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Ningaloo Reef, Monkey Mia and more…

Explore the Ningaloo Reef on this coastal Western Australia itinerary. This part of Western Australia is undiscovered and off the beaten track, but offers a reef experience second only to the Great Barrier Reef – or better some would say

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Ningaloo Reef, Monkey Mia and more…

This part of Western Australia is undiscovered and off the beaten track, but offers a reef experience second only to the Great Barrier Reef – or better some would say.

Day 1: Ningaloo Reef
Day 3: Coral Bay
Day 5: Monkey Mia
Day 8: Kalbarri
Day 10: The Pinnacles
Day 11: Perth
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Description

Western Australia is often on the list for a second time visit to Australia and is an area that few Aussies have visited, never mind overseas visitors.  This is a land of vast open spaces, long straight roads, road-trains, road-houses and the wonderful Ningaloo Reef.

Day 1: Ningaloo Reef
Fly north from Perth to Exmouth. Pick up your car and make your way to the wonderful Ningaloo Reef. Easily accessible, it is home to 500 species of fish, sharks, enormous manta rays, humpback whales, turtles and dugongs – there is always something to see. However long you plan to stay here will probably not be enough; this area is not inundated with tourists and does not have a huge choice of international resorts and accommodation. It is a remote and secluded treasure and second only to the Great Barrier Reef.
Ningaloo Reef 2 nights

Day 3: Coral Bay
Drive south dropping in to the coastal town of Coral Bay, a remote and secluded gem. The bay itself is contained within the Ningaloo Reef which offers it perfect protection from the ocean outside. Here, glass bottomed boats take you to view the coral, whilst longer expeditions will take you further afield, skilfully negotiating the narrow channels through the reef.
Coral Bay 2 nights

Day 5: Monkey Mia
Drive to Shark Bay and the dolphins at Monkey Mia. The scenery changes dramatically several times en route. Stop for lunch in the small coastal town of Carnarvon. Shark Bay is another gem; pristine coastline, dolphins and dugongs by the dozen and a delightful lack of tourists.
Monkey Mia 3 nights

Day 8: Kalbarri
Continue south to the town of Kalbarri. This little town is quite unique, located at the mouth of a river gorge that emerges from the local National Park which is well worth exploring.
Kalbarri 2 nights

Day 10: The Pinnacles
Continue south to the Cervantes for a look at the Pinnacle, a major natural attraction in the Nambung National Park. There are several scenic drives that one can take as an alternative here and with enough time, these would be worth taking.
Cervantes 1 night

Day 11: Perth
Return to Perth through the Swan Valley, so time for a little wine tasting. Spend 3 nights in Perth giving you time to visit Rottnest Island, perhaps take a cruise on the Swan River or simply explore the city.
Perth 3 nights

Photographs Australia Tourism Copyright

Fish - ningaloo reef      Pinnacles

 

WA.jpg; Self Drive      KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

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Little Gems

Stop by at Shark Bay, a World Heritage area famous for its stromatolites.  These living fossils provide a unique insight into what the world was like at the dawn of time.
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Client Feedback

‘Sal Salis was the highlight of our trip – a wonderful beach camp and close enough to the Ningaloo Reef that we felt we could almost touch it’
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