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400 years after the first European sighting of the islands, the Western Australian Government has officially gazetted the Abrolhos Islands as a National Park. Located approximately 60km off the coast of Geraldton on Australia’s Coral Coast, the islands are often referred to as Australia’s own Galápagos Islands. Flight operators based in Geraldton offer scenic flights that include guided nature walks, bird watching and snorkelling. The coastal town of Geraldton is the perfect stop on a fly-drive holiday along the Coral Coast Highway with Avis heavily reducing one way hire car fees to make it the perfect Australian road trip for nature lovers.