• 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.

Participation opportunities for schools, community groups and guests

You can help the Gnaraloo turtles by spending your next holiday at Gnaraloo as this helps to fund the Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program. You may share in the turtle research work through educational field excursions at Gnaraloo and/or educational presentations at schools during the turtle season.

We do not offer turtle contact, but interpret and work with tracks! You may participate with the seasonal GTCP through educational field excursions at Gnaraloo from 1 December to 1 February each year. This opportunity is also available to primary and high school groups. You may accompany the GTCP field research team during their scientific research surveys, learn how to watch nesting females without disturbing them and what steps to take in your everyday life to contribute to turtle and marine conservation!


You may participate with patrols by the GTCP field research team, including:

turtle-listturtle and feral animal track monitoring;

turtle-listturtle species and nesting activity determination;


data collection on turtle nest


Prior to going out on a patrol, the GTCP field research team will provide you with a briefing to explain the work, research and findings of the program to date.

The GTCP also offers educational presentations about sea turtles and marine conservation for primary and high schools in Australia and overseas during March to May each year.

GTCP Community School Program

There is no cost for participation with the GTCP whether you stay at 3Mile Camp or the Gnaraloo Homestead area (standard accommodation prices apply). We do not accept day visitors or passers-by into the turtle program. To participate with the GTCP, you must be a guest of Gnaraloo or participate under the GTCP Community and Schools Program.


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Like GTCP Facebook page to support the Gnaraloo turtles and for field diaries, news, photos and videos.

See The Gnaraloo Wilderness Foundation at www.gnaraloo.org 

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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