Esperance sits quietly on the shores of Esperance Bay, surrounded on either side by miles of isolated beaches. If its a bit of privacy youre after then you have come to the right place- just hop in your motorhome, drive for a while and find a quiet spot on the beach! You might have to share it with some of the kangaroos that enjoy baking in the sun on the white sands, but they wont disturb you. The beaches here are claimed to be the whitest in Australia, and the contrast of the sand dunes with the bright blue water is quite stunning. There is a drive called the Great Ocean Drive which takes you on a 38 kilometre loop past the best beaches in the region, including West Beach, Chapmans Point and Twilight Beach. If youre a surfer then you really will be in heaven, as some of Australias best waves are along this stretch. Remember though, that this is the Southern Ocean... things can get a little chilly in there!
On this drive you will also be taken past the Pink Lake, which is quite a talking point of the region. It is actually a pink lake, although depending on the weather conditions it can be purple too! The colour is attributed to the high concentrations of salt tolerant algae in the water. The salt here is actually 99.9 per cent pure, and is harvested and transported around the country. Its a peaceful and unique spot to spend some time, and there are camping grounds and other forms of accommodation around if you wish to stay a little longer.
Off the coast of Esperance lies the Recherche Archipelago, the largest group of islands in Southern Australia consisting of 105 islands spread over 270 kilometres. While most of these islands are inaccessible to humans, Woody Island is accessed from Esperance and is a popular wilderness retreat. Its a beautiful spot, with that sun soaked atmosphere typical of tiny island holidays. There are day charters out to the island, or if you want to stay longer then a safari hut set amongst the native plants is your choice of accommodation, complete with views over Shearwater Bay!
There are three National Parks close to Esperance - Cape le Grand, Stokes and cape Arid. While all three are worth a look, Cape le Grand comes as the most recommended. There are two campsites in the park, the best one sits on the shores of Lucky Bay and has solar powered showers! Lucky Bay has the distinction of being voted the 'whitest beach in Australia', so a stay in this campsite is definitely a good idea. If you dont have a four wheel drive campervan then stick to the Western side of the park, which has fully sealed roads. If you do have 4WD, then take the adventurous route and drive up to the cape along the beach. If the season is right you may just see pods of whales surfacing off the coast with their new born young. The Park is only 50 kilometres east of Esperance, so it is very easy to access.
While the town itself is a pleasant place to stay and has all the accommodation options you may want, it is not awe inspiringly beautiful, and is more functional than aesthetically pleasing. It has that country town feel, and the people are extremely friendly, so your stay is going to be very pleasant. What is awe inspiring is the surroundings. The beaches alone are a good reason to visit here, and with other attractions like the Recherche Archipelago and the nearby National Parks to visit, your holiday here wont be a disappointment. You can choose to fly in- its a one and a half hour flight from Perth- or make the drive from another Western Australian Centre. Its 720 kilometres to Perth, and 476 kilometres to Albany. These are long distances, and theres a lot to see in them, so why not make a tour of it and spend some time exploring the coast along the way. Think of Esperance as the cherry on top of the cake... the mouth watering finale to your foray into Western Australia's 'Secret South'!
Underground Bed And Breakfast
Coober Pedy, Australia Bed & Breakfasts
Underground bed and breakfast is a five bedroom four bathroom two kitchens two lounges two outdoor barby living areas ,safe and secure undercover car parking...
Fraser Island Adventure Tours
Mooloolaba, Australia Hotels & Resorts
Fraser Island Adventure Tours is located in Queensland Australia. Our journey departs daily from your accommodation in a specially designed 4WD tour vehicle - crossing by river ferry to the spectacular 40 Mile Beach. Northward bound we follow the see...
Noosa Harbour Resort
Noosa Heads, Australia Hotels & Resorts
For the people who are coming to Noosa for holiday with their friends and family Noosa Harbour Resort is best choice to stay in this fabulous beach side town. You will get here the complete entertainment package which will never let you feel unintere...
Starting at 214 Per Night
White Water Rafting, Franklin River, Tasmania
Abbotsford, Australia Rafting Trips
Rafting the Franklin is one of the worlds great adventures, voted the number 1 destination for rafting world wide by U.S magazine Outside. We offer the highest quality multi-day rafting expeditions on this wild and remote river....
Rates from 2,750 Per Person
Mooloolaba, Australia Bike Tours
Looking for resort accommodation on the Sunshine Coast? Coco Mooloolaba holiday accommodation is the perfect choice for singles, couples and families. Apartments complete with generous balconies and provide facilities like heated pool, heated spa and...
Balloon Aloft Canberra
Canberra, Australia Ballooning
Champagne Hot Air balloon flights over Australia's capital Canberra, 1 hour flights followed by champagne celebration. Optional buffet breakfast at the Hyatt. Accomodation packages, free hotel pickup...
Gold Coast Whale Watching
Gold Coast, Australia Whale Watching
Gold Coast Whale Watching with Whales in Paradise. Experience the best whale watching has to offer on Australia's beautiful Gold Coast. Cruise aboard our luxurious catamaran to whale alley where we secure the best position to get closest whales....
Escorted Self-drive Tours to Outback Australia
Scarborough Beach, Australia Eco Tours
Discover remote and exciting destinations on our award-winning, professionally escorted, nature-based, soft-adventure, self-drive,small group tours through Outback Australia. Most adventures led by Tour Guide of the Year, Jeremy Perks....
Starting at $200 Per Night
Australian Wild Escapes
Sydney, Australia Eco Tours
This fantastic Ecotour begins at your hotel & the historical Rocks area of old Sydney. Heading westwards across the coastal plain we make our way to the Great Dividing Range of Australia. It is here we leave the ‘average’ Blue Mountains tourist b...
249 Per Person
Brewery Tour In Convertible Chevy (price per car)
Melbourne, Australia Wine Tasting
We visit 4 Breweries. These are Buckleys, White Rabbit, Hargreaves Hill and Coldstream and travel at your pace through the Hinterland of Yarra Valley. We stop for Lunch at Hargreaves Hill Brewery. Breweries do NOT OPEN Mon, Tue and Wed....
Specials Now! 550 Per Group
|Link Code |