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2018 Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival (Exmouth)

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - May 27 @ 10:00 pm

The Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival will be held from May 25-27, 2018, in and around the Exmouth township, to celebrate the annual visit of the large and increasing numbers of whale sharks (rhincodon typus). It highlights the community’s relationship with these ‘gentle giants’ of the ocean.

Now recognised nationally and internationally as a ‘premier marine environment’, the Ningaloo Reef delights a growing number of visitors from all over the world.

The festival will interest all ages with activities including a gala opening, fun run, festival day, live bands and entertainment, concert night, kids treasure hunt and art exhibitions.

eekend, each venue will be turned into a rustic and tropical sealife wonderland .

Friday 25th May – Festival Gala Opening 

Venue:  Mantarays Poolside . 18+ event   7pm  – 10pm 

Tickets:  $110 per adult.  Includes 5 beverages, an array of delicious food, and world class entertainment.

One of the only nights of the year in Exmouth when cocktail wear is a must, this event heralds the opening of our 3 day Community Festival. This year, the poolside area will be transformed into a tropical wonderland complete with lighting and props.

Our special guest Dj Swami has a musical collection which will  showcase the best of every genre imaginable. He is renowned for always choosing the right track for the right moment. The night will also  feature exceptional and unique performers and artists  travelling the state with our partners  ‘Gascoyne In May ‘ . All of this whilst standing 100 metres from the seashore of Exmouth Gulf.

Saturday   26th May – Talanjee Oval Festivities

10 am – 4.30pm  FREE EVENT     Festival Bar Open: 12pm to 4.30pm

Whatever age and whatever your fancy, something is sure to appeal in this year’s program.

Together with corporate displays, and food and market stalls , our new look festival will feature a 35 metre marquee – THE WHALE SHARK MARQUEE – where there will be ample shade to accommodate everyone whilst watching the all day entertainment.  Celebrity Chef Anna Gare will present a demo featuring cooking up some fresh Kailis prawns. The Gascoyne In May troupe grace us with their presence once again to deliver energetic and inspiring acts .

The Ningaloo Centre will feature interesting talks and activities  from renowned Marine professionals.

Saturday 26th May – Evening Entertainment at Talanjee Oval

7pm – Midnight

Adults – $55 

13-17 years  –  $20 
12 and under   –  free 
Family 2 Adults 2 Teen –   $150


DJ Swami’

One of the best known DJ’s in WA , Swami’s choice of tunes will have you reflecting on your childhood days , as well as revelling in today’s diverse world of music.

Support  –  ‘The Tommyhawks’

This being  their first time visit to Exmouth , this fierce femme-fatale foursome explode with quirky, blues-fueled songs.

Headliner – ‘Blue Shaddy

Our Blues favourites are back again and what better way to see them than in an intimate 35 metre marquee!Young and old will be stomping their feet to their high energy, powerhouse blues.


May 25 @ 7:00 pm
May 27 @ 10:00 pm


Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival Organising Committe


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