Cape Range National Park features in world’s best beach list

May 13, 2024

Turquoise Bay in WA’s Cape Range National Park has been voted sixth in the World’s 50 Best Beaches list.


That’s the highest placing for an Aussie beach.

The annual list, which is sponsored by Banana Boat, is said to be voted on by more than 1000 travel professionals, including top travel influencers and journalists.

The beaches are ranked according to eight criteria: unique characteristics, wildlife, untouched, soundtrack of nature, easy to enter the water, often calm water, not too crowded and frequency of idyllic conditions.

Whale shark, Ningaloo reef


Turquoise Bay, which is located in Cape Range National Park and with waters part of Ningaloo Reef, gets praise for being “secluded and untouched”.

“Turquoise Bay offers an immersive nature experience that is rare to find elsewhere,” the list states, pointing to its remote location meaning fewer crowds.

And if you want to explore Cape Range National Park and Ningaloo Reef have we got the walking tour for you!

Our 7-day Karijini National Park and Ningaloo Reef pack-free guided walk ticks all the right boxes.

From the spectacular red gorges and spinifex rangelands of the Pilbara through to the vibrant, turquoise waters and rich reefs of the Indian Ocean, this tour takes in some of the most remarkable scenery in Western Australia.

We visit the unique Karijini National Park and travel to the coastal beauty of the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef with an itinerary that showcases the scenic grandeur of both locations.

In Karijini National Park you will walk through deep, stunning gorges as well as climb some of Western Australia’s highest mountains.

At Ningaloo, the world’s largest fringing reef, you have the opportunity to snorkel with Ningaloo’s famous whale sharks – a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Add to this some of Western Australia’s world-famous wildflower displays and this walking holiday is one you’ll never forget.


Also by flying into Paraburdoo and out of Exmouth, we minimise driving time and despite the remote locations this tour includes first-class accommodation and food, ranging from luxury glamping and station stays to beachside resorts.

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