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Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, Exmouth

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
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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  • During humpback whale season this is a fantastic place to visit. The number of whales you see swimming and splashing around is amazing. 
  • Came up here multiple times while driving past. Great spot for a view of the cape. Take your binoculars and do some whale watching too 
  • From the lighthouse you can enjoy 360 degree views of the Bay of Exmouth and the Ningaloo Reef. A series of panels tell the story of the place and the radar Center. It is a perfect place to enjoy the sunset and top, peering into the ocean you can see whales as they approach the coast.
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