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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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  • This historic lighthouse is within easy driving access from Exmouth as well as walking distance from the Lighthouse Caravan Park. Great sunset views over the Indian Ocean.  more »
  • Great place to get a 360 degree view of the area. Also lovely views at sunset, take your bottle of wine and platter of nibbles and get there early so you can park and enjoy the views.  more »
  • Great location for watching the sunrise and sunsets (not many places you can do that) and has an interesting history too. Oh, and don't forget to look out for the hump-back whales that can be seen off...  more »
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  • 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

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