• 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 Sitting high on an escarpment, with panoramic views of the dunes and the beautiful Indian Ocean, is Gnaraloo Homestead.
  • Gnaraloo bay
    Gnaraloo bay Clean and clear, provides a great day at the beach, swim, snorkel and relax!
  • Conservation
    Conservation We are dedicated to keeping our environment beautiful and protecting the sea turtle populations on our shores.
  • 3  mile Camp
    3 mile Camp Campsite is located right on the beach with excellant snorkeling, just round the corner is the famous tomebstone surf spot
  • Surfing
    Surfing Ningaloo reef we have some of the best and longest waves!
  • Gnaraloo Bay
    Gnaraloo Bay What a great spot for some beach time, , excellant coral and beautiful beach!


The Gnaraloo turtle and feral animal control programs won an award for Natural environment conservation at the 2012 Midwest / Gascoyne Tidy Towns - Sustainable Communities Regional Awards ceremony in Kalbarri, Western Australia, on 24 August 2012.

Well done to all previous Turtles, Stuart Dijkmans, Gnaraloo site management teams (including Paul Richardson, Colleen Mason, Marnie Bartley, Barb Gadomski and Feral), Mark Hamann at James Cook University (Queensland), Mike Butcher and his teams from Animal Pest Management Services, Alex Richardson and family (Northern Ireland and United Kingdom) and everyone else involved with the programs for seven years of hard work, dedication and commitment to protect the Gnaraloo turtles.

Previous GTCP turtle teams include:

Pat Becker (Australia) & Grant Paterson (Australia) (Season 2008/09);

Jessica Leonard (Canada), Amy James (USA), Mike Williamson (United Kingdom), John Michael Stuart (Australia), Purusha Boelling (Australia) & Sergio Jacomy (Australia) (Season 2009/10);

Matt Boureau (France), Marie Duffy (Ireland) & Mark Wall (Australia) (Season 2010/11); and

Kimmie Riskas (USA), Bobby Edman (USA) & Fiona Morgan (Australia) (Season 2011/12).

Thank you also to Esri Australia (Perth office) for mapping support, Department of Environment and Conservation (Western Australia) for valuable training and general support and the Australian Government for funding contributions to both programs under its Caring for our Country program.

As a regional category winner, the Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program and the Gnaraloo Feral Animal Control Program will also be judged for a State Award to be held at a ceremony in Perth on 16 November 2012.

The awards are an initiative of the Keep Australia Beautiful Council (WA) of the Department of Environment and Conservation. Mel Hay (Chair of Keep Australia Beautiful WA):

“Tidy Towns - Sustainable Communities is about much more than keeping town clean and tidy. The awards recognize towns and private enterprise for their achievements in working towards sustainability including preserving their culture, protecting the environment and amenity of their areas.”

The eight Regional Category Award winners announced during the function included: 

  • Community action and partnerships: Three Springs; 
  • General appearance: Murchison; 
  • Waste management and litter prevention: Mingenew; 
  • Natural environment conservation: Gnaraloo; 
  • Heritage and culture: Kalbarri; 
  • Water conservation: Cue; 
  • Energy innovation: Karalundi; and 
  • Young Legends: Mingenew.

Tidy Towns - Sustainable Communities is a Keep Australia Beautiful program that is supported by the Western Australian Waste Authority through the Landfill Levy Fund. Tidy Towns - Sustainable Communities is sponsored by GWN7, the Department of Regional Development and Lands, West Australian Regional Newspapers and Cliffs Natural Resources Inc

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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