Exmouth is perched on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia and as one of Australia's most isolated cities, it's a prime destination for visitors aiming to get off the beaten path read more...

Sample some isolated splendour

Exmouth may be a long way from anywhere but the town's natural beauty more than makes up for its remote location. Clinging to the fringes of the Ningaloo Reef and boasting spectacular beachside sunsets and a unique array of wildlife, this small seaside town is the ideal base from which to explore the nearby Cape Range National Park, or otherwise enjoy a relaxing holiday in splendid isolation.

Though the town swells in size during the perennially popular tourist season, its status as a sleepy coastal village is reflected in the wide array of laidback Exmouth accommodation. Campsites and caravan parks are abundant, as is the local backpackers' hostel, with most of the town's accommodation just a stone's throw from the spectacular Ningaloo Reef running down the western fringe of the town.

Trade up to some luxury accommodation

Whilst Exmouth boasts its fair share of casual accommodation, the town's bountiful natural setting makes an impressive backdrop for a range of luxury accommodation. The Novotel Ningaloo Resort is one such development, sitting directly atop the sands of Sunrise Beach in the Exmouth Marina. Its apartments and bungalow-style accommodation allow you to explore the pristine waters of the Ningaloo Reef at your own leisure, making it a popular choice among Exmouth hotels.

The Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef offers a unique wilderness express deep within the heart of the Cape Range National Park. This boutique resort's main attraction is its proximity to countless species of wildlife, including native sea birds, gorge-dwelling kangaroos and the famously friendly whale sharks which frolic alongside swimmers and snorkellers in the warm Indian Ocean waters.

Enjoy a different kind of stay

Exmouth's picturesque beachside location means sun-and-sand holidays feature prominently on most visitors' itineraries, however the sparsely-populated peninsula offers plenty of alternative accommodation options. Bullara Station is located around halfway between the towns of Coral Bay and Exmouth and offers visitors the chance to stay on a working cattle station in a genuine bush setting.

For a chance to stay in complete seclusion, Wilderness Island is located some 40 kilometres across Exmouth Gulf from the town itself. Boasting beachfront cabins and the chance to immerse yourself in pristine natural surrounds, the island is renowned for the abundance of wildlife in and around its shores. From humpback whales cruising the serene waters offshore, to the numerous species of fish which draw anglers of all persuasions to this resplendent natural habitat, take a raincheck from civilisation and get back to nature on the aptly-named Wilderness Island.

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