Lake King

Population 219

This small rural town lies on the fringe of sheep- and grain-farming country. With a tavern and several stores, Lake King is a stopping place for visitors travelling across the arid country around Frank Hann National Park to Norseman (adequate preparations must be made as there are no stops en route). Outstanding wildflowers in late spring include rare and endangered species.

Visitor Information

Lake's Breaks, Church Ave; (08) 9874 4007

Nearby national parks

  • Fitzgerald River National Park

    Lying between Bremer Bay and Hopetoun on the south coast of Western Australia, Fitzgerald River National Park is renowned as one of the most...more

  • Stokes National Park

    This national park, an hour’s drive west of Esperance on Western Australia’s southern coast, protects Stokes Inlet and its...more

  • Stirling Range National Park

    Surrounded by a flat, sandy plain, the Stirling Range rises abruptly to over 1000 metres, its jagged peaks sometimes veiled in swirling...more

Nearby towns

  • Ravensthorpe

    Ravensthorpe is encircled by the Ravensthorpe Range. This unspoiled bushland is home to many plants unique to the area such as the Qualup...more

  • Hyden

    The small wheat-belt town of Hyden is synonymous with its famous nearby attraction, Wave Rock, originally known as Hyde's Rock in honour of...more

  • Lake Grace

    The area around Lake Grace is a major grain-growing region for the state, producing wheat, canola, oats, barley, lupins and legumes. Sandy...more

In Town

Self-guided walks: signposted walk trails; maps from visitor centre.


Lake King and Causeway: 9 km road across the salt lake studded with native scrub and wildflowers. Lookout at eastern end; 5 km W.

Pallarup Reserve: pioneer well and lake with abundant wildflowers in season; 15 km S.

Mt Madden: cairn and lookout with picnic area that forms part of the Roe Heritage Trail; 25 km SE.

Frank Hann National Park: good example of inland sand plain heath flora with seasonal wildflowers. The rabbit-proof fence forms a boundary to the park. Access is subject to weather conditions; 32 km E.

Roe Heritage Drive Trail: begins south of Lake King and covers natural reserves and historic sites. It offers panoramic views from the Roe Hill lookout and retraces part of J. S. Roe's explorations in 1848; map available at visitor centre.

Cafes & restaurants around town

Lake King Tavern Motel

Close to the attractions of Lake Grace, the township of Lake King’s rammed-earth tavern is popular with those passing through on their way from Frank Hann National Park to Norseman.... Find out more

Campsites around town

Lake King Caravan Park

Lake King is a crossroads centre with a tavern and several stores, 70 km north-west of Ravensthorpe. The caravan park offers basic facilities to visitors travelling across this arid country. For those with a little time... Find out more

Shire Reserve camping area 99 km

Shire Reserve camping area is within Fitzgerald River National Park on Hamersley Inlet Rd, off Hamersley Dr, 26 km west of Hopetoun. This secluded area has basic facilities and shady campsites on the water’s edge,... Find out more

Hamersley Inlet camping area 99 km

Hamersley Inlet camping area on the east side of Fitzgerald River National Park is on Hamersley Inlet Rd off Hamersley Dr, 23 km west of Hopetoun. With basic facilities in a coastal environment, it is popular with... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Lake King Caravan Park

Situated five and half hours east of Perth in the heart of the Golden Outback, the rustic Lake King Caravan Park has basic amenities including powered and unpowered sites, on-site caravans, camp kitchen and barbecue... Find out more

Lake King Tavern & Motel

Housed in a rammed-earth building with cathedral ceilings, the Lake King Tavern & Motel is popular among with the locals for its pub fare (which changes daily), open fire and friendly atmosphere. The accommodation is... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Meridian rest area 61 km

110km NE of Jerramungup (R) or 4km W of Ravensthorpe (L)

Large area just off the highway among some trees. Limited shade.

Ravensthorpe East rest area 66 km

6km E of Ravensthorpe (R) or 182km W of Esperance (L)

Just off the highway among some trees.

Fitzgerald River rest area 92 km

34km NE of Jerramungup (L) or 80km SW of Ravensthorpe (R)

Just off the highway among some trees.

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