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Exmouth Prepares for Thousands of Visitors as Rare Solar Eclipse Approaches

The small town of Exmouth, located 1,270km north of Perth, Western Australia, is gearing up for a significant increase in visitors due to a rare solar eclipse on April 20. The town’s caravan park is also reported to be fully booked weeks ahead of the natural phenomenon.

With a population of around 3,000, the town is expected to host as many as 20,000 visitors, causing a strain on accommodations and leading to significantly increased rental prices.

Accommodation Prices Soar

As Exmouth becomes one of the few places on Earth with a direct view of the solar eclipse, accommodations are selling out quickly. Hotel booking platforms such as Booking.com show no availability from April 18 to April 23, leaving only a handful of Airbnb listings for visitors to choose from.

In response to the high demand, some Exmouth residents have seized the opportunity to rent out their homes at premium prices. 

Impact on Caravan Park Owners and Operators

The influx of visitors is likely to affect private caravan park owners and operators in the area. 

The high demand for accommodations has led to fully booked caravan parks, and operators are likely to benefit from the increased business. However, they may also face challenges in managing the significant number of guests and providing adequate resources and services.

The Shire of Exmouth President, Darlene Allston, told a local report that local businesses are preparing for the eclipse. 

A camping area with over 1,000 sites has been set up for campers and RVers, and a six-million-liter water tank has been installed. Allston mentioned that around 50,000 people are expected to travel into the region, with 20,000 arriving in Exmouth.

Despite concerns about resources and the capacity to cope with the influx of visitors, Allston remains excited about the event, calling it “a part of our history.” 

The eclipse is expected to peak at 11:32 am on April 20, and several other events will be held throughout the week in the town.

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Seth Peak
March 19, 2024 12:34 am

Excited for the solar eclipse in Exmouth? The town’s gearing up for an awesome experience with special activities and safety measures. Let’s make this celestial event unforgettable!

March 23, 2024 11:59 pm

Have you heard about the buzz surrounding Exmouth’s upcoming solar eclipse event? It’s creating quite a stir with plans for traffic management and safety collaborations. Sounds like they’re really gearing up for an unforgettable experience for visitors. What do you think about all the preparations?

April 11, 2024 1:43 am

The buzz around Exmouth’s upcoming solar eclipse is incredible! It’s awesome to see locals and businesses working together to make sure everyone has a fantastic experience. Communication and guidance are key for visitors to have a smooth trip and enjoy this celestial event to the fullest.


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