Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, Exmouth

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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  • August 15, 2017
    The brochures recommend a sunset visit, but personally any time is perfect. The views are so expansive, giving a real sense of the vastness of country, sea and sky. You'll see whales slapping their ta...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Great location to view the ocean for the whales which were in abundance over the two visits we made. Good historical plaques explaining the lighthouse area. Great for sunsets.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Great place to visit with romantic ideas, however, I would be worried about driving back to town then with the suicidal Roos.  more »
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  • July 27, 2017
    Read through the historical information at your own pace. There are many little known facts laid out in the informational boards.
  • May 24, 2017
    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.
  • February 10, 2017
    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.
  • August 1, 2017
    Beautiful sunset views from an easy-to-reach location.
  • June 18, 2017
    Good for a quick visit, there is some information about the area and great views!

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