Thursday, 30 August 2012

1369 AU - Ningaloo Coast (2011)

Brief Description

"The 604,500 hectare marine and terrestrial property of Ningaloo Coast, on the remote western coast of Australia, includes one of the longest near-shore reefs in the world. On land the site features an extensive karst system and network of underground caves and water courses. Annual gatherings of whale sharks occur at Ningaloo Coast, which is home to numerous marine species, among them a wealth of sea turtles. The terrestrial part of the site features subterranean water bodies with a substantial network of caves, conduits, and groundwater streams. They support a variety of rare species that contribute to the exceptional biodiversity of the marine and terrestrial site"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1369

Courtesy of Yan on her trip to Ningaloo
Ningaloo Marine Park - Bills Bay
Cape Range National Park - Osprey Bay
Cape Range National Park - Turquoise Bay
Cape Range National Park - Shothole Canyon

Cape Range National Park - Charles Knife Canyon
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

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