Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Bremer Bay, WA

Located on the southern coast, seven hours’ drive south east of Perth and 180 kilometres east of Albany, is the town of Bremer Bay.

bremer bay

The town is rapidly becoming a popular fishing and holiday town. Bremer Bay offers spectacular beaches with a variety of activities including fishing, whale watching from July to November, swimming, surfing, museums and much more.

The town was named by Surveyor General John Septimus Roe in honour of Sir James Gordon Bremer, Captain of the Tamar, which sailed into Bremer in 1848. Bremer Bay is located at the mouth of the Bremer River, on the Wellstead Estuary, named after the first settler of the area, John Wellstead.

Hotel and caravan park accommodation is available.

A rare find

Surrounding the inlets of the Gairdner, Fitzgerald and Hamersley Rivers, between Bremer Bay and Hopetoun on the south coast of Western Australia, lies one of the most diverse botanical regions in the world.
More than 1800 beautiful and bizarre species of flowering plant, as well as myriad lichens, mosses and fungi, have been recorded in Fitzgerald River National Park. This represents nearly 20 per cent of the total number of plant species in Western Australia, in an area that covers only a tiny fraction of the state.
In all, 62 plant species are found only in Fitzgerald River National Park, with a further 48 species are found almost nowhere else.
The sheer diversity of plants is made all the more striking by the array of impressive flowers, unusual forms and bizarre leaf shapes. Among them woolly banksias, which have football-sized flowers, and feather flowers, which provide brilliant splashes of white, pink, yellow and mauve.
While the peak flowering time is August to November, a minor peak occurs again in autumn, and intermittent flowers throughout the year provide a constant floral display and a food supply for feathered honeyeaters, as well as possums.
The tremendous variety of vegetation provides a haven for native animals and birds. It is home to at least 19 mammals, including the dibbler, a small marsupial with distinctive white eye rings, which was thought to be extinct until 1967.
Other rare animals include the heath rat, and the woylie and tammar wallaby. One of the rarest birds is the ground parrot, which nests on the ground and spends most of its time walking around quietly, foraging for seeds and fruits.
As well as being the repository of numerous rare plants and animals, Fitzgerald National Park is also one of the last great wilderness areas of the south.

bremer bay

There she blows

Situated on the southern coast and the Bremer River, Bremer Bay offers spectacular beaches and a variety of activities including fishing, whale watching, swimming, surfing, museums and much more.

bremer bay

The bay itself is a wide expanse of crystal clear, azure blue water, edged by a long stretch of striking white sand. The main beach is only 10 minutes walk from the town, and is popular for swimming and fishing.
From approximately July to November each year, southern right whales calve in the calm waters of the area’s numerous sheltered bays. There’s a whale watching platform at Point Anne, from where you can also see humpback whales in the distance, as well as dolphins and seals.
Bremer Bay also acts as an access point to the Fitzgerald National Park for two-wheel drive vehicles.

Nearest Airport: Albany

Where to stay?


  • Caravan and Camping
  • Farm/Station
  • Rural/Country
  • Relaxation

Popular Activities

  • Fishing
  • Wildlife
  • Beach

About Bremer Bay

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • Bremer Bay Postcode: 6338
  • State: Western Australia
  • Region: Esperance & the Golden Outback
  • Latitude: -34.39239
  • Longitude: 119.38082
  • Elevation: 10m
  • Population: 373
  • Median Income: $35984
  • Area (Sq/km): 613.662
  • Timezone: Australia/Perth

Accommodation In Bremer Bay

Discover some of the accommodation in and around Bremer Bay

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


Glasshouse Mountains

The Glasshouse Mountains in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast are actually the cores of 20 million year old volcanoes. The sides of the volcanoes have eroded away leaving only the hardened rock spiremountain cores we see today. Learn more about this awe-inspiring landscape.

Glasshouse Mountains