Stretched along 1,100km of simply breathtaking coastline, from Cervantes to the Ningaloo Reef, rests the Coral Coast. This wild and ancient landscape is a juxtaposition in itself—turquoise blue waters lapping against white sand beaches, met by the red dirt of the Australian outback desert. Home to whale sharks and carpeted by unique wildflower displays, the coast gets its name from its unique coral reefs.
Coral Coast must-sees
Despite the low population and city density, there's so much to see and do along the Coral Coast. Cervantes is home to the Pinnacles—ancient limestone spires that will make you feel like you've just stepped onto another planet. A little further north, tucked between massive white sand dunes, is the holiday town of Lancelin. Climb through the 400 million-year-old river gorges in Kalbarri. Snap a selfie at the bright pink Hutt Lagoon and relax on the picture-perfect coast.
The Coral Coast with kids
There's so much space to let your kids run free on the Coral Coast, and so much to do to keep them entertained. The Geraldton Foreshore Water Spray Park is a popular way to cool off. The Dongara-Port Denison drive-in cinema is sure to delight. If you're looking for more of a natural display, pop on some snorkels and take a swim in the coral laden coast. For space lovers, a visit to the Pinnacles is a must.
Adventure through the Coral Coast
Ever wanted to swim with dolphins? How about humpback whales or whale sharks? Maybe you'd be keen to dip your toe into manta ray infested waters, play with seals and chill with the sea turtles. For any of these experiences, the Coral Coast is the place to go. For those who prefer to stay dry, there are dozens of national parks, river gorges and sea cliffs to explore and hundreds of Insta worthy hot spots.
Romance along the Coral Coast
For those couples dreaming of a beachside holiday on a remote tropical island, look no further. The Coral Coast offers that and more. Whether you're a catching a ride on a luxury yacht and sipping champagne as the sun sets kind of couple, or the holding hands on the beach and watching baby turtles make their way to ocean couple, you'll find something on this idyllic coastline. Glamping or camping. Hiking or chilling. The choice is yours. Just take your camera with you.
Culture of the Coral Coast
The Coral Coast is famous for its stunning wildflower display. Home to more than 12,000 species of flowers, 60% of which are unique to the area, the landscape is virtually carpeted for 6 months of the year. The Coral Coast is also home to a fascinating array of Aboriginal cultural experiences. Learn all about the local history, how to be an animal tracker and visit sacred sites with local guides. For foodies, why not try the local seafood, as fresh as can be.