The Shire of Exmouth is situated 1,270 kilometres north of Perth, on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia.
Exmouth is one of the few areas in Australia that can boast the Range to Reef experience.
The Cape Range National Park, with its spectacular gorges, is nestled on the west coast of the Cape and provides a large variety of camp sites on the coastal fringe of the park. You can hike through walk trails and gorges offering some of the best views in the west, or indulge in relaxing at pristine sandy beaches with crystal clear turquoise waters. Visit the top of the Range to see the sun rise and set over the beautiful beaches that encompass the North West Cape.
The world-heritage listed Ningaloo Marine Park extends 260 kilometres along the west coast of the Cape and provides one of the world's best reef experiences. Accessible directly from the shore, the Ningaloo Reef boasts an abundance of beautiful corals and amazing marine life. Explore the reef by snorkelling, diving or swimming amongst unique and colourful fish, ancient and vibrant corals, inquisitive dolphins, dugongs, turtles and manta rays. Visit at the right time of year and swim alongside the majestic whalesharks as they migrate past the coast.
International Whaleshark Day 2014
The 30 August 2014 is International Whaleshark Day!
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Western Australian Department of Parks & Wildlife Whale Shark Conservation Officer, Danni Rob said that the Department of Parks & Wildlife’s figures from the 2014 Ningaloo whale shark season showed another strong year of visitation to the Ningaloo Reef, both in terms of whale shark numbers and tourists who enjoyed the once-in-a-lifetime experience of swimming with one of these gentle giants.
“Our local whale shark snorkel tour operators working out of Exmouth and Coral Bay have so far conducted around 1100 tours during 2014, carrying just over 19,000 passengers to swim with whale sharks.” Ms Robb said.
“The Department of Parks & Wildlife’s figures also show our local whale shark tour operators had a 92% success rate at finding and swimming with at least one whale shark on each tour, highlighting what a hot spot the Ningaloo Reef really is for whale sharks.”
International Whale Shark Day will be celebrated at whale shark aggregation locations around the world this Saturday, August 30.