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A sleepy small town located halfway between Broome and Perth in Western Australia, Exmouth is the perfect base camp for your visit to both Ningaloo Reef and Cape Range National Park. This laid back town acts as a gateway to your adventure with dolphins, humpback whales, and gentle whale sharks, as well as rugged gorges and canyons.

Exmouth is an ideal place to further discover Western Australia, so having access to your own vehicle will give you the freedom to explore. You can book your Exmouth car hire in advance with Enjoy Travel.

Guide to the Exmouth


Exmouth experiences scorchingly hot summers with temperatures that can go up to 40°C (104°F), but the weather remains moderate and pleasant during the winter months. There is no specific monsoon season but the town gets some rain between January to April. The remaining months stay predominantly dry. Tropical cyclones are frequent between December and April, so do be careful while travelling during this time.

Activities in Exmouth

Exmouth has the best snorkelling, fishing and diving spots in Western Australia. For memorable snorkelling experiences, visit the Oyster Stacks or Turquoise Bay at Cape Range National Park. For epic fishing sites, head to Marina Walls, Learmonth or Bundegi Jetty. You'll need at least 3-5 days to explore the town and enjoy all the activities that it has to offer.

Things to do in Exmouth

Swim with sharks at Ningaloo Reef

If you are at Exmouth, you can't miss seeing the gentle and graceful whale sharks that swim around Ningaloo Reef. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, you can even swim with them for an unforgettable underwater experience. This sleepy little town comes to life during the annual Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival, which takes place sometime between March to August, where you can enjoy concerts, exhibitions and live band performances in addition to watching whale sharks.

Snorkel at Turquoise Bay

Turquoise Bay should be your next stop if you want to go snorkelling. Swim to the reef from the beach and take in the view of the resplendent corals and schools of colourful fish surrounding it. After returning to the shore, sunbathe on the pristine beach with a good book.

Kayak in Cape Range National Park

Cape Range National Park offers azure blue waters blue water framed by magnificent red limestone cliffs in the background. Opt for a boat cruise or go kayaking to get the most of this place. If it's your lucky day, you might be able to spot a black-footed rock-wallaby or a nesting osprey.

Eating out in the Exmouth

Exmouth offers extensive food options. Start your day with breakfast at Ningaloo Bakehouse, which has been serving delectable pies, sausage rolls and sweet dishes since the 1960s. Enjoy lunch at Mantarays with cocktails, excellent seafood, and a brilliant sea view. End your day at the award-winning Froth Craft Brewery that has plenty of brew options along with great food and live music.

Transport in Exmouth

Learmonth Airport is the nearest to Exmouth, and is served by Qantas which has daily flights to and from Perth. The airport is located 40 km away from the city centre, and most people get to Exmouth either via shuttles or in hired cars. Some of the popular car hire agencies in this region include Avis, Budget, Europcar, and Hertz.

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FAQs about car hire in Exmouth

Most frequently asked questions about hiring a car in Exmouth

Booking your Exmouth car hire in advance with Enjoy Travel will cost on around $41.99 AUD per day.
21 years of age is the minimum age to hire a car in Exmouth (and all of Australia). But, if you are aged under 25, you might have to pay a surcharge.
It is ok to add additional drivers to your car hire agreement in Exmouth.
The most popular car for getting around Exmouth is the Hyundai i30. This compact family car is fuel efficient and comfortable.
Exmouth Learmonth Airport serves Exmouth and is roughly a 25 minute drive.
The distance between Melbourne and Exmouth is of 4,534 km.
The distance between Exmouth and Sydney is of 5,047 km.
The distance between Exmouth and Perth is of 1,249 km.

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