Esperance Pink Lake Hillier 4-Day Tour

Luxury Outback Tours Esperance Pink Lake Hillier 4-Day Tour is a nature lovers dream – view sparking white sandy beaches, kangaroos lounging on the shoreline, a life-size replica of Stonehenge, scenic flight over the stunning Pink Lake, as well as Cape Arid, Wave Rock and the heritage town of York. 

  • Double/Twin Rate: $3,979
  • Single Rate: $4,346

Tour Highlights

  • Esperance Bay of Isles and pristine white sandy beaches. 
  • Dazzling pink Lake Hillier and a scenic flight over the spectacular coastline and lake. 
  • Coffee at Lucky Bay with the kangaroos on the beach.
  • Western Australian agriculture regions.
  • Wave Rock.
  • Salt lakes, Lake Grace, Lake King.
  • Stonehenge (an exact replica of the original Stonehenge on the Salisbury Plains in the UK).
  • Cape Le Grand National Park.
  • Cape Arid National Park.

Departure Dates

  • Departure Time: 7:00am
  • Return Time: 6:00pm

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Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

  • Esperance Island View Apartments for three nights

Meals

  • Cooked or continental breakfast daily.
  • Light packed lunches or meals at local cafes and Condingup Tavern.
  • Two course dinners, or al carte. 

Entry fees

  • Entry fees to National Parks.

Other entry fees

  • Scenic flight to Middle Island to see pink Lake Hillier.
  • Esperance Bay of Isle Cruise (seasonal - dependant on min. numbers being met).
  • Tour of Wave Rock.
  • Entry to Stonehenge.

Day 1 - Perth to Esperance

Williams, Lake Grace, Lake King, Esperance

On our first day we follow a series of ancient river beds, which are now salt lakes, into the heart of the wheatbelt of Western Australia (Dumbleyung, Lake Grace, Newdegate and Lake King). After morning tea at the town of Williams we head to Esperance.

At the unusually named Pussy Cat Hill, you will get the opportunity to view a memorial to Donald Campbell who set a new world water speed record when he raced his boat, Bluebird, across Lake Dumbleyung. This made Donald Campbell the fastest man on both land and water. Lake Dumbleyung is the largest natural body of inland water in Western Australia.

We take a short break for lunch at Lake Grace and then continue to Lake King, which is a junction and gate way to the south coast, then head east to Norseman across the Nullabor Plains, north to the Goldfields and west into the wheatbelt region.

Next we will head to Esperance to discover and experience everything that makes this region so amazing. Enjoy walks along the beach, or maybe go for a refreshing swim in the sparkling waters.

Accommodation: Esperance Island View Apartments and the Recherché Archipelago


Day 2 - Esperance to Cape Le Grand National Park

Scenic flight Middle Island to see pink Lake Hillier, Lucky Bay to see Kangaroos on the beach

Enjoy an appetising local produce breakfast before heading out on a scenic flight over Middle Island to view the dazzling pink Lake Hillier. This is one of the region’s best kept secrets and is rapidly becoming a 'must do' experience for nature lovers across the globe.

Lake Hillier is a bright pink lake situated on Middle Island, the largest of the islands that make up the Recherche Archipelago, off the coast of Esperance. From above, the lake appears a solid vivid pink. No-one really knows why the lake is this colour, however scientists have speculated that it is caused by a dye that is created by bacteria living in the salt crusts. The lake is about 600 meters long and surrounded by a rim of white sand, and dense woodland of paperbark and eucalyptus trees. A narrow strip of blazing white sand dunes, covered by vegetation, separates the lake from the blue Southern Ocean.

The incredible scenic flight is 1 hour 15 minutes and follows the stunning coast out to Cape Le Grand National Park, Duke of Orleans and Cape Arid National Park. The plane circles over Lake Hillier for a full 15 minutes to ensure you have ample photo opportunities. This flight is a 'must do' experience whilst in Esperance.

In the afternoon of this second day, we visit Cape Le Grand National Park and Lucky Bay. This beach is famous for its kangaroos which are often seen sunning themselves on the white sandy shoreline. Enjoy a cup of coffee at the Lucky Bean Café which is situated right on the beach. We also stop at Hellfire Bay and WA's very own Stonehenge, an exact sized replica of the famous landmark in England.

Accommodation: Esperance Island View Apartments and the Recherché Archipelago


Day 3 - Esperance to Condingup

Cape Arid National Park, Duke of Orleans Bay, Little Wharton Bay

Today, we drive east of Esperance to go exploring, our first stop is Cape Arid at the edge of the Great Australian Bight. Because of its distance from Esperance and close proximity to the eastern extremities of the Recherche Archipelago, Cape Arid is a highly regarded bird sanctuary noted for its 160 or so species. It is also a flora diversity haven of coastal heath systems, banksia woodland and swamp yate woodland. The Cape also has superb white sandy bays with granite outcrops and you may even get the chance to spot a brush-tailed wallaby or honey possum. Be sure to bring your binoculars and camera.

After lunch at the Condingup Tavern we visit Duke of Orleans Bay and Little Wharton Bay. Wharton Beach offers magnificent coastal scenery, a superb beach of iridescent white sand and crystal blue waters. It is a photographer’s delight!

Accommodation: Esperance Island View Apartments and the Recherché Archipelago


Day 4 - Esperance to Perth

Ravensthorpe, Hyden Wave Rock, York

On our last day, we visit Ravensthorpe; a picturesque agriculture and mining frontier town boasting spectacular local ranges scenery. After this, it's on to the spectacular natural phenomenon that is Wave Rock. Geologists believe the wave like formation was sculpted by weathering, and coloured by mineralisation over 2,700 million years ago. The impressive Wave Rock rises 15 meters above the ground and is 110 metres long, it really does look like a giant wave about to break.

After leaving Hyden and Wave Rock, we tour through the Eastern and Central Wheatbelt regions which are made up of farming communities with cropping, sheep and cattle as the main industries. We finish the Perth to Esperance tour with a visit to the charming historic town of York, which is Western Australia's first in land rural town, developed in 1831. York is an attractive rural town rich in Victorian and Federation buildings.

We arrive back into Perth at approximately 6:00 pm.