Things to See and Do
Featured Things to See and Do
Distance is calculated point-to-point. If landmarks, waterways or rivers are nearby, the distance may be further by road.
RAC Cervantes Holiday Park is located beachfront in Ronsard Bay and other popular beaches at Thirsty Point and Back Beach are within a short walk of the Park. Swim, build sandcastles, play some beach cricket, meditate, take a stroll or fossick for shells and treasures washed up along any of the beautiful beaches at your doorstep. Only a short drive away, you can experience two of the best beaches in Western Australia with Hangover Bay and Kangaroo Point. Both of these stunning beaches offer picnic facilities, barbecues and toilets to ensure you can spend the day in comfort.
Windsurfing and Kitesurfing
Cervantes is an international windsurfing and kitesurfing hotspot attracting surfers from around the world. The annual ‘Cervantes Speed’ event in November sees competitors vie for the fastest windsurfer on the protected waters of Thirsty Point. The local, national and international windsurfers also match their skills in a marathon event. For a taste of the action sit back and watch a video of Cervantes Speed. With its prime location and absolute beachfront location the RAC Cervantes Holiday Park is the preferred choice for many windsurfers and surfers
Fishing and Boating
Whether you’re looking to entertain the kids or go offshore in search of the prize dhufish or snapper, Cervantes has fishing options for everyone. You can enjoy a range of fishing options from the beach, jetties, groyne or head offshore. If you’re a novice, or an expert, make sure you drop in to the RAC Cervantes Holiday Park for the latest news on what’s biting, where to fish or to reminisce about the one that got away.
Turquoise Way Trail
Whether you walk, jog, cycle, scooter, push a pram or hire a Segway, the Turquoise Way Trail is perfect for all ages. The 14.2 kilometre sealed track stretches along the coast from the Jurien Bay Marina to the Hill River Mouth taking in stunning views of the coast. Breath in the fresh Indian Ocean air as you pass the Jurien Bay Jetty and enjoy a day at the Dobbyn Park foreshore area with its beautiful grassed picnic spots and gazebos, playground, outdoor gym, toilets and playgrounds
The Pinnacles in Nambung National Park
The entrance to the Nambung National Park is a short 2 km drive east of the Cervantes Holiday Park and contains one of Australia’s most fascinating landscapes – The Pinnacles Desert. Out of the shifting yellow sands rise thousands of huge limestone pillars, standing in stark contrast to the surrounding low heathlands typical of the Coral Coast. The Nambung National Park also hosts the outstanding Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre to inform and enlighten visitors on the natural limestone formations but also the abundant natural wildlife and wildflowers within the 17,487 hectare park. Visitors can walk the 1.5 km (45 mins return) Desert View Trail or observe the scenery from the Lookout
Skydive Jurien Bay
World’s most beautiful beach skydive – Tandem skydive at Jurien Bay and land on the beach every time! Less than 20 minutes north of RAC Cervantes Holiday Park, Cervantes and the Pinnacles Desert, the spectacular colours of the Turquoise Coast plus the islands and reefs of the Jurien Bay Marine Park will confirm that this is the world’s most beautiful beach skydive. Skydive Jurien Bay offers dives up to 15,000ft with video and photo packages available on every jump. Collect your video on the same day of the jump and see it online, great for friends and family to keep track of your adventures.
Pinnacle Helicopter Flights
Pinnacle Helicopter Flights offer an exclusive look at one of the world’s most astounding land formations, the Pinnacles. Their top ranking tour includes a flight over the Pinnacles Painted Desert, the Bush Pinnacles and the Turquoise Coast. Experience the excitement of a once in a lifetime view from the Pinnacle Helicopter.
Jurien Bay Marine Park
From the south of Cervantes to Green Head in the north, an incredible variety of marine life can be found in our coastal waters. You may even get the opportunity to interact with seals, sea lions and dolphins. Enjoy swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and fishing or exploring the offshore reefs and islands in the area
Cervantes and the surrounding region is a four-wheel driver’s paradise with a variety of 4×4 tracks and trails for beginners to experienced professionals. Drive along the beach to a secluded fishing or swimming spot; get off-road and travel through rugged terrain and bushland; experience extreme 4-wheel driving in magnificent sand dunes; or explore our local national parks and view local wildlife, birdlife, picturesque scenery and wildflowers off the beaten track
Badgingarra Nature Trail
A short drive from Cervantes, the spectacular and diverse wildflower display along the Badgingarra Nature Trail (a 90 minute walk across rugged terrain), is a sight not to be missed. Ensure you bring your binoculars and camera to capture the kangaroos, wedge-tailed eagles, emus including the extremely rare Badgingarra Mallee at home in the vast bushland. For the avid walker, a 45 minute detour will reward visitors with magnificent views across the National Park at the lookout.
Lake Thetis Stromatolites
Located one kilometre out of Cervantes (off the Hansen Bay Lookout Rd), lies Lake Thetis which contains stromatolites in its waters. It is estimated the lake became isolated from the sea about 4800 years ago when sea levels dropped and coastal dunes formed around it. Lake Thetis is one of only a few places in the world with living marine stromatolites, or ‘Living fossils’. The stromatolites are one of the earliest forms of life to evolve on earth. Samples from these living organisms indicate similarities with fossils from up to 3 billion years ago and are one of the few living organisms to produce oxygen.
Stockyard Gully National Park
Located north-east of Green Head, Stockyard Gully National Park was named after one of the stopping places used by drovers. A feature is the 300 metre Stockyard Tunnel, which follows a winding underground creek bed. Torches are required in the tunnel. The Stockyard Gully Caves provide an ideal day trip and local tours are available. Access available via four-wheel drive only