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#1 indy's guys

Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

We are planning a trip up north and looking at dog friendly accommodation options. Our plan was spending a few days in Coral Bay and a few in Exmouth but the only place we can stay has a week minimum booking at that time. We are now thinking of staying in Exmouth for longer while trying to find somewhere to stay a night or two near Coral Bay. we camp in a tent.

I am looking for suggestions of camping options (dog friendly) near Coral Bay as well a opinions of whether there is more to see/do around Exmouth than Coral Bay. We plan to board the dogs for a day or two so we can see Yardie Creek.

Thank you for any suggestions. :-)

#2 Morts!

Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:38 PM

We went to both Exmouth and Coral Bay in October. We stayed in Exmouth but did a day trip to Coral Bay.

While Coral Bay is absolutely beautiful, really the only thing to do is swim and snorkel, but the advantage is that it's all in walking distance from the camping areas.

Exmouth has lots more to see, but you do have to drive quite a distance to see it all. The town is pretty ugly (dry and red dirt) but there are so many beautiful beaches around 15 minutes drive away, plus Turquoise Bay a bit further down the coast. We stayed there for one week and could have easily stayed longer as we would have liked to spend more time walking the beaches.

#3 (feral)epg

Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:50 PM

Pretty sure you're allowed dogs at Ningaloo station camp grounds - and it's pretty awesome - there are zero facilities (you even have to hire a camping toilet if you don't have your own but it's not that difficult to use / transport).   You'll be right on the beach - we saw dolphins from our campsite every day, and when we went hiking in the hills just inland (no formal tracks or anything and obviously be very careful of the heat in this weather) we saw loads of wildlife (kangaroos, echidna, emu, rock wallabies).  You will need a 4WD - but I'm assuming you have one if you're planning on going to Yardie Creek.  I think Ningaloo Station was an hour or 2 north of Coral bay.

The other thing that's worth knowing is that the National Parks campsites SOUTH of Yardie creek are not bookable and are often free even in peak season (when people are waiting for days for a site in the Northern sites) - even asking the park staff most of them didn't seem to realise they even exist.  It's in Cape Range Nat park so you won't be able to take the dog though.



#4 indy's guys

Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:08 PM

Thanks for the replies. We have been leaning towards more time in Exmouth for the reasons outlined by PP. Will look into Ningaloo Station. We did look into one with a W name but DH not keen on compulsory chemical toilet!
Thanks for tip re Yardie Creek sites. DEC site down yesterday but will check again soon.
We have a 4wd though not a "real" one. But should be enough to get us there. Will look at boarding dogs for a day or two so we can visit Yardie Creek.




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