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Ningaloo Coast campingOUR LIFESTYLE
We have a magnificent coastline all around our huge Australian continent.

Already-Developed Holiday Destinations
Hundreds or even thousands of holiday destinations span our whole East Coast all the way from Mallacoota and Eden in the south, up through Port Macquarie, Byron Bay, Noosa, the Gold Coast and Airlie Beach and then sweeping all the way up to Cairns and Port Douglas in the north.

We know there of hundreds of summer getaways dotting the Victorian, Tasmanian and South Australian coast including Wilsons Promontory, Torquay and Apollo Bay and leaping out to Ceduna in the Great Australian Bight.

Our Southwest corner includes many lovely beaches and nearby wineries in the Albany, Margaret River and Yallingup stretch. Then a superb stretch of dry sunny beaches spans the West Coast up past Cervantes, Geraldton, Kalbarri and Shark Bay.

Undeveloped Ningaloo Pastoral Coastline
So why do people come to the Ningaloo Coast from as far away as Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane? Why do they trek literally thousands of kilometres each way every year to camp along this tiny remaining stretch of deserted coastline?

There are no facilities here. No paved roads. No electricity. No water. No lights. No cement pads. No ablution blocks. No buildings or permanent structures of any kind. See Photos page.

That is precisely why they come.

Like migrating birds in search of the last precious remaining feeding grounds, these ordinary Australians know that there is no where else like it in Australia anymore. Protected by the pastoral leasehold system, this is the very last piece of coastline left in Australia where ordinary people with ordinary incomes can escape the chill of winter to camp in total self-sufficiency and isolation. To gladly put up with having to bring their own food, water and even their own toilet in exchange for being able to really feel nature at its most elemental and pristine.

Save Our Lifestyle
This last remnant of isolated self-sufficient winter camping for the ordinary Australian is about to disappear.

The WA Government is busy seizing the coastline from the pastoral leaseholders, who have protected it from development and exploitation for so many years. This land is about to become "normalised" into the rest of the Australian coastline. Over the next 10 years, it will be developed into a "civilised" and "tamed" holiday destination.

Over the next 10 years the pressure WILL BE ON to develop little “tourism investigation envelopes” already drawn onto maps - see Coastal Tourism Framework on the documents page. This is potentially the beginning of a fully DEVELOPED coastline.

Just like the thousands of other developed holiday destinations on the East Coast, just like the thousands of others on the South and West coasts of our great continent. Developed with man-made structures and conveniences to attract many more people and be able to charge much higher prices to pay for all the development. Allowing the Government and the Developers can make a lot more money out of this "asset".

Economical rationalism. Short-sighted. Wrong.

Destroying something far too valuable in the process and infinitely more precious than they realise. For there is no other place like this. There is simply no other wild, untamed piece of warm water coastline where ordinary Australians can camp in total isolation and self-sufficiency.

Sure, if you earn a lot of money, you can always afford to be flown to a place somewhere in the world like that.

But we have somewhere like that right here in Australia, affordable to the ordinary Australian. It is like the very last remaining feeding ground in Australia for migrating birds, and it is about to be swallowed up by short-sighted commercial interests.

What can we do?
These land seizures are been driven by the State Government of Western Australia. They are the elected representatives of us ordinary Australians. We need to make our voice heard. They are busy people. They don't realise how precious this last remnant of isolated tropical coastline is. It is our job to help them realise this.

See the contact page for how to get through to them.

Tell your friends. Tell your colleagues at work. Tell the media.