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Caravanning The Ningaloo Coast

Caravanning The Ningaloo Coast

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The Ningaloo coastline is absolutely a highlight for our lap of oz. With the worlds largest fringing reef, and one of the longest near-shore reef systems in the world, there is so much to explore, and it is all easily accessible. The beaches are world class, the snorkelling is insane, and the fishing is next level.

The best camping spots are in the national parks at Cape Range, Ningaloo Station and Warroora Station but be aware they do book out 6 months in advance so they can be hard to get in to and they need to be booked online. These remote camps spread along the coastline with majority of them on the beach and generally do not have any facilities. Our favourites are Osprey Campground at Cape Range National Park, Winderabandi at Ningaloo Station and 14 Mile Beach at Warroora Station.

Sunseeker Caravans Caravanning The Ningaloo Coast

Water can be hard to source on the Ningaloo Coast and majority is not the best quality. Even when staying at some of the caravan parks you are unable to fill up and connect to water. There are 2 main options for getting water. When camping at Cape Range and Ningaloo Station there is a paid water filling station in Exmouth with plenty of room to park. The other option if you are in Coral Bay is buying the water off the resort, although it can be tricky manoeuvring the van and reversing out, as there is not much room for a caravan.

Being able to launch a boat straight from your camp site is a winner. This can be done at both Winderabandi and 14-mile beach but there are also plenty of others. With so much reef to explore, it never gets tiring. Inside the reef the snorkelling is endless and gives a chance to get up close and personal with the marine life. The dolphins are super playful, the turtles are inquisitive, the reef sharks cruise by and for the keen fisherman there is plenty of fish to catch. Once you get outside the reef, the fishing steps up a notch and you can catch a glimpse of the whales or whale sharks (season dependent).

Sunseeker Caravans Caravanning The Ningaloo Coast
Sunseeker Caravans Caravanning The Ningaloo Coast

There are two grocery stores in Exmouth and one in Coral Bay and fuel is also available in each town. You can also book your tours in town, if you are planning a fishing charter on your lap, this is the place for it and there are many smaller shops to buy anything you may need.

Some of the top spots we enjoyed

14mile Beach, Warroora Station – easy access with the caravan on

Winderabandi point- this one is a bit of mission to get in but well worth it. Access via the main road in or via Yardie Creek depending on the crossing. All the other camps within the old Ningaloo station are fantastic

Osprey bay – easy access with bitumen almost the whole way to the camp and not far from Exmouth for supplies

Mildura Wreck – This shipwreck is located at the North West Reef at the tip of Exmouth.

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