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Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a tiny town located along the beautiful turquoise waters of Coral Bay and is in the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Marine Park, Western Australia.

It’s a place where you can step off the pristine white sandy beaches into the stunning turquoise waters and snorkel or dive the world’s largest fringing reef, which in places, lies just metres from the shore.

A resident population of an estimated 80 manta rays live in the bay. With a wingspan of up to 7m, these gentle giants glide splendidly through the water. Manta ray swimming tours depart daily.

Whale Sharks are regular visitors to the bay from March to June. You can swim with these majestic creatures with tours departing daily March to June – be sure to book well ahead.

Humpback whales migrate along the Ningaloo coast with interaction tours run annually from July to October.

Journey further out to the reef on a guided snorkelling and diving tour where you can discover incredible coral reef, home to 500 species of fish and 300 species of coral along with turtles and dolphins.

If you don’t want to get wet…glass-bottom boat tours are a great way to see the reef.

Experience some of Australia’s best fishing with a fishing charter with day trip and extended charters available.

The area around has an epic coastline and many secluded beaches and mesmerising snorkelling spots only accessible by 4WD, including Oyster Bridge and Five Fingers Reef.

Coral Bay is approximately 12 hours’ drive north of Perth along the Coral Coast Highway.

QANTAS flies Perth to Exmouth’s Learmonth Airport. It’s a two-hour flight, then a 90minute drive to Coral Bay.

Or there’s a 2-hour flight with Regional Express Airlines from Perth to Carnarvon and then a 2.5 hour drive north to Coral Bay.

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