9 Day Girls Road Trip To Exmouth in a Landcruiser

By Hannah G · Apr 20, 2016

The Trip — We drove to Exmouth from Perth. Strewth!

Duration — 8 Nights

Origin — Perth

Type of Trip— Wildlife, Watersports, Scuba Diving, Camping, Snorkelling, Kayaking, 4x4, Beach, Hiking, Relax

Group Size— 8 ladies

Trip Dates and Average Temperature — March. Good for the beginning of the whale shark season BUT end of the turtle watching season. Too early for manta rays.

Mode of Transportation — Car

Arrival Logistics — Drove to the campsite, pitched our tents, cracked a beer!

Cost per Person — $500 - $1000

General Route — Based ourselves in one campsite and did many day trips from there; scuba diving day trip, whale shark tour, explored the numerous snorkelling locations throughout the Cape Range NP, went kayaking.

Accommodation — Yardie Creek Campground.

Main Activities — 4x4ing, Beaches, Hiking, Relaxing , Sport and Exercise, Watersports, Scuba Diving, Camping, Snorkelling, Kayaking, Wildlife tours

Food and Drink Highlights — Cafe called Sea Salt in Exmouth which did amazing coffee, good food and free internet!

Essential Packing for this Trip — Sunscreen, it was 40*c plus! Snorkelling gear is a must because you can snorkel from every beach. And of course your camera because the whole area is very photogenic.

Our Experience

Don’t let the drive put you off! Although it’s the worst part, it’s completely worth it when you’re there. And if you’re really into snorkelling, it’s probably the best snorkelling in WA.

Girls on tour in Exmouth

Exmouth is pretty small and supplies are limited so take most of the stuff you need with you when you go.

The marine life is incredible, we saw turtles and sting rays every single day (snorkelling straight from the beach).

Girls on tour in Exmouth

Coral Bay is definitely worth at least a day trip, amazing place!

Don’t drive in the dark because there are kangaroos everywhere! Literally everywhere; we saw 45 kangas in 25 minutes on one stretch and had to drive at 10kph!

Girls on tour in Exmouth

Best Bits

Best part was the Ningaloo marine park and the ability to snorkel from any beach. Kayaking in the Yardie Creek canyon was also amazing. They have specific kayak routes out to the reef, with buoys where you can moor your kayak and snorkel further out than you would be able to swim to. All the routes are available from the tourist information.

Girls on tour in Exmouth

Girls on tour in Exmouth

Worst bits

Length of the drive… It was pretty dull! 13 hours of driving time. We left at 4am and arrived at 6pm. Pretty far out man!

Girls on tour in Exmouth


Rate the overall trip — 8/10

Rate the activity on your trip — 8/10

Rate the ease of logistics — 8/10

Value for money — 7/10

About The Traveller

Gender & Age Range
Female, 25 - 35

I’m from

My favourite trip as of late
This one!

Travelling Style
Book the first night, then wing it from there!

I like to go on the following types of trips
Adventure, Beaches, Hiking, Boat Trips, Gourmet, Wine, Watersports, Scuba Diving, Camping.

It’s a dealbreaker when
Bed bugs. The only time I ever walked out of a place was because of bed bugs!

Continent I know the best

Girls on tour in Exmouth

First Last Name

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I’m from Perth, Western Australia

My favourite trip as of late is New Zealand, solo travel in lots of nature for a soul-refresher.

My travelling style is to Book the first night, then wing it from there!

It’s a dealbreaker when I’m stuck around large groups of package tourists.

Continent I know best is Asia.

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