Ningaloo Reef is home to some of the world’s greatest and most unique underwater attractions.
One of the only reefs located on the western side of a continent in the world and Australia’s second largest fringing reef, at Ningaloo Reef you’ll find thousands of magnificent fish, corals and the majestic whaleshark,
The Reef stretches approximately 260 kilometres up the Western Australian coastline from Coral Bay to Exmouth.
Ningaloo Reef protects a lagoon that is rich in marine life and on average only 2 to 4 metres deep. This and the Reef’s close proximity to the coast make it unique. In many areas the Reef is only 5 to 10 metres from the beach allowing for easy access from the coast.
Ningaloo Reef is not only a spectacular wonder of nature but also forms an important habitat for many amazing creatures. Some 250 species of coral and 500 species of fish have been recorded in the Ningaloo Marine Park including whales, turtles and dolphins.
In addition, mass coral spawning, is a must see attraction of Coral Bay. Coral spawning is three day event that begins a week or so after the full moon during March and April. At night, many species of coral release millions of bright pink egg and sperm bundles, which float to the surface of the water, creating a floating slick of coral spawn.