ABSOLUTELY AUSTRALIA TRAVEL GUIDE & DIRECTORY

The Coral Coast has some of Western Australia's most outstanding natural attractions with a Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters with a low number of days of rain annually.

The World Heritage Area of Shark Bay, the banana plantations of Carnarvon, the pristine Coral Bay area, Ningaloo Reef, the world's biggest rock Mt Augustus and the dolphins of Monkey Mia. Explore the gorges, canyons and creeks of the Cape Range National Park.

Visit the Nambung National Park where you can explore the world renowned Pinnacles Desert, an amazing moon like landscape covering about 404 hectares.

Journey further inland and discover a little history by visiting Australia's only Benedictine Abbey. First settled in 1846 as a mission to the Aborigines of the region. Learn about its intriguing history and the culture of the community. Tour the museum which houses artifacts and priceless treasures given to the monastery from Popes and Royalty of Spain. Shop at the local produce shop for Benedictine Community goods, including olive oil, fruit wine, delicious New Norcia bread and nut cake.