Welcome to Shark Bay
The World Heritage–listed area of Shark Bay, stretching from Kalbarri to Carnarvon, consists of more than 1500km of dazzling coastline: turquoise lagoons, barren finger-like peninsulas, hidden bays, white-sand beaches, towering limestone cliffs and numerous islands. It's the westernmost part of the Australian mainland, and one of WA's most biologically rich habitats, with an array of plant and animal life found... Read More
Top experiences in Shark Bay
Shark Bay activities
Gold Coast Theme Park Pass: the Best Theme Parks
Use your theme park pass to visit three of the Gold Coast's most popular parks: Movie World, Sea World and Wet'n'Wild Water World.Your passes give you entry for 3, 7, or 21 days from first use, commencing at any of the three parks.Choose the 3-day pass giving you one-day single-entry to all three theme parks or upgrade to either the seven day or 21-day pass to receive unlimited entry to all three parks.Warner Bros. Movie WorldVisit Hollywood on the Gold Coast, and meet your favorite stars and super-heroes. Ride the Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster or experience the southern hemisphere's steepest inverted drop on the Green Lantern Coaster. From Lethal Weapon -- the Ride to the Batwing Spaceshot and music from the Looney Tunes gang, there's entertainment for all the family.Sea WorldJoin in a range of Animal Adventure programs and interact with dolphins, seals and sharks at Sea world, only a few minutes from central Surfers Paradise. Enter the frozen world of the Penguin Encounter, see predators up close in Shark Bay and interact with more tranquil critters in the dolphin nursery, snorkel and touch pools.Wet'n'Wild Water WorldAustralia's premier water theme park has enough pools, slides and fun attractions to keep the family occupied for the entire day. Experience the aquatic rush of the king-sized Extreme H20 Zone, enter the adventure playground of Buccaneer Bay, ride the Mammoth Falls in a six-person tube and face your fears on a ride down the Terror Canyon.
Dive with the Sharks at The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
Shark Bay is a 93,000-gallon saltwater exhibit that is home to shark species from around the world including sand tiger sharks, zebra sharks, nurse sharks, black tip reef sharks and a green sea turtle. The Dive with the Sharks program is designed to dispel the commonly held myth that sharks are man-eaters and to convey a strong conservation message to visitors. Essentially, this is an extension of the successful and popular dive show "Sharks! From Fear to Fascination!"The program is approximately 90-minutes and includes an educational presentation about sharks and a 30-minute dive in the Shark Bay exhibit. Exit the shark cage with a qualified dive master and position yourself on the bottom of the exhibit for optimal viewing of the sharks. Family and friends will be able to watch from the exhibit gallery.There are two dive masters in the exhibit with you and one surface tender present during all dives. This program is operated with the highest standards of recreational diving. The Florida Aquarium dive team is trained to supervise recreational diving activities by world wide recognized scuba training agencies. Emergency oxygen and first aid kits are onsite for all diving operations. The dive and security team have a well-practiced emergency action plan in order to handle medical emergencies. All team members are trained in the use of emergency oxygen, first aid and CPR.Advanced reservations are required to participate in the Dive with the Sharks program, it is not available to book on the day.
5-Night Perth to Exmouth Tour Including The Pinnacles, Monkey Mia and Ningaloo Reef
Itinerary:Day 1: Perth to Kalbarri (L,D)Your first stop today will be the impressive Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park. Enjoy a fully guided tour through these amazing limestone formations and drop in at the Discovery Centre before lunch by the sea. After a quick stop in the town of Geraldton, it’s on to Big River Ranch for some true blue Aussie hospitality and your overnight stay. Overnight: KalbarriDay 2: Kalbarri to Shark Bay - Monkey Mia (B,L,D)A visit to the marvels of The Murchison Gorge, Natures Window and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park where you will have the option to try abseiling into the gorge (at your own expense). Cool off with a swim in the Murchison River before traveling further north to Shell Beach and Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort. Overnight: Monkey MiaDay 3: Shark Bay to Coral Bay (B,L,D)This morning you will meet the famous and friendly Monkey Mia Dolphins, up close and personal. Then either join the 1 hour wildlife sail, or hire a Kayak and go for a paddle (both at your own expense), chill out on the beach, or stay at the resort. Back on the road mid-morning to visit the breathing rock formations and the Stromatolites, before settling in to your new accommodation in Coral Bay, located right on the famous Ningaloo Reef. Overnight: Coral BayDay 4: Coral Bay (B,D)Today is yours to enjoy the many great tours and activities Coral Bay has to offer from swimming with the manta rays,scuba diving or snorkeling on the Ningaloo Reef only meters from shore or simply take a stroll along the beach and check out the shark nursery. (all activities at own expense).This evening you will take the short drive up the peninsular to Exmouth and check in to your accommodation. Overnight: ExmouthDay 5: Exmouth (B,L,D)Today, spend the morning exploring Cape Range National park, a spectacular place of rugged limestone ranges, followed by breathtaking deep canyons and 31 miles (50km) of pristine beaches. Then experience snorkeling at the stunning Turquoise Bay (at own expense), visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, relax at Milyearing Visitors Centre all before returning to our accommodation late afternoon.Spend your last night together. Overnight: ExmouthDay 6: ExmouthThis morning your tour concludes.
Half-Day Buggy Island Adventure from Santa Maria
Start your journey with pickup from your hotel or meet your guide at Djadsal Moradias before starting your adventure on a buggy. Enjoy a coast to coast, off-road guided island tour to discover all the highlights of the island. Start your journey on the east coast, the Salt flats of Santa Maria which is surrounded by beautiful sand dunes. Visit Kite beach, a beautiful white sandy beach full of colorful kite surfs. Next, explore Serra Negra, the natural reserve of the island. Relax with your guide to Shark bay, see the lemon sharks in their natural environment. Spend time at Pedra de Lume, consisting of the old crater of the volcano, where you can find the second most salty water of the World. Witness the mirage by going to Terra Boa. Arriving to the western side of the amazing Burracona, witness two natural swimming pools and the blue eye. You will also be able to explore Palmeira, the main port of the island. With your friendly and professiona guide, visit Murdeira bay to see the Lion mountain. Capture images of Calheta Funda, a beatiful small white sandy beach. Explore Baia de Algodoeiro, where you can see the ruins of the old houses of the slaves. Finally, stop at Ponta Preta, the most beautiful beach of the island.
Western Australia Adventure
When it comes to Australia, find out why the west is best on this 18-day adventure from Perth to Exmouth. Ever wanted to see kangaroos sunbathing on a beach? We’ve got that. Longed to meet the land and marine life of Australia up close and personal? We’ve got that too. We’ll cover ground from caves to reefs to deserts and beyond on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Don’t get left behind.
Best of the Coast – Western Australia
There’s so much that’s awesome about Australia that it’s hard to nail down what’s best. We think we’ve managed to do it on this 10-day trip from Perth up the coast to Exmouth. We pack in plenty of authentic Aussie experiences, from spotting tons of native wildlife to taking kayak tours with Aboriginal guides and learning about their legends. See the marine life at Shark Bay, check out the stromatolites, explore Cape Range National Park and more. The best? Oh, yes.