The sub-tropical Coral Coast region is an ideal destination year round. From March until July you can experience the ultimate wildlife encounter swimmimg with whale sharks. While it is cool and rainy in the south of the state from June to August (winter), it is also the best time to spot whales as they migrate north from the Antarctic to warmer tropical waters. The beginning of spring brings the start of the wildflower season, with carpets of spectacular colours covering much of the region.
Cervantes, Leeman, Jurien Bay and Dongara Port Denison offer relaxed holiday spots with beautiful white beaches, all within an easy day's drive from Perth. Further north, the city of Geraldton is home to a thriving rock lobster industry and Kalbarri, with its spectacular rugged gorges, is WA's adventure capital
Further north, the city of Geraldton is home to a thriving rock lobster industry. Kalbarri, with its proximity to the rugged gorges of Kalbarri National Park, is the adventure capital of Western Australia.
Carnarvon is the gateway to the Ningaloo Reef area to the north, and Mount Augustus and the Kennedy Ranges inland to the east. At Coral Bay you can snorkel the reef’s coral gardens just metres offshore from pristine white beaches and swim with the whalesharks from March to June.
Shark Bay World Heritage Area boasts white and red-sand beaches, sheer cliffs and crystal clear water as well as an abundance of marine life such as turtles, dugongs, manta rays and of course the Monkey Mia dolphins. Exmouth is at the northern end of the Ningaloo Marine Park and gateway to Cape Range National Park