Trip Planner:   South Pacific  /  Australia  /  Western Australia  /  Exmouth  /  Historic Sites  /  Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, Exmouth

(500+ reviews on the web)
Lighthouse Tourist Spot
Watch the sun rise at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse--and then come back at dusk to watch it set. The lighthouse, built in 1912, stands as one of only a few places on the Australian coast where you can witness sunrise and sunset (not at the same time, of course). Even if you arrive at midday, you'll still have sweeping views of the Indian Ocean in three directions. If you visit between August and November, bring your binoculars for the chance to see migrating whales. If you arrive for sunset during any month, you'll likely see others taking in the spectacle with glasses of wine in their hands. Plan to visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Exmouth attractions using our Exmouth trip builder.
Create a full Exmouth itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Exmouth

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Exmouth by other users

3 days in Exmouth BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Western Australia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Western Australia BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA July, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Exmouth BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Western Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in Western Australia BY A USER FROM ITALY July, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Western Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Western Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in Australia & New Zealand BY A USER FROM INDIA September, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Exmouth BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 54 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Since our bodies hadn't adjusted to the time change, we woke up super-early one morning and decided to just throw on clothes and head to the lighthouse. It was so worth it! Watching the sun rise over ...  more »
  • Its a decent view, good for a photo opportunity or to check out the swell. I had an amazing morning and got plenty of photos as well as a full moon night  more »
  • Visit at full moon for the sunset and moonrise. 25 minutes from Exmouth. Easy access with 2WD. History on display boards around the carpark  more »
Google
  • Nice spot to look out, almost 360 degree views, on a good day you will see a whale or 2 just of the coast. best spot to watch the sun go down, but watch for wild life on the drive back into town, at that time of night there are a few Emus and Roos about. And yes, good phone and internet up there, well good for the North West.
  • Spectacular sunsets. Youll need nibbles and bubbles
  • This is a nice spot for a quick break. The lighthouse itself is interesting, but the view on the Ningaloo reef is the best thing. Unluckily, when we got there the weather was getting worse, but hopefully the picture will still give the place justice.
  • Great place to watch the sun go down, easy to get to.
  • Was up here in 2014 ,worth a look around