay World Heritage Area

A land of great diversity, the Shark Bay is a must-see location for anyone willing to discover the Coral Coast and its wonders. There is so much to explore around this beautiful natural reserve: secluded beaches, abundant marine life and out-of-this-world landscapes. Manta rays, sea turtles and whales are only few of the marine animals you are likely to encounter, while the playful Monkey Mia dolphins are the highlight of every tour. The red sand dunes of Francois Peron National Park and the Shell Beach are the delight of any photographer, while Hamelin Pool is home to the fascinating stromatolites – fossils that are hundreds of million years old.

Coral Coast

Shark Bay ©robertpaulyoung/Flickr

Cape Range National Park

If you prefer rivers to oceans and hiking to diving, then your best choice would be the Cape Range National Park. The park is home to a range of habitats that include rivers, mangroves and grasslands. Here you have a change to spot Australian animals like emu and kangaroo, and explore spectacular canyons and gorges, like the Mandu Mandu Gorge or the Charles Knife Canyon. Bird watchers won’t be disappointed either, as the park is home to numerous Australian bird species and also a temporary home to various migratory birds.

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Cape Range National Park ©TravelingOtter/Flickr

 

 

 

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