About-Exmouth

About Exmouth

Location:

1200 kilometres North of Perth

1300 kilometres South of Broome.

Climate:

The Ningaloo area is blessed with a fantastic climate. With no wet season it is dry and warm all year round. Summer daytime temperatures range from mid to high 30’s while a typical winter’s day reaches around 25 degrees. Water temperatures vary from 18-28 degrees. Wind conditions are consistent between September to February with accessible beaches on both the East and West side of the peninsula. Perfect fishing, snorkelling, beach combing or just chilling weather. Find out what the weather is like at the moment, simply visit Seabreeze

Exmouth (Learmonth) is a two hour flight from Perth and is situated on the eastern side of the North West Cape of Western Australia. Learmonth is 35 kms from Exmouth town. Exmouth serves as the gateway the Ningaloo Marine Park and the Cape Range National Park making it a versatile and very popular holiday destination.

From Exmouth you can explore Cape Range National Park, walk on white beaches that go on for miles, explore an underwater paradise, meet a giant whale shark, or simply bask in the glorious year round sunshine.

With the continental shelf only 12kms off the coast, Exmouth offers excellent water based activities in the protected part of the Ningaloo Lagoon or off shore past the reef. This easy going town offers something for everyone with great range of restaurants and cafes along with 2 supermarkets that are open 7 days a week, 7am – 7pm.

Cape Range National Park & Ningaloo Marine Park:

Cape Range National Park is located 35 kilometres from Exmouth around the North West Cape and boasts spectacular gorges, great camping, an array of wildlife and wildflowers in season. From the gate entrance the park extends for another 50 kms.

The road is sealed the whole distance from Exmouth to Yardie Creek with only short accesses with in Cape Range to camping & day use areas being unsealed, however still accessible with any vehicle. You do not require a 4WD to see some wonderful snorkelling sites and walk trails.

Ningaloo Marine Park is on the remote western side of the North West Cape running parallel to Cape Range National Park. The fringing reef of Ningaloo comes in at it’s closest through this section of coast making snorkelling very easily accessible from the beach.

Cape Range National Park offers nature camping at it’s best with most camp sites just a stones throw from the shore line of Ningaloo. Camp Grounds provide basic facilities maintained daily by the park rangers along with rubbish collection.

World famous snorkelling sites are only 5-10 minutes down the road along with some spectacular flora and wild life.

Check out the Parks & Wildlife web site for further information on the compulsory pre booking of Camp sites in Cape Range National Park @ www.dpaw.wa.gov.au

Caravan Parks:

There are 2 caravan parks in the Exmouth town area and 2 out of town:

Coral Bay:

Coral Bay is 155 kms south of Exmouth. To get to Coral Bay you do have to drive from Exmouth town south past the airport. You can not drive south of Yardie Creek to Coral Bay, as Yardie Creek is open to the ocean and a road there after 4×4 only. (Our 4×4 Roof Top Campers are not allowed to cross Yardie Creek, as it is a salt water creek crossing)

There are 2 caravan parks in Coral Bay:

There is no National Park or free camping in Coral Bay.

Water:

Vehicles must only be filled with scheme water (potable drinking water) Exmouth Visitors Centre has 2 town scheme water taps located at the northern section of their car parking. Coral Bay offers water at the Bayview Caravan Park, suitable for the Campers water tanks. There is a small fee to fill up & just painfully slow.

Airlines:

Qantas Airlines operates daily with return flights from Perth to Learmonth Airport. Learmonth airport is 35 kms from Exmouth and 120 km from Coral Bay. A shuttle bus meets each flight and for a fee you can catch a ride to Exmouth straight to our depot. Flying to and from Exmouth will give more time out of your holiday to snorkel the amazing Ningaloo Reef!

Links to Maps:

Below is also a link to a few maps of our North West Cape, Cape Range National Park camping, Coral Bay and Exmouth town, to give you an idea how our area works!

www.exmouthwa.com.au