Western Australian Ningaloo Reef Bunbury Dolphins Margaret River
With well over 25,000km of coastline, you might have guessed that Australia is a good bet for marine activities. Here’s are the top best ocean experiences for anyone who isn’t afraid to get wet.
Swim with Whale Sharks in Ningaloo Reef Western Australia
Ever wanted to dive into the ocean with the world’s largest fish? Or to say you have, anyway? Head off to Western Australia and cruise through coral lagoons and snorkel the 260km Ningaloo Reef just off the coast of the Marine Park, home to 250 species of coral, and double the species of fish. Don’t forget to bring a camera to prove to your friends back home you swam alongside a fish as big as a bus.
Swim with Dolphins in Bunbury
Dolphin tours take place between October and April.
Koombana Bay, just south of Perth, is one of the few places on the planet, and the one place in Oz, where you can swim with wild dolphins in the water, see them from a boat or spot them from the shoreline. Dolphin swim tours offer trips every day between October and April, offering an up-close-and-personal experience with the Bunbury bottlenoses. Just in case you didn’t like sharks.
Surf at Margaret River
So you’ve seen all the wildlife and now you want some action? Margaret River is southwest WA is widely recognized as one of the world’s top favorite surf hunting-grounds. There are over 40 top surf spots down the town’s coast, with everything from strong reef breaks to laid-back beach surf. And when you get tired? Margaret River also doubles up as one of the world’s favorite wine regions.
Images courtesy of Great Barrier Reef Encounter, Chewb62, I. De Souza, Shark Cage Diving, Troy Mayne and Michael Spencer
By Sarah Morland