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Ningaloo Reef

Cape Range National Park | Turquoise Bay | Exmouth

Distance

Ningaloo to Dampier - 300 km | 3 hr 45 min 
Ningaloo to Coral Bay - 62 km | 50 min
Ningaloo to Broome - 1,310 km | 13.5 hr
Ningaloo to Perth - 1,160 km | 12.5 hr

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Kangaroo at Cape Range National Park. Photo: travander.nl via IG

It is a 300 km drive from Dampier to Exmouth. Once you get here, you’ll want to hang out for a few days because it’s one of the most stunning stop overs between Perth and Broome and there’s a lot of exploring to do. You’ll see abundant wildlife in this region, including emu, kangaroos, monitors, eagles, turtles and rock wallabies. However, the 'BIG 3' are whales (Jun – Nov), whale sharks (Apr – Jul) and manta rays.

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Whale shark on Ningaloo Reef. Photo: Ningaloo Discovery
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Hatchling turtle. Photo:  Photo: coline-et_les_caiman  via IG

Snorkeling Ningaloo Reef

Cape Range National Park is famous for the Ningaloo Reef and its marine life including whale sharks (April – July) and manta rays.

Drift snorkeling is popular here, but something only confident swimmers should do. The channels between the coral reefs and the shore have gentle currents that can carry you along over the marine life and corals. You can jump in at one end of the beach and swim out at the other end. Visit the Ningaloo visitor center in Exmouth to find out the best times to drift snorkel.

Dolphin at Ningaloo Reef
Dolphin at Turquoise Bay. Photo: exmouthadventureco via IG
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Emu take a dip at Turquoie Bay. Photo: anlies88 via IG
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Swimming with sea turtles. Turquoise Bay. Photo: cknopfel via IG

Swimming with Whale Sharks

There are several dive centres in Exmouth that will take you out to dive or snorkel with the whale sharks. While you are on the tour snorkeling, you might also see manta rays, turtles, dugongs, dolphins, humpback whales and the tropical fish that inhabit the Ningaloo Reef. 
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Swimming with whale sharks with Ningaloo Discovery.
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Ningaloo Discovery. Riding in the net.

Cape Range National Park

Apart from the stunning beaches that fringe Cape Range National Park, there are some great walks and scenic drives

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Cape Range National Park. Photo: thibaultdelprat via IG
vlamingh head lighthouse
Vlamingh head lighthouse. Photo: paulotoniphoto via IG

Camping

Beach Camping

Bullara Station

For your last night in the region, drive the 150 km south (1.5 hrs) to Coral Bay. It will shave time off your long journey to Monkey Mia and the Shark Bay World Heritage Area.

Cape Range National Park
Colorful pebbles of the Northwest Cape. Photo: jonasreig via IG
Emu, Cape Range National Park
Emu. Photo: Salsanis Ningaloo via IG
Turquoise Bay
Turquoise Bay near Exmouth. Photo: ismiruebel via IG
Night sky camping
Camping in Cape Range National Park. Photo: silvertravelfox via IG

Map of the Broome to Perth Drive

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