Western Australia

Free park entry during Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival

The Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival will celebrate the annual whale shark migration with a family festival day, gala cocktail evening, movies under the stars and live music.

As part of the three-day festival, which starts May 25 2018 and is held in Exmouth, there will be free entry for visitors into Cape Range National Park on Sunday, May 27 2018.

The festival is a celebration of the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef and the iconic whale sharks that aggregate at Ningaloo Marine Park, between March and August each year, to feed on plankton and krill.

The marine park’s tropical waters are considered one of the best places to swim with whale sharks due to reliability of numbers and accessibility.

Whale shark swim tours operating from Coral Bay and Exmouth will continue through to August 2018, enabling visitors to have a face-to-fin encounter with the friendly giants.

The Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival is sponsored by the State Government through Tourism Western Australia’s Regional Events Scheme, which is supported by Royalties for Regions.

Source: WA Government