– Gateway to the Ningaloo Reef
Exmouth is located 1270 kms north of Perth. Exmouth
is a small township with a local residential population
of approx 2,600, during the busy periods the town can
swell to over 6000! Why is Exmouth so special? Further
The Ningaloo Reef
|The Ningaloo Reef, situated out from
the Cape Range National Park the largest fringing
coral reef in Australia. It is the only large reef
in the world found so close to a continental land
mass; about 100 meters offshore at its nearest point
and less than seven kilometers at its furthest.This
pristine reef is home to 180 species of coral, ranging
from the cabbage corals, brain corals, lavender corals,
delicate colourful branching corals, which form gardens
in the shallow lagoons.
Clownfish, attractive lionfish and moray eels are just
some of hundreds of species of colourful tropical fish
that can be seen. The coral reef fish of Ningaloo are
among the most colourful and beautifully patterned of
all sea creatures. The best thing about the Ningaloo Reef
is that it is so accessible form the shore! It truly is
breathtaking and will blow you away!
Cape Range National Park
The Cape Range National Park is by far one of the most
impressive stretches of coastline in Western Australia.
Located on the Nor West side of the peninsula the Cape
Range National Park offers something for everyone.
From the beautiful rugged gorges surrounding the magical
Yardie Creek, to the pristine, world renowned snorkeling
beaches such as Turquoise and Sandy Bay you will be truly
amazed! There is an abundance of wildlife including a
variety of birds, emus, euros and red kangaroos commonly
sighted. Cape Range National Park is also home to the
rare black footed rock wallaby. Cape Range offers a variety
of attractions and activities for visitors interested
in the natural environment and is a must when visiting
Cape Range National Park is open 24 hours a day and a CALM ranger is posted at the gate from 8am till 3.30pm
- $10.00 for a full day pass
- $51.00 for a year pass
- $5 per adult/ night for camp sites. There are limited
spaces as each camp site. Need to pay ranger at the
gate or at the camp sites.
There are a variety of tours available that capitalise
on the beauty of the area. Contact us or see our other
things to see and do page for more information.
Things you should know
- There is an hour and a half drive between Exmouth
and Coral Bay
- We have NO wet season
- We have world class snorkeling and fishing available
right from the beach!
- There is minimal travel time via boat to the reef
as it is located so close to shore!
Exmouth has an perfect climate! There is no wet season
so it is dry and warm all year round! This means you can
still snorkel and work on your sun tan throughout the
winter months! In winter the days usually range somewhere
in the mid 20’s (degrees celsius) whilst during summer
days the temperature ranges from the mid 30s to low 40s
at its hottest.
Fortunately there are many ways to get to Exmouth.
Skywest provides a comfortable air service with flights
that depart daily. The flight attendants are gorgeous
and the service is excellent. Contact www.skywest.com.au
for more information.
On the road
Exmouth is approximately a 13 hour drive direct from
Perth, however if you have a little time up your sleeve
there are heaps of other special places to stop a long
the way. Swim with the Dolphins at Monkey Mia if traveling
from the South, or Explore the breathtaking Karrajini
Gorge if traveling from the North. If you are travelling
north to Exmouth along the North West Coastal Highway,
travel 152 km north of Carnarvon and turn left at the
Minilya Exmouth Road. From here it is 200 km to Exmouth
townsite. If you are travelling south to Exmouth turn
off the North West Coastal Highway 110km south of the
Nanutarra Roadhouse onto Burkett Road. From here its
80 km to the Minilya Exmouth Road. At this junction, turn
right to Exmouth (89 km). Our wicked friends at Wicked
Campers offer unique decorative vans so you can travel
around Australia in style; view their comical range of
vans at www.wickedcampers.com.au.
You can also travel to Exmouth by coach. Greyhound/McCaffertys
Coaches offer a service to Exmouth. www.greyhound.com.au
Distances From Exmouth
|Exmouth > Perth
|Exmouth > Geraldton
|Exmouth > Kalbarri
|Exmouth > Monkey Mia
|Exmouth > Carnarvon
|Exmouth > Mt Augustus
|Exmouth > Coral Bay
|Exmouth > Karratha
|Exmouth > Tom Price
|Exmouth > Port Hedland
|Exmouth > Broome
|Exmouth > Darwin
Bernice McLeod Child Care centre
Opening hours 8am till 4 pm. No after hours care is available.
- Full day care for under 2 years $49.00
- Full day care for 2 years and over $47.00
Bookings need to be made subject to vacancies and an
enrolment form is to be filled out by the parent/ guardian
prior to care. For further information contact the centre
on 9949 1582