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Packing Guide to Explore Exmouth

When embarking on a journey to remote Western Australia, being equipped with the right gear and essentials can elevate your experience. Exmouth is a playground for everyone, with endless opportunities for adventure. From hiking to swimming, snorkelling to camping, there are lots and lots of opportunities.

Clothing and gear for different activities:

All-day, everyday clothing: Be SunSmart and Fight the Bite! Bring some loosely fitted, long-sleeve tops and pants to protect yourself from mosquitos, midges or sandflies. And don’t forget a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun.

Sturdy hiking boots: The terrain in Western Australia can be rugged, so it’s essential to bring sturdy shoes to keep your feet protected and to help you navigate the rocky trails safely, when going for a hike in the Cape Range National Park. It’s well worth it!
Look for boots with good traction and support.

Essential items for a remote destination:

First aid kit: A basic first aid kit is a must when visiting a remote destination. Pack bandages, pain relievers, and any personal medications you may need.

Water purification and storage: Access to clean drinking water may be limited in remote areas. Make sure to bring a water filter or purification tablets, as well as containers to store clean water.

Communication devices: Bring a fully charged phone, and as a backup, a handheld UVF is recommended, especially if you plan on leaving the North West Coastal Highway. This will ensure that you can stay in touch and can call for help if needed.

Insect repellent: Bring effective insect repellent products such as DEET-based repellents with a concentration of at least 20%, Picaridin, Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE) and PMD or use a mosquito net at night when camping to further protect yourself.

Personal hygiene items:

Toilet paper and a portable toilet: Access to restroom facilities may be limited in the remote wilderness, so it’s recommended to bring along a portable toilet or porta-potty and a roll of toilet paper; the human waste then can be easily disposed at marked dump points along your way. And don’t worry! There are rest stops and roadhouses with toilet facilities along the Coral Coast Highway.

Wet wipes: Wet wipes are another crucial item to bring on a camping or hiking trip. They can be used for cleaning your hands and face and to freshen up after a long day

Personal hygiene products: Bring your own personal hygiene products such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, and other items that you may need to maintain your personal hygiene during the trip.

Camping equipment:

Embark on an adventure into the wild with all the necessary camping equipment, or visit a local camping store to outfitted with everything you need. As you set your sights on the World Heritage Listed Cape Range National Park, remember that a few extra days of preparation may be needed before pitching your tent amongst its natural splendor. And remember the staff at the Ningaloo Visitor Centre is always happy to help!

Availability of maps at Ningaloo Visitor Centre:

The Ningaloo Visitor Centre is a great resource for visitors, providing free detailed maps of the area that include information on trails, tours, campsites and points of interest.

These maps are readily available at the Ningaloo Visitor Centre or through the local Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).

You can also find all necessary maps in this app under maps!

Snorkelling or Diving Equipment:

Embark on an aquatic adventure at Ningaloo Reef, where crystal clear waters and vibrant marine life await. Whether you prefer to snorkel or dive, there are various options available for hiring or buying all the necessary equipment. And with tour operators providing all the gear you need, you can focus on immersing yourself in the stunning coral formations and encountering an array of sea creatures.