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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Exmouth holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Definitely check this place out for a some gorgeous sunset shots as well as learning the history of the lighthouse and town.  more »
  • It is worth a look fro the top of the hill by lighthouse. the lighthouse is not open for a visit. You might spot whales from the lookout.  more »
  • The lighthouse and observation area filled in a lot of gaps in the history of the place, as noted on the various boards. The views go on forever across the blue seas, a lovely spot to visit.  more »
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  • Read through the historical information at your own pace. There are many little known facts laid out in the informational boards.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful sunset views from an easy-to-reach location.
  • Good for a quick visit, there is some information about the area and great views!

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