Days 8-9: Hopetoun to Esperance 193km, 2.5 hrs Visit the Fitzgerald River N. Park and drive along its new scenic coastal roads. Travel east to Esperance, renowned for its amazing beaches. Stay two nights and make the 45 minute drive to Cape Le Grand N. Park with the kangaroos on Australia’s whitest beach at Lucky Bay. Day 10: Esperance to Wave Rock 382km, 4 hrs Farewell Esperance and head north via Wheatbelt country to Hyden and the amazing 2.4 billion year old Wave Rock. Day 11: Wave Rock to Perth 391km, 4.5 hrs Today head to Kulin via fun The Tin Horse Hwy. From here head to the historic town of York before heading into Perth. amazing coastline in the world. From the biodiversity hotspot that is the Fitzgerald River National Park near Hopetoun and Ravensthorpe to Lucky Bay, this is a trip you’ll never forget. The beaches of Esperance are famous for their white sand, turquoise ocean and sunbathing kangaroos! If you’re heading south, you’re in for a real treat! The road to Esperance weaves through the magical Wheatbelt and brings you to some of the most Coastal road trip
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The Great South West Edge 11 Days | Year-Round | 2WD Wildflowers Sep-Nov
Days 1-3: Perth to Margaret River, 277km, 3 hrs Leave Perth head to the coastal towns of Bunbury, Busselton and the world-famous Margaret River region. You’ll easily spend 3 days exploring wineries, amazing coastal scenery, beaches, ancient caves and quaint townships. Day 4: Margaret River to Pemberton 143km, 2 hrs Head to Pemberton, home of giant Karri forests and make time to visit the Warren National Park. Days 5-6: Pemberton to Albany 239km, 4 hrs Head south via Shannon, D’entrecasteaux and Walpole- Nornalup N. Parks, take the Tree Top Walk near Walpole and wander picturesque Denmark before arriving in historic Albany, staying 2 nights. Day 7: Albany to Hopetoun 352km, 4 hrs Depart Albany via stunning Porongurup and Stirling N. Parks to the coastal town of Hopetoun, located near Fitzgerald River N Park.
Drive Australia’s most Instagrammable road trip from Perth to Esperance, with an optional route back to Perth via iconic Wave Rock. A full itinerary can be viewed at www.thegreatsouthwestedge.com Highlights • Margaret River wineries • Southern forests • Tree Top Walk • ANZAC Centre • Whitest beaches in Australia • Fitzgerald River & Cape Le Grand National Park • Wave Rock
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Road to Esperance Escape 5 Days | Year-Round | 2WD | Wildflowers Sep-Nov Escape to the white beaches of Esperance and experience some of WA’s picturesque farmland and historic towns. Take the route via the Southern Wheatbelt on the way to Esperance, and come back to Perth via Wave Rock to keep things interesting! A full itinerary can be viewed at www.australiasgoldenoutback.com/escape Highlights • Wave Rock
Day 1: Perth to Lake Grace, 350km, 4 hrs Head south-east taking in scenic Wheatbelt country. You’ll take in sheep farming territory to Williams, Arthur River, Kukerin and Lake Grace. En route see Wagin’s Giant Ram and Museum Village and massive Lake Dumbleyung. Call in at Cambinata Yabbies near Kukerin. Stay overnight at Mary’s Cottages or at Lake Grace’s hotel, motel or caravan park. Day 2: Lake Grace to Esperance, 370km, 4 hrs Visit the AIM Hospital museum showcasing the work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, or take in views of Lake Grace before heading to Lake King, the drive is stunning during spring. At Ravensthorpe view the PUBLIC Silo Trail, and take in the Fitzgerald River N.P, a biodiversity hotspot before arriving in Esperance, with plenty of accommodation options to choose from.
Days 3-4: Esperance Drive the scenic Great Ocean Drive and local beaches, venture out to Cape Le Grand or take a boat trip out to the Recherche Archipelago. If you’re feeling adventurous, climb Frenchman’s Peak for amazing views, or take a scenic flight over pink Lake Hillier on Middle Island. Day 5: Esperance to Wave Rock, then onto Perth 380km, 4 hours, then 350km, 4 hrs Depart Esperance and head towards Wave Rock. Explore this amazing billion year old rock formation and get your photo of yourself ‘surfing’ the wave. You’ll find aboriginal hand paintings at Mulka’s Cave. You can either head straight back to Perth after lunch or enjoy an overnight stay in Hyden.
• Tin Horse Highway • Lake Dumbleyung • Cambinata Yabby Farm • Lake Grace • Lucky Bay with kangaroos • Fitzgerald River National Park • Cape Le Grand National Park
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