In the Southeast of Western Australia, you will find an abundance of activities just waiting for you to partake. Should you be looking to get away from the city for a few nights, there are plenty of things for you to do no matter your age, physical fitness, or interests.
This impressive rock formation was formed even before the dinosaurs roamed the earth. Its name derives from the fact that the rock looks exactly like a huge wave getting ready to crash into the bush below. At 110 meters long, and 14 meters high this granite rock face makes up the north side of Hayden Rock and lies within the Hayden Wildlife Park. Also located near Wave Rock are Hippos Yawn, a nearly 13-meter cave opening, as well as Mulka’s Cave. While Mulka’s Cave is quite small, it is worth the trip to see the ancient cave painting left from the aboriginal peoples that called the area home thousands of years ago. Here you’ll see the traditional hand paintings, as well as paintings of numerous animals that the inhabitants fed on. Should you be spending more than a day in the area, there are numerous cabins available for rent, as well as a lake that offers you the chance to swim, and cool down a little from the days hiking.
Voted number two in Australian Traveler Magazine’s 100 Best Towns in Australia, Esperance is a great little town to spend a few days in. There are plenty of accommodations for every budget, and plenty to do in and around town. In town, you can shop for gifts and souvenirs at the Kepa Kurl Aboriginal Art Gallery and Gift Shop, or check out the wildlife at the Esperance Bird and Animal Park. Just outside of town you will find picture perfect white sand beaches, surrounded by crystal clear waters perfect for swimming or snorkeling. If you are in the mood for a little fishing, there are so many spots to choose from that you could not fish from each if you had a month to spare. Fishing from the rocks at any one of the beaches surrounding Esperance will yield salmon, skippy, herring, salmon trout, gummy shark, & shark. A safer option, especially if you have children, would be to fish from the Tanker Jetty, just outside of Esperance. Here you can use a light line, and a little shrimp, and pull out a few skippy or herrings.
Cape Le Grand National Park
If you are in the mood for a little camping, Cape Le Grand National Park simply can’t be beaten. Set up camp on one of the many beaches in the park. Wake up to the perfectly white sand, waters a hundred different shades of blue, and kangaroos soaking up the rays. Campgrounds come equipped with camp kitchens, so feel free to try your hand at some fishing in the park, and treat your friends to a fish fry in the evenings. During the day, you can either take advantage of the beautiful beaches or try your hand at some rock climbing at Frenchman’s Peak or Mount Le Grand. There is also a couple of hiking trails for you should rock climbing be out of the question. There is a 3km hike at Frenchman’s Peak, up to the summit allowing for fantastic views, as well as a 15km, one way, hike along the Coastal Track. Which offers constant views of the surf.
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