About this park
Located toward the southern reaches of the Nyinggulu Coastal Reserve, visitors can enjoy the remote wilderness and explore the spectacular Ningaloo Marine Park . The Gnaraloo coast is the ultimate destination for those who like high energy water sports. Tombstones is famous for the numerous breaks that provide year-round board riding opportunities, whether it is surfing, kiteboarding or windsurfing. In contrast, Gnaraloo Bay and 3 Mile Lagoon offer gentle relief from the rugged wild waters found elsewhere along the coast. Here you can relax in the sheltered waters of the bay and enjoy the pristine coral gardens directly in front of you.
Keep an eye out for the abundance of wildlife including turtles, sharks, whales and a large variety of fish.
Accommodation and camping is available at 3 Mile Camp and Gnaraloo Homestead. For more information visit Gnaraloo. Camping is not permitted outside of these areas.
- 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 you carry enough water for drinking and washing for the duration of your visit.
- Be aware of dangerous swell conditions and strong currents that can occur along the coast. The area is remote and best suited to those with experience of these conditions. Visitors need to be aware of their safety at all times. Check conditions carefully before entering the water. If in doubt, don’t go out.
- 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, scuba diving, snorkelling and surfing. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Gnaraloo 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.