Australia has many jewels and Esperance is one of them.
Blessed with over a dozen beaches to choose from and surrounded by turquoise waters, Esperance is a gold mine of natural beauty and wonder.
Located on the Southern Ocean coastline; in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia and approximately 720km south east from Perth, Esperance is a secret slice of heaven for any intrepid traveller.
To be honest, I’d heard so many stories about Esperance; from its white sandy beaches, its crystal blue waters and the friendly local wildlife who love to greet you when you’re in town. And yet, not once had I ever looked up this tidy little town, hidden in the southern tip of Western Australia, to see what all the fuss was about.
In truth, a lot of those stories had in-fact come from my uncle; who’s brother lived and worked there many years ago as an abalone diver. So, I was pretty excited when I went to visit my partner in Kalgoorlie; whilst he was working in the mines, and he suggested we take a driver to Esperance on his rostered week off. And sure enough, as promised, the locals came out and gave us the tour (the beach wallaby’s that is).
We only stayed 2 nights in Esperance, as we decided to take a round trip through Perth, before heading back to Kalgoorlie. So depending on what sort of holiday you are looking for, I do feel 2 nights was plenty. We had ample time to explore the many beaches Esperance had to offer, along with a few scenic drives like: Esperance Bay and Cape Le Grand National Park.
Esperance also boasts a spectacular pink lake, which is rather iconic to the area. However, this only happens in summer, when the algae of the lake turns pink. We were travelling in Autumn – so we missed out this time around.