Why go to Exmouth?
Home to Ningaloo Reef, teeming with marine life and visits by whale sharks and humpbacks
Most attractions are a long way from the port
Ocean lovers are spoilt for choice with nearly every kind of sea activity in Exmouth's waters
Exmouth Cruise Port Facilities?
Tender boats are used to transport cruise passengers to the Exmouth Marina located at Madaffari Drive. Local volunteers welcome passengers as they arrive and provide information about their town and surrounds. An information desk is also located near the marina on cruise days providing information about the various tours on offer. There are no ATMs near the marina, but there are many in town.
A free shuttle service is provided to take passengers to points of interest around the town. The marina is a five-minute drive to the town, however resident emus and their families can hold up the traffic for a few minutes -- they have right of way in the town.
Good to Know?
Many of the tours book out quickly, especially the chance to swim with whale sharks and humpbacks so book well in advance. A free shuttle service for cruise passengers runs from the marina to the town centre every 20 minutes. Many tour operators offer discounts for Australian seniors and students.
On Foot: It's a 10-minute walk into the town centre from the marina.
By Taxi: Taxis -- Cabs on Call (0408 449 944)
By Bus: A free shuttle bus is offered for all scheduled cruise arrivals. It runs every 20 minutes and passengers can disembark at the Ningaloo Centre (Murat Road; 08 9949 3000; open daily, April to November, 8.30 am to 5 pm, November to March, Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 1 pm) for the Ningaloo Visitor Centre, Ningaloo Aquarium and Discovery Centre and the Exmouth Cultural Arts Centre. It also stops at the Exmouth Town Centre for the Ross Street Mall, Exmouth Water Spray Ground and Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort (Lot 900, Madaffari Drive; 08 9949 0000)-- on request. The Exmouth Bus Charter provides an airport transfer service (08 9949 4623).
By Car: Major hire car companies have offices in the town including Hertz (08 9949 4610), Budget (08 9949 1534); EuropCar (08 9949 2940) and Avis (08 9949 2492).
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
The currency is the Australian dollar. ATMs can be found in the local IGA shops, Caltex, Mantarays Beach Resort and Westpac Bank. Most places accept mainstream credit cards.