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!


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.


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


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


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.


Cruising into Exmouth - Best Cruise ship ideas for visiting Exmouth

Cruising into Exmouth Western Australia

Cruising into Exy on a cruise ship is become a popular holiday choice and Exmouth is a must see place to visit on a cruise destination list!

Cruises to Exmouth in 2018!

  • Pacific Princess Cruise
  • Navigate the World 2018 Cruise
  • Australian Explorer Cruise
  • 2018 World Cruise
  • Empress of the East Cruise
  • Southern Seas Cruise
  • Coral Coast Cruise
  • Java Sea & West Australia Cruise

We have a full list of the Cruise ships visiting Exmouth. The list includes departure dates, amount of time spent in Exmouth, name of the cruise ships and cruises companies.

Things to do in Exmouth in 1 Day

The best things to see in Exmouth if you only have one day on a cruise ship visit include:

  • Book a day tour to explore the Ningaloo Reef
  • Swim with a Whaleshark on a one day tour (Seasonal)
  • Snorkel with a Manta Ray on a one day tour (Seasonal)
  • Swim with Humpback Whales on a one day tour (Seasonal)
  • Book a boat tour to see Yardie Creek Gorge
  • Visit the Ningaloo Centre
  • Take a walk around our cute town centre
  • Visit town beach for a swim
  • Have a coffee at one of our coffee shops
  • Hire a car and hit the Cape Range National Park
  • Snorkel our many beaches
  • Swim at beautiful Bundigi Beach
  • See the Midura Wreck.
  • Dive to the top of Charles Knife Canyon and look over the Cape.
  • Visit Shothole Canyon and see the layers of ancient range formations.
  • Take a trip out to the Vlaming Head Lighthouse and watch the whales cruise past (Seasonal)
  • Grab a local beer at Whalebone Brewing Company
  • Hire a car and drive the Lighthouse Scenic Drive
  • Shop for Souvenirs at our small and friendly town centre

Things to do in Exmouth for one day

Booking a Shore Tour

Book shore tours directly with your cruise ship. Please refer to your ticket information for departure times and locations. Visit our tours page for a full list of tours available.

Cruise Ship Docking Information for Exmouth

Exmouth has a safe gulf where your cruise ship will anchor, passengers are transferred to the marina by tender boats.

Cruising Around Exmouth

The town of Exmouth is positioned on the east side of the Cape on the Exmouth Gulf. The town centre is around 6kms from the marina. Shuttle buses are available for transfers to and from designated drop-off location in town. Hire cars, buses and tours are available to book if you would like to see more of Exmouth area.

Dinning, Cafes and Restaurants in Exmouth

We have a range of places to eat out. Many of our restaurants offer award winning menus and are worth visiting. Most places are located within the town centre.

Quarantine food that must stay on the ship include:

  • Foods such as fruit and vegetables
  • Dairy and meat products
  • Including Sandwiches

You can take these foods ashore (subject to inspection):

  • Commercially packaged confectionery
  • chips
  • Bottled drinking water


Souvenirs and local crafts can be found at the main shops at the town centre and at the Exmouth Visitors Centre.

Medication and health products can be found at the local pharmacy located in the town centre.

Climate and Weather

The hot summer months are during November to April. Temperatures can often reach the 40’s during summer. Be sure to drink lots of water during this time when visiting. The cooler months have an average temperature of around 25 degrease.

Exmouth’s rainfall is limited and Exmouth offers an all year around summer!

For a weather report visit BOM (Bureau of Meteorology).

Money and Credit Cards

All major credit cards and charge cards are widely accepted and Automatic teller machines (ATM’s) offer currency to foreign card holders.

What to take and wear during cruising shore visits

We strongly advise wearing comfortable flat soled shoes, lightweight clothing and a full brim hat. Wear full strenght sunscreen and carry bottled water to keep hydrated.

Our local environment and responsibilities

Cruising around Ningaloo Reef with turtlesThe Ningaloo Coast was listed as a World Heritage area for its natural beauty and biological diversity. This area covers 604,500ha and includes the State and Commonwealth Ningaloo Marine Parks, Cape Range National Park, the Learmonth Air Weapons Range, Bundegi and Jurabi coastal parks, the Muiron Islands and Muiron Islands Marine Management Area.

Please ensure you take care of the natural environment and help maintain the area for everyone to enjoy. We ask you to leave only footprints and take only memories. Please dispose of your rubbish in the bins provided throughout the town centre. Please be careful not to touch or stand on the reef, as they are living organisms and take years to grow.

Smooth Cruising

We hope you have a wonderful time cruising Exmouth, we can’t wait to share this beautiful and precious area of the would with you!