Amazing Places to Go
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The Coral Coast
The Coral Coast stretches 1250kms from Perth up to Exmouth, it would take approx. 13 hours to drive but most people tend to travel over a couple of days. With over 1100kms of coast line, 2 world heritage listed sites and numerous nationals parks and marine reserves pack up your car and hit the road for an adventure of a lifetime. Here are our top destinations to visit along the way.
Think of the moon being made out of cheese and you have the Pinnacles! One of the wanders of the world. The Pinnacles are limestone formations found within the Nambung National park, near the town of Cervantes. Some of the Pinnacles are up to 5 meters high and come in a variation of colours due to the variation in soil types. Accessible by car or tour you are advised to allow at least 2 hours to view the trail. Entrance to the park is $12 per passenger vehicle and caravans and trailers can be left in the car park.
Cervantes & Jurien Bay
The laid back fishing Village of Cervantes is a popular choice for family getaways and fishing holidays. Hangover Bay and Kangaroo Point are renowned fishing hot spots or you could head to the jetties during rock lobster fishing season which is November to June and watch the fisherman bring in their catch. If you love your 4WD you can follow the tracks through the sand dunes from Lancelin to Cervantes for a fun filled adventure.
Jurien Bay is located 10 minutes on from Cervantes. Here you can dive or snorkel the Jurien Bay marine park and see the endangered sea lions. Or for the thrill seekers amongst you, you could experience the famous Jurien Bay Sky Dive!
Geraldton is the fifth biggest City in WA and is a great place to stop for all amenities. Geraldton is one of WA’s watersports hotspots, especially for yachting and windsurfing. Visit during October for the sunshine festival to celebrate the cultural diversity, local talent, music, art and culture of the region. WA’s Abrolhos Islands are situated 70kms west of Geraldton, this group is made up of 122 islands boasting a range of, diving, fishing and environmental attractions.
This sleepy little town is nestled where the Murchison River meets the Indian Ocean, this creates a contrast of soaring river gorges and protected swimming bays. You will find some of the most stunning rugged landscapes at Kalbarri National Park. Discover Port Gregorys unique pink lake and Natures window is a must to capture a spectacular family photo. Wagoe Beach is a great spot for quad biking or you kayak through the gorges on the Murchison River.
Shark Bay & Monkey Mia
Visit the Dolphins at Monkey Mia where wild dolphins have been visiting this shoreline for more than 40 years. Experience an amazing encounter with the wild bottle-nose locals who visit the shoreline many times a day. Local rangers regulate the interactions and some visitors are even lucky enough to hand feed them fish. The Dolphin information centre is also close by, here you can learn all about the habits and biology of these amazing creatures.
Located just 45kms south east of Denham is Shell Beach, one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline you will ever see! It is made up of millions of tiny shells up to 10 meters deep and stretching for over 70kms. The sea water is very salty making it great for not so confident swimmers, however down forget to pack your goggles!
Visit the largest and oldest living fossils on earth at Hamelin Pool. These 3.5 billion year old fossils are considered to be the best example of their kind in the world. These stromatolites can be viewed without causing damage from a purpose built jetty giving you the perfect vantage point for an amazing photo.
Situated south west of the Ningaloo Reef region is Carnarvon, a year round holiday destination where you can relax in the towns laid back and friendly way of life. Popular for its abundance of fresh fruit and seafood. Take a tour through the Banana plantation or take a little road trip 75kms north to the Carnarvon Blow holes, where the powerful ocean is forced through sea caves and out of narrow holes in the rocks making a jet of water erupt into the air as high as 20 meters.
Coral Bay & Exmouth
Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with the largest fish in the world; the whale shark, in the pristine waters of the Ningaloo Reef. Between April and November each year whale sharks call Ningaloo Reef their home. Swim with these amazingly majestic creatures along with many colourful tropical fish, manta rays, turtles and maybe a pod of the local dolphins! Tours operate from both Coral Bay and Exmouth. You can not visit here without experiencing this!
Visit Cape Range National park and experience pristine beaches, amazing limestone ranges and spectacular multi coloured gorges and canyons. Kilometres of trails and walks are waiting to be discovered, you are sure to see the local wildlife on your walk, with emus and kangaroos enjoying their natural habitat.