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Western AustraliaShire Of Esperance (15) → Cape Le Grand National Park | Cape Le Grand | Cape Arid National Park
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Found 15 walks

Frenchman Peak
2.4 km return
1 h to 2 h
Frenchman Peak
2.4 km
Return

Walk
1 h to 2 h

Starting from the car park at the end of Frenchman Peak Road, Cape Le Grand, this walk leads to the summit of Frenchman Peak and back via the Frenchman Peak Trail. In the southwest corner of Cape Le Grand National Park, massive rocky outcrops of granite and gneiss form an impressive chain of peaks including Mount Le Grand (345m), Frenchman Peak (262m) and Mississippi Hill (180m). From the car park, the trail skirts around Frenchman Peak through the surrounding heathlands, at one point crossing a wooden bridge over an ephemeral creek. After passing a boardwalk section, the trail continues over granite terrain, initially following low outcrops of only gentle steepness. The route is guided by a series of markers bolted into the terrain. Passing through a small pocket of heathlands, the steepness of the trail increases dramatically. However, natural indentations in the rock create an informal series of steps that make it slightly easier to walk up. Just below the summit is an interesting cave. The said cave is remarkably large and features a massive cairn within it, and the coastline views are framed perfectly by the cave roof. After passing the cave, the final stretch up to the summit is a moderate ascent with some easy scrambling. From the summit, walkers are rewarded with spectacular 360° views of the park, the entire coastline from Rossiter Bay to Le Grand Beach, and the islands in the Recherche Archipelago. The return journey follows the same route as it does heading up. Trekking poles may help with balance on the way back down the granite peak. The trail consists of gravel paths, granite and boardwalks. This walk is not recommended in wet or windy weather as the rock can become extremely slippery. Warm clothes are recommended if it's a cold day because the summit can be quite windy, especially during the winter months. The achievable challenge of climbing up the granite slope, the massive cave and the spectacular panoramic views of the Cape to Grand coastline make this an excellent short mountain walk in Cape Le Grand National Park. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Caves
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car


Lucky Bay Beach Walk
6.1 km return
1 h to 2 h
Lucky Bay Beach Walk
6.1 km
Return

Walk
1 h to 2 h

Starting from the Lucky Bay Campground off Lucky Bay Road, Cape Le Grand National Park, this walk takes you along Lucky Bay Beach, past Lucky Bay Lookout, then to the Flinders Monument and back. Lucky Bay is quite iconic and maybe the most popular of all the pristine beaches in Esperance. Aside from having the whitest sand in Australia, Lucky Bay is also famous for its friendly resident kangaroos that love to hang out on the beach. There are over five kilometres of glistening white beachfront to explore, and the turquoise waters are ideal for enjoying water-based activities. Swimming and surfing in this gorgeous bay will surely be rewarding. On the other hand, having a relaxed and quiet fishing session can take your mind of the daily struggles of life. To truly appreciate the beauty of this area, a walk along the beach to the Lucky Bay Lookout is a must, culminating with a spectacular view of the azure waters and pristine landscape. After basking in the beauty of the area, continue further along the beach to view the commemorative plaques paying homage to Matthew Flinders' landing in Lucky Bay in 1802. If you're in a 4WD, you can also drive on the beach, but be careful of soft sand and the rising ocean tide. Check with the ranger about surface conditions and tides, remember to drive slowly and beware of pedestrians and the wildlife that abounds the area. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Cafe
Swim
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car


Cape Le Grand Coastal Trail
20.3 km oneway
6 h, 10 h to 2 days
Cape Le Grand Coastal Trail
20.3 km
Oneway

Walk
6 h, 10 h to 2 days

Starting from the car park off Lucky Bay Road, Cape Le Grand, this walk lets you explore the western coasts of Cape Le Grand. You’ll be visiting Lucky Bay, Thistle Cove and Hellfire Bay. Besides the scenic beaches, you’ll have an option to visit Mount Le Grand as well. Embrace yourself for one of, if not the best coastal walk in Australia. Pristine white sand will warm your feet as you appreciate the vivid colours of the ocean. Crystal clear and welcoming waters combined with the panoramic views may make you take more breaks then you’ve planned to, so give yourself enough time to truly enjoy the trip. There's a campsite midway that can help you divide the walk in two days and make sure you experience everything you want to. Keep an eye out for sunbaking (Australian for sunbathe) kangaroos and join them if you’d like -- from a safe distance of course. Sections of the track may require you to do a bit of clambering over rocks. Depending on the time and conditions, waves can hit those rocks and make you feel like you’re on an even more epic journey. From its hidden coves to clifftop lookouts, Cape Le Grand is a great place to spend your day at. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Cafe
Swim
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car

From end
Car




Found 15 walks