Esperance camping and boating trip

Submitted: Monday, Jan 07, 2013 at 21:31
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Hi all ,we are organising our first trip down to the Esperance area and were looking for a bit of advice on quiet campsites in the area.There will be 2 4x4's both towing 15 ft boats .Any info will be greatly appreaceated .We will be traveling at easter time.
Manythanks and a happy new year to all .
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Jan 07, 2013 at 21:53

Monday, Jan 07, 2013 at 21:53
Sorry i cant help you with campsites but i can tell that Esperance has the most beautiful coastline you will find. I havent been there for many years but remember it well and is a great place to stay and explore! Michael.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Monday, Jan 07, 2013 at 22:31

Monday, Jan 07, 2013 at 22:31
You will be lucky to find anything quiet at Easter time. Are you looking at serviced caravan parks or just campgrounds?

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Follow Up By: disco driver - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 11:40

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 11:40
Dead Right, MH,
Esperance at Easter is a bit like the MCG on the AFL Grand Final day but so are most of the coastal towns in the South West at that time.

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Follow Up By: jason s6 - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 13:47

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 13:47
Thanks for your replys ,we were looking for your average campgrounds or bush camps as we carry all our own gear. We normally go north to Shark bay ,coral bay area at this time but fancied a change .We were going to leave perth easter monday hoping most of the easter traffic would be going home but are flexable on this,
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 13:54

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 13:54
Jason you could investigate the Shire 4wd access campgrounds along the coastline. If you email me i can send you a flyer on these campgrounds.

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Reply By: MKO - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 12:26

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 12:26
If it was me I would be trying to book into the Duke caravan park. (08) 9075-0033

About 75km east of Esperance, due south of Condinup.

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Reply By: member - mazcan - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 14:26

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 14:26
hi
as school term 1 doesnt end until 19 april and your not going until easter monday imho you have a very good chance of getting in but you will still need to book early
i know you have your own 15ft boats but a good day trip is a trip out to woody island on mckensies cruise catarmarang great days outing around several islands 15ft not big enough imho but every man to his own size bathtub ??
several camp sites east of esperance and glorius beaches /fishing and swimming 4wdriving
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Reply By: Member - bbbl - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 18:48

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 18:48
Try Lucky Bay campground out east of Esperance in Cape Le Grand National Park. Its a gorgeous campsite, very well equiped with under cover camp kitchens but may need to book early? Launching a 15' foot boat straight off the Lucky Bay beach is straight forward if you have a 4WD otherwise I believe there used to be a tractor there (but don't quote me on that!). If you have 4WD any of the little coves along that southern coastline all the way out to Cape Arid are magic.
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Follow Up By: DiscoTourer - Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013 at 14:51

Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013 at 14:51
Similar scenario for Dunn Rocks the second next beach east of Lucky Bay. Plenty of camping but not as nice as Lucky Bay....but no bookig required and always enough space.
Beach launch easy, and if no fish, sand dunes to have a play on.
Brett.....
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Reply By: HerGU - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 19:02

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 19:02
If you are confident with your sand drving skills with a boat you can try Membinup Bay which is 1 camp east of the Duke of Orlean if you want to free camp. Plenty of people take boats there but be aware of the sea grass as it is deceiving and can hide rocks and holes very well. It can be a bit soft there too sometimes but is a realively short distance from the dunes to the beach but it will be jam packed with other people.

We have mates who have also taken boats/ jet ski's to Quagi Beach and some of the others west of esperance but i have not been there personally sorry.

Best of luck and have fun. If you get in early just before the public holiday rush you should be right, but i dont like your chances if after friday night.
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Reply By: jason s6 - Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 11:59

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 11:59
Thanks for all your replys,looks like we will just go and have a good look around.Looking forward to the trip ,it sounds like a beautiful part of oz .Any more info would be great ,thanks again
Jason
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