Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. The town is located 1,270 kilometres north of the state capital Perth and 3,366 kilometres southwest of Darwin.
Ningaloo is the largest fringing coral reef in Australia. It is the only large reef in the world found so close to a continental land mass; about 100 metres offshore at its nearest point and less than seven kilometres at it’s furthest. The World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef stretches for 260km. An abundance of marine life and the reef in which they live thrive together, in one of the world’s highest ranked ecosystems in terms of biodiversity.
Every year from March to August following the mass spawning of coral, the world’s largest species of fish, Whalesharks congregate in the Ningaloo Marine Park. The chance to snorkel with these gentle giants is the opportunity of a lifetime and visitors from all over the world head to the Ningaloo Reef to experience this natural wonder. These massive filter feeders can grow up to 18m long. They cruise the world’s oceans in search of concentrations to feed on. Ningaloo Reef is one of the only places they appear regularly in large numbers. Very little is known about the biology of these creatures so research is ongoing. More information on the majestic whale shark can be obtained by following the below links
Dive the magical Ningaloo Reef. The Muiron Islands, Lighthouse Bay or the Navy Pier are all world class dive sites that are sure to take your breath away.
An inner reef sanctuary exists consisting of magnificent coral formations surrounded by pristine turquoise waters and in some spots only metres from the white sandy shoreline. So grab your snorkeling gear and a snorkeling buddy and experience the wonder up close and personal.
The Cape Range National Park encompasses winding gorges, with colourful and striking cliff faces. The impressive weathered limestone range has plateaus of up to 314 metres high. It forms the spine of the peninsula that stretches up towards North West Cape. You can climb up deep rocky gorges to enjoy breathtaking scenery. One of many popular walks is a three-kilometre ramble through Mandu Mandu Gorge along the bed of an ancient river.
Beneath the rocky plateaus and canyons of the Cape Range National Park lies a network of hidden caves and tunnels. They harbour a unique collection of bizarre cave-dwelling animals: an ancient treasure trove of immense value to both science and nature conservation. Read more about Cape Range.
Yardie Creek located in Cape Range National Park winds through the range leading from the turquoise waters of the Ningaloo Marine Park. Take the Yardie Creek Boat Tour to experience the red and rugged beauty; you may even spot rare rock wallabies on your journey. Or take the walking trails along the top of the range and look down over the winding creek.
Things to do
– Swim with Whale Sharks from March to August
– Turtle Tours from November to February
– Humpback Whale Watching from August to December
– Diving Tours of Muiron Islands or the Famous Navy Pier
– Fishing Charters – Game and Bottom fishing
– Enjoy Beautiful white sandy beaches and turquoise waters of the Coral Coast
– Coral Viewing – Glass Bottom Boat Tours
– Yardie Creek Boat Tours
– Safari & Eco Tours of Exmouth & Cape Range National Park
– Safari Tours of Karijini National Park
– Quad Bike Tours
– Scenic Flights
– Hire bikes, scooters, 4WD’s and Campervans
– Hire Sporting Equipment
Exmouth Escape Resort
The Exmouth Escape Resort is your home away from home.
The Resort offers modern self-contained accommodation and is situated in the town of Exmouth, providing the ideal base to explore the unique Ningaloo Reef in the north-west of Western Australia.
We are the newest Resort in Exmouth and provide a modern, clean and fresh Four Star Accommodation experience. With a variety of three different types of Villas and Apartments we can offer the right type of accommodation for a relaxed and enjoyable stay.
p: (08) 9949 4800
Mantaray’s Ningaloo Beach Resort
Located on Sunrise Beach in the Exmouth Marina, Novotel Ningaloo is your gateway to the Ningaloo Reef and the Cape Range National Park. Guest can enjoy a relaxing holiday escaping the winter chill or an action packed holiday taking part in the many nature based activities the region has to offer.
The 30 million dollar development includes a range of hotel rooms and one and two bedroom self contained apartments. Three bedroom apartments are available on request. The complex also contains Gold Plate Award winning Mantaray’s Restaurant, bar, lounge, resort-style swimming pool and gym with stunning beaches right outside your door.
ph: (08) 9949 0000
Pot Shot Resort Hotel
Our complex is located within easy walking distance of the town centre and is the perfect place from which to plan your visit to the world famous Cape Range and Ningaloo Marine Parks.
– 45 tastefully appointed motel rooms, with ensuite, air cond, TV, tea and coffee making facs, bar fridge, telephone, seviced daily.
– Two bedroom apartments with cooking facilities.
– Three bedroom apartments with cooking facilities.
– Range of budget and backpacker accommodation
– Two licensed restaurants.
– Four Bars
– 3 Swimming pools.
– Barbecue facilities.
– Car and boat parking.
ph: (08) 9949 1200
RAC Cape Holiday Park
Exmouth Cape Holiday Park offers a range of accommodation to provide the perfect sanctuary within this remote and rugged wonderland. Guests can choose from cabins, chalets and powered caravan sites, backpackers’ and campers’ facilities. Our camp kitchen provides the perfect retreat to finish off a day’s adventuring by swapping stories with fellow travellers.
– Swimming Pool
– Fully equipped laundries
– Public Phones
– Vehicle Wash Down Bays
– Dive Shop next door
– Camp Kitchen and BBQ Area
– Internet kiosk
– LPG Gas refills
– Tourist and Local Information
ph: (08) 9949 1101