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Episode: 12
Broadcast: 10th July 2016
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane

Trevor tells the interesting story of the Batavia and visits one of the most amazing places in Western Australia.

  • Located 80-kilometers out of Geraldton and about an hours flight from Perth, the Abrolhos Islands are the most significant southern coral reef system in the Indian Ocean.
  • The crew travel on a luxury cruise experience on the Eco Abrolhos to learn about the islands and some of the most amazing stories of survival and bravery from WA’s history.
  • The wreck of the Batavia lies just below the surface from when the ship crashed into the reef with 322 men, women and children onboard with a cargo of gold, silver and diamonds. What follows is one of the infamous stories in Australian history.
  • Once you’ve been here you will return, there’s so much to see and learn.

Visit the Australia’s Coral Coast website to learn more: