About this park
The area is dominated by the ancient Cape Range that extends down the coast and backs onto the sheltered waters of Ningaloo Marine Park. The crystal clear waters are perfect for a variety of marine based activities including swimming, snorkelling and fishing as well as wildlife watching.
Nyinggulara National Park (ex-Ningaloo) has 5 campgrounds. North Lefroy, Janes Bay, Point Billie, South Lefroy Bay and Winderabandi campgrounds. There are no toilets at any of the campgrounds and visitors must bring a portable chemical cassette toilet. Bookings are essential.
For more information about camping, read the frequently asked questions .
- 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 that there can be strong currents within the waters of Ningaloo Marine Park. Some areas can be particularly hazardous under certain conditions. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required level of swimming and snorkelling experience. If in doubt don’t go out.
- Boat launching is permitted at Point Billie, South Lefroy Bay and Winderabandi campgrounds but launching large boats may not be possible due to soft sand.
- 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 scuba diving, snorkelling, boating, swimming, fishing, paddling and kayaking. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Canoeing and kayaking
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Nyinggulara National Park (ex-Ningaloo) .
We recognise and acknowledge Baiyungu, Thalanyji and Yinigurdira people as the traditional owners of Nyinggulara National Park (ex-Ningaloo) 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.