For the Francois Peron National Park is a 4WD vehicle absolutely helpful, because otherwise you can drive only a few meters in the park. This is what you get to see without a 4WD: A former farm and, the highlight, the hot tub with water of around 40° C to chill in a bit
The water is natural, but the tub is artificial and has been left unchanged since farm times. Accordingly, she got a bit old and rusted. Nothing exciting. The hot tub is on a very manicured, green lawn – a rarity in these latitudes. There are also 2 barbecues.
In short, the Francois Peron Park is nothing unusual for normal driving, but you can spend a relaxing day under the sun in the warm water with barbecue here.
Admission for Francois Peron is $13 per vehicle – just like in any National Park of Western Australia. The price might be okay if you explore the park with your 4WD, but it’s kinda expensive if you are driving a normal car. Payment is made via a collection box. We have been there with a few fellow Belgium backpackers who did not pay the entrance fee and basically just had a BBQ there. Chances to be caught are very low if you are just staying for a few hours. If you are caught anyway, you only get a warning and you can still pay the entrance fee afterwards. In the worst case scenario, you will be sent a penalty to your address.
Francois Peron National Park WA, Australia-25.839432113.55625