The area is dominated by the ancient Cape Range that extends down the coast and backs onto the sheltered waters of Ningaloo Marine Park. The crystal clear waters are perfect for a variety of marine based activities including swimming, snorkelling and fishing as well as wildlife watching.
Take a step back in time and explore relics of early European Settlement at Norwegian Bay.
Ningaloo Coast has 5 campgrounds. North Lefroy, Janes Bay, Point Billie, South Lefroy Bay and Winderabandi campgrounds. There are no toilets at any of the campgrounds and visitors must bring a portable chemical cassette toilet.
Bookings are essential.
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For more information about camping, read the frequently asked questions.
Know before you go
Dogs are permitted in designated areas only. Where dogs are permitted, they must be kept on a leash at all times.
There is no drinking water available within the reserve. Make sure you carry enough water for drinking and washing for the duration of your visit.
Staying safe in the water
Be aware that there can be strong currents within the waters of Ningaloo Marine Park. Some areas can be particularly hazardous under certain conditions. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required level of swimming and snorkelling experience. If in doubt don’t go out.
Boat launching is permitted at Point Billie, South Lefroy Bay and Winderabandi campgrounds but launching large boats may not be possible due to soft sand.
Access to the Ningaloo Coast is via the Minilya-Exmouth Road on the unsealed Ningaloo Road. Conditions are variable and can be challenging for vehicles under tow. Please check weather and road conditions prior to departing.
Access from the north and to the other attractions of Cape Range National Park requires crossing the tidal Yardie Creek on soft, shifting sand and cannot be guaranteed. Crossing is at your own risk and should not be attempted by anyone without the appropriate skills, experience and equipment including a high clearance four-wheel drive vehicle. Check the Bureau of Meterology for tide predictions. Retrieval of bogged vehicles can be expensive and the cost will be the responsibility of the driver/owner.
Private, unlicensed all-terrain vehicles/quad bikes (ATVs) and other off-road vehicles are not permitted in the reserve.