Exmouth Car Hire

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Located on the North West Cape of Western Australia, Exmouth is a small town which was originally a base for refuelling submarines used in World War II. Since the war, the area has relied on the fishing industry and tourism however, has managed to remain its small country town feel. Car hire in Exmouth with DriveAway is made easy with great rates and a range of choices between reputable suppliers including Hertz and Europcar. Our suppliers are located either at the Exmouth Airport terminal or just outside the terminal grounds with shuttle services available for your convenience. The airport is located approximately 15 minutes drive from the city centre.

DriveAway offer competitive and affordable rates for car hire in Exmouth​. If you require more information about driving in Western Australia, please see our Driving Tips page.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Exmouth

March to August is the best time to visit Exmouth to swim with the largest fish in the ocean on the Ningaloo Reef.

In the summer months temperatures can reach up to 40°C (104°F) and average around 25°C (77°F) during the day - so make sure to bring sunscreen!

It is about an hour and 45 minute drive from Exmouth to Coral Bay.

Experience Exmouth

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With the nearest city of any decent size over 1200km away, it is easy to understand how Exmouth has managed to remain unspoilt and unique. Exmouth, in Western Australia, provides access to some of the most beautiful and pristine natural environments in the world, without having been overdeveloped. This tropical coastal paradise, minus the hordes of tourists or the hustle and bustle of the city, is a perfect holiday destination. With an amazing coastline ready to be explored, your rental car will allow you to escape civilisation and visit places which have remained unchanged for thousands of years.

The most famous attraction in the area is Ningaloo Reef, which stretches along the coast near Exmouth. Being quite close to the shore means at certain parts, you can actually swim out to the reef. Park your hire car near Turquoise Bay and dive into the warm tropical waters where you will find many types of coral and colourful fish. To visit the rest of the reef, drive your Exmouth car hire to nearby Coral Bay, and head out on a boat with guides who will take you to some magnificent dive sights. From April to July, Whale Sharks come to the reef in great numbers to feed, and there are many tours which incorporate diving and swimming with these enormous creatures.

During autumn and spring the bay in which Exmouth lies becomes a breeding ground for Humpback Whales. Park your car near the shore, and keep an eye out for the whales, which are so plentiful there are often several sightings a day. About an hours drive from Exmouth you can visit the world famous Cape Range National Park. Covering over 50,000 hectares of canyons, rocky ranges and beaches, the unique sights of the park are highly recommended for anyone lucky enough to be travelling in the area with their own car hire. The park has hundreds of caves, and an abundance of wildlife, much of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Exmouth to Coral Bay 90 1.5
Exmouth to Port Hedland 670 8.5
Exmouth to Geraldton 770 9.5
Exmouth to Perth 1205 15
Exmouth to Broome 1260 15.5

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