South Coast Highway

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South Coast Highway
Western Australia
Map of south-west Western Australia with South Coast Highway highlighted in red
General information
Type Highway
Length 592 km (368 mi)
Route number(s) National Route 1
Major junctions
West end South Western Highway (National Route 1), Walpole
  • Albany Highway (State Route 30)
  • Newdegate–Ravensthorpe Road (State Route 40)
  • Hopetoun-Ravensthorpe Road
East end Coolgardie-Esperance Highway (National Route 1), Esperance
Major settlements Albany, Manypeaks, Jerramungup, Ravensthorpe
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in Western Australia

South Coast Highway is a Western Australian highway. It is a part of the Highway 1 network.[1]

With a length of 592 kilometres (368 mi), it runs from Esperance to Walpole roughly in parallel to Western Australia's south coast. Even then the journey is pretty much inland.

Approximately 40 kilometres from Ravensthorpe lies the Fitzgerald River National Park with beaches, coastal and mountain walking trails and wildflowers. There are three more national parks with abundant wildlife along the journey to Walpole. Albany is a former whaling town and is rich in history.

Beyond Walpole, Highway 1 continues as South Western Highway to Perth. Beyond Esperance, Highway 1 continues as Coolgardie–Esperance Highway to Norseman.



  1. ^ Distance book (12 ed.). Main Roads Western Australia. 2012. pp. 4–5. ISBN 0 7309 7657 2. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 

See also[edit]

Australian Roads portal

External links[edit]

South Coast Highway travel guide from Wikivoyage