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Ningaloo Lighthouse Caravan Park     Read more ...

During our visit to Exmouth the coast of West Australia we stayed at  the Lighthouse Caravan Park - about 17 kilometres from town on the tip of North West Cape. This caravan parks is across the road from Lighthouse Bay and is nestled below Vlamingh Head Lighthouse. The lookout at the base of Vlamingh Head Lighthouse has great ocean views of the Ningaloo coast and is popular at sunset.. 

I had booked our accommodation ahead because our daughter was joining us at Exmouth and I wanted a large site for caravan and tent. First impression was not great but our site was very large and flat so we pulled in.  We were told by fellow travellers not to hook water up to the van as it bore water and can be very salty which could harm the hot water system. Drinking water (which goes through a desalination process) is available at taps near the amenities block, and you can fill your tank up at the Exmouth Visitor Information Centre.  Showers and laundry water comes direct form the bore and is salty. 

Lighthouse Caravan Park is close to surf beaches, turtle view areas, boat launching facilities on the west coast and Cape Range National Park - all within easy driving distance.

There is accommodation available at the park to suit all budgets:

  • lookout Chalets - Murion Islands and the bay
  • Lighthouse Chalets - at the base of the lighthouse  overlooking the caravan park
  • Bungalows - glimpses of ocean
  • Cabin - including budget style
  • shady tent sites  
  • powered and un- powered caravan sites with concrete pads

A fuel outlet is located at Lighthouse Caravan park which is one of the cheapest outlets in town - convenient to fill up with diesel before hooking up the van. Other facilities include:

  • swimming pool
  • toddler pool
  • tennis court
  • seasonal cafe - unfortunately it was closed during our visit
  • store selling tackle, ice, bread, milk, ice creams etc.
  • fish cleaning facility 
  • snorkel hire and sales - there are beautiful snorkelling spots along the Ningaloo coast - reception has advice on where to go
  • camp kitchen
  • barbeques 

Our stay was very comfortable and we even managed to run into friends we had met earlier in the trip down the West Australian coast.  NOTE: the trees grown in the park drip salt on still days so cover the windscreen of your car (some morning we could not see through the layer of salt).

Contact details

Yardie Creek Road
Exmouth WA 6707
E: stay@ningaloolighthouse.com
P: 08 9949 1478

Yardie Homestead Caravan Park     Read more ...

Yardie Homestead Caravan Park is located just 26 kilometres from Exmouth as you head along Yardie Creek Road - just before the paying station for Cape Range National Park. We spent a week holidaying in the area and there are plenty of things to do - bush walking, snorkelling, swimming, fishing, tours of Ningaloor Reef etc.

We called in to Yardie Homestead Caravan Park to have a look around and enjoy in ice cream from their reception area which also sells groceries ice, bait and fishing necessities. The homestead has ranges on one side and beautiful coast on the other - a fairly special place. 

Facilities include:

  • shady camping sites - powered and un-powered 
  • self contained chalets, cabins and shearers quarters 
  • kayak and snorkelling equipment for hire
  • barbeques
  • space to park the boat - Tantabiddi Boat Ramp is close by
  • tennis court
  • swimming pool
  • camp kitchen
  • dogs allowed - I do not think they are allowed in the Cape Range National Park

Note: Yardie Homesead generate their own power - contact them to see what electrical items cannot be used. We found the people to be really friendly with tips on places to visit, tours and fishing spots.

We would not hesitate to stay her on our next trip to West Australia.

Contact details

Yardie Creek Road
Exmouth WA 6707
E: yardiehomestead@bigpond.com.au
P: 08 9949 1389
Yardie Homestead Caravan Park
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