Nestled away in the far South of WA is the Shire of Esperance. The drive itself will take a marathon 6-7 hours but the rewards that await you upon arrival are well worth it. Grab the family, bring your mates and see what you can discover on your next road trip down South.
Explore WA: Cape Le Grand National Park
Some of the nations most breathtaking costal scenery can be found at Cape Le Grand National Park. The site features bountiful native flora and fauna, hiking trails, crystal clear beaches as well as a diverse range of granite and gneiss mountains (including Frenchman’s Peak which promises views to die for from its 262m high summit). Should you not want to leave this little slice of paradise several campsites are available including kitchen facilities, gas BBQ’s, picnic tables, toilets and water facilities. For more info see: https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/cape-le-grand#_=_
Explore WA: Esperance Museum
The Esperance Museum is a must visit destination as it showcases the small town’s proud history of maritime and agriculture. Visitors can see old farming materials, boats, an old steam train and other similar artefacts. However there is one exhibit here that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Few people know that in 1979 the Skylab Space Station crash landed in Esperance following an international media event. More amazing than that, what’s left of the doomed vessel is now on display for all to see. Make time for this one as it’s an attraction that is quite literally out of this world! For more info see: Esperance Museum
Explore WA: Twilight Beach
No trip to Esperance would be complete without a visit to Twilight Beach. This location has long been a favourite of tourists owing in large part to the unblemished beaches, calm seas and water that is the purest shade of aqua. Families with young children will also be happy to know that Surf Lifesaving Australia ranks it as the safest swimming beach in the Esperance area making it an ideal place to while away a lazy summers day. For more info see: https://beachsafe.org.au/beach/wa0156
Explore WA: Esperance Stonehenge
Have you ever wanted to see Stonehenge but have struggled to free up the time and finances to do so? Esperance’s latest tourist attraction breathes new life to this wonder of the ancient world. Built in 2011 by local couple Kim and Jillian Beale on their farmland and cut from 137 locally cut pink granite rocks, the scale replica is an interpretation of how its English counterpart may have looked when new. For $10 a head it’s hard to go past this quirky spectacle. For more info see: http://esperancestonehenge.com.au/
Explore WA: Rotary Walk Trail
Not too far from Twilight Beach will you find the Rotary Walk Trail. The leisurely walking track lets you soak up the rich ecosystem that Esperance has to offer. Better yet, the track leads to Rotary Lookout, a platform that gives you spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding area including beaches, farmland and the mesmerising Pink Lake. A trip here never fails to offer views sure to take your breath away.
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