The Ningaloo Centre
The Ningaloo Centre is Exmouth's new state-of-the-art research, education, tourism and community hub. This landmark facility is host to first class conference and community spaces, and is the ideal gateway to your extraordinary Ningaloo adventure.
The Ningaloo Centre boasts three engaging visitor galleries. Through images, interactive elements and curious artefacts, the interpretive display areas deliver an entertaining and educational exhibition experience – the perfect introduction to this wonderfully distinctive and storied region.
The En Route to Exmouth gallery explores the history of the town of Exmouth. Founded as an American military base in the 1960s, the exhibition showcases the town’s evolution from a military town to a tourism and fishing centre, the maritime and military history, and the unique character and characters of the area. Ride the Red Bus and step inside the 'Cyclone Room' to experience what it was like to go through Severe Tropical Cyclone Vance; the most powerful cyclone to ever cross the Australian mainland.
The Reef to Range gallery introduces visitors to the wildly diverse flora and fauna that lives between the UNESCO World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef and Cape Range National Park. An impressive aquarium stands in the centre of the marine display, showcasing living specimens of local marine life native to the Ningaloo Reef and Exmouth Gulf areas.
The Terrestrial gallery explores the ancient landscapes of the region. Discover the unique cave systems, ranges, dunes, gorges, stygofauna and geological systems of this fabled terrain, and the rare and endemic species native only to Cape Range National Park.
For more information on the Ningaloo Centre, visit: www.ningaloocentre.com.au.