About this park
North Lalang-garram Marine Park is part of Dambimangari Aboriginal country. It’s nestled between Lalang-garram (Camden Sound) Marine Park and North Kimberley Marine Park. Explore the 110,000 hectares that include several islands fringed with coral reef. Did you know that coral reefs are known as ‘wooddooroo’ by Dambimangari people?
The park’s ocean and island scenery offer wonderful opportunities to observe whales, sea turtles and plenty of other wildlife swimming in the blue waters.
Don’t miss Moolgoodna (Booby Island). It’s an ecological hotspot that has more than 1% of the world’s population of brown boobies, with up to 2000 breeding pairs. About 500 pairs of crested terns also nest on the island.
Responsible fishing is permitted anywhere in the marine park, so you can catch your own dinner! Follow Department of Fisheries size, bag and possession limits, seasonal and species closures and licensing requirements
North Lalang-garram is the northern part of Dambimangari sea country. An island and surrounding reef and exposed rock in the park form part of Dambimangari narrative and cultural practices. These are associated with honouring the spirits of the sea and thanking them for delivering fish to them for food and seeking the replenishment of marine species.
Before entering North Lalang-garram Marine Park visitors are encouraged to view Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation’s Code of Conduct.
A Dambimangari visitor pass must be purchased to visit the park. To find out more and to purchase your pass online visit the Dambimangari website.
Estuarine crocodiles and box jellyfish are present in the park and there may be strong tidal currents, high winds and occasional cyclones. Please seek advice from the Parks and Wildlife West Kimberley District Office if you are unsure about the safety of an activity you are planning to undertake.
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
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 Lalang-garram Marine Park.
We recognise and acknowledge Dambimangari people as the traditional owners of North Lalang-garram Marine Park.