Our dream was to park on the sand overlooking Ningaloo at Warroora Station. This dream was almost dashed after the horrendous wind we had experienced in the days leading up to our scheduled stay. We figured that a beach camp in 27knot winds wasn't so appealing and so sat out an extra day amidst the the school holiday crowds at Coral Bay in the hope that the weather would ease. It didn't. Determined to do what we had planned and knowing that if we didn't we would regret it, we made south for Warroora.
Tyres down and then a little bit more, we drove up and over the dirt rise and onto the white sand to once again see that distinct turquoise blue water of Ningaloo. The wind was still blowing but we knew we'd made the right decision- this was a trip 'must-do' for us.
We were greeted by the caretakers and they must have seen our enthusiasm tarnished with a hint of disappointment at the weather. They allocated us the perfect site for the conditions, on the sand but protected by the dunes (site A). The view was priceless and the $20 per night fee made it one of our cheapest to date!
We lost count of the number of times we pinched ourselves during our stay. Adam threw in a line and had a snorkel but the wind must have chased the fish away as there was none to see or catch. The girls walked along the beach collecting shells- some of the most beautiful we had seen! Noah played in the sand and we all watched the glorious WA sunset. The fire basket finally came in handy and was a requirement in order to be able to have a campfire. It was the first evening in several that the weather had eased enough to allow us to enjoy the outdoors.
Waking to the view from our caravan windows to overlook the beach is simply magic. There are no words to describe it!
Our stay at Warroora was well worth the effort and we hope to return for longer one day! Of all the places we stayed on The Ningaloo Reef this was by far our favourite! A dream come true!