Experiences

Things to see and do in Australia’s Coral Coast region

With so many attractions and events on Australia’s Coral Coast, there’s an abundance of things to see and do for lovers of the great outdoors. The adventure begins at the mysterious and ancient Pinnacles, near Cervantes in the south, and culminates with the awe-inspiring Ningaloo Reef and pristine white beaches of Exmouth in the north. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a host of memorable holiday experiences.


For some inspiration, start by checking out the list of events and must-see top attractions in Australia’s Coral Coast.

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Yamaji Drive Trail map
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Yamaji Drive Trail

Attraction Geraldton region

Contact:
08 9956 6670
Address:
Geraldton
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The Yamaji Drive Trail map of Geraldton in Western Australia includes 14 indigenous sites that can be visited, all with interpretative signage.

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Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre

Attraction Shark Bay region

Contact:
+618 9948 1590
Address:
53 Knight Terrace, Denham, 6537
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The Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre is located in Australia's Coral Coast Region. As an accredited Visitor Centre they offer a one stop shop of information provided by local experts. Stock up on maps, get some ideas on the best things to see and do or book your tours.

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Rainbow Jungle - The Australian Parrot Breeding Centre

Attraction Kalbarri

Contact:
+618 9937 1248
Address:
Red Bluff Road, Kalbarri, 6536
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Rainbow Jungle - The Australian Parrot Breeding Centre is a beautiful parrot habitat, where you will find the largest parrot free flight aviary in the country.

Whale Shark with divers in the Ningaloo Marine Park
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Swim with the Whale Sharks

Attraction Exmouth

Contact:
+61 8 9949 1176
Address:
via Ningaloo Yardie Creek Road, Exmouth, 6707
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Swimming with Whale Sharks at Ningaloo Reef is one of Australia's must-do travel experiences. Taking the plunge with the world's biggest fish is an awesome and humbling experience. Small groups of only 10 swimmers at a time are dropped close by these docile giants are they move through the water.

Whale tail, Ningaloo Marine Park
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Humpback Whales

Attraction Exmouth

Contact:
+61 08 9949 1176
Address:
Ningaloo Marine Park, Exmouth, 6707
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One of the best places in Western Australia to see migrating Humpback Whales is Ningaloo Marine Park off the coast of Exmouth and Coral Bay. You can see these giants of the ocean on their journey between summer breeding grounds in the North West shelf and winter feeding grounds in the Antarctic.

Little Lagoon, near Denham
Location Children Allowed

Little Lagoon

Attraction Denham

Contact:
+61 8 9948 1590
Address:
Monkey Mia Road, Denham, 6537
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Denham's Little Lagoon is a magnificent stretch of calm water ideal for swimming, fishing and frolicking in the clear shallow pools. Small children will delight in the lovely calm waters making the lagoon a perfect day out for the whole family.

Feather star (Crinoid) found near Lighthouse Bay, Exmouth
Location

Muiron Islands

Attraction Exmouth

Contact:
+61 8 9949 1176
Address:
via, Exmouth, 6707
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Go snorkelling and swimming at the Muiron Islands in the Ningaloo Archipelago and you'll be rewarded with views of tropical fish and coral. The two islands are just a short boat ride from Exmouth off the tip of the North West Cape.

Central Greenough Historic Settlement
Location

Central Greenough Cafe & Visitor Centre

Attraction GeraldtonGreenough

Contact:
+61 8 9926 1084
Address:
Cnr Brand Hwy and McCartney Road, Greenough, 6532
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Greenough Cafe & Visitor Centre is a historic village that has been beautifully preserved and captures the essence of life in the 1800s. Collect a visitor's guide on arrival and walk through the village, learning about the significance of each building along the way.

Australian Sea Lions (Neophoca cinerea), Jurien Bay
Location Children Allowed

Jurien Bay Sea Lions

Attraction Jurien_Bay

Contact:
+618 9652 1109
Address:
Essex Rock, Jurien Bay, 6516
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To get up close to inquisitive wild Sea Lions head to Jurien Bay about a three hour drive north of Perth. Take a sea lion watching cruise and you'll find these graceful swimmers love to show off in front of the camera. The Australian sea lion is the world's rarest species - it's believed there are less than 12,000 remaining along the country's southern coastline.

Coral Bay waterfront activities
Location

Bill's Bay

Attraction Coral Bay

Contact:
+61 8 9949 1176
Address:
Coral Bay Road, Coral Bay, 6701
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The tranquillity of Bill's Bay with its pristine beaches and protected waters has a wonderfully relaxed seaside holiday ambience. The bay is located in the tiny town of Coral Bay and provides easy access to the world famous Ningaloo Reef.

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