The Ningaloo Reef is a destination that is known across the globe for its stunning beauty and breathtaking underwater world that is just waiting for you to explore. Located off the coast of Western Australia from Exmouth in the north to Amherst Point in the south, the Ningaloo Reef stretches along the coastline for 260km and covers an area of 5,000 square kilometres and you will also be able to find over 500 different ocean species here in these waters for you to get up close and personal with every time you dive below the water level.
The Ningaloo Reef has gained a reputation that is known the world over to be precious and one of the last true ocean paradises. Running on par with the Great Barrier Reef, some even go as far as to say that the Ningaloo Reef is better than that of the Great Barrier Reef because there are so many more things for you to experience on the Ningaloo. You can swim with huge graceful mantra rays or take a dive with the biggest fish in the ocean, the whale sharks which play in these waters during the months of April and June every year. See sea snakes, reef fish, sharks, turtles, 500 species of tropical fish and around 220 species of coral and even have the chance to swim with dolphins in their natural habitat.
The Ningaloo Marine Park is fringed by a number of coastal towns and locations that you can base yourself from to explore the reef in great depth. All year round you can dive into these crystal blue waters to see what it has in stall for you! You can stay at Exmouth, within Coral Bay, Carnarvon, Shark Bay, Monkey Mia, Dongara or Jurien Bay to just name a few places that you can base yourself from. Many tour operators run daily trips to the reef where you can snorkel, dive and swim until your heart is content. Learn to dive if you wish to attain your diving certificate with qualified diving instructors or take the kids out for a snorkel adventure that they will never forget! You can board a one day charter or spend the night out upon the Ningaloo Reef where you can do some night diving and see the different corals and other reef fish in a completely different light.
The Ningaloo Reef is one of those must see destination in Australia that all travellers must come to! Any time of the year you will be blessed with pristine waters, an abundance of marine life and amazing discoveries that will take your breath away. See nesting turtles lay their eggs along the coastline, explore the rugged cliffs, go four wheel driving all on top of seeing the Ningaloo Reef. This holiday will be unlike any other you would have ever gone on.
The Ningaloo Reef is unlike many of the other reefs that fringe the coastline of Australia, because the Ningaloo doesn't have a great deal of water separating the reef from the mainland so it makes it easily accessible, even if you have your own boat. In many places throughout the Ningaloo Reef you can simply dive in straight from the beach with just a few kicks of your flippers and you will be swimming above brightly colour reef fish and corals.
The Ningaloo Reef is one of the amazing natural attractions that you will want to keep visiting time and time again. With crystal clear visibility from the currents that drift from the north, an abundance of sea life and plenty of chances to see it all for yourself, you must quickly plan a trip to the Ningaloo Reef and stay at one of the Ningaloo hotels to see this amazing place for yourself.