Best Free Things to Do in Exmouth

THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in Exmouth

Best Free Things to Do in Exmouth

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  • garethsarahjames
    Sydney, Australia80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome experience. Just walk in from the beach to snorkel with all the tropical fish you can imagine plus rays, black tipped reef sharks also spotted. Drifting with the current. The most spectacular Turquiose water ever. One side for snorkelling and the other side of the point a calm bay for swimming & playing in the water. Great for kids,
    Written 27 April 2024
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  • DarylJ552
    Carlsbad, CA3,428 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Vlamingh Head Lighthouse is located about 15 Kilometers North of Exmouth high on a hill overlooking the ocean. The lighthouse isn't open but there are some information plaques and an observation outpost. During WWII there was a radar station and some artillery here.
    Written 19 May 2024
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  • Beryl B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 & John
    Written 17 August 2023
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  • Mooh72
    13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did this walk a bit late in the morning. We are 4 able bodied fit adults. Due to the heat and the abundant exceedingly friendly flies, we walked the shorter walk directly to the Shothole Canyon lookout and back to the carpark. It was about 1.30hr round trip and very very hot. We enjoyed the walk and the views. but learnt from this experience to start our walks earlier in the day. Recommend a fly net.
    Written 3 May 2024
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  • Mooh72
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our group of fit able bodied adults walked this trek this morning. We arrived early (8.30am). There was a cool breeze. Its a pleasant walk with a few steep sections. Great views out to the reef from top of the walk. There were two families on the walk - one with two young children and another with a baby in a backpack. Took us about 50 mins. Recommend starting early.
    Written 3 May 2024
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  • ROBERT A
    19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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  • traveling-tart
    Springfield, Australia16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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  • ITRT
    Virginia44,690 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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  • Steven R
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The wreck was part of a day’s drive during which we saw humpback whales and turtles from the shoreline, and the visit to the wreck coincided with a low tide, all evidencing what a wonderful yet perilous coastline Australia has.
    Written 21 October 2023
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  • Scott5297
    UK139 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited Sandy bay to make a change from Turquoise Bay.

    That was a good idea. This is a fantastic beach.

    I don't think I have ever seen such an expanse of clear aquamarine water anywhere in the world.

    It was also protected from waves by a reef.

    It's a wonder of the world in my opinion
    Written 14 January 2024
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  • bluebay06
    La Spezia, Italy2,209 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This beach, north of Exmouth, can be reached by continuing on Murat Rd at the intersection with Yardie Creek Rd. Turning right just before the Naval Communication Station, the road reaches the coast. Going south you reach the boat Ramp, while towards the north there is a large car park. Here you will find toilets and showers as well as a café with outdoor tables. The beach is beautiful, with clear water and coral reefs very close, although obviously the conditions depend on the direction of the wind (here unfavorable if it blows from the east). We swam and snorkelled, but you have to be careful with the boats. For boats put to sea or recovered at the boat ramp there is in fact a channel that runs along the beach and the exit towards the open sea is marked by the red and green buoys you can see a hundred meters north of the café. The more than 300 m high antennas of the Naval Communication Station near the beach are impressive. A pleasant way to spend a few hours on the beach not far from Exmouth.
    Written 22 August 2021
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  • ITRT
    Virginia44,690 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland10,875 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Thomas Carter Loop Walk is lovely, it really is. There are far nicer walks to do in Cape Range but this one is nice too, very relaxing.
    It lacks the stunning scenery of Charles Knife Canyon or Mandu Mandu, but to be fair, if this was the only walk we had done I'd probably be gushing in praise of it. It's just the others eclipse it.
    But this is really well worth doing. It's flat, easy, not overly long and there's nice views from the Lookout.
    There's a big car park but no other services, which is what preserves it's serenity!
    Written 21 September 2023
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  • aptan0bis
    Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Long beach to walk on, crystal clear water. Not like the reef side, but still nice. 4-wheel drives allowed.
    Written 1 June 2021
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  • Sue H
    Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited this beach for a few hours in October 2 other couples were also there, the wind was a but of a problem and there was a deep decent when walking into the water apart from that the beach was beautiful and easy to get too.
    Written 29 October 2018
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