Salmon Bay is the most beautiful spot to snorkel on Rottnest Island. We got there at 9am so there was nobody else around; it looked like a secluded paradise.
The water there was so clear and calm that just a few metres into the water you could see all the coral and fish. We spent hours in the water, there was plenty to discover. I really didn’t expect so much colourful fish and coral because we were so close to the beach. It was really magical.
Even though the water was fairly cool, we didn’t even notice because there was so much to see and look at. At one point we looked up and realised we had drifted further away from the beach. The further you go, the bigger the fish are.
Sarah Ellis has been visiting Ningaloo Reef and the Coral Coast for 15 years and moved there to live three years ago. Two years ago, Sarah and her partner started their own ecotourism business, taking people out to swim with whale sharks and other marine life on the world heritage listed Ningaloo Reef. Get the local lowdown on their favourites.
This picture captures a fond memory at Wellington National Park. What surprised me the most about this experience was that we were less than an hour from Bunbury and two and a half from Perth, yet we felt like we could have been miles away from anywhere.
Walking the Cape to Cape walking track isn’t just an introduction to the Margaret River region, but an insight into what makes things tick down here in the southwest corner of Australia. Here local resident Max Brearley gives you his tips and tricks for taking on some or all of the track.