Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Camping at D'Entrecasteaux National Park

We spent a couple of days camping at the D'Entrecasteaux National Park which is approximately 500kms/310miles or 5 hours drive away.  The park is named after the French Admiral Bruni D'Entrecasteaux who was the first European to sight the area and name Point D'Entrecasteaux in 1792.

Photo Credit goes to my hubby for this great pic!

We stayed at Black Point which is named after the basalt columns from a lava flow that occurred 135 million years ago. In August 2013 we went to the Giant's Causeway in Ireland which also has hexagonal basalt columns. The Black Point ones are eroded by the crashing waves each day where as the Irish ones are higher up and have suffered less erosion. 
It is four wheel drive to get there, and there are no facilities apart from long drop bush toilets - so no internet connection or no phone service either, no showers - just nature and us and about a dozen other hardy souls!!!

The following day we drove to Jasper Beach.....

And to Lake Jasper - which is a freshwater lake....

Then we went to Moore's Hut near Coodamurrup Beach - Moore's Hut was constructed in 1911 using native bush timbers and slavaged oak from the coast. We were all alone there apart from a couple of people camping closer to the beach.  The weather was great, much cooler than Perth which was experiencing 42C/105F+ weather.

Here are some animal tracks...

In the afternoon we set off for Point D'Entrecasteaux at Windy Harbour to see the views from there.

We had to drive through the beautiful Karri Forest.....

Now we are home and I've done 5 loads of washing and cleaned the house so I deserve some art time...


  1. What a fun adventure, I love camping and hope that we can do some next summer. Last year we bought an old fixer upper in the country and spent every spare minute fixing her up. So, I'm looking forward to a few adventures next spring and summer. The photo of Jasper Lake, looks like there is a turtle coming out of the water, only he is the color of the sand. Is it a turtle? Love you photos. One of my favorite things to do is travel the world with my fellow blogging sisters.
    Have a lovely day.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  2. Thanks Connie, yes the turtle is made out of sand!


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