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Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival

Each year, the Whale Shark visits the Ningaloo Reef marking a natural event like no other. The mysterious Whale Shark is the world’s largest living fish and can grow up to 18 metres. Not much is known about the creatures, however the Whale Shark is thought to live beyond 100 years. The festival offers the opportunity to see these magnificent creatures up close, and celebrate this wonder in nature. The Ningaloo Reef is one of the only places in the world where the Whale Sharks come regularly and in large numbers to feed on the plankton.

As well as seeing the Whale Sharks, the festival also offers other activities throughout the week including a movie night and festival gala, live entertainment, food stalls and family friendly activities. The objective of the festival is to bring together different governmental departments, communities and industries to educate and celebrate the Whale Sharks. It is a truly remarkable event that you will cherish forever.

Exmouth is a 14-hour drive north of Perth along Western Australia’s stunning coast. Turn the drive into a holiday, and extend your time in Western Australia. Hiring a campervan gives you the opportunity to discover the hidden gems on your way to Exmouth, making the most of your holiday. DriveNow offers the service to compare prices and vehicles, and book your campervan all in one place. The closest pick-up location is in Perth.


Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival


Thursday 26th May to Sunday 29th May 2016


Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth, Western Australia.

Campervan Ideas

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Exmouth Cape Holiday Park 3 Truscott Crescent Exmouth (08) 9949 1101 Lighthouse Caravan Park Yardie Creek Road Exmouth (08) 9949 1478 Ningaloo Caravan and Holiday Resort 1112 Murat Road Exmouth (08) 9949 2377
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