Ningaloo Centre

A world of natural and cultural discovery

The large, modern and stylish Ningaloo Discovery Centre includes the Ningaloo Visitor Centre, function centre and adjoining aquarium. Inside the discovery centre you’ll find the region’s cultural and natural history brought to life. Learn about the natural processes that formed the region’s wonderworld of marine life and helped it earn World Heritage status. Discover how Exmouth township formed thanks to its role as an American naval base. And find yourself swept up in rollicking tales of early life in the district.


2 Truscott Cres
Exmouth WA 6707

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri 8.30am - 5pm; Sat to Sun 9am - 1pm
A slice of America in the North West

Exmouth owes its formation to the US naval communication station established in 1968. At its prime the station supported a population of Americans who sent encrypted messages to United States and...

Whale shark wire artwork

If there’s any one creature for which Ningaloo is famed, it’s the mighty whale shark. These gentle and giant sharks visit the region each autumn. They were also the inspiration for this giant wire...

Whale oil

Today, the annual humpback whale migration lures tourists keen for a sighting of these gentle giants. But in 1912 it enticed Norwegian whalers to the area to hunt whales at nearby Point Cloates...

More Coral Coast collections

Tiny museum provides glimpse into pastoral and mining past

This tiny museum is housed in the old Upper Gascoyne Road Board building, constructed in 1912. It features a collection which provides a glimpse into the region’s colourful pastoral, mining and...

Monsignor Hawes - discover the man behind the work

This modern and beautifully interpreted display showcases the life and architecture of priest and prolific architect Monsignor John Hawes, who arrived in the Mid West in 1915. Excerpts from Hawes’...

Heaven for vintage farm machinery enthusiasts

Farm machinery and vintage motors enthusiasts will find themselves in heaven at the Chapman Valley Historical Society Heritage Centre. This massive and lovingly tended collection features trucks...

Farming history brought to life

Mingnew’s original government school, built in 1894, is today home to the extensive collection of the Mingenew Museum. Meander through the former classrooms to witness artefacts dating back to the...

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