World Heritage Wonders

Trip Start Jun 28, 2010
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Flag of Australia  , Western Australia,
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

We continued onto the penninsula famous for the World Heritage Area; Shark Bay. Deservedly given a WHA title, the area has many sights of natural importance including the stromatolites beach (earth's oldest living organisms), abundant marine life due to the vast area of sea grass perfect for fish to feed off, and Shell Beach - the name says it all!

Whilst at Shark Bay, we visited Monkey Mia - it's famous for frequent close-to-shore sightings of bottlenose dolphins. Cute! We also managed to get a bit of snorkelling in whilst at the beach there too! From the safety of a lookout point at Eagle Bluff, just down the road from Monkey Mia, we spotted two reef sharks in the distance (not so cute!)

Our West Coast adventure continued onto a few small places by Carnarvon where we initially stopped off at some impressively tall blowholes. Blowholes are formed when rocks above the surface of the sea have big enough gaps in them for the swell of waves to shoot up through them - qquite exciting to watch! We stayed at Quobba Farm Station which had camping facilities and was very pleasantly peaceful. It was situated close by to a good snorkelling beach too ehivh gave us chance to practice our under-water breathing skills before we headed to the real deal at Ningaloo Reef.

We have realised that Western Australia is such a diverse state as we have travelled further afield and are very excited for the rest! It's even better when now because we have managed to find some decent enough free camping areas which makes it all more fun!
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