Exmouth Eco Tours
Swimming with Gentle Giants
Situated at the northern gateway to the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, Exmouth is the perfect base to explore the underwater wonders of the Ningaloo Marine Park This remote town attracts visitors from around the world to swim with the gentle giants of the sea – the whale sharks, manta rays and humpback whales.
Exmouth not only offers world class marine encounters but the wildlife rich Cape Range National Park covering a huge 50,000 hectors. The park features breathtaking canyons, limestone ranges and 50 kilometres of unspoiled coastline with daily sightings of emus, wallaroos, red kangaroos, dingoes, echidnas and a variety of birds and reptiles.
Snorkelling and Scuba Diving
Running 260km in length the Ningaloo Reef is the largest fringing reef in Australia making it the must-see destination for keen divers, snorkellers and wildlife enthusiasts a like. Exmouth is the perfect location being just a short drive from the town.
It is also home of one of the world’s top ten shore dive sites the Exmouth Navy Pier, referred to as the aquarium without glass. It is possible scuba divers will see more species fish in one dive site than in their entire diving life.
There is ample opportunities to spot the magnificent animals of the Ningaloo Coast. There are snorkel tours, boat cruises, glass bottom boat tours and for the more adventurous sea kayaking tours.
- Humpback Whale Watching July to October – Sensational up close and personal whale interactions (full or half day)
- Dolphin /Marine Life Cruises – running all year round including sunset sails
- Fraser Island – Day and overnight accommodated tours to Fraser Island
- Southern Great Barrier Reef – Lady Elliot Island is an eco-paradise with Manta Rays and Turtles the star of the show
- Walk the historic Urangan Pier or stroll the flat pathways of the beachfront esplanade, dotted with seaside cafes and picnic spots
- Travelling with children? The free water park on the esplanade is great if you have a free day with the kids
- Visit the Cultural centre and Discovery Sphere catching a photo with the giant whale statue.
- Hervey Bay has accommodation to suit all types of travel, from camping and backpacker hostels to hotels and resorts
How to get to Hervey Bay
- Self-Driving: Hervey Bay is a 3½ hour drive north of Brisbane
- Bus Service from Brisbane: Greyhound and Premier Motors offer daily departures (+/- 7 hours)
- Direct Flights: from Brisbane (50 mins) / from Sydney (1 hour 45 mins)