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Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Exmouth

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  • Rochelle F
    Randolph, NJ1,118 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hands down the best beach in the area - the sandy is powder white and the water is clear, clean and turquoise. We visited many of the beaches up and down this coast and this was our favorite. We kept returning here during our stay.

    To note, there is very little shade here (which is typical of Australian beaches in general). It was never crowded, the water was nice and warm. Did not see many fish in the drift but the beach is fabulous. I see why it has won Best Beach award. I would rate it one of my top 10 worldwide
    Written 4 April 2024
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  • Gene R J
    Silver Spring, MD9,115 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 2023
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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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  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland8,868 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland8,868 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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  • Rochelle F
    Randolph, NJ1,118 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You must go only when it is high tide (and interesting to see how the coral is covered once tide comes in). Best snorkeling we did from the shore was here - there were lots of fish. We also saw a turtle and just watched him for a while. Some big fish came swimming by saw the turtle and started scratching their bodies against him - fascinating to watch.

    It is quite rocky to enter this area so water shoes are a must and then change to fins for snorkeling. There are 3 stacks together and 1 further away - all are worth swimming around. This beach is just okay. Really best for snorkeling.
    Written 4 April 2024
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  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland8,868 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland8,868 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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  • Rick M
    Albany, Australia132 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Osprey Bay camping area is situated roughly 65k’s south of Exmouth townsite on the west coast of the peninsula. They are 2 sets of caravan park bays (loops) and day parking area. Facilities are limited, but are of good quality. There 3 sets of composting toilets, some aluminium park benches to the north end and a fairly big covered area for day tourists and campers to use in the centre. One caravan bay loop is for those with generators and the other without. Bays are well spaced, with mostly large limestone based pads. There is no power or water available and the site is managed by camp hosts who were most helpful.

    Booking is essential and is available on the DPAW website under “ Cape Range National Park” heading (there are other camping areas on the same stretch of coast as well).

    All in all a very good experience although it is hot in February.
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • ITRT
    Virginia38,600 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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  • ROBERT A
    21 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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  • DocRah6
    Greater Perth, Australia1,167 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great look into the prominence of Exmouth as a town, its cyclone tragedy and the USA influence in the town with the existence of the Naval communications. Also a fascinating aquarium and a reptile area. Well designed. It’s $21 for adult entry and takes about an hour and a half depending on how much you want to read.
    Written 3 January 2024
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  • traveling-tart
    Springfield, Australia4 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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  • 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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  • bluebay06
    La Spezia, Italy2,128 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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