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Cape Le Grand National Park

Wild coastal scenery, rugged granite peaks and sweeping heathlands

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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Unknown
Duration: Unknown
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Overview:  Wild coastal scenery, rugged granite peaks, and sweeping heathlands characterise Cape Le Grand National Park. Popular features in the ... more »

Tips:  There are campgrounds at Lucky Bay and Le Grand Beach. Facilities include septic toilets and showers. Camping fees are:
Adults $9... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Le Grand Beach

This beautiful upspoilt sandy beach features a campground close to the park entrance. Facilities include barbecues, toilets, tables, picnic areas, water and an information bay. It is recommended that you bring a portable gas stove for cooking. Always carry your own drinking water supply. You cannot book campsites: the campground operates on a... More

2. Frenchman Peak

In the south-west corner of the park, massive rock outcrops of granite and gneiss form an impressive chain of peaks including Mount Le Grand (345m), Frenchman Peak (262m) and Mississippi Hill (180m). They are the result of erosion and movements in the Earth’s crust over the past 600 million years. Caves and tunnels found in the peaks are thought... More

3. Hellfire Bay

Despite its forbidding name, this bay is one of the most beautiful in the park and should not be missed. As you descend from the car park, a shady picnic area provides the perfect place to stop and have lunch.

4. Thistle Cove

Look at the vegetation of the coastal heath as you drive in to this attractive bay. The sandplains which cover much of the park support a great variety of wildflowers and wildlife. In areas of deep sand, dense thickets of showy banksia (Banksia speciosa) thrive, growing to three or four metres tall. On gravel outcrops and in areas where the soil... More

5. Lucky Bay

Lucky Bay is famed as having one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. There are some delightful beachwalking, snorkelling and fishing opportunities at Lucky Bay. This is the best place in the park from which to launch boats.

Somewhat incongrously, you can often see kangaroos near and even on the beautiful sandy beach.

The campground... More

6. Rossiter Bay

Rossiter Bay was named by John Eyre when his party, exhausted and suffering from the rigours of crossing the Nullarbor, was relieved to find the ship Mississippi, captained by Rossiter, anchored in the bay in June 1841. Mississippi Hill at Lucky Bay was named after the ship. Eyre's party had been heading for Thistle Cove where Flinders had... More