Australia, from blue oceans to ochre land

March 4, 2024
By Patrick Cros

Swimming with seals or dolphins, kayaking or sailing, diving into the heart of coral reefs… Close to cities or just steps from the bush, seas and oceans are offered in all their beauty in Australia, facing coasts among the most beautiful in the world. Pacific, Southern, or Indian Oceans, Tasman, Coral, Arafura, or Timor Seas are bordered by long beaches of white, ochre, or golden sand, majestic cliffs, and intimate coves, all around the continent.

The white sand is so pure it "sings" when walking barefoot on it. Bordered by emerald blue water, Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays archipelago is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. It is among the tens of thousands of beaches in Australia, ranging from fashionable to discreet, popular to wild. Just minutes from Sydney, Bondi is one of the most iconic among them. Surfers play with the waves all year round on this trendy beach. It's the perfect spot to enjoy an Australian-style "fish & chips" or savor a freshly squeezed juice, lulled by the rumble of the ocean.

Across the continent, the connection with the ocean is exceptional. At Baird Bay in South Australia, you can swim with seals and dolphins, while whales skirt the coasts in the East, West, and South of the country from June to October. Not to mention, the encounter with whale sharks, as harmless as they are impressive, from March to August at Ningaloo Reef!

In the heart of the Reef

In the tropics of Queensland or in Ningaloo Reef (Western Australia), all you need is a mask and snorkel to discover a magical underwater world, a blend of corals and multicolored fish. The water is crystal clear, sometimes to depths of several tens of meters.

Considered the "eighth wonder of the world," the Great Barrier Reef is like a diver's Mecca listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stretching over 2,300 km, it is home to more than 600 tropical islands, small patches of greenery or sand in the midst of a turquoise expanse. Some are large and inhabited, others tiny and forgotten. Among the most beautiful or popular are Lizard, Green, Dunk, Bedarra, and Heron Islands. At Cape Tribulation, or in the Whitsundays archipelago, you can explore by catamaran or even kayak, encountering sea turtles and other fascinating animals.

Everywhere, the ocean seems to echo and enhance the vastness of Australia. In the North West, in Broome, at the gates of the Kimberleys (Western Australia), each sunset seems to ignite the sand and the ochre of the cliffs with its last sun rays.

In the South, in Victoria, the Great Ocean Road, one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world, offers its majestic cliffs as splendid ramparts of the continent against the unleashed elements. Just as along the Nullarbor, where the powerful Southern Ocean meets giants cliffs and immensity of the Outback. Like two forces of nature challenging in harmony !

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