A visit to the Potshot Monument near Exmouth in the state’s north provides you with an opportunity to learn about one of the significant roles the West Australian coast played in World War II. Located on the site of Operation Potshot, the monument commemorates the use of the West Australian coast for the allied attacks on the Japanese.
The United States (US) submarines used this area as a refuelling base and an airstrip was built for the fighting squadron until it was destroyed by a cyclone in 1945.
Take a short drive from this significant site to see the breathtaking views of Shothole Canyon in Cape Range National Park. Enjoy a scenic drive through the park or tackle some of it on foot for a close up look at the spectacular wildflowers in bloom.
Potshot Monument is located 20 minutes drive from Exmouth and 14 hours north of Perth.
Carpark History & Heritage