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    Posted by Grace Pappelendam April 7, 2014 - 415 views - 0 comments - 0 likes

    Whale sharks, wildflowers, humpback whales and warmth this winter!


    WHALE sharks and humpback whales are making an almighty splash along Western Australia’s Coral Coast, while wildflowers are expected to debut in the region next month.


    Australia’s Coral Coast CEO, David O’Malley said the Coral Coast is the ideal holiday destination during winter, as the weather is warm and sunny and there’s a wealth of wildlife and wildflowers to see throughout the region.


    “Ningaloo is currently experiencing an excellent whale shark season, with tour operators reporting a 99 per cent success rate of sightings on their tours, Mr O’Malley said.


    However, whale sharks (largest fish in the sea) are not the only gentle giants to visit Australia’s Coral Coast during winter.


    “Tens of thousands of humpback whales have also just started to make a splash along the Coral Coast, Mr O’Malley said.


    “If visitors go on a whale shark tour during June or July they are also likely to see humpback whales.


    “Humpbacks are considered the most acrobatic of the whale species and they put on a quite a show – breaching, tail slapping, rolling and spy hopping to the delight of onlookers.


    “Whale watching tours are offered in Cervantes, Jurien Bay, Kalbarri, Coral Bay and Exmouth and there are some great coastal vantage points for viewing them along the entire length of the Coral Coast.


    “Wildflowers will start to bloom in the Cape Range National Park in June and will continue to blossom throughout the region during winter and spring.


    Fields of colourful everlastings will start to carpet the areas inland of Geraldton in late July, with some of the best displays in Northampton, Mullewa, Mingenew, Three Springs, Carnamah, Coorow and Eneabba.


    Visit Kalbarri and Lesueur National Parks to see delicate and rare species of orchids in late winter and spring.


    “There’s been plenty of rain over the past few weeks, so we are hoping for a bumper wildflower season.”


    For further information on seeing the whale sharks, wildflowers and humpback whales on Australia’s Coral Coast visit our Coral Coast travel guide