The Five Bucket-List Visits of the Coral Coast; Matt Shea; Broad Sheet

This stunning region hugging the coast of Western Australian is unlike anything else in the country. In partnership with Tourism Australia, here’s what to check off the list when you’re in the west.

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How to take the road trip of a lifetime along the Western Australia Coast; Kevin West; Travel + Leisure

A road trip itinerary along Western Australia’s sparsely settled Coral Coast. You’ll feel like you’ve time traveled back to the good old days, when a…

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Splendid Shark Bay in Australia; Claire Marine; FuBiz

Once again, Tom Hegen brings us closer to nature. His new aerial photographic series was taken during his travel in Australia. It is a genuine visual pleasure…

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Return to 1616: Australian island reintroduces species that vanished when settlers arrived; Carolyn Beasley; SCMP

Animals making a return to Dirk Hartog Island include banded-hare and rufous-hare wallabies while conditions ripen for a revival of the chuditch population.

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Exploring the Australian coastal wilderness where Blue Planet II was filmed; Nigel Richardson; Telegraph

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11 Beaches That Can Tempt Anyone Looking for Peace and Crystal Clear Water; Bright Side

When the summer is in full effect, it’s always pleasant to spend time in places untouched by modern civilization. Sometimes, it seems there are no places left on Earth that are immune to the problem of pollution. However, you can still find destinations that amaze you with their natural beauty, pristine water, and fresh air.

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Top Things to Do in Western Australia; Meg Boyd; Goway

Western Australia is Australia’s largest state. Meg Boyd have included some of the key highlights and suggested ways to explore them.

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Wildlife in World Heritage Site declines after heatwave reduces seagrass; Florida Weekly

Diverse marine animals from dugongs to sea snakes became rarer in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Shark Bay, Western Australia, after a heat wave devastated the dominant seagrass species, reports a newly published study demonstrating how certain vital ecosystems may change in a warming climate. The peer-reviewed study, recently published in “Ecological Monographs,” was led by Dr. Rob Nowicki, a Mote Marine Laboratory postdoctoral research fellow who conducted the fieldwork while earning his doctorate from Florida International University (FIU). Dr. Michael Heithaus, dean of FIU’s…

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Heatwave devastates wildlife populations in World Heritage Site; JoAnn Adkins; FIU 

Large numbers of dugongs, sea snakes and other marine animals disappeared from the UNESCO World Heritage Site Shark Bay, Western Australia, after a heat wave devastated seagrass meadows, according to recently released research. The reasons for the population losses, however, differed among species…

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Marine Heatwaves Threaten Dolphin Survival, Reproduction; E360

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Monkey Mia, where the red desert meets the sea Monkey Mia red desert meets sea; Australian Traveller

On one side is rugged outback, on the other a marine wonderland, and in the middle…  Monkey Mia, where the red desert meets the sea…

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The most colourful beaches in the world – with pink sand and purple sunsets; Kara Godfrey; Daily Express

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THE MOST beautiful and colourful beaches around the world have been revealed by lastminute.com who reveal pink sands, glittering water and violet sunsets.

Some of the most colourful beaches around the world have been revealed as the beautiful pictures are captured by lastminute.com.

The holiday provider has rounded up some of the most unusual holiday destinations that boast a symphony of colours.

From glittering waters to violet sunset, where are the more colourful beaches found in the world?

Pink Beach, Harbour Island, Bahamas

The distinctive pink sands of Pink Beach make it one of the most unique and picturesque locations in the world.

Found on the Eastern side of the island, the colour is created from the microscopic coral insects which have a light pink shell.

Mudhoo, Vaadhoo and Rangali, Maldives

Often seen as one of the most beautiful destinations in the world and frequented by honeymooners, the Maldives is home to a beautiful natural event.

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Most Aussie moments you missed in 2017; Escape

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From a rare white koala to the Opera House like you’ve never seen before and a farewell to the world’s oldest wombat – Tourism Australia has shared some of their most memorable moments from their Instagram account.

Here’s a wrap of some of the best snaps from each month of 2017.

JANUARY

Shell Beach in WA was named in Nat Geo’s top 21 beaches in the world.

The lavender was in full bloom around Tasmania.

FEBRUARY

Our fans fell in love with this Aussie couple and their pet kangaroo.

This quokka broke the internet.

MARCH

The weather was perfect for the Field of Light at Uluru.

There were tiny turtles everywhere at Heron Island.

APRIL

We farewelled Patrick, the world’s oldest wombat.

MAY

Brisbane was shrouded in a mysterious fog.

The country was awash with Autumn colours.

JUNE

Australia was a winter wonderland.

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9 life-changing experiences on Western Australia’s Coral Coast; Daily Union

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Australia is an amazing country on many peoples bucket lists, with Western Australia offering some of the most extraordinary experiences of all. Will 2017 be the year you finally make this vacation dream come true? With secret beaches, untouched shorelines and an abundance of unique animals on land and in water, Western Australia’s Coral Coast is a wonderland starting just north of Perth.

 The Coral Coast will do more than satisfy your wanderlust: these life-changing activities are guaranteed to leave lasting impressions and make your Instagram followers green with envy – and you’ll have some amazing tales to tell when you return home.

1. Swim with the humpbacks and gentle whale shark.

Ningaloo Reef is the most reliable place in the world to swim with the world’s biggest fish, the whale shark, between March and July each year.

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Former Shark Bay sheep station becomes conservation treasure trove; David Weber & Christopher Lewis; ABC News

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A former sheep station in Western Australia has become an internationally important conservation reserve, housing rare and threatened species as well as a huge range of stromatolites.

Hamelin Station, on the edge of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, stretches across more than 200,000 hectares and plays host to a range of endangered species, as well as the world’s oldest known life form.

Bush Heritage Australia now owns the former grazing property, where it has been ramping up conservation work to protect species under threat.

Spokeswoman Annette Ruzicka said the importance of the reserve was not widely appreciated.

“It’s habitat for several nationally threatened species such as the Hamelin Skink, which you only find here, nowhere else, the mallee fowl and the western grass wren. And there’s also a melting pot of plant biodiversity,” she said.

World’s most diverse stromatolite collection

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