Coral Coast - Exmouth
Trip Start Jan 29, 2012
88Trip End Apr 01, 2013
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To get to nearby Ningaloo Reef you need to drive out to Cape Range National Park. Here the water is crystal clear, and the beaches are covered in pristine white sand. At the aptly named Turquiose Bay you can drift snorkel off the beach, as the reef is very close to the shore. You enter the water at the left side of the beach and drift to the right, floating over the coral. The fish swimming in amongst the coral were breathtakingly beautiful, and there were so many different types and colours. We just loved the beauty of the different fish, and the beaches were stunning.
We put the kayak in at Yardie Creek one day, and paddled through the gorge. We saw black-footed-rock-wallabies which managed to jump from one hole in the sheer cliff face to another, an amazing sight. It was just such a great experience floating through a gorge, with clear water below us. The whole area is just so beautiful, with amazing gorges meeting the beautiful beaches and the reef so close to the shore, this is definitely one of the most beautiful parts of Australia, and it will be hard to find better.
Kylie, Craig and the grandkids joined us for a few days, and it was just so great catching up with them after such a long time. We haven't seen them for six months, so we were all pretty excited. The kids had a great time fishing and snorkeling, and we miss them so much now that they have gone. That's the only downside of travelling for long periods, you miss your family.