Exmouth Water Spray Ground
Located in Federation Park in the heart of the city centre, Exmouth’s unique water ‘spray ground’ was completed in July 2013. A safe, shaded and fun play space for children and families, the spray ground is open every day.
The Federation Park Spray Ground is a fantastic and unique representation of the Ningaloo region’s natural and cultural heritage values. The design of the spray ground incorporates many unique elements of the Ningaloo, including whales, turtles, dolphins, whale sharks, a Cape Range cave system, terrestrial wildlife & wildflowers, maritime history, and the VLF Towers.
This project would not have been possible without the generous financial contributions from Department of Regional Development through their Royalties for Regions funding program, Landcorp, Variety WA, Caring for our Country, Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Program and the Shire of Exmouth.
Boat Launching Ramps
Exmouth has three boat launching ramps. The Exmouth Marina Boat Ramp is located 2km south of the Exmouth townsite and is an all weather, all tide, two lane ramp that affords access to the mid reaches of the Exmouth Gulf.
Bundegi Boat Ramp is located 12km north of Exmouth at Bundegi Beach. This is a single lane concrete ramp tucked just inside the tip of North West Cape, at the mouth of the Exmouth Gulf. It is recommended to avoid launching or retrieving at Bundegi Boat Ramp on very low tides or during periods of strong easterly aspect winds.
Tantabiddi Boat Ramp is 35km from Exmouth (just north of the Cape Range National Park boundary) at Tantabiddi. This is a two lane concrete ramp that provides easiest access to the Ningaloo Lagoon, Ningaloo Reef and the open Indian Ocean. Tantabiddi Boat Ramp is useable in most weather conditions, although launching or retrieving around very low tides is not recommended.
Other small boat beach launching areas are available from campsites in the Cape Range National Park, but these are generally only accessible to 4WD vehicles.
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse is a favourite heritage experience for visitors to the Ningaloo, who will find not only the lighthouse itself on the top of Vlamingh Head, but also the remains of a World War II radar station, a wide range of interpretive signage and one of the best ocean views on the Ningaloo Coast.
Krait and Potshot Memorials
Exmouth’s strong military history is evident right along the tip of North West Cape, but some of the best examples of this fighting past can be found at the Krait and Potshot Memorials, off Minilya-Exmouth Road, around 29kms south of Exmouth. Operation Potshot saw the establishment of a US submarine refuelling base in 1942, while the Krait memorial commemorates Operation Jaywick; one of the most daring shipping raids of the Second World War. Exmouth Gulf was the base of this mission, in which a small group of SAS soldiers used a captured, near derelict Malaysian fishing vessel (grandiosely renamed the HMS Krait) to conduct a sneak attack on Japanese warships in Singapore Harbour. Relics and interpretive signage can be found at the Krait and Potshot memorials.