Exmouth Ride Sunday 2nd July 2017

Exmouth Ride Sunday is proud to take part in the world wide charity Ride Sunday.  This year motorcyclists in Exmouth can hop on their bikes and ride for their favourite charity.  The event will take place on Sunday 2nd July 2017.  Meeting at the Shire of Exmouth Car Park (opposite the Potshot Hotel) at 9:45 am for briefing and then head off at 10:00 am returning at approximately 1:00 pm.

This will be a fun ride and a chance to create new friends while supporting a worthwhile cause.

Exmouth Ride Sunday – Gulf to the Bay

The return trip will take you from Exmouth Gulf to our beautiful Turquoise Bay with a planned break in between. It will be a very scenic ride along our coastal road where the ranges meet the pristine sparkling waters of the Ningaloo Reef.  Pillion passengers are welcome too.

Your two wheels can make a huge difference to changing the lives of people worldwide.

Beautiful Turquoise Bay

 

Where the Ranges meet the Reef

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Bike? Want to Ride? No Problem

Ningaloo Salty Scooters have bikes for hire and are happy to support this event.  Local Residents and Visitors are welcome to hire one of their 50cc scooters on the day. For more information and how to book click here or call them on ​0448997906

 

 

Please click here for further information on Ride Sunday or to register.  Alternatively if you are unable to ride but would like to sponsor our local organizer Alexander King please click here. Alex is riding in support of the very worthwhile cause Movember funding men’s health projects.  More information on Movember can be found here.

You can also download the flyer here Ride Sunday

If you wish to discuss any of the above please feel free to call Alex on 0413941739

Exmouth – 50 Years Celebrations

A Brief History

The town of Exmouth was born when the United States built the Naval Communication Station North West Cape. The station opened on 16th September 1967.

On 20th September 1968 the name changed to the Naval Communication Station Harold E Holt in memory of the late Australian Prime Minister Harold E Holt.  The Prime Minister disappeared while swimming in Portsea, Victoria three months after commissioning.  He was declared dead presumably from drowning but his body was never recovered.

Exmouth town site developed the same time to give support to the base and provide housing to the dependent families of the US Navy personnel.

US family houses were built in town rather than on the base that only had single men housing.  A power station was constructed, bores were sunk and water was reticulated around town then the became sealed and kerbed which was a first for the north west.  Later a school, hospital, community hall, library and swimming pool and other sporting facilities were quickly built.  The town was officially opened the same day as the station.

50 Years Celebrations

On 16th September 2017 the 50 years celebrations of the town and station will begin and events are being planned over three days.  The celebrations will also coincide with the official opening of the new Ningaloo Centre where many of the events will take place.

 

Ningaloo Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Exmouth will see the return of quite a large number of US Navy personnel for the celebrations.  VIP’s and Visitors from all over the globe are expected too.  So make sure you book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment.

For more information on events click here

Latest Flyer update below – check out the Softball Match Australia v USA

50 Year flyer

Bringing up a Boat? Or know a local who owns a Boat?

There will be a *Float your Boat* flotilla on Sunday 17th September guaranteed fun on the water leaving the Exmouth Marina for Town Beach. For information and registration details click on below flyer

FLOAT-YOUR-BOAT

Pippa Middleton honeymoons on the Ningaloo Reef

Pippa Middleton

Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews booked into the honeymoon suite at Sal Salis wilderness resort. The resort is an exclusive glamping experience where the outback meets the reef.  Being an adventurous couple they also swam with the Whale Sharks during their stay.

The couple also enjoyed romantic sunset strolls along the white sandy beaches and secluded romantic dinners

Romantic Meal on the Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They showed obvious enjoyment of their wilderness stay on the Ningaloo Reef where every day is an adventure.

Pippa Middleton adventurous honeymoon tour

Pippa and James began their honeymoon tour of Australia in Sydney staying at the Park Hyatt on Sydney Harbour.  While in Sydney they did the Harbour Bridge Climb. They then travelled to the Northern Territory and Darwin where they did a Guluyambi Cultural Cruise taking them along Kakadu’s East Alligator River.  Next stop was Perth where they both had a morning jog along the Swan River around Elizabeth Quay.

From Perth they flew up to Exmouth (home of the GAMEX fishing competition, the largest Very Low Frequency (VLF) antenna array in the world, whalesharks and the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park) to continue their honeymoon at Sal Salis exclusive resort.

For more information on this exclusive resort click here 

 

 

Exmouth Classic Reef Fishing Tournament

Exmouth Classic Reef Fishing Tournament is proudly presented by the Exmouth Game Fishing Club. The tournament will start off with a briefing on Friday 23rd June 2017 at 6:30pm.  The presentation will be the same time on Sunday 25th June 2017.

Exmouth Classic is open to all boats, kayaks and land fisherman to enter. Fishing times are between 7 am and 4 pm Saturday to Sunday. Entry costs for non members $30, kids $10 and members $25 or $50 family entry.

There is also a new prize being introduced this year for a mystery weight fish and will be randomly drawn at the briefing but will not be announced until the presentation night. So make sure you weigh every fish you catch.  The prize is a Viking Kayak so well worth doing that weighing.

Exmouth Classic Winning Categories:

Heaviest Fish

  •  Charlie Court
  •  Coral/Coronation Trout
  •  Jobfish
  •  Mackeral/Wahoo
  •  Mangrove Jack
  •  Rankin Cod
  •  Red Emperor
  •  Spangled Emperor
  •  Squid
  • Tuna
  • Whiting

Champion 

  •  Boat and Runner Up
  •  Junior
  •  Small Fry
Coral Trout
Mangrove Jack
Wahoo

 

 

 

 

 

Entries to the tournament can be made at Exmouth Game Fishing Club, Exmouth Fresh Fish Shack, Exmouth Fuel Supplies,  Exmouth Tackle World, Exmouth Tackle and Camping or by clicking here 

So come down to the fishing club and either participate or simply relax and enjoy the fun.

If you enjoy gamefishing (and honestly who doesn’t!), then you’ll know that Exmouth’s most anticipated gamefishing tournament, GAMEX, is on again for 2018, and celebrates it’s 50th year! So head on over to our GAMEX post to find out more information.