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Shannon and Ria explore WA - part 2. Shark Bay to Exmouth

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We followed Shannon and Ria on their adventures along the coast of Western Australia. Part 1 could be found here.

   
 


Leg 4 Shark Bay to Coral Bay
Distance: 556km
Travel Time: 5.5 hours

Coral Bay was one of our favourite stops on Australia’s Coral Coast. It is the beginning of the beautiful Ningaloo Reef. We loved exploring the sand dunes and the awesome snorkelling right on our doorstep.

The places we visited during our time in Coral Bay are:

Bills Bay and Purdy Point
We swam out to the left of the bay towards the drop-off and let the drift bring us back into the bay while exploring the beautiful Ningaloo Reef.

Sand Dunes Walk

From the main beach, we took a peaceful walk along the water to the right which led us to some huge sand dunes. We climbed the dunes and soaked up the panoramic views over Coral Bay.

Quad Trek
We took a Quad Trek tour to explore some untouched parts of Coral Bay, only accessible via 4WD. We headed an hour south to Turtle Cliffs where there were some epic views.

Leg 5 Coral Bay to  Exmouth
Distance: 150km
Travel Time: 1.5 hours

 Exmouth was our final stop before making our way back down the beautiful West Coast. We were most excited to get here throughout our trip as we couldn’t wait for the highlight of our journey – swimming freely with the whale sharks. Aside from this, we found so many more reasons to fall in love with Exmouth.

The places we visited during our time in Exmouth are:

Ningaloo Reef
We had the opportunity to swim freely alongside 4 different whale sharks. With a depth of 50 metres below and nothing else in sight, the feeling of gliding through the ocean next to these gentle giants is one we will never forget.
Turquoise Bay
Hands down the clearest, bluest and calmest beach we have ever experienced. We felt like we walked into paradise when stepping onto the white sands here.

Yardie Creek
We took a short hike up to the top of the Yardie Creek Gorge. The views looking over the creek leading into the ocean were spectacular. A highlight was watching the eagles flying low through the gorge.

Vlamingh Head Lighthouse
We loved this spot to watch the sunset as the vibe was so nice in amongst other travellers soaking the same views.


Miss part 1 of Shannon & Ria's adventure? You can find it here.

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