Where is Ningaloo Marine Park?
Ningaloo Marine Park is off Western Australia’s North West Cape, extending along the west coast of the Cape Range Peninsula (near Exmouth). The marine park includes Ningaloo Reef – the largest fringing coral reef in Australia.
Is turquoise bay a sanctuary zone?
Please remember that this beautiful spot is in a sanctuary zone in Ningaloo Marine Park so look but don’t take.
Are you allowed to fish at Ningaloo Reef?
Ningaloo Marine Park (state waters) Sanctuary zones provide total protection for marine life. They allow visitors to observe marine life in its natural state. No extractive activities are permitted in these zones, which means no recreational or commercial fishing are allowed.
Where are you allowed to fish in Exmouth?
- Point Edgar / Janes Bay. Janes Bay just south of Ningaloo Homestead is within Cloates Sanctuary, however beach fishing is allowed.
- Point Billie.
- Winderabandi Point.
- Sandy Point / Bundegi.
- Yardie Creek.
- Sandy Bay.
- Mesa Camp.
How far is ningaloo from Broome?
The distance between Broome and Ningaloo Reef Resort, Coral Bay is 1052 km.
How far is ningaloo from shore?
Snorkelling from the shore Although you can take a boat trip to the Ningaloo reef, portions of it are just 500 metres away from the beach so you could just get there under your own steam or in a kayak. Lakeside, Turquoise Bay, Oyster Stacks and Coral Bay are all good entry points for snorkelling.
Are there sharks at Turquoise Bay?
Turquoise Bay is an incredible spot to see some effervescent reef fish, along with bigger beauts like turtles, reef sharks (small ones) and stingrays.
Do you need 4wd for Turquoise Bay?
Turquoise Bay doesn’t need a 4wd to get to. Even if you did hire a 4wd read the fine print as you may find that there are clauses that if ignored will cost you BIG.
Can you fish in Yardie Creek?
Yardie Creek is at the end of Cape Range National Park. Fishing is allowed north from the beach north of the creek. Anglers can target Cod, Bluebone, Coral Trout around the reefs. Trevally and Queenfish also lurk around the reefs and beaches.
What is the best time to visit Ningaloo Reef?
Ningaloo Reef has something to offer all year round, but the absolute best weather months (in our opinion) are mid March, May, June, September and October. In these months the water is warm, weather patterns are consistent and it’s not too busy.
What is the best time of year to go to Ningaloo?
How many days do you need in Ningaloo?
As there’s plenty to do (and most reef or ocean tours can take up a full day), opt for five to seven days in Exmouth and surrounds.
What is the difference between Ningaloo Marine Park and State Park?
The outer Ningaloo Marine Park (Commonwealth waters) is managed by us and helps protect the deeper, offshore waters while the inner Ningaloo Marine Park (State waters) helps protect the coastal waters and shallow reefs. The State marine park is managed by the Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
What to do on the Ningaloo Coast?
Surfing along the Ningaloo Coast is popular activity for both locals and visitors. Dunes Surf Beach, Hunters and Wobiri are located in the north or Ningaloo Marine Park and Red Bluff and Tombstones are to the south along the Gnaraloo and Quobba Coast. Ningaloo Marine Park is a popular destination for recreational fishing.
Who is responsible for sea country in Ningaloo Marine Park?
The Baiyungu, Thalanyji and Yinikurtura People have responsibilities for sea country in the marine park. Ningaloo Marine Park (Commonwealth waters) covers 2, 435 square kilometres and is home to deep under-sea canyons, diverse colourful sponge gardens and rich fish communities.
What is the difference between the outer and inner Ningaloo Park?
The outer Ningaloo Marine Park (Commonwealth waters) is managed by us and helps protect the deeper, offshore waters while the inner Ningaloo Marine Park (State waters) helps protect the coastal waters and shallow reefs.