By Brad Farmer, Andrew Short
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Indd 41 4/07/12 9:58 AM The white sands of Cape Peron sit below bright red pindan bluffs in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area. The biggest area of seagrass meadows in Australia is home to the country’s largest dugong population. indd 42 4/07/12 9:58 AM C a p e Per o n S H A R K B A Y , W estern A ustralia W O R L D H E R I T A G E A R E A | S E A G R A S S M E A DO W S | D U G O N G S | W I L D E R N E S S C A M P I N G S hark Bay on the desert coast of Western Australia is actually more famous for its dugongs and dolphins than for sharks.
A loop walking track on Diamond Head gives sweeping views of the beaches in both directions. The return inland track passes through a fern glade, pockets of coastal rainforest and stands of the uniquely Australian grass tree. Here, and in the extensive wetlands and coastal heath elsewhere in the park, the native plants attract a wide variety of bird life. The beach to the south of the headland and the track itself are named after the poet, writer and early coastal activist, Kylie Tennant, whose historic slab hut has been restored in the Kylie Hut walk-in camping area, located behind the northern end of the beach.
You can view and photograph both this and the longer beaches on either side from the top of the bluffs, or walk down and swim in the crystal-clear waters where seagrass meadows extend to the tip of the cape. The Peron Peninsula is also home to Project Eden, which is attempting to rid it of feral animals and provide a safe haven for native animals. Basic camping is available nearby at Bottle Bay, Gregories and Herald Bight. indd 44 4/07/12 9:58 AM C asuarina B each D A R W I N , N o rthern T errit o r y C I T Y B E A C H | T R OP I C A L F O R E S T | W I L D L I F E | W A L K I N G T R A C K S | C R O C OD I L E S C asuarina Beach is Darwin’s favourite coastal playground.
101 Best Australian Beaches by Brad Farmer, Andrew Short