Qantas has today launched the first-ever direct flights between Melbourne and Exmouth, on Western Australia’s Coral Coast.
Located around 1,270 kilometers north of Perth, Exmouth is best known as the gateway to the Ningaloo Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This underwater wonderland is home to more than 500 species of fish and over 300 varieties of coral, making it a veritable paradise for snorkelers and divers. Unlike the Great Barrier Reef on the eastern side of the country, the Ningaloo Reef is easily accessible from the shore.
There’s also a lot to see inland, including the Cape Range National Park, where you’ll find breathtaking canyons, hidden caves, rugged limestone ranges and lots of wildlife.
Qantas is operating two return services each week, on Thursdays and Sundays, using a Boeing 737 aircraft, with a flight time of around 5 hours.
It’s not just Victorians who can benefit from the new route by enjoying a warm winter getaway. Coral Coast residents can now also easily access the east coast and connect to Qantas’ vast domestic and international network.
Qantas has a limited number of $399 one-way special fares currently on sale, so snap them up!
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