About this park
North Kimberley is the largest marine park in Western Australia. At 1,845,000 hectares, it’s seven times the area of Ningaloo Marine Park. Its super-size makes it the second largest State marine park in Australia.
Discover some of the most pristine reefs in the world. The coral reefs of the north Kimberley have the richest marine life in Western Australia. Remarkable animals that call this home include dugongs, sea turtles and sawfish. Catching a big barramundi is on most people’s bucket list. Help protect this wonderful area and fish responsibly outside sanctuary zones.
The coastline that fringes the park is equally as spectacular as the water. There are some breathtaking spectacles in store. At King George River, twin falls plunge over sandstone cliffs 100m high. After heavy rains the gushing cascades are jaw-dropping! Cape Londonderry is another natural highlight. It’s the northernmost point of Western Australia. In a super-sized park, you’d expect some super-sized inhabitants. The scenic Hunter and Roe rivers are great places to view large crocodiles! Saltwater crocodiles are present in the North Kimberley marine park. It’s wise to keep your sightseeing well above the waterline.
Aboriginal people have significant cultural, spiritual and social connections to the sea country of the North Kimberley. The marine park will be jointly managed by traditional owners. It’s good to know it’s in safe hands!
Don’t let a visit to this mega marine park be the ‘one that got away!’
Review – A once in a lifetime experience We had seen King George Falls during the dry, but it was overwhelming the amount of water in the Wet! Jill H – Trip Advisor
Estuarine crocodiles are present in the park, so in-water activities are not recommended.
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 North Kimberley Marine Park.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of North Kimberley Marine Park.
The Balanggarra, Wunambal Gaambera, Ngarinyin and Miriuwung Gajerrong people have cultural, spiritual and social connections to the north Kimberley sea country. North Kimberley Marine Park will be jointly managed with traditional owners, with agreement already reached with the Balanggarra traditional owners to jointly manage their sea country.