127
trips planned by users

Exmouth trip planner

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Itinerary planner

+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Exmouth

4.3
Shark Diving · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Beaches
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. The town is located 1270km north of the state capital Perth and 3366km southwest of Darwin.The town was established in 1967 to support the nearby United States Naval Communication Station Harold E. Holt. Beginning in the late 1970s, the town began hosting U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to Learmonth Solar Observatory, a defence science facility jointly operated with Australia's Ionospheric Prediction Service.HistoryThe location was first used as a military base in World War II. US Admiral James F. Calvert in his memoir, Silent Running: My Years on a World War II Attack Submarine, and US Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood in Sink 'Em All, his narrative of Allied submarine warfare, describe its history. After the retreat from Java in March 1942, Allied naval forces had need of a forward base for replenishing submarines, then the sole form of offensive warfare against the Japanese. Both Darwin, Northern Territory, and Broome, Western Australia, were too exposed to air attack, so a 500-ton unmotorized lighter was placed as a refueling barge near the mouth of Exmouth Gulf, where the Allies were already maintaining a seaplane tender.
Use our Australia online travel planner to arrange your visit to Exmouth and other destinations in Australia.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Exmouth

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Exmouth

See all ›
©
Shark Diving
Shark Diving
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
Beach
Turquoise Bay
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
©
Lighthouse
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Exmouth

©
Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Water Body
Yardie Creek
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
©
Canyon
Charles Knife Canyon
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Reef
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Exmouth

See all ›
©
Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
©
Safari
Safaris
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.2
Duration: 8 hours
©
Reef
Navy Pier Exmouth
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Exmouth

Beach
Osprey Bay
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
©
Observatory
The Mobile Observatory - Exmouth
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
©
Beach
Town Beach
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
Beach
Bundegi Beach
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Exmouth

©
National Park
Mandu Mandu Gorge
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
Island
Muiron Islands
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
©
Canyon
Shothole Canyon
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Beaches in Exmouth

©
Beach
Mauritius Beach
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Air Tour
Norwest Air Work
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
©
World heritage site
Ningaloo Reef Ningaloo
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
©
Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing
4.5
Duration: 3h 30 min
©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Exmouth Tackle & Camping Supplies
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

Places to visit with Exmouth

Perth Trip planner BEST FOR: Garden, Monument, Water Body Albany Trip planner BEST FOR: Geologic Formation, Specialty Museum, Beach Fremantle Trip planner BEST FOR: Historic Site, Flea Market, Beach Margaret River Trip planner BEST FOR: Beer Tasting / Tour, Cave, Wine Tour / Tasting Esperance Trip planner BEST FOR: Beach, National Park, Historic Site