Jump to content

Exmouth or Coral Bay

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#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.

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users


Kourtney Kardashian goes nude for art

We've all done some pretty radical things after a big break-up, but Kourtney Kardashian has gone one better.

Video shows babies 'singing' to music in the womb

A new study has shown that babies may actually be able to hear from as early as 16 weeks – 10 weeks earlier than was commonly thought.

Prevent pelvic pain with pre-pregnancy exercise: study

Women who want to stave off aches and pains in pregnancy should exercise regularly before they conceive, experts say.

Dad's hilarious blog about life with twins

A stand-up comedian in the UK has plenty of new material since becoming a dad to twin boys.

Dinosaur products for babies and toddlers

Dinosaurs are one of those classic childhood crazes. We've put together a host of products for dinosaur-mad parents, babies and toddlers.

Restaurant manager sticks up for noisy baby

A mum was left upset by a note from neighbouring diners saying her screaming baby had ruined their dinner.

His name is Cayden: Mum and social media hit back after racist Facebook attack

When a man posted a selfie with a co-worker's son to Facebook, it became a magnet for racist comments.

Join the Real Mums Test Drive Team

Five new mums will join the Essential Baby Test Drive Team and discover great new baby toys from Fisher-Price & write a review to be published on Essential Baby.

The Chinese tradition for new mums that can now cost $37,000 a month

Opulent rest time is becoming the gold standard in postpartum recovery, inspired by a Chinese confinement custom known as "sitting the month".

How the media can shape our decisions when it comes to labour

We all like to think that we make our choices in fair, reasoned and well-thought out ways. Not many of us would admit that we allowed the media to influence us in our life choices.

Mum told to express in pet relief area at airport

A woman who flew from Boston to Washington says staff with United Airlines at Washington's Dulles Airport suggested she pump her breast milk in the pet-relief area.

Heartbreak as mum dies and her baby chokes to death

An Australian woman living in the US collapsed and died while feeding her baby, who then choked to death on his food. 

The hidden mental health illness of anxiety

Anxiety took over Robyn Read's life to such an extent she could not even buy the groceries and felt suicidal.

Two children fall from second storey window

Two young boys have been rushed to hospital after falling out a second-storey window of a home in Eastwood.

Mum gives birth to India's heaviest baby

An Indian woman has given birth to a baby boy weighing a whopping 5.97kg, setting a new record for the country's heaviest baby.

Grandma surprised with brand new granddaughter

Finding out you’re going to be a grandmother can be a very emotional moment. Finding out that you’re a grandmother and the baby is already here is just out of this world.

Saltwater Sandals for babies and toddlers

Many mamas are wearing Saltwater Sandals - why not buy them for your babies and toddlers too?

How to spring clean your body and mind

Whether you're pregnant, already a mum, or are just trying to be a bit more healthy, there are ways to use the rejuvenating season to give yourself a boost.


What's hot on EB

Stella McCartney honours mum with lacy bra

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has honoured her late mum, Linda McCartney, by designing a special bra for post-mastectomy patients.

Don't panic: A granddad midwife's guide for dads-to-be

Mark Harris has helped deliver 500 babies. And he's now telling fathers what to expect.

How to be a calm parent when you're feeling anything but

Being a calm parent takes a lot of work, sometimes more than is obvious to those around us.

The joy and isolation of being a stay-at-home dad

It's cool, kind of like a second childhood. I love him to bits and think, on average, I'm an okay dad. But I also want to talk about the other stuff.

How baby Teddy's short life is helping save thousands of lives

He may have only lived for 100 minutes, but that didn't stop baby Teddy from saving the lives of others.

A heartbreaking trail of missed chances in death of baby forgotten in car

A haunting reminder to stay mindful about babies in cars, especially as we approach summer.

What to do if your baby has tongue-tie

Tongue-tie can cause feeding problems. However once it is diagnosed, the condition can be easily treated.

How to move house without losing your mind

Some people move frequently, while others like to stay put. But everyone finds it stressful.

'She had nowhere to go': how new mum's life began to unravel

The birth of her first child should have been happiest of times for Campsie mother Phuong Cao, but friends say it marked the beginning of when her life began to unravel. 

Women giving birth to a son keep some of his Y chromosomes

It was an experiment doomed to failure - they were looking for male cells in female bodies. And their search was stunningly successful.

Photos: How babies fit in the womb

A gorgeous photo series shows babies in the first hours after their birth - as they were positioned in the womb.

Baby tries to persuade stubborn bulldog to walk, fails

We don't know what he's saying, but this baby has a very clear message for his bulldog pal: let's walk - NOW.

The best toddler gift ever? Nine gender-neutral play kitchen picks

Without a doubt, one of the best gifts for a toddler turning two or three is a play kitchen.

9 easy steps to improve your baby photography

With a few simple tips you can take your images from random happy snaps to lovely clean images that create beautiful lasting memories.



Can't decide?

Check out the Essential Baby Names section for some inspiration

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.