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How to get to Turquoise Bay

Turquoise Bay – gateway to Cape Range National Park and Ningaloo Reef – is located on the west coast of North West Cape in Western Australia.

The closest town is Exmouth, located about 63km (39mi) north of Turquoise Bay, and about 1270km (789mi) north of the state capital Perth.

The most convenient route to Turquoise Bay and Cape Range National Park, from overseas and interstate, is by air to Perth Airport (PER) followed by a connecting flight to Learmonth Airport (LEA) and then shuttle bus or taxi to Exmouth.

Learmonth Airport (LEA) is located about 36km (22mi) south of Exmouth, about 24 minutes by shuttle bus or taxi.


Flight time to Exmouth

Qantas operates two flights daily on weekdays, and one flight on Saturday and Sunday, to Learmonth Airport (LEA).

Perth to Exmouth is 1 hr 45 min, direct flight


Flight time to Perth

The following are the most convenient flights to Perth Airport (PER).

Within Australia: Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Scoot Tigerair operate frequent daily direct flights to Perth.

Adelaide to Perth is 3 hrs 25 min, direct flight
Brisbane to Perth is 5 hrs 35 min, direct flight
Canberra to Perth is 4 hrs 40 min, direct flight
Darwin to Perth is 3 hrs 55 min, direct flight
Melbourne to Perth is 4 hrs, direct flight
Sydney to Perth is 5 hrs 50 min, direct flight


From New Zealand: Air New Zealand offers the most convenient daily direct flights to Perth.

Auckland to Perth is 7 hrs 30 min, direct flight


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines, Qantas and Scoot Tigerair operate the most convenient daily flights to Perth.

Singapore to Perth is 5 hrs 10 min, direct flight


From United Kingdom: British Airways, Singapore Airlines and Qantas offer the most convenient daily flights to Perth.

London to Perth is 16 hrs 45 min, direct flight
Manchester to Perth is 20 hrs, with connecting flightˆ


From France: Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways International, Emirates and Qantas offer the most convenient daily flights to Perth.

Paris to Perth is 18 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ


From United States: Delta Air Lines, Qantas, British Airways, United Airlines, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Virgin Atlantic offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Perth.

Atlanta to Perth is 27 hrs 15 min, with connecting flightˆ
Boston to Perth is 25 hrs 5 min, with connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Perth is 25 hrs 30 min, with connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Perth is 24 hrs 5 min, with connecting flightˆ
New York to Perth is 24 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Perth is 20 hrs 5 min, with connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Perth is 20 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Qantas and Virgin Australia offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Perth.

Toronto to Perth is 24 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ
Montreal to Perth is 25 hrs 10 min, with connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Perth is 21 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes layover time.)


Flying in

Learmonth Airport (LEA) is located about 35km (22mi) south of Exmouth, about 25 minutes by bus or taxi. The airport is about 98km (60mi) southeast of Turquoise Bay (1 hour 30 minutes by bus or car), and about 116km (72mi) north of Coral Bay (1 hour 12 minutes by bus or car).

Shuttle bus services from Learmonth Airport (LEA) to Exmouth are available seasonally, taking around 24 minutes. Exmouth Bus Charter operates airport transfers between the airport and Exmouth as well as other locations. Taxis and rental cars are available at the airport.

Perth Airport (PER) is located about 12km (7.4mi) east of the city centre.

Transperth operates bus routes from each of the four airport terminals to Perth CBD, taking about 31 minutes, every 20 minutes. Privately operated on-demand shuttle buses are also available, taking around 14 minutes.

Taxis and hire cars are also available. Hotels will meet passengers by prior arrangement.


Entry requirements to Australia

UK, USA and Canadian nationals must have a passport valid for intended period of stay. A visa is required, except for those with Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). New Zealand citizens are granted a Special Category Visa on arrival.


Getting around

Walking, hiring a bicycle or cruising the bay. Tours on offer, include glass bottom boat tours, diving tours, manta ray snorkel tours, whale watching tours, whale shark snorkel tours, quad bike tours and sailing tours.


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Latest update: How to get to Turquoise Bay: 27 September, 2020


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