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Exmouth

Exmouth Western Australia

Bounded by a contrast of a colourful, picture perfect marine park on one side, and rugged Australian outback ranges on the other.


At a Glance

A popular spot for sports fishermen, seeking catches usually only dreamed about. Swimming with Whale Sharks is also a famed attraction as well as Snorkelling and diving the offshore reef.

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Where is Exmouth?

 

Exmouth is 1272 kilometres north of Perth.

Exmouth is situated in the most northern area of Australia's Coral Coast tourist region. Exmouth faces east to the Timor Sea, uniquely possible due to the town's location on the North West Cape. The Ningaloo Coral Reef is offshore to the north of Exmouth. One of the best ways to get to Exmouth is with Integrity Coach Lines or to hire a car from Perth Airport.


 

Things to see in Exmouth

 

Whale Sharks

Found in the Ningaloo Marine Park is the world's largest fish. From March through to June, dive in with these harmless sharks that feed only on Plankton and small fish. Ningaloo Reef is the only place in the world where the sharks appear in such great numbers and in such shallow waters.

Whale Sharks Exmouth

 

Ningaloo Coral Reef

Western Australia's largest coral reef, home to over 250 species of coral and 540 species of fish. Larger mammals are also in abundance, from Dolphins, Manta Rays, Cod and Sharks. Long, white, sandy beaches typify the coastline fringing the reef and is an attraction not to be missed.

Ningaloo Coral Reef Exmouth

 

Cape Range National Park

Located just 40 kilometres from Exmouth is this spectacular national park boasting amazing coastline, beaches, gorges, wildlife and Australian wildflowers. Day tours to the national park offer an interesting adventure as you explore deserted beaches, rocky gullys and streams that wind their way across the Australian Outback. 

Cape Range National Park Exmouth

 

Game Fishing

One of the most popular pursuits around Exmouth is the marvellous fishing. The tropical waters provide exeptional fishing for anglers either trying their luck from the shore or dropping lines from a boat. Bag Limits apply and you are going to catch bigger fish than you ever dreamed about.

Game Fishing Exmouth
 
 

What's the weather like?

 

With a tropical climate, Exmouth has one great feature of weather, in the fact that it experiences no 'wet season'! Rainfall occurs over the whole year and temperatures are mostly warm. In Summer (December to February), the average maximum temperature is 37°C with an average minimum temperature of 20°C. In Winter (June to August), the average maximum temperature is 24°C with an average minimum temperature of 11°C.

Tropical Cyclones are a prevalent part of this region between December and April. It is essential that you understand the steps and the procedures in place for Tropical Cyclones when entering this beautiful part of the world.

 

Get to know Exmouth's history

 

Charted by the Dutch in the 1600s, the town of Exmouth is the newest in the whole of Australia. Although the region was explored further by the British in the 1800s, no official settlement was made.

The town can be dated from May 1963 when the Australian and US governments agreed to establish the $66 million Harold E. Holt US Naval Communication Station at North West Cape. From its earliest days it was always a military town with the Naval station opened on September 16, 1967. The population of the town peaked at around 4300 in the late 1960s but today there are less than 3000 people.