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About the Ningaloo Atlas

The Ningaloo Atlas was created in response to the need for more comprehensive and accessible information on environmental and socio-economic data on the greater Ningaloo region.  As such, the Ningaloo Atlas is a web portal to not only access and share information, but to celebrate and promote the biodiversity, heritage, value, and way of life of the greater Ningaloo region.

To achieve these goals, the Ningaloo Atlas provides the infrastructure and tools to promote the free and open exchange of information to support science, policy making and public understanding of the greater Ningaloo region.


The Ningaloo Atlas project builds on the eAtlas project for the Great Barrier Reef.  It is a partnership between government organisations, non-government organisations, researchers, industry, and community groups to improve our understanding and raise awareness of the greater Ningaloo region.


Funding for the Ningaloo Atlas project has been provided by BHP Billiton Petroleum (BHPB) and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS).


For more information on the Ningaloo Atlas:

Ningaloo Atlas navigation

Ningaloo Atlas partners

Ningaloo Atlas architecture

Terms of use


About the Ningaloo Coast

The Ningaloo Coast is located approximately 1,200 km north of Perth on Australia’s West Coast.  The Ningaloo Coast was placed on the World Heritage List in June 2011 due to its diversity and globally unique features.  The Ningaloo Coast is also included in the Australian Government’s National Heritage List, which recognises places of outstanding heritage value to the nation.

Besides being famous for the aggregations of whale sharks between April to August each year, the Ningaloo Coast is blessed with unique beauty and travel experience options thanks to the Ningaloo Marine Park and the Cape Range National Park.


Located in the Indian Ocean, Ningaloo Reef rivals the Great Barrier Reef in terms of beauty, diversity, and tourism experiences, with over 200 species of corals, over 460 species of reef fish, as well as healthy populations of marine turtles, manta rays, sharks, dugongs, dolphins, and whales.


The Ningaloo Coast has approximately 2,500 residents who are largely concentrated in the townships of Exmouth and Coral Bay.


For more information on the Ningaloo Coast:

Visiting Ningaloo

Ningaloo Marine Park

Cape Range National Park

Whale sharks