Ningaloo Reef: Adventure awaits

Stretching out 260 kilometers along the Western Australian coast is one of the world’s most amazing coral reefs. If you’ve ever dreamed of swimming with whales or snorkelling over colourful corals filled with tropical fish, Ningaloo Reef might just be your dream come true. Designed by backpackers for backpackers, Whynotbus offers affordable tours from Perth to Ningaloo Reef, perfect for seeing the best of what the west has to offer, without breaking the bank.

Over 1200 kilometers from Perth, the Ningaloo Reef is a part of the Ningaloo Coast, a World Heritage Site located in the north-west coastal region of Western Australia. It’s Australia’s largest fringing coral reef and less than half a kilometre from shore, perfect for those new to snorkelling. There are hundreds of types of fish, coral and molluscs for you to check out, as well as bigger creatures like whale sharks, turtles, manta rays and even humpback whales.

For those keen to stay on land, the stunning coastline, golden beaches and crystal-clear water mean you won’t miss out on a great experience. There are even small estuaries and mangroves, perfect for exploring.

If you want something a little more exciting, you can snorkel with the world’s biggest fish – the whale shark. Around 300 – 500 whale sharks can gather annually on the reef, giving visitors the perfect opportunity to dive with the whales, gentle giants of the ocean which can reach up to 12.64m long. Whale shark tours are not where the fun ends, as Ningaloo also sees humpback whales pass through annually during their migration from Antarctica.

Whynotbus is great for hanging out with people your own age, with tours designed for ages 18 to 35 and sure to give you plenty of memories to last you a lifetime. You will camp out beneath the bright Australian stars, sing songs around the campfire and see the real Australia, away from the city.

Making life easy, Whynotbus also runs tours from Perth to Exmouth as well as reef tours and snorkelling or diving with whales, so no matter what sort of tour you’re looking for, you’re bound to find something to suit your tastes and budget.

Supplying everything you need for a hassle-free tour from tents, sleeping bags, snorkelling gear and games, all you will need is yourself, your friends, a sense of adventure and a desire see the best of the west.