Rottnest Island is the southernmost coral reef in Australia. In addition to generous rock reefs and caves, the roe reef also has a rich biodiversity. On the limestone soils grow honeycomb corals and sponges. Due to the approximately 6 degrees warmer water, the reef is home to 20 coral species and 135 tropical fish, which include the harlequin, fox and green wrasse.
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Quokkas, sea lions and dolphins are also part of the native fauna. The most popular starting points to the snorkeling areas are the small towns of Little Salmon Bay and Parker Point. Off the coast there are also thirteen shipwrecks that make diving in Australia a unique experience. If you want, you can choose to set up camp in this area.
Ningaloo Reef / Ningaloo Marine Park
Also in western Australia is the Ningaloo Reef, which is the largest, bordered coral reef in Australia. Located between one hundred meters and seven kilometers from the mainland, you can dive here with 250 coral and 500 fish species, dolphins, turtles, manta rays and humpback whales.
You’ll also find some harmless whale sharks. From March to April you can observe coral spawning, during which numerous sea creatures are attracted. It’s a great place for water sports, specifically kayaking.