The Esperance and Lakes Self Drive takes you on a journey through historic towns, picturesque farmland and outback wineries en route to the coastal town of Esperance.
Day 1: Perth - Lake Grace
(350 kilometres/4 hours)
Venturing through Western Australia's southern regions along the Esperance and Lakes Self Drive, take time to admire the patchwork of farmland on the way to Williams. Enjoy the scenic riverside picnic spots at Arthur River and continue on through the heart of sheep farming country to Lake Grace. Along the way you'll see Wagin's Giant Ram and Museum Village, Lake Dumbleyung and the town of Kukerin. Make sure you call into Cambinata Yabbies, near Kukerin.
Accommodation options: Outback pub, motels, caravan park, camping, bed and breakfast and farm cottages with private facilities in Kukerin.
Day 2: Lake Grace – Esperance
(370 kilometres/4 hours)
Visit the Australian Inland Mission Hospital, showcasing the work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, or experience a true outback winery at Walkers Winery. Take in the views across the massive Lake Grace before heading to Lake King. Visit the historic mining town of Ravensthorpe and stop for a swim at Munglinup Beach before arriving in Esperance. The town of Esperance is ideal for longer stays, with its stunning national parks, island cruises, attractions and the whitest beaches.
To ensure you enjoy a safe and well-planned journey, take a look at Travel times and distances, Road safety and Important travel tips. If you have your camping gear or caravan in tow, check out the range of caravan parks and camping sites available in Australia’s Golden Outback. For additional information about the Esperance and Lakes Self Drive, check out the following useful links.