At the Australian Tourism Awards 2022, Exmouth, which is located 1200 miles north of Perth, was selected Small Tourism Town of the Year. A national prize, according to the leader of one of Western Australia’s most popular tourist destinations, is a just reward for the community’s hardworking residents.
Why Did Exmouth Award Small Australian Tourism Town of 2022?
The town’s attractions are obvious to tourists.
Exmouth is the ideal starting point for exploring the majestic landscapes of the Cape Range National Park and the underwater wonders of the Ningaloo Marine Park. Because it is located at the northern entrance to the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. Visitors from all over the world travel to swim with the majestic gentle giants of the sea, including humpback whales, manta rays, and whale sharks.
Exmouth is mostly about the Range and the Reef. A National Park that borders a Marine Park, wrapped up in a UNESCO World Heritage designation based on marine and terrestrial-based features that need to be maintained. If Coral Bay’s strengths are the water, then Exmouth is mainly about the sea.
Ningaloo Reef: The largest fringing reef in Australia
The largest fringing reef in Australia, Ningaloo Reef, is within a short distance from Exmouth town. Making it a must-visit location for avid divers and snorkelers. The Exmouth Navy Pier is referred to as the aquarium without glass because it is home to one of the top 10 beach dives in the world. Here, divers will likely witness more fish species in one location than they will see in their diving career.
UNESCO Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area
The Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area stretches 300 kilometers from Red Bluff, north of Carnarvon, to the Muiron Islands, off the coast of Exmouth. It is Australia’s largest fringing reef system. The Ningaloo Coast and Exmouth Gulf are now two of the six Australian Hope Spots, which are global places deemed essential to the health of the ocean. To add to this list of accolades, Ningaloo is also Australia’s newest Hope Spot. International marine research organization Mission Blue, which is led by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, has named the nearby Exmouth Gulf and the world heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef a Hope Spot.
Cape Range National Park: Natural wonders the key in Exmouth Town
The ruggedly magnificent Cape Range National Park is more than 50,000 hectares. It has stunning Yardie Creek, limestone peaks, canyons, and 50 kilometers of undeveloped shoreline. Every day, wildlife sightings include emus, wallaroos, red kangaroos, dingoes, echidnas, and a variety of birds and reptiles. The Sturt desert pea and green bird flower are the park’s most notable 630 species of plants and wildflowers. They also include 12 endemic and six near-endemic species. The park comes alive with blooms in the winter.
For a modest price, camping spots are available inside the National Park; reservations are advised to avoid disappointment. When native species, especially kangaroos, are most active, such as at dawn and dusk, please drive cautiously.
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How To Get To Exmouth Town?
Two daily flights from Perth to Exmouth (Learmonth LEA airport) are provided by Qantas Airways, with one trip per day on weekends.
Exmouth town is 37 kilometers from Learmonth Airport (Exmouth). You can reserve airport shuttle services by getting in touch with Exmouth Bus Charter or Cabs On Call.
Traveling along the Coral Coast Highway is one of the greatest ways to experience the unadulterated beauty, breathtaking coastlines, and historical landscapes of Western Australia.
How about traveling by car and flying home? From 1 April to 31 October 2020 and 2021, Avis Australia and Hertz Australia will significantly cut the cost of renting a car between Perth and Exmouth. Including the cost of one-way rental vehicle relocation.
Integrity Coach Lines offer many weekly trips from Perth to Exmouth, Tom Price (Karijini National Park), and Broome if you’d rather let someone else do the driving. There are also hop-on, hop-off travel passes available.
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