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The Top 5 West Australia Natural Attractions

By Edited Oct 1, 2015 0 3

1. Ningaloo Reef (CapeRangeNational Park) - Ningaloo Reef is home to 500 species of fish, 330 types of coral and 600 species of mollusks. It is 260 kilometers long and is Australia's largest fringing coral reef. The reason Ningaloo reef is so special though is from March through to June it is home to the whale shark. It is also in the migrating routes of other rare marine animals such as: dolphins, Manta Rays and Humpback Whales. Ningaloo Reef is 1200 kilometers from Perth but is the best reef in Australia if on a low budget.

2. The Bungle Bungles (PurnululuNational Park) - The Bungle Bungles are in the Kimberley region of WA, 250 kilometers south of Kununurra. The national park is 239 723 hectares in size and is filled with the tiger-striped, beehive-shaped sandstone domes which rise 300 meters above the arid landscape. The Bungle Bungles were discovered by white man only in the 1980's. The Bungle Bungles are an amazing sight and have to be seen. There is nothing like it.

3. Karijini National Park- Karijini is best seen on a 4 wheel drive tour. There are a number of tours that begin from Perth and tour the north-west of WA as well as Karijini. You can fly to Exmouth, Karartha or Broome to join a tour, or hire a vehicle and drive yourself. Two Billion years in the making, the spectacular natural features offer many great hikes through the old gorges. The reason Karijini is so amazing is because of its massive gorges, turquoise pools and waterfalls. QANTAS provides flights to Parabardoo approximately 100 kilometers away also.

4. The Pinnicles (NambungNational Park) - 245 kilometers north of Perth or a three hour. Vary in size and shape; some are as small as a rat while others can be as big as 3.5 meters high. Some have been said to be similar to tombstones, termite mounds and even fingers. The PinniclesDesert is at their best at dusk and dawn making bizarre shadows on the sand dunes. The desert's wildflowers are alive from August to October. It is not uncommon to see Western Grey Kangaroos, Emus and many others sorts of reptiles and birds.

5. CableBeach – CableBeach is arguably world famous and the perfect place to go for a swim and watch the sunset into the Indian Ocean. CableBeach is 22 kilometers long. You can hire a jet ski, go on a boat cruise, laze in the sunshine or take a camel ride at sunset. CableBeach can be reached by flying to Broome and then take a short drive.



Jan 11, 2010 12:41am
Nice post. Ningaloo Reef is located off the west coast of Australia. In Ningaloo National Park many marine species like sharks, manta rays, dolphins. The park has twenty-one zones.whale sharks are slow moving creatures. Whale sharks lifespan of nearly 70 years. Whale sharks swim just below the surface of water.Attractions of Ningaloo Reef such as Swimming with the shark whales, Yardie Creek, Cape Range National Park. Accommodation facility are available Sea Breeze Resort, Ningaloo Reef Resort, Pot Shot Resort Hotel.For more details refer http://www.theearthtraveler.com/with-the-gentle-giants-at-ningaloo.html
Feb 21, 2010 4:58am
Great article although not too impressed with broom and its beaches.
Actually the north West of australia is very lacking in good swimming beaches.
From Exmouth southwards, we have the best whitest beaches in all of australia. Thanks for good article
Feb 21, 2010 4:59am
Actually I just notice your avitar, and I think we may be cousins. I did a genealogy website for our family and I did something like that saying not sure where we came from but still looking. thanks
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