Hop to it and visit these incredible national parks moments away from Esperance.
Put on the active gear, and prepare to wear in those hiking boots as we take you on a journey through national parks near Esperance. It’s the outdoor lover’s perfect starting block when it comes to exploring national parks in Australia’s Golden Outback.
Here we list the national parks you can explore all within an easy drive from Esperance.
Stokes National Park
We can forgive you for going snap-happy when it comes to Stokes National Park with its rocky headlands, dunes, lakes and shady coastal paperbark trees-in-water shoreline something to marvel at. This 14 sq km inlet is the largest nearby Esperance and is a prime spot when it comes to water activities, and fishing as this deep water bay is breaming with it – literally.
Black bream, King George whiting, mullet and Australian salmon are just some of the catches of the day found here. If casting a reel is not your game, there is also plenty of hiking trails calling with scenic spaces Skippy Rock, Shoal Cape, Fanny Cove and Stokes Inlet ready to be explored.
With abundant birdlife, kangaroos, and occasionally seals calling the park home; this coastal gem is one spot worth venturing too.
Park entrance – $15 per vehicle
There are only camping options within the park. Visitors must take note to bring water as there is no drinking water within the park.
Benwenerup Campground – This spot is suitable for two-wheel-drive vehicles and has 14 sites of various sizes on a first-come, first-serve basis. Barbeque and toilet facilities available. Prices per night from $11 per adult, $7 per concession cardholder, $3 per child (over 5 and under 16 years)
Skippy Rock Campground – Access to this campground is restricted to four-wheel drive only and has 9 camping sites. Toilet facilities available. Prices per night from $8 per adult, $6 concession and $3 per child (over 5 and under 16 years)
Fanny Cove Camp – Access to this campground is restricted to four-wheel drive only. This coastal camping spot has no camping fees. Toilet facilities available.