Recherche Archipelago The 105 islands offer perfect spots for fishing, diving, snorkelling and sailing. This natural treasure is a haven for a variety of wildlife, as well as a playground for holidaymakers. Fishing charters
Showcasing local artwork of all genres. A place to discover the local art scene and check out a selection of local art for sale. Keep an eye out for workshops, especially during school holidays and ask about the Arts & Culture Trail. Cannery Arts Centre A premier exhibition space in central town area and the gallery doubles as an event space for local music scene. You’ll find touring exhibitions, studios, and art and craft shops featuring local works for sale. Keep an eye out for events and workshops at this venue. Mermaid Leather Uncover the unique beauty of Mermaid Leather, where fish skins become luxury items. Learn about the process that transforms fish skins into these unique products and see the final product in the form of purses, jewellery, pens and much more! Cindy Poole Art Visit Cindy Poole’s gallery, working studio and café! The perfect spot for a quiet coffee, stunning glass artworks and handmade souvenirs. relax Esperance Waterfront Grab a coffee and take a leisurely stroll along the foreshore. More than a kilometre of ocean-front by the town centre is beautifully landscaped with walking paths, exercise equipment, public artworks, state of the art playgrounds, BBQ facilities, picnic shelters, beach access and a skate park with the most spectacular views. Museum Park Village Wander through the historical buildings of Museum Village. You’ll find art, craft and design shops and Aboriginal art gallery. Don’t miss the Sunday markets regularly held in the village. Adventureland Park Let the kids blow off some steam in this beautiful open space. Perfect for a picnic, there’s plenty to do with various playgrounds, a duck pond, mini golf, and the mini steam train (October 1 to April 30). Esperance Bird & Animal Park and Café A short drive from town, you’ll find a quiet café to grab a bite to eat before you say hello to a variety of furry and feathery animals. Lucky Bay Brewing Sample some magnificent hand crafted beer at Esperance’s very own micro-brewery. The brewery uses locally produced barley to make the best tasting beers this side of the black stump.
Hidden only 50km from Esperance, Cape le Grand National Park is popular for more than its handy destination. Crystal blue waters and white sand can be found around every bend, with secret bays waiting to be discovered along endless walk trails, it’s a place to spend a day or a week. But what really sets it apart are the furry locals, they’re famous for lounging on the beach and taking selfies with fans. Cape Arid National Park A place for the truly adventurous and bold explorers. You can see ruins of homesteads, buildings and dams constructed by pioneer graziers in the early 1870s, camp under the stars and walk through the magnificent landscapes to your heart’s content. 4WD vehicles recommended. Woody Island A popular wilderness retreat located in the Recherche Archipelago. Take a day trip or stay the night at the camp grounds. Explore the island on foot, taking in the wildlife or take a peek below the surface and follow the snorkelling trail. The Great Ocean Drive Cruise around this 40 kilometre loop and take in a coastal environment that features stunning beaches, rocky headlands, small bays, steep cliffs and hidden ocean pools. A cycle/walk trail winds along the edge, following the coast from The Esplanade all the way to Twilight Cove and back around into town past Pink Lake. Touring the Great Ocean Drive is the best way to find a spot to snorkel, surf, swim or to look for whales (seasonal). Bandy Creek Boat Harbour The hub of the region’s commercial fishing industry and a great place to drop a line, only a short drive from the heart of town. Helms Arboretum Acres of a diverse range of botanical species. Wildflowers are prolific in season, picnic areas and walking trails. You’ll be amazed at what you can find! Ten Mile Beach Wind Farm Located along the Great Ocean Drive you’ll find a wind farm where you can get up close to the giant turbines. An ideal spot to picnic, you can discover the history of our windfarms and a short walk past the windmill will reward you with a stunning vista of the ocean and surrounding windfarm.
and island cruises available. Kepwari Wetland Walk Trail
Wander through the Wind-About Lakes along the 3.6km trail. Discover the birds that call the area home and learn about the importance of the wetlands. For a different perspective explore the lakes from kayak or canoe. Mount Ridley Head north out of Esperance and explore our hinterland. The coast is a distant memory out here but you may encounter ancient Aboriginal cave art that shows a whaling ship in action and also enjoy a surf on our very own ‘Wave Rock’. The climb to the summit is of a medium difficulty and the spectacular views make it very worthwhile! Duke of Orleans Bay East of Cape le Grand National Park you’ll find breathtaking beaches made of snow white sand washed by turquoise blue waters and framed with a backdrop of rugged granite peaks. Wharton Beach in particular is a sight to behold and for those averse to camping there’s also a caravan park. This area is dog friendly. Munglinup Beach & Oldfield Estuary West of Esperance you’ll find Munglinup Beach and the Oldfield Estuary. Picturesque views of the winding inlet and a rugged coastline await. The Estuary offers small boat access for fishing and is a great place for canoeing, or strolling along the walk trail. The Munglinup Beach Holiday Park is not far if you would like a place to stay overnight. Discover … Our History Dempster Homestead Built in 1867 this was the home of Esperance’s most famous pioneer family. It is privately owned but can be viewed from the road at 155 Dempster Street. Esperance Museum As one of Western Australia’s outstanding regional museums, view the world’s largest and most comprehensive displays of Skylab (the first American space station), the Sanko Harvest (the largest diving wreck off the Australian coast) and learn about the agricultural history of the region.
1 Whale Tail sculpture, Esperance Waterfront 2 Visit locals at Lucky Bay 3 Edge of the Bay event
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