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- So it’s a bit of a drive from Exmouth.. maybe 35-40 mins..but the beach is well worth going to..
Parking is close to the beach, and the blue of the sea is really blue..
To the left of the beach is the drift snorkel, which I did a couple times. There is a good lot of coral here , and lots of fish life.
The main part of the beach is Sandy, and slopes gently.
I also snorkelled the main beach and saw a couple turtles and some blue spotted rays.
On a bad day, the flies can be horrendous..Written 22 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We stopped up here on our 90 mile circuit of the 2011 UNESCO Ningaloo Coast.
Just beyond the 1912 40’ lighthouse is a circle of information signs about the facing view: the 1907 wreck of the 320’ cattle steamer SS Mildura, the 1943 WW11 Japanese raid that hit the radar tower and the 13 505’ US Navy antennas providing transmission to Allied ships in the western Pacific and the Indian Ocean.
Now onto the fine beaches of the Cape Range National Park.Written 29 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Christine at the Exmouth Tourist Centre was very helpful in organising our tour and trip. She had a freindly professional manner and expertise knowledge of the area and went above and beyond to make sure we understood everything about our tour and journey. Also gave us written instructions and booklets to assist our trip. Thanks again Christine.
Beryl & JohnWritten 17 August 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We took a drive to Charles Knife Canyon in Cape Range N.P. during our few days stay in Exmouth and quite honestly we were blown away. We simply couldn't believe the beauty.
There are lots of viewing points and one in particular with a flat topped cliff vantage point was amongst the best views I've ever had. The Canyon is just massive, far far bigger than we expected. Incredible views along it's length towards the ocean in the distance.
I don't know why we hadn't heard of this before we arrived in the area, ehyvits not more famous. Suits us thiygh, we had the olacecalmost to ourselves.
An absolutely amazing gem, a must see.Written 21 September 2023
- Yardie Creek marks the end point of the Cape Range Drive, essentially the road runs out here. It is a lovely spot with boat cruises available on the creek, though we didn't do that.
Instead we took the waymarked walk to the side of the creek out to the viewing platform. It is a very easy walk, not long at all, well paved and only slightly uphill.
Loads of Wallabies there on our walk, so tame that they would happily sit by the path and look at you. As long as you don't move suddenly they make no attempt to run away.
Lovely views of the creek and valley too. A nice walk after driving all the way from Exmouth.Written 21 September 2023
- The friendly staff at the Milyering Discovery Centre gave us information on the times of high tide and when to snorkle at Oyster Stacks. They also had details of the weather forecast.
This was the best snorkel site of our trip which covered the coast from Valmingh head to Yardie Creek. There were lots of fish and interesting corals.
The rocks at the entry to the water were sharp so I found it best to abandon dignity and shuffle across them on my backside...it was well worth it!Written 9 July 2023
- The Ningaloo Reef and coast is just magnificent. We drove up to Exmouth via Coral Bay and had quite a few days on beaches and snorkellingv9n the reef.
The reef is majestic, just teeming eith life...rays, fish, shark and coral.
Turquoise Beach in Cape Range was our favourite beach by a long way but there are several other gems, all quiet and untouched.
A real life-experience to spend time along this wonderful stretch of cosst. A special few weeks we'll never forget.Written 21 September 2023
- This educational facility is located at the north cape near Exmouth. Our guide gave an overview of the types of nesting turtles that can be found including green, loggerhead and hawksbill turtles. The interpretive displays provide information about the turtles’ life cycle, the threats facing them as well as how to view the mating and nesting turtles to minimize impact on their natural environment. Opened all year, eco-education tours are offered during the months of December through March. No animals are allowed.Written 5 February 2023
- We drive into to Mandu Mandu in Cape Range N.P. as we saw it as a suggested hike in a local guidebook. I don't know what we were thinking, but I guess we thought it was going to be pretty unchallenged like Yardie Creek or the Thomas Carter Lookout Walk that we had done the day before.
Goodness, how complacent we were! Before I go any further, this is not a bad review - it is absolutely mesmerising and turned into to be one of the highlights of our time in Exmouth. No, I just mean we didn't expect the workout we got!
Bring good shoes as it's very rough, uneven and requires a fair bit of steep climbing. Bring water and a hat as it's very exposed.
From the car park you walk along what appears to me to be a dry river bed with massive stones. Very easy to turn an ankle unless you are careful and have good walking shoes, hiking boots or trainers.
You then climb up the left hand side of the Gorge and double back towards the car park along the ridges. Many, many times you are clambering up and down steep ridges and plateaus. It's a proper hike, one of the best I've ever done.
Incredible views of the Gorge with the birds of prey circling and the Cape Range stretching off in the distance towards the ocean.
What an absolute gem of a place. Don't do it alone - not that it's dangerous, it's just very isolated and remote.Written 21 September 2023
- Great little discovery centre where you can buy an assortment of souvenirs whilst learning about the wildlife. Complete with an interactive room for the kids.Written 18 July 2022
- A World Class diving experience with excellent guides. It was very well run with clear information and everyone was accommodated for. Visibility was at 5m for our double dive. I dove with Gabby and she was outstanding. We identified among many other things:
Green scorpion fish
Moray eels 3x species
Grey nurse sharks
White tipped reef sharks
Angel fish several species
Small varied clownfish
Huge schools of golden travelly circling
Range of nudibranches
An incredible experience I'll never forget.Written 4 October 2022
- Too many people. Nice and sheltered but the snorkelling is better elsewhere. Camp sites are right on the beach though. .Written 27 June 2023
- Exmouth and the surround area of Cape Range is a lovely area to visit & you will be amazed at the contrasting colour of the ocean and surrounding landscape.
The town of Exmouth was built to support the Australian & USA military in the area, including a number of Radio and Radar sites in the area, this has all changed, with the town of Exmouth now supporting tourists including those passing through on their way to Cape Range national park.
Life is pretty relaxed in Exmouth after all you have driven quite a way to enjoy the area, there is no point in rushing your visit.
If you are lucky enough to be able to book and stay at one of the Cape range campsites, you will be treated at site by one of the amazing volunteers, who give up their time to help you enjoy yours, they are a wealth of information about the area.
There are few places in the world that get the access Cape Range has to a reef of this quality, fish that will just amaze you, turtles that pop there heads up, just to check you out and Stingrays lying on the sandy bottoms.
In an area where every cove, every beach and ever access to the reef is slightly different and worth a visit.
The coral although at times battered by storms and the feet of inconsiderate humans is magnificent & allows the snorkerler hours of amazement, but word of advice bring a “Noodle” as floating is by far the best way to see it.
You will need to bring some essentials like food, water, togs, & somewhere to sleep as it is all about the reef or you can stay in Exmouth and make the trek out each day.
The area is pristine & I would encourage you to leave it as you found it, so your Grandchildren can also enjoy it.
Don’t stand on the reef, it’s fragile, don’t poo in the bush and don’t litter, including tissues and toilet paper, yucky humans at times.
Your are so lucky to have the opportunity to visit an area like this, whales visit each year, friendly reef sharks cruise around, eagles raise their young & everyday gives you an new experience.Written 22 October 2023
- Very interesting and informative place. Beautifully set out and the ‘tour’ is well worth paying the extra entry fee for. Stunning aquariums and historic information. The gift shop prices are quite steep. And be careful when you get to end of the discovery area. If you want to go back to see more of it, go backwards. Once you ‘leave’ that area, you can’t go back.Written 12 August 2023
- This monument honors the submarine base “Operation Potshot”, a code name the United States Navy in 1942 as a refueling facility. Here is where armed forces personnel operated early warning radar, radio stations, anti-aircraft guns and submarine fighter cover. The United States submarines used this area as a refueling base. The base was bombed by the Japanese in 1943 and a cyclone in 1945 resulted in the base being closed. On the grounds is a remnant of what was called a “ball float”. It is believed to have been as a mooring point for boats involved in Operation Potshot. The other is a remnant of what was a floating dock used in World War II. The granite boulder marks the place how the MV Krait left was used in Operation Jaywick, the boat was used in the raid on Singapore Harbor in 1943.Written 4 February 2023
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- The best day trips from Exmouth according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Swim with Humpback Whales - Ningaloo Reef - 3 Islands Whale Shark Dive
- Ningaloo Reef Snorkel and Wildlife Adventure
- Swim with Whale Sharks in the Ningaloo Reef: 3 Island Shark Dive
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