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Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, Exmouth

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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.
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  • A worthwhile short run up from the peninsular road, from where interesting 360 degree views can be had (it was said you could watch whales from there at the right times). 
  • Bella vista, as history leaves a little to be desired but if you're passing it may be worth a little digression from the main road (just 3 minutes and you will be on top)
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  • Definitely a must see when in Exmouth! It's not a long drive to get to and well worth the effort. Looking out in every direction, I was amazed at how beautiful the coastline is.