If you’re planning your trip to go swimming with whale sharks in Ningaloo, you are in for a treat. Unspoilt beaches, fantastic weather and 260 kilometres of spectacular coastline, the area offers a myriad of activities for those passionate about the ocean and keen to get up close and personal with over 500 species of marine life.
A huge variety of accommodation is available on your journey to and from Exmouth, making your access to Ningaloo Whale Shark n Dive easy for your educational and enjoyable tours. From elegant Victorian hotels where your journey begins or ends in Fremantle, through rustic stations that expose you to the great outback and stretches of shoreline with no humans for miles, to fantastic bases in Exmouth to embark on your Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim, there’s something for accommodate you every step of the way.
Families can choose from powered and unpowered campsites, caravan parks, cabins and chalets whilst groups may prefer to bunk together in a Shearer’s Lodge at Yardie Homestead Caravan Park or Bungalla Station. If privacy is key, there are apartments and private access rooms from Ningaloo Lodge and Ningaloo Bed & Breakfast. The great outdoors is just on your doorstep at Giralia Station and Wilderness Island, if you need to leave civilisation for awhile. Luxury awaits at Mantarays Ningaloo Resort and Exmouth Escape Resort. Find your perfect base with Ningaloo Holiday Homes.
Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort
Lot 900 Madaffari Dr, Exmouth, WA, 6707
Perfect for family getaways, Mantarays Ningaloo Resort occupies a prime beachfront location on Sunrise Beach. The resort offers 68 spacious rooms, and a range of bungalows and apartments to accommodate small to large groups and families. As one of the only places in Western Australia where you can watch the sunset from your room, this tranquil resort also has a beautiful resort pool, a gymnasium, direct beach access and exquisite dining. It’s also well placed to explore the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Marine Park or try your hand at a spot of fishing. Modern accommodation and friendly staff make this a great choice for your Exmouth holiday.
Exmouth Escape Resort
Murat Rd & Welch St, Exmouth, WA, 6707
The newest resort in Exmouth offers three different types of apartments and villas for a holiday filled with ease. These self-contained units include all mod cons with kitchen and laundry appliances, TV with Foxtel and Wi-Fi throughout. Finished to the highest standard, each apartment or bedroom is clean and comfortable for a family or couple’s break. The resort also has a large pool and a smaller children’s wading pool. Exmouth Escape Resort is just a short stroll from the family-friendly Town Beach, or you can book a number of tour packages for diving, fishing or swimming with humpback whales.
Ningaloo Reef Holiday Homes
13 Griffiths Way, Exmouth, WA, 6707
Whatever your budget or preference for your holiday, you’re sure to find something from Ningaloo Reef Holiday Homes. The friendly and efficient owner of the business, Helen, will be happy to assist you in finding the ideal holiday home for you. From waterfront homes with a private jetty to quiet spaces located conveniently near the town centre, there are a range of holiday homes to satisfy a variety of needs. Many homes come with a pool, so you can enjoy splashing about in privacy. Other homes are pet friendly so you can bring your doggy along for the holiday.
1-3 Lefroy St, Exmouth, WA, 6707
Escape to Ningaloo Lodge for casual, affordable accommodation that’s still within reach of all the main holiday attractions. 36 rooms offer Queen or Twin beds and guests can take advantage of the large self-catering kitchen and dining facilities. Each room comes equipped with a fridge, TV and Wi-Fi throughout so all your holiday needs are catered for. Onsite you’ll find a pool, games room and laundry and venturing beyond the resort you can enjoy kite surfing, scenic tours and swimming with dugongs. There are also a number of dining and licensed outlets nearby or take a drive out to Turquoise Bay.
Ningaloo Bed and Breakfast
29 Preston St, Exmouth, WA, 6707
Situated on 2.5 acres of bushland, this exclusive bed and breakfast offers a unique escape only 6 kilometres from the main town of Exmouth. Comfortable rooms let you view the uninterrupted landscape and animals that roam the area. Private entrances to each room provide you with privacy and indoor and outdoor dining spaces allow you to enjoy the tranquillity without disturbance. Pop down to the nearby Exmouth Game Fishing Club and Nemo’s café for lunch, or take a trip out to see Humpback whales in the Exmouth Gulf. Whaler’s restaurant is another licensed premises only 5 minutes away.
Lighthouse Holiday Park
Vlaminghead Peninsula, Exmouth WA 6707
Affectionally named ‘the gateway to Ningaloo’, the park is nested at the base of Vlaming Head Lighthouse on the tip of the North-West Cape, just a 15 drive away from the town of Exmouth. Choose from a variety of bungalows, cabins and chalets, or enjoy spectacular views from the camp’s lookout chalets, recommended for die-hard nature spotters. Take a trip into the town of Exmouth, just 15 minutes away, and enjoy days out at the Cape Range National Park and the world-renowned Ningaloo Marine Park.
Burkett Rd, Via Carnarvon, WA, 6701
If you’re planning to drive from Coral Bay to Exmouth, Bullara Station is ideally located between the two. Offering the unique attraction of access to both a working cattle station and the stunning shoreline, the station comprises a spacious campground, a selection of air-conditioned single rooms, self-contained cottages and a Shearer’s Lodge. Edwina, Tim and family invite you to enjoy the wonders of the Australian outback and share stories over the fire pit by night. Children can learn about the animal’s onsite and birdwatchers can appreciate a myriad of avian life in this tranquil setting. The Cape Range National Park is also an easy drive from the property.
Burkett Rd, Exmouth Gulf, WA, 6707
Once a 700,000-acre sheep station home to 30,000 merino sheep, Giralia station is a haven for bush walkers. Choose from a variety of accommodation options, from quad rooms to homestead rooms or the cottage, which can sleep up to 6 people. For those who prefer to go totally off grid, there is the option to camp on the beach at Giralia Bay. The property is located on the old Wood Wagon Trail, and for those wishing to visit Exmouth Bay, it’s only 45 minutes drive away. Giralia is one of Tourism Western Australia’s accredited tourism businesses.
Wilderness Island Safari Holiday
Lot 304, Exmouth Gulf, Exmouth, WA, 6707
For a truly remote experience in one of the most beautiful places on earth, a visit to Wilderness island is a must. Set on an untouched stretch of coastline, it’s ideal to watch marine life and renowned for the large numbers of barramundi. Well-appointed cabins offer a comfortable place to lay your head, and the owners, Jim and Kim, are famous for their friendly welcome. Drink some beers as you marvel over staggering sunsets and enjoy the finest home made food after days spent exploring the fascinating landscape and bringing home your days’ catch.
Yardie Homestead Caravan Park
Yardie Creek Rd, Exmouth, WA, 6707
Just adjacent to the Ningaloo Marine Park, you’ll find this charming caravan park surrounded by spectacular scenery on all sides. Shady powered and unpowered campsites are great for setting up camp to explore this magnificent reef or you can book one of the chalets or cabins. There are also Shearer’s Quarters, popular with fishermen or large groups happy to live a little rustically. The park also boats a tropical swimming pool, tennis courts and an ample barbecue area for enjoyable afternoons and evenings. If swimming with whale sharks is on your list, the boat departs only a couple of kilometres away.