Whaleshark Festival

2018 Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival

Come to Exmouth during May 25 to May 27, 2018 to catch the 2018 Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival!

The festival is open to all ages with something on offer for everyone from 6 moths to 96 years of age! There will be events thought the week including a gala opening, fun run, festival day, live bands and entertainment, concert night, kids treasure hunt and art exhibitions concerts, stalls and markets, live music, competitions and educational displays and demonstrations!

Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort will hold the gala opening on Friday night. The music highlight will be a free concert on Talanjee Oval Blue Shaddy under the stars.

Don’t forget to swim with the majestic whale sharks! Whale sharks visit the Ningaloo from March – August each year and the Whaleshark festival is a perfect time to book a swim.

Checkout our accommodation for a comfortable place to stay during the Whaleshark festival.

 

When you listen to your guests!

 

When you listen to your guests.
We didn’t bury our head in the sand!

When you listen to your guests you learn alot I have found. But asking the right questions, is the hard part.

When you run your own business, you like to think that you have got all the answers, or at least most of the answers. And if you work on that premise, you will never grow and never truly give your guests what they want. But when you listen to your guests, it’s an easy transition to enlightenment. Where is this blog going you ask!

Over the last 6 years Ningaloo Reef Holidays has gone forward in leaps and bounds. Implementing online booking systems, accounting modules, survey forms, feedback forms, offering hire items, making life ‘automated’ in every possible way we could. But do you know what! That is not really what our customers wanted. They did want an EASY online booking system. They did want emails to pop into their inbox to remind them of payments and to tell them what to do. They wanted less fuss and bother. They wanted more personalised customer service.

We asked our guests! They told us!

Welcome to the new era of Lodgix. Our returning guests will now see a much simpler, streamlined booking process. Our new guests will be pleasantly surprised at how easy and logical our new booking system is. Ningaloo Reef Holiday Homes are thrilled to be moving forward with a pared back, simpler approach to booking. So we will have more time for those personalised customer service moments, more time to chat to our guests and answer questions. More time to enjoy what Exmouth and the Ningaloo Reef has to offer, (we love where we live).

Big shout out thanks to Scott Sansoni from Sanz Web Development he is a total legend and truly gets the hospitality and tourism industry. Also to the guys at Lodgix who have made the transition way too easy. They know customer service!

So we asked our guests what was important to them, and they answered. When you listen to your guests you can make a difference to how you operate.

 

Snorkelling with whaleshark

Swim with Whalesharks on the Ningaloo Reef

On the bucket list for many a tourist or nature lover is to swim with Whalesharks, and there are only a few places on this planet where you can do that. Exmouth is a remote town, in the North West of Western Australia. Approximately 1270 km north of Perth with a population of around 2250 permanent residents. The Exmouth Peninsula runs the entire length of the World Heritage Listed, Ningaloo Reef Marine Park.

Swim with Whalesharks

Only from Exmouth can you jump on a charter boat and go swimming with the Whalesharks (season runs March – August). Only from Exmouth can you scuba dive or snorkel the Ningaloo Reef and the pristine waters off the Sanctuary zones.

Swim with Whalesharks on the Ningaloo Reef
Swim with Whalesharks on the Ningaloo Reef

Whaleshark Tours

With five whaleshark tour companies running out of Exmouth, you are spoilt for choice if you wish to swim with whalesharks on the Ningaloo Reef. Check out the websites of the companies listed below:

Ningaloo Whaleshark Swim

31 Maidstone Cres Exmouth
Western Australia 6707
Phone: 1800 994 210
Website: www.ningaloowhalesharks.com

Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours

3 Truscott Cres Exmouth
Western Australia 6707
Phone: (08) 9949 1764
Website: kingsningalooreeftours.com.au

Ningaloo Whaleshark-N-Dive

3 Truscott Cres Exmouth
Western Australia 6707
Phone: (08) 9949 1116
Website: www.ningaloowhalesharkndive.com.au

Charter 1 Whale Shark Tours Exmouth

1112 Murat Road (Opposite the VC) Exmouth
Western Australia 6707
Phone: 0428 604 794
Website: www.charter1.com.au

Three Islands Whale Shark Dive

Shop One, 1 Kennedy St
Western Australia 6707
Phone: 1800 138 501
Website: www.whalesharkdive.com

A Diving Mecca

The World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef is internationally recognized as one of Earths last ocean paradises. Among the largest fringing reefs in the world, the Ningaloo Reef can be accessed straight off the beach – something very few coral reefs offer. You can take a dive in the clearest turquoise water imaginable to view hundreds of colourful tropical fish and pristine coral gardens. Snorkel with sea turtles and graceful manta rays.

The Ningaloo Coast and in particular the Exmouth Gulf sees the highest density of humpback whales in the Southern Hemisphere during the annual migration from Antarctica (June to November). During this period, 30,000 humpback whales visit the Ningaloo Coast and can be sighted from shore, or you can take in a whale watching tour.

World Class Fishing

Or you can hook into world class fishing. The continental shelf runs closer to the Australian mainland off Exmouth than anywhere else in the country. The Region offers fantastic game fishing, especially for the marlin. All three Australian species of marlin are caught here in good to great numbers, along with an incredible range of other game and sport fish. Charter and tour boats specialising in game, sport, reef and fly fishing are available all year round.

The Ningaloo Coast offers visitors the freedom to independently explore and enjoy without restrictions. Spend a day snorkeling pristine coral gardens, find a deserted beach to enjoy all to yourself, hike the trails of the Cape Range National Park, observe the local emus stopping traffic on the main streets, camp along the shores of the Ningaloo Lagoon. You can swim our waters all year round, perfectly safe! The choices are endless and yours to make.

Plenty of Accommodation Choice

Accommodation in Exmouth is varied. But by far the most popular is staying in a unique and privately owned holiday house. Managed by Ningaloo Reef Holiday Accommodation, we are the only independent, non real estate managed, holiday home accommodation provider in Exmouth. All we do is manage holiday homes, so we think that gives us the advantage, and our returning guests agree! We have homes in town, on the Marina, budget priced to luxury. Many homes are pet friendly, and all are meticulously maintained and immaculately clean. We are your only choice for holiday accommodation in Exmouth on the Coral Coast and Ningaloo Reef.

Canal Home Accommodation in Exmouth

Park your boat, take in a swim, and sit back and view the sunsets from your canal home accommodation Exmouth.

The marina district is a short drive from the town centre of Exmouth, just minutes away. However it is very close to the Town Beaches. The Exmouth Gulf beaches are practically on your doorstep. With the Marina boat ramp a few streets away. This is a prime location to base your holiday in Exmouth from.

Canal Home Accommodation Exmouth
Gecko Verandah

Reasons to book Canal Home Accommodation Exmouth

  • The properties are usually larger family homes, many two story. Most can accommodate two families, therefore sharing the cost.
  • Many canal homes have private jetties. Park you boat in the water and head out every day from the Exmouth Marina.
  • You are situated on the water of the canals. Great for the kids to fish off!
  • Some canal homes have swimming pools, so perfect to distract the kids, or just relax in at the end of a long day.
  • Catching the breezes is easy when you only have neighbours on two sides!
  • Modern homes with all the extras.
  • Close to the town beaches of Exmouth.

Canal Home Accommodation in Exmouth is highly sought after. Prime dates such as School Holidays, will book out well in advance. Many homes have repeat bookings year after year. So as soon as you decide that you want to situate yourself on the canals for your next holiday in Exmouth, get to it quickly!!

Here are some canal home accommodation in Exmouth that we manage.

Dunes – Madaffari Drive

Great location opposite the Novotel Ningaloo Resort with access to their swimming pool free of charge. Two story, large, four bedroom, three bathroom home with fantastic views towards the ranges. No jetty and restricted parking.

Dugong – Dugong Close – watch this space! Soon to join us.

Fern – Corella Court

A very popular house as it has a large swimming pool, free WiFi and it also accepts outside pets. Good parking and plenty of street parking for boat. No jetty.

Gecko – Kestrel Place

This home has it all. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, swimming pool, private jetty and amazing views towards the ranges. This canal home will also accept pets. Get in quick to book Gecko.

Wave – Bluefin Cove

Hugely popular canal accommodation. Two story ‘townhouse’ built on the canal wall with tie up access for your boat. Steps from your verandah directly to your boat! Fish on the canal wall and catch dinner. Easy, low maintenance holiday accommodation with all the mod cons.

Whaleshark – Madaffari Drive

Compact home with the lot! This very popular home is not only well fitted out but well decorated. Three bedrooms, and then a fourth ‘playroom’ for the kids with a set of bunks. This home is really like a ‘home away from home.’ It also has its own private jetty, swimming pool and will sometimes accept a pet, (with approval).

Lets also not forget;

Seashells – Gnandaroo Road

This home has many of the benefits of living on the canals, but it is not on water. Seashells is at Sunset Estate and it is as close as you will get to the Gulf Town beaches. It is not on the canals, but just across the road from the canal waterfront. And at a fraction of the cost!

To reserve your luxury marina home accommodation Exmouth, you can book online now, or contact the office ph: 08 9949 2269 for more information.