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Secrets Of Esperance Tour

6 days of relaxing amongst the delights of the West Coast

Experience the jaw dropping natural beauty & extreme diversity of this South West corner of Australia on our 6 day swag camping adventure. See Wave Rock, the white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters of Cape Le Grand National Park, hike the Stirling Ranges & ...

Experience large expanses of outback and white sandy beaches that stretch for miles without a soul in sight and be amazed by the spectacular beauty of Wave Rock & Fitzgerald River National Park and the white sandy beaches of Cape Le Grand National Park where you’ll see kangaroos lazing on the beach.  Hit the hiking trails of the Stirling Ranges, walk among colossal ancient forests in the Valley of the Giants and encounter ancient Aboriginal culture at Koomal Dreaming one of Australia’s best Indigenous experiences.   During whale watching season you might even catch sight of the amazing humpback whales from lookouts in Albany.

Highlights

  • Wave Rock & Fitzgerald River World Biosphere Region
  • A whole day exploring Cape Le Grand National Park
  • Castle Rock and Frenchmans Peak hikes
  • Taste your way around the Margaret River region
  • Engage in indigenous culture at Koomal Dreaming
  • Explore the ancient forests of the Walpole region
  • Rugged coastline and rock formations of Albany
  • Relax & swim in some of Australia’s best beaches

Sleep Under the Southern Skies

When we say “camping adventure” we mean it!  During the day you are going to see and do a lot but when the sun goes down you’ll sleep Aussie bushman style in swags under the billions of stars that make up the Southern Skies and kick back around the campfire with a beer and sharing stories with your new friends.  

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: Under 18 must be accompanied by adult

Fitness Requirement: Medium

What's included

  • Accommodation - Swag Camping - 5 nights
  • Meals - 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Transport - air conditioned mini bus
  • All National Park and entry fees
  • All activities

What To Bring

  • Personal belongings, sleeping bag, travel pillow, torch, rainproof jacket, walking shoes, swimmers
  • Insect repellent, hat, and sunscreen

Itinerary

Day 1 : Fitzgerald River National Park & Wave Rock
Our adventure begins as we travel east from Perth over the Darling Ranges with our first coffee break in the historic township of York, WA’s oldest inland town. A bit more driving and you’ll be eating lunch in the shadow of Wave Rock. By late afternoon, we’ll have arrived in Fitzgerald River National Park, an internationally recognized world biosphere! There’ll be time for an afternoon beach stroll before pitching camp for the night. Today we clock up a few kilometres and travel around 9 hours with stops along the way. Walking time is about an hour. Tonight we swag camp at Fitzgerald River National Park which has toilet but no shower facilities.
Meals :Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Esperance and Cape Le Grand National Park
Begin the morning with a brisk hike up East Mt Baron, one of the three quartzite peaks that make up the Barren Range. Legs stretched, we’ll take the coastal route into Esperance for a coffee break and mosey around. Then get ready for some of Australia’s most spectacular scenery with this part of WA having no less than 9 National Parks where we camp at the most spectacular of all, Cape Le Grand National Park. The ocean here is practically transparent, the local eastern grey ‘roos are regularly sunbaking on the beach and the sand at Lucky Bay has twice been judged Australia’s whitest. Enjoy a free afternoon here and how you spend it is wholly up to you. Set out on a coastal bushwalk, splash about in the sea, fiddle around with your camera aperture or just kick back with your new buds along the beach. Today we travel 3 hours with stops along the way. Walking time is about 3 hours and you’ll be swag camping with toilet and shower facilities at Cape Le Grand. All meals are provided.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Cape Le Grand National Park & Stirling Ranges
The views from the top of Frenchman’s Peak are pretty impressive, so this morning the top of Frenchman’s Peak is where we go. Following the walk, it’s back in the bus for the drive into the Stirling Ranges, with a lunch stop near Esperance along the way. Depending on the time of the year in spring we might seek out the beautiful wildflowers or in the heat of summer some secret swimming spots. Today driving time is about 6 hours and walking time is about 4.5 hours. Tonight we swag camp at a private camp ground in the Stirling Ranges with shower and toilet facilities. All meals are provided.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Stirling Ranges & South West Coast
Today’s an early start as we visit the oldest mountain range in the world, the unique Porongurups which rise from the landscape like an island. Set out on a two-hour hike through some spectacular forests to Castle Rock which is a bit of a climb but worth every bit of effort as you are rewarded with breathtaking views over the region. Then traveling along Western Australia’s answer to Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, you’ll be treated to superb views of sun-bleached boulders, turquoise seas and dramatic red-rock cliffs shaped by eons of crashing waves and rolling tides. Visit the Gap, Natural Bridge, Elephant Rocks and Green Pools for a swim in a sheltered swim and then a stop at the largest Tingle Tree in Western Australia. Today we drive about 4 hours and walk about 1.5 hours. Tonight we stay in Quinninup Caravan Park which has shower and toilet facilities and all meals are provided.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Walpole & Margaret River
Discover the pristine wilderness region of Walpole and if feeling brave you can climb the 50 metre Diamond Tree, a native karri tree once used as a fire lookout and only 1 of 3 wooden top towers in the world. Next it’s time tantalise those tastebuds as we spend the rest of the day tasting our way around the Margaret River region visiting boutique wineries, breweries, a chocolate factory and a cheese factory, sampling as we go. Cheers to that. Today we drive approx 5 hours making stops along the way. Tonight, we swag camp at a camp ground with shower and toilet facilities with all meals are provided. There is even limited phone charging here.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Margaret River to Perth
On the last day of the trip you’ll wake to the now-familiar warble of kookaburras and cockatoos before heading to Dunsborough where you’ll meet Wardandi custodian Josh, who will introduce you to the world’s oldest living culture with his authentic and personal interpretation. Go deep down into the Ngilgi Cave for a memorable didgeridoo cave experience, taste native foods, discover bush medicine and experience traditional fire lighting on this unique indigenous cultural experience. As our 6 day tour from Perth draws to an end as we have our final lunch and swim at the popular tourist town of Busselton, where it’s hard to miss the 19th-century Jetty stretching 1.8km into Geographe Bay. One last stint on the road see’s us arriving into Perth around 6pm and although there are no formal activities planned it is usual for the group to get together and reflect on the big journey together over a few drinks and meal (at own expense). Today we drive approx. 4 hours and please make sure you have booked your Perth accommodation prior to departure.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Pickups

Pick up locations and times: 7.00am from the YHA Perth at 300 Wellington Street

Passengers are advised to arrive 15 minutes before departure.

Arrival: Friday +/- 7.00 pm, Perth

We recommend our passenger to contact The Nullarbor Traveller team 48-hours prior departure for a reconfirmation of the tour on telephone number: 08 8687 0455.

 

Optional Excursions

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

  • Nature
  • Adventure
  • Hiking

Available Extras

 

 

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We believe this tour itinerary is absolutely fantastic; a great mixture of mini hikes, cultural immersion, the must-see but also lots of off the beaten track experiences and down time. Camping under the stars was amazing and the campgrounds are always clean and full of character!

Recent Independent Reviews

  • This Perth to Esperance tour showcases the remote and undiscovered region of South West of Western Australia. This area features some of the best beaches, national parks and wildlife encounters on the planet! This camping tour offers a truly unique Australian experience - sleeping under the stars in swags. If you like a small group off the beaten track adventure this is the tour for you.