About this park
Explore the myriad of swimming, snorkelling and fishing opportunities next to one of the largest fringing reefs in the world. For the adventurous, visit nearby pristine beaches including Oyster Bridge, The Lagoon, Five Finger Reef and Maud’s Landing, accessible by four-wheel drive. Alternatively you can choose to take it easy and enjoy the sheltered waters of Bills Bay at Coral Bay. Visitors can see an abundance of marine life in the area including whale sharks, manta rays, turtles and fish.
Camping managed by the Baiyungu Aboriginal Corporation, Bruboodjoo Camp provides basic camping for visitors wishing to stay next to Ningaloo Reef where small boat launching is possible. To book visit Bruboodjoo.
Campfires are only permitted seasonally and in designated campgrounds. Alternative accommodation and camping is also available nearby in Coral Bay.
- Dogs are permitted in designated areas only. Where dogs are permitted, they must be kept on a leash at all times.
- There is no drinking water available within the reserve. Make sure to carry enough water for drinking and washing for the duration of your visit.
- Be aware that there can be strong currents within the waters of Ningaloo Marine Park. Some areas can be particularly hazardous under certain conditions. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required level of swimming and snorkelling experience. If in doubt, don’t go out.
- Boat launching facilities are available at the Coral Bay Marine Facility.
- Private, unlicensed all-terrain vehicles/quad bikes (ATVs) and other off-road vehicles are not permitted in the reserve.
Plan when to visit. Read this safety information about swimming, fishing, paddling and kayaking. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Canoeing and kayaking
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Cardabia Coast.
We recognise and acknowledge Baiyungu, Thalanyji and Yinigurdira people as the traditional owners of Cape Range National Park and adjoining Ningaloo Marine Park. We are proud to be in joint management with the traditional owners to look after these special areas for future generations to enjoy.