Abrolhos Islands & the Coral Coast
Exploring Ningaloo, Montebello & Abrolhos Islands
12 Nights | Departing Fremantle | Arriving Broome | Onboard Coral Adventurer
Departures: 10 March 2021 & 1 March 2022
This expedition explores Western Australia’s wild and largely untouched coast, with its contrasting coastal palette of rich red sands and turquoise sea. With a fascinating maritime and Indigenous history – from the Malgana people of Shark Bay to the exploratory journeys of William Dampier, Dirk Hartog, Baudin and Freycinet – this region is layered with stories. The natural coastal reserves harbour an abundance of bird life and fascinating marine species. Our guides will help guests explore the renowned Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park, Montebello Islands, Muiron Islands and Dampier Archipelago.
Onboard this voyage will be expert Guest Lecturer Howard Gray. Howard’s passion and knowledge about the Houtman Abrolhos Islands and the amazing story of the discoverer Frederik de Houtman has brought to light much of the facinating history of this region and been received enthusiastically by the community, including the local Wilunyu/Amangu people. His publication won the Royal West Australian Historical Society Williams/Lee Steere Prize for ‘the best book on the history of Western Australia for 2019’.
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Mackerel Islands WA
Discover the Mackerel Islands in the spectacular WA Pilbara. These islands are a marine wildlife and water lovers paradise. Located a short 45 minute ferry ride from Onslow, a holiday to the Mackerel Islands provides a rare marine wilderness experience boasting world class fishing, snorkeling, boating, nature watching and serious time to disconnect.
Mackerel Island Package
* 3 nights accommodation at Mackerel Islands in a Two bedroom Beachfront Cabin
* Return ferry transfers from Onslow
* Children and teens under 17yrs stay FREE when using existing bedding* (ferry fees are still applicable)
Add on a night at Onslow Beach Resort from $125pp, twin share in an Executive Suite
Your Tropical Island Getaway
Yes, you can have that tropical island holiday, right here in WA. Christmas Island and the Cocos Keeling Islands are open for visitors. They may be closer to Indonesia than to WA but they are in our waters so we now have permission from the government to be able to explore this amazing and beautiful part of our own corner of the world. What better time to visit than when there is only West Australians. You will be able to escape the cold and get to visit one of the rarest holiday destinations.
The temperature in this region is tropical with 25° - 30°C everyday of the year. Dry season is April - November and Wet season is November - March.
Fishing, Diving, Touring the island and Migrating Red crabs. If that doesn't interest you, there is always relaxing and chilling out at one of the numerous beaches or at your accommodation. The crabs migration is linked to the first rains of the season, sometime in late October - December. The crabs can be seen all year round but the mass migration for the laying of the eggs is when the migration happens. Whale sharks can be seen in the area seasonally from November - April. If you are into diving or snorkeling, there is some of the longest drop offs in the world as it is on the edge of the Java Trench. If fishing is more your thing, May - November is the time to visit. There is 3 or 5 days of fishing, departing from the boat ramp daily.
Cocos Keeling Islands
There is 27 coral islands encircling a lagoon that make up the Cocos Keeling Islands. There is only 2 inhabited islands; West Island and Home Island. The airport is on West Island along with most of the accommodation and shops. There is a daily ferry to Home Island where most of the local Cocos Malay community live. The ferry also runs to Direction Island with the beautiful Cossies Beach, 2017 winner of Best Beaches of Australia. Each island is made up of white sand, palm trees and surrounded by sparkling blue water - what more could you want for a remote tropical paradise!Take a motorised outrigger canoe to one of the uninhabited islands and have your own desert island. There is also great diving, snorkeling and fishing to be had in these waters that are teaming with spectacular marine life and pristine coral gardens with soft and hard corals. You may see manta rays, dolphins, turtles, tuna, sharks and Kat, the lone dugong that lives up there.
Call or email us today for a quote to this amazing tropical paradise. Now is the time to visit if you want somewhere that you haven't been before.