Things to do in Ningaloo

Spanning 300km from Red Bluff to Exmouth, Ningaloo is the largest fringing coral reef in the world. It's just a few metres from the shore in some places, allowing you to walk into the water for world-class snorkelling, diving and kayaking right off the beach.

Some of the best beaches are within the Cape Range National Park, and you often have to pinch yourself to believe you have them all to yourself. The national park also boasts stunning canyons, ranges, wildlife and wildflowers, which you can explore at your own leisure or on a guided tour.

Exmouth is Ningaloo's largest town, and at the northern access point to the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. It offers a vibrant range of accommodation, facilities, tours and shops.

South of Exmouth, Coral Bay is popular with families, and accommodation is just a hop, skip and a jump from beautiful Bill's Bay. There are plenty of activities and tours to explore the area and, although there's only a handful of shops and cafes, this laidback little town has all you need for an action-packed getaway or relaxing seaside holiday.

Red Bluff and Gnaraloo are at the southern gateway to the Ningaloo Reef World Heritage Area, and offer excellent surfing and wildlife encounters in a ruggedly beautiful and remote section of the coast.

Top 10

  1. Snorkel and dive on the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park.
  2. Swim all year round with giant manta rays, and with whale sharks from March to August.
  3. Visit the undersea wilderness of the Muiron Islands.
  4. Explore the outback landscape and canyons of the Cape Range National Park.
  5. Watch the sunset from the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse.
  6. Get a bird's eye view of the world’s largest fringing coral reef on a scenic flight or microlight trip.
  7. See humpback whales put on an acrobatic display during their annual migration from June to November.
  8. Visit and stay at an outback working cattle station.
  9. View turtles nesting on the beaches, or see hatchlings emerge between November and March.
  10. Surf some of WA's finest waves at Red Bluff or Gnaraloo.

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