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Coral Coast & The Pilbara

Introducing Coral Coast & The Pilbara

Lapping on the edge of the Indian Ocean, the shallow, turquoise waters of the Coral Coast nurture a unique marine paradise. World Heritage–listed Ningaloo Reef is one of the very few places you can swim with the world's largest fish, the gentle whale shark. Lonely bays, deserted beaches and crystal-clear lagoons offer superb snorkelling and diving among myriad sea life including humpback whales, manta rays and loggerhead turtles. Development is low-key, towns few and far between and seafood and sunsets legendary.

Inland, miners swarm like ants over the high, eroded ranges of the Pilbara, while ore trains snake down to a string of busy ports stretching from Dampier to Port Hedland. But hidden in the hills are two beautiful gems – Karijini and Millstream-Chichester National Parks, home to spectacular gorges, remote peaks, deep tranquil pools and abundant wildlife.