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Hopetoun - Cities, Towns and Localities
With Bremer Bay to the west and Esperance to the east, the picturesque town of Hopetoun is located on the coastline looking out to the Southern Ocean. This popular waterfront holiday destination is part of the scenic Fitzgerald Coast, and is the main eastern gateway to the Fitzgerald River National Park, just under 10 km from the eastern entrance to the park.

Being on the edge of the Fitzgerald River National Park, visitors to Hopetoun are offered an unique opportunity to experience the spectacular beauty of nature, with an extremely diverse flora and fauna. This is one of Australia's largest National Park, and an UNESCO recognized Biosphere Reserve encompassing an extremely diverse flora and fauna of over 1,800 species of plants, myriad number of lichens, mosses and fungi, and abundant wildlife. The diverse flora include sixty-two plant species found only in the Fitzgerald River National Park, with a further 48 species more or less confined to the park.1
 

The park features beautiful scenic drives and lookouts, accessible by two wheel drive roads and four wheel drive tracks. Offering a host of activities including swimming, surfing, fishing, bush walking and camping. Culham Inlet, Phillip and Oldfield River estuaries, are popular fishing spots, whilst Munglinup Beach is also a popular spot for swimming and fishing.

Check out our listing of Hopetoun accommodation and Fitzgerald Coast accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Hopetoun Welcome Information Bay
Stop at the welcome information bay as you enter Hopetoun to learn about the Hopetoun area and the Fitzgerald River National Park.

Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun Visitors Centre and Museum

 

MSN Map of Bremer Bay, Western Australia
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Hopetoun Attractions

Point Ann and Four Mile Beach
• Located within the Fitzgerald River National Park, Point Ann and Four Mile Beach are popular spots for whale watching during the winter months. Point Ann is one of two places (the other is Head of the Bight) where Southern Right Whales come to calve during their winter migration. There is a whale watching platform from which you can observe the whales out at sea. You may also spot fur seals here.
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Hopetoun Distance

Distance to Hopetoun
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Hopetoun:
  Km
• Albany 342
• Bremer Bay 283
• Denmark 389
• Esperance 217
• Fremantle 602
  Km
• Jerramungup 163
• Margaret River 622
• Perth 603
• Ravensthorpe 50
• Walpole 455
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.
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Hopetoun Other Links

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Source:
1 Fitzgerald River National Park (2009, August 06). Department of Environment and Conservation. Park Finder. Retrieved (August 06, 2009, from www.dec.wa.gov.au/hotproperty/property/national-parks/fitzgerald-river-national-park.html
 
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