Yardie Creek (Exmouth), Western Australia

Yardie Creek is a stunning waterway that flows down through the Cape Range National Park all the way down to the edge of the Ningaloo Reef of the west side of the North West Cape.

Aerial view of Yardie Creek in Exmouth Western Australia

Fishing at Yardie Creek

Yardie Creek is a popular beach fishing spot for those visiting the area. You can fish to the north of Yardie Creek.

What fish can you catch at Yardie Creek?

There are a number of species you are likely to pick up whilst fishing at Yardies, anywhere from your bread and butter species such as whiting, flathead and skippy up to your faster pelagic species such as Queenfish and Trevally.

Do you need a 4WD to get to Yardie Creek?

No, you don’t need a 4WD to get to Yardie Creek as there is a seal road to the creek when heading from Exmouth town. However if you want to cross the creek and head south from here you will need a 4WD.

The below video shows a 4WD crossing Yardie Creek and heading south.

Yardie Creek Crossing – 7 hours before low tide peak (Video by Matt)

What facilities are at Yardie Creek?

Close to the carpark you’ll find toilets and picnic tables.

Can you surf at Yardie Creek?

There is no surf off the beach area though if you have a boat and head out a couple of kms you’ll find an awesome surf break called “Yardies”. On the right conditions this break provides some perfect left hander barrels that peel off from the ningaloo reef. Check out the video below:

Can you launch your boat at Yardie Creek?

There is no official boat ramp as such at Yardie Creek however you can launch your boat into the creek and take it out through the mouth on high tide. If the tide is low and you’re unable to launch into the creek then you can launch off the beach though this can be very boggy so take care if beach launching.

Is there accommodation near Yardie Creek?

The closest accommodation in the area is Yardie Creek Caravan Park located north of Yardie Creek itself.

How to get to Yardie Creek?

Yardie Creek is located in the Cape Range National Park on the west side of the Exmouth Cape. It’s approximately 55kms from the town of Exmouth.

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