Fitzgerald River National Park

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  • Day14

    Bremer Bay

    February 9 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Nach zwei Nächten in der Bremer Bay fahren wir heute weiter Richtung Esperance. So viel konnten wir hier wieder nicht unternehmen, da nun auch Greta Fieber bekommen hat und Carl auch nicht wirklich fit war.
    Die nächsten Tage haben wir viel Zeit, um bis nach Esperance zu kommen. So viel gibt die Strecke nur nicht her. Wir haben erst am 16.2. einen Platz im Cape le Grand Nationalpark bekommen. Hätte man ja auch mal früher buchen können... Naja wir werden die Zeit schon rum bekommen.
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  • Day124

    Bremer Bay

    October 18, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    We left Albany under more grey skies and decided to check out Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve on route to our next stop. It's an easy half hour drive from Albany and has at least 2 idyllic looking beaches that we saw - Little Beach (the somewhat unoriginal name for the smaller of the two beaches!) and Two Peoples Bay Beach. Both had beautiful white sand and clear turquoise water. The rain clouds that had chased us from Albany caught up with us just minutes after we arrived so we snapped a few photos and jumped back in the car to head to Bremer Bay.
    It was a pretty drive through rolling green farmland which reverted back to coastal scrub as we neared the small beachside town. We opted to stay at the caravan park right on the river seeing as it was only one night, however it looked like there were at least 2 other great options available - including one spot about 12km out of town (Tozer's Bush Camp which is apparently a great spot for wildflowers).
    The lady at the caravan park office said the river had just broken through to the sea the day before (usually you can walk across to the wider strip of beach via a sandbank) so we walked down to take a look - sure enough the tannin tainted river water was slowly leaching out into the turquoise waters of the bay - interesting but didn't make it look very inviting!
    We headed up to the lookout and wind turbine which generates 40% of the town's electricity - kids thought it was pretty cool because you could drive up and park right underneath it (although we did note it was shorter than lots of the Karri trees we'd seen recently, at only 46m high!). Bremer Bay itself is a quiet little town with only the bare essentials in terms of shops (wood fired pizza place sounded great but wasn't open while we were there); it's main appeal lies in the nearby estuary, Fitzgerald River NP and opportunity for whale watching at the right time of year. Whale watching from the beach is possible - sometimes they come in as close as 6m off shore! Another spot to add to our "next time" list!
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  • Day17

    Bremer Bay

    January 22 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Wetter nach wie vor regnerisch...

    Nach einem kurzen Besuch am Strand der Bremer Bay beschlossen wir, durch die kargen Ebenen, nach Esperance zu fahren.

  • Day76

    Bremer Bay

    April 18, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 26 °C

    Took a day drive here from Millers Point. Liked it so much we decided to come and stay here after Millers Point. Staying in the caravan park here for 2 nights. Really beautiful place. It's so awesome that you can drive on most of the beaches both in SA and WA. Been so lucky with the weather too although quite cold at night, which I don't mind. Unfortunately too cold to swim.Read more

  • Day12

    Bremer Bay

    February 19, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Left Albany after a nice relaxing 2 days at Rose Garden caravan park.
    Popped into town for some window shopping for Elvira. A lass can never have too much window shopping!
    Parked behind IGA. Walked up and down York st before popping in to Paperbark book shop - one of the best bookshops I have ever seen. One could lose yourself in there for hours.
    Then we found a cafe with devonshire tea - snuck into that quickly.
    Drove to Bremer Bay - about 200kms. South coast highway was quite bumpy in parts, but they are doing roadworks in various places to try and improve things.
    Arrived at Bremer Bay caravan park after lunch. Well organised. We got on to a good easy site and set up quickly.
    The park has a lot of grassed areas. Grey water goes on to the lawns, and they are doing well from it.
    The park has good amenities, and the ablution block is fairly new and well appointed. $34 per night with P&W.
    Took a drive to the nearby beach. The river estuary is very low and dry and a bit smelly. But the beach at John's Cove is great. Nice secluded cove with a platform in the water. And the rest of the beach spreads Eastwards for about 5kms. Amazing sight and the waters looked good on a sunny day. But the wind is constant, and can keep things a bit cool. Easy access to drive on the beach, and the sand near the estuary is firm and easy to drive on. Did not venture further along the beach without a driving buddy along.
    Back at the park to witness the daily ritual of the gathering of the soaks at sundowner time. It was quite incredible - about 4.30pm there is a migration of people from all parts of the park, folding chair on one arm and a glass of wine with some snacks in the other hand. They congregated in the eastern corner of the park, next to somebody's van, and the bulldust session started. Lasted about 90 minutes before they all gradually filtered (staggered) their way back to their burrows. Wonder what David Attenborough would make of it all - I am sure there is a documentary in it.
    That night, the power in our van went out. Tripped control switch. After messaging with Fabs, we managed to trace it back to the electric hot water system having some fault. Will get that fixed in Perth, and in the meantime we can use the gas hot water system where necessary.
    We were staying for 2 nights.
    The next day, we did not do much venturing from the van. Elvira did some washing (the washing machine is a gem). And I got on with some client work for a few hours. Managed to hook into the park's wifi, which was surprisingly good, and helped things a bit.
    Wind came up quite a bit around lunch, so we pulled the awning back in, in case of damage.
    Did a bit of a drive around Bremer later in the afternoon. Ended with a short drive on the beach. Very windy and cool. I don't think it ever stops blowing at Bremer.
    Impressions of Bremer Bay. Very different to what I expected. Town area consists of 1 general store, and hardware shop in their so called commercial area, and a lot of houses spread far and wide. Not sure what everybody does in Bremer, unless they all work at the caravan parks. Because that seems to be the only attraction here - the 2 caravan parks. and they are both nice parks. So, if you are happy to stay at a decent caravan park, and do some fishing or swimming at the beach, and nothing else, then, go to Bremer Bay. otherwise, I would not keep it on your bucket list. Glad to have crossed it off though, despite being a bit disappointed in the area. And remember the 60km drive in and 60 km drive out. Fuel is cheap here, though, so that helps.
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