Solar Eclipse 2023

RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park

Important information 

We are fully booked for the Ningaloo Solar Eclipse period, 17 April – 23 April 2023. Please note we do not have a waiting list or cancellation list available.

On 20 April 2023 at approximately 11:27am, the sun, moon and the earth will all align for a once in a lifetime full solar eclipse event. The eclipse will be visible to most of the world, however the best place to witness the spectacle is from the Exmouth peninsula.

Bookings at RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park that fall over 17-23 April 2023 will be impacted by this event. Please consider the below information ahead of booking your stay. Bookings will open to RAC members at 9am Wednesday 27 April 2022 and the general public at 9am Friday 29 April 2022.

Travelling to Exmouth 

If you intend on booking and travelling to Exmouth around the Ningaloo Solar Eclipse event period, please be aware of the possible implications to your stay. It is anticipated that the volume of travellers, in addition to school holiday crowds, will put significant pressure on the town’s resources. Wait times and availability at Exmouth venues will be heavily affected, and heavy traffic is expected on the region’s roads.

Guest safety, additional resources & rates 

The safety of our guests and local community remains our highest priority. We will implement additional safety measures from 18-20 April 2023, including additional staffing, security, and cleaning measures.

Our rates for this period will reflect these additional resources. You can expect to see a 50%-70% increase in standard rates over these three days.

Booking parameters

Stay dates Booking parameters
7 April – 16 April 2023 Standard minimum night stay and arrival/departure date restrictions may apply and will be visible at the time of booking.
17 April – 23 April 2023 Minimum nights stay apply. Guests wishing to stay on any dates within this period will be required to check-in on or before 17 April, and check-out on or after 23 April.

Ningaloo Solar Eclipse booking payment & cancellations

  • A non-refundable 30% deposit of the full valid of the stay will be required at the time of booking.
  • 100% payment of the full value of the stay is due by 5pm 15 March 2023. Should full payment not be received by this date, the booking will be cancelled and will result in forfeiture of all monies paid to date.
  • Cancellations at any time after the time of booking will result in forfeiture of all monies paid.
  • No name changes are permitted. On selling of a booking will result in the cancellation of the booking and refusal of entry upon arrival.

Please see our full Solar Eclipse booking terms and our standard booking policy.

Booking release dates 

RAC members will receive access to a 48hr pre-sale before bookings are released to the general public. Not a member? WA residents can join here for just $29.

 Booking period RAC member pre-sale Public release
7 April – 23 April 2023 9am Wednesday 27 April, 2022 9am Friday 29 April, 2022

Booking availability 

Booking demand for this period is very high and we cannot guarantee accommodation for everyone.

For the best chance to secure your preferred accommodation, we recommend booking online via our website. Please refrain from using multiple devices when booking as this puts strain on our website and will impact load times.

If you choose to try to call us, wait times will be longer than usual and our call queues may not be able to accommodate everyone trying to get through.

We are unable to accept bookings via email.

Solar Eclipse booking FAQs

Do I have to stay for the entire week of the 17-23 April 2023?

Yes, you must arrive on or before 17 April and depart on or after 23 April 2023.

You cannot place your booking with check-in or check-out dates of the 18, 19, 20, 21 or 22 April 2023.

I'm coming for the Solar Eclipse, can I check-in prior to 17 April 2023?

Yes, you can check-in prior to the 17 April and stay for the Solar Eclipse. You must still depart on or after 23 April.

For example, if you choose to check-in on 15 April, you would have the option to depart on 16 April, 17 April or 23 April onwards.

I'm coming for the Solar Eclipse, can I check-out after 23 April?

Yes, you can check-out after 23 April. You must still arrive on or before 17 April.

For example, if you choose to check-out on 24 April, you must still arrive on or before 17 April.