This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Cervantes. To help you make friends with Cervantes before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Cervantes is a costal town, located about two hundred kilometers north of Perth, just off the infamous Indian Ocean Drive. Nearby attractions include the Pinnacles, which are unusual desert rock formations, a bit like pillars, which are located in the Numbing National Park. The Pinnacles makes for a nice evening trip, as the colours of the rock formations at sunset are beautiful. Other attractions include the saline Lake Thetis, which contains stromatolite formations. Most people only stop in Cervantes for a night, on the way up to Jurien Bay or Shark Bay. It is an ideal location for a overnight stop to break up the long road trip.
As with everywhere in Western Australia, accommodation is not cheap. Even camping fees can add up. There are however a couple of Cervantes hostel and motel options, as well as some campgrounds. If you do choose to camp, don’t camp in national or regional parks in Western Australia, as fines for doing so can be extremely expensive. Accommodation in the Cervantes area is generally quite basic, though Wi-Fi, hot water showers and parking is usually available. Some places also have basic kitchens or barbecues for use. Breakfast isn't generally included in the price, but there are some mini markets, cafes and restaurants around the town.
It's recommended to book your Cervantes hostel or any other accommodation in advance for the best prices, especially if you are traveling during any holiday season -- there aren't many places to which you can drive within a day from Perth, and the places that you can, tend to book up quickly during the holiday seasons.
Written by local enthusiast for Cervantes hostelsKelly Sheldrick