By Georgia Rickard
North of Perth you’ll find the Coral Coast: more than 1100 kilometres (680 miles) of white beaches, outback desert, laid-back coastal towns and the world’s largest fringing coral reef: World Heritage-listed Ningaloo. You can play with wild dolphins at Monkey Mia, enjoy some of Australia's freshest lobster at Cervantes, stay at exclusive safari lodge Sal Salis, and swim with the largest fish on earth, the whale shark.
HOW TO GET THERE
The Coral Coast starts just a couple of hours drive north of Perth. You can experience the whole coastline by car (Perth to Exmouth and back again) in a trip of about 10 to 14 days. Or you can fly to one of the regional airports from Perth (Exmouth is just two hours away by plane).
- Snorkel off the beach at Ningaloo Reef
- Swim with whale sharks
- Follow the wildflower trail