Lake Barrine NP is home to a vast array of wildlife and offers fun activities for everyone. Swimming, canoeing, nature walks, picnicking and even boat tours are available. Lake Barrine NP is one of the few Parks in this area to boast its own tea house and lunch menu, plus boat tours of the lake. Personal boats are welcomed, so long as they aren’t motor-operated. Most people venture into the Lake Barrine National Park in search of commune with nature, and therefore the atmosphere of the place is quite tranquil and serene. What better way to relax and find peace than among unspoiled nature such as this? Bird watching is rarely a stressful habit. If you want to meet other people on your trip, you should definitely book a boat tour or make your way to the tea house for a quick meal. If not, that’s no problem! There’s plenty of nature for everyone, and a walk on the circular trail around the lake might offer the best option for solitude.
Another popular tourist destination that shouldn’t be missed is the Australian Coral Coast, on the other side of the country. The Coral Coast runs along the edge of Western Australia, and unlike the Lake Barrine NP it is not a contained nature reserve. Rather, it is a generalised area with major points in the towns along the way: Monkey Mia, Perth, Exmouth and Geraldton. These towns act as official portals into the fantastic marine life of the coast. Dolphins, whalesharks, scores of fish species and coral can be found in Australia’s warm western waters.
There are plentiful campsites along the coast that offer facilities to campers and travellers of all price brackets. From these bases, visitors to the Coral Coast can make travel arrangements to swim with dolphins, take a chartered boat ride among the marine life or learn to snorkel. The opportunities are endless, and should not be forgotten when planning a trip to Australia!
Whether you want to see the rainforest, scuba dive among some of the only remaining coral in the world, or just enjoy some brilliant sunshine, Australia has something to suit your needs. If you have a travelling bug, why not plan for a few weeks in this environment? From Lake Barrine NP to the Coral Coast, you are sure to see more birds, mammals, fish and certainly marsupials than you have ever seen before in your life, or indeed knew existed. There is no greater feeling of joy than seeing a giant red kangaroo hopping along a desert trail, or watching the myriad of colourful fish winding their way along the underwater coral reef.