Environmental & Indigenous Policy

Environmental Policy

We are privileged to operate in such a sensitive and pristine environment – Ningaloo Marine Park – as such, all due care must be taken to ensure minimum environmental impact.


We can accomplish this by:

  • Educating visitors of environmental impacts
  • Educating and promoting “NO TOUCH” protocols
  • Anchoring in sand only
  • Using recycled products where possible
  • Minimizing waste
  • Preventing pollution
  • Reducing water consumption
  • Minimizing the use of detergents and cleaning products
  • Ensuring motors are in good running order
  • Encouraging an appreciation of environmental conservation
  • Monitoring the impact of operations
  • Rotating tour routes to avoid repeated wildlife disturbance
  • Considering breeding sites and seasons
  • Avoiding disruption to wildlife movement
  • Interacting with marine life in a manner that avoids stressing or injuring the animal
  • Preventing the introduction of parasites and non-indigenous species
  • Educating snorkelers on minimal wildlife disturbance and environmental impact
  • Preventing damage to the reef and seabed
  • Reporting any significant damages or changes appropriately

We must ensure the preservation of the reef and do our best to maintain its natural appearances and biodiversity for future generations.


Coral Bay Indigenous Heritage 

The People and their Traditional Country

Bayungu country extends from Point Cloates through to Point Quobba, then stretches east to Manberry Station and north to Winning Pool Station. In 1998 ownership of Cardabia Station was handed back to the Bayungu people. This station is now run as a pastoral property with Bayungu people working as managers. Cardabia has become the main place where people of Bayungu heritage gather. Murlandia, or Maud’s Landing, was one of the main traditional meeting places where people from all neighbouring language groups came together.

“Bayungu” is an Aboriginal language spoken in the north-west of Western Australia. The Bayungu Aboriginal Corporation represents the descendant of the people who occupied the coast regions between Carnarvon and Point Cloates before European occupation. Bayungu country starts at Point Cloates and extends South to Point Quobba and Lake Macleod, East to Manberry, Wandagee, Middalya and Minilya, North to Winning pool Station and West to the coast at Cardabia, Warroora, Gnaraloo and Quobba

The country on which the Bayungu people traditionally lived is located along much of the Ningaloo Marine Park on the Coast of Western Australia. Bayungu country is part of the area where the Pilbara and the Gascoyne regions overlap. Bayungu is the Language of the bayungu people of WA. It is classified by researchers as a Pama-Nyungan Language, belonging to the Ganyara group. Other languages considered to be Ganyara are Binigura, Burduna and Thalanyji; in these languages, the word for man is ‘Ganyara”.

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