Exmouth is the closest town to the Ningaloo Reef, located on North West Cape. The Ningaloo Reef meets the beach of the North West Cape. It is a virtually untouched barrier reef of 260km length protecting a shallow, brilliant white sandy lagoon of clear tropical waters. One of the rare places on earth where you are able to walk from the beach straight onto a coral reef. More than 500 species of tropical fish and 220 species of coral make up the Ningaloo Reef; a protected marine park. With the sea only up in your knees, allow the many coloured fish to swim and feed between your legs. From eighteen months to eighty years of age enjoy the thrill of snorkeling amid the dazzling display of tropical species and colours of fish and coral in the shallows – "like swimming through the stars".
The waters beyond the reef are the migratory route of Humpback Whales. Dolphins, Dugongs. Coral spawning can also be seen here. Turtles nest on the beach in summer. The reef is world famous for the 'gentle giant' Whalesharks that gather off the coast to feed on plankton. It is the best place in the world to take a trip to swim along side the world's largest fish.