Originally established as a communications base for the North/West Cape, Exmouth is now days more commonly seen as the gateway to the Ningaloo Reef. Experience a close encounter with the huge Whale Sharks or swim with the majestic Manta Rays. Both these opportunities are seasonal so it pays to do a little research before travelling.
Its remoteness is part of the reason that it is home to only 2,400 residents, although these numbers more than double in the tourist season. During WWII, this made isolated spot made an ideal location for fleet movements into the Indian Ocean and the American Navy developed a submarine base here. Shortly after the war, the remaining buildings were used as a base for the oil explorations in the area.
In addition to the diving and tourism, Exmouth also supports substantial fishing, prawning and Pearl industries.
Visit the Exmouth Visitor Centre website, for more help in planning your trip.
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