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Driving Fremantle - Esperence. Questions

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Driving Fremantle - Esperence. Questions

Hi.

Planning next years trip, thinking of driving Freo - Esperence.

I understand that the drive is 8hours +, if I was to break it up where would be the best place to stay for a night preferabley half way between?

Also, are the roads tarmac on freeway or will I be on dirt tracks etc. Reason I will be asking because I will be lending a hire car.

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1. Re: Driving Fremantle - Esperence. Questions

Asphalt all the way. Highway not freeway.

Q ha been asked many times before. Hyden ( Wave Rock) is halfway. Here is just one old thread but still relevant. If you place your query in the search box you will find many more.

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowTopic-g25…

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2. Re: Driving Fremantle - Esperence. Questions

How many days are you planning for the road trip?

You have been given suggestions in that link provided but here’s some others.

If you have say a week then you could go Fremantle- Albany ( 5 hours)- spend a few days there to explore the lovely south coast of Albany/Denmark/Walpole then to Hopetoun ( 3 hour drive for fabulous Fitzgerald River NP - sealed roads) then Esperance then back to Perth via an I overnight at Hyden.

If you had say 10 days you could add either Margaret River region or Kalgoorlie to that route creating a longer road trip.

Much depends on your interests.

If you only had 5 days then you might just do Esperance but returning the route again via Hyden might be tedious. An alternative for a short visit is fly and hire a car in Esperance.

Look at buying a holiday Park Pass if you intend to visit a lot of National Parks. Parts of the highway from Hyden is relatively narrow sealed road but regularly used.

Edited: 10 February 2018, 07:41
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3. Re: Driving Fremantle - Esperence. Questions

Albany seems favourite.

Cheers

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