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Ningaloo Reef

Off the North West Cape, Yardie Creek Rd | Exmouth, Western Australia 6707, Australia
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Type: Reefs
Activities: Scuba diving, Camping, Snorkeling
Traveler Description: The Ningaloo reef is a barrier reef on the western coast of the Cape Range National Park in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It is more... more »
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Exmouth, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Oyster Stacks has the best snorkelling if you ask me. Rocky shore for entering & exiting the water but not too bad. Best to go at high tide as shallow area. Coral is right there and the fish come to greet you as you enter the water. Turquoise Bay is a quintessential WA beach, beauiful coloured water, gorgeous sand, you... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We made the long drive from Perth to experience Ningaloo Reef, primarily for the whale shark snorkel adventure. We were not disappointed! Whether you pay for the whale shark experience or not, Ningaloo is a great destination. The ability to snorkel offshore, from Cape Range National Park, is fantastic! With young kids, going out on a boat all day to... More

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Byron Bay, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I had a great time in Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. The landscapes are amazing. you will be delighted with the extraordinary natural beauty and the wildlife Cheers, Fabiano.

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Munich, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

If you don't or can't dive, snorkeling at this easy-accessible area of the reef is great. You just rent snorkeling gear at one of the resorts or ranger places and walk right into the water at a spot you like. There's no deep crevices or anything, just wonderful white sand and you walk in as far as you feel comfortable... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

if there is a heaven on earth this place has to be it...I have been going up there for over 30 years ,the beautiful sunsets.the fantastic quiet,no phones unless you take an arial.the fish ,the whales ,the sharkes ,the walkes,the coral,the diving ,the fishing,and of course then there is jack the potatoe cod a very large one...the big blue cad... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

AS CLOSE TO HEAVEN AS A MAN OR LADY WOULD WISH TO BE! Absolutely beautiful place.Beautiful people,Resort or caravan parks walking distance to the water,fish come into shallow water daily which you can be part of mind blowing in a few feet of water,Great Bakery with extensive range to choose from and great coffee,Lovely gourmet pizza available in town Small... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

ningaloo reef near Exmouth is just an amazing place for its diversity of marine wildlife, the fact that the reef is accessible right of the many beaches, and the amazing red dirt ranges that run along the landside of the reef. I really believe it was better than the Great Barrier Reef because you don't need to go a cruise... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Swim with the whale sharks, have fun watching the playful dolphins and exalt in the majesty of the migrating whales. Book a charter tour out to the reef and get up close but not too personal with magnificent sea life at either Coral Bay or Exmouth. But note the time of year as the whale sharks and whales are seasonal... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Been to this area many times and love the place. Disagree with another review comparing Ningaloo beaches and sand with Wineglass Bay in Tassie. Wineglass Bay that is a beautiful spot - not sure why u would compare the two - but Wineglass climate doesnt even go close to Ningaloo. Yes it is a out of the way - read... More

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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Experience the Ningaloo reef and all it offers, a short drive from Exmouth WA. The reef runs along the west side of the Exmouth peninsular and is accessed by entering the Cape Range National Park. Entry fee to the National Park is $11 as at May 2013. There are a lot of small designated campsites available catering for caravans to... More

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