Things To Do

Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

The lighthouse is located 17 km north of Exmouth town centre, overlooking the Lighthouse Bay. Constructed in 1912, it is a unique place to watch the whales, the sunrise and sunset, and on a full moon see the sun set and the moon rise at the same time. A great spot for all photographers to capture the ultimate snap.

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Visit one of the several lookout points and enjoy the unforgettable experience of watching the sun rise over the Exmouth Gulf or spectacularly set over the ocean sunsets leading into deep starry nights.

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Bird watching

Mangrove Bay is a bird haven which is great for bird watching as shore birds roost in the lagoon at high tide and during summer months migratory birds can be observed.

Bush walking

The best way to experience the national park is to explore one of its many walking trails.  You will be able to see many of its 630 species of flora and you are also likely to spot kangaroos, emus, lizards and if you’re lucky even a rare black-footed wallabies.  Trips to Mandu Mandu Gorge, Yardie Creek, Shothole Canyon and Charles Knife are a must for all nature lovers.

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There are in excess of 90 camping bays in the national park, most of which are accessible by conventional vehicle.

Cape Range National Park

If you prefer to keep your feet on dry ground then the Cape Range National Park is only a short drive away.  The rugged national park covers 50,831 hectares and contains spectacular gorges, canyons, wildlife and wildflowers.

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Any keen surfer has heard of Gnaraloo, Tombstones or Red Bluff on the Mid West coast. But venture a little further north and you’ll find WA’s best kept secret. Sea Kayaking Another way to get further out to sea, and access sites rarely visited by snorkellers, is by sea kayak. Four-day tours from Exmouth take kayakers round the cape, camping each night near the shore. Day trips are also available.

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Diving or snorkelling

Ningaloo Reef is one of the world’s largest coral fringing reefs, with over 250 species of coral and over 500 species of fish.  Fantastic coral formations, Whalesharks, manta rays, dolphins, humpback whales, marine turtles, nudibranchs, starfish and anemones are just some of the fascinating marine life inhabiting the waters of Ningaloo Marine Park, making it an impressive diving destination year round. Unlike the Great Barrier Reef and other reefs off the north coast of Australia, Ningaloo Reef is not separated from the coast by a wide expanse of coastal water, thus making its accessibility one of its great attractions.

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With the continental shelf only kilometres offshore, fishing and the Ningaloo Reef go hand in hand. Despite fishing being prohibited in certain special conservation zones, there are still many opportunities for beach, reef and game fishing in the diverse environment of Ningaloo. Land based fishing is a popular recreational pastime as there are many different species to be caught.  Beach fishing often produces surprising reef species while fishing in Exmouth Gulf turns up a variety of estuarine species.  Mud crabbing and squid fishing are also popular activities. If reef or game fishing is your passion, then some of the fish you are likely to catch off the Exmouth coast include North West Snapper, Blue Bone, Coral Trout and Red Emperor.  Ningaloo Reef is also recognised as the premier game fishing destination in Western Australia.  It is one of the few places in the world where such famous species as Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Sail Fish, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel and Sailfish are hooked regularly.

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There are three known species of turtles found along Ningaloo Reef; the Green, Loggerhead and Hawksbill. These can be viewed in their natural underwater habitat along the length of the Ningaloo Reef. From November to February each year the turtles nest on the beaches of the Ningaloo Marine Park providing a fantastic opportunity to witness this miracle.  Watch turtles laying their eggs on the beaches in the evening, as well as the resulting hatchlings emerging from nests.

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Boat Charters

Discover the reef from one of the many boat charter companies in Exmouth. With something to meet every budget, you can dive, snorkel or simply sit in the comfort of the vessel and enjoy the view!

Humpback Whales

The humpback whales visiting Ningaloo Reef, are the fifth largest of the great whales and can weigh up to 40 tonnes.  You can watch them roll around, slapping their tails and fins.

Manta Rays

Manta Rays migrate in huge schools and snorkellers and divers can use the opportunity to swim with these playful creatures.

Whale sharks

Whale sharks generally arrive just after the second coral spawning until the end of June or beginning of July.  They congregate along Ningaloo Reef to feed on microscopic creatures known as zooplankton, offering a unique opportunity to snorkel with the world’s biggest fish, up to 18m long.  The chance to snorkel with these gentle giants is the opportunity of a lifetime and visitors from all over the world head to Exmouth during the Whale shark season.

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Coral Spawning

Coral spawning is when coral releases eggs and sperm into the surrounding ocean.  This occurs approximately 10 to 12 days after the full moon in both March and April and is a remarkable sight for divers and snorkelers.

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The Marine Park

All year round there is wildlife to enjoy in the marine park:


Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner · Tapas · Seafood , Cocktails

Planet Burgers (look for the van)

Nemo’s Café (Exmouth Game Fishing Club)

Blue Lips Fish & Chips

Ningaloo Bakehouse and Café

Mantaray’s Restaurant

Modern brasserie style.

Cadillacs Bar and Grill

A la carte dining, curries and pizza.

The Potshot Hotel

Stonegrill dining, poolside beer garden.

BBQ Father

Slow cooked roast meats with an Italian feel, family friendly, great ambience.


Whalers Restaurant

Specialising in local seafood, family friendly, live music.

Exmouth IGA


Ningaloo Harvest IGA


Exmouth Wholesalers

Large range of wholesale food and hospitality products

Exmouth Newsagency & Toyworld

Magazines, books, stationery, toys and souvenirs

Betta Electrical

Electrical and furniture

Coral Cape Designs

Locally handcrafted jewellery

Mella’s House

Kitchenware, homewares and gifts

Idaho Boutique

Swimwear, ladies clothing and accessories, menswear

Cape Hideaway Surf Shop

Surfgear, swimwear, clothing, gopro, surfboard hire

Cape 2 Surf

Clothing, swimwear, sportswear, gopro

Rising Spirit

Handmade soaps, homewares, gifts and clothing

Relax & Revive Beauty Salon

Hair and beauty salon

The Birdcage Hair

Hair salon

Exmouth Chiropractic

Chiropractic clinic and holistic health practitioners

Imbibe Ningaloo Reef Body Therapy

Massage, cupping, reflexology, holistic facials, skincare, gifts

Ningaloo Massage & Health

We offer a range of treatments provided by Professional Therapists including: Physiotherapy, Remedial Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Aqua Physiotherapy, as well as a selection of health and fitness products. HICAPS Health Fund Rebate and EFTPOS facilities available. Ningaloo Massage & Health supports a healthier body and lifestyle. Visit our website to view our products and services

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Bluewater Tackleworld

Open 7 days 8:00am-5:00pm, 3 Maley Street

Exmouth Tackle and Camping Supplies

Main Shopping Centre

Aquatic Adventure Exmouth

Fishing Charters

Fawesome Expeditions

Private Boat Charter

Exmouth Fishing Adventures

Fishing Charters

Shallow Water Safaris

Fishing Charters

Birds Eye View (Ningaloo Microlights)

Microlight flights.

Ocean Eco Adventures

Whale shark swim tours, humpback whale and sunset cruises, live-aboard expeditions.

3 Islands Whale Shark Dive

Whale shark tours.

Ningaloo Blue

Whale shark tours.

Ningaloo WhalesharknDive

Whale shark tours, scuba diving, and whale watching.

Ningaloo Whaleshark Swim

Whale shark swim tours, whale watching, snorkelling, scuba diving and diver training.

Exmouth Diving Centre

Whale shark swim tours, whale watching, snorkelling, scuba diving and diver training.

Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours

Whale shark tours and eco sea life tours.

All The Gear No Idea Sports Fishing

Ningaloo Sports Fishing

Ningaloo Discovery Tours

Whale Shark swim tours, Humpback whale interaction tours and eco tours and live aboard

Dive Ningaloo

Navy Pier scuba dive, whale watching tours, snorkelling tours

Live Ningaloo

Whaleshark and Humpback tours, bespoke boat tours, fishing with Set the Hook

Ningaloo Safari Tours

4WD safari tours.

Ningaloo Ecology Cruises

Glass bottom boat tour at Tantabiddi

Trek Ningaloo

Hiking and multi-day tours around Exmouth

Yardie Creek Boat Tours

Yardie Creek boat cruise.

Capricorn Sea Kayaking Tours

Eco adventure wildlife tours.

Norwest Airwork

Scenic flights.

Exmouth Kite Centre

Kitesurf and Stand Up Paddle board lessons, rentals and tours in Exmouth and the Ningaloo area.

Ninagloo Fly Fishing

Salt water fly fishing targeting trophy bonefish and permit, and sport fishing for many great species. Facebook:  rel=”noreferrer noopener”>

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Innkeeper Sport Fishing

Bill fishing, game fishing, sport fishing, reef fishing. Facebook

On Strike Charters

Game fishing, sport fishing, popper fishing, bottom fishing, and fly fishing for billfish.

Peak Sportfishing Adventures

Blue marlin heavy tackle, billfish, GT popping, light tackle jigging.

Exmouth Fly Fishing

Salt water fly fishing charters.

Montebello Island Safaris

Fishing, eco tours and houseboat.

Wilderness Island

Fishing and marine eco tours.

Ningaloo Sport Fishing

Fishing charters

Evolution Charters

Fishing charters