Esperance & Fitzgerald Coast
Home to the famous 'kangaroos on the beach' shot, Esperance and the Fitzgerald Coast, located in the South East corner of the State boast some of the Western Australia's most pristine and untouched coastal scenery, national parks, 4WD tracks and marine playgrounds. Whilst popular during warmer months, there's plenty of room to find solace in this unspoiled land.
Arguably the best beaches in Australia, the epic white sand meets vibrant and sparkling blue waters in this region. Fresh, pristine and a stark contrast to the red earth of the surrounding outback. It's a perfect place where trailblazers can immerse themselves in nature, disconnect and re-energise.
Esperance makes for the perfect base to explore a string of wonderous National Parks and awe-inspiring beaches - including Cape Le Grand National Park, Cape Arid National Park. Esperance’s Great Ocean Drive is great way to explore the area by car or bike with a 40 kilometre circular loop which features a vast range of coastal elements such as stunning beaches, rocky headlands, small bays, steep cliffs and hidden ocean pools.
A 4-hour drive further East towards Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun will see you at Fitzgerald River National Park - where an even more off-the-beaten track experience. This national park is one the largest and most botanically diverse and interesting national parks in Australia - home to nearly 20 percent of Western Australia’s flora species, many of which occur only within its boundaries.
The Hakea Walk Trail in East Fitzgerald National Park which consists of 23 kilometres or spectacular and rugged coastal walk trail which can be done end to end or accessed at several points along its route.
- Hike: Multi day or shorter sections of the Hakea Walk Trail - East Fitzgerald National Park, Mt Arid Walk Trail - Cape Arid National Park, Coastal Trail & Frenchman Peak Walk Trail - Cape Le Grand National Park.
- Bike: Great Ocean Walk & Cycle Trail - Esperance
- Drive: Great Ocean Drive - Esperance Trail
- Paddle: Esperance Lakes Canoe Trail
Accessible Trail Options:
- Great Ocean Walk & Cycle Trail - Esperance