Sea Breeze Resort
Exmouth, Ningaloo Reef / Western Australia
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Plan your Adventure
When planning your trip be aware of the remoteness and location of Exmouth. The closest town is Carnarvon that is 365km to the south with approximately 5000 residents. Coral Bay is 150km to the south with only 120 residents. Our main airport, Learmonth (LEA) – Exmouth, is 38km south of town. Currently Qantas is the only airline that services the area, therefore a hire car or shuttle service is required from the airport. Sea Breeze Resort offers a FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE!
Rental cars are required to be driven into town, serviced and driven back to the airport. Additional charges apply and quickly become equivalent to the cost of one day’s car rental fees. Sea Breeze Resort are happy to provide a free shuttle service, saving you money and helping the environment.
When driving to Exmouth, plan carefully as the distances between petrol stations are vast and opening hours are limited. Try not to drive late or in the dark from the highway to Exmouth as the road is scattered with wildlife including goats, sheep, kangaroos, emus and cattle. So take your time and drive and plan carefully!
Importance of Seasons
Ningaloo has two areas where the season is a factor.
Whale Sharks are the largest attraction. The season officially starts on the 1st of April with the Whale Shark No Sightings Policy. This season lasts until the end of the July School Holidays before the operators change their tours into Eco Tours that offer viewings of Giant Mantas, Humpback Whale Watching and amazing snorkelling. Giant Mantas are around all year, however they gather from May until November in large numbers. In August 2000, the largest group ever seen was reported with over 220 individual Giant Mantas. Humpback Whales usually appear mid-June and remain until the end of November in the Exmouth Gulf. From Mid-July until Mid-August, Ningaloo turns on the BIG 3 with all three major plankton feeders seen in one day! Whale Sharks, Mantas and Humpback Whales! No other place in the world offers this! Later in October view the sea turtles begin to lay their eggs and hatch only 6-8 weeks later!
Tourism Season typically begins in Easter with April School Holidays generally booked well in advanced and prices are at their peak. Ningaloo typically peaks with each School Holiday and larger events towards Christmas and New Year’s Eve and into middle of January before it quietens down in summer. Exmouth in summer generally gets hot for a few hours during the day, however the nights are mild and bone dry! During the peak temperatures of the day, hang by the pool and then later in the afternoon enjoy the mild temperatures and outdoors.
The best time to travel
This depends on what you want to experience! The wildlife seasons are the main driver if you come for that specific reason. If you just want to get away from the rat race, between January and April are the best months to travel. The area is quiet, stunningly beautiful and the best value for your money as prices are usually rock bottom allowing you to snatch great bargains.
However, a lot of services, tours and restaurants are closed in summer. To ensure you are not disappointed, find out before you travel, which services, tours and restaurants are open.
When some bargains sound too good to be true, you may want to find out what the catch is! Most of the time there are none.
Get the best value
First of all, BOOK DIRECT and well in advance!
This way you will get the best price and have more flexibility if changes are required. Booking directly with us, we can change and move dates and deal with you personally, otherwise you have to go through the booking channel you have chosen and that might turn out to be quite difficult, time consuming and complicated.
So how do you get the best value?
Owner & Managing Director
These tips have been exclusively compiled for you by Axel who has been living and working in the tourism industry at Ningaloo Reef for the last 18 years.