There aren't too many places in Australia where kangaroos sunbake on the beach, but at Cape Le Grand National Park / Mandoowernup this is just one of the many natural highs on offer. This pristine park near Esperance is known for its stunning scenery and idyllic beaches where you can go swimming, bushwalking, fishing and camping.

The landscape changes from massive granite outcrops to freshwater pools and unbelievably white sandy beaches with views over many islands. Lucky Bay is home to a colony of friendly kangaroos which are often seen soaking up the sun.

It also offers a great camp site and picnic area. With beachside views and tranquil atmosphere, this is camping at its best. There are many excellent bush walking trails through the park which traverse the rugged coast and beaches - enjoy the views and then stop off for a refreshing dip in the ocean.

Rock-climbing is popular at Frenchman's Peak / Mandooboornup and Mount Le Grand.

In spring Cape Le Grand National Park bursts into colour as wildflowers bloom, including groves of banksia. You can reach Cape Le Grand National Park by conventional vehicle in about half an hour from Esperance.

Day tours operate into the park.

Camping in Western Australia's natural areas is a special experience. Selected campgrounds from across the state are now bookable online for a trial period. For more information and to book your camping experience online please view parkstay.dpaw.wa.gov.au

Fees apply for vehicle entry to national parks.

WA Parks Foundation have created a Smartreka map of the Cape Le Grand National Park, allowing visitors to access the map without a network connection. Download the Smarteka map here.

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