Hopetoun Entrance Sign Photographer Zahra Shirazee


Holiday makers return each year to enjoy the relaxed pace of Hopetoun, the pristine beaches, the picturesque scenery, the abundance of water activities and of course the easy access to the Fitzgerald River National Park. Great accommodation, bakery, cafes, shops and town facilities are just a stroll to Hopetoun’s endless unspoiled beaches.

The Hopetoun foreshore and Groyne is located off the main street of town.  Find shelters, toilet facilities and grassed areas suitable for picnics and BBQs whilst enjoying a swim at the bay.  Later watch the sun setting over the ocean and East Mt Barren.

The Hopetoun Groyne is the present breakwater which replaced the old jetty. Here holiday makers and locals alike launch their boats or fish off of the jetty and rocks while children play on the pontoon (available during summer) in the bay, paddle boarders’ cruise the coastline, and kite surfers enjoy the break.  Surf is around, with a bit of swell, you're bound to get your board wet and pick up some good waves.

Jim McCulloch Park

McCulloch Park is situated on the amazing foreshore in town on Veal Street, Hopetoun.  It boasts a large bouncy cushion and various newly erected nature play equipment, a fenced off playground for the younger ones and a historic train station for the history buffs.

McCulloch Park Aerial Photographer Paul Welch

McCulloch Park courtesy of Paul Welch, All Colours Photography

Town Centre

The Port Hotel (Built 1907) is situated adjacent to the Southern Ocean & McCulloch Park.  Further up the street is a Chemist, General Store and Post Office, IGA grocery store (open 7 days),  cafe's, bakery, real estate agencies, hairdresser and the local community centre where visitors can drop in to pick up information from the self-service information hub.  Wavecrest Bar and Bistro is located just a few kilometres inland from town.

Southern Ocean Road

Follow the Southern Ocean Road which is part way sealed (up to 12 Mile Beach) to access more quiet beaches, fishing spots, quiet pools and several coastal lookouts.  Access to Masons Bay & Starvation Bay campgrounds is available if you continue on the unsealed section of Southern Ocean Road.

YES - We are an RV Friendly town!

We are an RV Friendly town, with a designated area along The Esplanade providing sites for FULLY self-contained vehicles (* in accordance with CMCA guidelines) for up to 48 hours. Please park within the designated area provided. Potable water is available at the Hopetoun Groyne and the dump point is located opposite Wavecrest Tourist Park at Senna Road.

Hopetoun Foreshore, Photographer Dene Bingham

Camping: Mason Bay, Starvation Bay and Hamersley Inlet Campgrounds

There are a number of camping options available close to Hopetoun town centre.

Camping is available at Mason Bay & Starvation Bay approximately 10kms apart, with beachfront campsites, long-drop toilet facilities and are pet-friendly (dogs must be kept on leads). Both campsites are very sheltered and have boat launching area's. Swimming lessons are also very popular during the summer school holidays at Starvation Bay and stays at both campground can be in high demand during the Christmas and New Year period.  

Camp fees are very reasonable with each campsite at $19 per night and you must pre-book your campsite via the Shire of Ravensthorpe's online booking system (SpacetoCo) PRIOR to arriving at any of the campgrounds.  There is limited mobile data coverage at the campgrounds and to avoid the disappointment and inconvenience of travelling some distance to find a signal, please book ahead. To make a booking or to find out more visit Campground Bookings for the latest information. Please bring your own drinking water and firewood.

Starvation Bay, Photographer Dene Bingham

Munglinup Beach

Continuing east along Springdale Road past Lake Shaster, is access to the beautiful Munglinup Beach with headlands, a reef, Munglinup Reef Campground (managed by the Shire of Esperance) and the Oldfield River Estuary, perfect for exploring with your kayak or canoe and a great location for bird watching. Just a short distance away on South Coast Highway (which you can access via the sealed Fuss Road) is the Munglinup Roadhouse where you can refuel or stock up on supplies. 

Fitzgerald River National Park

Heading west from Hopetoun you will have direct year round access to the Fitzgerald River National Park via Hamersley Drive (Sealed Road). For more information click here.

Accessibility of Roads

Please check the Fitzgerald Biosphere Coast or the Shire of Ravensthorpe Facebook pages to check the accessibility of local roads or Main Roads Travel Map.

Enjoy your stay within the Fitzgerald Biosphere Coast and we hope you make some wonderful memories!