As the cooler months arrive, nothing seems more appealing than heading up to more northern areas of Western Australia. The coastal town of Exmouth makes for a particularly good winter getaway.
With a World Heritage area off its shores in the form of the Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth is a haven for nature lovers. Time your visit right and you’ll encounter the whale sharks on their migration passed Western Australia’s coastline (from March until August). Other creatures to look out for on your snorkelling or diving adventures include manta rays (from May to November), humpback whales ( from June to November). On the shores you can even catch the incredible site of the turtle nesting season from November to March.
Things to do in Exmouth, Western Australia
When it comes to things to do in Exmouth, there’s plenty to keep you occupied. From July to October surfing at the aptly named ‘Surfers Beach’ is a great way to while away a morning or afternoon. For those who want to learn a little more about turtles and their fragile eco systems you can drop by the Jurabi Turtle Centre and find out more about the conservation efforts to save this species.
Turquoise Bay is where you’ll want to don your snorkeling mask and flippers and take in the brilliant underwater show of WA’s marine life. For those who enjoy more land-based activities a walk through the Mandu Mandu Gorge is a must as you take in the sheer walls of the ancient gorge – formed over millions of years.
Where to Stay in Exmouth WA
Wondering where to stay during your time in Exmouth? The Ningaloo Lodge (www.ningaloolodge.com.au) or the Potshot Hotel Resort (www.potshotresort.com). For those who want a little more adventure there are also camping ground around Exmouth.
Exmouth Tours & Excursions
There are a number of tour companies when you reach Exmouth – each offering a variety of marine adventures. Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours is a great bucket list tour that will take you to meet the enormous whale sharks – an absolute must do whilst in Exmouth.
Ningaloo Ecology Cruises are a great way to see the local marine life including fish, turtles, stingrays and coral all whilst keeping dry in a glass bottom boat. Ocean Eco Adventures are a great company to go on a sunset whale watching tour with.
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