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Apr 19, 2013 - Quick update from Coral Bay

From Denham to Coral Bay, Ningaloo Marine Park via Carnarvon We shall be heading into inland national park areas in the next few days as we have made a few changes to our original itinerary, now bypassing Onslow (apologies to the locals for getting this incorrect!) and Karratha. Probably won't have internet access once we are there so have added a few pics to keep you going folks! Coral Bay is a lovely spot, joining in with a snorkelling trip tomorrow so hope to see some western reef marine life to compare to the Great Barrier Reef.

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May 25, 2007 - Not fish for dinner (and lunch) again

Well, thankfully things have started to get more mundane now. After the nail-biting trip through the reef at Yalobia Passage south of Coral Bay followed by a very rough night on the anchor with a stiff south westerly blowing, everything has quieted down considerably. Wind is a bit too light at times and we are forced to use the outboard to make the reef passages in good daylight. We spent a night at Maud's Landing, then onto Norwegian Bay where we spent a day exploring the ruins of the old whaling station. The last two nights were spent at...

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Jul 13, 2006 - Coral Bay

Coral Bay, de plaats waar we de walvishaai wilde gaan bekijken. Daar zijn we in de avond aangekomen. Hebben even wat gegeten in een tent waar ze ook een massagestoel hadden...als gevolg hebben we daar nog even wat langer gezeten dan nodig was ;) We hadden de tour de dag van tevoren geboekt, zodat we gewoon laat konden aankomen in Coral Bay. Het is alleen een tour geworden waar we snorkelen met de Mantarog. Het was namelijk net buiten het seizoen van de walvishaai. Maar een Mantarog kan tot zo'n 4 meter groot worden! Dus wij in de morgen...

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Mar 25, 2006 - WA: Yardie Creek Gorge, Turquoise Bay & 4Wding

Rooftop tents are a great thing ... except when you're stuck on a particularly windy stretch of coast with no trees to shelter behind. The tent has flapped all night long so we've not had much sleep and early morning it's not letting up, so we end up getting up much earlier than usual. We're camped right by Yardie Creek, a lovely gorge that comes out to Ningaloo Reef. Decide to take a a pre-breakfast walk up the top of the gorge to check it out. It's lovely, all steep red walls straight into clear water in the gorge. Like everywhere up...

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Nixes On Tour

Feb 2, 2006 - Back in Broome

We decided to return the Campervan back to Broome. After considering all our options it was probably going to be the most feesible. As it happens, the water over the Victoria Bridge at Timber Creek - which is preventing everyone from getting to Katherine / Darwin - has risen to 9ft 7 inches - we made the best decision coming back to Broome. We woke up really early on Monday morning (31st Jan) and were on the road by 5:30am. We reached Halls Creek at about 9am and decided to see if we could get a report on the Fitzroy Crossing floodway. We...

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MacsMLCTour2005-2006

Sep 5, 2005 - Exploring the North West Cape

Today we went on our tour of the north west cape to explore beaches, gorges and the Cape Range National Park. Marita acted as our tour guide and very good she was too. Our first stop was Mangrove Bay where we intended to see some flying wildlife in amongst the mangrove swamp. Unfortunately the birds didn't seem to want to play so we quickly headed off for North T-Bone Bay where we stopped to have a drink and a quick stroll down to the first beach of the day. Our next stop was the magical Turquoise Bay. The beach and the sea looked like a...

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May 2, 2005 - Exmouth and Coral bay

Due to rain stopping play, I discovered reading, not only had I finishe one book that week but 2! The Da Vinci Code by dan Brown, PLEASE READ THIS of course if you havent already! I read it in 2 days, well there was not too much else to do! The following day the weather got a bit better but still not enough visability to dive so I went out on a glass bottom boat. This was great fun and the guy who took us was really knowledgable about fish and coral and it gave me a good insight into what to expect on the dive! We got to do some snorkelling...

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Apr 20, 2005 - Failing to find Whale Sharks

As I had a bit of time to spare I headed up to Coral Bay to try and snorkel with Whale Sharks - the biggest fish in the world. They come along the Ningaloo Reef April to June-ish each year, presumably to feed, timed with the spawn of the coral of the reef. Its a pricy thing to do, about 150 GBP, but I figured it would be worth it, and what else did I have to do? When I arrived in Coral Bay, they hadn't spotted Whale Sharks for 2 days after a period of 19 successful days. I was booked on in a trip in a couple of days so I wasn't too...

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Mar 19, 2005 - Coral Bay and Ningaloo Reef

We arrived in Coral Bay to be greeted by the first cool breeze we've felt since Cairns! The town is basically just a tourist resort but at least this meant there were nice (although expensive) places to stay, and decent restaurants. On Saturday we checked out and headed straight for the lovely beach to explore the delights of Ningaloo Reef. The reef sits literally just off shore, an easy swim from the sandy beach has you drifting above beautiful coral and among hundreds of colourful fish. It was at least as good as the Great Barrier Reef...

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Nov 21, 2004 - Coral Bay, WA

Thurs 18/11 cont..... Left Monkey Mia at 10am, arrived in Coral Bay 6pm, it was a long day, but we had a laugh playing cards & window hangman and the like - it's a really good gang of people, and we're nearly all jumping off at Coral Bay, so that should be fun! It's a shame Steve has to drive up to Broome, it would have been cool to do the whole trip with him (even if he does think I'm 45!!!!) Coral Bay (population 120!) is the main resort from which you can snorkel/dive the western equivalent of the Great Barrier Reef, swim with manta...

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Pippa on Tour



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