Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Reef
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Gary P
Perth, Australia13 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Fabulous place to visit and stay. We were fortunate to stay with friends right on the beach in their caravan. Absolutely pristine, air and water with fantastic fishing off the tinny at dusk. Fresh cooked Spangled Emperor on the barby …yum and sun sets ..wow!
Written May 5, 2023
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Mandi K
29 contributions
May 2022
Went with Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours to swim with the whale sharks. The staff were fantastic. Encouraging, engaging, helpful and friendly. Supplied all the necessary gear - wet suite, snorkeling equipment, flippers - all good quality. Took us out snorkeling first to get used to the gear, then to the deeper ocean to swim with the whale sharks. Took 3 dives with the biggest fish in the ocean. A delicious lunch was prepared and provided on the boat. A highly recommended experience. Thank you to Bill, Lydia and the team
Written May 27, 2022
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hitcharide101
Perth, Australia61 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
If you are keen to get off the grid this is the place for it! Absolutely spectacular beaches with reef fish - great snorkeling and so good to get the kids off technology and enjoying the amazing WA coastline.
Written July 14, 2019
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williamn324
Barwon Heads, Australia3 contributions
Jul 2019
Beautiful coral reefs that are so close to shore that you can swim out to them. Stunning array of fish, stingrays, turtles and other marine life. Eco Adventures Sea Kayaking and snorkelling was brilliant. Neri was a wonderful guide and very friendly. Snorkelling at Turquoise Bay is also something you have to do. Whale Shark swimming is stunning.
Written July 3, 2019
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Heather B
Moss Vale, Australia83 contributions
Jun 2019
The reef was amazing to snorkel - coral, fish, turtles. I also went to the outer reef to see reef sharks and although the sea was a bit choppy - OK very choppy - it was worth the trip. I wore sea sick bands and took Travelcalm - both of which prevented sea sickness. I saw a whale shark and other sea creatures. Great day out!
Written July 3, 2019
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184Anna
Perth, Australia20 contributions
Sept 2018 • Couples
Its remote, sandy, windy and treeless. However, its a location unlike most others for a unique Wilderness camping experience. You will need to bring in everything you need as there are no facilities, shops, water, electricity, toilets or any other comforts other than what you bring in. Closest shops are Exmouth, approx 130K North and Coral Bay 85k South or Minilya Roadhouse for fuel and incidentals.
The old Whaling Station and Lighthouse are accessible by boat along the inside of the Reef.
Yes the road is rough and corrugated (not the Stations fault, as its graded by the Exmouth Council)

The Reef and surrounds has an abundance of wildlife. You will see Turtles, Whale Shark, Dolphins, Whales, brightly coloured fish and the snorkeling, kayaking and the fishing is great. Jane and Phil (Station Managers) do a great job looking after and protecting the coastline.
Not so sure that will happen once the Government takes over, its supposed to be a protected area but already the Government are allowing big mining companies into the Exmouth Gulf area. Does the World Heritage listing mean anything to our Government.
We have been going to Ningaloo Station for 40 odd years and still love the remoteness, clean air, clear waters, peace and tranquility of the area. It will be a sad thing for us when the Government disallow access to yet another part of our Countries Coastline which should be available to all Australians, Indigenous or otherwise. Best time to travel North is WA is June through October, before and after is still hot.
Written June 26, 2019
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Jenifer R
17 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Thoroughly recommend Ningaloo Divers. We had a super trip out to see the whale sharks. Boat was comfortable although getting on and off the boat was a bit difficult for my husband who is 79 - but he always had help available and the crew were so good. Excellent food provided, Crew could not have been more helpful and informative. The gentle giants were amazing and it was well worth the cost of the trip.
Written June 5, 2019
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legsy99
Redcliffe, Australia16 contributions
Oct 2018
Fringing reefs are not common in Australia but a section of coast from Coral Bay north to Exmouth has stretches of reef easily accessible from local beaches as at Coral Bay and Turquoise Bay. Additionally there are water-basd tours taking you on snorkelling tours and/or whale shark or whale watching. Word of warning to watch local currents if you are doing your own thing and let people know what you are doing.
Written October 13, 2018
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Joe E
Oxfordshire, UK105 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
We stayed in the Ningaloo reef resort which is the last complex before the beach, it was cheapish considering you’re in a remote area and the rooms are basic but OK with cooking facilities. If you are camping there is a dedicated field for campervans and tents, with it being July it was very busy so you may need to book ahead.
There is a bundle of shops a short walk from the beach including a supermarket, clothes shop, sports shop and an amazing bakery with sweet and savoury goods which I highly recommend.
There is a couple of tour companies in the area for day trips like whale watching, snorkelling and off roading.
From the beach you can walk straight into the sea, swim a few feet and immediately see coral reef and fish, you can rent a snorkel and flippers from a wooden shack located on the beach for not much money, if you do this take some bread with you and you’ll soon have a ton of fish around you.
Written October 11, 2018
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Qwerty123
Hobart26 contributions
Sept 2018
Better than GB Reef, snorkelled out from Ningaloo station by ourselves, saw many varieties of fish and coral, windy though
Written September 29, 2018
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