Exmouth & The Coral Coast

The Ningaloo Reef is the only reef you can walk to… As the closest fringing reef to shore, getting up close to its teeming marine life is as easy as wading in from the beach for a snorkel at Exmouth or Coral Bay. It is also the only place in Australia where you can swim with the gentle giants of the sea, the whale shark. Underwater magic and moonlike landscapes here is just another day in WA.

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Three WA Places Guaranteed to Make you Smile 🙂

Dr Rick Fenny is no stranger when it comes to road tripping in the outback of Western Australia. One of Australia’s most respected vets, who has cared for thousands of animals including the legendary Red Dog, Rick clocks up more than 5000 kilometres every couple of weeks tending to sick animals and checking in with his team of vet doctors and nurses at his vet clinics dotted across WA.


The Second I Fell in Love with Ningaloo Reef

With the first glance through my goggles I fell in love with this stunning underwater world! There were colourful fish everywhere, a large green turtle jovially crossed my path, and it felt like I was floating through a sea of flowers and colour. I was delighted!


Photo Essay: Ningaloo Reef and the Coral Coast in 10 Must Do Experiences

At the Coral Coast you can step from the unspoiled coast and into some of the most incredible marine experiences on earth.

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Journeys to inspire you by people in the know

My Travels from Perth to Ningaloo Reef in Eight Days

As a marine biologist Brad Norman has got to know Ningaloo Reef and the journey from Perth well, and shares his tips for the best places to stop along the way. The World Heritage listed Ningaloo Coast, around 13 hour drive from Perth, is best known for its whale sharks, and fringing coral reefs which are accessible from the shore.

My Favourites for a Week Around Ningaloo Reef

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.

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