Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Ningaloo Reef

Having spent a long day on the road, we collapsed in a very full caravan park in Exmouth. Next morning we rounded the north west cape to explore the Cape Range National Park. It is so arid, with a line of rocky barren hills close to a pristine white coast. 



Just off the coast (walking distance in places) is the Ningaloo Reef. It is the home of nesting turtles (not now), thousands of fish, heaps of coral, and whale sharks out beyond the breakers.





Would have loved to have spent more time here (not in school holidays), but really enjoyed taking ourselves snorkeling, and also going on a glass bottom boat/snorkeling tour.



Much better value for money than Monkey Mia!!



7 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! The photos are AMAZING! I think the Ningaloo reef is calling me!

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    1. I preferred it to the Great Barrier Reef!

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  2. My daughter is absolutely enamoured with turtles (nothing 'ninja' about it either!) We spent some time in Jan. last year on Heron Is. watching the turtles nesting. (Also got rendered catatonic by all-night mutton bird caterwauling! Something the brochures don't warn you about, although ear plugs are part of the service...!)

    Contrary to all those nature programs depicting mass breakouts, we managed to find *one* solitary hatchling making its lonely way down to the sea. It made it to the water's edge, at least.

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    1. We would have loved to have seen even one turtle, but it was not to be. I'm not complaining - the rest was awesome!

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  3. PS: I think your timestamps are set to Pacific summer time (17 hours behind Australian Eastern, and 15 behind Western)

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    1. Thanks, Tony. We knew, but Wayne hadn't adjusted it. It is now set on Perth time!

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  4. Cruise Ningaloo is a Western Australia’s premier charter sailing company offering the trips all through the core of the Ningaloo Reef. We offer Boat hire, boat charters in exmouth so that you can enjoy the sailing Ningaloo reef.

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