Ningaloo George – Exmouth, Australia - Atlas Obscura

Ningaloo George

Exmouth, Australia

A fibreglass sculpture of a whale shark on the grounds of a petrol station. 


Ningaloo George, also known as the “Big Whale Shark” is an impressive fiberglass sculpture found on the grounds of a petrol station in the remote Australian town of Exmouth.

The art was designed and constructed by local artist Brian Paskins and was unveiled to the public on January 31, 2002. The town sits on the tip of the North West Cape of Australia and is well known for the marine life found here, making it a popular spot for tourists snorkeling and diving on the Ningaloo Reef.  

Whale sharks are one of many species that can be found off the coast of Exmouth and this sculpture pays tribute to their migration to the reef between the months of March to June. They are the largest species of sharks and visit the Ningaloo Reef due to the mass spawning of coral which brings abundant feeding opportunities.

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There is a small area for parking beside Ningaloo George. 

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