Secrets of Esperance Camping Adventure
6 day Guided Camping Journey
Perth to Perth
Engage in one of Australia’s best Indigenous experiences and camp under the stars of the Milky Way with likeminded travellers. Your enthusiastic and knowledgeable local guide will take you off the beaten track to places you’d never find otherwise, ensuring you a fantastic adventure.
- Wave Rock and Fitzgerald River World Biosphere Region
- Cape Le Grand National Park and its friendly kangaroos
- Relax and swim at some of Australia’s best beaches
- Feel inspired after hikes that will leave you speechless
- Explore the ancient forests of the Walpole region
- Taste your way around the Margaret River region
- Experience the rugged coastline and rock formations of Albany
- Engage with Indigenous culture at Koomal Dreaming
7 and 21 March 2021
4 and 18 April 2021
2 and 16 May 2021
5 and 19 September 2021
3, 17 and 31 October 2021
14 and 28 November 2021
12 and 26 December 2021
9 and 23 January 2022
6 and 20 February 2022
6 and 20 March 2022
Day 1: Perth to Fitzgerald River National Park
Travelling east over the Darling Ranges, the first stop is at York. Surrounded by pretty countryside, it’s easy to see why this location was the first inland settlement for Western Australia’s early colonists. A bit more driving and you’ll be marvelling at one of Australia’s biggest waves, and there is no ocean in sight. The 2,700 million-year-old Wave Rock rises 15 metres above the ground in an otherworldly fashion.
By late afternoon, arrive at Fitzgerald River National Park where we camp tonight. This is one of Australia’s largest and most botanically significant national parks, renowned for its rugged hinterland, coastal scenery and more than 1,800 beautiful and rare plant species.
Today travel around 600 km (10 hours) with plenty of stops along the way. Fitzgerald River National Park has a toilet but no shower facilities.
Day 2: Esperance & Cape Le Grand National Park
Start the day with a rewarding hike up East Mt. Barren which features breathtaking views over the region. Take the coastal route into Esperance for a coffee and mosey around, and get your first peek of the turquoise waters and white sandy beaches the area is famous for. Onwards to Cape Le Grand National Park. Iconic for its squeaky white beaches and friendly kangaroos, you are never going to want to leave this paradise. Enjoy a free afternoon here to set out on a hike or just kick back and soak up the serenity.
Today travel around 250 km (2.5 hours). Camp at Cape Le Grand which has toilet and shower facilities.
Day 3: Cape Le Grand National Park & Stirling Ranges
The views from the top of Frenchman Peak over the Recherche Archipelago are pretty impressive, so this morning the top of Frenchman Peak is where we go. Following the hike, it’s back on the bus for the drive into the Stirling Ranges. 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 tonight, swag camp at a private campground in the Stirling Ranges with shower and toilet facilities.
Day 4: Stirling Ranges & South West Coast
Visit the Porongurups for a two-hour hike through some spectacular forests to Castle Rock. A bit of a climb but worth every bit of effort. Take a magnificent coastal drive towards Albany and be wowed at The Gap and Natural Bridge. Stop for a dip at Elephant Rocks and Greens Pool in William Bay National Park.
From the ocean to the forest, discover the old-growth forests of the Walpole Wilderness Region. The last stop of the day is at the largest Tingle Tree in Western Australia.
We do about 4.5 hours of driving today, with stops along the way. Tonight, we camp at a Quinninup Caravan Park which has shower and toilet facilities.
Day 5: Margaret River
Today we put adventure aside as we taste our way around the world-renowned Margaret River region. Whatever your taste buds desire, you will find it here. From wine to gin, and chocolate to cheese, by the end of the day you will be feeling very satisfied and merry. Cheers to that!
Today travel around 200km (5 hours), making tasting stops along the way. Tonight, camp at Big Valley Caravan Park in Margaret River which has shower and toilet facilities.
Day 6: Margaret River to Perth
On the last day of the tour, wake to the now-familiar laugh of kookaburras. Roll up your swag one last time before jumping on the bus to Dunsborough. 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 underground didgeridoo performance. Taste native foods, and experience traditional fire-lighting on this unique Indigenous cultural experience.
As your tour draws to an end, stop 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 has us arriving into Perth around 6 pm.
Today we travel 300 km (4 hours).
Price + Inclusions
|Secrets of Esperance Camping Adventure||Price per person|
- All National Park and entry fees
- All activities
- Meals – 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
- Accommodation – Swag camping (with basic facilities) 5 nights
- Transport – Air-conditioned minibus (max 20 people)
- Expert local guide
- Bags are restricted to 1 × 15kg backpack/soft travel bag per person, plus one small piece of hand luggage.