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Where the desert meets the sea, the turquoise waters of Ningaloo Reef are known the world over. The World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Coast contains a high diversity of habitats that includes fringing coral reefs, lagoons, sandy beaches, estuaries and mangroves. Visited by an estimated 300-500 whale sharks every year, coinciding with mass coral spawning events, Ningaloo Reef is also an oasis for marine fauna including turtles, manta rays and whales.
The rugged limestone range and arid coastal plain of the Cape Range adjoins the stunning waters of Ningaloo Marine Park. Located within the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, the Cape Range National Park is rich and diverse in an array of wildlife including kangaroos, emus, echidnas, birds and black-flanked rock wallabies. Home to an extensive network of underground caves and water courses, a global biodiversity hotspot supporting rare subterranean fauna, it offers a unique opportunity for scientific research and insight into the rich cultural heritage of the area.
Exmouth Gulf, Ningaloo’s nursery, is a diverse environment, on land and underwater. It is a critical resting and nursing area for one of the world’s largest humpback whale populations and a place of global importance. In the Gulf, you will find a significant population of dugongs, hundreds of species of fish, as well as a range of threatened and protected species, including turtles, dolphins, whales, sea snakes and birds – just to name a few! There are still mysteries to solve at this wondrous place and a new surprise to find every time you visit, however the area remains under threat from industrial development.