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Unsealed roads and tracks conditions within the Esperance District 2 March 2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service wishes to advice of the following updates regards road conditions and recreations site status.


Wet conditions across the Esperance, adjoin goldfields and Nullarbor areas have begun dry out but  access to Peak Charles National Park, Dundas and Nuytsland Nature Reserves are still  likely to be affected by recent rains in these areas.


Parks and Wildlife advises for those planning to travel to these areas, that they should reconsider travel plans as the access roads and tracks, (Peak Charles, Balladonia, Gora, Israelite Bay, and Telegraph tracks ) are still likely to have wet and impassable sections along these tracks for some time to come.

Other tracks and roads may be closed without notice and conditions are not expected to improve until extended drying conditions ensue.

Parks and Wildlife Servises urges all travel planned for these areas is deferred to avoid real risk of becoming stuck and to avoid inflicting damage on road access network through these areas.

Parks and Wildlife Services urges the public check on road conditions and be mindful of the current conditions and if in doubt check with the Esperance Tourist Bureau, Esperance Shire or Parks and Wildlife Esperance for any updates on road conditions before undertaking any trips on unsealed roads within the area.


Current Situation:


Cape Le Grand National Park

Roads and sites within Cape Le Grand National Park


  • All sealed roads in CLGNP
  • Rossitor Road

Any other unsealed roads and tracks within the national park may be affected by standing water and should be used with caution following recent rains in the area.


Cape Arid National Park/Nuytsland Nature Reserve

Roads and sites within the greater Cape Arid National Park area and adjoining Nuytsland Nature Reserve:


  • Tagon/Thomas River Road including access to Yokinup Beach
  • Thomas River area campsites
  • Dolphin Cove Access
  • Tagon Beach Access
  • Poison Creek Road through to Poison Creek
  • Thomas Fishery Track to Thomas Fishery Camp
  • Seal Creek Beach access
  • Seal Creek Campsite
  • Jorndee Campsites


  • Pasley Track
  • Telegraph Track to Point Malcolm 

The following tracks are likely to have wet and or boggy sections and recommend non-essential travel be deferred until these tracks have dried out further.

  • Fisheries / Israelite Bay Track
  • Point Malcolm Track
  • Gora Track
  • Balladonia Track to Mt Ragged

Esperance Lakes – Woody Lake Nature Reserve

The following are open:

  • Lake Wheatfield access
  • Woody Lake and Lake Windabout access 

Stokes National Park Area

Roads and sites within the greater Stokes National Park area and adjoining Nature Reserves (Lake Shaster, Barkers Inlet, Warrenup – Lake Quallilup Area)


  • Stokes Inlet Road (Benwenerup Campsite and Stokes Inlet Day Use)
  • Skippy Rock      
  • Track Campsite
  • Pincer Point
  • Fanny Cove


  • Young River Track
  • Margaret Cove Track

The following tracks are likely to be impassable and recommend no vehicular access until these tracks have dried out and access has be confirmed and restored:

  • Quallilup Point to Warrenup and associated sites track via Crisps Road
  • Barkers Inlet Track  
  • Sites west of Pincer Point to Munglinup Beach

Additional information

  • Notification type: Notification
Last modified on Friday, 02 March 2018 09:49