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Plan Your Trip

A Journey Worth Planning

There are many things we can all do while travelling to ensure sustainable destinations and enjoyable journeys along the way. The Ningaloo region, where the outback meets the reef, is home to Australia’s largest fringing reef adjoining the rusty gorges of Cape Range National Park. Planning your trip is sure to make it all the more memorable.

A Journey Worth Planning

There are many things we can all do while travelling to ensure sustainable destinations and enjoyable journeys along the way. The Ningaloo region, where the outback meets the reef, is home to Australia’s largest fringing reef adjoining the rusty gorges of Cape Range National Park. Planning your trip is sure to make it all the more memorable.

Planning Your Journey

Be patient and be prepared. If you are travelling to the region to experience the Ningaloo Eclipse, please be prepared for your journey.

Roadways

With extra visitors travelling to Exmouth for the Ningaloo Eclipse road users should be prepared for the traffic conditions. Visit Main Roads and keep updated on changes, incidents and alerts with Main Roads Travel Map.  You can also find handy tips on driving in WA on the Main Roads website.

Fuel

Be aware that there may be large stretches of road that have limited fuel stations and regional towns do not all have 24 hour fuel service. Always calculate your trip and fuel supplies.

Water

It is recommended to purchase your water supplies before starting your journey.

Camping

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of visitors and to protect the natural values of nearby parks, changes to park access and facilities may occur. Please check Explore Parks WA for more information on where and when camping is permitted.

In and Around Exmouth

When travelling in and around the Exmouth region to experience the Ningaloo Eclipse, please plan ahead.

Marina and Waterways

Planning is underway to manage the influx of additional visitors during this period which may include changes to waterway usage. Notices to mariners for navigational advice, warnings and aquatic events can be found on the Marine section of the Department of Transport website.

Local Roads and Traffic

Traffic management measures may be introduced to manage the additional visitors to Exmouth. To stay up to date with traffic conditions, incidents and alerts check the Main Roads Travel Map.

Food, Groceries and Shopping

With a multitude of visitors travelling to and staying in Exmouth for the Ningaloo Eclipse, planning with stakeholders is underway to ensure availability of all the essentials during this exciting time. Visitors might consider purchasing specialty items prior to travel.

What to Bring

Conditions in Exmouth during April are perfect for adventure! Days are hot with an average 33 degrees Celsius, while evenings are cooler at 20 degrees Celsius. Hats, sunscreen, beach towels are a must when visiting Ningaloo.

Visit Westernaustralia.com for a full list of travel tips

Extending Your Stay in WA

Whether your Ningaloo Eclipse experience is at the beginning, middle of end of your once-in-a-lifetime holiday, there’s another adventure around every corner in Western Australia.

See more on exploring WA

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Last Reviewed: 2022-04-19