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The Lighthouse Scenic Drive

For a drive that's overflowing with breathtaking scenery and history, The Lighthouse Scenic Drive is a must.


Historic scenic points
Breathtaking scenery
Rugged coastline
Tour the lighthouse
View WWII ruins
Panoramic views

What you need to know

Offering stunning views of the North West Cape, the Lighthouse Scenic Drive is a must do for anyone who enjoys the Australian coastline. With panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and Ningaloo Reef, the drive takes you up to Valmingh Head Lighthouse.

Explore the rich history of the Valmingh Head Lighthouse that dates back to 1912, keep an eye out for migrating whales during whale season, and simply stop and take in the breath taking views that lay before your eyes. Continue to the edge of the lookout and you’ll be greeted with sights of ruins dating back to World War II.

Just 17 kilometres outside of Exmouth, or a 14-hour trip from Perth, Vlamingh Head Lighthouse Scenic Drive offers once in a lifetime views. If you are travelling to Exmouth this is one journey you have to add to your list! With so much history on offer, and spectacular views as well, this drive will leave you completely mesmerised.

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  • Perfect drive all year round
  • No fees