Home to 200 species of hard coral, 50 soft coral and over 500 species of fish, the Ningaloo Coast and the Ningaloo Marine Park of Western Australia are an adventurers (and a fishos) dream come true. The 700,000 plus hectare World Heritage listed area is located about 1,200 kilometres north of Perth.
You’ll need to give yourself some time to explore 260 kilometres of Ningaloo Reef experience. It’s best you go in your 4WD although it is possible, if you dare, in your standard vehicle. Wherever you enter the water, you’re on the edge of the Ningaloo Reef. Highlight include Carnarvon, Coral Bay, Exmouth and Cape Range National Park.
With the continental shelf only a few kilometres offshore from the outer edge of the Ningaloo Reef and the vast, shallow Exmouth Gulf offering protection from the open ocean, Exmouth and the Ningaloo Coast offers an amazing array of fishing environments and a stunning array of prize game fishing and sport fishing. To many, the Ningaloo Coast is the premier fishing destination in Australia.
You can stop along the way and fish Ningaloo Lagoon for fly fishing, and make sure you have a permit for all your favourites, including Golden Trevally, Queenfish, Spangled Emperor and many more or chase Tuna in the open water on a quality fishing charter.
Exmouth itself has 3 boat launching ramps but you’ll find there are other places along the coast. Remember, there are zones where fishing is strictly prohibited.
The Ningaloo Coast makes for an amazing self-drive camping and fishing itinerary. Getting professional advice and help for fishing within the law is a good idea.
We’re gathering quality accommodation for fishos, camping grounds for families to those looking for more out of the way adventure, fishing spots and fishing charters so you can make your trip happen.