Whale watching, pristine beaches Exmouth Western Australia

In-Land Recreaton

Shothole Canyon

16 kilometres south of Exmouth turn west off the Exmouth Minilya Road.

Accessible by unsealed road, the canyon road provides easy access into one of the many spectacular gorges in
Cape Range. The sheer canyon walls exhibit colourful rock layers which lend themselves to photography. At the end of this road you will find shady picnic spots, toilets and a scenic walk trail. As this is in the Cape Range National Park NO camping, wood fires or pets are permitted.

NOTE: Extreme caution should be taken if bush walking in the canyons, walls are sheer and dangerous due to
loose surface. Don't go on your own - let someone know of your intended plan and stick to it. Always carry water and avoid bush walking in summer as it is extremely hot and the harsh conditions should not be under estimated. Caves in Cape Range are also very dangerous due to an oxygen deficiency caused by decaying vegetation and stagnant water which produces CO2 which in turn reduces the quantity of oxygen in the confined areas.

Charles Knife Road

23 kilometres south of Exmouth turn west off the Exmouth Minilya Road opposite the M G Kailis Prawn Fishery Site.

This scenic drive follows the razor backed ridges of the Cape Range and provides breathtaking downward glimpses into the stark multi coloured gorges which, like the chameleon, take on a changing character throughout the progress of the day from dawn until dusk. To watch the sun rise over the Gulf from the top of Charles Knife Road offers an unforgettable experience with a number of picnic spots, scenic lookouts, walk trails, however camping or wood fires are not permitted.