Travelling to and getting around Exmouth, Western Australia

Travelling to and getting around Exmouth, Western Australia

Planing a holiday to Exmouth? Plan to fly in and hire a car or jump on a bus once you arrive? Or planning to drive up from Perth? Whatever your holiday choice we can help you with getting around Exmouth in Western Australia. Here’s a few tips that will make your trip a little smoother…


Exmouth is centrally located between the airport and Cape Range National Park. Before arriving in Exmouth, getting to know the distance within the region can help you decide on the type of transport you may need once you arrive. Getting around Exmouth will be easier with the correct transport. The start of Cape Range National Park is 51 km from Exmouth and has some of the best beaches and reefs in the region including the famous Turquoise Bay. Our Ningaloo Lighthouse Caravan park is 18 km from Exmouth and 33 km to the start of Cape Range National park. The Learmonth airport is 37 km south of Exmouth and is where the Qantas flights land.

Flying From Perth to Exmouth, Western Australia


Qantas offers daily flights from Perth to Exmouth and return, check out the Qantas website for more information to Book Flights. Flights take around 2 hours to reach Exmouth from Perth.

Shuttle Bus Airport Transfers

Airport transfers are provided by Exmouth Bus Charter. Transfers operate from the Learmonth Airport to the Light House Caravan Park and return when a booking is made. Booking is essential and can be made via phone on 08 9949 4623 or online with the Exmouth Visitors Centre.

Car Hire

Car hire can be arranged from the Learmonth airport with a range of providers including Avis, Hertz, Budget and Europcar. The VroomVroomVroom website will provide a list of cars for hire and the prices for the dates you wish to visit.

Camper Van Hire

Exmouth Camper Hire can hire you a camper van if you are looking for a self contained camping experience.

Driving From Perth to Exmouth, Western Australia

Exmouth is 1,270km north of Perth and the trip can take you past some of the best beaches to see in Western Australia. A road trip will involve a stop or two along the way. Geraldton is the only city between Perth and Exmouth, offering a larger amount of shops and service makes it a great place to grab anything if needed before reaching Exmouth. Carnarvon is the next biggest town between Geraldton and Exmouth and also offers larger amount of shops and a few more services for the region. Exmouth is a smaller town with a population of around 2,500 people. Although this can swell to over 6,000 people during peak holiday seasons. If a road trip is a must to do, then a few of the following websites can help you plan a road trip that will ensure you see some of the best things this coastline has on offer.

11 Day Ultimate Road Trip

Ultimate Road Trip winding from Perth to Exmouth, offering every opportunity to immerse yourself in the Australia’s Coral Coast. Including Shark Bay (Monkey Mia).

10 Day Self Drive Trip

A Flexible Self Drive itinerary trip from Perth to Exmouth, including the Nambung National Park (Pinnacles).

Plan a Road Trip

If you prefer to plan your own road trip from Perth to Exmouth and back, Drive Australia can help you plan a trip.

Exmouth Shops and Services

Exmouth offers a range of shops and services including:

  • Public Hospital
  • Chemist
  • Local Vet
  • Library
  • Parks
  • Water Park
  • Boat Ramps
  • Marina
  • Swimming Pool
  • Two IGA shops
  • Bakery
  • Liquor Shops
  • Fuel stations
  • Tyre Power
  • Auto Pro
  • Cafes
  • Restaurants
  • Resorts
  • Caravan Parks
  • An array of activity and tour companies

Things to Remember!

Driving at night is dangerous and not recommended. Cows, emus and roos will wonder onto the roads at night and have caused serious accidents and deaths. Plan to arrive at your sleeping destinations before dusk.

Park Passes are a Must!

Purchasing a Parks Pass will gain you access to the Pinnacles and Cape Range National Park. Entry requires you purchase a parks pass. Your payment ensures these beautiful spots stay beautiful and un spoilt. For more information visit Parks and Wildlife website.

Ningaloo Coast  is a World Heritage Listed Area

Ningaloo Coast was recognised for it’s natural beauty and biological diversity being added to the World Heritage list in 2011. Covering an area of 604,500 ha including the State and Commonwealth Ningaloo Marine Parks, Cape Range National Park, the Learmonth Air Weapons Range, Bundegi and Jurabi coastal parks, the Muiron Islands and Muiron Islands Marine Management Area. This means all shells, sand and natural environment is a look an leave only area. Please respect this when you visit and leave behind only footprints and take with you only photos.

Book Ahead and Plan in Advance

Exmouth during the summer can have daytime temperatures reaching over 50 degrease and is also in a cyclone region of Australia. The remote location of Exmouth can also provide problems for people who choose not to plan their journey in advance. The best time to visit Exmouth is during the cooler months from April to October to get the best of the Exmouth climate. This is a popular time for others to visit so make sure you book tours, accommodation and car hire in advance. If you are looking for a quieter time to visit with less people try visiting during September or October.

Getting Around Exmouth

Hopefully this has provided you with a few things to think about when booking a holiday to Exmouth. Getting around Exmouth and understanding the distances within the region is important to ensuring an enjoyable holiday. We hope to see you soon!