When day turns to night at Ningaloo

The 2023 total solar eclipse is expected to bring thousands of visitors from around the world to Western Australia.

The State’s Ningaloo region, which includes the Shires of Ashburton, Carnarvon and Exmouth, will be one of the best places on Earth to view this fantastic event.

The sun, moon and Earth will align at 11.27 am on 20 April 2023. Exmouth is the ideal place to experience the spectacle of a 100% solar eclipse. Onslow and Coral Bay will experience 99% darkness, and Carnarvon will be about 95%.

An accompanying program of events will take place to enrich the Total Solar Eclipse experience across Exmouth, Carnarvon, and Onslow. This includes a  three-day Dark Sky Festival from 19 to 21 April presented by Tourism WA in partnership with the Shires of Exmouth, Carnarvon, and Ashburton.

The festival will offer free and ticketed family-friendly experiences, including stargazing, science and astronomy activities, Aboriginal cultural events, live musical performances and unique dining opportunities.

Exmouth will be the primary festival hub, with surrounding smaller events in Onslow and across the Shire of Carnarvon to encourage visitors to explore each region as part of their Total Solar Eclipse stay.

Upgrading of tourism facilities and infrastructure will ensure the region is ready for the expected influx of visitors.

More information here.