Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Ningaloo Coast, Australia

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1746

The marine and land heritage site of the Ningaloo Coast is a remote area on the west coast of Western Australia. It has one of the longest offshore coral reefs in the world and is surrounded by a buffer zone. Its terrestrial environment is widely spread over karst landscapes with well-developed underground cave and river networks. The Ningaloo Coast is home to sharks and many other marine species, such as sea turtles. Unique cave systems, underground passages and river systems create a vast network that supports numerous rare species, resulting in marine and coastal areas with outstanding biodiversity.

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