01 Take a dive with hundreds of tropical fish, colorful coral and the world's biggest fish, the
whale shark, at unspoilt Ningaloo Reef.
The reef on Western Australia's mid north coast, has gained an impressive reputation as
one of Earth's last ocean paradise.
05 It's one of the largest fringing reefs in the world and unlike many others; you can get to it
just by stepping off the beach.
The marine park stretches 260 kilometers from Bundegi Reef near the town of Exmouth to
Amherst Point near Coral Bay in the south.
It reaches nearly 20 kilometers seaward, encompassing a massive 5,000 square
10 kilometers of ocean with 500 species of tropical fish and 220 species of coral in all.
Nothing can compare to the thrill of swimming beside a whale shark. These docile
creatures visit the reef each year between April and June.
Rare turtle species hatch here in late January and February. Watch this amazing natural
phenomenon on special guided, eco-interactive trails.
15 Accommodation in the area is comfortable and ranges from camping and backpacker style
to chalets, motels, eco-retreats and self catering apartments.
It's not all about the water at Ningaloo - go four wheel driving to Cape Range National
Park to see amazing red rock canyons and gorges.
Getting there is easy - take a two hour flight north of Perth, or give yourself two days to
drive there from the capital.
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