Exmouth, Western Australia
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. The town is located 1,270 kilometres (789 mi) north of the state capital Perth and 3,366 kilometres (2,092 mi) southwest of Darwin. It is a good base to visit the Cape Range National Park and dive on the nearby Ningaloo Reef.
Exmouth is surrounded by beautiful beaches and national parks. The Cape Range National Park which has some spectacular gorges is an area of 506 square kilometres and its main area is focused on the west coast of the Cape. The Ningaloo Reef, near the Exmouth town, is sometimes less than a few hundred meters off the coast. Several small dive companies and resorts offer dive trips to various locations on the reef. There are many attractive dive sites not far off-shore in Lighthouse Bay (near Vlamingh Head lighthouse). Excursions are also offered to the Point Murat Navy Pier.
Things to see and do
* Ningaloo Reef
* Cape Range National Park
* Whale sharks & Humpback whales
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Population – 2,000 approx
Time – GMT plus eight hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61
Port Location – The Exmouth boat harbour is located in the Exmouth Gulf.
Travel Links – Learmonth Airport (LEA) is a dual use RAAF base and civil airport 40km south of Exmouth. Skywest fly at least daily to Perth, some flights have a stop in Monkey Mia.
Greyhound offer service to Perth and Broome 5 days a week. Buses top at the visitor centre. Several "backpacker" buses also stop in town.