Zeb and Eider Duck Drive North to Coral Bay on Australia’s Ningaloo Coast

Zeb and Eider left Carnarvon and drove north toward the Ningaloo Coast.   We love car trips.   We can see so much of the land and watch the terrain change.   Soon we stopped here at the Minilya River Roadhouse.

Minilya River Roadhouse

Minilya River Roadhouse

Those humans think they need a Magnum Ice Cream bar every day.   While they are eating (again) we admire the display of old farm equipment.

Old equipment

Old equipment

Continuing north, we begin seeing strange things in the fields.   First we think they are large rocks, but soon realize they are termite hills.

Hundreds of Termite Hills

Hundreds of Termite Hills

Termites are a type of ant.   There are many types of termites and they build many different shape and size homes, or termite hills.   This one is pretty large and very lumpy.

Big, lumpy termite hill

Big, lumpy termite hill

We showed you a few smaller termite hills on Kangaroo Island in our August posts.   We have arrived at the Ningaloo Coast.

We are here on the Ningaloo Coast

We are here on the Ningaloo Coast

This is another World Heritage Site.   First we will visit Coral Bay.

Beautiful Coral Bay

Beautiful Coral Bay

Another beautiful view of the Indian Ocean.   Coral Bay is just north of the Tropic of Capricorn.   The Ningaloo Reef forms a natural lagoon.

Coral Bay

Coral Bay

The Ningaloo Reef runs for 80 km off shore, starting about 300 meters from the beach.     This is the boardwalk to the public beach.

Boardwalk to the beach

Boardwalk to the beach

Much of Coral Bay and the Ningaloo Coast forms the Ningaloo Marine Park and much of that is an animal sanctuary.   Turtle hatching takes place in February.   Whale sharks can often be seen from March to June.   Human activity on the water is limited, but on this beach we can enjoy the beach and swimming.

Swmming and sunning here

Swmming and sunning here

Isn’t this a pretty beach?   We think it is.

Lets take a boat ride

Lets take a boat ride

We ducks think this boat is here just for us.   But, the humans would not let us take it out on the water.   They said it was not ours and not for rent to tourists.

Beautiful beach and not many humans

Beautiful beach and not many humans

Notice that like so many other places on Australia’s west coast, the beaches are not at all crowded.   This is so nice.

Ningaloo Reef Resort Hotel

Ningaloo Reef Resort Hotel

This is the Ningaloo Reef Resort Hotel and is the perfect place to stay while enjoying the Ningaloo Reef.   We could stay here for a long time if the humans would let us.

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