Backpacking Exmouth

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    AWESOME SCUBA DIVING AND SNORKELLING IS AVAILABLE IN THE NINGALOO REEF, WHICH IS RIGHT ON THE EDGE OF TOWN: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    GO SWIMMING WITH THE WORLD'S BIGGEST FISH - THE WHALE SHARK: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    WORK ON YOUR TAN ON THE PRISTINE WHITE SANDY BEACHES: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    EXPLORE THE ROCKY GORGES AND STUNNING SCENERY AT CAPE RANGE NATIONAL PARK: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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Exmouth Highlights

  • Ningaloo Reef is right on the edge of town. This is a spectacular reef system with abundant marine life and beautiful coral gardens that make it a fantastic place for divers. The marine park is home to a year round population of bottlenose dolphins, dugongs, reef sharks, manta rays and green turtles.

  • The white sandy beaches around Exmouth go forever and are surrounded by perfect clear turquoise waters. With the warm weather all year round, make this a great place to swim or just chill out and work on your tan.

  • From late March to early July, you can experience a unique, once-in-a lifetime-opportunity to swim with the world's largest fish, the docile whale shark.

  • Humpback Whales can be seen in the area from July to November. You can watch them on one of the whale watching tours, or view them from vantage points nearby.

  • There is great fishing available here, ranging from beach fishing to reef and game fishing.

  • Explore the rugged rocky gorges, carved by ancient rivers, adjoining one of the most pristine and stunning coastlines in the Australia at Cape Range National Park.

  • Located approximately 16 ½ kilometres from Exmouth are the Murion Islands, which are popular to snorkel, dive, swim and fish. The islands are also highly significant to nesting Green and Loggerhead Turtles during the months of November to April.

  • Watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse.

About Exmouth

Population 2,500

This small town was established in 1967 mainly as a service centre for the huge US Navy communications base, which has now gone.
On the coastal side of Exmouth are the wonders of the Ningaloo Reef, and on land is the dramatic Cape Range National Park.

Exmouth is an excellent spot for divers and snorkellers as they can explore the colourful coral gardens, see abundant tropical fish and other large marine creatures like dolphins and manta rays, or even swim with the giant docile whale sharks, which inhabit the waters of the area certain times of the year.

The white sandy beaches around Exmouth go forever and are surrounded by perfect clear turquoise waters. With the warm weather all year round, make this a great place to swim or just chill out and work on your tan.

The rugged Cape Range National Park is just half an hour's drive south of the town. Here you can explore spectacular gorges, canyons and see abundant wildlife and wildflowers. A great way to do this is by going on a four-wheel drive tour.

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Exmouth Visitor Information Centre

Murat Road
Exmouth, Western Australia
Phone (08) 9949 1176
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