If you’re looking for a place to stay, you’ll want to check out options for the best accommodation in Exmouth, Western Australia. Here, you’ll find a range of properties perfect for any budget, and each one offers its unique set of features.
We not only visited Exmouth as part of a Perth to Exmouth road trip but are local to WA and have lots of feedback from friends and family who have lived and spent time in the gateway town to Ningaloo Reef.
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Exmouth Accommodation Summary
|Exmouth Escape Resort||4.5||8.7||$$$||Y||Book here|
|Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort||4.5||8.6||$$$||Y||Book here|
|Bullara Station Stay||–||5/5||$||N||Book here|
|Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef||4.5||9.4||$$$||N||Book here|
|Ningaloo Lodge||3.5||7.8||$||Y||Book here|
|RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park||4.0||7.8||$||Y||Book here|
|Madafarri Drive private properties||–||$$$||Book here|
|Corella Court private properties||–||$$$||Book here|
|Kestral Place private properties||–||$$$||Book here|
|Potshot Hotel Resort||3||6.7||$||Y||Book Here|
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Tip: Accommodation gets booked out quickly, especially during school holidays. To avoid disappointment, book early. We mainly use Booking.com as most properties offer free cancellation if your plans change.
We also book through Stayz rather than Airbnb as they are often cheaper.
As we visited Exmouth during the July school holidays and only wanted to stay a few days, we had a limited choice of accommodation. We stayed in a villa near the marina. It was expensive for what it is and not very clean. Therefore, I will not be recommending staying there. Instead, all these other properties have excellent reviews.
Exmouth Caravan Park Accommodation
RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park
3 Truscott Crescent
My choice for accommodation in a caravan park in Exmouth would be RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park, 1km from Exmouth town centre and a ten-minute walk to the beach.
Amenities include free wifi, a swimming pool, a children’s playground, a beach volleyball court, and free parking.
RAC offers a wide range of accommodation with deluxe cabins, motel-style rooms, dorms, powered sites, ensuite sites, and unpowered sites.
An excellent option for families with young children.
The Ningaloo Caravan and Holiday Resort also have cabins, rooms, caravan and camping sites.
Camping in Cape Range National Park
Camping is permitted in designated areas within Cape Range National Park. Online bookings are essential and can be booked up to six months in advance.
Exmouth Youth Hostel
The YHA Potshot Hotel Resort has motel rooms, two-bedroom family units, and three-bedroom apartments 700m from the town centre. Perfect for the budget traveler, with a range of motel and backpacker accommodation. However, there are mixed reviews.
Cheap Accommodation in Exmouth
1/3 Lefroy Street
The family owned and run Ningaloo Lodge guesthouse is just minutes from Town Beach in the town centre. It offers 35 guest rooms with private ensuites with shower and toilet facilities.
Tropical gardens surround the outdoor pool with barbecues. Guests have use of the communal kitchen and laundry.
Popular with solo travellers and couples.
Exmouth Escape Resort
Murat Rd & Welch Street
The modern, luxurious self-contained apartments feature a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, and a BBQ (or use the onsite restaurant if you don’t want to cook).
Exmouth Escape Resort is conveniently located 2 km from the town centre and within walking distance of Town Beach.
Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool with a children’s wading pool, perfect for little visitors looking to cool off.
Excellent for couples and families.
Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort
All modern apartments and villas offer a 2-person spa bath and ocean or marina views from your private balcony. The two-bedroom apartments and bungalows are suitable for families.
Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort overlooks Exmouth’s Sunrise Beach and offers an infinity pool, fitness centre, restaurant, and bar.
The resort is a 5-minute drive from Exmouth Golf Club and 45 minutes from Cape Range National Park.
Best option for beachfront accommodation.
Stayz / Airbnb Exmouth
Stayz and Airbnb have a large variety of private rentals to choose from, although they get booked out quickly during peak times.
To view what’s available for your dates, head to the Stayz (part of VRBO) website.
Unique Exmouth Accommodation
Bullara Station Stay
For a unique outback experience, stay on this working cattle farm located 25 km from the Exmouth Gulf coast. It’s an excellent option if you want to base yourself between Coral Bay and Exmouth.
Their property caters to singles, families, large groups, and pets, whether you camp or stay in the lodge or cottages.
After an adventurous day out, come back and laze in a hammock before unwinding around the fire pit in the evening.
Check the Bullara Station website for opening times, as they usually only take bookings from April to October.
Exmouth Luxury Accommodation
Booking.com has some great luxury accommodation in Exmouth, including private properties on Madafarri Drive, Corella Court, and Kestral Place.
Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef
Yardie Creek Rd, Cape Range National Park
If you enjoy glamping, you’ll love Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef Exmouth eco-resort, an exclusive safari camp hidden in the white sand dunes of Cape Range National Park.
The 15 spacious wilderness tents, just metres from the water’s edge, feature an en suite natural composting bathroom with complimentary native herb soaps and ecological shampoos.
Sal Salis’ chef prepares contemporary cuisine from local ingredients, served in the outdoor dining area with ocean sunset views. The kangaroos and wallaroos appear from the bush to graze in the evening.
This magical experience allows guests to enjoy many unique nature activities, including sea kayaking, wildlife viewing, gorge walks, and stargazing.
TIP: Peak season in Exmouth (usually March to November) will see Exmouth accommodation at capacity. Most accommodation is booked up at least a year in advance, especially during school holidays. Therefore, I recommend booking as soon as possible.
Due to the total solar eclipse on the 20th April 2023, some Exmouth accommodation have a minimum stay of a week.
Things to do and what to see in Exmouth
Why you’re booking your accommodation, bookmark this guide on things to do in Exmouth for ideas on how to spend your time best there.
Plan Your Trip to Exmouth
Some other articles to help you plan your holiday to Exmouth may include:
- Perth to Exmouth road trip itinerary
- Things to do in Green Head & Leeman
- Things to do in Jurien Bay
- Things to do in Geraldton
- Things to do in Shark Bay Monkey Mia & Denham
- Things to do in Coral Bay
- Things to do in Carnarvon
- A guide to Australia’s Coral Coast
Save money planning your holiday
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Flights: We use different sites to get the best possible price for flights. Check matrix.itasoftware.com to get an idea of the cheapest dates, but you can’t book through this site. Compare the cost of flights with Kiwi.com and try different routes.
Travel Guides: As well as using online resources, like other travel blogs, I like to flick through a paper travel guide too. I either rent them from our local library or buy them from Bookdepository if I want to take it with me.
Accommodation: We mainly use Booking.com for accommodation as they consistently have the lowest rates with free cancellation on most properties. We also book through Stayz for private accommodation as they are usually cheaper than Airbnb.
Car Rental: To compare rental car company prices, we use Discover Cars, an award winning car rental comparison website. They offer competitive pricing in over 10,000 locations worldwide and are highly-rated. Another option is Rentalcars.com
Campervan Rental:Drivenow is a good resource to compare campervan hire in Western Australia as it includes all the large companies like Britz, Maui, Jucy as well as smaller ones.
Tours: We use third-party sites Viator, Get Your Guide & Klook due to their free cancellation policies, instant confirmation, price guarantees, and mobile ticketing. We occasionally book through Red Balloon too.
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