Ningaloo Coral Bay COVID-19 Travel Update

Our Ningaloo Coral Bay family prioritises the health and safety of our guests, staff and local community. We are closely monitoring advice from the Western Australian Department of Health and evaluating all our operations on a daily basis. Based on our current status, all of our Ningaloo Coral Bay businesses are operating as normal.

With the impacts of COVID-19 unfolding around the world, we understand that our guests from overseas are no longer able to travel to Australia due to travel restrictions. We ask that international guests contact our Reservations team to discuss their options, on +618 9385 6655 or reservations@ningaloocoralbay.com.

For domestic guests, the Bayview Park and Backpackers is open and ready for your upcoming stay! Our normal 21 day cancellation policy for direct bookings applies for 90% refund to be issued. We also offer full Credit Notes with a 2 year validity – which we encourage! A little support can go a long way to Australian businesses at this time, by postponing your travels, rather than cancelling. Agent or third-party bookings may be subject to other terms and conditions.

To our impending guests, extra procedures have already been put in place on top of our existing high standards regarding cleaning and hygiene. We have implemented increased cleaning procedures and regular checks for all Common Areas within the Park and Backpackers. All staff have been instructed to stay home if they are feeling unwell and will complete thorough cleaning of reception areas/ eftpos machines throughout the day.

Your small steps can also make a real difference. We recommend making sensible changes to personal routines, such as careful hand washing, wiping all surfaces and implementing social distancing where possible (be conscious of hugging, kissing and shaking hands upon greeting, etc.). We ask that you please postpone your stay if you, or any member of your family, are experiencing cold or flu like symptoms. Consideration of others if you are feeling unwell can greatly contribute to the overall health of our communities.

While it is important to keep up to date with the current global situation, it can be tricky to decipher the huge volume of information available on both news sites and social media platforms. Be mindful to identify trusted health organisations and news sites and be wary of sensationalist media. The Western Australian Department of Health are posting daily updates on their website: https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus. Awareness is an important way that we can ensure our communities continue to operate as normally as possible in the current worldwide situation.

As of today, Western Australia’s North West has no confirmed cases of COVID-19. While we cannot speculate on what the future holds, it is widely known that being out in nature and maintaining a positive outlook are excellent contributing factors to both good physical and mental health.

Australians have a wonderful history of supporting each other in time of need. Let’s stay safe and support each other at this time.

We look forward to welcoming you to Ningaloo Coral Bay, our little oasis where the desert meets the sea.

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