The Great Southern Route : 2008 - 2009
WESTERN AUSTRALIA 118 | GSR the dolphins of Monkey Mia and take in the unique rock formations of the Pinnacles. Name a water sport and it's here - from world class windsurfing at Geraldton to Ningaloo diving that rivals the Great Barrier Reef. There are endless boat and beach fishing spots along the Coral Coast region, the hub of Western Australia's crayfishing industry. From Geraldton, fly or cruise to the Abrolhos Islands, where you'll find fascinating history, secluded beaches and sheltered snorkelling waters. Inland, the desert-scape of Nambung National Park is home to the strange limestone pillars called the Pinnacles. One of the State's most magnificent and accessible national parks is Kalbarri. Steep gorges, carved out of the rugged red terrain over millions of years, provide amazing trekking and awesome scenery to capture on film. The mighty Murchison River winds its way through the park, hosting a plethora of birdlife along its banks, while dolphins play in the ocean reaches. This is where the river meets Kalbarri - the tranquil holiday town sandwiched between calm riverside beaches on one side and the thrill of the ocean surf on the other. SHARK BAY - WORLD CLASS NATURAL HERITAGE AREA. Western Australia's first World Heritage site - Shark Bay, is most famous for its smiling dolphins that come right into shore at Monkey Mia. The more secluded parts of this stunning peninsular are home to other incredible wildlife like manta rays, turtles and dugongs. Locals love Coral Bay - the small seaside settlement at the southern end of the Ningaloo coast. Head here to get away from it all and stay within metres of a beautiful beach and calm waters for safe snorkelling and swimming. The carefully preserved Ningaloo Marine Park is a bewitching marine experience. The untouched coral, amazing range of sea life and excellent visibility make for unforgettable diving and snorkelling.
2010 - 2011