"Diver with a Whale shark" Tourism Western Australia

Ningaloo Reef Accommodation
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Ningaloo Reef Western Australia

Less well-known and less frequented than the Great Barrier Reef but even more spectacular and untouched is the 260 km long Ningaloo Reef off the western side of North West Cape.


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Kangaroo Island
Fleurieu Peninsula
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Murray River
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Humpback Whale Migration
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The coral reef is in places less than 100 metres offshore and supports at least 500 species of fish, manta rays, turtles, endangered dugongs, and the migratory whale shark. All receive protection as part of the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park.

From mid-March to mid-May each year visitors from all around the world converge on Ningaloo Reef for the experience of a lifetime - diving with the awesome whale shark, the world's biggest fish. These creatures reach more than 12 metres long and weigh more than 11 tonnes.

Ningaloo Reef is the only easily accessible place in the world where these giants appear in large numbers at predictable times of the year. You don't even have to be a scuba diver to swim with them as they swim close to the surface.

The turquoise waters of the Shark Bay World Heritage area are a haven for dolphins, manta rays, sea snakes, and up to 10,000 dugongs. The Ningaloo Reef offers world-class diving through to family snorkelling in sheltered lagoons crammed with coral gardens. Ningaloo Reef is also home to more than 180 species of coral including cabbage corals, brain corals, lavender corals, and delicate branching corals. Off Exmouth or Coral Bay you can view the spectacular mass coral spawning which is a three day event that begins a week or so after the full moon during March and April.

Ningaloo Reef Accommodation choices are varied and plentiful in the seaside towns of Exmouth and Coral Bay.  [Ningaloo Accommodation]

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