About this park
Ngari Capes Marine Park extends from Busselton to Augusta. It features fabulous underwater landscapes and is a great spot for all types of water-based fun. In winter and spring, humpback and southern right whales migrate through Ngari Capes. Blue whales, the largest living animals on Earth, have been seen in Geographe Bay, particularly during November.
Several licensed operators offer whale-watching boat tours. Alternatively, wait patiently at Cape Naturaliste, Sugar Loaf Rock, Conto Spring and Cape Leeuwin. You could get a lucky sighting from these good vantage points. But before heading into the water, bustle down to the Busselton Jetty - it’s the longest wooden jetty in the Southern hemisphere. Construction began in 1865 and it took 95 years to complete. Not far-fetched as it stretches almost 2km into the Geographe Bay! It’s a good spot to fish and dive.
The marine park is a watery wonderland for water activities. Swim and snorkel in sheltered bays, discover glorious coral reefs and abundant fish life. Qualified divers can explore the underwater wreck of HMAS Swan.
Surfy dudes and dudettes, wax your board and catch a wave along the coast. This area is world famous for its surf breaks.
Ngari Capes Marine Park has excellent spots for canoeing, windsurfing, water-skiing, kayaking and sailing.
Land a fish for supper. Recreational fishing is permitted in certain areas of the park. Respect the biodiversity of Ngari Capes and Know the zones before you go. Check latest bag, size and possession limits at Fisheries.
There’s an activity for every ocean lover in this beautiful marine park. So, get your feet wet and take the plunge!
Plan when to visit. Read this safety information about swimming, surfing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, snorkelling and diving. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
- The swells and rips also make swimming and other aquatic activities hazardous in some spots, so take great care.
Canoeing and kayaking
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Ngari Capes Marine Park.
We recognise and acknowledge South West Boojarah and Harris Family native title groups claims to traditional ownership of the waters of Ngari Capes Marine Park