Blogs from Exmouth, Western Australia, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Exmouth July 18th 2021

Day 8 Today we had to return the car, pack up the tent and stuff and move to a chalet for the final night. I had a few of the items we had bought such as the self inflating mattress, camp chairs and tarp up on marketplace and we sold a couple of the items, which was a bonus and donated the rest to people at the campgrounds. The Exmouth Ningaloo Caravan and Holiday Park had let us in the chalet early, so this was so appreciative, it meant we didn’t have to store stuff in their reception area and could move it with the car before it was dropped off. Taking the car to look around the beaches of Exmouth, pick up a couple of pies for lunch (a reef and beef pie, which was ... read more
Stealing bread.. cheeky Emu
They sit kinda funny
Relaxing by the pool

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Exmouth July 16th 2021

Day 7 Today was THE most exciting and bestest day we had. I guess it was the climax of such an epic trip. Today, we swam with Whale Sharks. We chose Ocean Eco Adventures, they seemed more eco friendly and onboard they had reusable everything and reef friendly sunscreen, They also used a flylite plane to ‘spot’ the whale sharks and this was handy in being able to have multiple swims with them. The morning started off with a nice continental breakfast and real coffee, followed by a safety and expectation brief. We were then taken out to a coral reef called Nudi Reef, known not for naked swimming but for the tiny nudibranches that hid amongst the corals. Due to the potential of stinging jelly fish, stinger suits or long sleeve rashies and leggings needed ... read more
Mermaid Swimming Nudi Reef
Lots of little blue fish at Nudi Reef
Nudi Reef

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Exmouth July 18th 2019

We are just about ready to leave Exmouth and head back to Perth for a couple of nights before starting the final leg of this trip to Cervantes. Spent the last couple of days doing a walk up Mandu-Mandu canyon and tried snorkeling at turquoise bay - had a strong current which we new about but I (Bronwyn) really didn't enjoy it so was a very short snorkel followed by last minute working on the tan before we head south. (Would have ben even better at the beach if someone had remembered to include the towels) Went to one of the bird watching hides and saw some egret saw a smaller couple of types and was wondering if it was the greater egret and then we saw a greater egret and there was no question - ... read more
Greater egret
Head  land Ningaloo
The ugliest monument ever

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Exmouth July 15th 2019

Spent yesterday snorkelling, on the way back to town found the emu with chicks wandering a few metres just off the road. I think that on the scale of Australian intelligence these are really close to the bottom of the list. Today Yardie Creek area, walk around the rocks and canyon and then took a boat ride. Osprey nests and birds, wallabies sunning themselves on the sunny rocks. Driving back to town had to stop suddenly for an echidna crossing the road. Very endearing but I wasn't sure if I wanted to get tail ended for it. luckily everything worked out ok and all the other tourists stopped to watch as it buried itself on safer ground. Just in case that wasn't enough road stories for the day we also saw a mangy looking dingo walking ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Exmouth July 13th 2019

Two days of high activity. drove to Coral Bay for the manta tour (see photos) saw dolphins, whales, dugongs, swum with mantas, turtles rays etc. By the end of the day we were running out of things to tick off. Friday whale sharking...Even watching a humpback displaying, flapping its flukes about etc ended up being anti-climatic compared with swimming alongside a whale shark. Saturday will definitely be a 'down day'... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Exmouth January 13th 2019

Australia Landed in Perth & then straight up to Learmonth, Western Australia, top left! Flying along the coastline was spectacular, clear skies & miles from any where. We stayed at Ningaloo Lodge a cross between a hostel & a hotel, which turned out to be a good base. First full day we went along to Turquoise Bay where we entered the clear blue water off to the left of the beach then spent the next hour drifting along the current above the coral, mesmerised by the multi coloured coral & fish beneath us. We even swam with a turtle for about 5 minutes - fantastic. We just had to keep an eye out for where to get out & not drift too far into a dangerous current. As we drove along the coast we saw a ... read more
The Indian Ocean
snorkelling At Turquoise Bay
the dunes

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Exmouth July 13th 2018

Well so much has happened since we left Perth, that I've forgotten a few things. (must be the old age). Well we travelled along the coast road to the Pinnacles just south of Cervantes. I've been here before, but just like so much of the rest of the country. Just how amazing these sandstone pillars are. Next day saw us stopping at a friend of Wendy's in Dongara to drop off a few items which she has had for a couple of years. We were given a tour of his toys in his sheds. Tractors and trucks of all kinds including a few old cars. From here we drove north to Geraldton then onto Kalbarri Where we sighted some Humpback Whales. As I was eager to get to Exmouth we bypassed Shark bay and Monkey Mia. ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Exmouth February 16th 2018

On the Ning Nang Nong, where the Cows go bong, and the monkeys all say Boo! There's a Nong Nang Ning, where the Trees go Ping! And the Teapots jibber, jabber joo! On the Nong Ning Nang, all the Mice go Clang! And you just can't catch 'em when they do! So it's Ning Nang Nong, Cows go Bong, Nong Nang Ning, Trees go Ping, Nong Ning Nang, the Mice go Clang, What a noisy place to belong, Is the Ning Nang Ning Nang Nong! I was reminded of this classic poem by Spike Milligan, as we left Perth today, to fly 800 miles north, straight up the coast of Western Australia, to the Ningaloo Reef Heritage Coast and, in particular, the small resort locations of Exmouth and Coral Bay. This area i... read more
Swimming 1
Swimming 2
Swimming 3

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Exmouth April 20th 2017

So here we are on the road again, this time on a domestic visit to Western Australia. Four of us flew across from the east coast to Perth before first flying north to Exmouth for a few days. From there it was a flight back to Perth before driving a rental car south to Margaret River for a further few days, which will be covered in the next blog. While it is far from the only attraction in the Exmouth region, the opportunity to swim in close proximity to the whale sharks off the Ningaloo reef was clearly the main drawcard. We were very lucky that the day we had booked well ahead of time for our Ningaloo cruise turned out to be a warm day with relatively calm seas, which significantly increases the chances of ... read more
Swimming with the whale shark
Whale shark with two larger escorts
The wreck of the SS Mildura in a glimmering sea

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Exmouth August 2nd 2016

Well we have moved but only from Coral Bay to Exmouth by tow truck. We are about to enjoy our second night in what I shall call "value for money" accommodation. It is a tin shed unit with air con, private bathroom and a tv. At $76 per night it is a lot more affordable than the Nullabor roadhouses but still unplanned expense. The car will be fixed tomorrow after the arrival and fitting of a fuel filter. So not much to report other than the road here passed through some interesting country - very large areas of grass with Termite hills everywhere. This whole area is prone to flooding and Cyclone damage but we see it at the right time for lush green and buzzing with birds. We have managed to move our Broome accommodation ... read more

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