Explore our FAQ’s for responses to some common questions
At present, the availability of accommodation in and around Exmouth is extremely limited. Options for temporary short-stay camping and caravanning will be available through the Shire of Exmouth visitor centre website.
At present, the availability of accommodation in and around Exmouth is extremely limited. Options and information for temporary short-stay camping and caravanning will be provided shortly.
Camping or caravanning is only permitted in approved areas. Visit the Department Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions website for more information on National Park access, passes and bookings.
Viewing The Eclipse
The Western Australian State Government has identified a safe viewing site, within the eclipse path, for visitors arriving on the day to witness the eclipse. This will be a ticketed event site and available for group bookings. More information will be provided shortly. Visit the Viewing The Eclipse page for more information.
Yes, this will be included in the ticket price.
Yes, A shuttle bus service will be available from Learmonth Airport to the dedicated ticketed site on the day. This service will be included in the ticket price.
Unfortunately, no pets will be allowed on the site.
You should never attempt to observe a total, partial or annular eclipse with the naked eye. There are several way to observe an eclipse for more information visit the ARPANSA website.
An Eclipse viewing map has been added to the Ningaloo Eclipse website. Here you will be able to see how much of the eclipse will be visible from locations around Western Australia.
Traffic management will be in place to control the traffic flow into and out of Exmouth on the day of the Eclipse. It is unsafe to pull off to the side of the road to view the Eclipse. It is recommended you view the eclipse from one of the dedicated viewing locations. Visit the Viewing The Eclipse page for more information.
Planning For Your Trip
Exmouth is located in the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo region which is home to Australia’s largest fringing reef and the dramatic gorges of Cape Range National Park. We suggest you visit Australia`s Coral Coast or Tourism WA`s website to explore more of what to do in and around Exmouth.
Exmouth is a small regional town in Western Australia. If you are traveling to Exmouth via road for the Eclipse you might consider stocking up on essential items before arriving into Exmouth. Stop in at Carnarvon to the south or perhaps Onslow to the north.
If you intend on viewing the Eclipse from your boat on the day of the Eclipse please check the Marine page of the Department of Transport website for updates on changes to waterway usage that may be introduced.
Exmouth, Carnarvon and Onslow are all planning a program of activities to support the Eclipse. Details of these programs will be released closer to the Eclipse. Check out The What’s On page for more information.
Yes, however the State Government is working hard to improve connectivity in the region for the Eclipse. Additional capacity will be in place for the Eclipse.
Travel and Transport
Exmouth is located on the West Coast of Australia 1253 km north of Perth, 13 m above sea level, and 1372 km south-west of Broome.
By air: Regional Express (REX) flies to Monkey Mia and Carnarvon, and Qantas flies into Geraldton and Exmouth.
Drive: Coach, tour, hire car and self-drive options are all available, with the Coral Coast Highway, from Perth to Exmouth being a popular driving route, showcasing some of Australia’s most spectacular landscapes and experiences. From Perth, it’s a nine-hour drive to Carnarvon; 11.5-hour drive to Coral Bay and 12.5-hour drive to Exmouth.
Fly + Drive: To help make the road trip more accessible Avis and Hertz Car Rental offer significantly reduced relocation fees for one-way rentals between Perth and Exmouth.
The Western Australian State Government will be supporting the Eclipse with a town shuttle bus service. A program of this service will be available closer to the Eclipse. Sign up to our Newsletter to keep up to date.
Information on road management for the Ningaloo Eclipse will be available via the Department of Main Roads Travel Map closer to the event.
Call 000 for all emergencies.
Yes, but you must have the necessary licences to do so. Please visit Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) – Drones – Parks and Wildlife Service for further information.
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