Ningaloo, Australia. The coast features astounding reef and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Found in the western part of the country, Ningaloo, together with Great Barrier Reef, is one of the best places in the world to go diving. It features 250 species of corals and over 500 species of fish!
Divers of any levels will find an intriguing underwater adventure. Also boat tours, fishing trips and camping extend a versatile list of outdoor activities here. Besides not only the underwater world is spectacular: check out those sandy beaches, crystal clear water and dramatic gorges in Ningaloo. A walking trail provides great panoramic views to the ocean.
Why to go there?
A true gem, a piece of unspoiled paradise in Western Australia. The destination offers numerous activities from snorkeling, diving and bathing, to animal watching, hiking and fishing.
When to go there?
There is plenty to see and do all year round. If you want to see a specific animal, check for the dates, when they are migrating. Whale sharks – the world’s largest fish – come here between April and June. Humpback whales visit between June and November. Go coral watching on a boat tour in March and April.
How to get there?
By car drive Indian Ocean Road, which itself provides a very scenic ride. Get to Learmonth Airport from Perth. Catch a bus or rent a car from the airport and head towards Exmouth and Ningaloo Reef.