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Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Categories: Reefs, Nature & Parks
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The Ningaloo Coast is a World Heritage Site located in the north west coastal region of Western Australia. The 705015ha heritagelisted area is located approximately north of Perth, along the East Indian Ocean. The distinctive Ningaloo Reef that fringes the Ningaloo Coast is long and is Australia's largest fringing coral reef and the only large reef positioned very close to a landmass with the area inscribed as follows:The coast and reef draw their name from the Australian Aboriginal Wajarri language word ningaloo meaning "promontory", "deepwater", or "high land jutting into the sea". The Yamatji peoples of the Baiyungu and Yinigudura clans have inhabited the area for over 30,000 years.Ningaloo Coast World Heritage siteThe World Heritage status of the region was created and negotiated in 2011, and the adopted boundary included the Ningaloo Marine Park (Commonwealth Waters), Ningaloo Marine Park (State Waters) and Muiron Islands Marine Management Area (including the Muiron Islands), Jurabi Coastal Park, Bundegi Coastal Park, Cape Range National Park, and the Learmonth Air Weapons Range. The site was gazetted on the Australian National Heritage List on 6 January 2010 under the.
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  • Having visited the Barrier Reef on two occasions and seen the devastating effects of coral bleaching on the reef, I would highly recommend the Ningaloo Reef to anyone visiting Western Australia. There...  read more »
  • Over the last 11 winters, we've stayed for 9 on the Ningaloo Reef-sometimes at Yardie Creek Homestead CP and always in the same holiday in Coral Bay. I love the weather (most of the time) and the fact...  read more »
  • We did a snorkeling trip with Ningaloo Reef Glass Bottom boat. The guide (Alec) was fantastic and lifted everyone from the get-go. Navigated like a champ every time that we say something interesting u...  read more »
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