• Welcome!
    Welcome! Gnaraloo is a rustic oasis nestled along the Coral Coast where the desert meets the sea.
  • Enjoy yourself at Gnaraloo...
    Enjoy yourself at Gnaraloo... and discover something new!
  • Stay Wild
    Stay Wild Bordering a crystalline lagoon and next to the best waves in the world are 50 campsites that make up 3Mile Camp.
  • Stay Wild
    Stay Wild Sitting high on an escarpment, with panoramic views of the dunes and the beautiful Indian Ocean, is Gnaraloo Homestead.
  • Conservation
    Conservation We are dedicated to keeping our environment beautiful and protecting the sea turtle populations on our shores.

Heritage status

UNESCO World Heritage Site Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area

UNESCO World HeritageThe United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added the Ningaloo Coast and Ningaloo Reef to its World Heritage Liston 24 June 2011. World Heritage listing is the highest global recognition of the importance of a site. The Ningaloo Coast was inscribed on the World Heritage List as one of the outstanding natural places in the world, in recognition of its natural beauty and biological diversity, including the:
  • aesthetically striking coastal and terrestrial environment of the Ningaloo Reef;
  • lush and colourful underwater scenery and its contrast with the arid and rugged land;
  • annual aggregation of whale sharks, one of the largest in the world;
  • important aggregations of other fish species and marine mammals;
  • high marine diversity, including an unusual diversity of marine turtle species;
  • rare and diverse subterranean creatures; and
  • diversity of reptiles and vascular plants in the drylands.
Gnaraloo is situated within and immediately adjacent to Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and the Ningaloo Marine Park. It abuts 60km of coastline, including southern parts of the Ningaloo Reef and four marine sanctuary zones, namely Turtles → link to 3.1 Attractions # Turtles, 3Mile Lagoon → link to 3.1 Attractions # 3Mile Lagoon, Gnaraloo Bay → link to 3.1 Attractions # Gnaraloo Bay and Cape Farquhar. The Indian Ocean borders Gnaraloo to the west.

Australian National Heritage Site Ningaloo Coast National Heritage Area

The Australian Government added the Ningaloo Coast and Ningaloo Reef to the Australian National Heritage List on 6 January 2010 to recognise its outstanding heritage values to the nation, in the form of extraordinary natural qualities and Indigenous significance. Places listed in the National Heritage List are protected under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Commonwealth). This legislation requires that approval be obtained before any action takes place that could have a significant impact on the national heritage values of a listed place. The dramatic land and seascapes of the Ningaloo region tells unparalleled stories across time, latitude and species, about the movement of continents, changing climates and the evolution of life over 150 million years. Gnaraloo Bay - Ningaloo Reef

3Mile Camp

3Mile Camp

The back-to-basics campsites at 3Mile Camp are located beach-side; the closest you can stay to the Tombies, if you’re up for an incredible surfing challenge.

Gnaraloo Homestead

Take in the panoramic view of the Indian Ocean from the Gnaraloo Homestead’s cabin-style accommodations; as close as you can stay to boat launching at Gnaraloo Bay.

Take in the panoramic view of the Indian Ocean from the Gnaraloo Homestead’s cabin-style accommodations; as close as you can stay to boat launching at Gnaraloo Bay.

UNESCO World Heritage Site

In 2011, UNESCO added the Ningaloo Reef to its World Heritage list as its ʽlush and colourful underwater scenery provides a stark and spectacular contrast with the arid and rugged landʼ. This landscape is on your doorstep when you stay at Gnaraloo.

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