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Vist Australia’s Coral Coast……………

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Bottle Bay, Francois Peron National Park

We have just received Tourism Western Australia’s Newsletter and one of the places they talk about is the wonderful Australia’s Coral Coast.

Australia’s Coral Coast covers approximately 1,100 kilometres of coastline along the stunning Indian Ocean. Journeying north from Perth, you can encounter many of Western Australia’s top attractions, beaches, family holiday destinations and some of the greatest spectacles on Earth. Here are a few fast facts on Australia’s Coral Coast:

 

  • The Pinnacles are the southern gateway to Australia’s Coral Coast region. Regarded as one of Australia’s most unique landscapes they are believed to have been created millions of years ago as seashells were broken down into sand and then eroded by water and wind. These incredible limestone spires rise eerily out of the sand, some several metres tall.
  • Australia’s Coral Coast is home to Australia’s largest fringing reef, the Ningaloo Reef which encompasses over 260km of coastline, at its closest point within metres of the shore. Ningaloo Reef is an underwater wonderland and one of the most bio diverse reefs in the world – home to 500 species of tropical fish and 220 species of coral.
  • The world’s largest fish, the whale shark, growing up to 18 metres in length, congregates at Ningaloo late March to early July annually, following the mass spawning of coral. Ningaloo is one of the few regions in the world they regularly frequent and are easily accessible to observers.

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Snorkelling with whale shark, Ningaloo Reef

 

  • Shark Bay World Heritage Area become Western Australia’s first World Heritage-listed area in 1991 and is now one of only two in Western Australia. The region is unique as it fits all four natural criteria for World Heritage status.
  • Shark Bay is home to Monkey Mia, the only place in Australia where wild bottlenose dolphins visit the shore daily rather than seasonally.
  • Kalbarri National Park is located on the lower reaches of the Murchison River, cutting magnificent gorges for 80 kilometres, as it carves its way to the sea, creating spectacular inland gorges and coastal cliffs.

If you are planning a visit to Western Australia the above are a ‘must see’ and to incorporate any of them into your bespoke tailor made holiday, please give our Australian expert a call on 01323 446550 or email info@experienceholidays.co.uk and let us help you make it a holiday you will never forget!!

All photos courtesy of Tourism Western Australia.

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Monkey Mia Dolphin and Pelican

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Ariel View of Monkey Mia



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