A Nature Lovers’ Dream
Off the coast of Esperance in Western Australia whales swim right up to paddle boarders—just another day in this lovely remote town on the beautiful Bay of Isles. Framed by aquamarine waters and pristine white beaches, Esperance has an easygoing vibe that doesn’t exist in busier ports—you’re more likely to see a crowd of fur seals here than people.
Trampers—that’s the Aussie term for hikers—will find one of the most breathtaking walks in all of Australia near here, the Cape Le Grand Coastal Trail. Covering nine miles of incredible beaches and turquoise coves, your efforts will be rewarded with unbelievable views.
Mid way, you can rest on Australia’s whitest beach, Lucky Bay. But don’t miss the stunning small islands in the archipelago of the Recherche. Take a tour to Woody Island and wander among seals and sea lions, penguins and dolphins and Cape Barren geese. Once you’re back, try some yabbies (a freshwater crayfish found in Western Australia) and an Aussie craft beer. It’s part of the Esperance experience.
Lucky Bay in Esperance holds claim to the title “Whitest Beach in Australia”, so be sure to pack your shades while exploring these pristine sands. Numerous other beaches offer snorkeling, diving, swimming, surfing, and more.
Explore the Gap and Natural Bridge at Torndirrup National Park, and see how the sea has shaped the landscape. Fitzgerald River National Park is home to unique flora and fauna, in addition to a pink hued lake.
One of Australia’s largest waves isn’t in the ocean—but in the middle of the Outback. Rising 15 meters above the plain, this geological wonder was over 2,700 million years in the making.
Esperance, Australia At a glance