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Where the Outback Meets the Reef

Where the Outback Meets the Reef

Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort

Saturday 11th August 2018

 

Where The Outback Meets The Reef

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NINGALOO WHALE SHARK FESTIVAL

Big names at the 2018 Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival include Celebrity chef Anna Gare and musicians Ash Grunwald and Blue Shaddy. The Festival weekend (May 25 - 27), in and around Exmouth, highlights the community’s relationship with the annual return of the whale shark. This year’s festival will have a new look with the Whale Shark Marquee, on Talanjee Oval, turned into a rustic and tropical sea life wonderland.

 

Kicking off the weekend festivities is the Gala Festival Opening, poolside at Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, just metres from the waterline. Transformed into a tropical wonderland, it’s the chance to dress up and enjoy decadent food and drink, dance to the DJ and watch exceptional performances from the unique band of artists with Gascoyne In May. This +18 ticketed cocktail event is $110 per adult.

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Ningaloo - more than one bucket list adventure

Think you’ve had your bucket list adventure at Ningaloo swimming with the whale sharks?  Think again!  Exmouth has more ….

 

Now you can swim with the whales from August 1 as well as take a turtle snorkelling tour (September – February) where you’ll get up close and personal with the graceful playful turtles. 

…. And if you haven’t experienced the thrill of swimming with the whale sharks….  they’re back annually to Ningaloo in late March until August.

 

Even better visit in May and enjoy the Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival and get a discount on swimming with the whale sharks on Sunday, May 27, when entry into the Cape Range National Park is free all day. Book your tickets for the Festival Gala Opening on Friday, May 25 and party poolside at Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort. It’s the largest social event of the year at Ningaloo. See more at www.ningaloowhalesharkfestival.com

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London travellers - Qantas Explorer Fares available March

If you’re flying from London to Perth, additional one way fares between Perth and Learmonth are starting from £35 plus surcharges, fees and taxes.

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Christmas @ Mantarays Ningaloo

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NYE @ Mantarays

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NYE @ Mantarays 

Welcome in the New Year the Ningaloo way!

Enjoy on arrival a champagne cocktail followed by a three course meal at Mantaray's restaurant for $95 per person. 

Menu available from 6pm - 9pm. Click on the menu below for details. 

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Elope to Ningaloo

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Elope to Ningaloo

A group of women, with entirely different backgrounds and skills, have come together to deliver the best intimate ceremonies at affordable prices for their clients.

Specialising in personalised ceremonies, beautiful beach styling and an online photo gallery, Elope to Ningaloo’s team will create the perfect wedding experience for you.

For details contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Meet the Team...

Everything about Ningaloo is unique and the girls who make up Elope to Ningaloo are no exception.

Jess - Salt and Sand Event Hire
Commencing in 2014, Salt and Sand Event Hire is the mastermind of Interior Designer, Jess Ogden. The creation of Salt & Sand Event Hire brought a whole new dimension to weddings in Exmouth. With the combination of beautiful pieces sourced throughout the globe and an incredible eye for perfection and detail, weddings in Exmouth have never been more beautiful.

Vee and Cat - Blue Media Weddings
Vee is originally from Brasil and Cat from the UK but for over eight years they have called Western Australia home. Blue Media will capture the magic of your special day in a relaxed and natural way. Balancing professionalism with friendliness, their aim is to make you feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera on your wedding day.

Hilary - Exmouth Ningaloo Weddings
With over 20 years’ experience in hospitality and event management, Hilary became a marriage celebrant six years ago and has fast become one of the most popular celebrants in WA. With a unique blend of professionalism, relaxed coastal style and beautifully spoken, her clients consistently comment on how calm and confident she makes them feel.

  

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Mantarays Ningaloo Newsletter - August 2017

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Mantarays Ningaloo Newsletter - November 2017

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Mantarays Ningaloo Newsletter - May 2017

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Name a Ningaloo Manta Ray and Win!

 

The Ningaloo Reef is home to a large resident population of graceful manta rays. To date, over 800 individual mantas have been identified in and around Coral Bay using the unique dot patterns found on the belly of each manta ray. In conjunction with Project Manta and The University of Queensland, this identification program has now been expanded to include the northern part of the Ningaloo Reef, around Exmouth.

To commemorate this, the Exmouth Visitor Centre and Project Manta are asking the public to name the 50th manta ray identified as part of Project Manta. The winning entry will win two tour tickets to swim with Ningaloo manta rays thanks to Coral Bay Eco Tours.

Project Manta seeks to examine how environmental factors affect the movements of manta rays, both within known hot spots such as the Ningaloo Reef and right throughout northern Australia. An understanding of why manta rays occupy particular sites at particular times is important, especially in the face of climate change.

Project Manta also encourages citizens to contribute to this research by submitting any photos taken of manta rays they see throughout the Ningaloo region. The unique spot pattern on a manta ray’s belly is like a fingerprint, so a photo of the underside of a manta allows the research team to cross reference their existing database and determine if it is a new or previously identified Ningaloo manta ray.

The 50th individual manta ray identified as part of Project Manta’s northern Ningaloo Reef expansion was a female ray that was part of a large feeding aggregation of mantas which took place inside Exmouth Gulf in October 2016. During this aggregation, spotter plane pilots reported seeing more than 100 manta rays swimming and feeding within an area of just a few kilometres of coast, close to shore near the Exmouth township.

Exmouth Visitor Centre manager, Kristy Bryan-Smith said the Ningaloo Reef and in particular Coral Bay is one of very few places in the world that is home to a resident population of manta rays.

“Because of the large resident population of manta rays, tours to swim with these huge, but completely harmless and very playful creatures are available every day of the year out of Coral Bay” Ms Bryan-Smith said.

“Snorkelling with a Ningaloo Reef manta ray is an unforgettable experience, as these rays are known for their love of interacting with swimmers.”

To enter the Exmouth Visitor Centre/Project Manta Name a Ningaloo Manta Ray competition, simply email your favourite name to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The winning entry will be announced on the Exmouth Visitor Centre’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/exmouthvisitor/ on February 28.

For more information on Ningaloo manta rays, contact the Exmouth Visitor Centre on Ph: 08 9949 1176 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The 50th manta ray identified under Project Manta’s northern Ningaloo Reef expansion.

 

Swimming with a Ningaloo Reef manta ray. Image by Janine Marx.

 

For hi-res images, further information or interviews, please contact:
Ben Knaggs | Membership & Communications Coordinator | Exmouth Visitor Centre
Ph: (08) 9949 1176 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, Madaffari Drive, Exmouth WA  6707                    +61 8 9949 0000

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Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort our new name from December 1

 

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The award-winning Novotel Ningaloo Resort will be rebranded to become Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort from December 1, 2016.

After ten years with the AccorHotels Group, the owners have decided to rename the resort, which will no longer operate under the Novotel brand.

Ningaloo has become an international tourist destination and Mantarays is a very established world-class resort ready to compliment future growth.

The World Heritage status has given Ningaloo an international profile and with swimming with the whale sharks, a bucket list adventure, we are proud to be part of an iconic experience.

The AccorHotels relationship has been a success for both parties and the brand helped establish the resort as the premier accommodation located in Ningaloo and the Gascoyne.

We now see this as the right move at a time of growth for Ningaloo and the rise in international tourism,” he said.

In leaving a corporate brand we look forward to aligning the resort offering with the attractions of the local area.

We would like to thank the AccorHotels Group for our mutually beneficial association.

Please note:

We don’t administer the AccorPlus program. We are giving AccorPlus the opportunity to contact their members who currently hold bookings with us and they are in the process of doing this. Whilst this change has been in the planning and negotiation process for some time the final decisions have only just been made and we are now in a position to let you all know.

For AccorPlus and LeClub Members who currently hold accommodation reservations booked either direct with the hotel or the AccorHotels website at November 30 we will continue to offer them their members benefits. As of November 30 we will be disconnected from all Accor systems which means we will be unable to award points for stays.

For casual dining in Mantaray’s restaurant once we leave the AccorHotels group dining discounts will no longer apply. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused you. If you have any issues regarding your membership please contact the AccorPlus members hotline on 1300 363 637.

If you have any issues regarding your upcoming stay at the resort or using your card in Mantaray’s Restaurant please don’t hesitate to contact the resort on (08) 9949 0000.

 

After December 1, please use www.mantaraysningalooresort.com.au for information and bookings

Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, Madaffari Drive, Exmouth WA  6707                    +61 8 9949 0000

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Novotel Ningaloo Newsletter - July 2016

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Surf & Turf on Sunrise Beach

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Staff day off ends in a win at the Exmouth Billfish Tournament

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Tristan Jahme, Operations Manager, Novotel Ningaloo Resort, entered the 2016 Exmouth Billfish Tournament. Here is his experience.

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Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival 2016

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This year’s festival has expanded to a five day event - Wednesday, May 25 - Sunday, May 29, Exmouth WA. Whale sharks, mermaids, pirates and all things marine will be part of the celebration of the annual return of the whale sharks to Ningaloo.

The celebrations are for all ages and will include top bands, magic, fire acts, aerial displays, a fun run, Aussie breakfast, market stalls, beach games, a movie night and much, much more..

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Novotel Ningaloo Newsletter - March 2016

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Novotel Ningaloo Resort Exmouth - Top Novotel of the Year

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General Manager Darren Cossill was a joint winner of the highly coveted General Manager of the Year.

The hat trick win also included the Loyalty Award in recognition of its highly successful engagement with AccorHotels loyalty programs AccorPlus and Le Club AccorHotels.

The annual awards recognise outstanding performance and achievements of the group’s franchise hotels.

The General Manager award recognises a leader who adopts the AccorHotels values of Innovation, Respect, Trust, Spirit of Conquest and Performance.

Darren said: “I’m delighted to win this award and especially pleased for the staff that their efforts have been recognised through the brand award of the Year.”

 

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Novotel Ningaloo Newsletter - Summer Specials

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Nesting turtles will be seen on regular guided tours from the Jurabi Turtle Centre, an interpretive, educational facility, located within the Jurabi Coastal Park, 13 km from Exmouth township. 

This area is a popular rookery for three threatened species of marine turtles – the Green (Chelonia mydas), Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata).

By participating in a guided turtle interaction tour, you are actively helping to conserve marine turtles," said Darren Cossill, General Manager, Novotel Ningaloo.

For guided turtle interaction tour bookings and to check when the turtles are hatching please contact the Exmouth Visitor Centre (08) 9949 1176 or www.exmouthwa.com.au. Bookings are essential.

 

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