Exmouth (Western Australia)

Exmouth is a town in Western Australia with approximately 2,200 inhabitants. It was founded in 1964 and named after Admiral Exmouth, who explored the area in 1818. The city is located at the top of Vlaming Head Peninsula and was as a service center for the nearby communication transmission facilities (United States Naval Communication Station Harold E. Holt (U.S. Navy radio station ) ) built their transmitting towers are among the highest in the world (they are with a height of 388 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower).

Exmouth also survived by the use of oil fields off the west coast of Australia.

Tourists come to Exmouth for the west in the Cape Range National Park and the coast upstream Ningaloo reef. This is considered as an excellent diving area and one can observe whale sharks there.


During the Second World War it emerged facilities to support the submarine war against Japan.

In 1953, oil discoveries at Rough Range by Prospektionsfirma WAPET, now Chevron made ​​.

On October 8, 2008, at the local military airfield a transport machine of Qantas Airways, an Airbus A330 -300 emergency landing with 313 people on board after a near- crash. The 12 seriously injured passengers were flown from there for treatment.

Exmouth Bay

The Exmouth Bay (English Exmouth Gulf ) with the Gales Bay lies between the North West Cape and the main coastline of Western Australia.