Total solar eclipse seen from WA’s Exmouth but don’t worry if you missed it…

Apr 21, 2023

Tourists have flooded into the Western Australian town of Ningaloo to capture a total solar eclipse that graced the state on Thursday.

The eclipse reached full totality over Ningaloo, on the west coast about halfway between Perth and Broome, causing tourists to flock to Exmouth Gulf to catch the once-in-a-century sight.

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A viewing platform 30km away from the town in Learmonth was set up to fit thousands of viewers inside an old Kailis prawn processing factory.

Now you may not have made it for the total solar eclipse but our two pack-free guided walks in the area will certainly showcase many of the area’s other highlights.

Plus take advantage of our Winter Escapes Spot Special – savings of up to $800 per couple or $400 per person are available on specific departures when you pay in full at time of booking.


First up we have our 7-day Karijini National Park Walk and Ningaloo Reef tour.

From the spectacular red gorges and spinifex rangelands of the Pilbara through to the vibrant, turquoise waters and rich reefs of the Indian Ocean, this tour takes in some of the most remarkable scenery in Western Australia.


In Karijini National Park you will walk through deep, stunning gorges as well as climb some of Western Australia’s highest mountains.

At Ningaloo, the world’s largest fringing reef, you have the opportunity to snorkel with Ningaloo’s famous whale sharks as well as walk the coastline’s ancient limestone gorges in Cape Range National Park.


By flying into Paraburdoo and out of Exmouth we minimise driving time and despite the remote locations this tour includes first-class accommodation and food, ranging from luxury glamping and station stays to beachside resorts.


Secondly, there’s our 7-day Kalbarri Coral Coast walk explores a place where pristine white sandy beaches, spectacular rock formations and arid outback landscapes create a kaleidoscope of colour like nowhere else on earth.

Stretching over 1000km of breathtaking coastline from Cervantes, two hours north of Perth, to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef, you’ll find some of the best known and most loved attractions in Australia from the Pinnacles, Kalbarri National Park and Shark Bay World Heritage Area to Monkey Mia and the mesmerising Ningaloo Reef, Coral Bay.



Add to this some of Western Australia’s world-famous wildflower displays and this guided Pack-Free walk ticks all the boxes.



We’ll also enjoy a day on Dirk Hartog Island, the most western point of Australia to learn all about it’s history, as well as seeing the fabulous scenery by air on a scenic flight from Shark Bay to Carnarvon (saving us half a day on the road).



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