Escape to sunnier climes this winter with a trip up north from Perth to Shark Bay.
Situated on the far western coast of Australia, Shark Bay World Heritage Area is actually made up of two bays formed by peninsulas lying side by side and makes for a stunning stop if you’re on your way up to Exmouth.
The Shark Bay World Heritage Area covers more than 2.2 million hectares and offers the perfect opportunity to take to the water to discover the stunning marine life that inhabit the waters that spill out from the bay. It’s here that you will see pods of Bottlenose Dolphins, the rare and wonderful Dugong, Humpback Whales as well as a long list of shark species… hence the name!
If you fancy a spot of snorkelling or diving whilst visiting Shark Bay then be prepared to encounter Tiger Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, White Nurse and Grey Nurse Sharks, Pencil Sharks, Fossil Sharks, Weasel Sharks, Bull Sharks… ok we think you get the point.
But it’s not just marine animals that are to be spotted whilst stopping off in Shark Bay, on land you can also look out for the Shark Bay Mouse, Western Barred Bandicoot, Rufous Hare-Wallaby, and the Southern Brown Bandicoot - to name a mere few.
Whilst in Shark Bay you can take to the water in a sea kayak or try your hand at surfing and kiteboarding in popular nearby sites such as Monkey Mia, Denham Foreshore and Little Lagoon.
There are also great spots to enjoy the bush and camp in the National Park.
Shark Bay is accessible via Integrity Coachlines hop-on-hop-off pass that covers a multitude of fantastic stops along the way, meaning you can stop off and enjoy destinations such as Monkey Mia, Carnarvon, Coral Bay and Exmouth whilst heading up North in Western Australia this winter.
Article courtesy of BBM Live