Driving across the baking, endlessly flat volcanic plains, a tinge of orange simmers on the horizon. This sea of orange sand slowly grows in height while passing the odd stunted and lonely acacia tree; they are all that remains from what was once desert woodland. On the fringes where the plains meet the dunes, auberge after auberge begin to appear in a surprising show of civilization surviving in these harsh conditions. And beyond this is the shoreline for a mighty ocean of sand that continues as far as the eye can see; welcome to the Sahara.
Situated between Demark and Albany, West Cape Howe National Park is a sublime section of the stunning southern coastline. With a mix of dramatic cliffs, sheltered lagoons and white sandy beaches, this place has it all!
Named after the French expeditionist who sailed past in 1792, D’Entrecasteaux National Park is a unique mixture of bold granite outcrops, rugged cliffs, surging beaches, tranquil lakes and towering karri forests all in the one park.
Coral Bay is a quaint spot just south of Exmouth who’s colourful coral reefs and white sandy beaches have put it firmly on the tourist map. The bay forms part of the Maud Sanctuary Zone in the greater Ningaloo Marine Park, making it an ideal location for marine enthusiasts.
Eighty Mile Beach is the longest stretch of beach on the WA coastline at a grand 220km! The beach forms part of the marine park which provides internationally significant feeding grounds for small migratory wading birds. The expansive tidal flats, seagrass meadows, coral reefs and mangroves provides ideal habitat for invertebrates to flourish and feed these migratory birds, as well as a great diversity of permanent residents including the endemic flatback turtle that also nests here.