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Drop in on
Murat Road, Exmouth
(08) 9949 1176
(for information about
Coral Bay and Exmouth)
DO AND SEE
NINGALOO KAYAK TRAIL
What better way to sneak up on
Ningaloo’s marine life than aboard
a sea kayak? Moorings have been
recently installed for you to tie off
and go snorkelling – download
a brochure on kayaking in the
Ningaloo Marine Park from the
Department of Parks and Wildlife
EXPLORE CAPE RANGE
Take a hike in Cape Range National
Park, or a boat ride up Yardie Creek
to see the rugged canyons, abundant
wildlife and native fauna, including
the rare black-footed rock wallaby,
endemic only to the range.
So, you want to see Ningaloo Reef,
but don’t want to get your feet
wet? Simple – a glass-bottomed boat
tour will let you see schools of fish,
turtles, rays and coral gardens. If
BUCKET LIST: GENTLE GIANTS OF THE DEEP
There’s nothing more exhilarating than jumping off the back of a boat and
swimming with the largest fish in the ocean. Your wetsuit and fins are on,
your mask and snorkel intact, and your heart races with anticipation as you
float on the surface... suddenly you see white spots from the deep and
you realise this is it. The enormous whale shark comes into focus and you’re
kicking for dear life... not to get away, but to keep up with it. You don’t want
this experience to end, an adrenalin rush like no other. Suitable for all ages,
swimming with whale sharks is a must-do activity. Head to Exmouth or Coral
Bay between March and August. You can also swim with graceful manta
rays in Coral Bay all year round, or in Exmouth between May and November.
Z View the Cape Range National
Park and Ningaloo Reef from
the air... the patterns in the
landscape are spectacular! Don’t
forget your camera, and keep an
eye out for marine life. There are
scenic flights or, for an adrenalin
rush, try a microlight flight.
Z Visit beautiful Turquoise Bay. This
beach is consistently voted one
of the best in Australia – and the
world. You can walk straight off
the beach and instantly snorkel
over superb coral gardens to
view an abundance of reef fish
and other marine life.
Z Keep an eye out for the
local wildlife – and take care
while driving to avoid injuring
them and damaging your
vehicle, especially around dusk
through to dawn, when they
are at their most active.
For the ultimate
travel guide &
you’re keen for a closer look and
a refreshing dip, don a snorkel
and jump off the boat – the guides
know where harmless reef sharks
hang out to get cleaned by fish, and
where resident turtles abide.
Discover the area’s unspoilt beaches
and breathtaking bush tracks on
a quad bike or 4WD tour. Both are
fun ways to get to the best sunset
spots and, at the right time of year,
to witness turtles at Turtle Cove.
If you love snorkelling, don’t miss
Turquoise Bay in Cape Range
National Park. Voted one of
Australia’s best beaches, it’ll be
love at first sight when you set
foot on the sof t, white sand and
see the contrasting blue ocean
within easy reach. You’ll be even
more amazed when you spot the
abundance of colour ful fish and
marine life just a few metres from
the shoreline. Snorkel out and take
your time exploring the reef –
the longer you stay the more
you’ll see. This amazing beach is
delightfully unspoilt, and while
there are often a few other people
nearby, you will have no trouble
getting a large patch all to yourself.
Before snorkelling the drift trail,
check in with Milyering Discover y
Centre to obtain tide information.
Call (08) 9949 2808.
The Federation Park Water
Sprayground provides hours of
family fun, featuring a large
humpback whale, dolphins,
turtles, a ship, and a cave
system to play in.
Don’t leave town
without... spending an
evening watching the sunset from
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse. Try your
hand at capturing a long-exposure
photo of the Milky Way starscape.
Whale shark on Ningaloo Reef
(photography Blue Media Exmouth).
Yardie Creek Gorge in Cape Range National Park.
Snorkelling at Coral Bay.
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