World Heritage Places - The Ningaloo Coast

Western Australia


In June 2011 the World Heritage Committee inscribed the Ningaloo Coast on the World Heritage List.

World Heritage listing recognises the outstanding universal value of the area's diverse and abundant marine life, its amazing cave fauna and the spectacular contrast between the colourful underwater scenery and the arid and rugged land of the Cape Range.

The World Heritage Committee has inscribed a smaller boundary for the Ningaloo Coast than originally nominated. The boundary encompasses what the World Heritage Committee considered to be the Ningaloo Coast's key marine and terrestrial values of outstanding universal value.

The Ningaloo Coast World Heritage area boundary excludes all areas under pastoral lease.


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More information

Map of the inscribed Ningaloo Coast World Heritage area

Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Nomination

Other Ningaloo Coast documents

If you would like a hardcopy of the nomination document or more information about the nomination, please contact the World Heritage team at:

Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Team
Heritage Division
Department of the Environment
PO Box 787