Coral Bay and Swimming with Manta Rays

Coral Bay was really neat, and probably my second favourite spot on the trip. It would have been nice to spend a few more days there; however, a lot of what we wanted to do was either a day trip or pretty expensive. I would definitely consider going back there one day with a bit more time and money!

The big draw with Coral Bay is the boat trips to swim with Whale Sharks and Manta Rays. On the way up, we’d decided we wanted to spend the money and swim with the whale sharks; however, once we got there we found out that, unbeknownst to us, it was school holidays and super busy. We were lucky and snagged the last camp site within town (some times it was great not pulling a trailer and having to find parking for it!), but it did mean that all the whale shark tours were filled. Disappointing, but we consoled ourselves by booking an all day snorkeling tour to swim with the manta rays instead. Although it would have been great to see the whale sharks, the manta rays were also breathtaking and mesmerizing to watch.

We only spent one night in Coral Bay as it was so busy before starting our journey inwards to Karijini National Park, but it was definitely worth it. Check out our day in the video below:



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