Exmouth is located 1270 kilometres north of Perth and has a population of around 2500. The area is home to Ningaloo Marine Park and Cape Range National Park. This a unique part of the world as few places are blessed with the stark contrast of rugged ranges and crystal blue waters on their doorstep.
Getting to Exmouth
Exmouth and Ningaloo Reef is renowned for its white sandy beaches, amazing seasonal marine life and warm weather all year round, Temperatures range from 25 to 42 degrees which creates excellent conditions for marine activities including snorkeling and diving.
The 260 kilometre expanse of Ningaloo Reef runs down the western coast of the Exmouth peninsula. It is a fringing reef and its easy accessibility from the shore is one of its attractions.
The marine park is home to over 220 species of coral and 500 species of fish, together with larger inhabitants such as seasonal whale sharks, humpback whales, dugongs, manta rays, turtles, sail fish, marlin, potato cod and giant groper.
Situated on the west side of the North West Cape is the Cape Range National Park. A spectacular place of rugged limestone ranges, breathtaking deep canyons and 50 kilometres of pristine beaches. The Park covers come 50,581 hectares and is abundant with flora and fauna, including a unique collection of bizzare cave dwelling animals. This area is very popular amongst tourists for its spectacular walks.