Ningaloo reef

Ningaloo is a coral reef system found on the north west coast. It is listed as a World Heritage Site. The word ‘Ningaloo’ comes from the Yamatji peoples and means ‘deepwater’, “high land jutting in the sea” or “promontory.”

Ningaloo is unique, because it is the only large reef in the world found so close to land – at its nearest point, it is only 100 metres from shore. The reef stretches for 260km and is thriving with a diverse and densely populated range of marine species, making it perfect for people who love to snorkel or dive.


It is well known to be the feeding ground and migration route for animals such as whale sharks, humpback whales, dolphins and manta rays. If you’re lucky, you might get to swim alongside some of them.