Exmouth lies some 780 miles north of Perth on the rugged and stunningly beautiful Northwest Cape. This remote corner of Australia has been of strategic importance since the days of the Second World War. In fact, Exmouth was built in 1964 to support the Harold E. Holt Communications Station. Nearly 45 years later, the base remains a top-secret installation. Australians, however, discovered the North Cape's strategic importance as a travel destination. Here rugged mountains and stony gorges descend to stunning beaches. Australia's longest fringing reef lies just offshore. Its crystalline waters boast great fishing, and whale sharks are frequently encountered basking on the surface between April and July.
Exmouth's permanent population numbers approximately 2,400 souls - but visitors are increasingly drawn to the Northwest Cape's rugged beauty and mild climate.
Note: Exmouth is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship's tender.