GROUNDED | Esperance Hiking Festival

20-22 September 2024

Explore the natural wonders of Esperance at the inaugural Esperance Hiking Festival. This three-day festival in September shines a spotlight on Esperance’s hiking trails, inviting you to explore the diverse tracks that wind through the captivating landscapes of Cape Le Grand National Park.

Delve into adventure with five carefully crafted guided hikes, designed for beginners to seasoned hikers. Whether you seek a leisurely stroll or a challenging trek, our trails promise an unforgettable journey through Esperance’s scenic beauty.

Find Your Element

This unique festival offers five specially curated hiking tours, each dedicated to one of the classical elements: Water, Fire, Space, Earth, and Air. Each journey is designed to immerse you in the profound beauty and elemental forces of Esperance, creating a perfect fusion of adventure and introspection.

Developed in partnership by regional tourism organisation Australia’s Golden Outback and The Hike Collective, with funding support from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries through the WA Hiking Participation Grant Program, the GROUNDED | Esperance Hiking festival 2024 represents a collaborative effort to inspire visitors and locals to explore the region’s trails.

Dine Amongst the Olives

Dine at the one-off event Grove to Table: a Culinary Journey, a uniquely West Australian dining experience nestled amongst an olive grove. This event will be available on Friday 20 and Saturday 21st September. Heyscape will be partnering with Fervor, renowned for a generous approach to their roving dining experience, world-class cuisine and love and respect for native ingredients. Perth jazz singer Catherine Summers and her band will also be joining us, guaranteeing a fabulous night of music under the stars.

Ticket includes:

  • Canapes and welcome drink on arrival
  • Six-course degustation with free-flowing paired wine
  • Live entertainment by Catherine Summers and trio
  • A look inside a premium Heyscape tiny cabin – which happens to be the closest accommodation to Cape Le Grand
  • Bus ticket from Esperance town to Yirri Grove
  • A truly unique outdoor dining experience in the olive farm at Yirri Grove
  • The chance to win door prizes from Heyscape

You can book here

  • magriffith66203 Jan 2023
    5 star rating

    The New Years Eve hike and guided meditation session was exactly the right way to end the year. Such an amazing experience. Kate thought of everything and we enjoyed every... read more

    Rayleen201328 Jan 2023
    5 star rating

    Great hike around John Forrest National park. The tour guide was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the trails and local history. Awesome group of solo hikers!

    Julie14 Jan 2023
    5 star rating

    Amazing Mundaring Weir Sunset Hike for New Year's Eve.Sunset, wildflowers, grazing table and meditation. Thank you Kate,John and Maxine. Perfect finish for the end of the year.

Acknowledgement Of Country

The Hike Collective acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation. We acknowledge that this land on which we tread, whilst beautiful and admired by us, has even deeper layers of significance for its Traditional Owners:We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present. The Hike Collective is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.


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