Published: September 16th 2009September 16th 2009
We are now back at Exmouth after 6 nights at Cape Range National Park. We got up early and were at the Ranger Station for the National Park 40kms away from Exmouth around the peninsula before 7am, but still we were No 18 in the queue for a campsite!! We waited until 8am, when it opened (9 more had turned up by then), and were very lucky to be offered the last spot in the overflow campsite for the first night. We could then transfer to a better spot the next day. We got a lovely spot at Osprey Bay, a stone's throw away rom a lovely beach, with tame kangaroos. The camp hosts had a Happy hour BYO each evening 5pm - 6.30pm, so most of the campers came. We walked the beaches most mornings before it got too hot, and snorkelled at Osprey, Sandy Bay nearby (clear with lovely fish), the Oyster stack(lovely fish, some big and good coral), and Lakeside Bay and Turquoise Bay (drift snorkelled down the coral reefs with the current - both lovely coral and fish). We drove to Yardie Creek one day and walked into the gorge, after helping some tourists stuck
our last snorkel here
Lakeside Beach where we drift snorkelled the coral.
in the soft sand in a hired 4WD and not a clue what to do.
We reluctantly left yesterday, but the wind had got up the last few nights, and the one tide a day on our last day was low most of the day (tides are weird here, usually 2 a day, range varies too, but has been about 1 - 2 meters).
We leave Exmouth tomorrow for 3 nights at Coral Bay, which is at the southern end of the Ningaloo Reef,couldn't get into the camping ground we had been recommended, it's booked out, but we managed to get another one nearby, then on to Carnarvon.
Cheers Lynne and Chris
There are more photos below