On the Tropic of Capricorn and 250km north of Carnarvon is Coral Bay and the Ningaloo Marine Park a small beach resort, the bay is famous for its direct access to the Ningaloo Reef a 260km long coral barrier reef that comes within a hundred meters of the pristine white beaches that stretch for as far as the eye can see. The reef and abundant marine life is so close inshore you can snorkel right off the beach or take a professionally escorted cruise to see the world’s largest fish the Whale Shark or the Giant Manta Rays and Dugong.
Experience the Swim with the Whale Shark Adventure from Mid March through Mid June. This is the most amazing experience and we work closley with a local operator to make sure you get the best experience possible.
Self-drive or combine a flight with car rental – we can assist as it helps to know the ins and outs of one way car rental in Western Australia and/or the Northern Territory – often too complex or near impossible to organize and book online. You need to know that your bookings are reliable and the vehicle ready for your arrval.
Regular fly in / fly out packages depart from Perth into Coral Bay (Learmonth is the airport for Exmouth/Coral Bay region) and/or subject to seasonal flight schedules you may also be able to also have a stopover in Monkey Mia on the way to or from Ningaloo.
Must Do Experiences:
One ‘not to miss’ adventure is certainly a swim with the Whalesharks. An incerdible day snorkelling with the largest fish in the ocean! The Ningaloo Reef is the only place in the world where the harmless whalesharks (measuring up to 18 Metres in length!) are known to visit on an annual basis, so close to the coast. A spotter plane is used to locate the Whalesharks as they swim just beneath the surface. You will come within metres of these amazing creatures. You will also have the opportunity to swim at some amazing snorkel sites unlike any in the world.
Another amazing adventure is snorkelling with Manta Rays. They inhabit areas near coral bay all year round, and, unlike a Stingray they have no sharp barb on the tail, making them very safe to swim with. The average size of the Manta Rays encountered are 2-4 metres, but can reach up to seven metres in size! Snorkel with these harmless creatures as they “dance through the water.”