Rated as Western Australia’s top town in 2021, it’s safe to say that Exmouth is a must-see destination for WA locals, those traveling interstate, and of course international tourists!
Home to the world’s largest fringing reef, the Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth boasts white sands, crystal clear waters, vast marine life, and is blessed with great weather for most of the year.
On top of that, in the town you’ll find an abundance of great restaurants, cafes, bakeries, breweries, shopping centers, and more!
I could go on for hours about how beautiful this destination is, but I know you are here looking for the best accommodation in Exmouth so that’s exactly what you’ll discover in this post.
In this Exmouth accommodation guide, you will find my recommendations for where to stay in Exmouth including budget, mid-range, and luxury properties to fit every traveler’s needs.
I’ve also included a few of the best campsites and caravan parks in the area for those of you who are looking to go camping in Exmouth. It’s all here in this complete guide!
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BEST LUXURY ACCOMMODATION IN EXMOUTH
To kick things off, let’s give you a run-down of the best luxury accommodation in Exmouth WA.
LUXURY: EXMOUTH ESCAPE RESORT
The Exmouth Escape Resort offers luxury self-contained accommodations set in beautifully landscaped gardens. The resort features a bar and restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool and a wading pool for toddlers as well as being within walking distance to the beach, making it the perfect place to stay in Exmouth.
Just 800 yards from the beach, the resort is located just over a mile from Exmouth town center and a 25-minute drive from the airport, placing it central to discover all that Exmouth has to offer.
The self-contained apartments all feature a fully equipped kitchen and BBQ settings on the private patio. The modern dining and lounge areas offer comfort with TV and DVD facilities and free WiFi. The bedrooms are spacious and beautifully presented with private bathrooms.
This is a fantastic accommodation in Exmouth for families, couples and groups. The facilities offer something for everyone and the location is perfect for being able to access both the town and the local beaches and hikes.
LUXURY: MANTARAYS NINGALOO BEACH RESORT
Overlooking Exmouths Sunrise Beach, this stunning resort offers both ocean and marina views as well as an infinity pool, restaurant and bar. The restaurant is open all day serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is an onsite fitness center and the front desk is available to book fishing charters, diving experiences and scenic flights making this a fantastic place to consider when searching for where to stay in Exmouth.
Set overlooking the beach and the marina, Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort is just a short drive from the airport. Exmouth golf club is just a 5-minute drive away and it is located just 45 minutes from the Cape Range National Park for trekking and gorge hiking activities.
The high ceiling rooms all have a private balcony and offer contemporary furnishings. Each room has a private bathroom with a shower and 2 person spa bath. Rooms are equipped with a TV and tea and coffee facilities.
This resort is highly recommended for couples and families looking for Exmouth luxury accommodation.
LUXURY: SAL SALIS NINGALOO REEF
Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is an exclusive safari campsite hidden just an hour from Exmouth town center in the dunes of the Cape Range National Park. It features 15 pre-set luxury tents overlooking the water, all of which come with a working bathroom. There is outdoor dining available with a chef onsite for meals underneath the stars. The campsite arranges activities including sea kayaking, gorge walking and local hikes.
Sal Salis is just a 1-hour drive from Exmouth Town Center and less than 2 hours from Exmouth Airport. Shuttle service is available for all guests.
Each safari-style tent features an en suite with a natural composting bathroom and comes with herb soaps, ecologically sound shampoos and towels are also are provided.
Highly recommended for couples, this is the perfect spot for a more luxurious glamping experience if you are willing to travel to the outskirts of Exmouth.
LUXURY: OSPREY HOLIDAY VILLAGE
The Osprey Holiday Village offers self-contained homes for a more luxurious stay in Exmouth. All are private and have their own access and private areas away from the other units in the village.
Located close to the beach and within walking distance from the local shops and restaurants. The airport is just a 20-minute drive away and transfers to and from the Holiday Village can be arranged.
This accommodation at Exmouth comes in the form of two or three-bedroom units, all with their own fully equipped kitchen, living and dining areas. The properties are immaculately presented and are all air-conditioned with WiFi and provided with towels and bed linen.
These properties are highly recommended for groups or families traveling together who are looking for a more independent stay with that homely touch and added luxury.
LUXURY: 7 GNULLI
7 Gnulli is a luxury, private accommodation in Exmouth located right on the marina with its own private jetty and large decking area overlooking the ocean. This large open plan home is presented to a high standard offering a luxury stay for a large group or family in Exmouth.
Located right on the marina, the property is within walking distance of all local shops, restaurants and amenities as well as the beach. It is located just 5 minutes from the golf club and just a 20-minute transfer from the airport making this the perfect central location.
The property sleeps eight people comfortably and is fully air-conditioned with parking for two cars and a boat. It boasts a large open-plan living and dining area with a separate theatre room. The kitchen comes fully equipped. Bedrooms are beautifully presented with two bathrooms within the property.
This is a fantastic Exmouth accommodation for a large family or group looking to stay in a beautiful spot on the marina.
BEST MID-RANGE ACCOMMODATIONS IN EXMOUTH
Next up on this list of accommodation in Exmouth Western Australia, let’s take a look at the best mid-range options.
MID-RANGE: NINGALOO BED AND BREAKFAST
Ningaloo Bed and Breakfast offers en suite bedrooms all with outside access set in the beautiful countryside outside of Exmouth town. This Exmouth accommodation features a communal kitchen and the owners are on-site to help book local activities and arrange tours and trips.
The bed and breakfast is located just over a mile from the beach and is about a 10-minute drive back into the center of town. This is one of the best places to stay in Exmouth if you are looking for a more remote and rustic experience.
Rooms are well presented with a double bed and en suite bathroom. There is free WiFi on-site and a communal kitchen and lounge area are available for guests to use with tea and coffee facilities. A continental breakfast is also available daily.
This is a great accommodation at Exmouth for couples or groups traveling together on a mid-range budget, looking for a more rural location.
MID-RANGE: EXMOUTH CAPE HOLIDAY PARK
This accommodation at Exmouth offers a variety of choices for your stay including private rooms, dormitory rooms and deluxe cabins. The park has a swimming pool and children’s playground as well as volleyball courts and an outdoor cinema which is open during the high season. There are shared kitchen and BBQ facilities available onsite.
The park is located just a 10-minute walk from local shops and restaurants and the golf club is just a 5-minute drive away. Located right on the Ningaloo Reef, it is also perfectly located for snorkeling and diving experiences making this a great location to stay during your visit.
Rooms are well presented and maintained to a great standard. Most rooms have a private bathroom except for the dormitory rooms which have shared facilities available.
Exmouth Cape Holiday Park is recommended for families and couples, offering great facilities for both. It’s a great choice for accommodation in Exmouth Western Australia.
MID-RANGE: NINGALOO LODGE
This well-presented accommodation offers a beautiful setting when looking at where to stay in Exmouth. The facilities include an outdoor pool set in landscaped gardens, shared BBQ facilities, a games room and free use of snorkeling equipment. There is free WiFi on-site and the tour desk is available during the day to book local trips and excursions.
Within walking distance from the beach, Ningaloo Lodge is a 5-minute drive from Exmouth Golf Club and a 1-hour drive from Cape Range National Park. The resort is also within driving distance from Ningaloo Marine Park, Vlaming Head Lighthouse or Turquoise Bay.
Rooms are well presented featuring double or twin beds. All rooms are air-conditioned and all are provided with towels and linen. Rooms all come with private bathrooms and there are laundry facilities available on site.
The Ningaloo Lodge comes highly recommended for couples but is also a great Exmouth accommodation for families and small groups traveling together.
MID-RANGE: GETAWAY VILLAS
Getaway Villas are self-contained units located in Exmouth. Close to the town pool and water park, the villas come with their own patio areas and BBQ facilities making this a cosy place to stay in Exmouth on a mid-range budget.
Located in the heart of Exmouth, the villas are within walking distance of all local restaurants, shops and attractions. A transfer bus is available from the airport which is only a 20-minute drive away.
Rooms are well presented but with basic amenities. All come with a private bathroom with washing facilities as well as a small equipped kitchen and living area. All villas are air-conditioned and towels and linen are provided.
This is a fantastic Exmouth accommodation WA for a couple or small groups traveling together wanting to be in a central location in the town.
BEST BUDGET ACCOMMODATIONS IN EXMOUTH
And for those of you who are traveling on a shoestring, here is a list of the best budget accommodation at Exmouth.
BUDGET: POTSHOT HOTEL RESORT
Located centrally in Exmouth, the Potshot Hotel Resort offers guests a year-round outdoor pool and onsite restaurant offering breakfast and evening meals. The resort is well presented with landscaped gardens and there is a shared kitchen for all guest needs and a tour desk available to book trips and activities.
Located centrally in Exmouth, the resort is within walking distance of the beach and also local shops and restaurants making this a great central location when staying in Exmouth.
Rooms are well presented and all come with a private bathroom. Toiletries and a hairdryer are provided and all rooms come with a flat-screen TV and air conditioning.
This is a great accommodation at Exmouth WA for anyone traveling on a budget as it caters to families, couples and groups alike.
Offering both dormitory-style accommodation and static caravans the Ningaloo Holiday Resort. The park has an outdoor pool and coffee shop facilities and has an on-site tour desk for booking local trips and excursions.
Located in Exmouth the park is within walking distance of the beach, local shops and restaurants and amenities, making this a great place to stay on a budget.
Static caravans are well equipped and well presented with private bathrooms and small kitchen and living areas. Dormitories are basic, with both shared sleeping and bathroom facilities but perfect for any backpacker traveling through the area.
This is a great Exmouth accommodation for solo or group travelers as well as couples and families traveling on a budget.
BUDGET: EXCAPE BACKPACKERS YHA
Located behind the Potshot Hotel Resort, guests are able to use all the facilities the resort has to offer. The hostel itself is basic and offers both shared sleeping and bathroom amenities.
Located centrally in Exmouth, Excape Backpackers is within walking distance of the beach and also local shops and restaurants making this a great location for a backpacker on a budget.
Rooms are very basic, with bunks provided in the shared sleeping quarters. Linen is provided and there are shared bathrooms that are cleaned regularly.
This hostel is recommended for backpackers and solo travelers who would benefit from the shared rooms as a way to meet other backpackers and this is also well equipped for groups of friends traveling together.
CAMPING IN EXMOUTH
For those of you looking to go camping in Exmouth, see the list of the best campsites and caravan parks below.
NINGALOO HOLIDAY PARK
Situated within the Ningaloo Caravan and Holiday Park, this camping ground offers both powered and unpowered camping sites to meet all budget needs.
The holiday park is centrally located in Exmouth and is within walking distance of all local shops and restaurants. An onsite pool and coffee shop are available for all guests to use making this one of the best caravan parks in Exmouth.
BEST THINGS TO DO IN EXMOUTH
Exmouth is hands down my favorite destination in Western Australia. It’s the gateway to Ningaloo Reef and there are many fun-fuelled activities to keep you occupied during your stay!
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HOW TO GET TO EXMOUTH WA
Exmouth is pretty remote with the most popular way of access being a car. From State highway 1, you’re going to want to follow Minilya-Exmouth Road all the way to the end of the peninsula. On approach to Exmouth, this road turns into Murat Road and is the main road all the way through the town. If you’re heading north from Perth, the drive will take you about two days. If you’re heading south from Broome, this drive will take you one full day.
You can also find flights to Exmouth from Perth. This flight is around 1 hour and 45 minutes.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT EXMOUTH
With year-round activities on offer, Exmouth really has very few restrictions on when is best to visit. In regards to the weather, bear in mind during the summer months it will be incredibly hot, dry weather so packing sunscreen is essential.
If you’re visiting Exmouth to make use of the incredible marine park and explore some of the most vibrant waters, then the best months to visit are between November and March. This is when the sea life is most active with humpbacks and turtles visiting around this time of year.
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As you can tell, Exmouth really has it all. Being surrounded by water, it’s an ocean-lovers paradise but if you’re not one for water, there is still plenty to do!
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