Exmouth: Are We There Yet?


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May 12th 2019
Published: May 12th 2019
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Travelling from Kalbarri to Exmouth is an eight hour trek through desolate countryside consisting of scrub. It’s not just the vastness of the countryside that is the issue, but there are so few bends or hills on the journey That monorony quickly sets in. The scrub on the Exmouth Peninsula is littered with thousands of termite mounds. Occasionally you see a goat or emu darting along the road with straying cows, and the roadside has what seems like thousands of kangaroo corpses.

When we arrived in Exmouth it was surprising to see a luxury resort and nearby, homes sitting on a complex of canals...very modern indeed. The Mantalay Resort is in a beautiful spot. Our room had views of the ocean and the large pool, and we even got to see a marriage ceremony take place on the beach. The drive was worh the end result.

Our advice would be, if you don’t like driving long distances; fly here. It’s just under two hours. Otherwise you may be in a vehicle and repeatedly asking, “Are we there yet?”


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12th May 2019

Brumby's
Back in the 80's and the last time I went to Exmouth I saw dozens of wild Brumby's. Also everything you mentioned. It is wild how you go from scrub to boom, civilization! At that time the USD and AUD were very close to parity and most of the businesses took both dollars.
12th May 2019

Communications Towers
From our room we can see the communication towers which I gather are used by the U,S, as you probably know, it was originally a U.S. submarine base during the war.

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