Aerial photography of Cape Range National Park and Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth Western Australia
Aquatic Excitement Awaits in Exmouth

Cruise to Exmouth, Australia

Exmouth is a relatively young, small town on Western Australia's Coral Coast, having been established in the 1960s as a naval and surveillance town serving the US Naval Communication Station. The US Navy then left in the 1990s, and tourism took over. Exmouth is now most well known for being the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park – home to the world's largest fringing reefs. It's one of the few places in the world you can snorkel alongside whale sharks, the gentle giants of the sea. Other aquatic animal encounters awaiting in Exmouth include manta rays, migratory humpback whales from August to October and nesting turtles from November to March. If you enjoy diving and snorkelling, you'll feel right at home in Exmouth. Navy Pier is one of the world's top land-based dive sites and Oyster Stacks is a popular snorkelling area. A striking contrast to the town's calm azure waters is the red dirt rugged terrain in Cape Range National Park. Off-roading and gorge hiking are the park's most popular activities. So, whether you prefer water or land-based adventures, cruises to Exmouth, Australia are for you.
National Language English
Currency Accepted Australian Dollar (AUD)

Things To Do in Exmouth

Yardie creek gorge in cape range national park near exmouth in western Australia,

Cape Range's Captivating Adventures

Yardie creek gorge in cape range national park near exmouth in western Australia,

Yardie creek gorge in cape range national park near exmouth in western Australia,

Cape Range's Captivating Adventures

When you go to Exmouth, Australia you have your pick of adventures in Cape Range National Park. Go hiking in deep canyons and along rugged red limestone ranges, enjoy an adrenaline-pumping off-roading experience or paddle along Yardie Creek. Alternatively, kick back on over 30 miles of glistening sandy shoreline and vibrant waters. For snorkelling, you'll want to visit Turquoise Bay, Oyster Stacks or Lakeside Beach.

Golden Trevally often form schools as they patrol the reefs.

Snorkel's Up

Golden Trevally often form schools as they patrol the reefs.

Golden Trevally often form schools as they patrol the reefs.

Snorkel's Up

The World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park encompasses nearly 200 miles of fringing reef. On your Exmouth, Australia holiday you can snorkel or dive with over 200 coral varieties and more than 500 marine species such as whale sharks, fish, manta rays and turtles. If you want to stay dry, opt for a fishing charter or glass-bottom boat tour.

Cute Sea Turtle face
Cute Sea Turtle face

It's Turtle Time

One of the best things to do in Exmouth, Australia is visit Jurabi Turtle Centre and see interpretative displays to learn more about the turtles that call the Ningaloo Coast home. From December to March, you can join a guided Turtle Eco-Education tour and potentially witness female turtles laying their eggs or turtle hatchlings adorably entering the ocean.

Fresh oysters platter with sauce and lemon
Fresh oysters platter with sauce and lemon

LOCAL CUISINE

Exmouth, Australia is all about the seafood. Enjoy tiger prawns, crab and gold-band snapper at Whalers Restaurant while being serenaded by local musicians. You'll also find seafood on the menu at Adrift Cafe, alongside a list of burgers and homemade cakes. For drinks, visit Whalebone Brewing Company, and toast your trip with one of their locally brewed beers, such as the Session Ale.

Several white domestic uggs
Several white domestic uggs

SHOPPING

Idaho Boutique and Cape Hideaway Boutique both stock high-quality clothing, accessories and homewares. Or, find a unique souvenir at Wandering Tide. The gift shop stocks predominantly Australian brands of body products, gifts, homewares and stationery. Fondly remember your Exmouth, Australia trip by purchasing a WEST Candle (made in Perth) or a whimsical print by a local artist.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
It's recommended to wear reef shoes when navigating the snorkelling areas.
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