Exmouth’s biggest annual event The Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival 2019 will be held Friday 24th May to Sunday 26th .
Building on last years ‘new look’ the festival which will feature the Whale Shark Marquee – a 35 metre venue for Saturday night’s entertainment.  With props and theming all weekend, each venue will be turned into a rustic and tropical sealife wonderland .

Friday 24th 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 our FESTIVAL will see Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort poolside transformed into a very cool wonderland with creative lighting, LED palm trees and props.
Our special guest DJ has a musical collection which will showcase the best of every genre imaginable. The DJ is renowned for always choosing the right track for the right moment.

The gala night will also  feature other special performing guests.

All of this whilst standing 100 metres from the seashore of Exmouth Gulf.

Saturday   25th 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 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.

Hosted by the Shire of Exmouth, the Ningaloo Centre will feature interesting talks and activities from renowned Marine professionals.

Exmouth’s new Ningaloo Centre will feature:

•       Reptile talks.

•       Touch pool

•       Festival Passport stamp

More exciting announcements to come! Stay tuned…

Saturday 25th May – Evening Entertainment at Talanjee Oval


7pm – Midnight    Venue:  WHALE SHARK MARQUEE    ALL AGES EVENT   Smoke FREE Event
Adults – $55
13-17 years  –  $20
12 and under   –  free
Family 2 Adults 2 Teen –   $150


Sweet Orange DJ will kick off the biggest night of the festival  in the marquee with  feel-good tunes from every genre.

Exmouth will welcomes some of Perth’s best solo musicians who delivers nothing short of high energy, gritty acoustic roots and blues.

Support  –  ‘To Be Confirmed ‘

“For high energy, folk/punk/blues spliced, gutsy and hard hitting music, this is a band you need to see”
Headliner – ‘To Be Confirmed ‘
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.


Visit one of the local whale shark operators and book your snorkelling with whale sharks tour.
This all day tour usually has you being picked up at 7am and returned back to Exmouth at 4:30pm.
Just in time to hit the Festival Sundowner festivities at the Exmouth Yacht Club





$20 per adult

Kids up to 17 yrs – FREE

All under 18 yrs must be accompanied by an adult

Featuring favourite beach activities like Dig For Cash and Tug of War.
Food stalls and EYC Kitchen open to provide an array of delicious foods.
Entertainment will feature our festival musicians and kids activities and workshops.