Adventure junkies, ahoy! Have you checked out Ningaloo Reef yet? Have you had a gander at the amazing coastal and hinterland adventures waiting for you at this perfect gem of nature yet? Plan your next trip immediately – explore all 320 kilometers of the Ningaloo Reef, one of our planet’s last oceanic paradises.
Getting to Ningaloo
Ningaloo Reef starts at Exmouth, which is about 1260 kilometers north of Perth. You can either drive to Exmouth from Perth (it’s a day’s drive) or fly into Learmonth/Exmouth airport. Ningaloo makes an excellent trip idea if you have a few days to spare. It’s a perfect weekend destination too, if you plan on flying, not driving.
Ningaloo Reef Dive
Want to get up and close to whale sharks, manta rays and spectacular corals? No better way of doing that than by diving into the magnificent Ningaloo Reef. Guided by professional tour guides, you’ll know exactly where to dive and swim with whale sharks and majestic manta rays. You’ll know exactly where to snorkel, and which reef dives offer you the very best of the amazing Ningaloo Reef.
A pontoon-enabled is the best way to explore all 320 kilometers of the Ningaloo Reef’s length. View the fringing coral reef and its 220 species of coral and 500 species of tropical fish via glass-bottomed pontoons. You’ll never get another chance like this.
Get On Board With Ningaloo Winter Delights: If you’re at Ningaloo Reef during the winter months, be on the lookout for the migratory humpback whales. Winter is the time for manta rays to migrate as well. Take your time to look out for dolphins and dugongs as well. The majestic manta rays with their striking black and white shapes make a startling sight. During winter, the reef beaches become a breeding ground for hawksbill, loggerhead and green turtles. The best way to do this is to get into submersibles and cruise along several feet under water
Go Canyon Exploring
If you can tear yourself away from the coast, head out to the Cape Range National Park. This park borders Ningaloo Reef and is no less beautiful, or wild or exciting. Explore this ancient landscape of rugged canyons with their huge red walls. Enjoy the huge variety of mammals and birdlife. On the canyons, you’ll be able to spot echidnas, rare black-footed wallabies, emus, kangaroos, huge sea eagles, pelicans and osprey among other wildlife.
Kayaking And Canoeing
Adrenaline junkies can experience the magic of Ningaloo Marine Park, the world-class snorkeling and the magnificent blue of the water. Sign up for a kayaking and camping adventure, and you can spend the night at a perfect spot on the beach, eating damper bread and drinking billy tea.
Get your snorkeling gear into kayaks or canoes and head off along the coast. You can either do this on your own or join a kayaking tour. Snorkel at some of the best spots on the fringing coastal reef; about 34% of the entire reef comprises of sanctuary zones, safe for snorkeling. The snorkel sites within the reef are rarely more than 4 meters deep. So it doesn’t matter if you’re a novice snorkeler.