An early start this morning and we set off as anticipated, heading into the Fitzgerald River NP to explore some of the park’s unsurfaced routes.
Unfortunately it seems that most of the tracks have been closed for regeneration after the 2008 bush fires. As a result we didn’t drive all the tracks we’d intended to but did get a chance to see some of the park and there were a few sections that gave the suspension a workout. Some of the views were quite stunning and probably would have been even better if not for the low cloud !
After leaving the Fitzgerald River.NP we had to decide where we wanted to head to and after some discussion and consulting WikiCamps again we opted for the “Eco Tourist Park” at Quinninup which sounded more like our kind of camp site for a bit of refresher.
We headed North West then cut south through the Stirling Ranges NP before heading into Mount Barker to refuel and see if we could get a month long National Parks permit – no luck with the permit.
Then we just had the long drag west to the camp site. As soon as we arrived we knew this was going to be a much better spot for a 2 night break. Grass pitches, lots of space, kangaroos all over the site and a resident emu. With a pub/tavern within easy walking distance, excellent showers, a laundry, pizza oven and Telstra reception… What more could we ask for (also the cheapest paid site we’ve stopped at in WA so far) 🙂
Update 28th March
Following a night’s stay here we’ve decided to book for a third night. We spent today chilling out and catching up with a few chores. I modified the cigar lighter in the dashboard so it runs off the aux battery and is permanently live so we can charge phones etc… “downstairs” too. Very hot today but should be cooler tomorrow so we’ll go walking.