Exmouth, Western Australia
The key location of Exmouth along the Western Australian coast has meant that this area lays claim to many interesting historical landmarks, industries and research stations, including the old Navy Pier and the Learmonth Solar Observatory, which is jointly operated by the IPS Radio and Space Services and by the US Air Force. In fact, Exmouth was built in 1967 to serve the American Naval Communication Station but has since become a tourist base for visits to the Cape Range National Park and Ningaloo Marine Park. The cloud-free atmosphere especially suited for VLF (very low frequency) transmissions and the prolific marine wildlife has helped to attract tourism. But the infrastructure still remains rather limited.
Please Note: For your convenience, shore excursions offered for this port of call are available to reserve in advance at www.silversea.com until (DATE), as well as offered for purchase on board, unless otherwise noted in the description.
Going Ashore in Exmouth
The ship is scheduled to anchor off the Exmouth Marina Pier. Guests will be taken ashore via the ship's tender. The distance to the town center is approximately one mile. There are few taxis available.
Souvenirs and T-shirts are the most popular items you will find in the shops at Exmouth. The Visitor Centre on Murat Road also offers a variety of souvenirs and local craft. The local currency is the Australian dollar. U.S. dollars are not readily accepted.
The Sea Urchin Café is known for Fish and Chips. Potshot Hotel and Graces Tavern offer delicious counter meals with the option of a la carte dining at Graces or eating poolside at the Potshot Pool Bar.
Main attractions in and around Exmouth are covered in the organized excursions.
Town Beach is the closest beach to Exmouth, located less than one mile from town. The beach is ideal for morning walks. It also provides a 4WD access track down to the beach.
Bundegi Beach marks the start of the Ningaloo Marine Park, located about 9 miles north of Exmouth. It is the most popular beach offering great swimming, snorkeling and fishing. Diving is an additional attraction that draws scores of visitors to Exmouth.
Please Note: Private arrangements are not available in this port.