Travel Blogs from Coral Bay, Australia

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Shedding the Backpacker Coat For One Night, Ningaloo, Australia travel blog

Shedding the Backpacker Coat For One Night

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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... all plunged over the side of our kayaks. Ian was instantly pleased: deep water to snorkel in! Here we were snorkelling past coral walls and through pathways in huge coral formations. There were quite a few painted flutefish, which are a fish as long ...

Coral Bay, Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

Coral Bay

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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Coral Bay, at the southern most tip of Ningaloo Marine Park, was an incredible place to begin our experience of the area. Just 50 meters off the shore was masses of stunning coral and marine plants, snorkelling around the bay we were constantly ...

Coral Bay, Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

Coral Bay

A travel blog entry by carolandthomas

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... !! It wasn't really one, it's classed as a sea eel but looks very like a poisonous sea snake. The rest of our time in Coral Bay (apart from the whale shark trip, see the next entry) is spent chilling out down by the beach and going snorkelling on the ...

In the Outback, Warroora Station , Australia travel blog

In the Outback

A travel blog entry by mitz24

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After a longish drive from Monkey Mia we were descending to the sheep station where we were to spend the night. The sheep station is in a place called Warroora Station which is pronounced Warra (Not sure how they got to that one). The station offered ...

Australia - Coral Bay, Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

Australia - Coral Bay

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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... trip out on the Ningaloo reef. This was to be no ordinary snorkel though - after all you can do that straight from the beach in Coral Bay and avoid paying the $110 each (45 GBP) we had just forked out. This trip was all about snorkeling with Manta Rays, ...

Retreating, Reef-Style, Ningaloo, Australia travel blog

Retreating, Reef-Style

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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... with its eyes both on one side of its body. A porcupine fish, with its face of shocked outrage, stared at me from under a coral overhang. I learned how to duck dive down and simply hang about upside-down in the water, eye-to-eye with a leopard spotted ...

What a place to have a rest day, Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

What a place to have a rest day

A travel blog entry by mitz24

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After all the travelling in the past few days we practically were given a day to rest at Coral Bay where the Ningaloo Reef was just a stones throw away from the beach and it was time to do what I had come to Australia for - to be a beach bum. It was over ...

Monkey Mia to Coral Bay via Carnarvon - Day 201, Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

Monkey Mia to Coral Bay via Carnarvon - Day 201

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... where I didn't see another car for at least a half an hour. Just bush and red dirt for mile upon mile. Sleeping in a free camp site tonight by the road around 50km south of Coral Bay. The scenery tomorrow should be a lot more impressive, ...

Back Home To Coral Bay!, Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

Back Home To Coral Bay!

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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Our Middle East Adventure is over and it is back to work. We hope you have enjoyed reading of our ...

The Extraordinary Taxi Ride., Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

The Extraordinary Taxi Ride.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... the opportunity to donate accommodation and tours, for which our employers did both.  So on a beautiful, near perfect Coral Bay day, we found ourselves as hosts to the entourage of The Extraordinary Taxi Ride. This not only ...

Coral Bay -  Christmas And Manta Rays., Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

Coral Bay - Christmas And Manta Rays.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... They left to go further up North but didn't enjoy the heat, flies and unhelpful visitor centres and they came back to Coral Bay again just before Christmas. They were thrilled to be invited to share Christmas day with us and to be experiencing a ...

Coral Bay - Sea And Wildlife., Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

Coral Bay - Sea And Wildlife.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... seasonal) to all year round activities of the turtle sanctuary and Reef Shark nursery. Our first activity was a trip out on the Miss Coral Bay a glass bottom vessel which caters for 1 hour coral viewing or 2 hour viewing and snorkel trips. We took the 2 ...

"Feeling like an extra in Finding Nemo..."

A travel blog entry by mattmcshane

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... next few months should be sunshine, sunshine, sunshine! We got to use our recently purchased snorkeling gear for the first time in Coral Bay. As the name suggests, there was plenty of reef to swim upon, although Enzo our driver tried to persuade us ...

Coral Bay - Travellers Behaving Badly., Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

Coral Bay - Travellers Behaving Badly.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... it does to the hands of a little kid digging in the sand? Then the final insult - the tide comes in and (if conscientious Coral Bay residents have not cleaned up) drags the lot out into our pristine Coral Reef. Check out the pics of travellers totally ...

Swimming With The Whale Sharks!, Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

Swimming With The Whale Sharks!

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... ! Being able to swim with the Whale Sharks, dubbed the gentle giants of the sea, is pretty much a unique experience to Coral Bay and Exmouth. While Whale Sharks can be found in other places of the world occurrences are patchy and unpredictable and ...

Coral Bay - Cyclone Nicholas & Flooding., Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

Coral Bay - Cyclone Nicholas & Flooding.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... ;off Port Hedland, Nicholas again intensified to a CAT 3 severe tropical cyclone.  Now it was getting some attention here in Coral Bay, with FESA monitoring being more frequent, but not too much to worry about. FESA authorities did concede that ...

Coral Bay - Road Kill., Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

Coral Bay - Road Kill.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... up to Coral Bay to work over her university break. As the greyhound does not always operate the commuter bus from Minilya Roadhouse to Coral Bay we have offered to pick KAT up in Minilya 100 clicks away. Only a little snare in the plan - the greyhound ...

The world's largest fringing reef - Ningaloo, Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

The world's largest fringing reef - Ningaloo

A travel blog entry by wickens

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... the amazing sights of the Ningaloo Reef while Benji was content and happy running around the beach with his favourite Aussie nanny. Coral Bay was set along yet another wonderful bit of Australian coast line with a pretty sandy beach (which did all but ...

Coral Bay - NO STORY., Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

Coral Bay - NO STORY.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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Coral Bay - Ningaloo Reef , Sights and Rescue., Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

Coral Bay - Ningaloo Reef , Sights and Rescue.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... so its onto the bus and down to the new boat ramp facility. The MV Ningaloo 2 , an ex cray boat operated by Coral Bay Charters, a sister business to Bayview (www.coralbaywa.com), is waiting jetty side.  We are greeted by Captain Graham, swimmer ...

Giralia Station, Giralia, Australia travel blog

Giralia Station

A travel blog entry by helsbells

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... the dolphins at Monkey Mia over the past 30 years. I saw loads of dolphins at the beach and then went out around Shark Bay on a racing catamaran. That was brilliant! We saw turtles, dugongs and loads more dolphins - and the eye candy amogst the crew ...

Whale sharks and trailer trash, Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

Whale sharks and trailer trash

A travel blog entry by wickens

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... and snorkelled like a nutter alongside Brad.   The practice snorkel was a bit like herding sheep round a large coral, as the grey nomads flapped their flippers excessively, but everyone was deemed competent enough to swim with the whalesharks.  ...

The Captivating Coral Coast/Ningaloo Reef, Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

The Captivating Coral Coast/Ningaloo Reef

A travel blog entry by brownsltd

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... with dolphins and turtles o   Meeting Nicole, Matt and Cash -          Coral Bay o   Rod’s aerochute ride o   Snorkeling along with the turtle o   Seeing an ...

Got it wrong - this is heaven!, Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

Got it wrong - this is heaven!

A travel blog entry by kazjohn

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We arrived in Coral Bay yesterday arvo after driving from Monkey Mia. We pulled into the town (if you can call it that) and found 1 caravan park that was full, so we went to the next caravan park (the only other one) and got ourselves a ...

More snorkeling, Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

More snorkeling

A travel blog entry by amandaseims

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... there's only one main road along the coast you're always going to bump into people you've met before!  Took a walk to the bay named 'Shark Nursery' but all I saw were stingrays.  I did come across a group of people there from one of the bus ...

Manta Rays at Coral Bay, Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

Manta Rays at Coral Bay

A travel blog entry by sainty1

More watery adventures are had down the road in Coral Bay. Incredibly small town considering it's so pretty. Unfortunately the coral in the immediate bay is pretty much dead and gone so there's not much to see snorkelling unless you hire a kayak ot take a ...

Ningaloo Reef, Coral Bay and Exmouth, Australia travel blog

Ningaloo Reef

A travel blog entry by gemmatthews

... a service station which sold frozen chocolate magoes and was right opposite a bannanna plantation which was just as good! We arrived in Coral Bay for evening and had one crazy evening of beach olympics (dont ask!). The itinery said we were sposed to be ...

Western Australia < Eastern Australia, Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

Western Australia < Eastern Australia

A travel blog entry by edddadams

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... to mirror the Grand Canyon. Arrived in Coral Bay in the afternoon. Set up camp in our first proper campsite. Watched the sunset over Coral Bay with a couple of tinnies. Was beautiful. Had our first showers for five days. Had a big meat fry up on the ...

Wet and windy Coral Bay, Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

Wet and windy Coral Bay

A travel blog entry by richsarasloper

Mon 9th Jan Woke at 4am, packed up the tent and caught the shuttle bus at 5am to Coral Bay via Giralia. Coral Bay looked nice and the sun was shining so we pitched our tent at the 'Peoples Park', but within an hour a torrential thunder storm arrived ...

Day 3 Denham to Coral Bay, Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

Day 3 Denham to Coral Bay

A travel blog entry by jsto

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... guide, had been raving about. Everyone was suitably impressed and they were well worth the wait. Our stop for the evening was coral bay, another small seaside town. Dinner was a massive burger cooked for us by the hostel, and after a few drinks at ...

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