We went to Exmouth for swimming with Whale Sharks. It was just awesome! We booked Ocean Eco Adventure and everything was great: from the boat to the food through the captain.
Organisers were very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a marvellous day: saw three whale sharks, one tiger shark, dolphins, dugongs, turtle, manta ray: the most amazing place for such a diversity.
So much to do and see on the ningaloo reef. This is an ocean lovers paradise. Don't forget to try out the seafood extravaganza on night at whalers restaurant on Kenny street.
Exmouth is a great place to go if you plan on bumming about on the beach, snorkeling the Ningaloo Reef or trying your hand at fishing.
It is small, friendly community that prides itself on tourism because that is it's main source of income. Numerous places offer fishing trips, Humpback whale watching tours or during the right season Swim with the whale shark activities. If you don't fancy getting on a boat to go and watch the Humpback whales up close you can view them fairly regularly around the cape (Vlamingh Lighthouse was a fairly notable place to see them). Make sure to do the complete drive of the North-West Cape, calling into all the little beach camping grounds or sites along the way. Mandu Mandu Gorge was pretty and worth the trek. Probably not great for young children as there is a little climbing to do on the hill. Most of the beaches around the cape were good for young children because the water is shallow and protected from swells and waves. If you don't have kids and fancy getting a full body tan there is a 'clothing optional beach' just waiting for you!!
As I said before...great beach side town. With just enough to keep you busy, good variety of restaurants.
Definitely worth visiting the national park. $11 per car entrance fee. Many beaches to visit while in there.