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The Cape Range National Park

by on Mai.10, 2011, under Along The Coral Coast

May 10, 2011

On our last day some of us decided to take the opportunity and spend some final time at the Cape Range NP which takes up most of the Vlaming Head peninsula. We went all the way down to Yardie Creek Gorge and were surprised to find the probably most beautiful place in the whole national park.

We saw some nice wildlife, e.g. an Australian Osprey resting on a rock ledge, as well as a black-footed rock wallaby in an almost impossible location. Only itself knows how it got there and how to get off there. After all, it is a rock wallaby. 🙂

We did the Yardie Gorge Trail which involved some nice, but easy climbing over rocks here and there. More impressive than that were the views from the cliff ledges down into the gorge and as far as to the Indian Ocean:

See the following panorama for an overall impression:

Panorama of Yardie Creek Gorge

Panorama of Yardie Creek GorgeA

There’s a short clip, too:

Afterwards we took a few quick looks at Turqoise Bay and Sandy Bay. Very nice and pristine beaches, but we did not spend any time snorkeling or swimming. You can easily see the outer parts of the Ningaloo Reef since all the ocean waves break there:

After so much time at the Coral Coast of Western Australia we headed inwards back into the mainland for our next destination: the Karijini National Park.

The way to Karijini NP, accompanied by countless termite mounds

The way to Karijini NP, accompanied by countless termite mounds

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