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Ningaloo Reef: Exciting secret of Western Australia

Posted on November 12, 2010 | Adventure TravelNo Comment



If you want a total aquatic fun, then this time plan a trip to Coral Bay. On my trip to this great destination, I found it to be the most calming as well as thrilling. It is very sad to know that this charming west Australian coast is famous only for backpackers. In fact, if you were to ask me, I would say that there is no reason as to why this should not be on the tourist circuit.

Marine exploration, captivating reef, and marine national parks have left much scope for the water enthusiasts to rejoice in adventure sports such as snorkeling and diving. It is just the matter of coming to Coral Bay and experiencing it. I am sure that even you will agree with me after your trip that this is a genuine marine paradise.

I first explored the eye-catching Coral Bay Walk Way that is 2 km long stretching along the coastline and the famous Ningaloo Reef. While you walk here, check out for the several lookout points that offer you a great vista of dolphins, fishes, and manta rays wandering in the lucid waters. This is perhaps because of the nearness of the reef to the shore. After this, do also take a trip of the Pioneer and Naturalist Parks.

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The Ningaloo Reef, one of the world’s largest reefs, is easily explorable from Coral Bay as it is situated just a mile away from the beach. Take up this memorable opportunity to swim safely with the Whalesharks amidst the tropical reef fish or be more adventurous to dive or snorkel this pristine and colorful reef area. Come here from April to June as this is the time when the Ningaloo reef whale sharks come here to rest and catch their prey of krill available in maximum in this reef. If you do not like to get drenched, then cruising is your option via which you can yet explore the sanctuary. For snorkeling with the Ningaloo reef whale sharks, the largest fishes on Earth residing in the Ningaloo Reef; catch a leased boat to be with these welcoming monsters.

Further while exploring the reef no matter in which way; do try to spot the marine turtles – Hawksbills, Green, and Loggerhead who stay in the Ningaloo Reef. Unlike the Ningaloo reef whale sharks, you can spot these anytime in the year. In November, they are seen making nest, while January is the time to give birth to new ones.

In the Ningaloo Reef, do also spot around 250 coral species as well as 500 species of fish, which are seen in numbers just a mile away from the shore. To catch hold of this nautical marvel, catch a boat whose bottom is flat, which is actually a dedicated vessel for the shallow waters. Such boats come with huge glass panels that make it possible for you to spot these colorful creatures below the surface.

If you are coming here in between July and November, extend your trip beyond the reef for watching the magnificent humpback and right whales all of whom wander in the north at this time. Try to spot a humpback in the pose of standing on its head with the tails in the air high up for some two hours.

The Cape Range National Park, one more great attraction in Coral Bay, is reachable after driving for some two hours in the direction of north. Nestled by the side of a preserved route called the Yardie Road, this is where you will find all possible coastal highlights. Then, follow the roads named Charles Knife and Shothole Canyon that lead one to the eastern side attractions. In order to know about the amenities and highlights here, inquire at the CALM office in Exmouth.

One more worth visiting attraction in Coral Bay is the Ningaloo Marine Park – a significant place of ecosystem and tourism for safeguarding an important reef area that is none other than the Ningaloo Reef. It begins from the Bundegi Beach that is close to Exmouth, covers some 260 km of the coast, and ends at the Amherst Point in the south. This is the home of more than 200 coral species along with 500 species of fish. Grasp the chance to study about the superb world of the Ningaloo Reef through a coral viewing boast, catamaran, dive boat, snorkeling, flight in the air, and sea kayak.

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