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Situated on the tip of the North West Cape of Western Australia, the small town of Exmouth is a peaceful and idyllic cruise destination. The town is well-known for its miles of pristine and uncrowded beaches, where visitors have ample space in which to relax in the region’s wonderfully warm climate. The oceans surrounding the town are full of marine life in the form of a number of stunning reefs, which attract an array of aquatic species. Exmouth’s picturesque coastline is matched in beauty by the amazing natural landscape found further inland, where visitors will find magnificent gorges and deep canyons in the region’s beautiful national park, alongside a host of wildlife, flora and fauna. Even during the busy tourist seasons, Exmouth manages to retain its tranquil ambience and enchanting character.
Sightseeing in Exmouth
Exmouth’s main attractions are its spectacular scenery, both on land at Cape Range National Park, in the oceans at Ningaloo Reef and along the coastline at its many scenic beaches. Scuba diving and fishing are also very popular in the region.
Located off the coast of Exmouth is the incredibly beautiful Ningaloo Reef. This vibrant reef is around 260km long, which makes it the largest reef situated so close to the shore in the world, and teaming with marine life. It is famous as the seasonal feeding area for large numbers of whale sharks and also attracts other underwater species including dugongs, dolphins, manta rays and humpback whales as well as endangered loggerhead turtles. Ningaloo is also home to hundreds of species of fish, molluscs, coral and other aquatic invertebrates. The reef and its surrounding areas were named as a world heritage site in 2011 and much work is done to preserve and protect this stunning underwater wonderland.
Cape Range National Park
The vast and beautiful Cape Range National Park covers an area of nearly 120,000 acres across the western side of the North West Cape peninsula, near to the town of Exmouth. The Cape is the only limestone elevated plateau on the North West Coast of Australia and contains a plethora a stunning types of flora and fauna, including eucalyptus, mangroves, acacia and lilies as well as native wildlife such as red kangaroos, rock wallabies and emus alongside hundreds of species of birds and reptiles. Situated within the park is the spectacular Yardie Creek, a majestic gorge containing water sealed in by a sandbar. The park also includes over 700 different caves for intrepid travellers to explore.
Shopping in Exmouth
Exmouth boasts an array of shops and supermarkets where visitors can pick up everything from souvenirs and gifts to general amenities and sports equipments, such as diving gear and fishing rods. The town also has several trendy local fashion boutiques.
Eating Out in Exmouth
A range of excellent restaurants and pubs are located within the town of Exmouth, where visitors can order a range of delicious international cuisine as well as tasty locally caught seafood. The eateries in town boast a friendly ambience and welcome guests from all over the world.