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Marina Living in Exmouth

Among our extensive range of holiday homes in Exmouth, we also have a beautiful holiday home on the Exmouth Marina Village precinct. Ningaloo Reef Holidays proudly represents this wonderful home on the Exmouth canals with views towards the Ranges and the afternoon sunset.

Many guests who have enjoyed the experience in Mandu Villa, comment on the array of fish to be caught directly from their own canal rock wall. Landing a Blue bone is not unheard of at Mandu. Even a quick dip in the canals is common. Marina living allows you to walk to the beach from your holiday accommodation. The Novotel Ningaloo Resort is only a short 200m away for an afternoon cocktail or meal in Mantarays Restaurant. The Exmouth Marina boat ramp is only 200m away also, along with the Exmouth Game Fishing Club, your marina accommodation is waiting for you at Mandu Villa.

This home is a three bedroom two bathroom luxury accommodation on the waterfront in Exmouth. Minimum night bookings range from 3-6 nights, with prices starting at $300 a night. An absolute steal of a holiday home, with all the comforts of your own home. for more information.

Fishing Report 04.05.2011

Steve, Scott and Brett are three mates who have come up from Mandurah for a couple of weeks fishing.  The trio have been out catching a variety of species including yellowfin tuna, dolphin fish, northern blue tuna and a
honker long nose emperor.  A photo would have been good, but apparently Steve was unable to work the camera when asked to take the photo…? The boys have given Steve a lot of grief, but they are having loads of fun. Surprisingly others staying at the caravan park have commented on there being ‘no fish about’ this week, but the boys are certainly on the right spots! They hope to catch a billfish and some GT’s on their trip as well.

The crabs have continued to show up in the gulf and despite many tourists being here over the Easter break, there still seems to be many blue manners about.  One customer was even throwing nets from the beach and getting
plenty for a fresh feed.  Others have been scooping them in the shallows, while a few people have reported muddies as well in the mangroves. Quite a few locals are quite sick of eating crabs! They are best eaten fresh and
don’t freeze well, so it’s good to see many people taking enough for a fresh feed only.
The monthly fishing competition was a little quiet in April for pictures, but we did manage to get this cracking shot of Nerida Baker with a whopping 12kg red emperor.  Nerida was fishing with some friends in Coral Bay over
the Easter holidays.  Using mulie for bait she caught this awesome red. Other entrants this last month included Kimberley Jongeling with an amazing 10kg golden trevally, however, the winner was Kye Venrooy with his
spectacular spangled emperor from the marina.

All pics can be viewed in store and all entrants go in to the draw for $700 worth of fishing gear at the end of the year.  Kye wins a gift voucher in store, while other monies raised goes to Exmouth Volunteer Marine Rescue and the Exmouth Game Fishing Club.

My Ningaloo Reef Holiday

I just got this text message through on my mobile this morning…I thought I would share it with you all…enjoy!

Hi Helen,

We just had a fabulous sunset whale watch cruise, with Ningaloo Whale Shark and Dive!! Highly recommended. Saw heaps of whales close up in a pod and also a mother teaching her calf to breach – unbelievable !!! Got burnt snorkelling at Turquoise Bay yesterday, had a fab time though. Kids and I felt like Nemo as we followed a loggerhead turtle swimming lazily while many slver fish cleaned its shell. Off to Coral Bay today with a heavy layer of sunscreen and tshirts…how attractive!! Lianne

I just love it when guests are having a great time in our wonderful Exmouth.

You can contact Ningaloo Whaleshark and Dive on:

 Phone: 9949 1116  Freecall: 1800 224 060

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School Holidays – What’s left?

It is that time of year again, when the panic starts and all those families who missed out on accommodation in Exmouth last year, try to get some for this year.

So here is my update. We are completely sold out in all homes for July School Holidays 2010. All homes are full for July second half of the month with some dates in Frangipani still available. Patchy dates available for August onwards in all homes.

Still some good availability in our newest home Mandu Villa for August and September which wont last long.  Prime dates for 2011 already booked and confirmed on this home.

There is also some September/October School Holiday dates availability in Frangipani, Turtle, Marlin, Ocean Breeze, and Mandu Villa. But dates are limited.

My advice is this…if you are locked into dates then you MUST book at least a minimum of 6-12 months in advance for the School Holiday dates. If you are able to be flexible then you can leave your planning a little later.

February Accommodation Discounts – Ningaloo Reef

February is one of the BEST months to holiday in Exmouth on the Coral Coast. The Ningaloo Reef is crystal clear perfect, the beaches deserted, fishing pentiful, and the town is quiet.

Yes it is hot, but with all our homes fully airconditioned, and the cooling waters of the beach not far away, who cares!?

We are offering a free night with any booking of 4 nights or more for the month of February 2010. That is potentially a saving of nearly $200 a night in some homes.

With 6 homes, ready and waiting for you to book, right now is the perfect time for a trip to the Ningaloo Reef and Exmouth. Take a day trip to Coral Bay, or a fishing charter to the Murion Islands, or snorkel at Torquoise Bay.

By the way it is turtle season….There is lots happening on our beaches at night!

Coral Bay or Exmouth?

Lately I have had conversations with potential guests enquiring as to whether they should base their Ningaloo Reef holiday experience in either Coral Bay or Exmouth. Two trains of thought here.

Yes Coral bay is gorgeous, and the reef is ‘just there’. Its a one street town and with that comes all the charm of a small remote community, on a glorious beach, in the best state in Australia.

But, because it is so small, there is little to no accommodation available. Only the very organised, booking many years in some cases for prime spots, have the opportunity to stay in Coral Bays’ very limited accommodation.

So if you are hell bent of basing your reef exploration in Coral Bay then BOOK EARLY, very early.

However, Exmouth may be another 150km away, but with a little less forward planning, you can find accommodation relatively easily. Obviously peak periods sell quickly, you may need to think ahead 6 months. But the choice is far greater than in Coral Bay.

You can also get to the reef very easily from Tantabiddi (38km from town) or Bundegi ( 13km from town) via the boat ramps.

Choice is everything. But planning your holiday often years in advance can prove tricky!

Ningaloo Reef Aerial Photography

I received this Google Alert this morning and I need to share with you Jamie Paterson’s Photography.

For any tourist who is not convinced that the Ningaloo Reef, stretching from Coral Bay to Exmouth, is not THE best diving, snorkelling and visual playground…well take a look at Jamies website at some amazing aerial photography.

Follow the link below:

Ningaloo Reef – Western Austalia « Jamie Paterson Photography …
By jamiepatersonphotography
Yes another awesome Ningaloo Reef aerial photograph! This was taken from a Sikorsky S76 helicopter almost directly opposite Exmouth. Christian, Mike, Larry and I had just flown in from the Monte Bellos and we thought we’d seen some …
Jamie Paterson Photography -… –

Aerial Photography on the Coral Coast



I received this Google alert today and took the opportunity to check out Jamie Patersons Photography. WOW! From Coral Bay to Exmouth the Ningaloo Reef continues to astound.

For any tourist not convinced that this is the best diving and the best reef in Australia, or the world. Check out this aerial photographe on Jamie’s website.

Follow this link:


Ningaloo Reef – Western Austalia « Jamie Paterson Photography …
By jamiepatersonphotography
Yes another awesome Ningaloo Reef aerial photograph! This was taken from a Sikorsky S76 helicopter almost directly opposite Exmouth. Christian, Mike, Larry and I had just flown in from the Monte Bellos and we thought we’d seen some …
Jamie Paterson Photography -… –

Skywest Does it Again!

What have they done?

Cheap flights to Exmouth. Now you can fly cheaply to Exmouth and have the holiday you want, without the 16 hour drive. Some still like the drive, and I admit to being one of these tortured souls. But if a quick few days in Exmouth on our beautiful Coral Coast is just what you need, then fly.

The cheap flights sell fast. So book now, and I mean it, they sell fast. $160 each way is great value.

Its about time I hear you say. Well yes, for too long it has been a “keen price”, but the masses revolted! Hence our cheap flights.

Thankyou Skywest Airlines for allowing us to holiday on our beautiful Ningaloo Reef coastline.

Ningaloo Reef Protected

A snippet of news on the ABC radio yesterday has left me wondering the implications of the  proposal to nominate the Ningaloo Reef  on our WA coastline for World Heritage Listing.

The Ningaloo Reef is 160km long and stretches south of Coral Bay north to Exmouth and the North West Cape. This stretch of coast is currently a protected Sanctuary Zone for all Marine life with strict limits on where fishing can occur.

How does World Heritage Listing change our use of the reef?

But with 70% of the worlds coral reef degrading rapidly, it is vital to save what we have left. Any protection is good protection.

Read the following artical for more information,21598,26263823-2761,00.html