Begin the morning by flying over the town of Kalbarri, then along the majestic Coastal Cliffs that tower over Gantheume Bay, with the lovely red sedimentary rock colors. The coastal cliffs have been over 400 million years in the making and were once part of an ancient coral reef system.
Continue to the Abrolhos Islands, a chain of 122 islands and associated coral reefs in the Indian Ocean, approximately 65 kilometres off the west coast of Australia. It is the southernmost true coral reef in the Indian Ocean, one of the highest latitude reef systems in the world and one of the most important seabird breeding sites.
Composed of three groups of 40 islands each, The Abrolhos boasts an incredible range of marine life and spectacular coral gardens that are excellent for diving and snorkelling while sea lions, dolphins and migratory whales are often spotted in the area.
We land on East Wallabi Island, known for its beautiful coral and turquoise bays. From here enjoy a short walk to Turtle Bay where the morning is spent swimming and snorkelling in the protected waters of the coral reef.
Enjoy a delicious morning tea with tea and coffee (included). Afterwards, discover the abundant birdlife, neighboring islands, and limestone cave formations on a nature walk.
On the return to Kalbarri you will fly over the breathtaking Abrolhos Islands coral atolls and the site of the historical Batavia shipwreck and the unique Hutt Lagoon Pink Lake near Port Gregory.
The lake contains a pink hue created by presence of carotenoid-producing algae Dunaliella salina, a source of ß-carotene, a food-coloring agent and source of vitamin A.
The Pink Lake is approximately 70 square kilometres with most of it lying a few metres below sea level and fed by marine waters through springs.
After circling the lake head back along the coastal cliffs and over the town to the Kalbarri airport.
This Flight is operated by:
Abrolhos Island Discovery Tour with Pink Lake
Adult: AU$334 per person
Child: AU$209 per person