Ningaloo explore parks wa parks and wildlife service. Jurabi coastal park is a great place to watch turtles. Ningaloo marine park commonwealth waters visitors guide. Our holiday planning guide will provide you with essential information, insider tips and plenty of inspiration so that you can make the most of your coral coast adventure. While it is important to respect sanctuary areas, 66 per cent of ningaloo marine park is available for fishing multiple use areas. Ningaloo marine interactions coral bay 2020 all you need. Please return unwanted brochures to distribution points. A collective of marine research organisations have now formed the ningaloo alliance and lobbied the shire of exmouth to develop a scientific marine research facility within the ningaloo centre. Ningaloo marine park coral bay 2020 all you need to. Cape range national park ningaloo marine park and muiron islands marine management area information and recreational guide recycle please return unwanted brochures to distribution points further information dpaw staff are pleased to share their knowledge and offer helpful suggestions about places to go and things to do and see.
They are also available in a digital magazine format ideal for computers and mobile devices. Ningaloo marine park, exmouth ningaloo marine park tours. The sparkling blue waters of turquoise bay beckons. Click the thumbnail images below to view or download a map. Ningaloo marine park protects one of australias most important tracts of reef the ningaloo reef. Enter the offshore sanctuary or the national park zone. Think of australias largest fringing reef at ningaloo marine park in the ningaloo coast world heritage area, the vast seagrass meadows and their grazing dugongs at shark bay marine park also in an amazing world. Ningaloo marine park commonwealth waters management. Ningaloo marine interactions coral bay 2020 all you. Explore ningaloo marine park holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. In recognition of its unique values and cultural importance to west australians, ningaloo reef. Read them online or download the issuu app to create your own stack of guides. Exmouth, cape range national park, turquoise bay day 9.
Ningaloo marine park department of agriculture, water and the. Take your frontrow seat at one of the most biodiverse reefs in the world, ningaloo reef. Ningaloo marine park commonwealth waters was declared by proclamation under the national parks and wildlife conservation act. Brochures with more specific information on fishing regulations are available from the parks and wildlife information centre and the department of fisheries.
The extensive reef system that runs parallel to shore is a divers delight. Ningaloo marine interaction western australia coral coast. Volunteer opportunity ningaloo marine park, western australia. Despite the multiple government agency involvement in the legislation of the ningaloo marine park, the daytoday management of the ningaloo marine park is undertaken by the western australian department of environment and conservation dec, with the western australian department of fisheries fisheries responsible for all matters relating to fishing. Ningaloo marine park state waters management plan 20052015. The reef offers world class diving through to family snorkelling in sheltered lagoons crammed with coral gardens. Our shallow, reef friendly vessel has a spacious fully shaded deck, an airconditioned cabin and comfy seating on the fly bridge for optimum wildlife viewing. Join us as we visit the spectacular rowley shoals marine park, the dampier archipelago and the historic montebello islands. Ningaloo marine park travel western australia, australia. Ningaloo reef is the largest fringing coral reef in australia. Unesco world heritage listed ningaloo marine park is where youll find the worlds largest fringing reef, the ningaloo reef 300 kilometres of biodiversity reaching from red bluff to exmouth, and just a short swim from the shore in many places. Ningaloo marine park consists of ningaloo marine park commonwealth waters and ningaloo marine park state waters. Thoroughly explore australias west coast and skip the hassle of driving on this sevenday allinclusive trip. Youll be hardpressed to find words that do justice to the pristine, aquariumlike waters and pure sands of ningaloo, australias largest fringing reef, which extends for over 300km of coastline.
Whether this is your first visit or you are a repeat visitor to this unforgettable part of australia, the world heritage listed ningaloo coast offers extraordinary experiences for the whole family. Ningaloo marine park is a world heritagelisted site found half way up the west australian coastline. Marine park zoning ningaloo marine park is managed under a cooperative. These publications can be downloaded as pdf by clicking the links below. In 2011 the ningaloo marine park was listed as a world heritage site by the united nations. Whales, dolphins, dugongs, manta rays, huge cod, turtles and whale sharks are abundant at ningaloo reef, part of.
The world heritage listed ningaloo marine park extends 260 kilometres along the west coast of the cape and provides one of the worlds best reef experiences. Many other creatures are found in the park, including. In 2005 sanctuary protection of the reef was increased from 10% to 34% and in 2011, along with the cape range national park, it was listed as a world heritage property. Park brochures explore parks wa parks and wildlife service. Ningaloo has been divided into management zones see map to reflect the distribution of natural resources and separate conflicting recreational uses. It is one of the longest fringing reefs in the world and only one of two coral reefs in the world that have formed on the western side of a continent. The world heritage status of the region was created and negotiated in 2011, and the adopted boundary included the ningaloo marine park commonwealth waters, ningaloo marine park state waters and muiron islands marine management area including the muiron islands, jurabi coastal park, bundegi coastal park, cape range national park, and the learmonth air weapons range. Your voyage will culminate with a visit to ningaloo reef, home to the gentle and giant whale sharks and manta rays. We aim to give you a memorable experience and make your holiday to coral bay unforgettable. Ningaloo vision operations wa35l environment plan summary.
Evaluation of management strategies in ningaloo marine park, western australia. For information regarding commercial fishing or fishing tour licences contact the department of fisheries. The map overleaf shows the location and boundaries of both the commonwealth and state components of ningaloo marine park. Economics of fish resources and aquatic ecosystems. There are no marine research centres between perth and darwin, yet 14 exist between darwin and adelaide on the east coast. Using the coordinates on the foldout ningaloo marine park zoning map see map insert, you can. Saw manta rays abundance of other rays, tiger sharks, reef sharks, dolphins, turtles amongst other marine life. Coordinates of the ningaloo vision fpso mooring position are provided in table 21.
Ningaloo marine park is the only location in wa where. The ningaloo marine park and muiron islands marine management area are located off the north west cape of western australia, approximately 1200 km north of perth, and cover areas of approximately 263,343 ha and 28,616 ha respectively. Ningaloo visitor centre welcome the exmouth visitor centre. There is no comparable marine ecosystem anywhere else in the world. Plunge into stunning ningaloo marine park with colourful coral gardens and fish just a short snorkel from shore, or dive with gentle giants such as whale sharks and manta rays. The flora of the cape range peninsula is incredibly diverse with over 630 plant species recorded. The ningaloo marine interactions team invite you to join us aboard utopia. Explore the reef by snorkelling, diving or swimming amongst. Ningaloo visitor centre welcome the exmouth visitor. Wildlife of the ningaloo whale sharks exmouth ningaloo. Ningaloo marine park ningaloo marine park protects australias largest and most accessible fringing reef system. Spearfishing in ningaloo marine park ningaloo marine park consists of both wa state waters and commonwealth waters. The fact that it abuts the arid, rugged cape range national.
Recreational fishing can be enjoyed in most areas of the marine park, but special rules apply in some zones. Muiron islands marine management area 35 km southeast. Calm sponsored a reprint of the popular whale shark public awareness brochure initially produced under a nht. Ningaloo marine park stretches from red bluff around the northwest cape and finishes close to exmouth.
Ningaloo marine park coral bay 2020 all you need to know. Western australias marine areas are unique and rival their terrestrial counterparts in scenic grandeur. There is an abundance of wildlife, considering the harsh dry conditions. The shallow lagoons formed by the reef, and the deeper offshore waters, create a diverse array of habitats for a multitude of colourful corals and more than 500 species of fish. Many visitors come to coral bay to get away from the crowds, we pride ourselves on small, personalized groups to maximize your experience. Evaluation of management strategies in ningaloo marine. Accessible directly from the shore, the ningaloo reef boasts an abundance of beautiful corals and amazing marine life. The astonishing ningaloo marine park is famed for its massive fringing barrier reef that stretches for 200 miles. Spend your first 6 nights and final 7 nights in perth, with 10 nights in between at coral bays ningaloo reef marine park for a marine. Whale shark interaction management ningaloo marine park. Ningaloo marine park commonwealth waters was declared by proclamation under the national parks and wildlife conservation act 1975npwc act on 7 may 1987.
Ningaloo marine park commonwealth waters management plan. Free holiday planning guide western australias coral. Click below to download the marine parks wa mobile app. Refer to the ningaloo marine park zoning section overleaf for the areas where fishing is permitted and prohibited within the marine park. Volunteer opportunity ningaloo marine park, western australia position title. Copies of all maps can be obtained from the ningaloo visitor centre on murat road, exmouth. Download this tours pdf brochure and start tour planning offline download brochure whats included.
This bibliography contains a comprehensive list of 648 references relevant to the conservation of the ningaloo, marine park nmp and the muiron islands marine management area mimma fig 1. Calm sponsored a reprint of the popular whale shark public awareness brochure initially produced under a nht grant. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options. Ningaloo reef is australias largest fringing reef and supports a high diversity of marine life. The boundaries were amended to include the second stage of the park by proclamation on 21 july 1992. Think of australias largest fringing reef at ningaloo marine park in the ningaloo coast world heritage area, the vast seagrass meadows and their grazing dugongs.
The marine park includes ningaloo reef the largest fringing coral reef in australia. The 705,015hectare 1,742,acre heritagelisted area is located approximately 1,200 kilometres 750 mi north of perth, along the east indian ocean. Low levels of runoff and landbased pollution give rise to high water quality in the reserve and ecological processes that are almost entirely dependent on the marine environment for nutrient input. Jurien bay marine park encompasses the marine waters between wedge and green head and extends about 5. Ningaloo marine park western australia ningaloo reef. In 1987 the ningaloo reef and surrounding waters were designated as the ningaloo marine park. Ningaloo marine park northwest cape, cape range national park and exmouth, western australia. Coral bay, exmouth, ningaloo marine park, cape range national park and outback stations coral bay at the southern gateway to the ningaloo marine park and only 155kms from exmouth, coral bay is a perfect destination for people of all ages seeking relaxation, adventure or.
This status means that there are particular rules and regulations in place, which means people will be able to enjoy the pristine waters of ningaloo for years. Ningaloo marine park state waters protects the 300 kilometre long reef where whales, dolphins, dugongs, manta rays, huge cod or sharks can be seen in abundance. Ningaloo reef is the best place on earth to swim alongside the gentle whale shark. Explore the pristine ningaloo marine park stay in an idyllic wilderness camp on the waters edge swim with the majestic whale shark or humpback whales. The ningaloo commonwealth marine reserve lies offshore from the state park and is managed under commonwealth legislation ningaloo marine park consists of five zone types. On a rotational basis you will stay at a remote camp within cape range national park and the remainder of your time will be spent in shared accommodation in the. Humpback whales pass through the park on their annual migrations north and south and pygmy blue whales forage in the park s productive waters, while loggerhead, green and. Its boundaries encompass most of the ningaloo reefthe largest reef in australia and one of the longest in the worldas well as a significant area in the adjacent continental shelf. Starting in perth, head to exmouth, visiting kalbarri national park, shark bay, ningaloo reef, and more along the way before returning to perth. Protecting was more information zone markers enjoying the. Humpback whales pass through the park on their annual migrations north and south and pygmy blue whales forage in the parks productive waters, while loggerhead, green and. The crystalline water harbours the worlds largest fringing reef, a 260kilometre 162mile long coral reef swarming with turtles, tropical fish. The crystalline water harbours the worlds largest fringing reef, a 260kilometre 162mile long coral reef swarming with turtles, tropical fish, manta rays, humpback whales and the elusive whale shark. A variety of plants, birds, marsupials, reptiles, other mammals and fishes inhabit exmouth and the cape range national park.
The gentle whale shark is a seasonal visitor here between march and june. Ningaloo marine park commonwealth waters covers 2, 435 square kilometres and is home to deep undersea canyons, diverse colourful sponge gardens and rich fish communities. Ningaloo marine park and muiron islands exmouth escape resort. Recycle please return unwanted brochures to distribution points u. The distinctive ningaloo reef that fringes the ningaloo coast is 260 kilometres 160 mi long and is australias largest fringing coral. Flights from perth get you to nearby learmonth airport in two and a half hours. Whales, dolphins, dugongs, manta rays, huge cod, turtles and whale sharks are abundant at ningaloo reef, part of the world heritagelisted ningaloo coast. Formats these publications can be downloaded as pdf by clicking the links below. The ningaloo coast is a world heritage site located in the north west coastal region of western australia. There are several historic shipwrecks at ningaloo and some are relics of whale hunting days. This crystal clear bay provides the perfect environment to snorkel and swim on the ningaloo reef. Approximately 5000 experiencing whale sharks in ningaloo marine park brochures were distributed to the public during the 2004 whale shark season. Your guide will help you discover the reefs unique marine life.825 1036 825 156 978 1221 951 1173 1226 1184 224 1508 917 939 1504 1334 150 1080 533 259 1329 34 1103 938 892 746 1026 1112 1085 1518 866 993 275 1318 657 1217 454 76 1495 899 466