After leaving the red dirt of Karijini, we headed south to explore the beautiful Ningaloo Coast.
The Ningaloo Coast is a World Heritage Site featuring beaches with stunning clear waters, amazing coral reefs and an abundance of sea animals including dolphins, manta rays, whale sharks and sea turtles.
In the morning we set off from our campsite near Exmouth for a day of snorkelling at Turquoise Bay. The photo doesn’t do it justice, because the water really is ‘turquoise’ and sparklingly clear. And I’m told the water is this colour all year round! It’s a calm bay and perfect for snorkelling.
After a few hours in the water marvelling at the coral, we walked over windy sand dunes to see turtles mating in the shore. I’m happy to report that we weren’t very, we respected the privacy of the turtle mating season.
We also stopped in at Vlaming Head Lighthouse to see the amazing view of the Ningaloo Coast, and look for breaching whales. The lighthouse was built in 1912 and stands on the northernmost tip of the Cape Range.
Next up: We spend a day snorkelling in the Ningaloo Reef at Coral Bay.
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