About this park
Lalang-garram/Camden Sound Marine Park is the most important humpback whale nursery in the southern hemisphere. From June-September each year, thousands of humpback whales come here to breed, calve and nurse their young in the protected bays of Camden Sound. These amazing creatures have just migrated from their feeding grounds in the Antarctic. That’s a big swim!
The tropical waters of the park offer an ideal area for newborn humpback calves to build up blubber. They’ll need all their strength for the return journey. It’s great that they can hide from predators in the park’s sheltered waters.
The dramatic spectacle of Montgomery Reef attracts sightseers and nature lovers from far and wide. At low tide water cascades from the reef top. It’s an awesome opportunity to see the abundant marine life.
This is home to six species of threatened marine turtles, Australian snubfin and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, dugongs, saltwater crocodiles and several species of sawfish.
Responsible fishing is permitted outside the sanctuary zones. Know your zones, bag sizes and season limits. Barramundi, mackerel, trevally, grouper and shark could all end up on the supper menu!
More than 30 expedition cruise vessels operate multi-day cruises between Broome, Wyndham, Darwin and Cairns. This is the best way to visit the park if you don’t have your own boat.
Tell all your friends you had a whale of time at Lalang-garram/Camden Sound Marine Park!
Plan when to visit. Read this safety information about what you need to know. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
When you are entering the Kimberley or Pilbara regions, you are entering crocodile country. Two species of crocodile occur in Western Australia: the estuarine (or saltwater) crocodile and the freshwater crocodile. The estuarine crocodile is the largest living reptile and is considered to be a dangerous predator. Freshwater crocodiles are smaller and not as aggressive.
Crocs are common, crocs move around and crocs are deadly so Be Crocwise. Download the Crocodile safety and myth busting fact sheet.
Pay attention to all warning signs, however just because a sign isn’t there doesn’t mean crocodiles aren’t present. If you are unsure don't swim, canoe or use small boats in estuaries, tidal rivers or pools and contact the nearest Parks and Wildlife office.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Lalang-garram / Camden Sound Marine Park.
We recognise and acknowledge Worrorra, Mayala and Wunambal Gaambera people as the traditional owners of Lalang-garram/Camden Sound Marine Park.
For more information on our joint management partners Dambimangari, please visit: http://www.dambimangari.com.au/