Remote area travel
Much of Australia's Coral Coast is remote - many parks are not accessible by conventional road vehicle.
If you travel independently make sure you're familiar with all the advice and references for further information in the KNOW section (particularly 'getting around', 'safety' and 'travelling in the remote') and on 4WD and adventure motorcycling. Away from parks and main roads, you may need the permission of traditional custodians (go to Department of Aboriginal Affairs) or pastoral station managers (go to Department of Lands) for access.
There are a number of companies licensed to offer tours by 4WD, air and boat in the parks of the Kimberley.
Crocodiles are not normally found on the Ningaloo Coast, but there have been rare and isolated occurences of estuarine or saltwater (saltie) crocodiles in the area. Salties are big, extremely dangerous and live in a wide variety of habitats in the State's north, including coastal waters near beaches and offshore islands. Crocs are deadly so Be Crocwise and download our Crocodile safety and myth busting fact sheet and Crocodile brochure. For further information contact the nearest District Parks and Wildlife office.
Though not usually present, the potentially lethal box jelly fish and irukandji do sometimes appear in the area. They are most likely to be found from November until April. Stinger suits may protect the parts of the body they cover. If you are stung, douse liberally with vinegar and seek urgent medical advice.
Drinking water is not supplied in any of the parks in the area. Visitors should ensure they bring enough for their own use. The main base for exploring the marine park is the town of Coral Bay. The north of Ningaloo Marine Park can be accessed from many places in Cape Range National Park. The coastal land to the south is not a park.