How to Get to Ningaloo Reef and the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park
The Ningaloo Reef Marine Park
The Ningaloo Reef is one of the world’s most pristine beautiful fringing reef systems, situated on the remote west coast of Australia. Stretching for nearly 300km, it is protected within the boundaries of the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park, which falls within a narrow climatic band that typically features warm, comfortable weather conditions 12 months of the year.
The major natural attractions of the Ningaloo Reef are Manta Rays (year round), Reef Sharks (year round) Marine Turtles (year round), Humpback Whales (June – October), Whale Sharks (March – July) and Dugongs (seasonal). The reef is recognised as having one of the most diverse range of coral and fish species, in the world, all of which can be found a stones throw off the shoreline.
Coral Bay is centrally located within the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park. There are vast tracts of navigational waters inside the reef system, “Shore Thing” is perfectly equipped to take advantage of this and as a result numerous remote, secluded and protected anchorages are accessible for you and only you to explore.
How To Get to Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth and Coral Bay
Coral Bay is located approximately 1200 km by road north of Perth and 150 km south of Exmouth.
- If driving from Perth, allow 12 – 14 hours. We don’t recommend driving on country roads after sunset.
- Qantas airways operate twice daily flights to and from Exmouth (Learmonth airport).
- We can arrange transfers from the Airport to Coral Bay (Have a look at our Plan Your Trip page).
- We can arrange transfers from Exmouth town to Coral Bay (Have a look at our Plan Your Trip page).
- Various car hire companies are also available from Exmouth and the airport
- We can also arrange scenic flight transfers along the Ningaloo Reef from the airport to Coral Bay – price on application.