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Spanning 300km from Red Bluff to Exmouth, Ningaloo is the largest fringing coral reef in the world. It’s just a few metres from the shore in some places, allowing you to walk into the water for world-class snorkelling, diving and kayaking right off the beach. Some of the best beaches are within the Cape Range National Park, and you often have to pinch yourself to believe you have them all to yourself. The national park also boasts stunning canyons, ranges, wildlife and wildflowers, which you can explore at your own leisure or on a guided tour.
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Exmouth is Ningaloo’s largest town, and at the northern access point to the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. It offers a vibrant range of accommodation, facilities, tours and shops.

South of Exmouth, Coral Bay is popular with families, and accommodation is just a hop, skip and a jump from beautiful Bill’s Bay. There are plenty of activities and tours to explore the area and, although there’s only a handful of shops and cafes, this laidback little town has all you need for an action-packed getaway or relaxing seaside holiday.

Red Bluff and Gnaraloo are at the southern gateway to the Ningaloo Reef World Heritage Area, and offer excellent surfing and wildlife encounters in a ruggedly beautiful and remote section of the coast.

Top 10
  1. Snorkel and dive on the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park.
  2. Swim all year round with giant manta rays, and with whale sharks from March to August.
  3. Visit the undersea wilderness of the Muiron Islands.
  4. Explore the outback landscape and canyons of the Cape Range National Park.
  5. Watch the sunset from the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse.
  6. Get a bird’s eye view of the world’s largest fringing coral reef on a scenic flight or microlight trip.
  7. See humpback whales put on an acrobatic display during their annual migration from June to November.
  8. Visit and stay at an outback working cattle station.
  9. View turtles nesting on the beaches, or see hatchlings emerge between November and March.
  10. Surf some of WA’s finest waves at Red Bluff or Gnaraloo.



Bayview Coral Bay

Bayview Coral Bay offers a variety of accommodation to suit all needs including lodge rooms, cabins, self-contained villas, chalets, and camping grounds. Located only metres from the Ningaloo Reef.

  • Star Rating:3 star


  • Price Range:Under $100,$301 - $600,$101-$300
  • Type:Backpackers/Hostel,Caravan Park,Chalet / Cottage,Lodge,Motel,Beach House
  • Facilities:Pool,Restaurant,Tennis Courts,Pets Allowed
  • Accessibility:Wheelchair access


Bayview Coral Bay is a family friendly tourist park with a variety of accommodation to suit all needs and budgets. Guests can choose from self contained 1 or 2 bedroom villas, chalets, basic cabins and camping sites. Our on site facilities include a licensed cafe, heated outdoor swimming pool, toddler pool, jumping pillow, and tennis courts for guests to enjoy.

Join us on our charter and glass bottom boats to view and interact with the aquatic inhabitants of the world heritage Ningaloo Reef on our Coral Viewing, Turtle & Snorkel, Manta Ray, and Nature tours. The perfect way to wind-down is to sit back and relax on our Sunset Cruise on our MV Ningaloo III and admire the beautiful and uninterrupted sunsets that are unique to Coral Bay. Immerse yourself in all Coral Bay has to offer and escape to your sanctuary.

Bayview Coral Bay Backpackers

Enjoy some of the most spectacular reef snorkelling and diving in the world - just walk off the beach and you are on the Ningaloo Reef. Facilities include heated swimming pool, licensed cafe-restaurant and takeaway, tennis courts, volley ball courts. 40 beds in air conditioned twin share rooms, 3 double rooms and a bunk room.


  • Type:Caravan Park


Bayview Backpackers is a self contained hostel within the holiday village, Bayview Coral Bay situated on the coast in the north of Western Australia.

Best Exmouth Accommodation-Exmouth Escape Resort

Best Hotel Resort with the top restaurant, modern self-contained accommodation and is situated in the town of Exmouth, allowing you to explore the unique Ningaloo Reef in the north-west of WA.


  • Type:Apartment / Condo,Hotel,Resort hotel
  • Facilities:Pool,Restaurant


Exmouth provides a modern, clean and fresh Four Star Accommodation experience. It offers you a variety of three different types of Villas and Apartments and the right type of Ningaloo accommodation for a relaxed and enjoyable stay.

Exmouth Cape Holiday Park

RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park is located in the spectacular Australia’s Coral Coast region and is a 12h 50m drive north of Perth or a 1h 50m flight from Perth.


  • Type:Apartment / Condo,Caravan Park
  • Facilities:Pool


Guests can enjoy a resort-style swimming pool, entertainment precinct and sites for our caravan and camping guests, along with ensuite sites. Plus, 8 deluxe studios. Family holidays just got a whole lot better.

Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort - Exmouth

Just metres from the waterline on Sunrise Beach, Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, is the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef and Cape Range National Park.

  • Star Rating:4 star


  • Capacity range:151 - 500 guests
  • Price Range:$301 - $600,$101-$300
  • Type:Apartment / Condo,Hotel,Resort hotel
  • Facilities:Bar,Conference Facilities,Gym,Pool,Restaurant,Room Service,Room Spa,Functions
  • Capacity:68 Rooms
  • Accessibility:Wheelchair access



The magnificent 4.5 star Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, in the Exmouth Marina Village, right on Sunrise Beach, is at the gateway to the world heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef and Cape Range National Park.

The resort’s enviable location provides a convenient, casual yet stylish base for visitors to explore this fascinating area. Metres from the waterline, the resort is built in harmony with the environment.

Mantarays Ningaloo, the sole resort on Sunrise Beach, has 68 rooms including hotel rooms, one and two bedroom self contained apartments and bungalows. Three bedroom apartments and bungalows are available on request. All rooms have ocean views and direct access to the beach.

The spacious apartments with spa baths, full kitchens and 24 hour room service mean guests never have to leave their exclusive surrounds.

The vision for the resort was to create a relaxed ‘beach house feel’, with a contemporary edge. A superb facilities building - a central feature of Mantarays Ningaloo - provides this ambience and sets the tone for the world class beachside location. It indulges visitors with an ocean vista from the moment they enter the building.

Guests enjoy the swimming pools, gymnasium and private balconies where at times they can watch whales and dolphins frolicking in the Gulf.

Mantarays Ningaloo boasts Gold Plate Award winning Mantaray’s restaurant and bar where guests can dine inside or alfresco. An innovative menu gives diners the chance to taste regional food including fresh local seafood and seasonal produce in comfort while experiencing the natural environment. Try the signature dish Chemoula prawns with local Exmouth prawns. Children’s menu available for kids under 12 years old.

The resort is an ideal venue for families, romantic getaways, weddings, conferences, workshops and employee incentives where guests and delegates can experience the North West in comfort. You can swim with the whale sharks or manta rays, snorkel from the beach or just relax by the pool.



  • Luxury resort with 4.5 star amenities

  • Direct beach access

  • Gold Plate Award winning Mantaray’s restaurant with alfresco dining

  • Bar

  • Lounge and terraces

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Conference/function facilities

  • Resort style swimming pool

  • Children’s pool

  • Gymnasium

  • Porte cochere/concierge desk

  • Gift/convenience shop

  • 24 hr room service

  • Laundries & laundry service

  • Beach activities

  • Tour desk

  • Internet access

  • Children’s play station

  • Free parking



For underwater adventure, Ningaloo Reef is the largest fringing coral reef in Australia and the closest to the mainland. In many areas the reef is accessible from the beach. The reef features more than 250 species of coral and 500 species of fish.

Any season is a great time to visit Exmouth as each season holds a unique natural offering. Nesting turtles in summer, humpbacks in the shoulder season and whale sharks in the high season. Ningaloo’s star attraction the whale sharks inhabits the local waters between April and July each year. Ningaloo is one of the few places in the world where you can swim with these gentle giants of the sea.

Only a short distance from the Cape Range National Park and the town of Exmouth guests have an impressive choice of recreational pursuits which can be booked from the resort’s tour desk. These include quad bike riding, the chance to swim with whale sharks and manta rays or the drift dive at Turquoise Bay.

Cape Range National Park offers spectacular canyons and gorges as well as unique flora and fauna.

For the fishing enthusiast, Exmouth is known for the best fishing in Australia. The resort is adjacent to the Exmouth Marina which has ample parking for boats and trailers.



For more information or to book now call (08) 9949 0000 or email reservations@mantaraysningalooresort.com.au

Visit www.mantaraysningalooresort.com.au or visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/mantaraysningaloo


Ningaloo Bed And Breakfast

Ningaloo Bed and Breakfast is located in Exmouth, in the Northwest of Western Australia.

  • Star Rating:4 star


  • Type:Bed & Breakfast
  • Capacity:4


Deluxe Queen RoomRoom Facilities:

View, Garden view, Air conditioning, Iron, Desk, Ironing facilities, Fan, Private entrance, Tile/Marble floor, Wardrobe/Closet, Clothes rack, Shower, Hairdryer, Toilet, Bathroom, Dining area, Kitchenware, Barbecue, Outdoor furniture, Outdoor dining area, Wake-up service, Towels, Linens, Entire unit wheelchair accessible

Ningaloo Caravan and Holiday Resort

Caravan Resort offering relaxed, friendly, superior quality accommodation and the magnificent 25 metre swimming pool incorporated with a tropical marine aquarium.

  • Star Rating:4 star


  • Capacity range:51 - 150 guests
  • Price Range:Under $100
  • Type:Caravan Park,Hotel,Resort hotel
  • Facilities:Bar,Gym,Pool,Restaurant,Room Spa


Surrounded by the world famous Ningaloo Reef. Diving, snorkelling and fishing are at your finger tips.

Ningaloo Lighthouse Holiday Park

The Ningaloo Lighthouse Holiday Park is situated 15 minutes from the town of Exmouth on the tip of the North-West Cape, nestled at the base of Vlaming Head Lighthouse.

  • Star Rating:4 star


  • Type:Chalet / Cottage,Beach House
  • Facilities:Pool,Restaurant,Tennis Courts
  • Accessibility details:Yes
  • Accessibility:Wheelchair access


Ningaloo Lighthouse Holiday Park is close to surf beach, boat launching facilities on the west coast and our magnificent Cape Range National Park. You will truly feel the peace and tranquillity of outback living whilst enjoying your stay with us. There are also accommodations available. 

The park has fuel on site, a general store, swimming pool and surf centre, no need to travel when everything you need is on your doorstep! 

Ningaloo Lodge

Situated in the centre of Exmouth, Ningaloo Lodge offers all the comforts you require for a relaxing holiday. Visitors can do their own cooking in the large self catering dining room, or the BBQ. Try your skills in the games room, or just a read a book by the pool.


  • Capacity range:151 - 500 guests
  • Price Range:Under $100
  • Type:Lodge
  • Facilities:Restaurant


Ningaloo Reef Resort

Experience Ningaloo Reef in Coral Bay at Ningaloo Reef Resort’s beachfront accommodation.

  • Star Rating:3 star


  • Price Range:$301 - $600,$101-$300
  • Type:Hotel,Resort hotel
  • Facilities:Bar,Pool,Restaurant
  • Capacity:34
  • Capacity range:11 - 50 guests


Whale sharks are just the beginning…

Ningaloo Reef Resort’s beachfront accommodation is the ideal place to unwind and experience Western Australia’s very own tropical playground – Ningaloo Reef in Coral Bay.

The Resort features a range of accommodation for all tastes. Choose from Beachcomber Units, Castaway Units and Apartments. You can’t go past the Grand for larger groups. For couples or honeymooners, the Penthouse, with king-size bed and private spa bath is the place for romance in Coral Bay.

Ningaloo Reef Resort is the ideal accommodation to relax and revive located less than 100 paces from the beach and central within Coral Bay.

Rooms include features for comfort such as air conditioning and complementary in house movies. Refresh in our swimming pool. Relax in the warm sunshine with a book, lounge on our manicured lawns and gardens or take a walk by the serene shores of Coral Bay.

Enjoy casual dining at Shades or cook up a storm at our onsite communal BBQ facilities.

Ningaloo Reef is one of the most reliable places in the world to see one largest, most mysterious and gentle creatures known, the whale shark. Here you can experience internationally acclaimed interaction with these amazing fish in their environment.

The second largest fringing reef in Australia, and the only of its kind to form on the west side of a continent, Ningaloo Reef is easily accessible and home to some 250 species of coral and 500 species of fish offering endless marine experiences throughout the year.

There’s a host of tours to get you up close with the very accessible Ningaloo Reef - the ideal location for relaxation during your stay in Coral Bay.

Whale sharks really are just the beginning…

Peoples Park Caravan Village

Situated on the shores of a beautiful coral lagoon in the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park, this park has clean, modern facilities.


  • Capacity range:51 - 150 guests
  • Price Range:Under $100
  • Type:Caravan Park


Enjoy swimming and sunbathing all year round, coral viewing, snorkelling, fishing, windsurfing, sailing and deep sea fishing.

Pot Shot Resort

Excape Backpackers is located in the center of the Exmouth town site close to shops and other facilities.


  • Capacity range:51 - 150 guests
  • Price Range:Under $100
  • Type:Hotel,Resort hotel
  • Facilities:Bar,Pool,Restaurant,Room Spa


Situated in the grounds of the Potshot Hotel Resort, guests are welcome to laxe by our landscaped swimming pools, enjoy a drink in one of the bars, dance the night away at the late night disco, or enjoy a quiet drink from the well-stocked bottleshop. Enjoy a quick bite to eat from the Snack Shack or cook your own meals in the well-equipped kitchen or on the free BBQ.

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef

Sal Salis is a coastal eco-retreat offering barefoot luxury in the heart of the World Heritage Ningaloo Reef. Sal Salis is a member of the Luxury Lodges of Australia.


  • Price Range:$301 - $600
  • Accessibility details:No
  • Type:Hotel,Retreats
  • Facilities:Bar,Conference Facilities,Restaurant
  • Capacity:9 Wilderness Tents catering to a maximum of 18 guests


Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is an exclusive safari camp hidden in the white sand dunes of Western Australia's Cape Range National Park. Nine spacious wilderness tents are just metres from the water's edge and the world's greatest fringing coastal coral reef. Sal Salis accommodation and hosting style exudes 'Wild Bush Luxury' and Sal Salis guides deliver an extraordinary insight to one of Australia's best kept natural secrets - Ningaloo Reef.

The award winning camp has been developed as one of the country's most ecologically-sound properties, under guidelines set down by the Western Australia Department of Environment and Conservation. 

Sal Salis's guides take guests snorkelling and kayaking from the beach in front of the camp: the wonders of Ningaloo Reef lie just a few metres from shore.  There are guided walks into the rugged Cape Range National Park interior, while regular camp visitors include kangaroos, emus and many other native anumals.  In season and at an addtional cost guests can participate in whale shark swims and humpback whale watching cruises. 

While the focus is on the surrounding environment, Sal Salis also ensures guests eat well, drink well and sleep well.  Taking inspiration from the luxury tented camps of Africa, the individual safari tents are furnished with supremely comfortable king sized beds and fine linen, ensuite eco-friendly bathrooms.

Dinner is hosted against a back drop of rich orange sunsets over the Indian Ocean.  The camp chef provides contemporary Australian cuisine with hints of bush food and native produce.  A bar and lounge area with a small reference library provides a great spot to sit out of the heat of the day or enjoy a quiet sundowner with the kangaroos and wallaroos who appear from the bush for their evening graze. 

Our 'Ultimate Ningaloo Experience' rate is inclusive of accommodation, all meals and beverages from a select open bar, daily guided activities (guided snorkels, kayak snorkels, gorge walks and wildlife viewing) and use of snorkel equipment.

Minimum two night stay.

Airport transfers can be arranged at an additional cost. 

Sal Salis is located 90 minutes from Exmouth airport or 60 minutes from Exmouth town by road. 

Sea Breeze Resort

This award winning resort is the only one of its kind in the world and gateway to Ningaloo Reef.

  • Star Rating:3 star


  • Capacity range:51 - 150 guests
  • Type:Apartment / Condo,Hotel,Resort hotel
  • Facilities:Bar,Pool,Restaurant,Room Service


The hotel has 24 large, newly renovated fully air-conditioned rooms, equipped with; en-suite, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and colour tv. Guests have free access to the magnificent Base facilities; a swimming pool complex with fully shaded toddler pool, diving boards and a new bbq area, gym, basketball, squash and tennis courts.

Froth Craft Brewery

'Froth Carft Brewery' is a small restaurant, local micro-brewery and live music venue located in Exmouth.

  • Bars & Clubs:Brewery
  • Facilities:Family Friendly,Live Music,Licensed
  • Open Days/times:Mon-Sun 11.00am-11.00pm


  • Restaurants & Cafes:Modern Australian
  • Lunch:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Dinner:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Breweries & Distilleries:Brewery


This Exmouth establishment has a wide assortment of dishes being served up by the kitchen,  craft beers brewed on site and delicious coffee. The menu consists of breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an extensice drinks menu serving national artisanal cider and ginger beer to enhance your drinking experience.