Friday, January 17, 2014

Gnaraloo, Australia

Executive summary by darmansjah

Located on the western edge of Australia, at the Southern tip of Ningaloo Reef, Gnaraloo Station is famed for its spectacular coastline, wildlife, and fishing. The powerful and gigantic waves make Gnaraloo’s coastal stretch one of the top surfing spots on the island, though casual surfers rightly shun them. The marine life at Gnaraloo is second to none, with whale sharks, pods of dolphins, manta rays, and turtles among the exotic underwater life you will encounter should you go snorkeling or diving. In September, Granaloo also becomes the host of the third leg of the Australian Safari, an off-road endurance motorsport event. Part of the Gnaraloo course is along the stunning coastal cliffs which hang two metres from the edge of the Indian ocean.

Qantas, Jetstar Airways, Singapore Airlines and Tiger Airways all fly direct from Singapore Changi Airport. airAsia and Malaysia Airlines fly direct from Kuala Lumpur. From Perth, connecto Learmonth Airport in Exmouth on skywest Airlines or Qantas. Alternatively, you can take a 12 hour drive from Perth northwards to Granaloo.

Cabins that accommodate up to three people are available at the Gnaraloo Homestead. Both old and new cabins are fitted with hot water showers. In addition, the new ones have a gas barbeque, a cooktop and oven, and cabin and US$220 for a new cabin.

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