Journey back in time as we explore the history and heritage of the Exmouth region, from the traditional owners, to the first pastoralists, to the WWII and American history, all the way through to the present day. The spectacular Charles Knife Gorge, Krait memorial, Jurabi Turtle Centre & Vlamingh Head Lighthouse are some of the sites that you will visit on this tour.


Sightseeing; guided bus tour


4 hours - 8.30am to 12.30pm


Guided bus tour/sightseeing of Exmouth region points of interest; morning tea; transport to and from your accommodation in Exmouth; complimentary photos taken by your guide


Available all year


Exmouth, Western Australia. Sites visited included Charles Knife Gorge (sightseeing only), Krait memorial, Jurabi Turtle centre and Vlamingh Head Lighthouse


For dates up to and including March 31, 2024: Adult $130 | Children (8-17) $115 | Family (2 adults and 2 children) $416* | Extra child (on top of family price) $98*

From April 1, 2024 onwards: Adult $140 | Children (6 -17) $125 | Family (2 adults and 2 children) $445* | Extra child (on top of family price) $105*

* Prices valid for direct bookings only (family rates are not available for agent bookings). Please contact us for other family/group pricing


This tour will run with a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 16 participants, plus guides.


Minimum age for this tour is 8 years old (please contact us to discuss options for children 6-8 years old). This tour involves a small amount of walking on uneven surfaces. Tour departures are subject to minimum numbers. Tour is operated in English only.


Pick up from your Exmouth accommodation starting from 15 minutes before the tour start time (pick up time will be confirmed on booking).

Please get in touch to enquire about dates and availability. Last-minute enquiries, custom and group bookings are welcome.

Learn about marine turtles and their nesting habits at the Jurabi Turtle Centre
Visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, learn about Exmouth's WWII history, spot whales in season
Visit the Krait memorial, learn about Operation Potshot


  • Scenic tour of Exmouth with a little bit of something for everyone: indigenous and European history, wildlife, scenic viewpoints and stories of past to present from our experienced and engaging guides
  • Experience the spectacular gorges and scenery from high on the Cape Range at Charles Knife Gorge
  • Delve into the mystery and intrigue of Exmouth's role in covert operations during WWII at the Krait/Potshot Memorial
  • Learn about Ningaloo's marine turtles and their incredible adaptations at the Jurabi Turtle centre
  • Visit the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse for sweeping views of reef and range, learn about pastoral, WWII and Cold War history, and spot some of the estimated 35,000 to 45,000 migrating humpback whales that travel past the NW Cape July to October
  • Fully guided tour with commentary, picnic morning tea, and Exmouth accommodation pick up and drop off included


The day begins with pick up from your Exmouth accommodation just before 8.30am. We then take the drive to our first destination, Charles Knife Gorge (35-minute drive). Along the way your guide will provide commentary about the area’s natural and human history, and we keep our eyes out for local wildlife such as emu and birds of prey. Charles Knife gorge provides some impressive views as you ascend to 311m elevation for spectacular views of Exmouth Gulf and the canyons of Charles Knife – known by locals as the ‘mini Grand Canyon’

Next stop is the Krait memorial where you can delve into WWII history and learn about the secretive Operations Potshot, Jaywick and Rimau, in which Exmouth played a crucial role. We then head north, passing back through Exmouth town on our way to the Jurabi Turtle Centre, where you will learn all things turtles. Learn about the three species of turtles that nest along the Ningaloo Coast, their life cycle, habitat, and the important work that is happening to conserve these species.

The final destination is the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse for panoramic views of the reef, the range and the Exmouth Gulf. Between mid-June and early October, look out for the estimated 35-45,000 humpback whales as they undertake their annual migration between Antarctic feeding grounds and Kimberley calving grounds. Learn about the history of the lighthouse, shipwrecks, WWII history and how the NW Cape was bombed by the Japanese!

We’ll then start the return journey to Exmouth town, arriving back at your accommodation at approximately 12.30pm.



  • Friendly and knowledgable guide
  • Morning Tea – specific dietary requirements (e.g vegetarian, vegan, gluten free) can be catered for, please advise on booking
  • Pick up / drop off from your Exmouth town accommodation.
  • Complimentary tour photos taken by your guide


  • Please come dressed in weather appropriate clothing: T-shirt, shorts and a hat, warmer layers in cooler months. We recommend wearing enclosed footwear on this tour.
  • Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Drinking water - you will need your own bottle of drinking water. Your guide will carry extra to top up if necessary
  • Camera/ phone if you would like to take your own photos on the day


Is this tour family friendly?

Yes, it is one of our recommended tours for families to enjoy together. The minimum age we take on this tour is 8 years old, there is no maximum age. We may be able to accommodate younger children (ages 6-8), please contact us to discuss.

How many people will be on the tour?

The Exmouth Modern History and Heritage Tour will run with a minimum of 4 people, and usually have no more than 8 people. However during busy periods, we may have up to 16 people. We can cater for larger groups, special interest groups, and provide customised tours, please contact us for more info.

How fit do I need to be to enjoy this tour? Is it strenuous?

The Exmouth Modern History & Heritage Tour is our least physically demanding tour. There are some short inclines on uneven ground that we need to walk up to reach some of the lookout points, however, there is no hiking on this tour.

What is this tour's Cancellation Policy?

This tour has a 72 hour cancellation policy. Cancellations made within 72 hours of tour departure will incur 100% of the tour cost. Cancellations made outside of 72 hours will receive a full refund, minus any booking fees or credit card fees already paid.

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