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5 Reasons To Book Your Next Holiday To Ningaloo Reef

With a popular older sister like the Great Barrier Reef, Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef has mostly existed in the shadows. Until now.

Meet Ningaloo Reef: the hip little sister who’s in better health, offers some of the countries best wildlife experiences, and boasts far less crowds. With so few people in the know, we thought we’d share with you just a few of the reasons that make the pristine coastline worthy of venturing to for your next vacay. Keep reading to find out how you could even win a trip on us!

Untouched Coral Reefs


Unlike the devastating coral bleaching that has sadly impacted much of the Great Barrier Reef, Ningaloo’s spearmint coastline fortunately remains unspoilt.

It’s Sustainable


You can feel good about a trip to Ningaloo as the reef and its wildlife are safeguarded with strict regulations and fiercely protected by its locals. Its whale shark industry happens to be the most environmentally friendly and sustainable in the world!

Experience a Touch of Luxury

Nestled amongst the creamy white dunes, experience the luxuries of five star living from your own glamping site at Ningaloo’s ecotourism lodge, Sal Salis. This place was purposely misplaced on Google Maps to ensure the ultimate in privacy!

The Wildlife

Despite the damaging effects of climate change on wildlife across the country, Ningaloo has no shortage of creatures to see. With whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins, humpback whales, turtles and dugongs just a few of the underwater stars, on dry land emus and red kangaroos have right of way.

Adventure Options Abound

Unlike the Great Barrier Reef, Ningaloo is a fringing reef (which in layman terms means you can snorkel from the shore rather than having to get in a boat) and having been named one of the best places to snorkel in Australia, we’re sold. Also on the cards? Sailing, kayaking, quad biking, helicopter flights and so much more!

No Crowds


Did we mention Ningaloo is a thirteen hour drive from Perth? Don’t worry there’s also a two hour flight! But the upside to it being situated on a lonely stretch in the remote northwest of Australia is that not everyone has found it yet. With all the allure of the Great Barrier Reef sans the environmental degradation and mass tourism, we are booking flights ASAP!

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Featured image: Taavi Purtsak