A hidden paradise: photographer finds ‘Australia’s bluest water’ in a small town of just 207
- A photographer claims to have found the ‘bluest water’ off the Australian coast
- Coral Bay has captivated travelers since it was featured in a TikTok video
- Photographer Adam Rikys said ‘you can stop looking’ for Australia’s bluest water
- It’s 1,123km – nearly 12 hours drive – north of Perth, Western Australia
A photographer claims to have found Australia’s ‘bluest water’, but if you want to swim in it, you have to take a long road trip.
Coral Bay, 1,123 miles north of Perth, WA, is described as a “sea lovers paradise” with clear turquoise waters you would expect from a tropical island like Tahiti or the Maldives.
The bay, home to just 207 residents, takes its name from the spectacular coral gardens that lie just yards from the pristine white sand beach.
The region has captivated travelers ever since it was featured in a TikTok video by Sydney-based content creator Adam Rikys, who regularly highlights off-the-beaten-path destinations on social media.
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Photographer Adam Rikys (left) claims to have found Australia’s ‘bluest water’ (right) – but if you want to swim in it, you’ll have to take a long road trip
Coral Bay, 1,123 kilometers north of Perth, Western Australia
“Anyone can stop looking, I’ve found the bluest water in Australia,” Mr Rikys told viewers.
The clip, which has been viewed nearly 8,000 times since it was uploaded earlier this year, sparked bewilderment.
“Just beautiful,” a woman replied.
Another added, “I just looked up the car transport options out of Perth because of you.”
‘My favorite place,’ said a third, while a fourth wrote, ‘Wow. I can’t wait to visit.’
Coral Bay (pictured), 1,123km north of Perth, is described as a ‘sea lovers paradise’ with clear turquoise waters you would expect to find on a tropical island like Tahiti or the Maldives
And Coral Bay isn’t the only Australian destination Rikys has sent travelers to while the country’s international border remains closed.
Last month, the photographer kept a boat shed docked in the middle of the most scenic stretch of the ‘best in the world’ of the Great Barrier Reef.
The Barn is Heart Island’s private pontoon and helipad at Heart Reef, a spectacular composition of coral that naturally formed into a heart shape on the iconic Whitsunday Islands off the coast of Queensland.
Passengers travel there on a 30-minute helicopter ride from the mainland and disembark to board a boat that will take them to explore the lagoon.
A boat shed (left) moored in the middle of the most beautiful stretch of the Great Barrier Reef has been voted ‘best in the world’
Heart Reef, off the Whitsunday Coast in Queensland
A video of the location uploaded to TikTok has raised $33,000 likes and dozens of comments since it was posted on July 18.
“Bring me here, oh my god,” one wrote.
Another tagged her friend and said, “Can we please go here?”