Exmouth Ningaloo Centre

Ningaloo Centre – Visit Exmouth’s Information Centre

Looking for something to do while in the Exmouth region? Like to find out some local information, thinking of booking a tour or like to pick up a few brochures? Exmouth Ningaloo Centre has all the local tourist information and heaps more!

Thing to see at the Ningaloo Centre

Ningaloo Visitor Centre

When visiting Exmouth drop in to the Ningaloo Centre for some free and unbiased advice, tour bookings, free maps and area guides. A perfect place to discover whats on offer in the Ningaloo region.

Aquarium – Coming Soon!

See the reef come to life in the 55,000-litre Aquarium tank! The tank will be home to more than 100 fish species, ten invertebrates (like clams and starfish), and thirty different corals. Interpretive and interactive displays will display the unique ecology of the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef.

See the Three Visitor Galleries

Each gallery contains photos, interactive artefacts and educational interpretive displays showcasing the region’s diversity and natural appeal.

Visit the Travelling Exhibition Gallery

Short-term and long-term displays are open to visitors and change depending on what’s visiting the region. Come in and check out what’s been shown while your on holiday.

Memory Room

Locals worked with the WA Museum to record their own personal memories of the last 50 years. They share their stories, photos and memorabilia for visitors to learn about. Discover what life in Exmouth was like during over the years. Visitors can leave their own Exmouth experience for everyone to enjoy too!

Library

The Ningaloo Centre has a modern library space for visitors and locals to enjoy. Find your quiet space and relax with a good book, learn about the local history or just find a good novel to hire while on holiday.

Research Centre

The Research Centre will be the ‘Ningaloo Alliance’ base. Ningaloo Alliance is a collaborative partnership between the University of Western Australia’s ‘Ocean Institute’, various tertiary and research bodies, state and local government departments, and local organisations.

Facilities Include

The Ningaloo Centre has a range of facilities for convenience while visiting the Exmouth region. Here’s a list of current facilities –

  • Toilets
  • Cafe – Coming soon!
  • Caravan Parking
  • Water
  • Local Information

Opening Hours

April – November

7 days a week | 8.30am – 5pm

November – March

Monday – Friday | 8.30am – 5pm

Saturday & Sunday | 9am – 1pm

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Labour Day & Good Friday.

Location

To visit the Ningaloo Centre here is the address.

Murat Road, Exmouth, Western Australia 6707, Australia.

Phone Number

To call the Ningaloo Centre directly please call this phone number.

+61 (08) 9949 3050

Website

To find out what local events are on at the Ningaloo Centre or for more information please visit the Ningaloo Centre website.

https://www.ningaloocentre.com.au/

Booking Accomodation?

Check out our Exmouth Accomodation page for our list of accomodation in Exmouth. We have places to suit all budgets and holiday styles. Being local we are always here, check out our blog for self-guided holiday itineraries and ideas.

 

Ningaloo Visitor Centre Summer Hours

The Ningaloo Visitor Centre is a great spot to start your holiday in Exmouth and the Ningaloo Reef. Get to town. Grab some brochures. Check into your Ningaloo Reef Holiday Home accommodation. Crack open a beverage, and check out what the region has to offer.

Summer trading hours:

As of November 1st 2018, the Ningaloo Visitor Centre will transition to its summer opening hours. Which are;

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Weekends 9am – 1pm

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Australia Day.

The Ningaloo Visitor Centre’s normal, 9am – 5pm, 7 days a week opening hours will commence from March 2018. At some stage over the summer months the Ningaloo Visitor Centre will be relocating to the Ningaloo Centre (that’s the fancy big building on the same side of the road). It is going to be amazing when it does as you will be able to not only grab some brochures, but you will also be able to do the interpretive tour. Yes, in fact, I think you can even do that now. At the moment the library and some of the Shire offices have relocated to the new building. But when the cafe opens and the building is in full swing!! Watch out WA, Exmouth is on the map for more than just whalesharks.

Make sure you pop into the Ningaloo Visitor Centre when you get to Exmouth and ask when you can access the Ningaloo Centre. It is so amazing!!

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.

 

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 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