Me and a Microlight Above Ningaloo Reef
Perth-based Travel writer Amanda Kendle shares the inside track on what to expect from a microlight tour above Western Australia's Ningaloo Reef.
When I visited Ningaloo Reef, the people I met in Exmouth basically all told me the same three things: they told me that this year’s trial of taking tourists out to swim with humpback whales was going really well, and everyone hoped it would be continued. They warned me to look out for the emu dad wandering the main streets of Exmouth – he could be quite protective. Everyone said he had a big bunch of stripy emu chicks following him, but nobody could agree on how many. And finally, without exception, they said that Gav from Birds Eye View Microlight Tours was a good bloke.
We soared above Turqouise Bay, the beach I’d visited that very morning. Then we landed, gently and carefully, and I was completely converted as a lifelong fan of Ningaloo and of microlights. And everybody was right, Gav really was a good bloke.