Esperance to Port Lincoln Must See's?

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 02:55
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Morning all

Heading East from Esperance to Ceduna/Port Lincoln in June.
Mainly planned so as to take in the coastal sites along the way.

Reading up on all the excellent info on here but also looking for a few tips on tracks or spots that you all recommend are must see's.

Have 2 weeks travel time available.
Travelling in an Iveco Daily 4x4 camper.

Thanks in advance

Bryn
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 10:29

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 10:29
Lucky Bay in Cape LeGrand NP is spectacular..to leave, you may be able to short cut out to the Eyre hwy..with our van, on several visits we have back tracked to Esperance.
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Reply By: Idler Chris - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 11:06

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 11:06
I did most of that trip last year, it was fabulous. Too many great things to mention without writing a book. One I will mention, there is a track below the escarpment going from the Eyre Bird Observatory to Madura, it follows the old telegraph line.
Ron Moon did a similar trip and here is a link to the video he made.
https://www.4x4australia.com.au/explore/1509/great-australian-bight-expedition
This will give you most of the info you are after.
When we did it (Sept) the tides where higher than when Ron did it so we did not do so much on the beach. With your vehicle you should be very wary of seaweed if you are on the beach, you can be on the diffs very quickly even when you are careful.
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Reply By: Member - Kevin S12 - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 16:28

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 16:28
Visit Koonalda Homestead and cave (no entry)...some very interesting history and not a bad spot to camp. Roads a bit rough..just take it easy.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 22:50

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 22:50
The coast east of Esperance to Cape Arid. Then there are two ways the join to track through to Balladonia, one via Mount Ragged and the other from Condingup. This route is likely to be closed if it rains.

Head of Bight. We have never been in whale season (May to October) but that would be a bonus.

Anywhere on the Eyre Peninsula. Follow the west coast around to Port Lincoln.

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Follow Up By: AlanTH - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 09:02

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 09:02
We went up the Mt Ragged track in late Jan this year and it was quite easy. But the Parmango/Balladonia part above where the Ragged track meets it had horrendous corrugations.
Low pressures and lower speed didn't stop me shaking for about 2 weeks. :-))
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Reply By: Member - Odog - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 05:58

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 05:58
G'day Bryn
Make sure you go right to the bottom of Eyre peninsular, place called Memory Cove.. need to book/get a key from national parks.. camp site 2 is the best.. absolute beautiful spot, check it out on google earth... have a great trip.. Odog
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Follow Up By: Member - Odog - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 11:07

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If you like your history, check out Thistle Cove, in Cape Legrand and then Memory Cove is the sad ending.. I recon they should make a movie about Matty Flinders, and his crew...
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Reply By: Outback Epicurean - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 08:52

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 08:52
look out for Murphy's Haystacks between Port Lincoln and Streaky Bay.
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Reply By: wombat100 - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 14:43

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 14:43
A night (or 3) at Venus Bay !!
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