Australian Marine Parks

Jurien Marine Park has a unique combination of seafloor features. You won’t find this kind of marine environment anywhere else in the world.

Distinct ridges of limestone reef, dense with seaweeds, run parallel to the coast. Humpback whales and pygmy blue whales travel through the park on migration.

Shallow seagrass-filled lagoons among the reefs are home to many different kinds of fishes and invertebrates.

Temperate and tropical species meet in the park, carried by currents moving north and south along the Western Australian Coast.

Juvenile western rock lobsters are a notable part of the marine food web in the park. The park is also an important foraging area for:

  • seabirds
  • Australian sea-lions
  • white sharks.

The Noongar people have responsibilities for Sea Country in the Marine Park.

The park is approximately half way between Perth and Geraldton, offshore from the Western Australian Jurien Bay Marine Park. It covers 1851 square kilometres, with depths from 15 metres to 220 metres.

It has National Park and Special Purpose zones.


Jurien Bay is a popular fishing spot. There are also great places to:

  • swim
  • snorkel
  • dive
  • kayak.

Tours and charters also operate in Jurien Bay Marine Park.

Find out about activities and places in the region by visiting in the adjacent Western Australian Jurien Bay Marine Park’s website.

Click on the map below to see what you can do in the Jurien Marine Park.

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Park area

1,851 km²

Depth range

15 to 220 m

Average depth

73 m