Within 45 minutes drive of Esperance, this grand park features sweeping heathlands, rugged coastal peaks and white sandy beaches voted the best in Australia.
The most spectacular coastal scenery is found in the south-west corner of Cape Le Grand National Park where massive granite and gneiss peaks rise from the coastal plain. The park’s rolling heathlands are home to pygmy possums, western grey kangaroos and a diversity of colourful wildflowers including dense thickets of showy banksia.
Enjoy a picnic in a sheltered nook overlooking the beach at Hellfire Bay or Lucky Bay, or explore the whistling rocks at Thistle Cove.
Stroll along wide beaches where the sand squeaks underfoot or enjoy swimming, surfing, fishing, or recreational boating in the park’s picture-perfect bays. Boats may be launched with caution from Lucky Bay and Cape Le Grand Beach. The main recreation sites are located in the park’s south-west corner. Dunn Rocks on the eastern side of the park is also a picturesque and popular fishing spot.
A walk on the wild side
Explore the park’s wild reaches on the Le Grand Coastal Trail, which links many of the park’s most spectacular coastal sections between Cape Le Grand Beach and Rossiter Bay. If you still have energy to burn then a hike up Frenchman Peak(262m) will be rewarded with panoramic views of the park and islands in the Recherche Archipelago.
Cape Le Grand Campground and Lucky Bay Campground areas have campsites with camp kitchens, gas barbecues, picnic tables, toilets and water. Camping fees apply and camp sites operate on a first come, first served basis.
* Coastal risks are significant in this area. RecFishWest’s website has essential rock fishing safety information.
* Feral bees are known to be a problem in this area. Avoid active hives.
The drive from Esperance to Cape Le Grand National Park is by sealed road. Roads to all recreation sites in the park are also sealed except for the spur road to Rossiter Bay, which is graded for two-wheel-drive.
Njunga people are the Traditional custodians of Cape Le Grand National Park.
By Park Finder