Having touched down in Learmonth, Exmouth is the ideal base from which to explore the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park and Cape Range National Park’s 300 kilometres of pristine coastline. Carve out a patch on pure-white beaches, cool off in crystal-clear lagoons and make a splash at Turquoise Bay snorkelling exquisite coral gardens swarming with a kaleidoscope of reef fish.
From March to July, swim alongside elusive whale sharks and serene humpback whales: one-of-a-kind experiences to treasure forever. From the Navy Pier’s dazzling dive site to glass-bottom boat cruises offering crystal-clear portals into this ocean-sized aquarium, there are myriad ways to explore this underwater paradise.
Swap flippers for hiking boots and follow kangaroo and emu tracks towards the chilli-red soil, rugged canyons of Shothole or Charles Knife, and limestone peaks of the outback on a self-guided bushwalk.
More aquatic adventures await in sparkling Coral Bay, where calm waters and chilled vibes invite you to make memories. Sea-kayak the pristine waters or swim alongside schools of fish, shy dugongs and placid turtles. Join a deep-sea fishing charter and reel in your dinner for a sunset barbecue.
A bit further afield, secluded beaches and snorkel spots reward intrepid travellers with access to a four-wheel-drive vehicle. With the ocean lapping at the shore, you’ll feel worlds away from anywhere.