Take the Esperance and Wave Rock Self Drive and travel to Esperance via one of Australia’s most famous rock formations and spectacular woodlands country.
Day 1: Perth - Hyden
(340 kilometres/4 hours)
Head east from Perth, following the Esperance and Wave Rock Self Drive through picturesque farmland to Corrigin - famous for its Dog-in-a-Ute event and Dog Cemetery. Enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants before taking the short drive to explore Wave Rock and other natural attractions in the area, including Hippo's Yawn and the ancient Indigenous rock art at Mulka's Cave.
Accommodation options: Motel, cottages, caravan park, apartments, B&B.
Day 2: Wave Rock – Norseman
(301 kilometres/5.5 hours)
Continue east, joining the Granite and Woodlands Discovery Trail and view 16 interpretive sites along this excellent unsealed road. See Norseman’s Tin Camels and take in the views of the town from Beacon Hill Lookout.
Accommodation options: Motels, outback pub, caravan park, camping.
Day 3: Norseman – Esperance
(203 kilomtres/2.5 hours)
Explore Norseman and discover its fascinating history before driving the “Salmon Gum Highway” to Esperance.
Accommodation options: Motels, apartments, B&B’s, cottages, caravan parks, backpackers, camping N.P, Woody Island
Day 4: Esperance
Stay in Esperance for a few days, there are six pristine national parks to explore, all within a day’s drive.
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 Wave Rock Self Drive, check out the following useful links.